Special Interest Groups

Anaesthesia Continuing Education (ACE) is a partnership between ANZCA, the Australian Society of Anaesthetists and the New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists.

ACE was established to promote and co-ordinate combined continuing medical education activities in anaesthesia and related disciplines.

It manages 17 Special Interest Groups (SIGs) that allow anaesthetists and others to study, report and develop educational events in specific areas of anaesthesia in which they have an interest or skills. 

Acute Pain SIG

The Acute Pain SIG is one of 17 SIGs jointly managed by ANZCA, the Australian Society of Anaesthetists (ASA), and the New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists (NZSA) through the Anaesthesia Continuing Education (ACE) partnership.

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Airway Management SIG

The main objective of the Airway Management SIG is the promotion of science, education, exchange and distribution of ideas between anaesthetists with a particular interest and involvement in airway management.

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Anaesthesia and Critical Care in Unusual and Transport Environments (ACCUTE) SIG

The executive of the ACCUTE SIG maintains ongoing internal communication, usually utilising electronic mediums and personal meetings at ACE events, to discuss matters related to the group's area of interest.

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Cardiac Thoracic Vascular and Perfusion (CTVP) SIG

The CTVP SIG promotes excellence in education, research, and leadership in the field through the collaborative efforts of our members. We welcome all as members, who share a dedication to advancing our discipline.

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Communication in Anaesthesia SIG

​The Communication in Anaesthesia SIG plans to develop workshops and resources and provide guidance to help improve anaesthetists’ skills in all communication related aspects of their work.

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Day Care Anaesthesia SIG

The Day Care Anaesthesia SIG aims to promote science and education through the exchange of ideas between anaesthetists with a particular interest and involvement in day care anaesthesia and the interaction with other individuals / groups, who share an interest in day care anaesthesia.

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Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine (DHM) SIG

The DHM SIG promotes an interest in both Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine (DHM) promoting the ANZCA Diploma in Advanced Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine as well as educational meetings and information about all things related to Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine.

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History of Anaesthesia SIG

As its name suggests, the History of Anaesthesia SIG is primarily concerned with researching and presenting the history of anaesthesia.

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Leadership and Management SIG

The Leadership and Management SIG aims to promote science and education by the exchange of ideas between anaesthetists with a particular interest, involvement and interaction with other individuals and groups who share an interest in leadership and management.

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Medical Education SIG

The Medical Education SIG was formed in 1999 by ANZCA fellows who wanted to further the interest of many of our fellows in medical education.

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Neuroanaesthesia SIG

The Neuroanaesthesia SIG exists to foster interest in matters relating to the perioperative care and anaesthesia of patients with intracranial and spinal pathology. This includes the application of basic and translational science relevant to clinical anaesthesia.

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Obstetric Anaesthesia SIG

The Obstetric Anaesthesia SIG is one of 17 SIGs jointly managed by ANZCA, the Australian Society of Anaesthetists (ASA), and the New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists (NZSA) through the Anaesthesia Continuing Education (ACE) partnership.

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Perioperative Medicine SIG

The Perioperative Medicine SIG has three aims: Improving patient safety and outcomes; collaborating and sharing knowledge with other specialist groups; and developing perioperative medicine with various craft groups.

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Regional Anaesthesia SIG

The major objective of the Regional Anaesthesia SIG is the promotion of science and education through the exchange of ideas between anaesthetists and other individuals/groups that share an interest in regional anaesthesia.

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Rural SIG

The Rural SIG is one of 17 SIGs jointly managed by ANZCA, the Australian Society of Anaesthetists (ASA), and the New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists (NZSA) through the Anaesthesia Continuing Education (ACE) partnership.

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Trauma SIG

The Trauma SIG exists to co-ordinate resources, provide education and deliver updates to anaesthetists who care for trauma patients as part of their regular clinical work, those who are occasionally required to deal with severe trauma, and those who have a developing interest in working in trauma...

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Wellbeing SIG

The aim of the Wellbeing SIG is to promote the personal and psychological wellbeing and to heighten awareness of wellbeing issues in anaesthetists and pain medicine specialists. The group is an informative, educative and referral group; it has no therapeutic role.

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Apply to join a SIG

Joining a SIG is the perfect way to meet like-minded people; exchange ideas; and shape the future of your sub-speciality or area of interest.

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Upcoming ACE events

From multi-day special interest group conferences to evening lectures at the local pub, there's an ACE event for everyone.
20 October 2022 | Te Papa, Wellington, NZ

Please join us for the 2022 Neuroanaesthesia SIG meeting to be held on Thursday October 20 at Te...

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26 November 2022 | University of Sydney

Please join us on Saturday 26 November at the University of Sydney for the 2022 NSW ACE Anatomy...

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12 November 2022 - 13 November 2022 | Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific

Please join us for the 2022 NSW ACE Spring Meeting to be held on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13...

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24 November 2022 - 26 November 2022 | Noosa

The Perioperative Medicine SIG meeting will take place from 24-26 November at Peppers Noosa...

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5 November 2022 | Medical Science Precinct, Hobart

Join for a single day workshop event, built entirely of ANZCA ER activities

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28 October 2022 - 30 October 2022 | Pullman Resort, Bunker Bay

2022 WA ACE Country Conference held at the Pullman Resort in Bunker Bay.

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3 May 2023 - 4 May 2023 | ICC Sydney

Save the date to join us for Challenges and Choices in Obstetric Anaesthesia from 3-4 May 2023, a...

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8 October 2022 - 9 October 2022 | Hotel Realm

After a two year hiatus, the organising team is very excited to host this face-to-face meeting...

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Last updated 16:33 21.09.2021