History of Anaesthesia SIG

As its name suggests, the History of Anaesthesia SIG is primarily concerned with researching and presenting the history of anaesthesia. If you have an interest in history and would like to participate, please feel welcome to join us.

The History SIG is managed by the ASA. Please visit the History of Anaesthesia webpage on the ACE website for further information.

Executive committee

Position

Name

Region

Chair

Dr Andrew Walpole

Vic

Member

Dr Christine Ball

Vic

Member

Dr John Crowhurst

SA

Member

Dr Di Khursandi

Qld

Member

Dr Jane McDonald

NSW

Member

Dr Rod Westhorpe

Vic

Observer

Dr Reg Cammack

NSW

 

Contact us

For further information, please visit the ACE website.

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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.
19 October 2024 - 20 October 2024 | Adelaide

Join us in Adelaide to explore the theme of 'reaching new heights'.

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27 July 2024 - 28 July 2024 | Sofitel Melbourne on Collins

Join us for the 2024 Melbourne Winter Anaesthetic Meeting at the Sofitel on Collins

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9 November 2024 - 10 November 2024 | Hunter Valley

Join us in the Hunter Valley for the NSW ACE Spring Meeting 2024.

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15 June 2024 | Hilton Hotel Sydney

Join us at the Hilton Hotel Sydney for the NSW ACE Winter Meeting 2024.

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16 August 2024 - 18 August 2024 | Uluru

Save the date for the 2024 Rural SIG meeting to be held at the Voyages Ayers Rock Resort, Uluru...

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30 July 2024 - 3 August 2024 | Thredbo Alpine Hotel

Join us for the "Regional ultrasound scanning workshop for peripheral nerve blocks" from Thursday...

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2 March 2024 - 3 March 2024 | Hobart

Join us for a 'deep dive' into human factors and crisis management, specialist anaesthesia for...

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15 November 2024 - 17 November 2024 | Bunker Bay

Join us in Bunker Bay for the 2024 WA ACE Country Conference.

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13 March 2024 | Osborne Park

2024 WA ACE Lecture Series will be held once per month in the ANZCA WA Office. This series...

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19 November 2025 - 22 November 2025 | ICC Sydney

Join us in Sydney for the 2025 Tri-Society Cardiac & Thoracic Symposium (3SCTS) in collaboration...

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21 March 2024 | Webinar

Join us for a webinar that sheds light on the various facets of menopause and more specifically...

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22 March 2024 | Brisbane

Case-based discussion series.

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26 March 2024 | The Lion Hotel, North Adelaide

Join us for the SA "Anaphylaxis update" evening meeting

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What's new

Explore the latest history of anaesthesia news

Our museum

The Geoffrey Kaye Museum of Anaesthetic History was founded in 1935. It showcases over 170 years ...

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Ulimaroa

Ulimaroa is a heritage listed, 19th Century Italianate mansion, now incorporated into our Melbour...

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Other special interest groups

ANZCA, the ASA, and the NZSA jointly manage 17 SIGs as part of the ACE partnership.

Rural SIG

The Rural SIG is one of 17 SIGs jointly managed by ANZCA, the Australian Society of Anaesthetists...

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Trauma SIG

The Trauma SIG exists to co-ordinate resources, provide education and deliver updates to anaesthe...

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Last updated 14:56 13.09.2023