History of Anaesthesia SIG

As its name suggests, the History of Anaesthesia Special Interest Group (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 Robert Harrison

WA

Member

Dr Di Khursandi

Qld

Member

Dr Anthony Newson

NZ

Member

Dr Rod Westhorpe

Vic

 

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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.

2021 Combined SIG meeting

9 July 2021 - 11 July 2021 | Riley Crystalbrook

Join us for the 2021 Combined Communication, Education, Welfare and Leadership and Management SIG...

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2021 Perioperative Medicine SIG meeting

12 August 2021 - 14 August 2021 | Gold Coast, Qld

Join us for the Perioperative Medicine Special Interest Group (SIG) at the Sofitel Gold Coast...

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2021 Rural SIG meeting

11 June 2021 - 13 June 2021 | Airlie Beach, Qld

Join us for the 2021 Rural Special Interest Group (SIG), and the Mackay Anaesthetic Community at...

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2021 Scan and Ski workshop

22 July 2021 - 24 July 2021 | Thredbo, NSW

Join us at the 2021 Scan and Ski Workshop "Regional ultrasound scanning workshop for peripheral...

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2021 Tasmanian Winter Meeting

21 August 2021 | Barnbougle, Tasmania

Join us for the 2021 Tasmanian Winter Meeting in Barnbougle, Tasmania.

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