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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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.
19 October 2024 - 20 October 2024 | Adelaide

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

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20 September 2024 - 22 September 2024 | Sydney

Join us for the 2024 Combined SIG meeting that will be held on 20-22 September 2024 at Crowne...

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15 November 2024 - 17 November 2024 | Melbourne

The 2024 Joint ANZAAG and ISPAR Symposium will be held on 15-17 November 2024 at the W Melbourne.

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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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16 August 2024 - 18 August 2024 | Uluru

Join us for the 2024 Rural SIG meeting to be held at the Voyages Ayers Rock Resort, Uluru NT on...

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30 July 2024 - 3 August 2024 | Thredbo Alpine Hotel

The 2024 Scan and Ski Workshop has unfortunately been cancelled.

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15 November 2024 - 17 November 2024 | Bunker Bay

Contemplation – Learning from experience in obstetrics.

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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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17 October 2024 | Brisbane

Case-based discussion series.

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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