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.

COVID-19 and obstetric anaesthesia

Please visit the Obstetric Anaesthesia LibGuide for a summary of considerations for obstetric anaesthesia and COVID-19 from the Obstetric Anaesthesia SIG.

Supporting quality assurance

The Obstetric Anaesthesia SIG is pleased to present a resource document for obstetric anaesthesia data-sets, along with the data-sets and definitions. Please visit the Obstetric Anaesthesia LibGuide to access the following documents: Resource document, Labour Analgesia CQR data collection form, Obstetric Anaesthesia CQR data collection form.

Statement from SIG on tramadol use

The Obstetric Anaesthesia SIG has released a statement regarding the use of tramadol in breastfeeding women. Please visit the Obstetric Anaesthesia LibGuide to view the statement.

Executive committee





A/Prof Victoria Eley



Dr Jane Brown


Deputy Chair / Private Pratice

Dr James Griffiths


Education & meetings

Dr Ed Debenham


Prof Docs / Equipment (NR-fit)

A/Prof Nolan McDonnell


Education & Meetings

Dr Matt Rucklidge


Trans-Tasman representative

Dr Morgan Edwards



Dr Nicole Sheridan


Quality Assurance

Dr Guy Godsall


SIM / Trainee engagement 

Dr Fiona Barron


Private practice issues

Dr Craig Hargreaves



Dr Alan Yam


Co-opted member /Research / Prof docs

Professor Alicia Dennis


Co-opted trainee representative

Dr Erica Sanderson NSW

Contact us

For further information, please contact us or visit the ACE website.

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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What's new?

Explore the latest obstetric anaesthesia news

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Last updated 14:34 4.03.2022