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





Dr Nicole Sheridan


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

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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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15 June 2024 | Hilton Hotel Sydney

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

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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 | Hotel Grand Chancellor

Join us for the 2024 Tasmanian annual CME weekend 'Diving off the deep end'

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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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What's new?

Explore the latest obstetric anaesthesia news

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Last updated 14:55 13.09.2023