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.
16 September 2023 - 17 September 2023 | National Convention Centre Canberra

Join us for the 2023 Art of Anaesthesia meeting at the National Convention Centre, Canberra.

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3 October 2023 | Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre

The Airway Management SIG meeting will be held on Tuesday 3 October at the Melbourne Exhibition...

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23 June 2023 - 25 June 2023 | Surfers Paradise

Join the Medical Education, Communication, Leadership & Management and Wellbeing Special...

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29 July 2023 - 30 July 2023 | Sofitel Melbourne on Collins

Join us for the 2023 Melbourne Winter Anaesthetic Meeting 29-30 July, 2023.

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25 November 2023 | University of Sydney

Please join us for the 2023 NSW ACE Anatomy Workshop to be held at the University of Sydney.

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11 November 2023 - 12 November 2023 | Pacific Bay Resort

Join us at the 2023 NSW ACE Spring Meeting to be held on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 November 2023...

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17 June 2023 | Alice Springs Convention Centre

Join us for the 2023 NT ACE Conference "Towards zero" at the Alice Springs Convention Centre.

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3 May 2023 - 1 July 2023 | ICC Sydney

Missed the meeting? You can still sign up as a virtual delegate!

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15 July 2023 - 16 July 2023 | Shangri-la the Marina

Join us for the 2023 Queensland ACE meeting "Everyday topics from the tropics", to be held in...

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16 June 2023 - 18 June 2023 | Coral Sea Resort, Airlie Beach, Qld

The theme of this three-day meeting is ‘challenging the status quo’.

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9 June 2023 - 11 June 2023 | Cable Beach Resort, Broome

2023 WA ACE Country Conference held at the Cable Beach Resort in Broome.

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1 August 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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What's new?

Explore the latest obstetric anaesthesia news

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Last updated 15:43 2.11.2022