Rural Special Interest Group

The Rural Special Interest Group (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.

Executive committee





Dr Craig Mitchell



Dr Pat Coleman



Dr Andrew Michael



Dr David Rowe



Dr Brian Spain



Dr Annette Turley



Dr Rod Martin


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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 Joint SIG Satellite Meeting

29 April 2021 | Virtual meeting

The first joint Airway Management, Obstetric Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine special...

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2021 Northern Territory ACE Conference

5 June 2021 | Darwin, NT

The theme of this year's biennial meeting is "Clever Clever in the Never Never: Improving...

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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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NSW ACE Anatomy Workshop

27 November 2021 | Sydney, NSW

Save the date for the NSW ACE Anatomy Workshop to be held at the University of Sydney.

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NSW ACE Spring Meeting

20 November 2021 - 21 November 2021 | Leura, Blue Mountains

Save the date for the NSW ACE Spring Meeting

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NSW ACE Winter Meeting

19 June 2021 | Sydney, NSW

Save the date for the NSW ACE Winter Meeting to be held at the Hilton Hotel, Sydney

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Queensland ACE meeting

23 July 2021 - 25 July 2021 | BCEC, Brisbane

Save the date for the Conjoint ASA NSC and QLD ACE meeting to be held in Brisbane on 23-25 July...

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SA ACE meeting "Malignant Hyperthermia"

21 July 2021 | The Lion Hotel, North Adelaide

Save the date for the SA ACE meeting "Malignant Hyperthermia"

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SA Burnell-Jose ACE Conference

4 September 2021 | Mount Lofty House

Join us in the stunning Adelaide Hills for the 2021 SA Burnell-Jose Conference.

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WA ACE Country Conference meeting

29 October 2021 - 31 October 2021 | Bunker Bay, WA

Save the date for the WA ACE Country Conference meeting to be held at the Pullman Resort, Bunker...

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History of Anaesthesia SIG

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Perioperative Medicine SIG

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Regional Anaesthesia SIG

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Trauma SIG

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Last updated 16:07 7.08.2020