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Anaesthesia Continuing Education (ACE) Committee is a tripartite body governed by the ASA (Australian Society of Anaesthetists), the NZSA (New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists) and ANZCA (Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists).

ACE Committee was established to promote and coordinate joint continuing medical education (CME) activities in anaesthesia and related disciplines in Australia and New Zealand.

The special interest groups (SIGs) are governed by the ACE Committee. Secretarial support for the Special Interest Groups is shared between the ASA, NZSA and ANZCA. Any anaesthetists with an interest in these areas can join together to study, report and develop educational events such as continuing medical education (CME) meetings on specific areas of anaesthesia. There are 17 SIGs:

Secretarial support provided by ASA:

  1. Day Care Anaesthesia
  2. History of Anaesthesia
  3. Regional Anaesthesia

Secretarial support provided by ANZCA:

  1. Acute Pain
  2. Airway Management
  3. Anaesthesia and Critical Care in Unusual and Transport Environments
  4. Leadership and Management (formerly known as Anaesthetists in Management)
  5. Cardiac Thoracic Vascular and Perfusion (CTVP)
  6. Communication in Anaesthesia
  7. Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine
  8. Medical Education
  9. Neuroanaesthesia
  10. Obstetric Anaesthesia
  11. Perioperative Medicine
  12. Rural
  13. Trauma
  14. Welfare of Anaesthetists

How to participate

There has been a change to the membership criteria for joining a Special Interest Group (SIG). The change opens membership of SIGs to specialists from all medical disciplines and is to be representative of the collegiate and collaborative nature of medicine and the multidisciplinary work of many SIGS. Importantly all members of the SIG (inclusive of SIG executive) will now have voting rights.

Associate membership has also subtly changed and is open to non-medical specialists who are not eligible for general SIG membership. This may include associate members of the ASA and NZSA and/ or allied health professionals. Associate membership requires endorsement from the SIG executive committee.

If you are interested in establishing or joining a SIG please contact the special interest group coordinators or download and return an application form.

Please visit the SIG meetings page for details of upcoming meetings.

For further information visit the Anaesthesia Continuing Education (ACE) Committee.