Advanced Obstetric Anaesthesia

Currently recruiting

The 7th Scandinavian Advanced Obstetric Anesthesia Training Program 2022-2024.

An advanced education program for specialists in anesthesiology, with a special interest in obstetric anesthesia, from the five Nordic countries.

The program lasts two years and consists of:

  • Clinical training, working in one or two departments of anesthesia, at least one with a special division for obstetric anesthesia
  • Four SSAI courses in various Nordic countries and participation in the SSAI Congress 2024
  • A four-week exchange program in a foreign country
  • Research project

Preliminary course dates:

  • Sweden Sept/ Oct 2022
  • London Nov 2022
  • Copenhagen May 2023
  • Helsinki Jan 2024
  • SSAI Congress 2024

After fulfilling the Advanced Education Program, the candidate will be awarded a SSAI Diploma in Obstetric Anesthesia.

Application deadline: 1 March 2022

Program start: 1 September 2022


Obstetric Anaesthesia Programme Chairman

Kim Ekelund

Department of Anaesthesiology
Juliane Marie Centre
Blegdamsvej 3
2100 København Ø.


Obstetric Anaesthesia Working group

Information on the (running) courses within the SSAI – Obstetric Anaesthesia Programme VI

  • 1st Course: Flúðir, Iceland, September 2019
    Course responsibility: Sigurbjörg Skarphéðinsdóttir:, Iceland
  • 2nd course London, England: 4-7 November 2019
    The group will atttend the OAA “Three day course on Obstetric Anaesthesia and Analgesia.”
    Course responsibility: Dr. Elin Bjørnestad:
  • 3rd Course Copenhagen, Denmark, 5 May and 12 Oct 2021
    Course responsibility: Dr. Kim Ekelund:
  • 4th Course Helsinki, Finland 2021, 1-4 Feb 2022
    Course responsibility:
  • SSAI Congress Oslo, Norway, 7-10 Jun 2022
    Course responsibility: Dr. Elin Bjørnestad: and Dr. Joanna Haynes:, Norway
    Aim: To present the research projects done in the Programme as poster abstracts
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