Advanced Obstetric Anaesthesia

The VI Advanced Educational Programme in Obstetric Anaesthesia 2019 – 2021 has started.

This is an advanced educational programme for specialists in anaesthesiology, with a special interest in obstetric anaesthesia, from the five Nordic countries.

The program lasts two years and consists of

  • Clinical training, working in one or two departments of anaesthesia, at least one with a special division for obstetric anaesthesia
  • Five SSAI courses in various Nordic countries and participation in the SSAI Congress 2021
  • A four-week exchange programme in a foreign country
  • A research project, guideline task and a presentation at the SSAI congress.

Course 1: Introduction and basic skills.

Course 2: Current practise of obstetric anaesthesia.

Course 3: Obstetric emergencies and clinical decision making.

Course 4: Leadership and implementation strategies.

Course 5: One course day with programme summary and SSAI congress

Preliminary course dates:

  • Iceland 17-20 Sept 2019
  • London 4-6 Nov 2019
  • Copenhagen 4-7 May 2020
  • Helsinki Jan 2021
  • Oslo 2021 SSAI Congress


Application form 2015 Information and description 2015 Contract Advanced Obstetric Anaesthesia Programme 2015

Obstetric Anaesthesia Programme Chairman

Kim Ekelund/SSAI
Department of Anaesthesiology
Juliane Marie Centre
Blegdamsvej 3
2100 København Ø.

Obstetric Anaesthesia Working group

Dr. Johanna Sarvela:,, Finland

Dr. Antii Väänänen:, Finland

Dr. Lone Fuhrmann:, Denmark

Dr. Kim Ekelund:, Denmark

Dr. Sigurbjörg Skarphéðinsdóttir:, Iceland

Dr. Ólöf Viktorsdóttir:, Iceland

Dr. Joanna Haynes:, Norway

Dr. Elin Bjørnestad:, Norway

Dr Annette Hein:, Sweden

Dr. Susanne Ledin Eriksson:, Sweden

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 4-7 May 2020
    Course responsibility: Dr. Kim Ekelund:
  • 4th Course Helsinki, Finland 2021 – January
    Course responsibility:
  • SSAI Congress Oslo, Norway, 2021
    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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