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:

  • Uppsala 3-6 October 2022
  • OAA in London 7-9 Nov 2022
  • Copenhagen 7-10 May 2023
  • Norway/Finland 2023/24
  • 5th SSAI Congress, Oulu, Finland, 2024

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

Application deadline: 1 May 2022

Program start: 1 September 2022


How to apply

You need to fill out

  • application with info and signature
  • contract with signatures of applicant AND the chair of the host clinic

These need to be scanned to pdfs and sent by email to:

Obstetric Anaesthesia Programme Chairman

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

Obstetric Anaesthesia Working group

Information on the currently running 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