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Promoting the highest standards of obstetric anaesthetic practice through knowledge and education

We are the Obstetric Anaesthetists’ Association

The Obstetric Anaesthetists' Association (OAA) is a membership society for anaesthetists and other health professionals involved in caring for pregnant women in the UK and overseas. Our purpose is to improve the quality and safety of maternity care by promoting education, research and information.

About us

Benefits of OAA membership

Join up to access specialist education, information and guidance for obstetric anaesthetists and other health professionals. We offer a range of benefits, wherever you are in your professional careers, including:

  • Expert online learning materials
  • Free CPD accredited courses
  • Discounts on events
  • Eligibility for research grants
  • Subscription to the IJOA
  • Trainee support and mentorship
  • Networking opportunities

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Members Learning Zone

Our Learning Zone features a large range of professional resources on a range of topics relevant to obstetric anaesthesia for trainees and practicing anaesthetists. Resources are split into a series of topics with new content added at regular intervals.

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Topic of the month free to access

Diabetes in pregnancy

We've compiled a list of useful resources to increase your understanding of this condition.

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Upcoming events

Joint OAA and UK Maternal Cardiology Society Meeting 2024

Wednesday 2 October 2024
Royal College of Physicians, London

A one-day meeting run jointly with the UK Maternal Cardiology Society (UKMCS).  

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Three Day Course in Obstetric Anaesthesia 2024

Monday 4 - Wednesday 6 November 2024
Church House, Westminster, London

Join us for three jam-packed days of obstetric anaesthesia educational content, with expert speakers and plenty of time for discussion. 

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Annual Scientific Meeting Belfast 2025

Thursday 15 - Friday 16 May 2025
ICC, 2 Lanyon Place, Belfast BT1 3WH

Join us for two jam-packed days of obstetric anaesthesia education with expert speakers and plenty of time for discussion.

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Public information

LabourPains.org is the public information website of the OAA. It provides reliable information for health professionals and parents on pain relief and anaesthesia choices for labour and childbirth.

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Become part of the OAA

Join over 2,500 members from around the world and get specialist support with education, information and guidance for obstetric anaesthetists.

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