Our Activities

Core Activities of the OAA

  • Educating and training anesthetists and other health professionals. We hold a number of meetings and courses throughout the year. Members enjoy discount rates and are granted online access to lectures, podcasts and reports. A programme of overseas meetings and education is also actively supported by the OAA Executive Committee.
  • Provision of accurate information to families and healthcare professionals about obstetric anesthesia and pain relief. Our information is freely available in over 30 languages. 
  • All members receive the official journal of the OAA; the International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia (IJOA) in print and/or free online access. 

Other Key Activities of the OAA

  • Distribution via the website of relevant policy documents and clinical guidelines that colleagues may use in developing their own local versions.
  • Distribution of OAA approved surveys, the results of which are available to all members
  • Provision of multiple grants and bursaries for research, travel and attendance at meetings in the UK and abroad. For more information on how to apply, please click here.


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