Congratulations to the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Clinical Associate Professor (Honorary) and Professor at Deakin University Alicia Dennis & PhD Student Dr Patrick Tan who both won awards at the recent The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) Annual Scientific Meeting.

Professor Alicia Dennis was the Australasian Invited Speaker and delivered 4 talks including the plenary session Dr Mary Burnell lecture "Doctors, Disasters and Destiny". For this she was awarded 2 ANZCA medals - the Mary Burnell Medal and the Australasian Invited Speaker Medal.

Dr Patrick Tan was awarded the prestigious Gilbert Brown Prize for best research conducted by a trainee or fellow within 8 years of fellowship for his PhD work "High flow humidified nasal oxygen versus face mask oxygen for preoxygenation of pregnant women – a prospective randomised controlled crossover study (HINOP2)".

These 2 achievements, as well as the 2016 (Dr Patrick Tan), 2018 (Dr Marissa Ferguson), 2019 (Dr Gloria Seah), 2020 (Dr Ezra Keebaugh) Kevin McCaul Prizes from the Australian Society of Anaesthetists, bring research in obstetric anaesthesia, critical care and perioperative medicine pregnant women being done at The Women's in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology into the forefront of anaesthesia research and academic achievements in Australia and New Zealand, and internationally in obstetric anaesthesia, critical care and perioperative medicine.