Society of Obstetric Medicine of
Australia and New Zealand

Our mission is to improve outcomes for all women with medical disorders related to pregnancy and promote clinical excellence in pregnancy-related medical disorders through collaboration between health practitioners. We also aim to foster the highest levels of training and education in Obstetric Medicine, provide a supportive academic environment and encourage basic and clinical research.

About Us

Welcome to SOMANZ

SOMANZ stands for ‘Society of Obstetric Medicine of Australia and New Zealand’. The Society aims to advance clinical and scientific knowledge of hypertensive diseases and medical disorders in pregnancy and to foster collaboration with other regional and international societies interested in hypertension in pregnancy and obstetric medicine.

New members are always welcome. Apply now online or for further information contact the SOMANZ Secretariat on email If you need to speak to us, please email your contact number and we will call you back.

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Latest News & Updates

ISSHP World Congress 2024

The International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy (ISSHP) World Congress 2024 will be held in a fully virtual format over 14-15 September (Australian Time Zone). The abstract deadline is Sunday 30 June 2024. Abstracts can be submitted through this link –  Registration will open soon.  Enquires to

SOMANZ Subscription Renewals

SOMANZ Membership Fees for existing members will be due for renewal on the date you renewed (or should have) in the previous year. You will receive an email notification to pay your fees.  If you fail to pay your fees by the due date, your membership will automatically be cancelled.  If your membership is cancelled and you still wish to be a member, simply sign in and pay your fees to renew.

For new members, SOMANZ Subscription fees are due for renewal 12 months from the date you joined.  Our automated system will prompt you by email when its time to renew.  Please note that the Obstetric Medicine Journal is only available to financial members. Please make sure your contact details and member profile are complete and up-to-date prior to submitting payment for your membership. We prefer you to make payment online via the SOMANZ website. Credit card payments by MasterCard or Visa are accepted. If you do not wish to remain a member of SOMANZ, please send an email to the SOMANZ Secretariat at advising that you wish to terminate your membership.  Please provide a reason for terminating your membership (it’s just for our statistics).

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What Is An Obstetric Medicine Physician?

SOMANZ has recently produced a brochure to explain this important role. Please feel free to download and print copies of this trifold brochure here.

SOMANZ Update Course in Obstetric Medicine

SOMANZ held their inaugural Update in Obstetric Medicine Course on 24-26 May 2023 online.  The next course will be held in 2025.  See the course website for further information at

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