Welcome to SOMANZ


Welcome to the website of SOMANZ - '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 admin@somanz.org.  If you need to speak to us, please email your contact number and we will call you back.


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Latest News and Updates


SOMANZ Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting for SOMANZ will be held virtually on Wednesday 16 September 2020 at 5.00pm AEST.  Details on how to register to attend have been emailed to all members.


Maternal Deaths Report 2015-2017

In 2015–2017, the maternal death rate in Australia was 6.4 deaths per 100,000 women giving birth, which is among the lowest rates in the world. The most common causes of maternal death were suicide and cardiovascular disease. The incidence of maternal death in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women was more than 3 times as high as that for non-Indigenous women. More than 1 in 3 maternal deaths occurred in women who were aged 35 or over.  See the full report with this link:




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 Guideline for Management of Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy and Hyperemesis Gravidarum

This new guideline is now available in the guidelines section of this website.



SOMANZ-ADIPS Joint Virtual ASM 2021

23-25 July 2021



We are pleased to announce that the SOMANZ-ADIPS Joint Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) for 2021 will be held fully virtual from 23-25 July.  Check the meeting website for regular updates and SAVE THE DATE!!




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Contact Us

SOMANZ Secretariat
145 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000

Email: admin@somanz.org