The Association of Obstetric Anaesthesiologists (AOA) was founded in December 2005 at the annual conference of Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists at Kolkata, to provide a forum for anaesthesiologists to share ideas, techniques and experiences in the care of the parturient. Through newsletters, AOA website, and annual meetings, this Association has been discussing problems associated with clinical practice of obstetric anaesthesia. It has also focused on promoting basic and clinical research, address practical professional concerns, and improve the care of the parturient. The official website for the association is www.aoaindia.com. The Association of Obstetric Anaesthesiologists was registered under the Societies Act 12 of 1983, No. E. 16/4 of 2007/288 on 5th September 2007 at Shillong, Meghalaya India.