The Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP) is excited to announce a new virtual learning opportunity open to all. The inaugural SOAP Virtual Fall Forum, Pathways to Success in Anesthesia, is part of the society’s Mentoring Academy Professional Development Series. In addition to SOAP members, CRNAs, ANAs, nurses, physicians, and other medical professionals are invited to register for the virtual event November 4-5, 2022. See the agenda below for specific sessions, which are divided into four content tracks:

  • Research
  • Quality Improvement
  • Education
  • Leadership

Registration Fees

SOAP Active & Affiliate Members $250 USD
SOAP Fellows Members $75 USD
SOAP Resident & Medical Student Members $0*
Non-Members $300 USD

*Fellows, Residents and Medical Students can join SOAP for FREE.

Register for the 2022 Virtual Fall Forum 


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Society of Anesthesiologists and the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology. ASA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Society of Anesthesiologists designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Attendees may attend the virtual meeting on Nov. 4-5, 2022 as well as view recordings via the SOAP Learning Center. 

Social Media

Let everyone know you're attending by posting on your social media. Please download the Fall Forum social media tile or choose a social media tile by topic: Education, Leadership, Research, or Quality Improvement.


SOAP is grateful for the support of our corporate sponsors: Diamond: Rivanna; Platinum: The Fortune Law Firm, Legally Mine, and Pacira. If your company is interested in sponsoring SOAP, please contact our staff at [email protected]

Agenda at A Glance

*All times are in CENTRAL time zone and subject to change 

Time (Central) Topic Speaker
4:00pm - 4:05pm Welcome to Day #1 & Intro to Education Maria Sheikh, MD
4:05pm - 4:35pm Education #1:  How to Teach in Virtual & Hybrid Environments  Dan Katz, MD
4:35pm - 5:05pm Education #2: Teaching and Assessing Procedural Skills Heather Nixon, MD 
 5:05pm - 5:35pm Education #3: How to Give Informative Feedback and Assessments Bryan Mahoney, MD 
 5:35pm - 5:05pm  Q&A on Education Sessions Maria Sheikh, MD
 5:50pm - 6:00pm  BREAK  
 5:00pm - 6:05pm  Intro to Leadership Feyce Peralta, MD
 6:05pm - 6:35pm  Leadership #1: Crucial Conversations Lawrence Tsen, MD
6:35pm - 7:05pm Leadership #2 - How to Be a Change Agent and Influence Culture Jeanette Bauchat, MD
7:05pm - 7:35pm   Leadership #3 - Leadership Pearls: From Faculty Member to Division Chief to Department Chair and Beyond Lisa Leffert, MD
John Sullivan, MD
7:35pm - 7:50pm Q&A on Leadership Sessions  Feyce Peralta,MD 
7:50pm - 8:00pm  Wrap-Up on Day #1  


Time (Central) Topic Speaker
9:00am - 9:05am Welcome to Day #2 & Intro to Research Melissa Bauer, MD 
9:05am - 9:35am Research #1:  Pathway to Research: From Concept to Completion  Brian Bateman, MD 
9:35am - 10:05am Research #2: Getting Your Research Published: A "How To" Approach Jill Mhyre, MD
10:05am - 10:35am Research #3: Show Me the Money: Why Research Funding is Important,
and How to Get Money to Support Your Research
Grace Lim, MD
10:35am - 10:50am Q&A on Research Sessions Melissa Bauer, MD 
10:50am - 11:00am  BREAK  
11:00am - 11:05am  Intro to Quality Improvement Klaus Kjaer, MD 
11:05am - 11:35am Quality Improvement #1: How to Make an Impact Through the QI Process Rachel Kacmar, MD 
11:35am - 12:05pm Quality Improvement #2 - QI Methodology Grant Lynde, MD 
12:05pm-12:35pm  Quality Improvement #3 - How to Disseminate & Publish Your QI Work Thomas Klumpner, MD 
12:35pm-12:50pm Q&A on Quality Improvement Sessions  Klaus Kjaer, MD
12:50pm - 1:00pm  Wrap-Up on Day #2