2023 Annual Meeting Schedule

In Person Meeting in New Orleans - May 3-7
To assist in making your travel plans we offer the tentative schedule below for the in-person meeting in New Orleans. This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit (TM).  

Wednesday, May 3, 2023 
Time  Topic 
8:00am - 5:00pm  Optional Workshop:  Focused Assessment Transthoracic Echocardiography (FATE) Course 

1. Kaitlyn Brennan, MD - Vanderbilt University
2. Ana Ramirez Chapman, MD - UT Houston
3. Jean Marie Carabuena, MD - Brigham and Women’s Hospital
4. Caroline Thomas, MD - University of Chicago
5. Ian Gaston, MD – Northwestern University
6. Caroline Thomas, MD - University of Chicago
7. Emily Stockert, MD – Stanford University
8. Hokuto Nishioka, MD - University of Illinois Chicago
9. Clemens Ortner, MD - Stanford University
10. Ivan Velikovic, MD – SUNY Downstate Health Science University
11. Waseem Athar, MD - University of Arkansas Medical School
12. Ana Sjaus, MD – Dalhousie University, Halifax
13. Elizabeth Ozery, MD - Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center
14. Naola Austin, MD - Stanford University

8:00am - 12:00pm  Optional Workshop: Maternal Medicine for OB Anesthesia

1. Vibha Mahendra, MD - St. Mary Medical Center (OB Anesthesia)
2. Luis Pacheco, MD - UTMB Galveston (MFM, Critical Care)
3. Amir Shamshirsaz, MD - Baylor College of Medicine (MFM, Critical Care)
4. Karin Fox, MD – Baylor College of Medicine (OBGYN)

1:00pm 5:00pm  Optional Workshop: Peri-operative Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) 

1. Cristian Arzola, MD - University of Toronto
2. Jackie Galvan, MD – UTSW Medical Center
3. Brinda Kamdar, MND - MGH, Harvard
4. Jose Carvalho, MD - Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto
5. Fabricio Zasso, MD - Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto
6. Naveed Siddiqui, MD - Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto
7. Yusuke Mazada, MD - Saitama Medical Center, Saitama Medical University, Japan
8. Javier Cubillos, MD - Western University, London, Ontario
9. Naida Cole, MD – University of Chicago
10. Leziga Obiyo, MD - University of Chicago
11. Sangeeta Kumaraswami, MD - Westchester Medical Center

1:00pm 5:00pm Optional Workshop: Fire Up You Perinatal Care Team and Create Transformational Change

1. Gillian Abir, MD - Stanford
2. Allison Lee, MD - Columbia University
3. Dan Katz, MD - Mount Sinai, New York
4. Kokila Thenuwara, MD - University of Iowa
5. Meredith Albrecht, MD - Medical College of Wisconsin
6. Jess Sheeran, MD - University of Virginia

1:00pm 5:00pm Optional Workshop: Enhancing Maternal Care Through Promoting Teams' Wellness and Resilience in a High Stress Environment

1. Barbara S. Orlando, MD - UT Houston
2. Grace Shih, MD - University of Kansas Health System
3. Alice O’Brien, MD - UT Houston
4. Beba Echevarria, MD - Mount Sinai Morningside Hospital
5. Amber High, DNP, CRNA- UTMB Galveston
6. Shobana Murugan, MD - UTMB Galveston

6:00pm - 8:00pm  Welcome Reception 
Thursday, May 4, 2023 
Time  Topic
7:00am - 9:00am  Continental Breakfast in Expo Hall
7:00am - 7:45am  Special Interest Group Roundtable in Expo Hall
7:50am - 8:00am  Opening Remarks
Heather Nixon, MD - Chair, Annual Meeting & Live Events Committee
Amy Lee, MD - Annual Meeting & Live Events Committee
8:00am - 9:00am  KEYNOTE LECTURE: Teaming
Amy Edmonson, MD  
9:00am - 10:00am  President’s Panel:  Optimizing Anesthesia Teams: Stories from the Front Line
Moderator:  Klaus Kjaer, MD

Speakers: Alex Butwick, MD; Rayna Clay, MD; Beth Clayton, CRNA; Cheryl Parker, CRNA

10:00am - 10:30am  BREAK in Expo Hall
10:30am - 11:15am  OAA/SOAP Panel: Strategies to implement national and institutional change in response to CEMACH and MBRACE findings
Moderator:  Roneisha McLendon, MD 
Speakers: Chris Elton, MD (President OAA); Veronica Gillispie-Bell, MD, MAS; Medical Director. Louisiana Perinatal Quality Collaborative and Pregnancy Associated Mortality Review
11:15am - 12:15pm  Lunch on your Own or Sponsored Lunches (pre-registration required) - PACIRA  
12:30pm - 1:30pm  Best Paper Competition (main stage)
● Uterine Tone Scores and Clinical Phenotype Correlate Closely with Oxytocin-Induced Increases in Uterine Smooth Muscle Calcium – Jessica Ansari, MD
Development And Validation of an Index Score for Predicting the Risk Of Postpartum Depression Jean – Guglielminotti, MD, PhD
● Structural Racism and Use of Labor Neuraxial Analgesia Among Non-Hispanic Black People – Jean Guglielminotti, MD, PhD
Dural Puncture Epidural is Superior to Standard Epidural for Epidural Extension Anesthesia in Elective Cesarean Delivery: A Double-Blind Randomized Controlled Study - Nadir Sharawi, MB, BS
● The Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics Of Oxytocin at Cesarean Delivery - David Monks, MBChB, FRCA, MSc
● A Single-Cell Immune Profiling Approach to Identify Predictive Biomarkers Of Clinical Recovery Following Cesarean Delivery – James O'Carroll, MBBS, FRCA

1:30pm - 2:15pm  Optimizing Reproductive Health
Moderator: David Gambling, MD  

● Reproductive Implications of Care By the Anesthesiologist Andrea Traynor, MD
● Care for Second Trimester Terminations - Peter Mancini, MD
● Complications from Limited Reproductive Health Access - Cristina Wood, MD

2:15pm - 2:45pm  BREAK in Expo Hall (2:45pm Expo Closes)
2:45pm - 3:45pm  Obstetric Team Care in the post-Dobbs Era
Moderator:  Roneisha McLendon, MD 
Speaker: Veronica Gillispie-Bell, MD, MAS; Medical Director. Louisiana Perinatal Quality Collaborative and Pregnancy Associated Mortality Review
3:45pm - 5:45pm  Case Reports & Research Abstracts #1 (breakout rooms)
6:00pm  Dinner On Your Own 
Friday, May 5, 2023 
Time Topic
7:00am - 9:00am  Continental Breakfast in Expo Hall
7:00am - 7:45am  Special Interest Group Roundtable in Expo Hall
8:00am - 10:00am  Case Reports & Research Abstracts #2 (breakout rooms)
10:25am - 10:30am  Opening Remarks
Heather Nixon, MD - Chair, Annual Meeting & Live Events Committee
10:30am - 11:50am 

Gertie Marx Research Competition (main stage)

● The ED90 of Hyperbaric Bupivacaine for Cesarean Delivery in Super Obese Patients: An Up-Down Sequential Allocation Dose-Response Study – Liliane Ernst, MD
● Comparison of an automated, electronic-medical-record-based postpartum hemorrhage prediction model to currently published risk stratification tools – Amber Wesoloski
● Higher Fibrinogen Concentrate Doses Required in Pregnant Patients: A Novel In Vivo Pharmacokinetic Study in Parturients with Hypofibrinogenemia – Adnan Al-maaitah, MD
● Personalized Risk Prediction of Preeclampsia Using Polygenic Risk Scores - Sagar Patel, MD
● OTIP – An Innovative Obstetric Triage Implementation Package to Reduce Delay and to Improve the Quality of Care at Referral Hospitals in Ghana – Elizabeth Colburn, B.A

11:50am - 1:00pm  Lunch on your Own or Sponsored Lunches (pre-registration required) - MODERA 
  Concurrent Sessions
1:15pm - 2:00pm  Oral Research Presentations #1 (main stage)

●  Transient receptor potential vanilloid-4 channel antagonists as a promising novel tocolytic agent: a translational study – Daiana Fornes, PhD
 Magnetic resonance imaging findings and clinical aspects of eclampsia : a prospective study. - Mohamed Adnane Berdai
● The 2014 Medicaid expansion and eclampsia - Jean Guglielminotti, MD, PhD
● Validation of early uterine tone assessment as a predictor of major postpartum hemorrhage in 1004 cesarean deliveries: a prospective observational study – Jessica Ansari, MD
● Maintenance infusion of oxytocin following elective cesarean deliveries: a dose-finding study – Linda Boonstra, MSc, MD
● Transient receptor potential vanilloid-4 (TRPV4) receptor antagonists induce contraction in human uterine smooth muscle cells: a translational approach to assessing a novel uterotonic agent – Leziga Obiyo, MD, MPH

1:15pm - 2:00pm Member Forum :   Reproductive Access  (NO CME) (breakout room)
2:00pm - 3:00pm  Fred Hehre Lecture
Intro:  Medge Owen, MD 
Speaker: Vernon Ross, MD 
3:00pm - 3:30pm  BREAK in Expo Hall (3:30pm Expo Closes)
  Concurrent Sessions
3:30pm - 5:30pm  Sol Shnider Track #1 (main stage)

Moderator: Tiffany Angelo, MD
● Personalized v. Protocolization – Hans Sviggum, MD & Scott Segal, MD
● Opioid Rx – Britany Raymond, MD
● Drug & Equipment Shortages – Dolores McKeen, MD

3:30pm - 5:30pm  Research Track #1 (breakout room)
Journal Editor’s Panel – From Reviews to Publications

Moderator: Ashraf Habib, MD
● How to Provide a Good Review - Cynthia Wong, MD
● How to Write the Statistical Analysis Section of your Manuscript - Brian Bateman, MD
● How to Utilize Social Media to Disseminate Research - Ruth Landau, MD

5:30pm - 6:30pm  Sponsored Happy Hour - Cerus
7:00pm - 9:00pm  Resident's, Fellows & Medical Student Reception - Sheraton Hotel
*Pre-registration required.*
Saturday, May 6, 2023 
7:00am - 9:00am  Continental Breakfast in Expo Hall
7:00am - 10:00am  Research Network Symposium
*Pre-registration is required.* 
7:50am - 8:00am  Opening Remarks
Ashraf Habib, MD - Chair, Research Committee
8:00am - 10:00am  Sol Shnider Track #2

Moderator: Emily Dinges, MD
● Intraoperative Breakthrough Pain Case Based - Heather Nixon, MD
● PDPH Acute and chronic effects – Jess Ansari, MD
● Resources on your Unit – Customizing What Staff you Need for Your Patient Population – Rayna Clay, MD

10:00am - 10:15am  BREAK in Expo Hall
10:15am - 11:30am  Best Case Reports

Moderator: Jennifer Dominguez, MD
Panelists: Bill Camann, MD; Joy Hawkins, MD; Barbara Scavone, MD

●  A Case of New Onset Myasthenia Gravis After Cesarean Delivery – Michael Balot, D.O.
● Acquired Hemophilia A: A Rare Cause of Postpartum Hemorrhage - Abdo Barakat, MD, MS
● Acute Massive Hemorrhage in Placenta Accreta Spectrum with Tornado Vessel on Imaging: A Case Report and Interdisciplinary Review – Pamela Huang MD
●  Dexamethasone for PONV during cesarean section – Possible interference with diagnosis of congenital adrenal hyperplasia - Leila Katabi, MD, MA
●  Management of a parturient with severe thrombocytopenia: use of ROTEM to guide placement of combined spinal epidural (CSE) for labor analgesia – Karim Shuaib, MD
● Management of a Pregnant Patient with Hereditary Angioedema in the Peripartum Period – Micah de Valle, RN
●  Peripartum Anesthetic Management of a Patient with Afibrinogenemia – Yash Bisen, BA
● Right ventricular assist device (RVAD) insertion for severe pulmonary arterial hypertension during caesarean delivery: A Case Report - Mariana Montes, MD, MPH
● Severe Pulmonary Hypertension In Pregnancy: A Case Report - Eleanor Kenny, MD

11:30am - 12:30pm  Lunch on your Own or Sponsored Lunches (pre-registration required) - RIVANNA
12:30pm - 1:00pm  ASA Update
1:00pm - 2:00pm   Gerard W. Ostheimer Lecture

Intro: Michaela Farber, MD
Speaker: Pervez Sultan, MD 

2:00pm - 2:10pm  BREAK in Expo Hall
2:10pm - 2:15pm  Intersociety SOAP Speaks! Database – Caitlin Sutton, MD 
2:15pm - 2:25pm  Distinguished Service Award

Introduction: Joy Hawkins, MD
Recipient: Brenda Bucklin, MD

2:25pm - 3:00pm  SOAP Annual Awards
3:00pm - 3:30pm  BREAK in Expo Hall (3:30pm Expo ends)
3:30pm - 6:30pm  Case Reports & Research Abstracts #3 (breakout rooms)
6:30pm  Dinner on Your Own
Sunday, May 7, 2023  
 7:00am - 9:00am   Coffee Service 
7:00am - 7:45am   Special Interest Group Roundtable - Foyer 
7:50am - 8:00am  Opening Remarks
8:15am - 9:45am  SOAP/ASRA Panel: “A tailored approach to management of the thrombocytopenic patient”

• SOAP guidelines surrounding thrombocytopenia - Melissa Bauer, DO (SOAP)
• Managing thrombocytopenia in patients with different etiology and levels - Lisa Leffert, MD (SOAP)
ASRA guidelines for performing nerve blocks in patients with low platelets - Melissa Byrne, MD

9:45am - 10:00am  BREAK 
  Concurrent Sessions
10:00am - 11:30am  Sol Shnider Track #3 (main stage)

Moderator: Greg Palleschi, MD
● Dural Puncture Epidural v. Other Neuraxial – Anton Chau, MD
● POCUS in the Emergency – How Can We Guide Care – Clemens Ortner, MD
● Barriers to Optimal Staffing – Mark Zakowski, MD

10:00am - 11:30am  Oral Research Presentations #2 (breakout room)

●  Wide-area in vivo calcium imaging in mouse myometrium – David Combs, MD, PhD
●  Comparison of Using Bupivacaine or Liposomal Bupivacaine or Methylprednisolone and Dexamethasone in Transverse Abdominis Plane (TAP) Block for Postoperative Cesarean Delivery Analgesia – Suthawan Anakmeteeprugsa, MD
●  Second-Line Uterotonics in Postpartum Hemorrhage: A Multicenter, Double-Blind, Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial – Jimin Kim, MD, MSc

●  General Anesthesia for Cesarean Birth and its Association with Race: A Retrospective Cohort Study - Ilhan Eli, MD
 Baseline parameters for Quantra® in healthy pregnant women undergoing elective cesarean delivery and comparison to standard laboratory values – Suthawan Anakmeteeprugsa, MD
●  Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Parturients Undergoing General Anesthesia for Cesarean Delivery – Caroline Thomas, MD
●  Atrial Fibrillation and Pregnancy: A Retrospective Cohort Study Using the Premier Database – Liliane Ernst, MD

11:30am - 11:45am  BREAK 
11:40am - 1:00pm  Case Reports and Research Abstracts #4 (breakout rooms)
See you in Denver for 2024!