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Annual Meeting Virtual Highlights Event: June 10-11, 2024 

This program will be recorded and available in the SOAP Learning Center post event for pre-registered Virtual Highlights attendees a week post event. Registrants from the Annual Meeting in Denver will be able to access recordings. *The schedule below is in central time. 


The American Society of Anesthesiologists designates this live activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

You will receive an email from ASA with next steps on how to claim your CME credits. Please allow time (two-three weeks post event) for ASA to enter CME information into attendee profiles. Participants have until December 31, 2024, to claim CME. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of your participation in the activity. 

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Registration is now closed.  


Virtual Highlights registrants were emailed their Zoom access link directly from Zoom.


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  • If it is not in there, contact [email protected] for more assistance.
  • NOTE: Some institutions block emails from Zoom.

Attendees for the in person 2024 SOAP Annual Meeting in Denver were emailed the Zoom registration link and were invited to register themselves (Zoom registration is free).


  • If you registered for the event in Zoom but did not receive a link from Zoom, please check your spam/junk folder.
  • If it is not in there, contact [email protected] for more assistance.
  • NOTE: Some institutions block emails from Zoom.


Monday, June 10, 2024
Time  Topic 
10:00am - 11:00am  KEYNOTE LECTURE: Honoring the Patient Experience
Susan Burton
11:00am - 12:00pm  SMFM Session: Navigating Abortion Bans/Reproductive Access
Leilah Zahedi-Spung, MD  
12:00pm - 1:00pm 

NOVEL CONTENT: Decreasing Maternal Morbidity and Mortality through a Transformational Californian State Initiative
Cesar Padilla, MD

1:00pm - 2:00pm  LUNCH BREAK 
2:00pm - 3:00pm  President's Panel: Turning Oops into Ops: an international expert panel on leveraging our opportunities to improve our patients’ experiences
Panelists: Sharon Dekel, MD; Brinda Kimdar, MD; Klaus Kjaer, MD;  Nuala Lucas, MD; May Pian-Smith, MD, Tracey Vogel, MD
3:00pm - 5:00pm  Sol Shnider Track #1
  • Wrangling with the Experts: A Discussion of Challenging Topics in OB Anesthesia
    Moderator: Katie Arendt, MD
    Panelists: Lawrence Tsen, MD; Joy Hawkins, MD; Feyce Peralta, MD

  • Don’t Forget the Neuraxial Adjuvants! Clonidine, Dexmedetomidine, Epinephrine, and Buprenorphine
    Moderator: Britany Raymond, MD
    Panelists: Dan Katz, MD; Ruth Landau, MD; Laura Sorabella, MD
5:00pm - 6:00pm   Gerard W. Ostheimer Lecture
Intro:  Pervez Sultan , MD 
Speaker:  Melissa Bauer, MD
6:00pm - 7:00pm 

NOVEL CONTENT: A Case Where (Almost) Everything Went Wrong
Panelists: David Berman, MD; Kathryn Davis, MD; Robert Gaiser, MD

7:00pm - 9:00pm  Sol Shnider Track #2 
  • How to Deliver Bad News/How to Debrief a Patient after a Traumatic Event
    Caitlin Sutton, MD

  • Of Mice and Women: Cutting Edge Research in Uterine Atony
    Moderator: Shubhangi Singh, MD
    Panelists: Jessica Ansari, MD; Naida Cole, MD; David Combs, MD

  • Updates on Labor Analgesia: How to Deliver the Best Option for Your Patient
    Sharon Reale, MD
Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Time Topic
10:00am - 11:15am  Best Case Reports

Moderator: John Kowalczyk, MD
Panelists: Alicia Dennis, MD; Cally Hoyt, MD; Allison Lee, MD

11:15am - 12:30pm  OAA: Perioperative cardiac arrest in obstetrics-findings from NAP7
Nuala Lucas, MD  
12:30pm - 1:30pm  LUNCH BREAK 
1:30pm - 3:30pm Sol Shnider Track #3
  • Three Perils of Intrapartum Cesarean Deliveries: Pain, PPH, and PTSD
    Moderator: Brendan Carvalho, MD
    Panelists: Daniel Conti, MD; Sharon Dekel, MD; Leziga Obiyo, MD

  • PRO/CON: NPO in Laborvs. Fed in Labor
    Fasting: Mark Zakowski, MD
    Fed: Manny Vallejo, MD

  • Addressing Maternal Disparities: Three Areas to Improve
    Moderator: Fatoumata Kromah, MD
    Panelists: Emily Naoum, MD; Sarah Nizamuddin, MD; Paloma Toldeo, MD
3:30pm - 4:30pm    Best Paper Competition
4:30pm - 6:00pm  Gertie Marx Research Competition 

Moderator: Cynthia Wong, MD
Judges: Lisa Leffert, MD; Ron George, MD; Feyce Peralta, MD;
Paloma Toledo, MD; Roshan Fernando, MD

6:00pm - 7:00pm  NOVEL CONTENT: Improving patient care - Establishing and sustaining a multidisciplinary simulation program 

Moderator: Gillian Abir, MD
Panelists: Anjum Anwar, MD; Ben Hyers, MD; Daisy Sangroula, MD; Jessica Sheeran, MD; Samantha Smith, CRNA; Kokila Theunuwara, MD; Sonal Zambare, MD

7:00pm - 8:00pm NOVEL CONTENT: Everything You Wanted to Know: Establishing Obstetric Anesthesia Consultation Services

Moderator: Greg Palleschi, MD
Panelists: Jaime K. Aaronson, MD; Joe E.L. Bryant-Huppert, MD; Jamie Murphy, MD; Kaitlyn E. Neumann, MD, MEd; Tracey M Vogel, MD

8:00pm - 9:00pm 

SOAP/ASRA Panel: PDPH Beyond the Guidelines: How to Improve Patient Care
Panelists: Lisa Leffert, MD; Vishal Uppal, MD; Wouter Schievink, MD;
Alexandra Schyns-van den Berg, MD; Sharon Orbach-Zinger, MD