Dear SOAP Members:

Fall is upon us and that means dues renewals.  I hope you will join me in recommitting yourself to your profession, your patients and SOAP by renewing your membership.
 
Board of Director STATS
 
2022 Dues Renewal Starts Oct. 1 – Renew by Dec. 31 at 2021 rates
Dues renewals for 2022 will begin Oct. 1 and we hope you will continue your commitment to SOAP.  SOAP has added a multitude of new member benefits in 2021.  In order to continue to add new member benefits, the 2022 SOAP membership dues will increase by a modest $10 for Active and Associate members. For less than a $1 a month increase or a gourmet coffee, you can continue to access these incredible benefits! 
 
SOAP at ASA Annual Meeting
If you are attending ASA this October, SOAP will hold a “Meet Up” in the exhibit hall Connection Lounge #2 on Saturday, October 9 from 4:00pm – 5:00pm (Pacific).  Stop by and ‘Meet Up’ with your fellow SOAP members.
 
The SOAP/Gertie Marx Plenary Lecture: One-third of a Century of Learning: The Contributions of Anesthesiologists to Obstetric Care, will be presented by our own Cynthia Wong, MD on October 10 from 10:00am – 11:00am (Pacific).
  
Steering Committee STATS
 
Annual Meeting and Live Events
  • The 2022 Annual Meeting theme will be “Healthcare Inequalities: How can we do better for our Patients and Ourselves?”
  • The September 22 webinar on “Addressing Maternal Health Inequities” is now accessible in the SOAP Learning Center.
 Education
  • September SIMOM, “Case of a non-eclamptic seizure” was published on the website. This is a monthly action plan item.
  • If you are interested and able to translate Educational Committee materials, please contact Dan Katz, Education Committee Chair.
 Intersociety
  • Ted Yaghmour has been appointed to the American Society of Anesthesiology Committee on Specialty Societies for a one-term.
  • COE application cycle is open, July 1 – September 31, and 19 institutions have completed the Intent to Apply application. 
Member Value
  • The newly redesigned SOAP Newsletter will debut on September 30. 
  • Two new Special Interest Groups (SIGs) have been added to the SOAP Member Community Platform:  Maternal Mental health and Birth Trauma, and Placenta Accreta Spectrum.  SIGs are open to all SOAP members to join – just log onto the SOAP Community (same log-on as the SOAP website) and hit the “JOIN” button on the SIG's banner.
            
  

Sincerely, 
Ted
Ted Yaghmour, MD
2021-22 SOAP President