MAY 2022

Dear SOAP Members:
It was such a pleasure being back together with everyone in Chicago!  Thanks again to the Annual Meeting and Live Events Committee and hosts of volunteers who made it happen.  If you weren’t able to attend the meeting in Chicago, please register to attend the 2022 Annual Meeting Virtual Highlights.   


SOAP has released the following statement regarding the leaked draft decision of the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case that would overturn Roe v. Wade and Casey v. Planned Parenthood, thereby making the legality of abortion a state issue.  This statement was sent directly to members via eblast and can be viewed online.


Annual Meeting and Live Events

SOAP Annual Meeting 2022, May 11-15 – Chicago, IL
Maternal and Neonatal Healthcare Inequities: How We Can Do Better for our Patients

What an amazing meeting and opportunity for all of us to connect in person again! A big THANK YOU to all volunteers, committees, subcommittees, partners and attendees that brought the 54th SOAP Annual Meeting to successful fruition!

Meeting Resources:

CME:  You will receive an email from ASA with next steps on how to claim your CME credits. Participants have until December 31, 2022, to claim CME. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of your participation in the activity.

We value your feedback on the 2022 Annual Meeting so please complete the meeting evaluation.  Your impressions will be helpful as we plan for the 2023 Annual Meeting.

SOAP 2022 Annual Meeting Virtual Highlights, June 4-5, 2022
If you were not able to attend the Annual Meeting in Chicago, register to attend this curated offering of lectures.  All registrants from the in-person meeting in Chicago will have access to the Virtual Highlights.

Townhall:  “Ask the Board” – June 23 @ 7pm Central/8pm Eastern
Register to attend and get the ZOOM link.  This is an opportunity to get the latest SOAP information and ask questions on any and all SOAP topics.


  • The May SIMOM on “Case of Hyperkalemia in Pregnancy” was published on the website.
  • The May Fellows Webinar on “Trauma-Informed Care Part II: Learning How to Communicate with Obstetric Patients and Facilitate Collaborative Care” was presented by Tracey M. Vogel, ME.
  • The May Maternal Critical Care Lecture Series on “Cardiopulmonary Ultrasound in Daily Obstetric Anesthesiology Care” was held May 20.  Consult the SOAP Calendar to sign up for future offerings.  Past offerings are available in the SOAP Community under Webinars.


  • Call for Committee volunteer data is being reviewed for placement and committee and subcommittee members will be notified shortly.
  • ASA Committee on OB Anesthesia has issued a statement on “Reducing Maternal Peripartum Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Anesthesia Care”. 


  • COE 2021 Designees were awarded and announced at the May 3 Business Meeting and at the Annual Meeting.  

Membership Value

Research Committee

  • The research network is developing a registry for general anesthesia during cesarean delivery.  If you are interested, please complete this form

Ted Yaghmour, MD
2021-22 SOAP President