SOAP Stats Presidents Message

January 2024

Dear SOAP Members,

Happy January- it's that time when many of us contemplate making New Year's resolutions to better ourselves and our communities. Before the month wraps up, I invite you to embrace "Try January" and commit to engaging more profoundly with the impactful activities of our society.

Instead of the traditional "Dry January" that encourages abstaining from certain indulgences, let's embark on "Try January" together – an opportunity to try new avenues for contributing to the betterment of our field and our patients. SOAP is more than just an organization; it's a community of dedicated professionals striving to enhance maternal-fetal healthcare through education, advocacy, and research.

See below, there is a lot happening at SOAP with our incredibly engaged committees, subcommittees, task forces, and SIGs. Some of our latest activities are described in this message, and you can find more on Please click through the links to get involved!

May Pian-Smith, MD
President, Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology 


  • To date, there are 44 SOAP State Representatives, and we continue to work towards securing a representative from each state.  SOAP State Representatives will provide a key contact in each state to help us reach a broader audience, as SOAP strives to meet its mission to provide safe and equitable care for women and newborns everywhere. If you know someone who is interested in becoming a SOAP State Representative, please contact SOAP HQ.


 Annual Meeting and Live Events Committee

 Education Committee

Diversity Committee
Governance Committee
  • Call for Board Nominations for the 2024-2025 Board of Directors is open through February 17th.  SOAP Active members must self-nominate. A list of open positions is available on the website and the nomination deadline is February 17th 

Intersociety Committee

  • Applications are closed for this cycle of the Centers of Excellence (COE). 24 institutions submitted applications this cycle. The COE Subcommittee is currently reviewing applications.
  • Thank you to all those who applied for SOAP Speaks! Speaker applications are currently under review.

 Member Value Committee

  • SOAP Fundamentals will be held September 14th & 21st
  • Join one of the twelve Special Interest Groups (SIGs).  To see a full list of the SIGs, visit the SOAP website.

 Research Committee

  • The Research Network Symposium will be held May 4, 2024 in conjunction with the SOAP 2024 Annual Meeting in Denver.  A call for proposals is now open with the deadline of February 15th to apply. 

 Finance Committee

  • Combined net assets for SOAP and the SOAP Endowment were $5.0M as of November 30, 2023.

 SOAP Headquarters

  • Shop the newly launched SOAP Swag online store featuring SOAP branded merchandise.
  • Log into the New SOAP Community! We’re happy to invite you to join the NEW official SOAP online community platform at TradeWing! The new platform has many of the features members requested.
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    • View the full list of features and frequently asked questions.