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Welcome to SOAP

Celebrating Our 50th Year

The Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP) was founded in 1968 to provide a forum for discussion of problems unique to the peripartum period. SOAP is comprised of anesthesiologists, obstetricians, pediatricians, and basic scientists who share an interest in the care of the pregnant patient and the newborn.

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The SOAP Endowment Fund

The primary purpose of the SOAP Endowment Fund (formerly OAPEF) is to create funding for educational endeavors in obstetric anesthesia.

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2019 SOAP Sol Shnider, M.D. Obstetric Anesthesia Meeting
March 14-17, 2019
Grand Hyatt San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
2019 SOAP 51st Annual Meeting
May 1-5, 2019
JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
Phoenix, Arizona

SOAP Presidential Message

The Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP) was founded in 1968 by physician anesthesiologists with a subspecialty interest in the field of obstetric anesthesia and perinatology. This North American, physician-based subspecialty organization has a mission of improving pregnancy-related outcomes of women and neonates through the support of obstetric anesthesiology research, the provision of education, and the promotion of excellence in clinical anesthetic care.

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Brendan Carvalho, MBBCh, FRCA, MDCH
SOAP President

Thank You to Our 2018 Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze Supporters!