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2018 SOAP Annual Meeting and 50th Anniversary Celebration

May 9-13, 2018 • Loews Miami Beach Hotel • Miami, FL


Join speakers and leading experts as they share the latest advances and research in obstetrics, obstetric anesthesia and perinatology. Learn from the foremost specialists in the field on how to manage challenging obstetric cases.

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of SOAP, a history of the Society will be given by one of the founders of SOAP, Dr. Bradley Smith - followed by "The Next 50 Years" presented by SOAP President, Dr. Brendan Carvalho, and SOAP President Elect, Dr. Mark Zakowski.

Why Attend?

  • This meeting will address the national opioid epidemic, how it affects the obstetric population and how obstetric anesthesiologists can help. Dr. Jerome M. Adams, Surgeon General of the United States will be speaking.
  • There is a specifically designed clinician track for all private practitioners of obstetric anesthesia.
  • The most up to date information concerning critical care in obstetric anesthesia - what you need to know.
  • Patients are asking for Baby Friendly Cesarean - be prepared.

Scientific highlights include:

  • Gerard W. Ostheimer Lecture - What's New in Obstetric Anesthesia synthesizing key studies published in 2017
  • Scientific papers presented by leading researchers from around the world
  • What's New in Obstetrics/Maternal Fetal Medicine by Dr. Sean Blackwell, President Elect, Society of Maternal and Fetal Medicine

Practice panels, lectures and workshops not to miss:

  • Patient Safety Lectures and Panels
  • Opioid Epidemic
  • Obstetric Hemorrhage Panel, Moderated by Dr. Jill Mhyre, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • Neuraxial Opioids - To Monitor or Not to Monitor Debate
  • Maternal Cardiac Disease
  • Critical Care in Obstetrics/Anesthesia by Dr. Michael Foley, OB GYN/Maternal-Fetal-Medicine

NEW THIS YEAR: Clinical Track Option - Geared Towards Private Practitioners, For All Practitioners of OB Anesthesia

  • You asked and SOAP answered, providing you with the following lectures:
  • Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS)
  • Vasopressors - What's New
  • Preeclampsia Update
  • Nitrous Oxide for Labor Analgesia
  • Anticoagulation and Regional Anesthesia
  • Baby Friendly Cesarean: Coming Soon to Your OR

4th Annual Latin American Symposium on Obstetric Anesthesia

  • Symposium to be held on Wednesday, May 9, 2018


Loews Miami Beach Hotel
1601 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Loews Reservation Center Toll Free Phone Number: 1-888-879-0462
Loews Reservation Center Phone Number: 615-340-5778

Guestrooms are available at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel at a reduced rate of $279.00 USD (plus fees and taxes). This room rate is guaranteed until April 6, 2018 or until the guestroom block is full. Reservations can be made at this reduced rate via the dedicated reservation weblink:

If making your reservation by phone, please reference the "SOAP Annual Meeting". Also, it is necessary to guarantee the room with a deposit of one night's Room & Tax charge to a credit card.