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SOAP Presents: The SOAP 49th Annual Meeting

 

May 10-14, 2017 • Hyatt Regency Bellevue • Bellevue, Washington

SOAP 49th Annual Meeting - Beyond the Obstetric Suite

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.

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Come join us at the 2017 SOAP Annual Meeting at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue, Washington

On behalf of the SOAP Board of Directors and the SOAP 2017 Annual Meeting Program Committee, we would like to invite you to the 49th Annual Meeting of SOAP in Bellevue, Washington May 10-14th, 2017. The theme of this year’s meeting is “Beyond the Obstetric Suite” and we are confident that the meeting will appeal to both academic and private practice anesthesiologists. Invited speakers at the SOAP 2017 Annual Meeting are renowned within the fields of obstetric anesthesia, obstetrics and maternal health. In addition, international speakers will add some global perspective to our program.

The Gertie Marx/FAER Lecture will be given by Ansgar M. Brambrink, Professor and Chair at Columbia University who will cover aspects of fetal neurotoxicity relevant to obstetric anesthesiologists. We will have a plenary lecture given by Jerker Liljestrand from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. His lecture “Is Birth Becoming Safer in the World - and What Can We Do?” promises to be both enlightening and thought provoking. This year’s Gerard W. Ostheimer Lecture: What's New in Obstetric Anesthesia? will be given by Brian Bateman, Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School. Cynthia Wong, Professor and Chair at University of Iowa will be giving this year’s prestigious Fred Hehre Lecture. We are also delighted to be hosting the first ever SOAP Chinese Symposium on Obstetric Anesthesia on May 10th 2017, the day prior to the start of the meeting.

Talks and panels will highlight cutting-edge topics including point-of-care ultrasound techniques, obstetric hemorrhage management, enhanced recovery after cesarean delivery protocols, and programmedintermittent labor epidural analgesia. For abstract presentations, we have decided to present a hybrid model where both paper posters will be displayed, and electronic posters presented. The research hour will consist of a panel of experts that will discuss the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of drugs in pregnancy, and aspects of drug transfer to the fetus and breastfeeding neonates. Experts in social media (Larry Chu, Professor, and Edward Mariano, Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine and Ronald George, Associate Professor, Dalhousie University) have been invited to help attendees use social media to improve care for and better educate pregnant women.
We will be providing Mandarin real-time translations of key talks during the main program. Please also consider attending our excellent pre-meeting workshops: Patient Safety Workshop: Leading Systems Change, The Use of Ultrasound in Obstetric Anesthesia: Vascular Access, Neuraxial Anesthesia, TAP Block and Gastric Assessment Workshop, Focused Cardiac Ultrasound in the Management of the High Risk Parturient Workshop and Becoming a Successful Obstetric Anesthesiology Leader Workshop.

The meeting takes place at a superb venue, the Hyatt Regency Bellevue. Bellevue is only 10 miles from
downtown Seattle, and a shuttle service will provide easy access for those wanting to explore. We will also provide a fun-filled social program with events for all to enjoy. We really look forward to seeing you in Bellevue, Washington May 10-14th, 2017, for a meeting that promises to deliver the highest quality educational and scientific material for both clinicians and researchers.

Sincerely,

 
     
Brendan Carvalho, M.B.B.Ch., F.R.C.A., M.D.C.H.
Chair, Scientific Program Committee
2017 SOAP Annual Meeting
  Alexander Butwick, M.B.B.S., M.S., F.R.C.A.
Meeting Host
2017 SOAP Annual Meeting

 


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HOTEL & TRAVEL INFORMATION

Hyatt Regency Bellevue
900 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, Washington 98004-4272
Phone: 425-462-1234

Guestrooms are available at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue at a reduced rate of $235.00 USD. This room rate is guaranteed until April 17, 2017 or until the guestroom block is full. Reservations can be made at this reduced rate via the dedicated reservation weblink: https://aws.passkey.com/go/2017SOAPAnnualMeeting

If you require assistance making your reservation, you may contact the hotel at 402-592-6464. Please
reference the 2017 SOAP 49th Annual Meeting.


DIRECTIONS & TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS TO THE HYATT REGENCY BELLEVUE

Directions from Sea-Tac Int’l Airport (17 miles):
Follow signs to “All Freeways”. Take Hwy. 518 to 405 North to Bellevue for 14 miles. Exit onto NE 8th St. west (exit #13B). Follow NE 8th for 6 1/2 blocks. Our hotel is on the right after crossing 106th Ave, at corner of NE 8th and Bellevue Way.

FROM West:
Seattle on 520. Merge onto WA-520 E exit number 168B toward Bellevue. Merge onto I-405 S toward Renton. Take the NE 8th Street East/West exit number 13B. Take the NE 8th St West ramp, merge onto NE 8th St. Turn right on Bellevue Way.

FROM North:
Vancouver Follow Provincial Route 99 South. Provincial Route 99 S becomes I-5 South. Merge onto I-405 S
via exit number 182 toward Bellevue/Renton. Take NE 8th St. East/West exit number 13B. Take the NE 8th St West ramp, merge onto NE 8th St. Turn right on Bellevue Way. Hyatt Regency Bellevue WA is ahead.

FROM East:
Spokane Take Freeway Avenue N and merge onto I-90 W for 269 miles. Take the I-405 S exit number 10
toward Renton/Bellevue. Merge onto I-405 N toward Bellevue/Everett. Take the NE 8th St West ramp exit
number 13B, merge onto NE 8th St. Turn right on Bellevue Way.

AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE
One-way fares starting at $19 per person. Children 17 and under complimentary with each paying adult.
Click here to book online or call 425-981-7000.

TAXI
Approximately $45-$50 one-way.

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION
Metro bus public transportation (one block from Hyatt Regency Bellevue) $3.00. Click here for more information.


PARKING

VALET PARKING

  • $31.96 (plus applicable taxes)
  • The hotel’s main entrance is located at 900 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004.

SELF-PARKING

  • $25 (plus applicable taxes)
  • Self-parking is complimentary for Friday and Saturday night stays (8pm Friday until 12am Sunday).
  • The hotel’s main entrance is located on 900 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004.

Self-Parking Helpful Tips:

  • The hotel’s main entrance is located on 900 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004.
  • Our staff would be delighted to welcome you and help you unload your luggage.
  • If you prefer to proceed directly to our selfparking without any assistance, we recommend utilizing the entrance on Northeast 10th Street, marked Bellevue Place, as it is the easiest to access.
  • Once you head down the ramp and past the gate, take an immediate right and you will see the Wintergarden Elevators on your right-hand side. If P3 is full continue straight to the back of the garage, and you will see a ramp on your left which you can use to access the lower levels of parking.
  • The Wintergarden Elevators are the most direct access into the center of the lobby.
  • The Hyatt Ballroom Elevators are our second choice, and will take you to the first floor of our Olympic Tower. They are located directly behind the Wintergarden Elevators when you are looking straight at them.
  • Upon check-in you will receive a parking pass valid for your stay, which will grant you in and out privileges at the gate on paid nights.

BUS TRANSPORTATION INFO

On Friday, May 12th and Saturday, May 13th, SOAP will be offering complimentary bus transportation for those attendees who would like to visit the attractions of downtown Seattle. The bus will be able to hold 56 passengers. If space permits, you will be able to board the bus at any of the times and locations listed below. The tentative schedule is subject to change and a final schedule will be provided the week of the Annual Meeting. The current schedule is as follows:

Friday, May 12, 2017

10:00 a.m. Shuttle Arrives at Hyatt Regency Bellevue Location: NE 10th Street Charter Zone Near Evergreen Ballroom
10:15 a.m. Shuttle Departs Hyatt Regency Bellevue for Seattle Underground Tour
10:45 a.m. Arrival at Seattle Underground Tour Location: 608 - 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA
10:50 a.m. Depart Seattle Underground Tour for Pike Place Market
10:55 a.m. Arrival at Pike Place Market Location: Charter Zone on Western Avenue, Seattle, WA
11:00 a.m. Depart Pike Place Market for Space Needle
11:05 a.m. Arrival at Space Needle Location: Charter Zone on Broad Street, Seattle, WA
11:10 a.m. Depart Space Needle for Hyatt Regency Bellevue
11:35 a.m. Shuttle Arrives at Hyatt Regency Bellevue Location: NE 10th Street Charter Zone Near Evergreen Ballroom
11:45 a.m. Depart Hyatt Regency Bellevue for Seattle Underground Tour
12:15 p.m. Arrival at Seattle Underground Tour Location: 608 - 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA
12:20 p.m. Depart Seattle Underground Tour for Pike Place Market
12:25 p.m. Arrival at Pike Place Market Location: Charter Zone on Western Avenue, Seattle, WA
12:30 p.m. Depart Pike Place Market for Space Needle
12:35 p.m. Arrival at Space Needle Location: Charter Zone on Broad Street, Seattle, WA
12:40 p.m. Depart Space Needle for Hyatt Regency Bellevue
1:05 p.m. Shuttle Arrives at Hyatt Regency Bellevue Location: NE 10th Street Charter Zone Near Evergreen Ballroom
1:15 p.m. Depart Hyatt Regency Bellevue for Seattle Underground Tour
1:45 p.m. Arrival at Seattle Underground Tour Location: 608 - 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA
1:50 p.m. Depart Seattle Underground Tour for Pike Place Market
1:55 p.m. Arrival at Pike Place Market Location: Charter Zone on Western Avenue, Seattle, WA
2:00 p.m. Depart Pike Place Market for Space Needle
2:05 p.m. Arrival at Space Needle Location: Charter Zone on Broad Street, Seattle, WA
2:10 p.m. Depart Space Needle for Hyatt Regency Bellevue
2:35 p.m. Shuttle Arrives at Hyatt Regency Bellevue Location: NE 10th Street Charter Zone Near Evergreen Ballroom
2:45 p.m. Depart Hyatt Regency Bellevue for Seattle Underground Tour
3:15 p.m. Arrival at Seattle Underground Tour Location: 608 - 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA
3:20 p.m. Depart Seattle Underground Tour for Pike Place Market
3:25 p.m. Arrival at Pike Place Market Location: Charter Zone on Western Avenue, Seattle, WA
3:30 p.m. Depart Pike Place Market for Space Needle
3:35 p.m. Arrival at Space Needle Location: Charter Zone on Broad Street, Seattle, WA
3:40 p.m. Depart Space Needle for Hyatt Regency Bellevue
4:20 p.m. Shuttle Arrives at Hyatt Regency Bellevue Location: NE 10th Street Charter Zone Near Evergreen Ballroom
4:30 p.m. Depart Hyatt Regency Bellevue for Seattle Underground Tour
5:00 p.m. Arrival at Seattle Underground Tour Location: 608 - 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA
5:05 p.m. Depart Seattle Underground Tour for Pike Place Market
5:10 p.m. Arrival at Pike Place Market Location: Charter Zone on Western Avenue, Seattle, WA
5:15 p.m. Depart Pike Place Market for Space Needle
5:20 p.m. Arrival at Space Needle Location: Charter Zone on Broad Street, Seattle, WA
5:25 p.m. Depart Space Needle for Hyatt Regency Bellevue
6:25 p.m. Shuttle Arrives at Hyatt Regency Bellevue Location: NE 10th Street Charter Zone Near Evergreen Ballroom

 

Saturday, May 13, 2017

10:00 a.m. Shuttle Arrives at Hyatt Regency Bellevue Location: NE 10th Street Charter Zone Near Evergreen Ballroom
10:15 a.m. Shuttle Departs Hyatt Regency Bellevue for Museum of Flight
10:45 a.m. Shuttle Arrives at Museum of Flight Location: 9404 East Marginal Way South, Seattle, WA
10:50 a.m. Shuttle Departs Museum of Flight for Seattle Aquarium/Waterfront
11:10 a.m. Shuttle Arrives at Seattle Aquarium/Waterfront Location: 1483 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA
11:15 a.m. Shuttle Departs Seattle Aquarium/Waterfront for Museum of History and Industry
11:25 a.m. Shuttle Arrives at Museum of History and Industry Location: 890 Terry Ave. N. (SLU Park), Seattle, WA, Parking Lot for Drop-off and Pick-up is Along Valley St.
11:30 a.m. Shuttle Departs for Hyatt Regency Bellevue
11:50 a.m. Shuttle Arrives at Hyatt Regency Bellevue Location: NE 10th Street Charter Zone Near Evergreen Ballroom
12:00 p.m. Shuttle Departs Hyatt Regency Bellevue for Museum of Flight
12:30 p.m. Shuttle Arrives at Museum of Flight Location: 9404 East Marginal Way South, Seattle, WA
12:35 p.m. Shuttle Departs Museum of Flight for Seattle Aquarium/Waterfront
12:55 p.m. Shuttle Arrives at Seattle Aquarium/Waterfront Location: 1483 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA
1:00 p.m. Shuttle Departs Seattle Aquarium/Waterfront for Museum of History and Industry
1:10 p.m. Shuttle Arrives at Museum of History and Industry Location: 890 Terry Ave. N. (SLU Park), Seattle, WA, Parking Lot for Drop-off and Pick-up is Along Valley St.
1:15 p.m. Shuttle Departs for Hyatt Regency Bellevue
1:45 p.m. Shuttle Arrives at Hyatt Regency Bellevue Location: NE 10th Street Charter Zone Near Evergreen Ballroom
2:00 p.m. Shuttle Departs Hyatt Regency Bellevue for Museum of Flight
2:05 p.m. Arrival at Space Needle Location: Charter Zone on Broad Street, Seattle, WA
2:30 p.m. Shuttle Arrives at Museum of Flight Location: 9404 East Marginal Way South, Seattle, WA
2:35 p.m. Shuttle Departs Museum of Flight for Seattle Aquarium/Waterfront
2:55 p.m. Shuttle Arrives at Seattle Aquarium/Waterfront Location: 1483 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA
3:00 p.m. Shuttle Departs Seattle Aquarium/Waterfront for Museum of History and Industry
3:10 p.m. Shuttle Arrives at Museum of History and Industry Location: 890 Terry Ave. N. (SLU Park), Seattle, WA, Parking Lot for Drop-off and Pick-up is Along Valley St.
3:15 p.m. Shuttle Departs for Hyatt Regency Bellevue
4:00 p.m. Shuttle Arrives at Hyatt Regency Bellevue Location: NE 10th Street Charter Zone Near Evergreen Ballroom
4:15 p.m. Shuttle Departs Hyatt Regency Bellevue for Queen Anne Beerhall
4:45 p.m. Shuttle Arrives at Queen Anne Beerhall Location: 203 W. Thomas St., Seattle, WA 4:50 p.m. - Shuttle Departs Queen Anne Beerhall for Hyatt Regency Bellevue
5:10 p.m. Shuttle Arrives at Hyatt Regency Bellevue Location: NE 10th Street Charter Zone Near Evergreen Ballroom
5:20 p.m. Shuttle Departs Hyatt Regency Bellevue for Queen Anne Beerhall
5:50 p.m. Shuttle Arrives at Queen Anne Beerhall Location: 203 W. Thomas St., Seattle, WA
6:00 p.m. Shuttle Departs Queen Anne Beerhall for Hyatt Regency Bellevue
6:30 p.m. Shuttle Arrives at Hyatt Regency Bellevue Location: NE 10th Street Charter Zone Near Evergreen Ballroom
6:40 p.m. Shuttle Departs Hyatt Regency Bellevue for Queen Anne Beerhall
7:10 p.m. Shuttle Arrives at Queen Anne Beerhall Location: 203 W. Thomas St., Seattle, WA
9:45 p.m. Shuttle Departs Queen Anne Beerhall for Hyatt Regency Bellevue
10:30 p.m. Shuttle Arrives at Hyatt Regency Bellevue Location: NE 10th Street Charter Zone Near Evergreen Ballroom

SEATTLE ATTRACTIONS

Seattle Underground Tour
Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour is Seattle’s most unusual attraction, a humorous stroll through intriguing subterranean storefronts and sidewalks entombed when the city rebuilt on top of itself after the Great Fire of 1889. The 75-minute guided walking tour begins beneath Doc Maynard’s Public House, then spills into historic Pioneer Square, Seattle’s birthplace, before plunging underground for an exclusive, time-capsule view of the buried city. It’s the only way to tour the interconnecting tunnels of the world-famous Seattle Underground— don’t be fooled by imposters. All the while, tour guides regale you with sidesplitting stories our pioneers didn’t want you to hear. It’s history with punch lines!

Pike Place Market
Open year-round, this is Seattle’s most iconic attraction — and it’s filled with tasty treats. There’s so much to love about Pike Place Market. Aisles of gleaming fruits and vegetables, tables overflowing with fresh floral bouquets, and booth after booth selling all manner of locally made jewelry, clothing and gifts. It’s also a great place to enjoy many fantastic eateries serving prepared dishes. When you’re not sure what kind of food you’re in the mood to eat, just head to Pike Place Market and sample a little of everything or hop on one of several market tours that focus on food, history, or a little of both. There’s also the whole fishthrowing thing, too.

Space Needle
Most definitely a bucket list item for many, the Space Needle is certainly Seattle’s most iconic structure. Journey skyward for amazing views, fine dining and an experience you’ll never forget. At a height of 605 feet, the Space Needle boasts fabulous 360 degree views that include Mt. Rainier, Puget Sound, the Olympic and Cascade Mountains, the beautiful city of Seattle and beyond.

Museum of Flight
As the longtime home of major airline manufacturing companies, Seattle is no stranger to the miracle of flight. Little wonder that one of the finest aviation museums in the nation is located here. More than 150 historic artifacts are on display at the Museum of Flight, including the legendary SR-71 Blackbird (capable of speeds up to Mach 3 and altitudes above 85,000 feet), an original Concorde jetliner and the actual 707 jet used as Air Force One during the ’50s, ’60s and early ’70s. Many of the exhibits are hands-on and perfect for kids, including flight simulators, a control tower and the Kid’s Flight Zone, where they can strap on flight gear and test their piloting skills.

Seattle Aquarium
The Seattle Aquarium features a stunning 40-foot, 55,000-lb. viewing window that looks into a 120,000-gallon aquarium filled with salmon, colorful rockfish, vibrant sea anemones, and other native Washington marine life. Three times a day, divers take to the waters wearing specialized masks that allow them to interact with and answer questions from the audience. Other exhibits include two touching tide pools filled with sea anemones and sunflower sea star, a pacific coral reef exhibit, marine mammals and an underwater dome, the aquarium’s largest exhibit. The aquarium is located on Seattle’s waterfront at Pier 59.

Museum of History and Industry
From its humble beginnings in 1911, the Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) has grown into the largest private heritage organization in the State of Washington with a collection of over 4 million objects, documents, and photographs from the Puget Sound region’s past. MOHAI uses these artifacts along with cutting edge, hands-on interactive experiences to make history come alive through the unforgettable stories of the men and women who built Seattle from wilderness to world-class city. In addition to museum exhibits, MOHAI hosts a variety of award-winning youth and adult public programs and consistently collaborates with community partners on local events and activities. Ultimately, MOHAI strives to connect individuals with the region’s rich history and inspire them to continue to make the community a strong, vibrant, and sustainable place for all to enjoy.


ATTENDEE & GUEST ACTIVITIES

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Welcome Reception
(Included in attendee and guest registration fee.)
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
SUITE Restaurant/Lounge, Lobby Level of Hyatt Regency Bellevue
Mix and mingle with old friends and plan to make new friends at the kickoff event of the 2017 SOAP Annual Meeting. The Welcome Reception will take place in SUITE Restaurant/Lounge in the Hyatt
Regency Bellevue on the Lobby Level. SUITE is an award winning restaurant and popular Bellevue nightspot, which will serve as the perfect venue to reconnect with all of your SOAP friends.
 
Friday, May 12, 2017
5K Fun Run
($25 Donation to SOAP Endowment Fund)
6:45 a.m.
Join your SOAP friends for a casual running tour led by City Running Tours. It is a conversation-paced route with exciting stops and photo opportunities along the way. We encourage all running levels to join
us. The route will begin and end at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue.

SOAP Banquet
(Banquet Tickets $125; Children $60)

6:00 – 10:00 p.m.,
Bellevue Arts Museum
510 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004 
Approximately a 5 minute walk from the Hyatt Regency Bellevue.

Because we know many foodies attend the SOAP meeting, the theme of this year’s banquet is ‘Eat, Drink, and Be Merry’! Focusing on local-sourced food, wine, and beer, this is a MUST ATTEND event! You will enjoy superb dishes served by Herban Feast, an award-winning Seattle caterer, coupled with opportunities to sample superb Washington State wines and beers. Lastly, the banquet will be held at the Bellevue Arts Museum, a beautiful venue only 2 blocks from the hotel.

About the Bellevue Arts Museum
Bellevue Arts Museum (BAM) is the Pacific Northwest's center for the exploration of art, craft, and design. The Museum's mission is guided by the belief that craft and design are essential to the conversation on art and are equally transformative. From objects made for everyday use to cutting-edge sculpture, furniture, and jewelry, BAM celebrates the creative process, skill, and vision of today's most talented makers. International exhibitions are placed side-byside some of the region's most promising artists, fostering global exchange and providing a platform for thought-provoking ideas.

During the 2017 SOAP Annual Meeting Banquet, The Contact – Quilts of the Sierra Nevada by Ann Johnston will be one of the featured exhibits. The Contact features 30 of Ann Johnston’s large-scale quilts inspired by the California Sierra Nevada mountain range. The Sierra Nevadas are a place of power and fascination for many people who have experienced it. The term “contact” is used to describe the place where geologic units touch, and it’s an inescapable theme in Johnston’s quilts. Through this body of work, Johnston explores the sunlit white granite peaks, and the dark mines and machinery of the California Gold Rush. Her connection to the Sierra Nevada is strong—her family has held a mining claim near Tioga Pass since the 1800s—and it comes to life in the exhibition.

Johnston uses a broad array of literal, abstract, and purely imaginative imagery. Each quilt is designed and made from cloth that Ann Johnston has dyed, painted, or printed herself, and constructed using a range of construction techniques, some remaining as a whole cloth, others, pieced and appliquéd. These works demonstrate a mastery with which Johnston uses different patterns, textures, and processes in her fabrics to produce fascinating pieces that draw one in, powerful on their own and cohesive as a series. #AnnJohnstonBAM #BellevueArtsMuseum

 
Saturday, May 13, 2017
SOAP Informal Social Event – Beer Tasting in Seattle*
(Tickets: $10 per attendee, includes ticket for one complimentary beer)
6:00 – 10:00 p.m. Queen Anne Beerhall, 203 W. Thomas St., Seattle, WA 98119

Come and relax with old friends and meet new friends while enjoying a beer at Seattle’s Queen Anne Beerhall. The Queen Anne Beerhall brings an authentic beer hall experience to Seattle. It is a tradition that Europeans have enjoyed for centuries - communal tables where friends and strangers mingle in a lively, friendly atmosphere, energized by a regular schedule of live music. The establishment features a 7,000 square foot hall, 25 premium draft beers and over 50 bottles. The bar offers unique cocktails made with in-house prepared syrups and shrubs. The menu includes classic beer hall fare with Pacific Northwest influences. Don’t miss perfectly executed staples such as soft Bavarian pretzel, wiener schnitzel and a variety of grilled sausages with sauerkraut. The Queen Anne Beerhall is a place to gather, to experience incredible food, music and community.

Transportation will be provided to and from Queen Anne Beerhall.
Please see the Bus Transportation Schedule on page 13.

*All attendees must be 21 years of age to attend event.


PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Registration Hours
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Patient Safety Workshop: Leading Systems Change
Course Director:
Unyime Ituk, M.B., B.S.; Jennifer Banayan, M.D.
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. The Use of Ultrasound in Obstetric Anesthesia: Vascular Access, Neuraxial Anesthesia, TAP Block and Gastric Assessment Workshop
Course Director: Jose C.A. Carvalho, M.D., Ph.D., FANZCA, FRCPC
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Applications of Focused Cardiac Ultrasound in the Management of the
High Risk Parturient Workshop
Course Director:
Laurie A. Chalifoux, M.D.
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Becoming a Successful Obstetric Anesthesiology Leader Workshop
Course Director:
Grant C. Lynde, M.D., M.B.A.
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Chinese Symposium on Obstetric Anesthesia
Presenters:
Ma Jun, M.D.; Xiaofeng Shen, M.D.; Cynthia A. Wong, M.D.; Mingjun Xu, M.D.; Haiya Yan, M.D.; Shanglong Yao, MD
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Welcome Reception
   
Thursday, May 11, 2017
6:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Registration Hours
6:30 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. Continental Breakfast & View Posters - Exhibits Open
7:45 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Welcome to the 49th Annual Meeting
Brendan Carvalho, M.B.B.Ch., F.R.C.A., M.D.C.H.; Alexander Butwick, M.B.B.S., M.S., F.R.C.A.; Laurent A. Bollag, M.D.; John T. Sullivan, M.D., M.B.A.
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Gertie Marx Research Competition
Moderator:
Richard M. Smiley, M.D., Ph.D.
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Coffee Break, Exhibits & Poster Viewing
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Gertie Marx/FAER Education Lecture: Anesthetic Neurotoxicity - An Update
Introduction: Arvind Palanisamy, M.B., B.S., M.D., F.R.C.A.
Speaker: Ansgar Brambrink, M.D., Ph.D.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Poster Session 1
Moderators:
Benjamin G. Cobb, M.D.; Robert A. Dyer, FCA (SA), Ph.D.; Michaela K. Farber, M.D., M.S.; Yehuda Ginosar, B.Sc., M.B., B.S.; Stephen H. Halpern, M.D., M.Sc., FRCPC; Nicole Higgins, M.D.; Mark D. Rollins, M.D., Ph.D.; Philip A. Rubin, M.D.; Andrea J. Traynor, M.D.
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch On Your Own
1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Research Hour: Why Some Drugs Don't Seem to Work and Others Cause
More Frequent Side Effects During Pregnancy - A Look at Changes in Drug Exposure During Pregnancy
Moderator:
Pamela Flood, M.D.
Speakers: Mary F. Hebert, PharmD, FCCP; Steven Shafer, M.D.
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Pro-Con Debate: Programmed Intermittent Epidural Bolus
Moderator:
Jeanette R. Bauchat, M.D.
Speakers: Roshan Fernando, M.B., Ch.B.; Kenneth E. Nelson, M.D.
3:15 p.m. Open Afternoon & Poster Viewing
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Residents' & Fellows’ Reception (By Invitation)
 
Friday, May 12, 2017
6:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration Hours
6:45 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. 5K Fun Run/Walk
6:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast & View Posters - Exhibits Open
7:40 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. Opening Remarks
Brendan Carvalho, M.B.B.Ch., F.R.C.A., M.D.C.H.
7:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Best Paper Session
Moderator:
David H. Chestnut, M.D.
9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Distinguished Service Award
Recipient:
Robert D’Angelo, M.D.
Presenter: Kenneth E. Nelson, M.D.
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Coffee Break, Exhibits & Poster Viewing
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Fred Hehre Lecture: Two Steps Forward and One Step Forward
Introduction: Lawrence C. Tsen, M.D.
Speaker: Cynthia A. Wong, M.D.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Poster Session 2
Moderators: Yaakov Beilin, M.D.; Maria C. Gutierrez, M.D.; McCallum R. Hoyt,
M.D., M.B.A.; Allison J. Lee, M.D., M.B., B.S.; Kenneth E. Nelson, M.D.; Michael J. Paech, M.B., B.S., FANZCA, F.R.C.A., D.M.; May C.M. Pian-Smith, M.D., M.S.; Stephen Pratt, M.D.; Katherine M. Seligman, M.D.; Carolyn Weiniger, M.B., Ch.B.
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. SOAP Business Meeting & Elections
Boxed lunch will be provided.
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Getting Social
Moderator: Heather C. Nixon, M.D.
Speakers: Lawrence Chu, M.D., M.S.; Ronald B. George, M.D.; Edward R.
Mariano, M.D., M.A.S.
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Coffee Break, Exhibits & Poster Viewing
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Ultrasound for the Obstetric Anesthesiologist
Moderator: Carolyn Weiniger, M.B., Ch.B.
Speakers: Cristian Arzola, M.D., M.Sc.; Jose C.A. Carvalho, M.D., Ph.D., FANZCA, FRCPC; Robert A. Dyer, FCA (SA), Ph.D.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. SOAP Banquet
   
Saturday, May 13, 2017
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration Hours
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast & View Posters
7:40 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. Opening Remarks
Brendan Carvalho, M.B.B.Ch., F.R.C.A., M.D.C.H.
7:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Oral Presentations
Moderator: Philip E. Hess, M.D.
9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Awards Presentations
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Coffee Break & Poster Viewing
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Is Birth Becoming Safer in the World - and What Can We Do?
Introduction: Edward T. Riley, M.D.
Speaker: Jerker Liljestrand, M.D., Ph.D.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Gerard W. Ostheimer Lecture What’s New in Obstetric Anesthesia?
Introduction:
Philip E. Hess, M.D.
Speaker: Brian T. Bateman, M.D., M.Sc.
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch On Your Own & Poster Viewing
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Controversies of Obstetric Hemorrhage Management
Moderator:
Alexander Butwick, M.B.B.S., M.S., F.R.C.A.
Speakers: John T. Sullivan, M.D., M.B.A.; Jonathan H. Waters, M.D.
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Poster Session 3
Moderators:
Mrinalini Balki, M.B., B.S., M.D.; Rebecca D. Minehart, M.D., M.S.H.P.Ed.; William R. Camann, M.D.; Arvind Palanisamy, M.B., B.S., M.D.,
F.R.C.A.; Edward T. Riley, M.D.; Richard M. Smiley, M.D., Ph.D.; Hans P. Sviggum, M.D.; Lawrence C. Tsen, M.D.; Manuel C. Vallejo, Jr., M.D., D.M.D.; Richard N. Wissler, M.D., Ph.D.
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Coffee Break & Poster Viewing
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Enhanced Recovery After Cesarean Delivery
Moderator:
Mohamed Tiouririne, M.D.
Speakers: Ashraf S. Habib, M.B., B.Ch., M.H.Sc., F.R.C.A.; Eric J. Hunt, M.D., Ph.D.; Ruth Landau, M.D.; Pervez Sultan, M.B., B.S., F.R.C.A.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Queen Anne Beerhall Social Outing
   
Sunday, May 14, 2017
6:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Registration Hours
6:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
7:40 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. Opening Remarks
Brendan Carvalho, M.B.B.Ch., F.R.C.A., M.D.C.H.
7:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Best Case Report Panel - Case Report Review with the Experts
Moderator:
Katherine W. Arendt, M.D.
Panelists: Lisa R. Leffert, M.D.; Barbara M. Scavone, M.D.; Lawrence C. Tsen, M.D.
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Ethical Dilemmas in Obstetric Anesthesia
Moderator:
Laurent A. Bollag, M.D.
Speakers: Caitlin D. Sutton, M.D.; Paloma Toledo, M.D., M.P.H.
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Final Awards Presentations and Closing Remarks
Brendan Carvalho, M.B.B.Ch., F.R.C.A.,
M.D.C.H.
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Poster Session 4
Moderators: Terrence K. Allen, M.B., B.S.;
Brenda A. Bucklin, M.D.; Robert D’Angelo, M.D.; Michael A. Froelich, M.D., M.S.; Lisa R. Leffert, M.D.; Robert S. McKay, M.D.; Christine P. McKenzie, M.D.; Jill M. Mhyre, M.D.; Stephen Pratt, M.D.; Mark I. Zakowski, M.D.
11:30 a.m. Adjournment
 

EXHIBITORS
SOAP appreciates the support of its Exhibitors. Please meet with the Exhibitors during the times listed below.

Thursday, May 11, 2017
6:30 - 7:45 a.m. Breakfast with Exhibitors
9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Break with Exhibitors
Friday, May 12, 2017
6:30 - 7:45 a.m. Breakfast with Exhibitors
9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Break with Exhibitors
3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Break with Exhibitors

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Brendan Carvalho, M.B.B.Ch., F.R.C.A., M.D.C.H.
Program Chair, SOAP 49th Annual Meeting
Professor of Anesthesiology,
Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, CA
Alexander Butwick, M.B.B.S., M.S., F.R.C.A.
Meeting Host, SOAP 49th Annual Meeting
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, CA
Laurent A. Bollag, M.D.
Scientific Chair, SOAP 49th Annual Meeting
Associate Professor
University of Washington School of Medicine
University of Washington Medical Center
Seattle, WA
Philip E. Hess, M.D.
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Harvard University Medical School
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA
Ruth Landau, M.D.
Professor in Anesthesiology
Columbia University
New York - Presbyterian Hospital
New York, NY
Jill M. Mhyre, M.D.
Professor in Anesthesiology
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, AR
Richard M. Smiley, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
Columbia University
New York - Presbyterian Hospital
New York, NY
John T. Sullivan, M.D., M.B.A.
Professor of Anesthesiology
Northwestern University Feinberg
School of Medicine
Prentice Women’s Hospital
Chicago, IL
Mark I. Zakowski, M.D.
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA

PROGRAM FACULTY

Gillian Abir, M.B., Ch.B., F.R.C.A.
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, CA
Terrence K. Allen, M.B., B.S.
Duke University School of Medicine
Duke University Health System
Durham, NC
Katherine W. Arendt, M.D.
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN
Cristian Arzola, M.D., M.Sc.
University of Toronto
Mount Sinai Hospital
Toronto, ON
Mrinalini Balki, M.B., B.S., M.D.
University of Toronto
Mount Sinai Hospital
Toronto, ON
Jennifer Banayan, M.D.
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, IL
Brian T. Bateman, M.D., M.Sc.
Harvard University Medical School
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA
Jeanette R. Bauchat, M.D.
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Chicago, IL
Yaakov Beilin, M.D.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
The Mount Sinai Hospital
New York, NY
Laurent A. Bollag, M.D.
University of Washington School of Medicine
University of Washington Medical Center
Seattle, WA
Ansgar M. Brambrink, M.D., Ph.D.
Columbia University
New York - Presbyterian Hospital
New York, NY
Brenda A. Bucklin, M.D.
University of Colorado School of Medicine
University of Colorado Hospital
Denver, CO
Alexander Butwick, M.B.B.S., M.S., F.R.C.A.
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, CA
William R. Camann, M.D.
Harvard University Medical School
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA
Brendan Carvalho, M.B.B.Ch., F.R.C.A., M.D.C.H.
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, CA
Jose C.A. Carvalho, M.D., Ph.D., FANZCA, FRCPC
University of Toronto
Mount Sinai Hospital
Toronto, ON
Laurie A. Chalifoux, M.D.
Michigan State University
College of Human Medicine
Anesthesia Practice Consultants,
Spectrum Health
Grand Rapids, MI
David H. Chestnut, M.D.
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN
Lawrence Chu, M.D., M.S.
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, CA
Benjamin G. Cobb, M.D.
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
University of North Carolina Medical Center
Chapel Hill, NC
Robert D’Angelo, M.D.
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Winston Salem, NC
Jennifer E. Dominguez, M.D., MHS
Duke University School of Medicine
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC
Robert A. Dyer, FCA (SA), Ph.D.
University of Cape Town
Groote Schuur Hospital
Cape Town, South Africa
Michaela K. Farber, M.D., M.S.
Harvard University Medical School
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA
Roshan Fernando, M.B., Ch.B.
University College London
University College London Hospitals
London, UK
Pamela Flood, M.D.
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, CA

Michael A. Froelich, M.D., M.S.
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
University of Alabama Hospital
Birmingham, AL
Robert R. Gaiser, M.D.
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
University of Kentucky HealthCare
Lexington, KY
Grainne Garvey, M.B.Ch.B.(euro), F.R.C.A.
The Royal Liverpool University
Hospital and The Liverpool
Women's Hospital
Liverpool, UK
Ronald B. George, M.D.
Dalhousie University
IWK Health Centre
Haifax, NS
Yehuda Ginosar, B.Sc., M.B., B.S.
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis, MO

Maria C. Gutierrez, M.D.
University of California Davis School of Medicine
University of California Davis Medical Center
Sacramento, CA

Ashraf S. Habib, M.B., B.Ch., M.H.Sc., F.R.C.A.
Duke University School of Medicine
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC
Stephen H. Halpern, M.D., M.Sc., FRCPC
University of Toronto
Mount Sinai Hospital
Toronto, ON
Mary F. Hebert, PharmD, FCCP
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Philip E. Hess, M.D.
Harvard University Medical School
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA
Nicole Higgins, M.D.
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Chicago, IL
McCallum R. Hoyt, M.D., M.B.A.
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Hillcrest Hospital
Mayfield Heights, OH
Eric J. Hunt, M.D., Ph.D.
Kaiser Permanente
Oakland, CA
Unyime Ituk, M.B.B.S.
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Iowa City, IA
Rachel M. Kacmar, M.D.
University of Colorado School of Medicine
University of Colorado Hospital
Aurora, CO
Daniel Katz, M.D.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
The Mount Sinai Hospital
New York, NY
Joanna A. Kountanis, M.D.
University of Michigan School of Medicine
University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, MI
Ruth Landau, M.D.
Columbia University
New York - Presbyterian Hospital
New York, NY
Allison J. Lee, M.D., M.B., B.S.
Columbia University
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, NY
Jennifer Lee, M.D.
Duke University School of Medicine
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC
Lisa R. Leffert, M.D.
Harvard University Medical School
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA
Jerker Liljestrand, M.D., Ph.D.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Seattle, WA
Grant C. Lynde, M.D., M.B.A.
Emory University School of Medicine
Emory University Hospital
Atlanta, GA
Jun Ma, M.D.
Capital Medical University
Anzhen Hospital
Beijing, China
Edward R. Mariano, M.D., M.A.S.
Stanford University School of Medicine
The Palo Alto Veterans Affairs
Health Care System
Stanford, CA
Edward T. McGonigal, D.D.S., M.D.
Creighton University School of Medicine
Creighton University Medical Center
Omaha, NE
Robert S. McKay, M.D.
University of Kansas School of Medicine - Wichita
Wesley Medical Center
Wichita, KS
Christine P. McKenzie, M.D.
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
University of North Carolina Medical Center
Chapel Hill, NC
Jill M. Mhyre, M.D.
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, AR
Rebecca D. Minehart, M.D., M.S.H.P.Ed.
Harvard University Medical School
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA
Albert Moore, M.D., FRCPC
McGill University
Royal Victoria Hospital
Montréal, QC

Kenneth E. Nelson, M.D.
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Winston Salem, NC

Nhathien Nguyen-Lu, BMedSci (Hons), B.M.B.S., F.R.C.A.
Kings College London
Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS
Foundation Trust
London, UK
Hokuto Nishioka, M.D.
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago
Chicago, IL
Heather C. Nixon, M.D.
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago
University of Illinois Health
Chicago, IL
Yayoi Ohashi, M.D., Ph.D., FANZCA
Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospital Group
Perth, Australia
Michael J. Paech, M.B., B.S., FANZCA, F.R.C.A., D.M.
University of Western Australia
King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women
Perth, Australia
Arvind Palanisamy, M.B., B.S., M.D., F.R.C.A.
Harvard University Medical School
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA
Feyce M. Peralta, M.D.
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Chicago, IL
May C.M. Pian-Smith, M.D., M.S.
Harvard University Medical School
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA
Stephen Pratt, M.D.
Harvard University Medical School
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA
Edward T. Riley, M.D.
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, CA
Mark D. Rollins, M.D., Ph.D.
University of California San Francisco School of Medicine
University of California San Francisco Medical Center
San Francisco, CA
Philip A. Rubin, M.D.
Yale University School of Medicine
Yale New Haven Hospital
New Haven, CT
Barbara M. Scavone, M.D.
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, IL
Katherine M. Seligman, M.D.
University of New Mexico School of Medicine
University of New Mexico Health
Albuquerque, NM
Steven Shafer, M.D.
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, CA
Xiaofeng Shen, M.D.
Nanjing Medical University
Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital
Nanjing, China
Grace H. Shih, M.D.
Kansas University School of Medicine
Kansas University Medical Center
Kansas City, KS
Naveed T. Siddiqui, M.D.
University of Toronto
Mount Sinai Hospital
Toronto, ON
Richard M. Smiley, M.D., Ph.D.
Columbia University
New York - Presbyterian Hospital
New York, NY
John T. Sullivan, M.D., M.B.A.
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Chicago, IL
Pervez Sultan, M.B., B.S., F.R.C.A.
University College London
University College London Hospitals
London, UK
Caitlin D. Sutton, M.D.
Baylor College of Medicine
Texas Children's Hospital
Houston, TX
Hans P. Sviggum, M.D.
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN
Chiraag Talati, M.B.B.S., B.Sc. (Hons), F.R.C.A.
University of Toronto
Mount Sinai Hospital
Toronto, ON
Mohamed Tiouririne, M.D.
University of Virginia School of Medicine
University of Virginia Medical Center
Charlottesville, VA
Paloma Toledo, M.D., M.P.H.
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
Prentice Women’s Hospital
Chicago, IL
Andrea J. Traynor, M.D.
Stanford University School of Medicine
Lucille Packard Children's Hospital
Stanford, CA
Lawrence C. Tsen, M.D.
Harvard University Medical School
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA
Mahesh Vaidyanathan, M.D., M.B.A., B.S.
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
Prentice Women's Hospital
Chicago, IL
Manuel C. Vallejo, Jr., M.D., D.M.D.
West Virginia University School of Medicine
Morgantown, WV
Anasuya Vasudevan, M.B., B.S., M.D., F.R.C.A.
Harvard University Medical School
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA
Jonathan H. Waters, M.D.
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Magee Womens Hospital of UPMC
Pittsburgh, PA
Carolyn Weiniger, M.B., Ch. B.
Hebrew University
Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center
Jerusalem, Israel
Paul M. Wieczorek, M.D., FRCPC
McGill University
Jewish General Hospital
Montréal, QC
Richard N. Wissler, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Rochester School of Medicine
Strong Memorial Hospital
Rochester, NY
Cynthia A. Wong, M.D.
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Iowa City, IA
Cristina L. Wood, M.D.
University of Colorado School of Medicine
University of Colorado Hospital
Aurora, CO

Mingjun Xu, M.D.
Capital Medical University
Beijing Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital
Beijing, China

Edward A. Yaghmour, M.D.
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Chicago, IL
Haiya Yan, M.D.
Ningbo Women and Children‘s Hospital
Ningbo, China
Shanglong Yao, M.D.
Union Hospital
Wuhan, China
Mark I. Zakowski, M.D.
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA
Paul Zakus, M.D., FRCPC
Anesthesiologist
Calgary, AB

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Mission Statement
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.

The mission of this Society is to improve the pregnancy-related outcomes of women and neonates through the support of obstetric anesthesiology research, the provision of education to its members, other providers, and pregnant women, and the promotion of excellence in clinical anesthetic care.

A membership in SOAP is an opportunity to meet people who share your interests, and to stimulate improvements in health care for pregnant patients.

ACCME Accreditation and Designation Statements
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology. The American Society of Anesthesiologists is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Society of Anesthesiologists designates this live activity for a maximum of 30.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™*. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

*This amount includes the optional workshops.

Target Audience
The SOAP 49th Annual Meeting is intended for anesthesiologists, obstetricians, neonatologists, obstetric medicine specialists, maternal-fetal medicine specialists, residents, fellows and medical students. The Society supports the attendance by associate members in the educational sessions of the annual meeting. The program is generated from member requests and an assessment of need by the Program Committee. Attendance at this meeting does not guarantee competency or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught during the course.

Mission of SOAP Program Committee
The mission of the Society’s Program Committee is to provide anesthesiologists, obstetricians, and other physicians and members of related allied health specialties with the knowledge that will reinforce past learning as well as disseminate new concepts, practices, and skills involving anesthesia and analgesia for the pregnant woman.

Participation in the SOAP 49th Annual Meeting
Attendance shall be open to all health practitioners, provided that they have registered for the meeting. CME credit will only be offered to M.D.s, D.O.s or equivalent.

Educational Format
CME activities may include the following formats: plenary sessions, debates, lectures, poster discussions, oral abstracts, problem-based learning, and skill-set workshops.

Annual Meeting Objectives
At the completion of this conference the participants should be able to:

  1. Describe innovative neuraxial, gastric and focused cardiac ultrasound techniques to enhance the peripartum care of obstetric patients.
  2. Identify how physiologic changes associated with pregnancy impact the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of drugs commonly used in obstetric practice.
  3. Decide whether programmed intermittent epidural bolus techniques should be routinely offered as the optimal means for maintaining epidural labor analgesia.
  4. Identify, discuss, and critically evaluate recent peerreviewed research related to obstetric anesthesia, obstetrics, perinatology, and allied medical disciplines.
  5. Review how to properly use social media and other online platforms for marketing your anesthetic practice and educating pregnant women.
  6. Discuss fetal anesthetic neurotoxicity and the potential impact to the fetus and neonate of maternal exposure to analgesic and anesthetic drugs.
  7. Identify updates on enhanced recovery protocols after cesarean delivery to better manage perioperative pain and prevent hypothermia, nausea and vomittng.
  8. Review controversies about blood management for obstetric hemorrhage.
  9. Describe and discuss real-life ethical dilemmas that obstetric anesthesiologists face on the labor and delivery unit.
  10. List about the latest medical advances in global health that can be used to reduce rates of maternal death and severe maternal morbidity.

Special Needs Statement
The American Society of Anesthesiologists and the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology are committed to making its activities accessible to all individuals and fully comply with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the rules and regulations thereof. If you are in need of an accommodation, please do not hesitate to call the SOAP office at (414) 389-8611 and/or submit a description of your needs in writing to info@soap.org.

Disclosure Policy
The American Society of Anesthesiologists remains strongly committed to providing the best available evidence-based clinical information to participants of this educational activity and requires an open disclosure of any potential conflict of interest identified by our faculty members. It is not the intent of the American Society of Anesthesiologists to eliminate all situations of potential conflict of interest, but rather to enable those who are working with the American Society of Anesthesiologists to recognize situations that may be subject to question by others. All disclosed conflicts of interest are reviewed by the educational activity course director/chair to ensure that such situations are properly evaluated and, if necessary, resolved. The American Society of Anesthesiologists educational standards pertaining to conflict of interest are intended to maintain the professional autonomy of the clinical experts inherent in promoting a balanced presentation of science. Through our review process, all American Society of Anesthesiologists CME activities are ensured of independent, objective, scientifically balanced presentations of information. Disclosure of any or no relationships will be made available for all educational activities.


SESSION DESCRIPTIONS

Oral and Poster Sessions:

Oral Presentations
Oral presentations of high quality peerreviewed scientific research related to obstetric anesthesia, followed by a question and answer session.

Poster Sessions 1 - 4
These are poster reviews. Designated moderators will moderate poster presentations of peer-reviewed scientific research.

General Sessions/Other:

Best Paper Session
Presentation of obstetric anesthesia research judged by peers as the best quality research currently taking place, moderated by Dr. David H. Chestnut. A question and answer period will be included. This is a judged competition.

Best Case Report Panel - Case Report Review with the Experts
Dr. Katie Arendt will moderate a panel including Drs. Lisa Leffert, Barbara Scavone, and Lawrence Tsen. The panel will discuss clinical dilemmas in obstetric anesthesia. This discussion is always lively and spirited!

Controversies of Obstetric Hemorrhage Management
In this session, two leading experts will discuss controversies surrounding the use of ratio-driven transfusion practice and antifibrinolytic therapy for obstetric hemorrhage management.

Enhanced Recovery After Cesarean Delivery
This session will cover standardization of care to improve maternal outcomes and provide tangible steps for the implementation of an ERAS or a Perioperative Surgical Home program. Discussion will also occur
regarding the development and application of evidence based best practice protocols for the management of post-cesarean delivery pain, and the prevention of perioperative hypothermia, nausea and vomiting.

Ethical Dilemmas in Obstetric Anesthesia
Members of this panel will discuss common ethical dilemmas faced by the practicing obstetric anesthesiologist. Experts will discuss medico-legal issues related to informed consent, and the challenges in obtaining consent from patients with limited English proficiency.

Fred Hehre Lecture
This keynote lecture, in memory of Fred Hehre, will be given by Dr. Cynthia Wong. Dr. Wong is an internationally recognized leader in the field of obstetric anesthesia.

Gertie Marx/FAER Education Lecture: Anesthetic Neurotoxicity - An Update
There is public health concern that exposure of the developing human brain to widely used anesthetic medications results in permanent neurocognitive deficits. This keynote lecture will review pre-clinical data to understand neurodegenerative changes after anesthetic exposure, and discuss retrospective studies showing cognitive deficits in children exposed to anesthesia early in life.

Gertie Marx Research Competition
In memory of Gertie Marx, this session is a presentation of obstetric anesthesia research judged by peers as the best quality research done by medical students, residents, and fellows. This is a judged competition, moderated by Dr. Richard Smiley.

Gerard W. Ostheimer Lecture - What’s New in Obstetric Anesthesia?
Always a highlight of the meeting, the Gerard W. Ostheimer lecture is a review of important, relevant, and/or practice-changing literature related to obstetric anesthesia, obstetrics, perinatology, and allied medical disciplines that was published in calendar year 2016. This year's Ostheimer lecturer will be Dr. Brian Bateman. This presentation will bring you up to date on the latest evidence-based advances in the anesthetic management of pregnant women.

Getting Social
We will explore personal and professional benefits of using social media. Lecturers will discuss how to use social media to better educate patients and providers about obstetric anesthesiology practices. Attendees will also hear about how social media platforms can be used as marketing tools to enhance their professional reputation.

If you want to learn more about using Twitter, please connect with one of our social media ambassadors during the meeting.

Is Birth Becoming Safer in the World - and What Can We Do?
The presentation will give a brief overview of global health issues affecting mothers and newborns. Current challenges in the delivery of obstetric and newborn care in low and middle income countries will be discussed.

Pro-Con Debate: Programmed Intermittent Epidural Bolus
This debate will frame the arguments for and against using current labor analgesia administration practices vs. programmed intermittent epidural bolus administration. The usual ‘no holds barred’ rules for Pro-Con debates apply.

Research Hour: Why Some Drugs Don't Seem to Work and Others Cause More Frequent Side Effects During Pregnancy - A Look at Changes in Drug Exposure During Pregnancy
This year’s SOAP research panel will focus on clinically important pharmacokinetic changes during pregnancy and lactation. Dr. Steven Shafer will introduce basic concepts important to pharmacokinetics and explain how they are changed in pregnancy. Dr. Pamela Flood will provide examples of several important and often overlooked issues related to drug prescribing and administration during the peripartum period. Dr. Mary Hebert will provide a plenary lecture on pharmacokinetic changes that affect the continuum of pregnancy and lactation.

Ultrasound for the Obstetric Anesthesiologist
This dynamic session, presented by three obstetric anesthesiologists with superlative ultrasound skills, will present recent advances in the use of ultrasound for diagnostic procedures that may be relevant for the obstetric anesthesiologist, including neuraxial blocks, gastric assessments of fasting patients, and transthoracic echocardiography. In addition to teaching the fundamentals, the presentations will discuss integration of these ultrasound skills into clinical practice. Experts will discuss whether proficiency in this technology is expedient or essential for obstetric anesthesiologists in order to provide optimal patient care.

Morning Optional Workshops

Patient Safety Workshop: Leading Systems Change
(limited to 50 attendees)
Additional Fee: $295

  • Wednesday, May 10, 2017,
    8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Course Directors: Unyime Ituk, M.B., B.S.; Jennifer Banayan, M.D.

Faculty: Gillian Abir, M.B., Ch.B., F.R.C.A.; Jeanette R. Bauchat, M.D.; Jennifer E. Dominguez, M.D., MHS; Michaela K. Farber, M.D., M.S.; Rachel M. Kacmar, M.D.; Daniel Katz, M.D.; Joanna A. Kountanis, M.D.; Jennifer Lee, M.D.; Edward T. McGonigal, D.D.S., M.D.; Jill M. Mhyre, M.D.; Cristina L. Wood, M.D.

This workshop will address how obstetric anesthesiologists can help lead system changes to improve the safety culture on obstetric units. The workshop will be very interactive and participants should expect to leave with usable tools and strategies to tackle maternal safety challenges that exist in their institutions. Topics to be discussed include use of simulation and root cause analysis on L&D, creating and maintaining quality improvement projects, incorporation of NPMS bundles into existing maternal safety programs, and how to increase safety buy-in and collaboration from all stakeholder groups on labor and delivery.

The Use of Ultrasound in Obstetric Anesthesia: Vascular Access, Neuraxial Anesthesia, TAP Block and Gastric Assessment Workshop
(limited to 36 attendees)
Additional Fee: $295

  • Wednesday, May 10, 2016,
    8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Course Director: Jose C.A. Carvalho, M.D., Ph.D., FANZCA, FRCPC

Faculty: Cristian Arzola, M.D., M.Sc.; Mrinalini Balki, M.B., B.S., M.D.; Grainne Garvey, M.B., Ch.B. (euro), F.R.C.A.; Ronald George, M.D., FRCPC; Albert Moore, M.D., FRCPC; Nhathien Nguyen-Lu, BMedSci (Hons), B.M., B.S., F.R.C.A; Yayoi Ohashi, M.D., Ph.D., FANZCA; Naveed T. Siddiqui, M.D., M.Sc.; Chiraag Talati, M.B.B.S., B.Sc. (Hons), F.R.C.A.; Paul M. Wieczorek, M.D., FRCPC; Paul Zakus, M.D., FRCPC

Our popular ultrasound workshop is back! This session consists of four mini-lectures and hands-on experience with human volunteers to give the participant the necessary practical skills for the use of ultrasound for vascular access, transverse abdominis plane blocks, neuraxial anesthesia and gastric assessment.

Afternoon Optional Workshops

Becoming a Successful Obstetric Anesthesiology Leader Workshop
(limited to 50 attendees)
Additional Fee: $295

  • Wednesday, May 10, 2017,
    1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Course Director: Grant C. Lynde, M.D., M.B.A.

Faculty: Robert R. Gaiser, M.D.; Heather C. Nixon, M.D.; Grace H. Shih, M.D.; Paloma Toledo, M.D., M.P.H.; Edward A. Yaghmour, M.D.

Do you have what it takes to successfully lead an Obstetric Anesthesiology division? Learn about the five conflict resolution styles and how you can harness this understanding to your advantage in difficult situations. Discover how to find the perfect mentor and learn how to become active in your national organizations.

Focused Cardiac Ultrasound in the Management of the High Risk Parturient Workshop
(limited to 24 attendees)
Additional Fee: $295

  • Wednesday, May 10, 2017,
    1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Course Director: Laurie A. Chalifoux, M.D.

Faculty: Jennifer Banayan, M.D.; Rachel M. Kacmar, M.D.; Hokuto Nishioka, M.D.; Feyce M. Peralta, M.D.; Manesh Vaidyanathan, M.D., M.B.A., B.S.; Anasuya Vasudevan, M.B., B.S., M.D., F.R.C.A.

Specifically tailored to the anesthesiologist with little or no prior experience, this workshop consists of a short didactic session followed by a hands-on workshop with volunteers to familiarize the participant with the use of bedside transthoracic echocardiography to assess volume status and cardiac function.


1st Chinese Symposium on Obstetric Anesthesia

The Society of Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP) announces its 1st Chinese Symposium on Obstetric Anesthesia to be held on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue in Bellevue, Washington during the SOAP 49th Annual Meeting. Simultaneous interpretation from Mandarin to English will be available.

The tentative program is as follows:

  1. Cynthia Wong, MD, University of Iowa: History of Labor Analgesia
  2. Shanglong Yao, MD, Union Hospital, Wuhan: The Cesarean “Scar" - Challenges from the Second Child Policy After a Cesarean Pandemic
  3. Jun Ma, MD, Anzhen Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing: Anesthesia for Women with Cardiac Diseases
  4. Mingjun Xu, MD, Beijing Obestrics and Gynecology Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing: Continuous Spinal Analgesia for Labor
  5. Xiaofeng Shen, MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing: High Epidural Rate: How Did We Achieve It?
  6. Haiya Yan, MD, Ningbo Women and Children‘s Hospital, Ningbo: Cell Salvage in Postpartum Hemorrhage

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