///SOAP Presents: The SOAP 50th Annual Meeting
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SOAP Presents: The SOAP 50th Annual Meeting

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


SOAP 50th Annual Meeting – Obstetric Anesthesia: Past, Present and Future

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.

Discounted Registration Rates for SOAP Fellow Members
SOAP Fellow Members who do not receive departmental funds for educational purposes from their institution or hospital may be eligible for a discounted rate until April 6, 2018. Please click here for more information.


Join us at the 2018 SOAP Annual Meeting at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel in 
Miami, Florida

Mark I. Zakowski, M.D., FASA
Chair, Scientific Program Committee
2018 SOAP Annual Meeting

Paloma Toledo, M.D., M.P.H.
2018 SOAP Annual Meeting Host

On behalf of the SOAP Board of Directors and the SOAP 2018 Annual Meeting Program Committee, we are excited to welcome you to SOAP’s 50th Annual Meeting! The meeting will be held at the Loews Miami Beach on May 9-13th, 2018.

The theme of the meeting will be Obstetric Anesthesia: Past, Present, and Future. Sessions honoring SOAP’s past will include this year’s Gertie Marx Education Lecture, which will be given by Bradley Smith, MD and Richard Clark, MD, two of the six founders of SOAP. Given the ongoing national opioid crisis, special sessions will be dedicated to understanding and addressing the opioid epidemic. Dr. Jerome Adams, the first physician-anesthesiologist to serve as Surgeon General, will speak on the opioid epidemic on Friday afternoon.* And several sessions will be devoted towards the future of obstetric anesthesia and obstetric anesthesia patient safety. All of the workshops and conference events will occur on site at the Loews.

This year’s meeting will begin with a day of pre-meeting workshops. These workshops will include both hands-on skill development, such as the workshops on improving point-of-care ultrasound skills (e.g. transversus abdominis plane blockade, gastric ultrasound, transthoracic echocardiograms), as well as faculty development workshops for practicing anesthesiologists (innovations in medical education and managing difficult conversations).

The Research Committee will hold a half-day symposium on the opioid epidemic, taking a deep dive into what research has been done, and what research is needed. The Spanish-language SOAP 4th Latin American Symposium will include speakers from the US and Latin America, focusing on issues critical to care in Latin America. In addition, there will be a Chinese Symposium, focusing on obstetric anesthesia issues.

Many of your favorite sessions will return, including the Gertie Marx Research Competition, Best Paper Sessions and the year’s complete obstetric anesthesia related literature review
(the Gerard W. Ostheimer Lecture).

New this year is a Saturday clinician track, filled with the most requested refresher course lectures for the practicing and occasional obstetric anesthesia clinicians on Saturday. The Clinician Track includes eight 30-minute lectures as well as the main session keynote lectures that day. Please come and bring your friends and colleagues. Enjoy the benefits of knowledge, employing the latest techniques and protocols to improve patient outcomes and sharing information with your colleagues.

There is an exceptional slate of distinguished speakers at this meeting. This year’s “What’s New in Obstetrics” will be delivered by Sean Blackwell, M.D., President of the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine. The “What’s New in Neonatology Lecture” will be given by University of Miami’s Eduardo Bancalari, MD. Our own Ashraf Habib, M.D. will deliver the Gerard W. Ostheimer “What’s New in Obstetric Anesthesia” lecture, and this year’s Fred Hehre Lecturer is Robert Dyer, MD from the University of Cape Town South Africa. On Saturday
afternoon, U.S. House of Representatives Congressman, Andy Harris M.D., will give a healthcare policy update.

You will have many opportunities to visit with friends and colleagues in Miami. The Welcome Reception will be held outdoors on Wednesday afternoon. The reception will capture the essence of Miami and kick off the beginning of the 50th anniversary celebrations. On Friday morning, wake up early for complimentary yoga on the beach, led by instructors from the Exhale Spa. Finally, on Saturday, make sure to get your tickets for the SOAP Banquet. The banquet will be held in the Americana Ballroom overlooking the ocean. Enjoy an exquisite sit-down meal and then dance the night away as we celebrate the beginning of SOAP’s next 50 years.

The elegant Loews hotel is a Miami Beach icon, and the perfect setting for the Annual Meeting. The hotel is situated on three and a half acres of ocean front property. The hotel was recently renovated, has 790 guest rooms, and a luxurious pool deck. For additional relaxation, visit the on-site, full-service, Exhale Spa. The hotel is also steps away from shopping, award wining restaurants, and Miami’s historic Art Deco District. If you are bringing your family, the hotel is conveniently located near many of Miami’s best children’s attractions.

Come for the meeting, but save time to enjoy Miami at its best! We look forward to welcoming you to the Annual Meeting that you won’t want to miss!

Sincerely,

Mark I. Zakowski, M.D., FASA &

Paloma Toledo, M.D., M.P.H.

* Pending HHS Approval

Thank you to the 2018 SOAP Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze Supporters:

  • Gauss Surgical, Inc.
  • Rivanna Medical, LLC
  • Envision Physician Services
  • International Medical Development (IMD, Inc.)
Special thanks to Walter Zohmann and International Medical Development (IMD Inc.) for making the Gertie Marx Memorial Video.
Jointly Provided by:

HOTEL & TRAVEL INFORMATION

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

THE ROOM BLOCK IS NOW SOLD OUT.

The Loews Miami Beach Hotel SOAP room block is now sold out.

Please call A Room With A View for information on the official designated SOAP overflow hotels.
They will secure the lowest available rates at the best available hotels within walking distance of the Loews Miami Beach Hotel.

Reservations processed by A Room With A View are automatically on a waitlist for rooms at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel should cancellations occur within the SOAP room block at the discounted group rate.

A Room With A View can be contacted at 1-800-780-4343
Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm CDT
International attendees can reach them at reservations@aroomwithaview.net.
This is a FREE SERVICE for all SOAP attendees.

Resort Amenities

The reduced resort amenity package is $13.00 per day plus tax for group attendees.

The Resort Amenity Program includes the following:

  • Premium Plus upgraded internet access for up to 4 mobile devices.
  • Daily Fitness Center access
  • Complimentary participation in daily meditation class on exhale
    spa terrace (registration required & weather permitting)
  • Use of up to 4 beach chairs, daily. One chair per person
  • Use of kayaks, paddle boards and boogie boards
  • Complimentary Banana Boat rides from 10AM – 11AM daily, based upon availability
  • Unlimited local calls

PARKING

Day Valet Parking: $33.17 per day maximum
Overnight Valet Parking: $43.87 per day maximum

DIRECTIONS TO LOEWS MIAMI BEACH HOTEL

From Miami International Airport
The Loews Miami Beach Hotel is located approximately 20 minutes from the airport.

Taxis, Super Shuttle and busses may be accessed at the airport by following signs to ground transportation.

Via Taxi: Taxi Fare is a flat rate $32.00

Via Shuttle: Super Shuttle is approximately $14.00
https://www.supershuttle.com/?Location=Miami

Vis Bus: Miami-Dade Transit’s new Airport Flyer (Route 150) runs every half hour from 6 AM to 11 PM daily.
One way fare is $2.35.

Via Car:

From the South:
Take U.S. 1 to to I-95 North to exit #5 (1-395/MacArthur Causeway) heading east to Miami Beach. I-395 will merge into Fifth Street; take Fifth Street to Collins Avenue. Make a left on Collins Avenue; the hotel is approximately eleven blocks North, Located on the right side of the street.

From the North:
Take 1-95 South to the I-195 Miami Beach exit and head east. Bear right to merge on to Alton Road Southbound. Follow Alton Road to 16th Street. Turn left on 16th Street and the Loews Miami Beach Hotel will be at the end of the street on Collins Avenue.


ANNUAL MEETING IS PAPERLESS

Printed documents will not be available at the meeting. Documents will be available on the website should you wish to print them beforehand or to download them to an iPad or other tablet device before the meeting.

Making a meeting paperless yields the benefit of considerably reducing the cost and the carbon footprint of the meeting. A paperless meeting also makes it easier for meeting participants to locate and store documents and allows for faster preparation and distribution of conference materials.

To facilitate the paperless meeting, meeting attendees are requested to follow these suggestions:

  • Meeting participants should bring their own computing devices – extra computers are
    not available for use during the meeting. Questions concerning rental of any computer
    equipment may be directed to the Loews Miami Beach Hotel AV department. The Loews
    Miami Beach Hotel also has a business center for printing documents.
  • Wireless internet is available in the meeting rooms and guest rooms. Power sources (power
    strips) will NOT be available in the meeting rooms. Please be sure your portable devices
    are fully charged before coming to the meeting, or print your documents in advance of
    the meeting.
  • Each meeting participant should include a current e-mail address when completing the
    meeting registration form in order to be able to receive correspondence about the
    meeting materials.


PHOTO & VIDEO DISCLOSURE

Photos and video footage are periodically taken of people participating in a SOAP meeting. Please be aware that by registering for a SOAP meeting or participating in an activity or attending an event at a SOAP
meeting, you authorize SOAP to use these photos and video footage for promotional purposes in SOAP publications, advertising, marketing materials, brochures, social media (including Facebook, YouTube,
Instagram, Twitter, and other social media sites operated by SOAP), and the SOAP website without additional prior notice or permission and without any compensation. All photos and videos are property of SOAP.


ATTENDEE & GUEST ACTIVITIES

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Welcome Reception 
(Included in attendee and guest registration fee.)
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
The city of Miami has been shaped by many cultural influences, particularly Cuban, making it one of the most international and cosmopolitan of American cities. Experience the ‘caliente’ sizzle of Miami with Latin sounds and flavors at the SOAP Welcome Reception. Held outside oceanside on the Americana Lawn, you will heard the sounds of the Bob Folse Trio, three talented musicians with influences of Flamenco, Classical, Jazz and Latin music that creates a style of music unique and exciting. Food from local providers including the cuisines of Cuba, Mexico and the Caribbean will tempt you along with frosty regional beverages. Open to all attendees!
Friday, May 11, 2018
Sunrise Beach Yoga
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Wake up with the sun and the sound of the ocean. Start your day off increasing your flexibility, strength, mental clarity and overall energy levels. This vinyasa flow practice will leave you feeling revitalized and
ready to take on the rest of your day.
Saturday, May 12, 2018
50th Anniversary Celebration Banquet
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Celebrate 50 years of learning, friendship and community at the SOAP 50th Anniversary Banquet. The Americana Ballroom at the Loews features open balconies with sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean. Inside the Ballroom, a spirit of celebration is catching, as special decorations and an elegant dinner with a surprise dessert begin the evening. After dinner live music with fill the room as Stereo FM provide the perfect mix of modern and classic music. Attendees are encouraged to take to the dance floor!


PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration Hours
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. SOAP Education Committee Workshop – Past, Present, and Future: Innovations in Education
Faculty: Jacqueline M. Galvan, M.D.; Bryan Mahoney, M.D.; Rebecca D. Minehart, M.D., M.S.H.P.Ed.; Heather C. Nixon, M.D..
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. SOAP Research Workshop: Opioids in the Obstetric Population
Course Directors: Ruth Landau, M.D.; Brian Bateman, M.D., M.Sc.
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The Use of Ultrasound in Obstetric Anesthesia: Vascular Access, Neuraxial Anesthesia, TAP Block, Gastric Assessment and Identification of the Cricothyroid Membrane (NEW)
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. SOAP Education and Patient Safety Workshop: Expert Communication
Strategies: Speaking Up, Giving Feedback, and Negotiating to Succeed
Course Directors: 
Grant C. Lynde, M.D., M.B.A.; Rebecca D. Minehart, M.D., M.S.H.P.Ed.; Grace H. Shih, M.D. 
1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Latin American Symposium on Obstetric Anesthesia
Course Directors: Vilma E. Ortiz, M.D.; Mauricio Vasco, M.D.
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Chinese Symposium on Obstetric Anesthesia
Course Director: 
Jie Zhou, M.D., M.S., M.B.A. 
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Welcome Reception
Thursday, May 10, 2018
6:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration Hours
6:30 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Continental Breakfast & View Posters – Exhibits Open
7:30 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Welcome to the 50th Annual Meeting
Mark I. Zakowski, M.D., FASA; Paloma Toledo, M.D., M.P.H.; Brendan Carvalho, M.B.B.Ch., F.R.C.A., M.D.C.H.
7:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Gertie Marx Research Competition
Moderator: 
Cynthia A. Wong, M.D.
9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Distinguished Service Award
Recipient:
 David H. Chestnut, M.D.
Presenter: Curtis L. Baysinger, M.D.
9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Coffee Break, Exhibits & Poster Viewing
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. What’s New in Obstetrics
Introduction: Mark I. Zakowski, M.D., FASA
Speaker: Sean C. Blackwell, M.D.
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Poster Session 1
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Maternal Cardiac Disease Panel
Moderator: Katherine W. Arendt, M.D.
Speakers: Marie-Louise Meng, M.D.; Felicity Plaat, M.D.
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Poster Session 2
12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch Discussion Table: Overcoming Obstacles to Patient Safety on Labor and Delivery
Speakers: Jennifer Banayan, M.D.; Unyime Ituk, M.B.B.S.; Rachel M. Kacmar, M.D.
12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch Discussion Table: Why is it Important to Implement an ERAS Program for your Cesarean Section Patients?
Speakers: Mohamed Tiouririne, M.D.
12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch Discussion Table: Critical Care Scenarios: Improving Obstetric Outcomes
Speakers:
 Cesar Padilla, M.D.
12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Lunch On Your Own
1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Oral Presentations I
Moderator:
 Regina Y. Fragneto, M.D.
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Poster Session 3
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Poster Session 4
3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Coffee Break, Exhibits & Poster Viewing
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. What’s New in Neonatology
Introduction: Daria M. Moaveni, M.D., B.S.
Speaker: Eduardo Bancalari, M.D.
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Poster Session 5
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Residents’ and Fellows’ Reception (By Invitation)
Friday, May 11, 2017
6:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration Hours
6:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast & View Posters – Exhibits Open
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Yoga on the Beach
7:55 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Opening Remarks
Mark I. Zakowski, M.D., FASA
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Best Paper Session
Moderator:
 Lawrence C. Tsen, M.D.
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Poster Session 6
9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Coffee Break, Exhibits & Poster Viewing
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Gertie Marx Education Lecture: SOAP’s 50th Anniversary
Speakers: Brendan Carvalho, M.B.B.Ch., F.R.C.A., M.D.C.H.; Richard B. Clark, M.D.; Bradley Smith, M.D.; Mark I. Zakowski, M.D., FASA
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Poster Session 7
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Innovations for Obstetric Hemorrhage
Moderator:
 Alexander Butwick, M.B.B.S., M.S., F.R.C.A.
Speakers: Daniela A. Carusi, M.D., M.S.C.; Michaela K. Farber, M.D., M.S.; Daniel Katz, M.D.; Jill M. Mhyre, M.D.
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Poster Session 8
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch On Your Own
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Opioid Epidemic
Introduction: May C.M. Pian-Smith, M.D., M.S.
Speaker: Jerome M. Adams, M.D., M.P.H., U.S. Surgeon General*
2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Poster Session 9
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Best Poster Session
Moderator:
 Katherine G. Lim, M.D.
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Coffee Break, Exhibits & Poster Viewing
3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Poster Session 10
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Research Hour – Opioids in Pregnancy and the Postpartum: New Insights from Research
Moderator: Ruth Landau, M.D.
Speakers: Brian T. Bateman, M.D., M.Sc.; Emily S. Miller, M.D., M.P.H.
Saturday, May 12, 2018
7:00 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. Registration Hours
7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast & View Posters
7:55 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Opening Remarks
Mark I. Zakowski, M.D., FASA
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Oral Presentations II
Moderator:
 Nuala Lucas, M.B., B.S., F.R.C.A.
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Preeclampsia Update
Speaker:
 McCallum R. Hoyt, M.D., M.B.A.
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Poster Session 11
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Cesarean
Speaker:
 Laurent A. Bollag, M.D.
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Coffee Break & Poster Viewing
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Obstetric Critical Care: Finally Understanding the Clotting Cascade and DIC
Speaker:
 Michael Foley, M.D.
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Vasopressors: What’s New
Speaker:
 Richard M. Smiley, M.D., Ph.D.
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Poster Session 12
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Obstetric Hemorrhage
Speaker: 
Alexander Butwick, M.B.B.S., M.S., F.R.C.A.
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Gerard W. Ostheimer Lecture
What’s New in Obstetric Anesthesia?
Introduction: 
Brian T. Bateman, M.D., M.Sc.
Speaker: Ashraf S. Habib, M.B., B.Ch., M.H.Sc., F.R.C.A.
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. SOAP Annual Business Meeting and Elections
Boxed lunch will be provided.
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Fred Hehre Lecture
Introduction: Brendan Carvalho, M.B.B.Ch., F.R.C.A., M.D.C.H.
Speaker: Robert A. Dyer, FCA (SA), Ph.D.
2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Update
James D. Grant, M.D., M.B.A., ASA President
2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Future of Obstetric Anesthesia 2028 Panel
Moderator:
 Mark I. Zakowski, M.D., FASA
Speakers: Robert R. Gaiser, M.D.; Heather C. Nixon, M.D.; Mark I. Zakowski, M.D., FASA
2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Practice Management: Obstetric Anesthesia
Speaker: 
Edward A. Yaghmour, M.D.
2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Poster Session 13
2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Anticoagulation and Regional Anesthesia: Guideline Review
Speaker:
 Klaus Kjaer, M.D., M.B.A.
3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Pro-Con Debate – Obstetric Patients Do Not Need Respiratory Monitoring
After Neuraxial Morphine
Moderator:
 Brendan Carvalho, M.B.B.Ch., F.R.C.A., M.D.C.H.
Pro: Carolyn Weiniger, M.B., Ch. B.
Con: Jeanette R. Bauchat, M.D.
3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Nitrous Oxide for Labor Analgesia
Speaker:
 Mark D. Rollins, M.D., Ph.D.
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Poster Session 14
3:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. The Baby Friendly Initiative – Coming Soon to Your Labor & Delivery Unit
Speaker:
 William R. Camann, M.D.
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Obstetric Healthcare Disparities
Speaker:
 Paloma Toledo, M.D., M.P.H.
4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Poster Session 15
4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. The Future of Health Care Policy
Speaker:
 Congressman Andy Harris, M.D.
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. 50th Anniversary Celebration Banquet
Sunday, May 13, 2018
7:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Registration Hours
7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
7:55 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Opening Remarks
Mark I. Zakowski, M.D., FASA
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Vasopressors: Ephedrine vs. Phenylephrine vs. Norepinephrine
Moderator:
 Richard M. Smiley, M.D., Ph.D.
Speakers: Allison J. Lee, M.D., M.B., B.S.; Kenneth E. Nelson, M.D.; Manuel C. Vallejo, Jr., M.D., D.M.D.
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Shared Decision Making
Speaker:
 May C.M. Pian-Smith, M.D., M.S.
9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Coffee Break
9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Patient Safety in Obstetric Anesthesia:
Where Are We Now and What’s in the Future?
Speaker:
 David J. Birnbach, M.D., M.P.H.
10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Venous Thromboembolism and Obstetric Anesthesia Guidelines
Speaker: 
Lisa R. Leffert, M.D.
10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Best Case Reports
Moderator:
 Chawla LaToya Mason-Bolden, M.D.
11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Final Awards Presentations and Closing Remarks
Speaker: 
Mark I. Zakowski, M.D., FASA
11:45 a.m. Adjournment
* Pending HHS Approval


EXHIBITORS

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

Thursday, May 10, 2018
6:30 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Breakfast with Exhibitors
9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Break with Exhibitors
3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Break with Exhibitors
Friday, May 11, 2018
6:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast with Exhibitors
9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Break with Exhibitors
3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Break with Exhibitors

Participating Exhibitors Include:

AlertWatch, Inc.
B. Braun Medical Inc.
Epimed International, Inc.
Gauss Surgical, Inc.
InfuTronix Solutions LLC
International Medical Development (IMD Inc.)
Pharma Technology
Rivanna Medical, LLC
SenTec Inc.
Smiths Medical
Wolters Kluwer Health
Zero Gravity Skin


PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Mark I. Zakowski, M.D., FASA
Program Chair, SOAP 50th Annual Meeting Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA
Cesar R. Padilla, M.D.
Obstetric Anesthesia Fellow
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA
Paloma Toledo, M.D., M.P.H.
Meeting Host, SOAP 50th Annual Meeting
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Northwestern University Feinberg
School of Medicine
Prentice Women’s Hospital
Chicago, IL
May C.M. Pian-Smith, M.D., M.S.
Associate Professor of Anaesthesia
Harvard University Medical School
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA
Alexander Butwick, M.B.B.S., M.S., F.R.C.A.
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, CA
Steven Ropers, M.D.
Anesthesiologist
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Las Vegas, NV
Brendan Carvalho, M.B.B.Ch., F.R.C.A., M.D.C.H.
Professor of Anesthesiology,
Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, CA
Richard M. Smiley, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
Columbia University
New York – Presbyterian Hospital
New York, NY
Klaus Kjaer, M.D., M.B.A.
Associate Professor of Clinical
Anesthesiology Weill Cornell Medicine
New York Presbyterian Hospital
New York, NY
Manuel Vallejo, Jr., M.D., D.M.D.
Professor of Anesthesiology
West Virginia University School of Medicine
Ruby Memorial Hospital
Morgantown, WV
Lisa R. Leffert, M.D.
Assistant Professor in Anesthesia
Harvard University Medical School
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA
Manuel Vallejo, Jr., M.D., D.M.D.
Professor of Anesthesiology
West Virginia University School of Medicine
Ruby Memorial Hospital
Morgantown, WV
Daria M. Moaveni, M.D., B.S.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
University of Miami Health System
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Miami, FL
Mauricio Vasco, M.D.
Anesthesiologist
Sociedad Colombiana de
Anestesiologia
Medellin, Colombia


PROGRAM FACULTY

Jaime K. Aaronson, M.D.
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York – Presbyterian Hospital
New York, NY
Nuala Lucas, M.B., B.S., F.R.C.A.
Northwick Park Hospital
Bucks, UK
Gillian Abir, M.B., Ch.B., F.R.C.A.
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford University Medical Center
Stanford, CA
Grant C. Lynde, M.D., M.B.A.
Emory University School of Medicine
Emory University Hospital
Atlanta, GA
Jerome M. Adams, M.D., M.P.H.*
United States Surgeon General
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN
Bryan Mahoney, M.D.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
The Mount Sinai Hospital
New York, NY
Meredith A. Albrecht, M.D., Ph.D.
Medical College of Wisconsin
Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals
Milwaukee, WI
Clarita B. Margarido, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Toronto
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Toronto, ON
Katherine W. Arendt, M.D.
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN
Chawla LaToya Mason-Bolden, M.D., FASA
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Jackson, MS
Cristian Arzola, M.D., M.Sc.
University of Toronto
Mount Sinai Hospital
Toronto, ON
Yusuke Mazda, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Toronto
Mount Sinai Hospital
Toronto, ON
Ami Y. Attali, D.O.
Henry Ford Hospital
Detroit, MI
Edward T. McGonigal, D.D.S., M.D.
Creighton University School of Medicine
Creighton University Medical Center
Omaha, NE
Naola S. Austin, M.D.
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, CA
Marie-Louise Meng, M.D.
Columbia University
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, NY
Mrinalini Balki, M.B., B.S., M.D.
University of Toronto
Mount Sinai Hospital
Toronto, ON
Jill M. Mhyre, M.D.
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, AR
Jennifer Banayan, M.D.
Pritzker School of Medicine,
University of Chicago
The University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, IL
Emily S. Miller, M.D., M.P.H.
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL
Eduardo Bancalari, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Miami, FL
Rebecca D. Minehart, M.D., M.S.H.P.Ed.
Harvard University Medical School
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA
Brian T. Bateman, M.D., M.Sc.
Harvard University Medical School
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA
Daria M. Moaveni, M.D., B.S.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Miami, FL
Jeanette R. Bauchat, M.D., M.S.
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN
Richard Month, M.D., FASA
University of Pennsylvania Perelman
School of Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Yaakov Beilin, M.D.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
The Mount Sinai Hospital
New York, NY
Albert Moore, M.D., FRCPC
McGill University
Royal Victoria Hospital
Montréal, QC
David J. Birnbach, M.D., M.P.H.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Miami, FL
Gabriela Moyano, M.D.
Hopital A.Beclere APHP Paris
Paris, France
Sean C. Blackwell, M.D.
President, Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine
University of Texas McGovern
Medical School
Houston, TX
Kenneth E. Nelson, M.D.
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Forsyth Memorial Hospital
Winston Salem, NC
Laurent A. Bollag, M.D.
University of Washington School of Medicine
University of Washington Medical Center
Seattle, WA
Hokuto Nishioka, M.D.
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago
University of Illinois Hospital
Chicago, IL
Alexander Butwick, M.B.B.S., M.S., F.R.C.A.
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, CA
Heather C. Nixon, M.D.
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago
University of Illinois Health
Chicago, IL
Arthur L. Calimaran, M.D.
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Jackson, MS
Shelly S. Norris, M.D.
Emory University School of Medicine
Emory University Hospital
Atlanta, GA
William R. Camann, M.D.
Harvard University Medical School
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA
Barbara Orlando, M.D.
Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital
New York, NY
Qinying Cao, M.D.
Shijiazhuang Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital
Shijiazhuang, Hebei
Vilma E. Ortiz, M.D.
Harvard University Medical School
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA
Daniela A. Carusi, M.D., M.S.C.
Harvard University Medical School
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA
Cesar Padilla, M.D.
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
Feyce M. Peralta, M.D.
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Chicago, IL
Jose C.A. Carvalho, M.D., Ph.D., FANZCA, FRCPC
University of Toronto
Mount Sinai Hospital
Toronto, ON
Cathleen Peterson-Layne, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE
Laurie A. Chalifoux, M.D.
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Anesthesia Practice Consultants,
Spectrum Health
Grand Rapids, MI
May C.M. Pian-Smith, M.D., M.S.
Harvard University Medical School
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA
Xinzhong Chen, M.D.
School of Medicine, Zhejiang University
Women’s Hospital
Hangzhou, Zhejiang
Felicity Plaat, M.D.
President, Obstetric Anaesthetists’ Association
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Queen Charlotte’s Hospital, London
London, UK
Allison G. Clark, M.D.
Ochsner Clinic Foundation
New Orleans, LA
Stephen Pratt, M.D.
Harvard University Medical School
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA
Richard B. Clark, M.D.
University of Arkansas Medical Sciences
Little Rock, AR
Mark D. Rollins, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Erik Clinton, M.D.
Harvard University Medical School
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA
Philip A. Rubin, M.D.
Yale University School of Medicine
Yale New Haven Hospital
New Haven, CT
Jennifer H. Cohn, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Miami, FL
Neeti Sadana, M.D.
University of Oklahoma Health
Sciences Center
Oklahoma City, OK
Javier Cubillos, M.D.
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
Hospital Universitario San Ignacio
and Hospital Universitario
Fundacion Santafe de Bogotá
Bogota, Colombia
Abha Shah
University of Kansas Health Systems
Kansas City, KS
Robert D’Angelo, M.D.
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Winston Salem, NC
Emily E. Sharpe, M.D.
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN
Patricia L. Dalby, M.D.
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
Pittsburgh, PA
Xiaofeng Shen, M.D.
The Affiliated Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital
of Nanjing Medical University
Nanjing, Jiangsu
Emily Dinges, M.D.
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Grace H. Shih, M.D.
University of Kansas Health Systems
Kansas City, KS
Jennifer E. Dominguez, M.D., MHS
Duke University School of Medicine
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC
Monica M. Siaulys, M.D., Ph.D.
Hospital E Maiternidade Santa Joana
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Robert A. Dyer, FCA (SA), Ph.D.
University of Cape Town
Groote Schuur Hospital
Cape Town, South Africa
Naveed T. Siddiqui, M.D.
University of Toronto
Mount Sinai Hospital
Toronto, ON
Robert Easther, M.B.B.S. (Hons), B.M.Sc., FANZCA
University of Toronto
Mount Sinai Hospital
Toronto, ON
Michelle Simon, M.D.
University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, TX
Michaela K. Farber, M.D., M.S.
Harvard University Medical School
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA
Richard M. Smiley, M.D., Ph.D.
Columbia University
New York – Presbyterian Hospital
New York, NY
Pamela Flood, M.D.
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford University Medical Center
Stanford, CA
Bradley E. Smith, M.D.
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN
Michael Foley, M.D.
Past President, Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine
University of Arizona
Banner University Medical Center Phoenix
Phoenix, AZ
Kathleen A. Smith, M.D., FASA
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
University of North Carolina Hospitals
Chapel Hill, NC
Regina Y. Fragneto, M.D.
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
University of Kentucky Chandler
Medical Center
Georgetown, KY
Caitlin D. Sutton, M.D.
Baylor College of Medicine
Texas Children’s Hospital
Houston, TX
Robert R. Gaiser, M.D.
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
University of Kentucky HealthCare
Lexington, KY
Chiraag Talati, M.B.B.S, B.Sc. (Hons), F.R.C.A.
Homerton University Hospital NHS
Foundation Trust
London, England
Jacqueline M. Galvan, M.D.
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago
University of Illinois Health
Chicago, IL
Weike Tao, M.D.
University of Texas Southwestern
Medical Center
Dallas, TX
Grainne Garvey, M.B.Ch.B (euro), F.R.C.A.
The University of Liverpool
The Liverpool Women’s Hospital
Liverpool, UK
Mohamed Tiouririne, M.D.
University of Virginia School of Medicine
University of Virginia Medical Center
Charlottesville, VA
Ronald B. George, M.D., FRCPC
Dalhousie University
IWK Health Centre
Haifax, NS
Paloma Toledo, M.D., M.P.H.
Northwestern University Feinberg
School of Medicine
Prentice Women’s Hospital
Chicago, IL
Jennifer Gerber, M.D.
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
Portland, OR
Lawrence C. Tsen, M.D.
Harvard University Medical School
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA
Eric Goldszmidt, M.D., FRCPC
University of Toronto
Mount Sinai Hospital
Toronto, ON
Mahesh Vaidyanathan, M.D., M.B.A., B.S.
Northwestern University Feinberg
School of Medicine
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Chicago, IL
James D. Grant, M.D., M.B.A., FASA
President, American Society of Anesthesiologists
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak
Rochester, MI
Manuel C. Vallejo, Jr., M.D., D.M.D.
West Virginia University School of Medicine
Ruby Memorial Hospital
Morgantown, WV
Ashraf S. Habib, M.B., B.Ch., M.H.Sc., F.R.C.A.
Duke University School of Medicine
Duke University Health System
Durham, NC
Mauricio Vasco, M.D.
Sociedad Colombiana de Anestesiologia
Medellin, Colombia
Congressman Andy Harris, M.D.
United States House of Representatives
Cockeysville, MD
Anasuya Vasudevan, M.B., B.S., M.D., F.R.C.A.
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Scranton, PA
McCallum R. Hoyt, M.D., M.B.A.
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Hillcrest Hospital
Mayfield Heights, OH
Ashutosh Wali, M.B., B.S.
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
Unyime Ituk, M.B.B.S.
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Iowa City, IA
Carolyn Weiniger, M.B., Ch. B.
Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
Tel Aviv, Israel
Gayani Jayasooriya, M.B.,B.S., B.Sc., F.R.C.A.
University of Toronto
Mount Sinai Hospital
Toronto, ON
Paul M. Wieczorek, M.D., FRCPC
McGill University
Jewish General Hospital
Montréal, QC
Rachel M. Kacmar, M.D.
University of Colorado School of Medicine
University of Colorado Hospital
Aurora, CO
Richard N. Wissler, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Rochester School of Medicine
Strong Memorial Hospital
Rochester, NY
Daniel Katz, M.D.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
The Mount Sinai Hospital
New York, NY
Cynthia A. Wong, M.D.
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Iowa City, IA
Klaus Kjaer, M.D., M.B.A.
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York Presbyterian Hospital
New York, NY
Yun Xia, M.D.
Ohio State University Wexner
Medical Center
Columbus, OH
Adrian Koziak, M.D., FRCPC
University of Toronto
Mount Sinai Hospital
Toronto, ON
Ming-Jun Xu, M.D.
Capital Medical University
Beijing Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital
Beijing, China
Fatoumata Kromah, M.D.
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
Richmond, VA
Zifeng Xu, M.D.
Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine
The International Peace Maternity
and Child Health Hospital
Shanghai, China
Ruth Landau, M.D.
Columbia University
New York – Presbyterian Hospital
New York, NY
Edward A. Yaghmour, M.D.
Northwestern University Feinberg
School of Medicine
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Chicago, IL
Elizabeth Lange, M.D.
Northwestern University Feinberg
School of Medicine
Prentice Women’s Hospital
Chicago, IL
Shanglong Yao, M.D.
Tongji Medical College
Huazhong University of Science and
Technology Union Hospital
Wuhan, Hubei
Allison J. Lee, M.D., M.B., B.S.
Columbia University
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, NY
Mark I. Zakowski, M.D., FASA
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA
Lisa R. Leffert, M.D.
Harvard University Medical School
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA
Sonal N. Zambare, M.B., B.S., M.D.
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
Yunping Li, M.D.
Harvard University Medical School
Beth Israel Deaconess MedicalCenter
Boston, MA
Reine A. Zbeidy, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Miami, FL
Grace Lim, M.D.
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Magee-Women’s Hospital of UPMC
Pittsburgh, PA
Jie Zhou, M.D., M.S., M.B.A.
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Harvard University Medical School
Boston, MA


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 32.25 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 50th 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 50th 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. Integrate anesthetic techniques and implement policies to manage and minimize chances for new opioid dependence in the peri-partum period.
  2. Employ current guidelines and tools for obstetric hemorrhage to decrease severe maternal morbidity.
  3. Integrate new developments in the fields of obstetrics and neonatology to enhance interdisciplinary communication and management of parturients and their babies.
  4. Develop ERAS protocols to optimize anesthetic and postdelivery medications to reduce narcotic consumption, earlier mobilization and earlier discharges.
  5. Express the elements of critical care medicine used in
    obstetric anesthesia that may improve maternal outcomes.

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.

Anti-Harassment Policy
To abide by our new anti-harassment policy in all venues at the SOAP Annual Meeting, including ancillary events and o cial and uno cial social gatherings:

  • Exercise consideration and respect in your speech and actions.
  • Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech.
  • Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants.


SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 

Oral and Poster Sessions:

Oral Presentation
Oral presentations of high quality peer-reviewed scientifc research related to obstetric anesthesia, followed by a question and answer session.

Poster Sessions

These are poster reviews. Designated moderators will moderate poster presentations of peer-reviewed scientifc research.

General Sessions:

Best Case Report Review
The best case reports will be reviewed, presenting the audience with the most unusual, signifcant cases that have widespread interest and clinical pearls.

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

Best Poster Session
The best research posters not being presented orally will be reviewed, presenting the audience with the best research, the signifcant fndings, and clinical applicability.

Fred Hehre Lecture
This keynote lecture, in memory of Fred Hehre, is a senior, experienced perspective on key issues in obstetric anesthesia. The 2018 Fred Hehre Lecture will be given by Dr. Robert Dyer.

Future of Obstetric Anesthesia 2028 Panel
This session will focus on the future of obstetric anesthesia and the educational tools that will be necessary. Panelists will diferentiate patient wearables and their utility for patient centric labor analgesia and analyze potential disruptive technologies that will change clinical practice in 2028.

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 2017. This year’s Ostheimer lecturer will be Dr. Ashraf Habib. This presentation will bring you up to date on the latest evidence-based advances in the anesthetic management of pregnant women.

Gertie Marx Education Lecture: SOAP’s 50th Anniversary
Obstetric anesthesia past, present and future. Learn from two of the original founders of SOAP (Drs. Smith and Clark) about the remarkable history of obstetric anesthesia – SOAP’s frst 50 years. SOAP President Dr. Carvalho will speak about SOAP today and the SOAP Centers of Excellence. SOAP President-Elect Dr. Zakowski will forecast the future of obstetric anesthesia and SOAP’s next 50 years. In honor of SOAP’s 50th Anniversary, a special video commemorating Gertie Marx will be shown.

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. Cynthia Wong.

Innovations for Obstetric Hemorrhage
Essential for patient safety or a costly distraction? Panelists will consider innovations for obstetric hemorrhage, including blood loss quantifcation, viscoelastic monitors and compression balloons.

Maternal Cardiac Disease Panel
Update on the latest trends, techniques and technology for use in the peri-delivery care of the parturient with cardiac problems.

Obstetric Critical Care: Finally Understanding the Clotting Cascade and DIC
This session will discuss the causes of DIC emergencies during pregnancy and how to write the “bedside” clotting cascade to guide urgent patient care. Participants will be able to better evaluate and implement appropriate therapy for pregnant patients in DIC.

Obstetric Healthcare Disparities
This session will explore racial/ethnic disparities in obstetric anesthesia, possible contributing factors, and potential strategies for reducing disparities.

Opioid Epidemic
The national opioid epidemic also afects pregnant women and their newborns. The prevalence severity of opioid tolerance/addiction in pregnant women their neonates and how obstetric anesthesia providers can help will be discussed.

Pro/Con Debate: Obstetric Patients Don’t Need Respiratory Monitoring After Neuraxial Morphine
This debate will frame the arguments for minimal or intensive perioperative respiratory monitoring following cesarean delivery with neuraxial opioids. The usual ‘no holds barred’ rules for Pro-Con debates apply.

Research Hour – Opioids in Pregnancy and the Postpartum: New Insights from Research
Updates on the epidemiology of opioid use during pregnancy, the good, the bad, and the ugly; how to safely treat acute and chronic pain during pregnancy; how to provide safe and efective anesthesia for delivery in women with opioid use disorder or treated with chronic opioid therapy; future directions to fll in the gaps in knowledge.

Shared Decision Making
Participants will learn how shared decision-making with patients can improve outcomes, and strategies for managing challenging conversations. Dr Pian-Smith will also review strategies to facilitate shared decision-making in an interdisciplinary team, even during fast-paced clinical challenges.

The Future of Health Care Policy
Over the last few decades, the federal government has taken an increasing role in health care policy, insurance, regulation, and payments. Congressman Andy Harris M.D., member of the House Committee on Appropriations, will address the future of healthcare policy and how those changes may impact our patient care.

Patient Safety in Obstetric Anesthesia: Where Are We Now and What’s in the Future?
Patient safety is a universal priority across the healthcare system. Dr. Birnbach is an obstetric anesthesiologist who is a leader in patient safety and a member of the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation Board of Directors. This lecture will cover best safety practices for obstetric anesthesiologists and discuss the future of obstetric patient safety.

Vasopressors: Ephedrine vs. Phenylephrine vs. Norepinephrine
Three obstetric anesthesiologists will discuss/debate the indications, benefts and risks of three vasopressors (ephedrine, phenylephrine and norepinephrine) when used to maintain maternal hemodynamic stability during anesthesia and analgesia. Each presenter will discuss one of the medications, then there will be time for discussion/debate and questions form moderator and the audience.

Venous Thromboembolism and Obstetric Anesthesia Guidelines
Dr. Lisa Lefert will relate the impact of the new venous thromboembolism thromboprophylaxis guidelines to the management of obstetric patients and utilize tools to make decisions regarding neuraxial anesthesia.

What’s New in Maternal Fetal Medicine 
Sean Blackwell, M.D., President of the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM), will discuss recently published and ongoing clinical research studies that impact obstetrical practice as it related to obstetric anesthesia care. He will also review new practice guidelines from SMFM as they relate to obstetric anesthesia care.

What’s New in Neonatology: 50 Years of Progress in Neonatal Respiratory Care
In this presentation, Dr. Bancalari will review the evolution of neonatal respiratory care over the last 50 years. He will describe some of the interventions that have resulted in much improved outcomes, but also the challenges associated with the increased survival of extreme premature infants.

Clinical Track

Anticoagulation and Regional Anesthesia: Guideline Review
The widely known ASRA guidelines for neuraxial anesthesia in anticoagulated patients do not specifcally address the unique needs of pregnant women. This lecture will discuss the current guidelines for performing neuraxial analgesia and anesthesia in pregnant women receiving thromboprophylaxis or anticoagulation, based on the recently released SOAP Consensus Statement.

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Cesarean
Enhanced recovery programs (ERAS) after cesarean deliveries are increasingly popular and part of the Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH). Learn to fast track cesarean recovery with team based coordinated care eforts include improved surgical preparation, pain management and recovery eforts. Pertinent steps and information will be presented in this lecture.

Nitrous Oxide for Labor Analgesia
This session will review the history, efcacy, and side efects of using nitrous oxide for labor and delivery. In addition, it will provide information regarding protocols for implementing inhaled nitrous oxide as an option for labor analgesia.

Practice Management: Obstetric Anesthesia
Participants will review the defnition of quality and the facets of quality metrics. The latter half of the presentation will focus on the creation of future quality measures, specifcally as it pertains to the consequences of measures and the challenges of data capture.

Preeclampsia Update
During this session, we will review the latest information on the etiology and progressive course of preeclampsia. The newest update on terminology, obstetric and anesthetic management will also be presented.

The Baby Friendly Initiative – Coming Soon to Your L&D Unit
The “Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative” (BFHI) has been advocated as model of care that encourages and supports breastfeeding and other aspects of optimal early infant care. Presented by Dr. Camann, this session will discuss the history of the BFHI, current eforts to implement this program, as well as a variety of controversial features of this program.

Updates on the Prevention and Management of Postpartum Hemorrhage
The main objectives of this presentation are to highlight the epidemiology of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) and hemorrhagerelated morbidity, and to analyze fndings from recent studies describing pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic approaches for the prevention and treatment of PPH.

Vasopressors: What’s New
In the past decade, phenylephrine has supplanted ephedrine as the drug of choice for prevention and treatment of hypotension during neuraxial anesthesia for cesarean delivery. Recently, several studies have looked at whether norepinephrine might be an even better choice, and examined the doses required. In this presentation, we will discuss the evidence and indications and potential clinical strategies for the various vasopressors used in obstetric anesthesia.

Optional Lunch Discussion Tables

Lunch Discussion Table: Why is it Important to Implement an ERAS Program for your Cesarean Section Patients?
Over lunch, participants will discuss the necessary requirements for implementing an ERAS protocol for cesarean section, the various elements of ERAS components that are applicable to cesarean section patient and the benefts achieved from implementing an ERAS protocol for cesarean section.

Lunch Discussion Table: Overcoming Obstacles to Patient Safety on Labor and Delivery

This session will address obstacles to implementing patient safety initiatives for the obstetric anesthesia provider. Attendees should expect an interactive, PBLD and case-based session with ample time for discussion of personal and individual safety goals and challenges with session faculty and other participants. Current literature regarding these topics will be highlighted.

Lunch Discussion Table: Critical Care Scenarios: Improving Obstetric Outcomes
Participants will discuss critical care simulation scenarios representing leading causes of maternal death and tips for optimal diagnosis and management of these scenarios using lung and cardiac ultrasonography.



MORNING OPTIONAL WORKSHOPS

The Use of Ultrasound in Obstetric Anesthesia: Vascular Access, Neuraxial Anesthesia, TAP Block and Gastric Assessment Workshop
(limited to 45 attendees)
Additional fee: $295

  • Wednesday, May 9, 2018
    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.; Javier Cubillos, M.D.; Robert Easther, M.B.B.S. (Hons), B.M.Sc., FANZCA; Grainne Garvey, M.B.Ch.B (euro), F.R.C.A.; Ronald B. George, M.D.; Eric Goldszmidt, M.D., FRCPC; Gayani Jayasooriya, M.B., B.S., B.Sc., F.R.C.A.; Adrian Koziak, M.D., FRCPC; Clarita B. Margarido, M.D., Ph.D.; Yusuke Mazda, M.D., Ph.D.; Albert Moore, M.D., FRCPC; Naveed T. Siddiqui, M.D.; Chiraag Talati, M.B.B.S, B.Sc. (Hons), F.R.C.A.; Paul M. Wieczorek, M.D., FRCPC.

Our popular ultrasound workshop is back! This session consists of 5 mini-lectures followed by 5 stations for hands-on experience on human volunteers. This workshop will teach the participants ultrasound skills that may significantly impact their clinical practice. NEW THIS YEAR, we are introducing a station for airway assessment focusing on the identification of the cricothyroid membrane by ultrasound, which is critically
important in patients with difficult airway landmarks.


SOAP Research Committee Workshop: Opioids in the Obstetric Population

Additional Fee: $295

  • Wednesday, May 19, 2018
    8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Course Directors: Ruth Landau, M.D.; Brian Bateman, M.D., M.Sc.
Faculty:
 Katherine W. Arendt, M.D.; Jeanette R. Bauchat, M.D.; Pamela Flood, M.D.; Ashraf S. Habib, M.B., B.Ch., M.H.Sc., F.R.C.A.; Jill M. Mhyre, M.D.; Emily S. Miller, M.D., M.P.H.

This workshop will focus on the epigenetic effects of in utero opioid exposure on the neonate, the impact of substance use disorder on the pregnant mother and the management of chronic pain during pregnancy and special considerations related to pain management during pregnancy in an opioid tolerant woman.


SOAP Education Committee Workshop – Past, Present, and Future: Innovations in Education

Additional Fee: $295

  • Wednesday, May 9, 2018
    8:00 a.m. – 12:00 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.

Faculty: Jacqueline M. Galvan, M.D.; Bryan Mahoney, M.D.; Rebecca D. Minehart, M.D., M.S.H.P.Ed.; Heather C. Nixon, M.D.

This workshop is intended for novice to expert educators, as a platform to discuss and experience educational innovations that they may adopt for their own learners. As education is a primary source of influence for our learners, colleagues, patients, and the greater society, we will present educational techniques that may enhance the uptake of knowledge, behavior change, and the educator’s impact.


AFTERNOON OPTIONAL WORKSHOPS

Focused Cardiac Ultrasound in the Management of the High Risk Parturient Workshop
(limited to 24 Attendees)

  • Wednesday, May 9, 2018
    1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Course Director: Laurie Chalifoux, M.D.
Faculty: 
Rachel M. Kacmar, M.D.; Hokuto Nishioka, M.D.; Cesar Padilla, M.D.; Mahesh 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.


SOAP Education and Patient Safety Workshop: Expert Communication Strategies: Speaking Up, Giving
Feedback, and Negotiating to Succeed

  • Wednesday, May 9, 2018
    1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Course Directors: Grant C. Lynde, M.D., M.B.A.; Rebecca D. Minehart, M.D., M.S.H.P.Ed.; Grace H. Shih, M.D.
Faculty:
 Erik Clinton, M.D.; Daniel Katz, M.D.; Philip A. Rubin, M.D.; Caitlin D. Sutton, M.D.

We encounter many challenging situations which need expert communication. Speaking up for patient safety, giving feedback to help change people’s performances, and negotiating difficult circumstances are just some of many challenges we face as OB leaders. This handson workshop will teach participants practical skills for navigating these challenges with skill and finesse.


4th Annual Latin American Symposium on Obstetric Anesthesia

  • Wednesday, May 9, 2018
    1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Course Directors: Vilma E. Ortiz, M.D.; Mauricio Vasco, M.D.
Faculty: Carlos M. Delgado Upegui, M.D.; Jennifer E. Dominguez, M.D., MHS; Elizabeth Lange, M.D.; Gabriela Moyano, M.D.; Kenneth E. Nelson, M.D.; Cesar Padilla, M.D.; Feyce M. Peralta, M.D.; Monica M. Siaulys, M.D., Ph.D.; Michelle Simon, M.D.

As part of the 50th SOAP Annual Meeting in Miami, we will also be celebrating the 4th Latin American Symposium on Obstetric Anesthesia on the afternoon of May 9th, 2018. This multicultural educational activity consists of two sessions, each consisting of three lectures, a pro/con debate and time for Q & A. The first session will take place in English with simultaneous translation into Spanish and the second session will be held in Spanish with simultaneous translation into English.


2nd Annual Chinese Symposium on Obstetric Anesthesia

  • Wednesday, May 9, 2018
    1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Course Director: Jie Zhou, M.D., M.S., M.B.A.
Faculty: 
William R. Camann, M.D.; Qinying Cao, M.D.; Xinzhong Chen, M.D.; Yunping Li, M.D.; Xiaofeng Shen, M.D.; Bradley E. Smith, M.D.; Weike Tao, M.D.; Dong-Xin Wang, M.D.; Yun Xia, M.D.; Ming-Jun Xu, M.D.; Zifeng Xu, M.D.; Shanglong Yao, M.D.

This is the second time we are hosting the Chinese American Symposium on Obstetric Anesthesia within the SOAP program. As part of the celebration of the 50th SOAP, the program features the cultural and historical reviews of labor analgesia and anesthesia practices in both China and the United States. The guest speakers will tell you how anesthesiologists in China are challenged with a drastically changing society, China’s abandoning the onechild policy and dramatically increased high-risk pregnancy. Simultaneous translation in both Chinese and English will be available. The symposium will be held in the Cowrie 2 Hall, 3rd floor, Loews Miami Beach Hotel on May 9 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.



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