Join us May 13-16, 2021, for the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology. The SOAP Annual Meeting will be virtual event offering an interactive, content-rich program applicable to a global audience of physicians and allied health providers in obstetric anesthesia. In addition to our traditional signature lectures and research presentations, the 2021 virtual event will provide networking and social offerings. It promises to be an exceptional educational experience conveniently available from your computer, tablet or smart phoneRegister by April 23 to take advantage of discounted early bird pricing. See more below. If you are not a SOAP member, you can choose to join during the registration process to receive best possible rates (select the "new user" option on the registration page).

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Registration Fees and Options

We know that flexibility is important, now more than ever, and we are giving you options you requested for both your schedule and budget.

  • Half-Registration – attend Thursday & Friday afternoon sessions.
  • Full Conference Registration – attend Thursday thru Sunday sessions at a variety of times.
  • All registrants will have access to sessions within in their registration category (half-registration or full-registration) for 30 days after the event.
  • Japanese Symposium – all 2021 Annual Meeting registrants will receive complimentary registration for the joint SOAP/Japanese Symposium on May 21 & 22.
  • Not a member?  Join or renew SOAP membership during registration and save at much as $300!
  • You can also donate to help offset expenses of a resident or medical student during your registration process.
  • *Registration for Fellows and Trainees automatically includes complimentary SOAP membership. If you are not currently a SOAP member, please use the "new user" option on the registration page to start your membership and registration process.
  Full Conference (Thursday - Sunday) Half-Registration (Thursday & Friday) 

Registration Type

Early Bird
on or before
April 23, 2021

Early Bird
on or before
April 23, 2021


Active/Associate/Retired $300 $350 $200 $250
Fellow $200 $250 $150 $200
Resident $99 $150 $99 $150
Medical Student $99 $150 $99 $150
Physician/Allied Health $600 $650 $500 $550
Middle/Low Income Countries  $200 $250 $150 $200
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Scholarships for Residents & Medical Students
Limited scholarship funding to offset trainee expenses for the Annual Meeting is available through the generosity of SOAP members and Annual Meeting attendees. These scholarships are applicable only for medical students and residents who are not otherwise eligible to receive funding/reimbursement through their institutions. Trainees, if your institution will not fund or reimburse your participation (abstract submission or Annual Meeting registration), and you have no local sponsor, please complete this application. In addition, your registration for the meeting will include complimentary SOAP membership during your training.

2021 Annual Meeting Agenda


 Virtual Meeting Platform Access

SOAP will be utilizing an exciting virtual platform to bring you an interactive experience. Prior to the meeting, we will email instructions on how to create a log-on and navigate the portal. You will not have access to the portal until closer to the event, but we recommend that you log in prior to your first session to walk through all the features. 

Attendees may access the lectures on the platform as an on-demand format for 30 days after the event and may claim CME credit for lectures watched during that time. Access to sessions will also be available post-conference on the SOAP website for lasting access. Details will be shared with all registrants. 

SOAP/Japanese Symposium

SOAP has a long and proud history sharing knowledge and best practices in our obstetric anesthesia with colleagues from around the world.  We are pleased to be partnering with three Japanese Societies for this 2021 Virtual SOAP/Japanese Symposium.

May 21-22, 2021 (United States)
May 22-23, 2021 (Japan) 

2021 SOAP Annual Meeting registrants may attend the SOAP/Japanese Symposium complimentary as part of their registration fees.  Those attendees who do not register for the 2021 SOAP Annual Meeting may register separately for the SOAP/Japanese Symposium.   

View the Agenda & Learn More about the SOAP/Japanese Symposium



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 Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care. The American Society of Anesthesiologists is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

More Information

For more information about the Annual Meeting, please contact the staff at SOAP Headquarters.

All registration cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing (by email to SOAP Headquarters, linked below) no later than April 30, 2021. A refund of the conference fee, minus a $100 administrative fee ($50 for residents/students), will be given for cancellations received by that date. SOAP regrets that refunds will not be given for no-shows or cancellations after April 30; however, substitutions are permitted prior to the virtual event start date by contacting the SOAP Headquarters Team.

Email the Headquarters Team

Future SOAP Annual Meetings

54th Annual Meeting
May 11-15, 2022
Hilton Chicago Hotel 
Chicago, IL

55th Annual Meeting 
May 3-7, 2023
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
New Orleans, LA