The Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP) is excited to announce 2023 SOAP Virtual Fall Forum, Pathways to Success in Anesthesia, September 29th and 30th. This virtual opportunity is part of the society’s Mentoring Academy Professional Development Series. 

The Virtual Fall Forum allows you the convenience of 2 short sessions. Pre-registrants can attend sessions live via zoom or access the recording in the SOAP Learning Center post-event.

The Virtual Fall Forum is open to all and applicable to all specialties. The high level professional development topics are beneficial to all medical specialties and professionals. Invite your colleagues to take advantage of this opportunity.

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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 & 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 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(TM). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Schedule & Faculty

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Friday, September 29
Time (Central) Topic
4:00pm - 4:05pm  Welcome to Day #1 & Intro to Education
Moderator: Carlos Delgado, MD
4:05pm - 4:35pm  Education #1:  SF Match for OB Anesthesia: Our History & the Future
Emily Dinges, MD 
4:35pm - 5:05pm  Education #2: How to cultivate a growth mindset vs fixed mindset?
Rebecca Minehart, MD 
5:05pm - 5:35pm  Education #3: Engage Your Audience: How to Give a Memorable Talk
Heather Nixon, MD 
 5:35pm - 5:50pm Q&A on Education Sessions
Moderator: Carlos Delgado, MD
 5:50pm - 6:00pm  BREAK
 6:00pm - 6:05pm Intro into Leadership
Moderator: Lisa Leffert, MD  
6:05pm - 6:35pm  Leadership #1:  Lesson's Learned as a Program Director
Michaela Farber, MD
6:35pm - 7:05pm   Leadership #2: Professional Society Leadership: A path forward and career booster
Mark Zakowski, MD
7:05pm - 7:35pm  Leadership #3: What does OB Anesthesia Leadership look like in Private Practice?
Greg Palleschi, MD
7:35pm - 7:50pm Q&A on Leadership Session
Moderator: Lisa Leffert, MD 
7:50pm - 8:00pm  Wrap Up on Day #1
Moderator:  TBD


Saturday, September 30
Time (Central) Topic
9:00am - 9:05am Welcome to Day #2 & Intro to Research
Moderator: Anton Chau, MD
9:05am - 9:35am  Research #1: What gets people in trouble with research?  The Responsible Conduct of Research 
Cynthia Wong, MD 
9:35am - 10:05am Research #2: Should I get more training to do research?
Paloma Toledo, MD 
10:05am - 10:35am Research #3: Research study designs and pitfalls
David Monks, MD 
 10:35am - 10:50am Q&A on Research Sessions
Moderator: Anton Chau, MD
10:50am - 11:00am  BREAK
11:00am - 11:05am Intro into Quality Improvement
Moderator: Thomas T. Klumpner, MD  
11:05am - 11:35am  Quality Improvement #1: QI Project - How to Begin?
Trent Bryson, MD
11:35am - 12:05pm  Quality Improvement #2: Leveraging Informatics for Quality Improvement
Holly Ende, MD
12:05pm - 12:35pm Quality Improvement #3:  Improving the Patient Experience by using a Health Equity Lens
Allison Lee, MD
12:35pm - 12:50pm Q&A on Quality Improvement Session
Moderator: Thomas T. Klumpner, MD  
12:50pm - 1:00pm  Wrap Up on Day #2
Moderator:  TBD

Registration Information

This event is open to all, but fees are reduced for SOAP members. Please consider joining SOAP before you register.

Registration Deadline: September 28, 2023. 

SOAP Active & Associate Members  $250
SOAP Fellows Members  $75*
SOAP Resident & Medical Student Members  $0*
Non-Members  $300
*Fellows, Residents and Medical Students can join SOAP for FREE.

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