SOAP Fundamentals Virtual Event
September 14 & 21, 2024SOAP Fundamentals logo

SOAP Fundamentals, now in its second year, is an educational program designed for anesthesia providers without formal training in obstetric anesthesia. Research has identified several barriers these providers face, including difficulty obtaining resources from centers of obstetric anesthesia excellence, the need for ongoing mentorship, and limited access to expertise. SOAP Fundamentals aims to enhance the knowledge of these healthcare teams, supporting SOAP's mission to advance and advocate for the health of pregnant women and their babies. This innovative virtual hybrid meeting will feature high-quality sessions on common topics in obstetric anesthesia delivered by expert faculty.

Obstetricians, Anesthesiologists, CRNAs, AAs, and other medical professionals who are not formally trained in OB Anesthesia.

SOAP Fundamentals was designed to enhance the knowledge base of these healthcare teams in an effort to fulfill SOAP's mission of advancing and advocating for the health of pregnant women and their babies through research, education, and best practices in obstetric anesthesia care. 



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 (ASA) and the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP). The ASA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 


This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology for 6.25 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1044674; Expiration Date 9/21/2024.

Registration Fees

SOAP Members (Active, Associate, Fellows, Residents, Medical Students, Retired) = $220.00
Non-SOAP Members = $500.00 

Meet the Faculty

The Fundamentals faculty bring their expertise and experience to this important topic. 
To learn more about the faculty click here.  

Paced Learning

This event is paced to accommodate your schedule with three phases, including a live virtual event with faculty, self-paced study, and a final live wrap-up session with faculty for questions and answers. 

Phase  Date  Time  Event
Phase 1 September 14 9:00am - 12:10pm (CST) Live Virtual Event (will be recorded and available in Learning Center post event) 
Phase 2 September 15-20 Self-paced  Self Paced Online Resource Materials Review (recorded and available in Learning Center) 
Phase 3 September 21 9:00am - 11:10am (CST)  "Office Hours"  Live Virtual Event (will be recorded and available in Learning Center post event) 



Phase 1: September 14, 2024 - LIVE SESSION

Time Lecture Speaker
9:00am – 9:10am CST Welcome & Program Overview  Carlos Delgado, MD 
9:10am – 9:30am CST LIVE Module 1 - Anesthesia for urgent cesarean delivery Carlos Delgado, MD
9:30am –9:40am CST Live Session Questions & Answers Carlos Delgado, MD
9:40am – 10:00am CST LIVE Module 2 – Post-cesarean pain management Ruth Landau, MD 
10:00am – 10:10am  CST Live Session Questions & Answers Ruth Landau, MD 
10:10am – 10:30am CST  LIVE Module 3 – Cardiovascular Emergencies on L&D Marie-Louise Meng, MD 
10:30am - 10:40am  CST Live Session Questions & Answers Marie-Louise Meng, MD 
10:40am – 11:00am CST  LIVE Module 4 - Evidence-based treatment of Post-dural Puncture Headache Jennifer Hoayek, MD 
11:00am - 11:10am CST Live Session Questions & Answers Jennifer Hoayek, MD 
11:10am -11:30am CST LIVE Module 5 – Anesthesia for External Cephalic Version and Cerclages Novette Berntson, MD 
11:30am – 11:40am  CST Live Session Questions & Answers Novette Berntson, MD 
11:40am – 12:00pm CST LIVE Module 6 –  Non-obstetric surgery during pregnancy Paige Keasler, MD 
12:00pm – 12:10pm CST Live Session Questions & Answers Paige Keasler, MD 


Phase 2:  September 15-20, 2024 - PRE-RECORDED MODULES / SELF PACED LEARNING 

Module Topic Faculty
The Airway During Pregnancy  Sharon Reale, MD 
Peripartum peripheral nerve injuries Emery McCrory, MD
Postpartum Hemorrhage: Focus on TXA and Fibrinogen  John Kowalczyck, MD
Hypertension on L&D: acute crisis, pre-induction management, eclampsia Antonio Gonzalez-Fiol, MD
Tips and tricks for labor analgesia Gregory Palleschi, MD



Time Lecture Speaker
9:00am - 9:10am CST Introductions & Welcome Carlos Delgado, MD
9:10am - 9:30am CST LIVE MODULE 1 - Treatment of Neuraxial Blockade Complications Beth Clayton, CRNA 
9:30am - 9:40am CST Live Session Questions & Answers Beth Clayton, CRNA 
9:00am - 10:00am CST LIVE MODULE 2 - Liability in Obstetric Anesthesia   Cynthia Wong, MD 
10:00am - 10:10am CST Live Session Questions & Answers Cynthia Wong, MD 
10:10am - 11:10am CST

“Office Hours”
How to apply concepts from previous lectures and self-study modules in daily practice. Interactive discussion with Question & Answers