Honorary Lectures at SOAP Annual Meeting

For many years, SOAP members attending the Annual Meeting have benefited from presentations from highly esteemed colleagues chosen as honorary lecturers.

52nd Annual Meeting
Sept. 17-Oct. 29, 2020
Virtual Event
  • Gerard W. Ostheimer Lecture: What’s New in Obstetric Anesthesia? – Ronald B. George, MD, FRCPC
  • Fred Hehre Lecture – May C. Pian-Smith, M.D., M.S.
51st Annual Meeting
May 1-5, 2019
Phoenix, AZ
  • Gerard W. Ostheimer Lecture: What’s New in Obstetric Anesthesia? –  Carolyn Weiniger, M.B., Ch.B.
  • Fred Hehre Lecture: "Dogmas in Obstetric Anesthesia, The Balance Between Evidence, Common Sense, Habit and Fear" – Jose C.A. Carvalho, M.D., Ph.D., FANZCA, FRCPC
50th Annual Meeting
May 9-13, 2018
Miami, FL
  • Gertie Marx Education Lecture – Brendan Carvalho, M.B.B.Ch., F.R.C.A., M.D.C.H.; Richard B. Clark, M.D.; Bradley Smith, M.D.; Mark Zakowski, M.D., FASA
  • SOAP’s 50th Anniversary Gerard W. Ostheimer Lecture: What’s New in Obstetric Anesthesia? – Ashraf S. Habib, M.B., B.Ch., M.H.Sc., F.R.C.A.
  • Fred Hehre Lecture – Robert A. Dyer, FCA (SA), Ph.D.
49th Annual Meeting
May 10-14, 2017
Belleuve, WA
  • Gertie Marx/FAER Education Lecture: “Anesthetic Neurotoxicity, An Update” – Ansgar Brambrink, M.D., Ph.D. 
  • Gerard W. Ostheimer Lecture: What’s New in Obstetric Anesthesia? – Brian T. Bateman, M.D., M.Sc.
  • Fred Hehre Lecture: "Two Steps Forward and One Step Forward" – Cynthia A. Wong, M.D.
48th Annual Meeting
May 18-22, 2016
Boston, MA
  • Gertie Marx/FAER Education Lecture: “Reducing Maternal Mortality and Morbidity in New York and Beyond” – Mary E. D’Alton, M.D.
  • What’s New in Obstetrics? – Neel T. Shah, M.D., M.P.P.
  • Gerard W. Ostheimer Lecture: What’s New in Obstetric Anesthesia? – Philip E. Hess, M.D.
  • Fred Hehre Lecture – Lawrence C. Tsen, M.D.
47th Annual Meeting
May 13-17, 2015
Colorado Springs, CO
  • Gertie Marx/FAER Education Lecture: “Professionalism and the Hidden Curriculum” – Frederic W. Hafferty, Ph.D.
  • What’s New in Obstetrics? “The Intrauterine Factors Fueling Trans-generational Obesity” – Linda A. Barbour, M.D., M.S.P.H., FACP
  • Gerard W. Ostheimer Lecture: What’s New in Obstetric Anesthesia? –  Katherine W. Arendt, M.D.
  • Fred Hehre Lecture: “Reflections on the Evolution of the Management of Hypotension During Spinal Anesthesia for Cesarean Delivery” – Warwick Ngan Kee, B.H.B, M.B., Ch.B., M.D., FANZCA, FHKCA, FHKAM
46th Annual Meeting
May 14-18, 2014
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Gertie Marx/FAER Education Lecture: “Preeclampsia: What Patients Want You to Know” – Eleni Tsigas, M.D.
  • What’s New in Obstetrics? “Pathogenesis, Prevention & Management of Severe Preeclampsia” – John C. Kingdom, M.D
  • Gerard W. Ostheimer Lecture: What’s New in Obstetric Anesthesia? – Lisa R. Leffert, M.D.
  • Fred Hehre Lecture – David J. Wlody, M.D.
45th Annual Meeting
April 24-28, 2013
San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Gertie Marx/FAER Education Lecture: Ndola Prata, M.D. M. Sc. “Maternal Mortality in Resource-Poor Settings”
  • What’s New in Obstetrics? Michael Greene, M.D.
  • Gerard W. Ostheimer Lecture – What’s New in Obstetric Anesthesia?  Arvind Palanisamy, M.D. F.R.C.A.
  • Fred Hehre Lecture: Richard Smiley, M.D. Ph.D.
44th Annual Meeting
May 2-5, 2012
Monterey, CA
  • Gertie Marx/FAER Education Lecture: Gordon Guyatt, M.D. B. Sc. M. Sc. F.R.C.P.C. “Why Bother with Evidence-Based Obstetrical Anesthesia”
  • What’s New in Obstetrics? Julian Parer, M.D.
  • Gerard W. Ostheimer Lecture – What’s New in Obstetric Anesthesia? Alexander Butwick, M.B.B.S. F.R.C.A. M.S.
  • Fred Hehre Lecture: Gordon Lyons, M.D.
 43rd Annual Meeting
April 13-17, 2011
Lake Las Vegas, NV
  • Special Lecture: Valerie A. Arkoosh, M.D. M.P.H. “Health Care Reform: Impact on Physicians and Practice”
  • Gertie Marx/FAER Education Lecture: Sulpicio (Sol) Soriano, M.D. “Effects of Anesthetics on Neurodevelopment of Fetus”
  • What’s New in Obstetrics? Aaron Caughey, M.D.
  • Gerard W. Ostheimer Lecture – What’s New in Obstetric Anesthesia? Paloma Toledo, M.D.
  • Fred Hehre Lecture: William Camann, M.D.
42nd Annual Meeting
May 12-16, 2010
San Antonio, TX
  • Special Research Lecture: Steven L. Shafer, M.D. “The Role of Mathematical Modeling in Advancing Obstetric Anesthesia Research”
  • Gertie Marx/FAER Education Lecture: Michael R. Pinsky, M.D. “Perioperative Technology: Use and Limitations of Non and Minimally Invasive Hemodynamic Monitoring”
  • What’s New in Obstetrics? George R. Saade, M.D.
  • Gerard W. Ostheimer Lecture – What’s New in Obstetric Anesthesia? Jill M. Mhyre, M.D.
  • Fred Hehre Lecture: Susan K. Palmer, M.D.
41st Annual Meeting
April 29-May 3, 2009
Washington, DC
  • Anesthesiology’s Contribution to Maternal Safety: Joy L. Hawkins, M.D.
  • Gerard W. Ostheimer Lecture – What’s New in Obstetric Anesthesia? John T. Sullivan, M.D., M.B.A.
40th Annual Meeting
April 30-May 4, 2008
Chicago, Illinois
  • Fred Hehre Lecture: See One, Do One, Teach One: Is This What Women Really Want? Introduction: Gurinder M.S. Vasdev, M.D., F.R.C.A. Speaker: Alan C. Santos, M.D.
  • Gerard W. Ostheimer Lecture: What’s New in Obstetric Anesthesia? Ruth Landau, M.D.
39th Annual Meeting
May 16-19, 2007
Banff, Alberta, Canada
  • What’s New In Obstetrics? Michael Helewa, MD
  • Obstetric Medicine Update: Linda Barbour, MD, MSPH
  • Gerard W. Ostheimer Anesthesia Lecture: Alison Macarthur, MD, MSc, FRCPC
  • What’s New in OB Anesthesia/Fred Hehre Lecture: David J. Birnbach, MD, MPH – “Malpractice or Miscommunication? The Importance of Improved Communication between Anesthesiologists, Patients and our Colleagues”
38th Annual Meeting
April 26-30, 2006
Hollywood, FL
  • What’s New In Obstetrics? Howard Minkoff, MD
  • Obstetric Medicine Update: Erin Joanne Keely, MD, FRCP “Endocrine Disease in Pregnancy”
  • Gerard W. Ostheimer Anesthesia Lecture: Roshan Fernando, FRCA “What’s New in OB Anesthesia?”
  • Fred Hehre Lecture: David Chestnut, MD
37th Annual Meeting
May 4 – 7, 2005
Palm Desert, CA
  • What’s New In Obstetrics? – Errol R. Norwitz, MD, PhD
  • What’s New In Obstetric Medicine? – Raymond Powrie, MD, FRCP(C), FACP
  • Gerard W. Ostheimer Anesthesia Lecture: What’s New in Obstetric Anesthesia? – Brenda A. Bucklin, MD
  • Fred Hehre Lecture – James C. Eisenach, MD, “Pain and Delivery – Why, What and When”
36th Annual Meeting
May 12 – 16, 2004
Ft. Myers, FL
  • What’s New In Obstetrics? – Gary Hankins, MD
  • What’s New In Neonatology? – Ruben Quintero, MD
  • Gerard W. Ostheimer Anesthesia Lecture: What’s New in Obstetric Anesthesia? – Lawrence C. Tsen, MD
  • Fred Hehre Lecture – Samuel C. Hughes, MD, “Maternal Mortality: What Have We Learned and How Do We Use It?
35th Annual Meeting
May 14 – 17, 2003
Phoenix, AZ
  • What’s New in Obstetrics? – Kathryn L. Reed, MD
  • What’s New in Neonatology? – Kevin Coulter, MD
  • Gerard W. Ostheimer Anesthesia Lecture: What’s New in Obstetric Anesthesia? – Audrey S. Alleyne, MD
  • Fred Hehre Lecture – Donald Caton, MD
34th Annual Meeting
May 1 – 5, 2002
Hilton Head Island, SC
  • What’s New in Neonatology? Vignettes in Neonatal Resuscitation – Robert Chantigian, MD
  • What’s New in Obstetrics? – Michael Greene, MD
  • Gerard W. Ostheimer Anesthesia Lecture: What’s New in Obstetric Anesthesia? – David H. Wlody, MD
  • Fred Hehre Lecture – David M. Dewan, MD “Obstetric Anesthesia 1977-2002, A Personal Perspective from Consilience to Victory”
33rd Annual Meeting
April 25 – 28, 2001
San Diego, CA
  • What’s New in In Vitro Fertilization? – Christo Zouves, MD
  • What’s New in Obstetrics? – Robert Resnik, MD
  • Fred Hehre Lecture – M. Joanne Douglas, MD
  • Gerard W. Ostheimer Lecture: What’s New in Obstetric Anesthesia? – B. Scott Segal, MD
32nd Annual Meeting
May 31 – June 4, 2000
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Gerard W. Ostheimer What’s New in Obstetric Anesthesia – Linda S. Polley, MD
  • What’s New in Obstetrics – Frank Chervenak, MD
  • What’s New in Intrauterine Fetal Surgery and “Exit” Procedures – Timothy Crombleholme, MD
  • Fred Hehre Lecture – Michael J. Cousins, MD “Persistant Pain: A Disease Entity?”
31st Annual Meeting
May 19 – 22, 1999
Denver, CO
  • What’s New in Neonatology – Susan F. Townsend, MD “Ethical Issues at the Intersection of Neonatology and Anesthesia”
  • What’s New in Obstetrics – Larry C. Gilstrap, III, MD
  • Fred Hehre Lecture – Sheila E. Cohen, MB, ChB
  • Gerard W. Ostheimer Lecture: What’s New in Obstetric Anesthesiology – McCallum Hoyt, MD
30th Annual Meeting
April 29 – May 2, 1998
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • What’s New in Neonatology – Shoo Lee, MD
  • What’s New in Obstetrics – Thomas Benedetti, MD
  • Fred Hehre Lecture – Gershon Levinson, MD
  • Gerard W. Ostheimer: What’s New in Obstetric Anesthesia – David Campbell, MD
29th Annual Meeting
April 13 – 17, 1997
Bermuda
  • Fred Hehre Lecture – M. Finster, MD “Abandoned Techniques and Drugs in Obstetrics and Obstetric Anesthesia”
  • What’s New in Obstetrics – Valerie M. Parisi, MD, MPH
  • What’s New in Obstetric Anesthesia – Richard N. Wissler, MD, PhD
28th Annual Meeting
May 1 – 4, 1996
Tucson, AZ
  • What’s New in Obstetrics – Maurice L. Druzin, MD
  • What’s New in Neonatology – Wallace Nogami, MD
  • Fred Hehre Lecture – Charles P. Gibbs, MD “Obstetric Anesthesia – USA”
  • What’s New in Obstetric Anesthesia – David J. Birnbach, MD
27th Annual Meeting
May 17 – 20, 1995
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Fred Hehre Lecture – Ronald Melzack, PhD “Current Concepts of Pain”
  • What’s New in Anesthesiology – Holly A. Muir, MD, FRCP
26th Annual Meeting
May 11 – 14, 1994
Philadelphia, PA
  • Fred Hehre Lecture – Felicity Reynolds, MBBS, MD “In Defense of Bupivacaine”
  • What’s New in Obstetrical Anesthesia – Valerie A. Arkoosh, MD
25th Annual Meeting
May 5 – 8, 1993
Indian Wells, CA
  • Fred Hehre Memorial Lecture – Frederick P. Zuspan, MD “New Thoughts on an Old Disease: Preeclampsia/Eclampsia”
  • What’s New in Obstetric Anesthesia – Beth Glosten, MD
  • What’s New in Obstetrics – Jeffery P. Phelan, MD, JD
  • What’s New in Neonatology – Stephen Baumgart, MD
24th Annual Meeting
May 7 – 10, 1992
Charleston, SC
  • Frederick W. Hehre, Jr., MD Memorial Lectureship – Bradley Smith, MD "Frederick W. Hehre, MD: Visionary of the Past, Example for the Future of Obstetric Anesthesia”
  • What’s New in Obstetrics – Roderick F. “Rick” Hume, Jr., MD
  • What’s New in Neonatology – Frank Tanaka, MD
  • What’s New in Obstetric Anesthesia – Andrew Malinow, MD
23rd Annual Meeting
May 23 – 25, 1991
Boston, MA
  • What’s New in Obstetrics – David B. Cotton, MD
  • What’s New in Obstetric Anesthesia – Barbara L. Leighton, MD
  • What’s New in Neonatology – Steven Ringer, MD
22nd Annual Meeting
May 23 – 26, 1990
Madison, WI
  • What’s New in Obstetrics – Sharon Dooley, MD
  • What’s New in Obstetric Anesthesia – Susan Palmer, MD
  • What’s New in Neonatology – Jane Brazy, MD
21st Annual Meeting
May 24 – 27, 1989
Seattle, WA
  • What’s New in Obstetrics – Thomas Benedetti, MD
  • What’s New in Anesthesia – James Eisenach, MD
  • Fred Hehre Lecture – Francis M. James, MD “Lessons Learned from Obstetric Anesthesia”
  • What’s New in Neonatology – John Scanlon, MD
20th Annual Meeting
April 27 – 30, 1988
San Francisco, CA
  • Annual Review of Neonatology – Roderic Phibbs, MD
  • Annual Review of Anesthesiology – David Chestnut, MD
  • Fred Hehre Lecture – Tony Yaksh, PhD “New Horizons in the Control of the Spinal Cord Level of the Sensory and Autonomic Response to Pain”
  • Annual Review of Obstetrics – James Green, MD
19th Annual Meeting
May 20 – 23, 1987
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Annual Review of Anesthesiology – Sally K. Weeks, MD
  • Annual Review of Obstetrics – Tom Baskett, MD
  • Fred Hehre Lecture – John J. Bonica, MD “The Mechanisms and Pathways of the Pain of Childbirth”
  • What’s New in Neonatology – Part 1 – M.J. Vincer, MD
  • What’s New in Neonatology – Part 2 – C.G. Nwaesei, MD
18th Annual Meeting
May 14 – 17, 1986
Salt Lake City, UT
  • Fred Hehre Lecture – Frank C. Greiss, Jr., MD “The Evolution of the Placental Circulation with Comments on Clinical Implications”
  • What’s New in Pediatrics – John Scanlon, MD
  • Special Lecture – Obstetric Anesthesia: A National Survey – Charles Gibbs, MD
  • What’s New in Obstetrics – Neil K. Kochenour, MD
  • What New in Anesthesia – Laurence Reisner, MD
17th Annual Meeting
May 9 – 12, 1985
Washington, DC
  • Frederick W. Hehre Jr. Memorial Lecture – Sol M. Shnider, MD “The Fellows Made Me Do It”
  • What New in Obstetrics – M. Lynn Yonekura, MD
  • What’s New in Neonatology – Virginia Williams, MD
  • What’s New in Anesthesia – Samuel C. Hughes, MD
16th Annual Meeting
April 12 – 15, 1984
San Antonio, TX
  • What’s New in Anesthesia – Robert Middaugh, MD
  • What’s New in Obstetrics of Particular Relevance to Anesthesia – Robert W. Huff, MD
  • Fred Hehre Lecture – Phillip R. Bromage, MD “Evolution and Revolution in Obstetrical Anesthesia”
15th Annual Meeting
May 25 – 28, 1983
Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Annual Review of Anesthesiology – W.D.R. Writer, MD
  • Annual Review of Obstetrics – Sidney Effer, MD
  • Fred Hehre Lecture – Edward Hon, MD “Whose Distress – Mother, Fetus, Doctor”
  • Annual Review of Pediatrics – A.J. MacNab, MD
14th Annual Meeting
June 2 – 6, 1982
Grand Teton National Park, WY
  • What’s New in Neonatology – Lawrence J. Grylack, MD
  • Second Annual Frederick Hehre Lecture – L. Stanley James, MD
  • What’s New in Obstetrical Anesthesia – Kenneth Conklin, MD
  • What’s New in Obstetrics – Thomas Benedetti, MD
13th Annual Meeting
April 1 – 4, 1981
San Diego, CA
  • Annual Review of Neonatology – Louis Gluck, MD
  • Annual Review of Anesthesiology – Walter L. Millar, MD
  • Frederick W. Hehre, Jr. Memorial Lecture – Gertie F. Marx, MD “Monitoring the Mother During Labor”
  • Annual Review of Obstetrics – Larry M. Cousins, MD
12th Annual Meeting
May 9 – 11, 1980
Boston, MA
  • What’s New in Obstetrics – David Acker, MD
  • What’s New in Anesthesia – Robert G. Strauss, MD
  • What’s New in Neonatology – Michael F. Epstein, MD
11th Annual Meeting
April 5 – 8, 1979
Winston-Salem, NC
  • What’s New in Obstetrics – Phillip J. Goldstein, MD
  • What’s New in Pediatrics – Robert G. Dillard, MD
  • What’s New in Anesthesia – Michael H. Plumer, MD
10th Annual Meeting
March 30 – April 2, 1978
Memphis, TN
  • What’s New in Anesthesia – John B. Craft, MD
  • What’s New in Pediatrics – John W. Scanlon, MD
  • What’s New in Obstetrics – Richard Depp, MD
9th Annual Meeting
April 14 – 17, 1977
Seattle, WA
  • What’s New in Obstetrics – Kent Ueland, MD
  • What’s New in Anesthesia – Gershon Levinson, MD
  • What’s New in Pediatrics – David E. Woodrum, MD

8th Annual Meeting
April 8 – 11, 1976
Orlando, FL

  • What’s New in Obstetric Anesthesia – Thomas Joyce, MD
  • What’s New in Neonatology – George Cassady, MD
  • What’s New in Obstetrics – Calvin Hobel, MD
7th Annual Meeting
April 4 – 6, 1975
Philadelphia, PA
  • What’s New in Obstetric Anesthesia – Robert Hook, MD
  • What’s New in Obstetrics – John Fishburne, MD
  • What’s New in Perinatology – Paul Branca, MD