SOAP Stats

JULY 2022

For the 2022-23 academic year, SOAP plans to continue its work towards a vision of safe and equitable care for women and newborns everywhere, and will do so via its mission to advance and advocate for the health of pregnant women and their babies through research, education, and best practices in obstetric anesthesia care. Along the way, the society will aim to stay true to its core values of care, excellence, professionalism, respect, diversity, and inclusivity.

To work effectively towards these goals, SOAP is organized into seven committees which provide oversight of our Annual Meeting and Live Events planning, Intersociety activities, Research programs, Education efforts, Governance effectiveness, Member Value creation, and Finance sustainability. Each of these committees reports directly to the Board of Directors, allowing us to stay focused on our priorities. Check out the updates from our committees below.

SOAP has experienced significant growth over the past year, both in membership numbers and financial assets, and has done so while nurturing its historical core of highly engaged members. As of Friday, July 15, 2022, we are at an all-time high of 1,341 active members and 2,043 total members. For the 2022-23 program year, 238 volunteers from the membership are participating in committees and subcommittees.

Key areas of focus for SOAP over the coming year will be maintaining the society's position of thought leadership, reaching out to future members of the society, and growing the SOAP Endowment. As our practice environment evolves, we want to have an active voice within it. Please continue to share your ideas, expertise, time and energy with SOAP!


Join us August 2, 2022, 7:30-8:30 pm Eastern, for a Town Hall on Reproductive Access and Health following the Dobbs Ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court. This will be an opportunity to discuss with members of the Board of Directors and the SOAP Reproductive Access and Health (REACH) Taskforce:
  • What are the opportunities for SOAP, through education and research, to advocate for both our patients and our providers in a rapidly changing medicolegal environment?
  • How do we reach out to patients, each other, and a way forward?


Annual Meeting and Live Events

  • The Virtual Fall Forum – November 4-5, 2022.
  • Plans are underway for this NEW educational opportunity which will focus on professional development. Save the date!


  • The SOAP Centers of Excellence 2022 applicant cycle is now open. Through October 3, SOAP is accepting new applications as well as renewal applications for the 2018 cohort of designees.


  • SOAP and FAER were pleased to announce on July 11, our collaboration on a new Mentored Research Training Grant (MRTG). Thank you to Dr. Grace Lim and the Grants Subcommittee for their work to make this MRTG opportunity possible.
  • Please consider donating to the SOAP Endowment Fund so we can support opportunities for our members such as the FAER/SOAP MRTG.
  • The SOAP Research Network is developing a registry for general anesthesia during cesarean delivery. If you are interested, please complete this form.


  • The July SIMOM on “Case of Hypoxia due to Massive Pulmonary Embolism” was published on the website.
  • The July Fellows Webinar on “Coagulopathies in Pregnancy, Congenital and Acquired” was presented by  J. Seth Rogerson, DO.
  • The July Maternal Critical Care Lecture Series on “Diastology/Echo in OB Critical Care Made Easy” was held July 15. Consult the SOAP Calendar to sign up for future offerings. Past offerings are available in the SOAP Community under Webinars and login to view.


  • Fred Hehre Lecturer nominations closed on July 22. We look forward to announcing the lecturer late next month.

Member Value

  • Mentoring Academy has launched its Mentor/Mentee Program. Applications are open July 1 through August 15.
  • Members are encouraged to submit content for the SOAP newsletter. The articles do not have to be clinical in nature. Share a short story or poem, an editorial article, or tips from your personal experiences in your practice! 


  • Combined net assets for SOAP and the SOAP Endowment were $5.3M as of May 31, 2022.

Klaus Kjaer, MD, MBA
President, SOAP