Dear SOAP Members:
I hope you have renewed your SOAP membership. If you have not yet renewed, I hope you plan to do so soon. We have so many new offerings planned for 2022, you won't want to miss out! 


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2022 Dues Renewal – Renew by Dec. 31 at 2021 rates
Dues renewals are in progress for 2022 and we hope you will continue your commitment to SOAP.  SOAP has added a multitude of new member benefits. In order to continue to create new member benefits, 2022 membership dues will increase by a modest $10 for Active and Associate members. Please use the discount code provided with your invoice before December 31 to receive 2021 rates. 

Requests to Members for SOAP Endorsements
As leaders in your specialty, you may be asked by a colleague to collaborate on statements, guidelines, or research, led by another medical organization (e.g. ACOG, SMFM, AWOHNN, AHA). As members of SOAP, you serve as the key contacts, and more importantly, form the grassroot efforts to fulfill the SOAP mission to advance and advocate for pregnant women and their babies.

If these "asks" are for SOAP-branded materials (e.g., a request for SOAP to officially partner in creating, supporting, or endorsing a document or project), then please partner with the Intersociety Committee and the associated official SOAP process.

If you have any related questions, or want to learn more about this process, please email SOAP Staff (mailto:[email protected]) or visit the website.

“Ask the Board” Townhall
The first in a series of townhalls was held on Oct. 28 and was a great success.  Members of SOAP had an interactive townhall meeting with members of the 2021-2022 SOAP Board provided an update on SOAP, member benefits and what new exciting opportunities are in store for 2022.  Future dates for “Ask the Board” are February 28, 2022 and June 23, 2022.

2022 Distinguished Service Award
Nominations for the 2022 Distinguished Service Award are open through January 3, 2022.  This award is SOAP’s highest honor and awarded by the Board of Directors to recognize the outstanding achievements and service of a long-standing member.

New Enhancements to SOAP Member Community
The SOAP Member Community now includes instant messaging for new posts, documents and comments. Learn how to customize your notices here.

Nov. 30 – SOAP Endowment Foundation Giving Tuesday
The SOAP Giving Tuesday campaign has kicked off and donations will provide support to SOAP Endowment Fund grants and research. Your gift helps support research that helps fulfill SOAP’s mission to advance and advocate for the health of pregnant women and their babies through research, education, and best practices in obstetric anesthesia care.

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Annual Meeting and Live Events
Register for upcoming webinars using the links below:

Education

Governance
The SOAP Policy & Procedures manual has been updated and is now available in the Member Center and SOAP Member Community.

Member Value
Several SIGs are hosting kickoff calls – log into the SOAP Member Community to join SIG and get Zoom details.

Research
Members who wish to send a research request to SOAP members by email can do so easily online.  This system was created so that 1) SOAP members are not bombarded with unsolicited material, and 2) the research in which our members are asked to participate is properly vetted.

Congratulations to several SOAP Members who are 2021 Grant Awardees from FAER, ASPR and NIH.  To view a list of awardees visit the SOAP website.

          

 

 

 

  

 

       


Sincerely, 
Ted
Ted Yaghmour, MD
2021-22 SOAP President