Anesthesiology and the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP) are dedicated to bringing forward new and innovative research in the field of Obstetric Anesthesia. We are jointly organizing a special session during the ASA’s Annual Meeting, October 13–17, 2007, in San Francisco, California.

This will be an oral presentation session (without posters). A committee consisting of Journal Editors and representatives of SOAP will select the abstracts and presenters for this session. The authors will be invited to prepare a formal 10-minute oral presentation of their work. After the oral presentation, experts will be invited to discuss each presentation. The aim of this session is to gather as many individuals as possible to participate in this session and to present the most current scientific papers.

Abstracts should be submitted online to the ASA Annual Meeting using the standard online process (which can be accessed via  the Web sites www.ASAhq.organd Select Obstetric Anesthesia as the major subject area. In addition, authors should notify the Anesthesiology Editorial Office via  e-mail ( regarding their interest in being considered for the specific session. The deadline for abstract submission is March 31, 2007. All selected authors will be invited to submit their work to Anesthesiology for inclusion in a special issue to be published in 2008.