Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics

ALSO® Program History and Leadership

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American Academy of Family Physicians
11400 Tomahawk Creek Parkway
Leawood, KS 66211-2680
Fax: (913) 906-6286

Diana Winslow, R.N., B.S.N.
ALSO Program Manager
dwinslow@aafp.org

(800) 274-2237 ext. 6550

History of the ALSO Program

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) wishes to acknowledge the initial development of the ALSO Program by the University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine, and the original national ALSO Development Group of family physicians, obstetricians, and nurses which formed in 1991.

The ALSO Program, originally conceptualized by James R. Damos, M.D., was developed under the leadership of Dr. Damos and John W. Beasley M.D. The AAFP acquired ownership of the ALSO Program and its copyright from the University of Wisconsin in 1993.

ALSO Advisory Board

A seven-member multidisciplinary Advisory Board oversees the ALSO Program, and reports to the AAFP's Commission on Continuing Professional Development (COCPD).

The ALSO Program Advisory Board members are: 

  • David Gregory, MD, Chair (AAFP)
  • Jennifer Frank, MD (AAFP)
  • Helen Welch, CNM (ACNM)
  • Patricia Fontaine, MD (AAFP)
  • Marty Olsen, MD (ACOG)
  • Harry (Chip) Taylor, MD (AAFP)
  • Tony Ogburn, MD (ACOG)

Contact Us

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ALSO
American Academy of Family Physicians
11400 Tomahawk Creek Parkway
Leawood, KS 66211-2680
Fax: (913) 906-6286

Diana Winslow, R.N., B.S.N.
ALSO Program Manager
dwinslow@aafp.org

(800) 274-2237 ext. 6550