Wednesday, July 19 - Saturday, July 22, 2017 | Denver, CO

Family-Centered Maternity Care Live Course

Register by June 20 to Save $100.

Enhance your ability to understand common clinical problems in maternity care—from preconception to prenatal, and intrapartum to postpartum. Create evidence-based strategies to diagnose and treat maternity-related conditions. Hear from leading experts in obstetrics, gynecology, and family medicine on a number of relevant topics.

Course Details

Earning CME Credit

Approved for up to 26.25 AAFP Prescribed credits; 26.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Credits include clinical procedural workshops. View all statements and agreements »

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of common clinical problems seen in maternity care, centered on the family.
  • Construct evidence-based strategies to diagnose and treat common conditions related to maternity care.
  • Prepare plans to address emerging public health topics that patients may present with and address concerns.


Note: Topics are subject to change.

Attend Family-Centered Maternity Care

Wedneday, July 19 - Saturday, July 22, 2017

Denver, CO
Grand Hyatt Denver




Registration Fees

AAFP Member
Early Bird    $795
Standard     $895

New Physicians
Early Bird     $745
Standard      $845

Student or Resident
Early Bird    $545
Standard     $645

Allied Health
Early Bird     $795
Standard      $895

Early Bird     $1,095
Standard      $1,195


Online Streaming

An online streaming option is also available for this course. Learn more »

  • Abnormal Cervical Cancer Screening in Pregnancy
  • Billing and Coding for Maternity Care
  • Breech Delivery
  • Cesarean Section Training: Obtaining Cesarean Skills/Privileging Issues
  • Cesarean Section Training: Serving as a First Assistant & Anticipating and Responding to Intra-operative Complications
  • Clinician’s Role in Successful Breastfeeding
  • Common Newborn Problems
  • Diabetes: Pre-Gestational & Gestational 
  • Domestic Violence in Pregnancy
  • Eclampsia 
  • Female Genital Mutilation 
  • Genetic Screening & Non-invasive Diagnostic Testing (+ Case Study)
  • Case Study Guidelines
  • Get LARC: Evidence and Systems
  • Group Prenatal Care 
  • Impact of Obesity in Pregnancy and Childbirth
  • Induction of Labor
  • Infections in Pregnancy
  • Intrauterine Growth Restriction
  • Labor Dystocia
  • Labor Near Viability 
  • Management of Category 2 Tracings 
  • Management of First Trimester Pregnancy Loss
  • Management of Persistent Occiput Posterior (OP) Malposition
  • Marijuana Use in Pregnancy
  • Massive Transfusion Protocol 
  • Maternal Child Immigrant and Refugee Health Care
  • Medical Conditions in Pregnancy 
  • Neonatal Respiratory Distress and Sepsis 
  • New Stage Two Paradigm 
  • Non-Pharmacologic Pain Management in Labor
  • Optimal Time of Delivery 
  • Osteopathic Treatment of Common Discomforts in Pregnancy
  • Postpartum Urgencies
  • Preconception & Interconception Care
  • Preconception Care of Women with Chronic Conditions
  • Pregnancy Care for the LGBT Community
  • Prematurity Prevention & Treatment
  • Prenatal Care
  • Racial Disparities & Maternity Care Outcomes
  • TeamSTEPPS
  • Therapeutic Hypothermia
  • Trial of Labor after Cesarean (TOLAC): Evidence-Based Strategies to Increase Rates of Use

Event Schedule

Download the complete schedule(9 page PDF), which includes session times, topics, and faculty.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 : 7:00 - 7:30 a.m.Registration / Breakfast Provided
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 : 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
General Sessions
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 : 12:00 - 1:15 p.m.Lunch on Your Own
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 : 1:15 - 4:45 p.m.Breakout Sessions
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Thursday, July 20, 2017 : 7:00 - 7:30 a.m.Breakfast Provided
Thursday, July 20, 2017 : 7:30 - 11:45 a.m.General Sessions
Thursday, July 20, 2017 : 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Lunch on Your Own
Thursday, July 20, 2017 : 1:00 - 5:45 p.m.Breakout Sessions
Friday, July 21, 2017
Friday, July 21, 2017 : 7:00 - 7:30 a.m.Breakfast Provided
Friday, July 21, 2017 : 7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
General Sessions
Friday, July 21, 2017 : 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Breakout Session
Friday, July 21, 2017 : 12:00 - 1:15 p.m.Lunch on Your Own
Friday, July 21, 2017 : 1:15 - 5:45 p.m.Clinical Procedural Workshops*
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Saturday, July 22, 2017 : 7:00 - 7:30 a.m.Breakfast Provided
Saturday, July 22, 2017 : 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
General Sessions
Saturday, July 22, 2017 : 12:30 p.m.Course Adjourn

*Separate registration and fee required.
Note: Times are subject to change.

How to Add Clinical Procedural Workshops

Separate registration and fee required to attend a clinical procedural workshop. Seats are limited and are only available to course registrants. Select a workshop during online registration.

If you have already registered for the course, please call AAFP at (800) 274-2237 to register for a clinical procedural workshop.

Clinical Procedural Workshops

The session faculty recommends that you register for only one session that is most appropriate for your needs.

Repair of Vaginal, Cervical and Basic 1st/2nd Degree Perineal Lacerations

(#101) Friday, July 21, 2017, 1:15 - 3:15 p.m.

  • Describe the anatomy of the perineum and pelvic floor.
  • Determine the indications for episiotomy and demonstrate proper and safe technique.
  • Demonstrate proper technique for repair of simple 2nd degree, peri-urethral lacerations, including instrument handling, suturing, and tying.
  • Identify lacerations that extend into the rectal sphincter and mucosa.
  • Explain strategies to temporize bleeding and patient discomfort until a consultant arrives.

Repair of Vaginal, Cervical and Basic 3rd/4th Degree Perineal Lacerations

(#102) Friday, July 21, 2017, 3:45 - 5:45 p.m.

  • Describe the anatomy of the perineum and pelvic floor.
  • Explain the long-term consequences of occult and apparent pelvic floor trauma.
  • Demonstrate repair strategies for rectal mucosa and rectal sphincter lacerations.
  • Demonstrate repair techniques for complex/stellate vaginal and cervical lacerations.

Creative Writing Opportunity

A non-CME session for creative writing will be featured at the course. You are invited to submit your writings to Lee Dresang at; please put "Creative Writing" in the subject line. Dr. Lee Dresang will decide which six submissions will be read by the author over the lunch break session (lunch not provided) in the main ballroom on Thursday, July 20. You are encouraged to submit your work and show the creative side of Family Centered Maternity Care. 

Non-CME Poster Session

A non-CME Poster session will be held on Saturday, July 22, from 8:30-9:30 a.m. A limited number of posters will be accepted. Submission of posters is due June 1, 2017.

For more information, contact Jennifer Head,

Invited Faculty

Lee Dresang, MD, Course Chair
Rebecca L. Benko, MD, FAAFP
Mark Deutchman, MD, FAAFP
Ann Evensen, MD, FAAFP
Daniel J. Frayne, MD
Jessica Taylor Goldstein, MD
Larry Leeman, MD, MPH
Amy Nacht, DNP, CNM
Jeffrey D. Quinlan, MD, FAAFP
Stephen Ratcliffe, MD, MSPH
Sara G. Shields, MD, MS, FAAFP
Johanna Warren, MD
Kerry Watrin, MD

Course Materials

Registration includes online access to the syllabus and other on-site resources one week before the course. A hard copy of the syllabus may be purchased for $60 when registering for the course. A limited number of syllabuses will be available for purchase on site. Additional information will be provided by email after you register.

Hotel Information

The following hotel is available for accommodations during this course. Contact the hotel to make arrangements for your stay.

Grand Hyatt Denver(
1750 Welton Street
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: (800) 223-1234

Rate: $209 Single/Double Occupancy
+ current tax rate

Accommodation Cutoff -- June 20, 2017

AAFP CME in Denver, CO

Note: A limited number of rooms at the discounted group rate are available for conference registrants on a first-come, first-served basis, and cannot be guaranteed by the AAFP. 

  • Reservations made after June 20, 2017, will be confirmed on a rate and space available basis. The conference rate is not guaranteed for reservations made after this date.
  • Grand Hyatt Denver guarantees reservation by credit card. Credit cards will not be charged prior to scheduled arrival date.
  • Reservations may be cancelled without charge up to 24 hours prior to arrival.

CME Credit Statement

This live activity, Family-Centered Maternity Care, with a beginning date of July 19, 2017, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 26.25 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The AAFP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Academy of Family Physicians designates this live activity for a maximum of 26.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME activities approved for AAFP credit are recognized by the AOA as equivalent to AOA Category 2 credit.
View more credit agreements »

The following organizations accept AAFP Prescribed credit:

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)