Wednesday, July 23 - Saturday, July 26, 2014 | Denver, CO

Family Centered Maternity Care Live Course

Online Registration is now Closed.

On-site registration will be Wednesday, July 23 at 7:00 a.m.

This comprehensive CME course provides you the latest evidence-based science to help you care for mother and baby – from preconception to delivery through interconception care.

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

  • Demonstrate an understanding of common clinical problems seen in maternity care.
  • Construct evidence-based strategies to diagnose and treat common conditions related to maternity care.
  • Prepare plans to address emerging public health topics related to maternity care.

Earn CME Credit

Approved for up to 27 AAFP Prescribed credits; 27 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Course Details

Registration Fee

AAFP Member FEE: $995
AAFP New Physician MemberFEE: $920
AAFP Student Resident MemberFEE: $745
Allied Health ProfessionalFEE: $995
NonmemberFEE: $1,295

View the Cancellation & Course Refund Policy.

Hotel Information

The course will take place at the Grand Hyatt Denver. The hotel rooms are sold out. Please see list of alternative hotels to make arrangements for your stay.

Grand Hyatt Denver( - SOLD OUT
1750 Welton Street
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: (888) 735-2954

Rate: $179 Single/Double Occupancy + current tax rate

AAFP CME in Denver

Alternative Hotels

Hyatt Regency Denver( (.7 miles from Grand Hyatt) - (303) 436-1234

The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa( (.3 miles from Grand Hyatt) - (866) 538-6252

Embassy Suites Downtown( (.7 miles from Grand Hyatt) - (866) 678-6350

Four Seasons( (1.1 miles from Grand Hyatt) - (866) 539-9234

Denver Marriott City Center( (0.1 miles from Grand Hyatt) - (866) 539-5067



  • Billing/Coding
  • Breast Feeding Support
  • Cesarean Section Training: Serving as a First Assistant
  • Circumcision
  • Common Newborn Problems
  • Depression Disorders: Screening/Diagnosis/Management
  • Diabetes: Pregestational and Gestational
  • Family Medicine Maternity Care in Rural America
  • Genetic Screening
  • Group Prenatal Care
  • Hypertensive Disorders
  • Induction of Labor
  • Infections In Pregnancy
  • Intrapartum: Normal Labor
  • Intrauterine Growth Restriction
  • Labor Dystocia Workshop
  • Management of First Trimester Pregnancy Loss
  • Management of Obesity in Pregnancy and Childbirth
  • Management of Occipito Posterior
  • Managing Category Two and Three Tracings
  • Maternal Wellbeing
  • Maternity Care in the Developing World
  • Medical Conditions in Pregnancy
  • Medical Malpractice Realities
  • Midwifery and Stage Two Management
  • Neonatal Respiratory Distress and Sepsis
  • New Stage Two Paradigm
  • Nonpharmacologic Management of Labor
  • Optimal Time of Delivery
  • Post Partum Urgencies
  • Preconception/First Trimester Concerns
  • Prematurity Prevention/Treatment
  • Prenatal Care
  • Prevention of Birth Defects During Pregnancy
  • Prevention of the First Cesarean
  • Promoting Maternal Infant Bonding
  • Shoulder Dystocia
  • Stage Three Management
  • Substance Use and Abuse
  • Trial of Labor After Previous Cesarean Section
  • Use of Tool to Manage Category Two/Three Tracings
  • Vacuum Assisted Deliveries

Note: Topics are subject to change.

Event Schedule

Download the complete schedule(10 page PDF), which includes session times, topics, faculty, and learning objectives.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 : 7:00 - 7:45 a.m.Registration / Breakfast Provided
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 : 7:45 - 11:45 a.m.
General Sessions
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 : 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Lunch on Your Own
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 : 1:00 - 5:30 p.m.Breakout Sessions
Thursday, July 24, 2014 
Thursday, July 24, 2014: 7:00 - 7:45 a.m.Breakfast Provided
Thursday, July 24, 2014: 7:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.General Sessions
Thursday, July 24, 2014: 12:15 - 1:30 p.m.Lunch on Your Own
Thursday, July 24, 2014: 1:30 - 4:45 p.m.Breakout Sessions
Friday, July 25, 2014 
Friday, July 25, 2014: 7:00 - 7:45 a.m.Breakfast Provided
Friday, July 25, 2014: 7:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
General Sessions
Friday, July 25, 2014: 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Breakout Sessions
Friday, July 25, 2014: 12:15 - 1:30 p.m.Lunch on Your Own
Friday, July 25, 2014: 1:30 - 6:00 p.m.Optional Sessions*
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Saturday, July 26, 2014 : 7:00 - 8:00 a.m.Breakfast Provided
Saturday, July 26, 2014 : 8:00 - 11:45 a.m.
General Sessions
Saturday, July 26, 2014 : 11:45 a.m.Course Adjourn

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

How to Add Optional Sessions

Separate registration and fee required to attend an optional session. Seats are limited and are only available to course registrants. Select from optional sessions during online registration.

If you have already registered for the course, please call AAFP at (800) 274-2237 to register for an optional session.

Optional Sessions

Repair of Vaginal, Cervical and Basic 1st/2nd Degree Perineal Lacerations with an Anatomic and Evidence-based Approach

Friday, July 25, 2014, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

  • Describe the anatomy of the perineum and pelvic floor.
  • Review the indications for episiotomy and demonstrate proper and safe techniques.
  • Be able to demonstrate the proper handling of instruments, suture and technique and know tying for repair of simple 2nd degree, peri-urethral lacerations.
  • Be able to identify lacerations that extend into the rectal sphincter and mucosa, and cervical lacerations and strategies to temporize bleeding and patient discomfort in interim period before consultant arrives.

Perineal Repair: Complex Repairs Including 3rd and 4th Degree Repair and Cervical Lacerations

Friday, July 25, 2014, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

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

Poster Session

A poster session will be held Thursday, July 24 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. CME credit will not be offered for this session. Deadline for submission of posters is Monday, June 16. A limited number of posters will be accepted. View submission requirements(1 page PDF).


Stephen Ratcliffe, MD, MSPH, Course Chair, Program Director, Lancaster General Family Medicine Residency, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Jessica L. Anderson, MSN, CNM, WHNP-BC, CLC, Associate Service Director of Center for Midwifery, Senior Instructor, University of Colorado, College of Nursing, Aurora, Colorado

Rebecca L. Benko, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Tacoma Family Medicine Residency Program

Martha C. Carlough, MD, MPH, FAAFP, Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, UNC/Chapel Hill, Safe Motherhood Clinical Advisor, IntraHealth International Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Nicole S. Carlson, MS, CNM, PhD Candidate, University of Colorado Denver College of Nursing, Aurora, Colorado, Adjunct Faculty, Emory University School of Nursing, Atlanta, Georgia

Matthew K. Cline, MD, FAAFP, SC AHEC Professor of Family Medicine (Anderson), Director, Family Medicine Residency, AnMed Health, Anderson, South Carolina

Mark Deutchman, MD, FAAFP, Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Director, School of Medicine Rural Track

Lee T. Dresang, MD, Professor, University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine, Departmental Maternity Care Coordinator, ALSO Editorial Board Member, FPIN Board Member

Robert Gobbo, MD, FAAFP, Faculty, Providence Family Medicine Residency-Milwaukie/Portland, Oregon and Clinical Associate Professor

Larry Leeman, MD, MPH, Professor of Family & Community Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Co-medical Director Mother Baby Unit & Director FM Maternal and Child Health Service University Hospital

Susanna Magee, MD, MPH, Director, Maternal Child Health Program, Memorial Hospital of RI/Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Julia M.P. Martin, CNM, MSN, MPH, Instructor, University of Colorado Denver College of Nursing, University Nurse Midwives, Denver, Colorado

Amy Nacht, CNM, MSN, MPH(c), Senior Instructor, College of Nursing, University of Colorado, Associate Director, University Nurse Midwives

Kent Petrie, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado, Denver, School of Medicine, Medical Director, Mountain Family Health Center, Edwards, Colorado

Sara G. Shields, MD, FAAFP, Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health, Family Health Center of Worcester and University of Massachusetts, Worcester, Massachusetts

Thomas J. Staff, MD, MPH, Associate Program Director, University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency, Denver Health Track, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado

Tanya Tanner, PhD, MBA, RN, CNM, Assistant Professor, Community Based Nurse-Midwifery Education Program, Frontier Nursing University, The Aurora Nurse-Midwives, The Medical Center of Aurora, Aurora, Colorado

Johanna B. Warren, MD, Assistant Professor, Director of Maternity Care Services, Department of Family Medicine, Portland, Oregon

Kerry Watrin, MD, Program Director, Tacoma Family Medicine, Multicare Clinical Associate Professor, University of Washington Department of Family Medicine

Course Materials

Registration includes online access to the syllabus one week before the course. A hard copy of the syllabus may be purchased for $60 when registering for the course. Additional information and instruction will be provided by email after you register.

CME Credit Statement

This live activity, Family Centered Maternity Care, with a beginning date of July 23, 2014, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 27 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 27 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The following organizations accept AAFP Prescribed credit:

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