• ALSO® Instructor Course

    Monday, September 19, 2022
    12:45—5:00 p.m.

    Walter E. Washington Convention Center
    Washington, DC

    NOTE: All attendees must meet the AAFP’s health and safety protocols.

    Registration: $650

    Already registered? You may edit your registration anytime.

    The ALSO Instructor Course is designed to teach current ALSO Providers the skills and knowledge needed to effectively facilitate lectures and workstations at an ALSO Provider Course. Successful completion of this course, as well as evaluation and recommendation by an advisory faculty member, is required to become an ALSO approved instructor. 

    Current ALSO Provider status as of September 19, 2022 is required to attend this course.

    Successful completion of required online course elements is mandatory
    prior to attending the live portion of this course.

    Furthermore, upon successful completion of this course, learners will be designated as ALSO Instructor Candidates. Instructor Candidates are required to:

    • Be observed by an Advisory Faculty teaching in one ALSO Provider Course within 1 year of their Instructor Course date.
    • Have the Advisory Faculty of that course recommend your status be changed from ALSO Instructor Candidate to ALSO Approved Instructor.

    A limited number of spaces are available for individuals who complete the Instructor Course at this location to be immediately observed teaching in the ALSO Provider Course the very next day. This will expedite advancement to Approved Instructor completion status. If interested, please contact Gaylynn Butts at gbutts@aafp.org.

    Learning Objectives

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

    • Discuss educational tools that can be used when giving feedback to ALSO course participants.
    • Describe how to assist participants in dealing with questions and conflicts that can occur during the workstations.
    • Demonstrate teaching capabilities by providing hands-on role-play utilizing maternal-fetal manikins along with timely feedback in order to adapt teaching methods to various situations.
    • Demonstrate the ability to facilitate group discussion, as well as consider ways to implement faculty and learner feedback to enhance the educational experience.

    Course Materials

    Registration includes online access to the ALSO Instructor manual. A hard copy of the full-color manual may be purchased for $39.95 when registering for the course. If purchased, you will receive the manual on site at the live course.


    The workshop will be taking place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center during AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX) annual meeting. You do not need to be registered for AAFP FMX in order to attend this workshop.

    If you are not registered for FMX:

    1. Click the link below
    2. Sign in to your AAFP account
    3. On the My Information screen click on “dashboard” in the upper right of this page under your name and cart.
    4. Select Hotel Reservation

    Book a room at an AAFP FMX hotel.

    If you are registered for FMX, you may click on the link above, log in to your AAFP account, and select hotel reservation.


    NOTE: All attendees must meet the AAFP’s health and safety protocols.

    Registration: $650

    Already registered? You may edit your registration anytime.

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