• Family-Centered Maternity Care Livestream

    Wednesday, August 18 - Saturday, August 21

    • Attend the full course or choose from half-day sessions.
    • Stream on your favorite device.
    • Register by August 8 to save up to $120.

    Already registered? You may edit your registration anytime.

    Learn to prepare plans to manage common maternal and pregnancy complications and achieve optimal maternal and fetal outcomes. Delve into a variety of care topics, including:

    • Coronavirus in pregnancy
    • Culturally congruent care in a community setting
    • Pregnancy care for LGBTQ+ community
    • Difficult case panel discussion
    • Substance use in pregnancy (opioids and alcohol)

    Choose from half-day sessions or complete the entire course. Log in via your favorite device to learn from expert faculty who actively practice family medicine.  

    CME Credits
    Earn up to 24 live credits and enhance patient care—all from the comfort of your home or office.

    Learning Objectives

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

    • Assess patients for 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.


    Lee T. Dresang, MD, course chair

    Each session has scheduled Q&A and for a break.

    The times listed below are in central time.

    Session #1: Wednesday morning, August 18

    7:55 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. CT
    4 credits

    • Preconception and Interconception Care – Narges Fahari, MD
    • Telehealth in Maternity Care – Susanna R. Magee, MD, MPH, FAAFP
    • Physical Activity in Pregnancy – Zita Francisca Magloire, MD
    • Comprehensive Documentation and Billing:  A How-to Guide – Sarah J. James, DO; Matthew Cline, MD, FAAFP

    Session #2: Wednesday afternoon, August 18

    1:10 - 5:30 p.m. CT
    4 credits

    • Cardiovascular Disease in Pregnancy – Matthew Cline, MD, FAAFP
    • Diabetes – Pregestational and Gestational – Ann E. Evensen, MD, FAAFP
    • Obesity in Pregnancy – Susanna R. Magee, MD, MPH, FAAFP
    • Difficult Cases Panel Discussion – Lee T. Dresang, MD; Narges Farahi, MD; Lawrence M.  Leeman, MD, MPH; Jessica Taylor Goldstein, MD, FAAFP

    Session #3: Thursday morning, August 19

    7:55 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. CT
    4 credits

    • Coronavirus in Pregnancy – Jessica Taylor Goldstein, MD, FAAFP
    • Opioid and Alcohol Use in Pregnancy:  Maternal and Newborn Care – Lawrence M. Leeman, MD, MPH
    • Fetal Growth Restriction – Lee T. Dresang, MD; Aliah Maebane (patient)
    • Culturally Congruent Care in a Community Setting – Hakima Payne, RN, MSN

    Session #4: Thursday afternoon, August 19

    1:10 - 5:30 p.m. CT
    4 credits

    • Osteopathy in Pregnancy – Sarah J. James, DO
    • Management of Persistent Occiput Posterior Malposition – Stephen D. Ratcliffe, MD, MSPH
    • First Trimester Pregnancy Loss – Mark Deutchman, MD, FAAFP
    • Non-Pharmacologic Approaches to Pain Management in Labor – Amy Nacht, CNM, MPH

    Session #5: Friday morning, August 20

    7:55 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. CT
    4 credits

    • Labor Induction vs. Expectant Management – Jenny Yuan Wang, MD
    • Breastfeeding – Narges Farahi, MD
    • Neonatal Sepsis Calculator:  Pearls and Pitfalls – Melissa D. Beagle, MD
    • 4th Trimester Care – Stephen D. Ratcliffe, MD, MSPH

    No Friday afternoon session.

    Session #6: Saturday morning, August 21

    7:55 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. CT
    4 credits

    • Pregnancy Care for LGBTQ – Elizabeth J. Kvach, MD, MA
    • Rural Maternity Care – Zita Francisca Magloire, MD
    • Implicit Bias in Maternity Care:  Taking Steps to Improve Outcomes – Zita Francisca Magloire, MD
    • Maternity Care for Refugees – Melissa D. Beagle, MD; Elizabeth J. Kvach, MD, MA

    The times listed above are in central time.

    Note: Session information is subject to change.


    Virtual ePosters will be on display during the virtual course, August 18-21. CME credit is not available.

    Submission for Approval

    Please email or request a link to upload a copy of your ePoster for approval on or before Wednesday, July 28 to Karla Krause at kkrause@aafp.org. The ePosters will then be reviewed by the FCMC course chair and notification will be by email if accepted or denied.

    You must be registered for the FCMC Livestream, in order to have your ePoster displayed during the virtual course.

    ePoster Guidelines

    • Include a “cover slide” with poster presenter email address for viewers to contact if questions.
    • The ePoster must be one slide.
    • The accepted format for e-Posters is the PDF format, the maximum file size is 350MB.
    • ePosters should be in Landscape format (16:9 ratio is preferred, 4:3 is also acceptable). You may use PowerPoint or any program that can be converted to PDF.
    • Include your title on your slide.
    • Tables, charts, pictures, or diagrams can be included.
    • All images must be labeled with a minimum of Arial font 14pt or larger.
    • For images/pictures or graphs, the suggested resolution is 300 dpi. To check that they appear correctly on the final version, zoom in at 100% and check the images. It is better to use high-quality images when creating the poster and then convert it to PDF.
    • Provide clear labels or headings for each section.
    • Embedded media files and/or URL links are not permitted.
    • Use black text and consistent text size.

    Fee Per Session

      AAFP Member New Physician Student or Resident Other Health Care Professional Nonmember
    Early Bird
    (ends August 8)
    $149 $139 $109 $189 $189
    Standard $169 $159 $129 $209 $209

    Livestream Questions

    What should I expect after I register for livestream? 

    You will receive an email from ON Services, our streaming provider, the Friday before the course begins, with the link to access the livestream and course resources which include access to PDFs of presentations. ON Services will also send reminder emails one hour before the start of each day's sessions that you have registered for.

    What are the system requirements for the livestream?

    For ideal viewing and participation, you should have access to the following:

    • Computer with the minimum specifications of either Mac OS X 10.6 or Windows 7 with latest updates installed and 4 GB of RAM
    • Firefox 1.1+, Internet Explorer 10.0+, Safari 1.0+, Edge, Chrome, and Opera (please note they are not compatible with Opera Mini). They recommend upgrading your browser whenever possible.
    • High speed internet connection with a minimum and consistent internet download speed of 3 Mbps or faster. Speed tests can be tested through the website www.speedtest.net.
    • Also compatible with iOS (Apple) and Android based tablets and smartphones.

    Note: Some corporate networks and internet service providers block video transmissions by use of a firewall. If you cannot see video clips (even though your system meets the system requirements), contact your network administrator to see whether a security firewall is blocking video transmission. 

    Will the live presentations be recorded?

    Yes. You will have access to the archived recordings of the sessions you have registered for within approximately two weeks. You will have unlimited access to these sessions for six months after the course. These archived sessions are approved for enduring CME credit rather than live credit.

    What if I want to cancel my livestream registration?

    Standard AAFP live course cancellation policies still apply.

    What if I'm not satisfied with the livestream experience?

    Please contact the AAFP Member Resource Center at (800) 274-2237 or aafp@aafp.org no later than 5 p.m. CT, Monday, August 23, 2021.

    CME Credit Statement

    Participants should report CME credit only for the sessions they have registered for and completed.

    The AAFP has reviewed Family-Centered Maternity Care Livestream and deemed it acceptable for up to 24 Online Only, Live AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 8/18/2021 to 8/21/2021. 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 Online Only, Live for a maximum of 24 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.

    Already registered? You may edit your registration anytime.

    Can't attend live?

    The self-study option offers you to learn on your schedule.