Monday, July 22, 2019 | Washington, DC (Reston, VA)

ALSO® Instructor Course

Learn how to provide an interactive learning experience for ALSO Provider course participants in order to assist them in obtaining the knowledge and skills needed to effectively manage potential emergencies during pregnancy.

Current ALSO Provider status as of July 22, 2019 is required to attend this course.

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

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.

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

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.

Attend ALSO Instructor Course

Monday, July 22, 2019
8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Hyatt Regency Reston
Reston, VA


Breakfast is included.

Current ALSO Provider status as of July 22, 2019, is required to attend this course.

Cancellation Policy: The registration fee will be refunded minus $150.

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Hotel Information

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

Hyatt Regency Reston(
1800 Presidents Street
Reston, VA 20190
Phone: (877) 803-7534
Group Code: G-AF20

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

Accommodation Cutoff -- June 21, 2019

[Hyatt Regency Reston]

Located in the middle of Reston Town Center, Hyatt Regency Reston is surrounded by plenty of shopping and dining options, a movie theater, and popular businesses. It’s the largest hotel in the Dulles Airport Corridor, with complimentary shuttle service to and from your terminal.

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 21, 2019, will be confirmed on a rate and space available basis. The conference rate is not guaranteed for reservations made after this date.
  • Hyatt Regency Reston guarantees reservation by credit card. Credit cards will not be charged prior to arrival date.
  • Reservations may be cancelled without charge up to 24 hours prior to arrival.
  • Complimentary internet access in guest rooms
  • Complimentary access to fitness center
  • 50% discount for self-parking

CME Credit Statement

This Live activity, ALSO Instructor Course, with a beginning date of 7/22/2019, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 6.75 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.

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

Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) MOC standards now allow participation in ABOG-approved Simulation Courses to meet the annual Improvement in Medical Practice (Part IV) MOC requirement. This course has been approved to meet ABOG Improvement in Medical Practice requirements for 2016-2018. Please review the 2016 MOC Bulletin( for further information. 

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