Wednesday, July 25 - Saturday, July 28, 2018 | Minneapolis, MN

Family-Centered Maternity Care Live Course

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Attend Family-Centered Maternity Care

Wedneday, July 25 - Saturday, July 28, 2018

Minneapolis Marriott City Center
Minneapolis, MN

JUNE 22, 2018.



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


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Additional activities offered at this location:

Separate registration and fee required.

Family-Centered Maternity Care offers everything you need to stay current in your practice. Learn the latest information on the skills you use every day in sessions, including common problems in newborns, breech delivery, postpartum, water birth, and more.

Course Details

Earning CME Credit

Approved for up to 26.75 AAFP Prescribed credits - 22.75 for attending the course and another 4 for participating in the clinical procedural workshops (additional fees and registration apply). View CME credit statements»

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.

Event Schedule

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

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 : 6:30 - 7:30 a.m.Registration/Hot Breakfast Provided
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 : 7:30 - 11:30 a.m.General Sessions
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 : 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Lunch on Your Own
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 : 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.Breakout Sessions
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Thursday, July 26, 2018: 7:00 - 7:45 a.m.Hot Breakfast Provided
Thursday, July 26, 2018: 7:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.General Sessions
Thursday, July 26, 2018: 12:15 - 1:30 p.m.Lunch on Your Own
Thursday, July 26, 2018: 1:30 - 5:30 p.m.Breakout Sessions
Friday, July 27, 2018
Friday, July 27, 2018 : 6:45 - 7:30 a.m.Hot Breakfast Provided
Friday, July 27, 2018 : 7:30 - 11:30 a.m.General Sessions
Friday, July 27, 2018 : 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.Lunch on Your Own
Friday, July 27, 2018 : 12:45 - 5:15 p.m.Clinical Procedural Workshops*
Saturday, July 28, 2018
Saturday, July 28, 2018 : 7:00 - 7:45 a.m.Hot Breakfast Provided
Saturday, July 28, 2018 : 7:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.General Sessions
Saturday, July 28, 2018 : 12:15 p.m.Course Adjourn

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


Note: Topics are subject to change.

  • Acute Respiratory Emergencies During Pregnancy
  • Balloon Therapy: Induction and Postpartum Hemorrhage
  • Billing and Coding for Maternity Care
  • Breech Delivery
  • Cardiovascular Disease in Pregnancy
  • Caring for Women with a History of Sexual Trauma / Trauma Informed Care
  • Cesarean Section Training: Obtaining Cesarean Skills/Privileging Issues
  • Cesarean Section Training: Serving as a First Assistant & Anticipating and Responding to Intra-operative Complications
  • Common Newborn Problems
  • Diabetes: Pre-gestational and Gestational
  • Family Centered Gentle Cesareans
  • Female Genital Cutting
  • Genetic Screening & Non-invasive Diagnostic Testing
  • Case Study Guidelines
  • Get LARC: Evidence and Systems
  • Home Birth or Hospital: Improving Interprofessional Collaboration
  • Impact of Obesity in Pregnancy and Childbirth
  • Induction of Labor
  • Infant Mortality in the U.S. (SDH)
  • Infections in Pregnancy
  • Labor Dystocia
  • Management of Category 2 Tracings
  • Management of First Trimester Pregnancy Loss
  • Management of Persistent Occiput Posterior (OP) Malposition
  • Maternal Child Immigrant and Refugee Health Care (SDH)
  • Maternal Mortality in the U.S.
  • Medical Conditions in Pregnancy
  • Neuromuscular Diseases of the Newborn
  • Nitrous Oxide for Labor Pain: Expanding Women’s Options
  • Non-pharmacologic pain management in labor
  • Opioid Epidemic and Pregnancy
  • Osteopathic Treatment of Common Discomforts in Pregnancy
  • Patient Safety Bundle Focus: Postpartum Hemorrhage
  • Perinatal Depression and Anxiety
  • Postpartum VTE
  • Preconception & Interconception Care
  • Pregnancy Care for the LGBTQ Community
  • Prematurity Prevention and Treatment
  • Prenatal Care
  • Sepsis in Pregnancy and Postpartum
  • Sneaky Preeclampsia
  • Support of Physiologic Birth
  • Vacuum Extraction: Do’s and Don’ts 
  • Water birth

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.

Already registered for the course? You may now edit your registration online to add a procedural workshop session. Register now »

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 27, 2018, 12:45 - 2:45 p.m. (SOLD OUT)

  • 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 27, 2018, 3:15 - 5:15 p.m. (SOLD OUT)

  • 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.

Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS)

(#103) Friday, July 27, 2018, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. (SOLD OUT)

  • Identify indications for POCUS as a first-line imaging modality in obstetric care.
  • Compare and contrast the use of ultrasound to CT/MRI for complaints of abdominal/pelvic pain.
  • Demonstrate POCUS techniques commonly used in the care of obstetric patients.
  • Interpret diagnostic imaging results and render treatment accordingly.
  • Accurately document findings using an ultrasound report in compliance with nationally recognized standards.

Invited Faculty

Lee Dresang, MD, Course Chair
Joseph Breuner, MD
Martha C. Carlough, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Matthew K. Cline, MD, FAAFP
Ann E. Evensen, MD, FAAFP
Robert W. Gobbo, MD, FAAFP
Jessica Taylor Goldstein, MD
Liz Kvach, MD, MA
Larry Leeman, MD, MPH
Susanna R. Magee, MD, MPH
Sara G. Shields, MD, MS, FAAFP

Non-CME Poster Session

A non-CME poster session will be held on Saturday, July 28, from 8:45-9:45 a.m. A limited number of posters will be accepted. Submission of posters is due June 1, 2018.

For more information, contact Jennifer Head,

Narrative Medicine and Maternity Care - A Writing Opportunity

A non-CME session for creative writing will be featured at the course. Dr. Martha Carlough will run the session. You are invited to submit your writings to Lee Dresang; please put "Narrative Medicine" in the subject line. Six submissions will be chosen to be read by the author over the lunch break session (lunch not provided) in the main ballroom on Thursday, July 26. You are encouraged to submit your work and show the creative side of Family Centered Maternity Care."

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.

Minneapolis Marriott City Center( 
(Recommended for reservations.)
30 South 7th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: (877) 303-0104 (Ask for the AAFP group block.)

$184 Single/Double Occupancy
+ current tax rate

Accommodation Cutoff -- June 22, 2018

AAFP CME in Minneapolis, MN

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 22, 2018, will be confirmed on a rate and space available basis. The conference rate is not guaranteed for reservations made after this date.
  • Minneapolis Marriott City Center 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 25, 2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 26.75 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.

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 26.75 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)