Wednesday, July 24 - Saturday, July 27, 2019 | Washington, DC (Reston, VA)

Family-Centered Maternity Care Live Course

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Attend Family-Centered Maternity Care

Wedneday, July 24 - Saturday, July 27, 2019

Hyatt Regency Reston
Reston, VA

June 21, 2019.



Registration Fees

AAFP Member
Early Bird   $895
Standard    $995

New Physicians
Early Bird   $845
Standard    $945

Student or Resident
Early Bird   $645
Standard    $745

Allied Health
Early Bird   $895
Standard    $995

Early Bird   $1,195
Standard    $1,295


More CME in Reston

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 infections in pregnancy, postpartum care, elective cesarean sections, stillbirth, and more.

Course Details

Earning CME Credit

Approved for up to 30.5 AAFP Prescribed credits - 22.5 for attending the course and another 8 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(4 page PDF), which includes session times, topics, and faculty.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 : 6:00 a.m.Registration/Hot Breakfast Provided
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 : 7:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.General Sessions
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 : 12:15 - 1:30 p.m.Lunch on Your Own
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 : 1:30 - 6:00 p.m.General Sessions
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 : 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.Nexplanon Clinical Training Program*
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Thursday, July 25, 2019: 6:00 a.m.Hot Breakfast Provided
Thursday, July 25, 2019: 6:55 - 11:30 a.m.General Sessions
Thursday, July 25, 2019: 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.Lunch on Your Own
Thursday, July 25, 2019: 12:45 - 5:30 p.m.Clinical Procedural Workshops**
Friday, July 26, 2019
Friday, July 26, 2019: 6:00 a.m.Hot Breakfast Provided
Friday, July 26, 2019: 6:55 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.General Sessions
Friday, July 26, 2019: 12:00 - 1:15 p.m.Lunch on Your Own
Friday, July 26, 2019: 1:15 - 6:00 p.m.Clinical Procedural Workshops**
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Saturday, July 27, 2019 : 6:00 a.m.Hot Breakfast Provided
Saturday, July 27, 2019 : 6:55 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.General Sessions
Saturday, July 27, 2019 : 12:30 p.m.Course Adjourn

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


Note: Topics are subject to change.

  • Billing and Coding for Maternity Care
  • Cardiovascular Disease and Pregnancy
  • Cesarean Epidemic -- Preventing the First and Repeat Cesareans
  • Chorioamnionitis, Endometritis, and Neonatal Sepsis
  • Current State of OB Care in the U.S. 
  • Diabetes: Pre-gestational and Gestational
  • Elective Cesarean Sections: The Ethics of Patient Decision-Making in Shared Decision Making
  • Genetic Screening & Non-invasive Diagnostic Testing
  • Infections in Pregnancy: Influenza, HIV, and Zika Virus Update
  • Labor Dystocia
  • Labor Induction vs. Expectant Management: ARRIVE has arrived
  • Legislative Advocacy to Improve Patient Outcomes
  • Management of Category 2 Tracings
  • Management of Persistent Occiput Posterior (OP) Malposition
  • Maternal Health Disparities in the U.S. 
  • Obesity in Pregnancy and Childbirth: Managing & Preventing Complications
  • OB Triage: Common complaints in the Emergency Department
  • Opioid Epidemic and Pregnancy
  • Postpartum Care: Fourth Trimester Recommendations
  • Postpartum VTE: AIM Patient Safety Bundle
  • Preconception & Interconception Care
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregnancy Care for the LGBTQ Community
  • Prematurity Prevention and Treatment
  • Prenatal Care: Evidence-based review of the basics
  • Postpartum Hemorrhage: Patient Safety Bundle Focus
  • Rural Maternity Care
  • Stillbirth
  • Trauma Informed Care for Pregnant Women
  • Vaginal Seeding

How to Add Procedural Sessions

Separate registration and fee required to attend a procedural workshop session. Seats are limited and are only available to course registrants. Select a session during online registration.

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

Clinical Procedural Workshops

Nexplanon Clinical Training Program
(#100) Wednesday, July 10, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Receive hands-on training for Nexplanon insertion, removal procedures, and implant localization techniques during this two-hour training session. Participants who complete the session will be eligible to order Nexplanon from authorized distributor(s). Certificates of attendance will be issued for those attending the entire session. Nexplanon Training is NOT available for CME credit.

Please note: Space is limited to 30 participants. You must register for this event during your Family-Centered Maternity Care registration, as on-site registration will not be open.

Sponsored by Merck

Cesarean Delivery
(#101) Thursday, July 25, 12:45 - 2:45 p.m. or
(#102) Thursday, July 25, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m


  • Develop a plan to obtain advanced procedural training, competence, and experience in performing cesarean deliveries.
  • Determine local privileging requirements to perform cesarean deliveries.


  • Relate steps leading to cesarean delivery of a fetus and the specific role of the first assistant.
  • Explain the complications related to cesarean delivery and strategies to lower morbidity.
  • Relate the anatomy and physiology relevant to cesarean delivery.
  • Identify key times to involve surgical consult.
  • Implement evidence-based strategies to decrease the incidence of post-operative wound infections.


  • Summarize strategies for caring for women with morbid obesity, adhesions, hemorrhage, and lacerations.
  • Apply techniques of uterine artery ligation and B-Lynch on simulation surgical models.
  • Diagnose and manage post-operative wound infections.

IUDs & Other Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC)
(#103) Thursday, July 25, 12:45 - 2:45 p.m. or
(#104) Thursday, July 25, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m

  • Summarize the benefits and risks of LARC devices.
  • Explain the evidence-based recommendation for the provision of immediate postpartum LARC.
  • Implement strategies to mitigate side effects of LARCs such as breakthrough bleeding.
  • Explain and demonstrate proper technique in LARC insertion using models.

Osteopathic Treatment of Common Discomforts in Pregnancy - Basic

(#105) Thursday, July 25, 12:45 - 2:45 p.m. or
(#106) Thursday, July 25, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m

Basic & Advanced Sessions (Basic for non-DOs, Advanced for DOs and others with related experience).

  • Describe the use of manipulative medicine technique to treat pregnancy related low back and pelvic pain through a case-based approach.
  • Demonstrate manipulative techniques to assist women with the discomforts of pregnancy
  • Review documentation, and billing and coding for osteopathic manipulation treatment.    

Repair of Vaginal, Cervical and Basic 1st/2nd Degree Perineal Lacerations

(#107) Thursday, July 25, 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. 

Vaginal Breech Delivery
(#108) Thursday, July 25, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

  • Identify breech presentation in the antenatal period.
  • Evaluate pregnant women with breech presentation as candidates for possible ECV and/or vaginal breech delivery.
  • Determine criteria to convert an attempt at vaginal breech delivery to cesarean delivery.
  • Analyze the evidence surrounding management options for ECV and/or vaginal breech delivery.
  • Demonstrate the steps to provide a safe vaginal breech delivery.

Balloon Therapy - Induction and Postpartum Hemorrhage/QBL

(#109) Friday July 26, 1:15 - 3:15 p.m. or
(#110) Friday July 26, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m

  • Assess the evidence surrounding the use of balloon therapy as a tool for induction of labor (Foley balloon, double, duration of placement, etc.)
  • Explain the indications for use of the Bakri balloon
  • Describe and demonstrate the steps for correct placement of the Bakri balloon for severe postpartum hemorrhage.
  • Determine Quantitative Blood Loss using recommended measurement methods

Management of First Trimester Pregnancy Loss

(#111) Friday July 26, 1:15 - 3:15 p.m. or
(#112) Friday July 26, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m

  • Apply evidence-based criteria to determine fetal viability in the first trimester
  • Compare the risks and benefits of expectant management vs. medical or surgical intervention.
  • Provide medical management of miscarriage using vaginal or buccal misoprostol.
  • Describe and demonstrate the use of manual vacuum aspiration for early pregnancy loss. 

Non-Pharmacologic Approaches for Pain Management in Labor

(#113) Friday July 26, 1:15 - 3:15 p.m. or
(#114) Friday July 26, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m

  • Compare and contrast the psycho-emotional and basic physiologic measures that provide comfort and reduce maternal stress for women in labor.
  • Identify evidence-based strategies for reducing pain and stress for women in labor
  • Integrate at least four non-pharmacologic techniques for reducing maternal stress and pain in labor into practice.
  • Practice and demonstrate non-pharmacologic approaches to pain management.

Repair of Vaginal, Cervical and Basic 3rd/4th Degree Perineal Lacerations

(#115) Friday July 26, 1:15 - 3:15 p.m. (SOLD OUT) or
(#116) Friday July 26, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m

  • 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.  

Invited Faculty

Lee T. Dresang, MD, Course Chair
David A. Baltierra, MD, FAAFP
Melissa Beagle, MD, MPH
Rebecca L. Benko, MD, FAAFP
Katie A. DePalma, MS, CNM, WHNP
Mario P. DeMarco, MD, MPH
Narges Farahi, MD
Daniel J. Frayne, MD
Beth E. Freedman, MD, FAAFP
Scott Hartman, MD, FAAFP

Sarah James, DO, FACOFP
Priyanka S. Kalapurayil, MD, MPH
Lawrence Leeman, MD, MPH
Susanna Magee, MD, MPH
Ebony Marcelle, CNM, MS
Whitney Pinter, CNM
Stephen Ratcliffe, MD, MSPH
Penny Simkin, PT
Andrew J. Smith, MD
Kerry Watrin, MD

Non-CME Poster Session

A non-CME poster session will be held on Thursday, July 25, from 8:15-9:15 a.m. A limited number of posters will be accepted. Submission of posters is due June 3, 2019.

For more information, contact Karla Krause,

Narrative Medicine and Maternity Care - A Writing Opportunity

A non-CME session for creative writing will be featured at the course. You are invited to submit your writings to Karla Krause, and 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 Wednesday, July 24. 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 full-color syllabus and other on-site resources one week before the course. A hard copy of the full-color syllabus may be purchased for $79.95 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. 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, Family-Centered Maternity Care, with a beginning date of July 24, 2019, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 30.5 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 30.5 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)