3 Hour Hands On Courses



2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Essential Skills for Safe Forceps-Assisted Delivery – HO301, Emmanuelle Pare, MD, Eileen Yee Wang, MD, Brian Lincoln Shaffer, MD, Alyssa Stephenson-Famy, MD

Course participants will initially focus on acquire and/or practice technical forceps skills: assessing fetal position, forceps application, verifying the application and applying traction. In the second half of the course, they will use these technical skills in a simulation scenario.





8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Simulation Team Training for Labor and Delivery – HO302, Brigid Kathleen McCue, MD, Harriet Russell Stosur, MD, Jennifer Ann Tessmer-Tuck, MD

Opportunities to practice teamwork and simulated responses to emergencies have multiple benefits for obstetric units, including core education, team building and improved patient safety. In-situ simulation on actual obstetric units offers additional the advantage of identifying unit specific quality improvement issues, but has additional logistic challenges. This hands-on course will equip the participant with the tools, justification and motivation needed to implement in-situ simulation and teamwork training in their practice setting. Participants will learn skills and tools in a highly engaging and interactive way that supports adult learning principles, including videos, role-playing and simulation.


American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
409 12th Street SW, Washington, DC  20024-2188 | Mailing Address: PO Box 70620, Washington, DC 20024-9998