Obstetrical Simulation Course: Emergencies and Catastrophes (Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation) Tampa, Florida

Ob Simulation Course

November 21 — 22, 2014

This course is co-provided by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and USF Health


This two-day course will incorporate didactic presentations and hands-on simulations that focus on developing an understanding of the high-risk, low-frequency obstetrical emergencies.  The course will feature didactic and hands-on team training in shoulder dystocia, postpartum hemorrhage, eclamptic seizure/magnesium toxicity and maternal code.  Addtionally, the course will include didactic and hands-on training on five task-training stations: operative vaginal delivery, Bakri balloon and uterine compression suture techniques, giving bad news to a patient and her family and appropriate documentation of a shoulder dystocia delivery note. 

Participants will be grouped into five groups of ten and rotate as a group through the team simulations on day one and the task-training stations on day two.  There are only 50 slots available, so please register right away. 

On or before October 21, 2014: Physicians - $1195.00, Nurses - $995.00 & Residents/Fellows - $800.00
After October 21, 2014: Physicians - $1295.00, Nurses - $1095.00 & Residents/Fellows - $900.00

Refund Policy: Registration fees will be refunded minus a $100.00 processing fee with a written notice on or prior to October 21, 2014.  No refunds will be made after this date.  No registration is confirmed without FULL PAYMENT.

Registration fee includes the program materials, breakfasts, breaks and lunches.  A confirmation letter will be sent upon receipt of your registration and payment. 

Cancellation: The Office of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) at USF Health reserves the right to cancel this activity due to unforeseen circumstances, in which the full registration fee will be refunded.  USF Health is not responsible for travel expenses incurred by the participants in the unlikely event that the course is cancelled.


1) Online at  www.cme.hsc.usf.edu  and click on "Course Calendar"

2) To register via fax or mail click here to view and print out the registration form

3) Mail registration form with payment to:
    PO Box 628263
    Orlando, FL  32862-8263

Friday, November 21, 2014  8:00AM - 5:30PM

8:00 Welcome/Announcements


8:30  Station 1- Dr. Auguste
10:00  Break/Exhibits
10:15  Station 2 - Dr. Carranza
12:45  Station 3 - Dr. Louis
2:15  Break/Exhibits
2:30  Station 4 - Dr. Benedetti
4:00  Station 5 - Dr. Sullivan
5:30 Adjourn

Saturday, November 22, 2014   8:00AM - 3:00PM

8:00  Station 1: Task Training Session - Dr. Auguste
9:00  Station 2: Task Training Session - Dr. Carranza
10:00  Break/Exhibits
10:15  Station 3:  Task Training Session - Dr. Louis
12:15  Station 4:  Task Training Session - Dr. Benedetti
1:15  Station 5: Task Training Session - Dr. Sullivan
2:15  Post test
3:00  Feedback questionnaires

College Cognate credit(s) or AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™: up to a maximum of 12.5 credits

Course Director

Shelly Holmstrom, MD
University of South Florida Health 
Morsani College of Medicine
Tampa, Florida


Tamika Auguste, MD
Washington Hospital Center
Washington, DC

Thomas J. Benedetti, MD, MHA
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington

Leslie Carranza, MD, MHS
UCLA Medical Center
Santa Monica, California

Judette Louis, MD
University of South Florida Health
Morsani College of Medicine
Tampa, Florida

Scott Sullivan, MD
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina


Embassy Suites Tampa
Downtown Convention Center

Rate: $139/single

Call the hotel at (800) 362-2779 by October 21, 2014
(Please reference USF Obstetrical Simulation Course.) 

Hotel is within walking distance of meeting location