Quality and Safety for Leaders in Women's Health Care

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November 6 — 8, 2014

The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans, Louisiana

This course is SOLD OUT!

Health care providers selected to serve as leaders of their respective practice settings may not have possess the skills necessary to assume their positions. This course is designed to provide current and future leaders in hospital departments, managed care organizations, or private practice settings with the critical performance improvement and management tools necessary to meet the myriad responsibilities and challenges confronting them. After attending this course, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the major trends in quality improvement and patient safety and how they affect women’s health care.
  • Delineate the chairperson’s role in and the legal implications of credentialing, peer review, and disruptive behavior.
  • Highlight the practical tools and methods to improve clinical performance and apply these tools to problems in clinical practice, including approaches to physician behavioral change.
  • Describe how simulations and drills are used to improve patient safety and how to adopt programs of this type in your institution.
  • Identify methods for changing organizational culture to enhance quality and patient safety.
  • Describe the core concepts of communication as they relate to generational differences.
  • List the elements of emotional intelligence.


ACOG Fellows and Junior Fellows in practice: $750 on or before 9/19/14 or $850 after 9/19/14
ACOG Life Fellows, Junior Fellow residents or subspecialty fellows, Educational Affiliates, and Associate Members: $400; verification required for the lower fee.
Nurse leaders attending the course as part of their hospital team, including an ACOG Fellow, will be charged: $550
Others: $950
On-site registration (subject to availability) is an additional $100

Thursday, November 6, 2014
12:00 NOON – 1:00 PM  Registration and Lunch
1:00 PM – 5:45 PM  Course Lectures and Group Interaction

Friday, November 7, 2014
6:30 AM – 7:00 AM  Continental Breakfast
7:00 AM – 5:45 PM  Course Lectures and Group Interaction

Saturday, November 8, 2014
6:30 AM – 7:00 AM  Continental Breakfast
7:00 AM – 12:30 PM  Course Lectures and Group Interaction

ACCME Accreditation
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists designates this live activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity

College Cognate Credit(s)
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists designates this live activity for a maximum of 20 Category 1 College Cognate Credits. The College has a reciprocity agreement with the AMA that allows AMA PRA Category 1 Credits to be equivalent to College Cognate Credits.

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Maryland Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Course Director

John P. Keats, MD, CPE
Market Medical Executive
Cigna Health Plan of Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona


Ian Donaldson, JD
Horty, Springer & Mattern, P.C.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Dena Goffman, MD
Director of Obstetric Patient Safety
Montefiore Medical Center
Bronx, New York

Patrice M. Weiss, MD
Chair and Professor
Carilion Clinic and VTCSOM
Roanoke, Virginia

  • The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans - New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Hotel room rate: $249 Single or Double
  • Call hotel at (504) 524-1331 by October 15, 2014
  • Please note that course registration is limited to ensure active participation and personalized instruction. There has been a waiting list for this course in the past.
  • To make your reservations directly, please click here (for Deluxe King Accommodations) or click here (for Deluxe Double Accommodations) and enter your arrival and departure dates.