Quality and Safety in Women’s Health Care: An Advanced Program, Washington, DC

April 7, 2019



COURSE DESCRIPTION
In response to feedback from previous attendees of the postgraduate course Quality and Safety for Leaders in Women’s Health Care, ACOG offers an advanced course for those who are looking for guidance on a current or future process improvement project.  Small teams from the institution are also encouraged to attend.

This course is designed for participants who want to develop process improvement initiative or project for their organizations or to reinvigorate an existing one. The proposed project must be submitted in advance to allow the faculty to prepare and modify the course content to best fit the attendees' needs. Registration will include follow-up coaching sessions with faculty for up to six months following the program.

Attendance with small teams of stakeholders within institutions is strongly encouraged and will provide attendees with maximum benefit from the program. The number of registrants will be kept low to ensure optimal interactions with the faculty and other attendees.

Examples of process improvement projects that may be appropriate for the course include:

  • Instituting shared decision making with patients
  • Eliminating non-medical indicated births prior to 39 weeks
  • Initiating drills and simulations
  • Accommodating new technology
  • Standardizing of clinical protocols
  • Adopting checklists
  • Lowering primary cesarean delivery rates in low-risk women
  • Adopting policies on Trial of Labor After Cesarean and Vaginal Birth After Cesarean
  • AIM Bundle Implementation

 

Course Director John P. Keats, MD, CPE, FACOG, FACPE 
National Senior Medical Director
Cigna 

 

PREREQUISITE
Attendance at the ACOG course on Quality and Safety for Leaders in Women’s Health Care is required for participation in the Advanced Program. If you have not previously attended the ACOG course, you will be asked to describe any formal training in performance improvement that you have received at the time of registration.


REGISTRATION FEES
The course will begin with dinner at 7:00 PM on Saturday, April 6. The dinner is part of the program and is a requirement of attendance.
The program will resume on Sunday, April 7, at 7:00 AM and conclude at 5:00 PM. These times will only require a one-night stay for most attendees.

Registration fees are $600 for ACOG Fellows/Junior Fellows in Practice and Nurses. If attending as a team, the fee will be $600 for the first registrant from each facility with a $50 discount for each successive registrant (up to 3 additional) from the same institution. Registration fees for Non-Members are $700.

Registrations must be received by Monday, March 1, 2019 to allow faculty the opportunity to best tailor the meeting to the specific projects and initiatives of the various facilities. On-site registrations will not be available.

* Fees include breakfast, lunch, and dinner


EARN CME and NURSING CEU

  • This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

  • Maintenance of Certification Part IV credit from the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology will be available. 
  • Continuing Nursing Education contact hours from the Maryland Nurses Association will be available.

COURSE HOTEL
The Westin Georgetown, Washington D.C. sits in a prime location near upscale shopping, dining and the riverfront. Monuments and museums, as well as universities like Georgetown, George Washington and American are only minutes away.

Hotel room rate: $269 Single or Double

To make your hotel reservations directly, please call 202-429-0100 or visit ACOG 2019 Quality and Safety for Leaders in Women's Health Care. The room block deadline is Tuesday, March 5, 2019.

Register

Saturday, April 6, 2019
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Dinner and Discussion of Individual Projects (attendance required)

Sunday, April 7, 2019
7:00 AM – 7:30 AM Continental Breakfast
7:30 AM – 5:00 PM Didactic Sessions and Continuing Discussion of Individual Projects


Earn CME and Nursing CEU

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. 

Maintenance of Certification Part IV credit from the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology will be available. 
   - May be eligible for inclusion in the ACOG Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program (MSPP)

Continuing Nursing Education contact hours from the Maryland Nurses Association will be available.


Course Director: John P. Keats, MD, CPE, FACOG, FACPE


 • Hotel: The Westin Georgetown, Washington, DC
 • Hotel booking: Make reservations online or call 202-429-0100
 • Room rate deadline: March 5, 2019

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