Quality and Safety for Leaders in Women’s Health Care, Denver, CO

May 17 — 19, 2018

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Master tools and strategies to promote communication and teamwork that can lead to improved quality of care and patient safety:

  • Importance of standardization
  • Methods to change organizational culture
  • Peer review protections
  • Impact of human factors
  • Clinical performance improvement tools
  • Simulations and drills to improve patient safety

Only 80 slots available—register now to reserve your seat.


Does your health care facility foster a culture of quality and safety for patients and providers alike? Is there an emphasis on teamwork and collaboration? This 3-day course in Denver, Colorado, will provide practical tools and techniques to enable health care leaders and others to make necessary improvements within their respective institutions.

Day 1: 

  • Quality and High Reliability
  • Just Culture
  • Emotional Intelligence and Patient Safety
  • Checklists and Standardization Tools
  • The Credentialing Challenge

Day 2:

  • Generational Differences: Communication and Safety
  • Clinical Performance Improvement Tools
  • Human Factors and Patient Safety Technology
  • Changing Physician Behavior
  • Peer Review Protections
  • Drills and Simulations
  • Effects of Medical Errors on Providers
  • Disclosure of Unanticipated Outcomes
  • Collaborative Teams

Day 3: 

  • OB Hospitalist Programs
  • Social Media, Patient Safety and Confidentiality
  • Maternal Mental Health
  • Professionalism: The Key to a Culture of Safety
  • Resources for Safe Practices


After completing this course, participants should be able to:

  • Improve team building and communication techniques
  • Address the myriad medical staff issues related to credentialing and privileging
  • Implement the use of drills and simulations at your institution or improve existing mechanisms
  • Disclose adverse events and implement strategies to assist the patient, her family, and the second victim


  • Present or future physician leaders in hospital departments of ob-gyn, ambulatory care centers, or multi-specialty groups (titles such as Department Chair or Chief Medical Officer)
  • Nurse leaders in hospital Labor and Delivery departments such as nurse managers (NOTE: Nursing Continuing Education Units [CEUs] are available)


  • Maintenance of Certification Part IV credit from the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology will be available.
  • Continuing education contact hours will be available for nurses


The Ritz-Carlton, Denver is located in the heart of downtown Denver, with proximity to the city’s financial, theater, and entertainment districts. This luxury hotel enthralls with sweeping mountain views, as well as a refined urban retreat for business or pleasure in the Mile High City.

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  • ACOG Fellows / Junior Fellows in Practice
    • On or before March 18, 2018 -- $900
    • After March 18, 2018 -- $1,000
  • ACOG Life Fellows, Junior Fellow Residents, Subspecialty Fellows, Educational Affiliates, Associate Members – $550 (Verification required for lower fee)
  • Nurse leaders attending the course as part of their hospital team with an ACOG Fellow – $650
  • Others – $1,100
  • On-site registration (subject to availability) – additional $100

*Fees include breakfast and lunch

Register Online Now

Register by fax: To register by fax using VISA/MasterCard/AMEX, please print this form, fill in the information, and fax the form to (202) 488-0787.

Register by phone: Call (800) 673-8444, ext. 2540/2541, or (202) 863-2540/2541, weekdays, 9:00 am-4:45 pm Eastern time. VISA/MasterCard/AMEX accepted.


"The course far exceeded my expectations. This course should be required for any member that is going to be in a leadership role. Plan on attending the course again in the future. So much valuable material, I am afraid I will not retain it all."

– Course participant

About the Hotel:
The Ritz-Carlton, Denver
Hotel room rate: $269 Single or Double

Call hotel at 1-800-265-1926 to make your reservations directly by April 16, 2018

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.

Thursday, May 17, 2018
11:30 am – 12:00 noon          Registration and Lunch
12:00 noon – 5:30 pm            Course Lectures and Group Interaction

Friday, May 18, 2018
7:00 am – 7:30 am                  Continental Breakfast
11:30 am – 12:30 pm              Buffet Lunch
7:30 am – 4:30 pm                  Course Lectures and Group Interaction

Saturday, May 19, 2018
7:00 am – 7:30 am                  Continental Breakfast
7:30 am – 12:30 pm                Course Lectures and Group Interaction


ACOG cognate credit(s) or AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: up to a maximum of 18 credits. This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Maryland Nurses Association for 19 award contact hours. The Maryland Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Hotel: The Ritz-Carlton, Denver
Room rate: $269 Single or Double

Hotel booking: Make reservations online or call 1-800-265-1926
Room rate deadline: April 16, 2018


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