Supporting Simulation Training for Obstetric Patient Safety, New York, NY

December 15, 2019


Course Description

This 1-day course utilizes a strong simulation focus and multiple learning modalities to prepare individuals to lead trainings at their institutions. It will be held at the state-of-the-art Mary & Michael Jaharis Simulation Center at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center and hosted by leaders in simulation science. Participants in this course can expect to increase their knowledge of best simulation and staff training practices to support the implementation and sustainability of the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) Obstetric Hemorrhage Bundle in their organizations and the complementary Practicing for Patients manual.

Course Objectives

Attendees at this course will learn steps to establish in-situ drill training at their institutions, including:
  • How to generate institutional buy-in and pull together a multi-disciplinary team
  • How to facilitate a postpartum hemorrhage drill and run effective debriefs
  • How to identify opportunities for improvement
  • How to implement institutional change

It is strongly suggested that attendees also attend Quality and Safety for Leaders in Women’s Health Care as a prerequisite (December 13 and 14, 2019 or previous offerings).  If participants have not attended the course and wish to participate in this course, permission must be obtained. Please contact Jordan Jackson at with any permission requests.

Course Director: Dena Goffman, MD, FACOG

Hotel Discount

We are pleased to offer a small discounted block of hotel rooms near the Mary & Michael Jaharis Simulation Center at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center where the course will be held. Hotel Beacon NYC is situated just five miles away. Attendees can travel from the hotel to the course location via car/taxi/rideshare along the Hudson River. The hotel is located at the corner of Broadway and W 75th. Overlooking Broadway and the Hudson River to the west, Central Park to the east, and the bright lights of Midtown to the south, each Hotel Beacon room offers a different Manhattan view from the comfort of the Upper West Side. Course participants are welcome to make other lodging arrangements.

Hotel room rate:

$275 Single or Double
$325 Single or Double Suite

To make your hotel reservations directly, please call 212.787.1100 ext. 2 between 9:00am and 6:00pm ET Monday through Friday and mention the group name, “December 2019 ACOG Quality and Safety Course” to receive the reduced rate. Guests may also email, at with December 2019 ACOG Quality and Safety Course in the subject line or register online by using the group code below:

Group Code: 8738546

It should be noted when calling, guests do need to call between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm to receive the reduced rate.

To receive the discounted rate, rooms must be booked by 11:59pm on Thursday, October 10, 2019.

Registration Fees

  • ACOG Fellows, Junior Fellows in Practice, ACOG Life Fellows, Junior Fellow Residents, Subspecialty Fellows, Educational Affiliates, Associate Members, and Nurses
  • On or before October 18, 2019 -- $650
  • After October 18, 2019 -- $700
  • Registration fees for Non-Members are $750. 
  • If attending as a team, the fee will be $650 for the first registrant from each facility with a $50 discount for each successive registrant (up to 3 additional) from the same institution.
  • On-site registrations will not be available.

* Fees include breakfast and lunch.

CNE Credits

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


Please note that course registration is limited to ensure active participation and personalized instruction.

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: Please call (800) 673-8444, ext. 2540/2541 or (202) 863-2540/2541 on weekdays from 9:00am – 5:00pm ET. Credit cards are accepted.

Register Online

Learn about our other course: Quality and Safety for Leaders in Women’s Health Care

We will not be offering CME credits for this course.

Course Director: Dena Goffman, MD

• Hotel: Hotel Beacon, New York, NY

 Hotel booking: Make reservations online or call 212.787.1100 ext. 2 between
   9:00am and 6:00pm ET Monday through Friday and mention the group name,
  “December  2019 ACOG Quality and Safety Course” to receive the reduced rate.

• Room rate deadline: 11:59 pm ET, October 10, 2019



American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
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Mailing Address: PO Box 96920, Washington, DC 20024-9998