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Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO®) Course

Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO®) is an evidence-based, interprofessional, and multidisciplinary training program that equips the entire maternity care team with skills to effectively manage obstetric emergencies. This comprehensive course encourages a standardized team-based approach amongst physicians, residents, nurse midwives, registered nurses and other members of the maternity care team to improve patient safety and positively impact maternal outcomes.

Target Audience

This course is directed primarily toward maternity care providers including physicians, nurses, and certified nurse midwives.

Course Objectives

1.  Discuss methods of managing pregnancy and birth urgencies and emergencies, which standardizes the skills of practicing maternity care providers.

2. Demonstrate content and skill acquisition as evidenced by successful completion of online course examination, skills workstations, and group testing stations.

Course Disclaimer

The material presented at this course is being made available by the American Academy of Family Physicians for educational purposes only. This material is not intended to represent the only, nor necessarily the best, methods or procedures appropriate for the medical situations discussed, but rather is intended to present an approach, view, statement, or opinion of the instructors which may be helpful to others who face similar situations.

The AAFP disclaims any and all liability for injury, or other damages, resulting to any individual attending this course and for all claims which may arise out of the use of the techniques demonstrated therein by such individuals, whether these claims shall be asserted by a physician, or any other person.

Every effort has been made to assure the accuracy of the data presented at this course. Clinicians may care to check specific details, such as drug doses and contraindications, etc., in standard sources prior to clinical application.

This Course has been determined to be a Level 2 classification under the AMA PRA Credit and Classification Guidelines. The AAFP does not certify competence upon completion of the ALSO® Provider Course, nor does it intend this course to serve as a basis for requesting new or expanded privileges.

Online Course Access & Preparation

Learners will be provided an email with a link to the online portion of the ALSO® Provider Course. Content consists of a pre-test; recorded lectures; online case studies; recorded workstation demonstrations; post-test; and course evaluation. You will be able to download the presentation content and chapters for further review, printing or future reference. Upon completion of the evaluation and claiming of credit, the letter of participation will be accessible electronically. This letter must be provided to the course sponsor as proof of successful completion prior to participation in the Live Portion of the course. The Online Portion of the course must be completed no later than August 16, 2019. You will be able to download the presentation content and chapters for further review, printing or future reference. Please note:  You also need to visit the “Optional Workstations” area in the online portion and review/download those slides prior to the course. Email your proof of completion to: Tisha Aldredge, CMP, CMM at on/or before August 16, 2019. Late registrants MUST bring a copy to the live course.

Hotel Accommodations

We do not have a room block secured for this conference. However, if you need hotel accommodations, you may contact the Marriott Pyramid North at (505) 821-3333 or you want to select one of these hotels.

Home2 Suites by Hilton

1660 University Blvd. NE

Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone: 505-242-0002

Embassy Suites Hotel

1000 Woodward Place NE

Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone: 505-245-7100

Crowne Plaza Hotel

1901 University Blvd. NE

Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone: 505-884-2500

Registration Fees

Your registration fee includes conference materials, a continental breakfast, refreshment breaks and lunch. Due to a limited enrollment of 72 participants, advanced registration is encouraged. All registrations received on or before August 1, 2019 will be confirmed by email, and it will include a confirmation letter, a map showing the conference location and parking. If you have not received your confirmation letter, you may contact UNM CME at 505-272-3942 to confirm your registration. Please confirm your registration prior to making your airline reservations. Payment may be made by check, cash or UNM Tuition Remission. UNM CME does not maintain a petty cash fund. Cash payments must be made in the exact amount. It is UNM policy to charge offerer $35.00 plus normal merchant bank fees for each returned check. UNM CME no longer accepts POs or faxed registrations with credit card information. Make check payable to: UNM Continuing Medical Education & Professional Development and mail it along with registration form to: UNM CME, MSC09 5370, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001. To pay by credit card, visit the conference registration site.

Registration Fees

Early Bird
On or Before 8/1/19







MD, DO paying with Tuition Remission




Nurse, Midwife, Resident*




Nurse, Midwife, paying with Tuition Remission




* A copy of your Resident ID will be required at course check-in. 


If you pre-register and cannot attend, Continuing Medical Education & Professional Development will refund tuition, less a $160.00 administrative fee ($40.00 administrative fee and $120.00 Online Access fee), provided it is received in writing on or before August 1, 2019. No refunds will be issued after this date or for non-attendance. Conferences are subject to cancellation. In the event this conference is cancelled, UNM CME is not responsible for any airfare, hotel or other costs incurred by participants.

UNM Tuition Remission

All eligible UNM Faculty and Staff may enroll using a UNM Tuition Remission (waiver) to cover tuition costs listed on the registration form. PLEASE DO NOT USE THE ONLINE REGISTRATION SITE. A copy of the UNM Tuition Remission Form, along with a copy of the conference registration form, needs to be emailed to or faxed to (505) 272-8604. The UNM Tuition Remission Form can be found here: https://hr.unm.ed/benefits/tuition-remission. The conference registration form can be found on the right side of this page (click “Download the Brochure”). Proper completion includes all required signatures. No refund or credit will be issued for non-attendance.


CME & CNE Information

Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

The American Academy of Family Physicians is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. This course offering is approved for _____ contact hours applicable for APRN, RN, LPN, or LMHT relicensure. Kansas State Board of Nursing Provider Number; LT0278-0312. This is an advanced level course and may not be suitable for all general continuing nursing education.

AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the following organizations/physician licensing boards. This acceptance is confirmed each year, though no written agreement exists. Participants should contact these organizations directly to find out how to report credit:

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB)
  • American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA)
  • American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM)
  • American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM)
  • American Board of Preventative Medicine (ABPM)

Maintenance of Certification

The ABOG MOC standards now allow participation in ABOG-approved Simulation Courses to meet the annual Improvement in Medical Practice (Part IV) MOC requirement.  This course has been approved to meet ABOG Improvement in Medical Practice requirements until 12/31/2020. Please review the current MOC Bulletin for further information:

August 24 - August 25, 2019

Register Online

UNM Domenici Center
(We do not have a sleeping room block for this conference)
1001 Stanford NE,
Albuquerque, NM 87106

For additional information, please contact HSC Continuing Medical Education & Professional Development at 505-272-3942 or