ALSO Provider Course

ALSO Provider Course – September 7, 2018

Hotel information:

Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel
1800 50th Street
West Des Moines IA 50266

This Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Provider Course is sponsored by OSCEP on behalf of the University of Iowa-Affiliated Family Medicine Residency Programs.

Faculty from each of the participating Iowa residency programs volunteer their time to teach the course.

The course is primarily for residents and faculty of the residency programs. If spaces are available, non-residency physicians or nurses may attend (registration fee will apply).

Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be awarded ALSO provider status for the period of two years.


This is a one day course, but does require the successful completion of an online component prior to attending.

Friday, September 7, 2018




Morning Workstations


Lunch break (30 mins)


Afternoon Workstations


Group Testing


Course Ends



Registrations close 5:00pm on Friday, July 20, 2018. Click Here to Register

Online Course Component

Participants must successfully complete required online course elements at their own pace prior to attending the one day live portion of the course. The online component must be completed by August 31, 2018.

The live portion of the course then provides multiple hands-on opportunities for learners to practice their skills and apply what they have learned.

Online access details will be provided upon registration for the course.

Course Material

Participants may order an optional course manual to assist in preparing for the online and live components, as well as to use as a reference resource for the future. This is available in printed or electronic formats. If you would like to order the manual you can select your preferred option during registration or email the course coordinators.

Letters of Participation and Wallet Cards

After successful completion of the online and live portions of the course, participants will be able to access and download their Letters of Participation and Wallet Cards from the AAFP website by logging into their account (with the same profile used to complete the online component).

Information for Instructors

The Course Instructor planning meeting will be held at the Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel from 4pm to 6pm, Thursday September 6. Dinner will be provided after the meeting.

Non-Approved Instructors (those that have not completed the ALSO Instructor Course and/or maintained Approved Instructor status) should have successfully completed the most recent version of the online ALSO Provider Course content to ensure they are prepared to teach the new mnemonic and group testing elements.

Hotel Room Reservations

A discounted hotel rate of $124 is available (single or double occupancy) for the evening of Thursday, September 6. This rate is available until August 28.
To make a reservation online click on the following link: 
Alternatively, call Central Reservations at 1-800-235-3535 and ask for the “University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine Room Block”.


For further information please contact the course coordinators Darin Ritchie and Hillary Chappo