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2017 Safe Deliveries: Reducing the Risk of Preterm Birth Seminar



This 2017 Safe Deliveries Conference scheduled for Saturday, March 4 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Denver Tech Center Hotel, aims to provide the latest evidence on topics that impact preterm birth and infant outcomes, including use of antenatal steroids, cervical length measurement, fetal monitoring, stress levels predicting preterm birth and low-dose aspirin for preeclampsia and other conditions.   

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the latest evidence for use of antenatal steroids for late preterm delivery 
  • Describe the use of measuring cervical length in management of the obstetric patient 
  • Explore the relationship between psychological and physiologic measures of stress and preterm birth 
  • Examine the impact of unintentional bias by health care professionals on birth outcomes in minority populations Improve knowledge and skills in performing fetal monitoring 

  • Antenatal Late Preterm Steroids (ALPS): Benefits and Barriers - Ronald Gibbs, MD
  • Perterm Birth Prevention: The Role of Low-dose Aspirin - Kent Heyborne, MD
  • Measuring the Cervix: Why and How - Helen Feltovich, MD
  • Monitoring the Preterm Fetal Heart Rate: Clinical Interpretation and Management - Rebecca Cypher, RNC, MSN, PNNP
  • Perinatal Stress, Preterm Birth and Infant Mortality in Colorado - Camille Hoffman, MD, MSCS
  • Healthcare Equity: Advocating for Moms & Babies - Cheryl Larry-Osman, RN, MS, CNM

Target Audience

This program is open to clinicians who provide prenatal and OB care (e.g., OB and FP physicians, certified nurse midwives, nurse practitioners) and for OB nursing leaders and staff in hospitals.    


Register online with the link below. 

There is no registration fee for hospital participating in the Safe Deliveries project and for all OB clinicians affiliated with these hospitals. 

For those not participating in the CHA Safe Deliveries initiative, the registration fee is $50 per person. 

The registration deadline is Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017.

Continuing Education Credits 

Continuing medical education (CME) and continuing nursing education (CNE) is pending approval.  CHA is authorized to award pre-approved American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Qualified Education credit (non-ACHE) for this program toward advancement or recertification in ACHE. Participants in this program wishing to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit should indicate their attendance when submitting application to the ACHE for advancement or recertification.

The 2017 Safe Deliveries: Reducing the Risk of Preterm Birth Seminar has been awarded 2 COPIC Points. 

Contact Information

For questions, contact Barbara Cellio, CHA administrative assistant, patient safety department, at or 720.330.6054. 

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