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Continuing Medical Education

​39th Annual Vail Obstetrics and Gynecology Conference

The Vail Obstetrics and Gynecology Conference is a Continuing Medical Education (CME) course presented annually by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort in February – beginning the Sunday before President’s Day. The purpose of the course is to provide up-to-date, state-of-the-art information on recent advances in the fields of obstetrics, gynecology, gynecologic surgery, perinatal medicine and primary care to obstetricians, gynecologists and primary care physicians. Lectures, case studies, and panel discussions are conducted by the internationally known faculty to provide information which practicing physicians can use to give quality, cost-effective care to their patients.

Nanette Santoro, MD, Professor and Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Ronald S. Gibbs MD, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, serves as the Vail course director. Additionally, Dr. Gibbs is Associate Dean of Continuing Medical Education for the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and is deeply committed to provider education and the improvement of patient care

Advanced Obstetrical Ultrasound

The Maternal-Fetal Medicine program of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology presents an Advanced Obstetrical Ultrasound course annually at the JW Marriott Denver at Cherry Creek. This educational activity is accredited by the University of Colorado School of Medicine for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. This course contains a mix of gynecological, obstetrical, and office practice issues. The program is designed to provide the most current information about practical applications of obstetrical ultrasound and is presented through lectures, case presentations, and a live demonstration of the fetal cardiac examination. Experienced ultrasound users including Primary Care physicians and specialists in Perinatology-Obstetrics and Gynecology and Radiology, as well as sonographers, nurses, and radiologic technologists are encouraged to attend.

The Colorado Perinatal Institute‡, in collaboration with the Prenatal Diagnosis and Genetics Center at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, Colorado is offering a Clinical Preceptorship in Perinatal Ultrasonography. This course provides a flexible, hands-on, and self-directed learning experience.

This three-day course will be offered to only one or two clinical practitioners at a time. This course is not intended for casual or new users of ultrasound, but we hope to provide current users of diagnostic ultrasound, including physicians, sonographers, nurses, and physician’s assistants, with supervised instruction in both standard and new techniques. The course may serve as an excellent review for the practicing sonographer or physician who is performing a limited number of obstetric ultrasound procedures. This course is intended to provide a hands-on tutorial to compliment didactic coursework obtained at our Center.

The strength of this program is its individualized instruction and flexibility to meet the specific needs of course participants.