Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics

Welcome to ALSO

ALSO Asia-Pacific is a not for profit organisation whose primary function is to provide courses in the management of obstetric emergencies, under licence from the American Academy of Family Physicians. (AAFP), in Australia and surrounding regions (not New Zealand).The ‘ALSO’ course has recognition for continuing medical education  from relevant professional colleges including the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG), the Australian College of Midwives Incorporated (ACMI), the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM). The ALSO course is recognised both in Australia and internationally for excellence in obstetric education. It is recommended that maternity care providers complete the course every 3-6 years.

ALSO Asia Pacific, is governed by a Board of 7 volunteer maternity care providers these cover the 3 professional groups being GP obstetricians, obstetricians, and midwives.

The ALSO (Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics) Course is a theoretical and practical course designed to assist health professionals develop and maintain the knowledge and practical skills to manage emergencies that may arise in maternity care.

AMaRE is the umbrella organisation under which the ALSO (Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics) and BABE (Becoming a Breech Expert) courses sit. In the future, we plan to have more courses that fit the brief of maternal and reproductive health education.

The course originated in the USA in 1991, and is owned by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). The ALSO course has been adapted to meet the needs of thousands of practitioners across the world, from the UK to Haiti, Canada to Nepal. In January 2001 the first group of ALSO instructors for the region were trained in Canberra. Since then over 50 courses have been held in Australia & New Zealand, teaching over 2000 maternity care professionals.

AMaRE

AMaRE is the umbrella organisation under which the ALSO (Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics) and BABE (Becoming a Breech Expert) courses sit. In the future, we plan to have more courses that fit the brief of maternal and reproductive health education.

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Course Calendar


Canberra
Saturday 22 August 2015
Melbourne
Saturday 19 September 2015
Perth
Saturday 07 November 2015
Sydney
Saturday 28 November 2015
Melbourne
Saturday 13 February 2016
Sunshine Coast
Friday 15 May 2015
Sydney
Saturday 02 April 2016
Tasmania
Saturday 21 May 2016
Adelaide
Saturday 04 June 2016
Perth
Saturday 18 June 2016
Cairns
Saturday 30 July 2016
Newcastle
Saturday 27 August 2016
Alice Springs
Saturday 17 September 2016
Melbourne
Saturday 22 October 2016
Perth
Saturday 12 November 2016
Sydney
Saturday 26 November 2016

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