Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question, but don't see an answer below?  Email us at aabc@birthcenters.org or give us a call at 215-234-8068.

 

What's included in my registration?

Your Birth Institute Registration includes access to receptions, educational sessions, forums, lunches, breakfasts, and more beginning at 5:00PM on Thursday, October 4th through 1:45PM on Sunday, October 7th.  See the full Schedule here.

 

What do I need Tickets 🎫 for?

There are a number of Pre & Post Conference Workshops and Special Events that are not included in your Birth Institute Registration, and are denoted in their description by: 🎫 - Ticket required.  This means that they require an extra fee and can be purchased when registering for the Birth Institute.  Space is limited for some events, so don't wait to purchase your tickets.

Did you already register, but want to add a ticket?  Contact us for assistance.

 

Where should I stay?

You should stay at The Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel!  The AABC conference hotel is the center of Birth Institute activities.  It's easy to go from your room to the education sessions and meetings, and there are many opportunities for networking with your fellow attendees.  Plus the group rate of $179 single/double includes free Wi-Fi and is a savings of up to $70/night off of the prevailing rates.  Learn more reasons why you should stay at the AABC Conference Hotel!

 

How do I find a roommate?

Having a roommate or two to split your hotel room costs, can really help your budget!  Email Linda Baysore at lindabaysore@birthcenters.org and we will try to match you up with one or two roommates (rollaway beds can be added to a room at no extra cost).

 

How do I get to the hotel from the airport?

Visit our Ground Transportation page to see a list of rental car, shuttle, taxi, public transportation options, and more.

 

What is there to do in Fort Worth?

Visit our Things to Do in Fort Worth page to get some fun, active, and/or educational suggestions!

 

Who has approved the conference for continuing education (CE)?

AABC applies to the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association and the American Academy of Family Physicians for approval.  Visit our Continuing Education page for more details.

 

How do I claim continuing education credits?

When you check in at the Registration Desk, you'll be given a Continuing Education Recognition Form.  As you attend sessions, check them off on the form.  Before you leave the conference, add up the total contact hours that you earned, and bring your form to the Registration Desk to be signed.  

 

How many CE Credits can I earn?

By attending the Birth Institute, you can earn up to 12 contact hours for credit.  More hours can be earned by attending Pre & Post Conference Workshops

 

When can I check in at the Conference?

Wednesday     7:30AM - 5:00PM
Thursday          7:00AM - 7:00PM
Friday               7:00AM - 7:00PM
Saturday          8:30AM - 6:00PM
Sunday             8:00AM - 6:00PM

Note: If you miss our hours on Thursday and are not checked in yet, you can still attend the Welcome Ceremony and Receptions.

 

Where and when will the 2019 Birth Institute be held?

The 2019 Birth Institute will be held in Orlando, Florida from September 12th through the 17th.  

 

How can I stay in the loop?

Want to know exactly when the 2019 Early Bird Registration / Call for Research / Scholarship Period / Volunteer Opportunities / etc. begins?  Become a member!  There are membership options for birth centers, midwifery-led units, companies, individuals, and students, and there are membership benefits for everyone.  Not ready to become an official member of AABC yet?  Create a free guest account and see what we have to offer!