Thursday, April 27 - Saturday, April 29, 2017 | St. Louis, MO

PerformanceNavigator® Workshop
Cardiometabolic Conditions

Diabetes, Hypertension, and Dyslipidemia

Address Your Patients' Cardiometabolic Concerns

PerformanceNavigator blends live, expert-led didactic instruction with collaborative group-learning activities and easy-to-use online tools relating to diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidemia to help you meet all of your ABFM Performance Improvement Activities, Self-Assessment Activities, and CME requirements for one 3-year stage in one efficient program.

Learn the latest, evidence-based clinical information on diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidemia, and implement interventions to improve cardiometabolic care.

Benefit from collaboration with your colleagues from across the country, online through the PerformanceNavigator Social Learning Community as well as at the live experience.

PLEASE NOTE: This activity is designed for physicians who have a regular patient panel of 20 or more patients. If physicians do not meet this minimum requirement they will not be able to receive Performance Improvement credit.

Family doctor listens to patient's heart

Cardiometabolic Conditions

April 27-29, 2017
St. Louis, MO
Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch


Registration will open in early December.

PerformanceNavigator Process


  • Access the online Dashboard to enter chart information and patient surveys.
  • Conduct an initial practice assessment.
  • Answer case study questions to prepare for the live workshop.
  • Complete prior to attending the live workshop.

Attend the Live Workshop

  • Collaborate with peers and experts on deficits and case studies.
  • Identify Practice Transformation processes to improve performance.
  • Attend optional afternoon KSA Working Groups, or enjoy free time on your own.
  • Create your personalized action plan so that you're ready to begin.

Complete the Activity

  • Enter chart information and patient surveys into the online Dashboard after applying your action plan.
  • Conduct a post-intervention practice assessment.
  • Answer case study questions to continue your learning.
  • Complete all elements within 11 months.

Throughout the Process

  • Participate in the social learning community with peers and experts.
  • View Medical Knowledge Assessment videos to earn 0.25 AAFP Prescribed credits per video.
  • Claim CME credit as you go.

What's Included

PeformanceNavigator's blend of interactive online and live event learning allows you to get the most out of your time to maximize your learning.

Live Workshop

Attend the live event in a great location to learn with your peers and interact with care improvement experts for one full day and two mornings. 

  • Self-Assessment Activities - Optional KSA Working Groups with a faculty-proctored ABFM clinical simulation allow you to complete your Self-Assessment Activities requirement on-site. 

Online Tools

Use easy-access informational tools to guide you through practice improvement activities, including:

  • Topic-Based Videos - Learn at your own pace.
  • Social Learning Community - Interact with peers and experts.
  • Medical Knowledge Assessment Videos (MKAs) - Download or stream 60 MKA videos of all three conditions featuring evidence-based best practice and discussion by expert faculty. Earn 0.25 AAFP Prescribed credits per 15 minute video.
  • Performance Improvement Module - Complete an online AAFP/AMA three-stage design tool to measure your baseline performance, apply practice improvement interventions, and reassess to gauge performance improvement. Earn 20 AAFP Prescribed credits per topic, up to 60.
  • FP Essentials™ Edition - Read the monograph online on Metabolic Syndrome and earn up to 5 AAFP Prescribed credit.

Live Workshop Details


Focus on practice assessment, practice improvement, and evidence-based clinical knowledge of all three cardiometabolic conditions: diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidemia. Advance performance through individualized practice transformation.


Morning: Collaborate with faculty and fellow family physicians to discuss interventions. Develop your online personalized action plan to improve patient care and transform your practice.

Afternoon: Attend a KSA Working Group on hypertension or explore St. Louis.


Morning: Speak with expert faculty about the challenges you face when providing quality cardiometabolic care to your patients.

Afternoon: Attend a KSA Working Group on diabetes or explore St. Louis.


  • Participants need to bring a computer or tablet to connect to the online modules to begin work on the performance in practice action plan.
  • Course prep and post work is required. (practice assessment, patient surveys, and patient chart entry)
  • Course Workbook: Upon check-in will be given a course workobook that contains the syllabus and meeting presentations.

Event Schedule


Thursday, April 27, 2017
Thursday, April 27, 2017 : 7:00 - 8:00 a.m.Registration / Breakfast Provided
Thursday, April 27, 2017 : 8:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
General Sessions/Small Group Discussions
Thursday, April 27, 2017 : 12:15 - 1:15 p.m.
Lunch on Your Own
Thursday, April 27, 2017 : 1:15 - 5:00 p.m.General Sessions/Small Group Discussions
Friday, April 28, 2017  
Friday, April 28, 2017 : 7:00 - 8:00 a.m.Breakfast Provided
Friday, April 28, 2017 : 8:00 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.General Sessions/Small Group Discussions
Friday, April 28, 2017 : 12:05 - 1:10 p.m.Lunch on Your Own
Friday, April 28, 2017 : 1:10 - 6:00 p.m.KSA Working Group - Hypertension* or Afternoon on Your Own
Saturday, April 29, 2017  
Saturday, April 29, 2017 : 7:00 - 8:00 a.m.Breakfast Provided
Saturday, April 29, 2017 : 8:00 - 9:50 a.m.General Sessions/Small Group Discussions/Conclusion
Saturday, April 29, 2017 : 9:50 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.KSA Working Group - Diabetes* start
Saturday, April 29, 2017 : 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.Lunch on Your Own
Saturday, April 29, 2017 : 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.KSA Working Group - Diabetes* finish

Note: Times are subject to change.
*Attending the KSA Working Group is included with registration. Separate ABFM fee applies.

St. Louis, MO

Hotel Information

The following hotel is available for accommodations during this course. Contact the hotel to make arrangements for your stay.

Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch
315 Chestnut Street
St. Louis, MO 63102
Phone: (888) 421-1442

Rate: $174 Single/Double Occupancy
+ current tax rate

Accommodation Cutoff -- March 29, 2017

Note: A limited number of rooms at the discounted group rate are available for conference registrants on a first-come, first-served basis, and cannot be guaranteed by the AAFP.

About Hotel Reservations
  • Reservations made after March 29, 2017, will be confirmed on a rate and space available basis. The conference rate is not guaranteed for reservations made after this date.
  • Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch guarantees reservation by credit card. Credit cards will not be charged prior to arrival date.
  • Reservations may be cancelled without charge up to 24 hours prior to arrival.


Course Faculty

Online Modules


Steven L Milligan, MD, FAAFP, Family Physician, Centura Family Care Center, Pueblo, Colorado


Andrew C Eisenberg, MD, MHA, FAAFP, Health & Wellness Consultant, Adjunct Professor, Department of Public Health Policy Management, Sarasota, Florida


S. Lindsey Clarke, MD, FAAFP, Area Health Education Consortium Professor at Self Regional Healthcare Family Medicine Residency Program, University of South Carolina, Greenwood, South Carolina

Live Workshop

Gretchen M. Dickson, MD, MBA, FAAFP, Course Chair, Program Director, University of Kansas School of Medicine- Wichita, Family Medicine Residency Program at Wesley Medical Center

Jonathon M. Firnhaber, MD, FAAFP, Associate Professor, Residency Program Director, Department of Family Medicine, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina

Ryan David Mullins, MD, CPE, CPHQ, Physician Executive, Cerner Program Design Development Group and Medical Director, Revenue Cycle Solutions, The Advisory Board Company, Washington, DC

Medical Knowledge Assessment (MKA) Videos:


Justin Edwards, MD, Family Physician, East Carolina University Physicians, Family Medicine Center, Greenville, North Carolina

Jonathon M. Firnhaber, MD, FAAFP, Associate Professor, Residency Program Director, Department of Family Medicine, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina


Gary I. Levine, MD, FAAFP, Associate Professor and Family Physician, East Carolina School of Medicine, Greenville, North Carolina

Eddie Needham, MD, FAAFP, Program Director, Family Medicine Residency at Florida Hospital, Winter Park, Florida


Alvin B. Lin, MD, FAAFP, Associate Professor, University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas, Nevada

Peter Carek, MD, MS, FAAFP, Professor and Chair, Department of Community Health & Family Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

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