Wednesday, July 12 - Saturday, July 15, 2017 | San Diego, CA

Care of Chronic Conditions Live Course

Care of Chronic Conditions offers everything you need to stay current in your practice. Learn the latest information on the skills you use every day in sessions, such as anticoagulant therapy, back pain, and more.

Course Details

Earning CME Credit

Approved for up to 25 AAFP Prescribed credits; 25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Credits include clinical procedural workshops. View all statements and agreements »

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Prepare effective plans to diagnose, treat and manage chronic diseases.
  • Formulate strategies to educate and counsel patients on behavior modification of factors such as nutrition, physical activity, smoking and alcohol use.
  • Utilize strategies to help patients overcome barriers to change in relation to chronic diseases, including cultural competency, literacy skills and access to services or care.
  • Implement tools to manage chronic care in practice and help patients control chronic illnesses, which may include practice transformation and/or quality improvement activities.

Attend Care of
Chronic Conditions

Wednesday, July 12 - Saturday, July 15, 2017

San Diego, CA
Rancho Bernardo Inn

Early bird registration discount available through June 19, 2017.



Registration Fee

AAFP Member - $895

New Physicians - $845

Student or Resident - $645

Allied Health - $895

Nonmember - $1,195



Note: Topics are subject to change.

  • Alzheimer’s Dementia
  • Anticoagulant Therapy
  • Asthma
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Opioid Therapy - Update
  • Case Studies – Chronic Pain Management 
  • Chronic Abdominal Pain
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Depression Screening and Management
  • Diabetes Update
  • Heart Failure
  • Hyper & Hypothyroidism
  • Hypertension
  • Herbals & Nutrition Supplements
  • High Risk Medication Use in the Elderly
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Osteoarthritis: Prevention and Treatment
  • Osteoporosis and Osteopenia
  • Parkinson Disease
  • Physician Wellness and Resilience: Management of the Difficult Patient
  • Preventive Care
  • Stroke

Event Schedule

Download the complete schedule(4 page PDF), which includes session times, topics, and faculty.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 : 6:45 - 7:30 a.m.Registration / Breakfast Provided
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 : 7:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.General Sessions
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 : 12:15 - 1:45 p.m.Lunch on Your Own
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 : 1:45 - 4:45 p.m.General Sessions
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Thursday, July 13, 2017 : 7:00 - 7:55 a.m.Breakfast Provided
Thursday, July 13, 2017 : 7:55 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.General Sessions
Thursday, July 13, 2017 : 12:15 - 1:30 p.m.Lunch on Your Own
Thursday, July 13, 2017 : 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.Clinical Procedural Workshops*
Friday, July 14, 2017
Friday, July 14, 2017 : 7:00 - 7:55 a.m.Breakfast Provided
Friday, July 14, 2017 : 7:55 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.General Sessions
Friday, July 14, 2017 : 12:15 - 1:30 p.m.Lunch on Your Own
Friday, July 14, 2017 : 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.Clinical Procedural Workshops*
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Saturday, July 15, 2017 : 7:00 - 7:55 a.m.Breakfast Provided
Saturday, July 15, 2017 : 7:55 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.General Sessions
Saturday, July 15, 2017 : 12:15 p.m.Course Adjourns

*Separate registration and fee required.
Note: Times are subject to change.

How to Add Clinical Procedural Workshops

Separate registration and fee required to attend a clinical procedural workshop. Seats are limited and are only available to course registrants. Select a workshop during online registration.

If you have already registered for the course, please call AAFP at (800) 274-2237 to register for a clinical procedural workshop.

Clinical Procedural Workshops

ECG Interpretation

(#101) Thursday, July 13, 2017, 1:30-4:30 p.m. (SOLD OUT) or
(#104) Friday, July 14, 2017, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

  • Describe the normal cardiac anatomy and physiology, and normal electrical conduction through the heart.
  • Recognize various dysrhythmias on ECG and relate cause, significance, symptoms and treatment (using audience response system).
  • Apply basic ECG interpretation skills to advanced rhythms including heart block, tachyarrhythmias, and rhythms in cardiac arrest.
  • Discuss clinical management of patients experiencing abnormal ECG rhythms. 

Motivational Interviewing

(#102) Thursday, July 13, 2017, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

  • Identify the key components of the definition, spirit, and focus of motivational interviewing.
  • Describe the skills used to facilitate behavior change through conversation.
  • Utilize one strategy for enhancing motivation with patients.
  • Role play with other participants to practice techniques discussed. 

Joint Injection

(#103) Friday, July 14, 2017, 1:30-4:30 p.m. (SOLD OUT)

  • Discuss the diagnostic and therapeutic rationale for joint injections being performed.
  • Explain the risks and benefits of joint injections.
  • Describe appropriate equipment/supplies for performing joint injections.
  • Using models, perform joint injections. 

Invited Faculty

David T. Walsworth, MD, FAAFP, Course Chair; Associate Chair for Clinical Affairs, Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

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

Alvin B. Lin, MD, PLLC, Private Practice, Las Vegas, Nevada

Lauren Denee Oshman, MD, MPH, FAAFP, Clinical Assistant Professor, Northshore Medical Group, Glenview, Illinois

Kathleen Rowland, MD, MS, FAAFP, Rush-Copley Family Medicine Residency, Assistant Professor, Rush University

David M. Schneider, MD, FAAFP, Faculty Physician/Team Leader/Didactics Director/Procedures Director, Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency, Clinical Professor of Family and Community Medicine, UCSF, Santa Rosa, California

Course Materials

Registration includes online access to the syllabus and other on-site resources one week before the course. A hard copy of the syllabus may be purchased for $60 when registering for the course. A limited number of syllabuses will be available for purchase on site. Additional information will be provided by email after you register.

Hotel Information

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

Rancho Bernardo Inn
17550 Bernardo Oaks Drive
San Diego, CA 92128
Phone: (800) 542-6096

Rate: $199 Single/Double Occupancy
+ current tax rate

Accommodation Cutoff -- June 19, 2017

AAFP CME Courses in San Diego, CA

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. 

  • Reservations made after June 19, 2017, will be confirmed on a rate and space available basis. The conference rate is not guaranteed for reservations made after this date.
  • Rancho Bernardo Inn guarantees reservation by credit card. One night's room charge is required at time of making the reservation.
  • Reservations may be cancelled without charge up to 72 hours prior to arrival.

CME Credit Statement

This live activity, Care of Chronic Conditions, with a beginning date of July 12, 2017, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 25 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The AAFP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Academy of Family Physicians designates this live activity for a maximum of 25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME activities approved for AAFP credit are recognized by the AOA as equivalent to AOA Category 2 credit.
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