AAFP Chapter Lecture Series

Chapter Lecture Series

AAFP Chapter Lecture Series are one-hour CME sessions that covers a clinical area and takes place at ten constitutent chapter CME meetings. Each funded session is sponsored and certified for CME credit by AAFP.

Members should contact their Chapter to see if a session from one of the following series are being offered at an upcoming CME meeting. View Constituent Chapter Directory.

Adolescent Immunizations and Overcoming Barriers That Exist

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

  • Incorporate the Patient Centered Medical Home model of care to facilitate a partnership between patients and their personal physicians, and when appropriate, the patient's family.
  • Develop an action plan to implement office system changes to increase adolescent immunization rates in the practice's daily office routines. Implement communication tools that are directed to adolescent patients for follow up, tracking and documentation to reduce missed immunizations in adolescent patients.
  • Review current immunization schedules for adolescents and Integrate practices to ensure maximum vaccination coverage when schedules are updated.

ADHD in Females

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

  • Utilize current evidence-based guidelines and DSM-V criteria to diagnose and evaluate ADHD in symptomatic female children and adolescent patients.
  • Develop a collaborative care plan that included multimodal interventions of other concomitant conditions and comorbidities, as well as pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions to manage ADHD in female children and adolescent patients.
  • Counsel children and family members on successful management of ADHD, including transition management from adolescence to adulthood.

Barriers to Adult Immunizations

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

  • Identify barriers to immunizations among adults.
  • Identify available vaccine administration strategies and resources, available patient education resources, vaccine alert systems, current immunization schedules, and available education programs.
  • Use evidence-based recommendations and guidelines to establish standardized vaccine administration procedures, including standardized protocols to screen for immunizations during patient encounters.
  • Counsel patients using available patient education resources and motivational interviewing about vaccine safety and efficacy.

Treating Obesity in Adult Patients

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

  • Improve adherence to evidence-based clinical guidelines in practice.
  • Synthesize appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan for common adult obesity conditions in both outpatients and inpatients settings.
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively with the patient and the patient’s caregivers to ensure that diagnosis and treatment recommendations are understood.
  • Access cultural factors in the health history and modify management plans to accommodate the patient’s cultural influences. 
  • Assess the need for and establish plans to acquire training in cultural competency.