Wednesday, April 26 - Saturday, April 29, 2017 | Tampa, FL

Emergency and Urgent Care Live Course

Improve patient satisfaction while learning the latest required emergency care updates. Learn best practices on relevant clinical topics, including acute respiratory infections, opioid management, and more.

Course Details

Earning CME Credit

Approved for up to 25.75 AAFP Prescribed credits; 25.75 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 treatment plans for patients who may require hospital inpatient care or referral to emergency departments, intensive care or critical care units.
  • Assess the diagnosis, treatment and management of patients who may present with any number of conditions, including maternity, psychological, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory or neurological care.
  • Incorporate emergency plans into practice, including written protocols and necessary equipment/tools for treatment.


Note: Topics are subject to change.

Attend Emergency and Urgent Care

Wednesday, April 26 - Saturday, April 29, 2017

Tampa, FL
Hilton Tampa Downtown Hotel

Registration is now closed.
Onsite registration begins Wednesday, April 26 at 7:00 a.m.



Registration Fees

AAFP Member

New Physicians

Student or Resident

Allied Health



  • Acute Red Eye
  • Acute Respiratory Infections
  • Animal Bites & Stings
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Current State of Emergency and Urgent Care for Family Physicians in the U.S.
  • Dental Injuries and Pain
  • DNR Discussions
  • Epistaxis
  • Fatal Headaches
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Gastrointestinal Emergencies – Acute Abdominal Pain
  • International Traveler Disease Recognition: Zika Virus & Others
  • Interventions to Abandon in the ER/UC
  • Medical Apps
  • Neurologic Emergencies
  • New Antibiotics
  • OB Emergencies
  • Opioid Management Update
  • Palliative Care Approach to the Terminally Ill in the Emergency Department
  • Patient Satisfaction and Health Care Literacy
  • Physician Wellness and Resilience:  Management of the Difficult Patient
  • Physician Wellness and Resilience:  Dealing with Workplace Harassment
  • Post-exposure Prophylaxis for Non-occupational Exposure to HIV - 2016 CDC Guideline Update
  • Sepsis: Recognition and Management
  • Stump the Expert – Panel Discussion
  • Top 10 Hot Topics this Year
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Emergencies

Event Schedule

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

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 : 7:00 - 7:30 a.m.Registration / Breakfast Provided
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 : 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.General Sessions
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 : 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.Lunch on Your Own
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 : 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.General Sessions
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Thursday, April 27, 2017 : 7:00 - 7:40 a.m.Breakfast Provided
Thursday, April 27, 2017 : 7:40 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
General Sessions
Thursday, April 27, 2017 : 12:15 - 1:30 p.m.Lunch on Your Own
Thursday, April 27, 2017 : 1:30 - 4:45 p.m.Optional Simulation Lab Sessions*
Friday, April 28, 2017
Friday, April 28, 2017 : 7:00 - 7:40 a.m.Breakfast Provided
Friday, April 28, 2017 : 7:40 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.General Sessions
Friday, April 28, 2017 : 12:15 - 1:30 p.m.Lunch on Your Own
Friday, April 28, 2017 : 1:30 - 4:45 p.m.Optional Simulation Lab Sessions*
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Saturday, April 29, 2017 : 7:00 - 7:40 a.m.Breakfast Provided
Saturday, April 29, 2017 : 7:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.General Sessions
Saturday, April 29, 2017 : 12:00 p.m.
Course Adjourn

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

How to Add an Optional Simulation Lab Session

Separate registration and fee required to attend an optional simulation lab session. Seats are limited and are only available to course registrants. Select a session during online registration.

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

Optional Simulation Lab Sessions 

These sessions will be taking place at the Univerity of South Florida Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS) across the street from the hotel. Learn more about CAMLS.(

Airway Management in Emergencies: Adult
(#101) Thursday, April 27, 2017, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. or
(#110) Friday, April 28, 2017, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

  • Describe preparation for oral intubation
  • List equipment necessary for intubation
  • List common pitfalls of oral intubation
  • Demonstrate proper technique for laryngoscope and video assisted intubation

EKG Interpretation: Basic
(#102) Thursday, April 27, 2017, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. (SOLD OUT) or
(#114) Friday, April 28, 2017, – 3:00 p.m. (SOLD OUT)

  • Describe the normal cardiac anatomy and physiology and normal electrical conduction through the heart
  • Recognize various dysrhythmia on ECG and relate cause, significance, symptoms and treatment (using audience response system)

Standardized Patient: Fever of Unknown Origin (Simulation)
(#103) Thursday, April 27, 2017, 3:15 – 4:45 p.m. or
(#112) Friday, April 28, 2017, 3:15 – 4:45 p.m.

  • Discuss medical management of the patient with fever of unknown origin.
  • Explore possible sources of and treatments for infection in the patient with fever of unknown origin.

Standardized Patient: Chest Pain (Simulation)
(#106) Thursday, April 27, 2017, 3:15 – 4:45 p.m.


  • Utilize effective communication techniques with standardized patient experiencing chest pain
  • Gather pertinent data from History and Physical
  • Discuss medical management of the patient with chest pain
  • Incorporate best practice guidelines for management of patient with chest pain

Soft Tissue Surgery: Foreign Body Removal
(#105) Thursday, April 27, 2017, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. or
(#107) Friday, April 28, 2017, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

  • Identify layers of skin and subcutaneous tissue
  • Demonstrate proper excision technique for foreign body removal on an anatomic model
  • Demonstrate proper skin closure technique on an anatomic model

EKG Interpretation: Advanced
(#104) Thursday, April 27, 2017, 3:15 – 4:45 p.m. (SOLD OUT) or
(#111) Friday, April 28, 2017, 3:15 – 4:45 p.m.

  • Apply basic EKG interpretation skills to advanced rhythms including heart block, tachyarrhythmia’s, and rhythms in cardiac arrest
  • Discuss clinical management of patient experiencing abnormal EKG rhythms

Thoracentesis and Placement of Chest Tubes
(#109) Thursday, April 27, 2017, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

  • Describe thoracic anatomy associated with chest tube insertion
  • List common pitfalls of chest tube insertion
  • Demonstrate proper technique for chest tube insertion

Invited Faculty

Theodor W. Pesch, MD, PhD, Course Chair, Wilmington, Delaware

Wayne Anderson, MD, MPH, DiMM, FAAFP, Director Wilderness Medicine Track, Assistant Director, USF/Morton Plant Mease Family Medicine Residency Program, Affiliate Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, ISF College of Medicine, Clearwater, Florida

Peter J. Carek, DM, MS, FAAFP, Professor and Chair, Department of Community Health and Family Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida

Lorna Fountain, MD, FAAFP, Program Director, Family Medicine Residency Program, Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Florida

Mark A. Graber, MD, MSHCE, FACEP, Professor of Emergency and Family Medicine, University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, Solon, Iowa

Craig Levoy, MD, St. Petersburg, Florida

Carlos R. Rodríguez, MD, FAAFP, CAQSM, Program Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship, Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, Assistant Director, Family Medicine Residency, Bayfront Health St. Petersburg,
Assistant Medical Director, AllSports Medicine Program, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, Affiliate Assistant Professor, University of South Florida College of Medicine, St. Petersburg, Florida

Paul D. Simmons, MD, FAAFP, Faculty Physician, St. Mary’s Family Medicine Residency Program, Grand Junction, Colorado

Carrie Vey, MD, FAAFP, Program Director, Halifax Health Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program, Daytona Beach, Florida

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.

Hilton Tampa Downtown Hotel(
211 N Tampa Street
Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: (813) 322-4903

Rate: $169 Single/Double Occupancy
+ current tax rate

Accommodation Cutoff -- March 29, 2017

CME Course in Tampa, FL

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 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.
  • Hilton Tampa Downtown Hotel guarantees reservation by credit card. Credit cards will not be charged prior to scheduled arrival date.
  • Reservations may be cancelled without charge up to 24 hours prior to arrival.

CME Credit Statement

This live activity, Emergency and Urgent Care, with a beginning date of April 26, 2017, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 25.75 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 25.75 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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