Sunday, October 12, 2014 | Hershey, PA

Heart Failure SAM Working Group

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Sunday, October 12, 2014
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Hershey Lodge
Hershey, PA

To register by fax or mail, download the registration form.(1 page PDF)

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Easily fulfill the knowledge assessment portion of the SAM process with one-day, topic-specific sessions that simplify the ABFM’s MC-FP Part II requirement.

About the Course

  • Review 60 core competency questions with experienced family physician faculty, and decide the best answer with your colleagues.
  • The AAFP reports your answers directly to the ABFM on your behalf.
  • Earn CME by completing the SAM process.*

*This working group is designed to help you fulfill the knowledge assessment portion of the SAM process. No CME is awarded. Completion of the clinical simulation on the ABFM website is required within one year of attending this working group in order to finish the SAM process and receive CME credit. A separate fee to the ABFM will apply.

Course Details

Registration Fee

AAFP Members:  $235
AAFP New Physician Members: 
AAFP Resident Members: 

Hotel Information

Contact the hotel directly to make arrangements for your accommodations during this course.

Hershey Lodge
325 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033
Phone: (717) 533-3311

Rate: $179 Single/Double Occupancy + current tax rate

Accommodation Cutoff -- September 10, 2014

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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 September 10, 2014, will be confirmed on a rate and space available basis. The conference rate is not guaranteed for reservations made after this date.
  • Hershey Lodge guarantees reservation by credit card. Credit cards will not be charged prior to the guest's scheduled arrival date.
  • Reservations may be canceled without charge up to 72 hours prior to arrival.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this SAM, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge in:

  • Explain the approach to evaluating patients in heart failure.
  • Discuss the principles of neurohormonal antagonism in the treatment of heart failure.
  • Explain current treatment options in heart failure.
  • Review therapeutic recommendations for diuretics, ACE inhibitors, ARB’s, β-blockers and digoxin in heart failure.


Americo Fraboni, MD, FAAFP, Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Minneapolis, Minnesota

David Weismiller, MD, ScM, FAAFP, Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina

Course Materials

Registration includes online access to the syllabus one week before the course, and a hard copy syllabus available onsite. Additional information and instruction will be provided by email.

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Heart Failure SAM Working Group
Sunday, October 12, 2014