Wednesday, October 25 - Saturday, October 28, 2017 | Phoenix, AZ
Adult Medicine Live Course
Save $100 when you register by September 27.
Attend Adult Medicine
Wednesday, October 25 - Saturday, October 28, 2017
Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DISCOUNT AVAILABLE THROUGH September 27, 2017.
Early Bird $795
Early Bird $745
Student or Resident
Early Bird $545
Early Bird $795
Early Bird $1,095
Adult medicine offers a wide array of topics to help your better evaluate, treat, and manage adult patients in your practice. Acquire best practices on relevant clinical topics, including asthma, cardiovascular risk reduction, chronic pain, and more.
Approved for up to 25.5 AAFP Prescribed credits; 25.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Credits include clinical procedural workshops. View all statements and agreements »
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Improve adherence to evidence-based clinical guidelines in practice.
- Synthesize appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan for common adult conditions in both the outpatient and inpatient setting.
- Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively with the patient to ensure that diagnosis and treatment recommendations are understood.
- Recognize when to refer to or consult with other specialists to provide optimal patient care.
Note: Topics are subject to change.
- Asthma in Adults
- Atopic Dermatitis
- Cancer Controversy: (Breast, Lung and Prostate Cancers) To screen or not to screen
- Cardiovascular Risk Reduction
- Celiac Disease - Diagnosis and Management
- Chronic Pain Management
- Complex Case Studies – Panel Discussion
- Diabetes Updates
- Diagnosis and Treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- Fatty Liver Disease
- Heart Failure
- Hepatitis C
- High Value Care
- Hypertension Update
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Lupus: Diagnosis and Management
- Obesity Management
- Sleep Disorders
- Thyroid Disorders
- Top 10 New Things I’ve Learned
- Venous Thromboembolism
Download the complete schedule(4 page PDF), which includes session times, topics, and faculty.
|Wednesday, October 25, 2017|
|Wednesday, October 25, 2017 : 6:30 - 7:30 a.m.||Registration / Breakfast Provided|
|Wednesday, October 25, 2017 : 7:30 - 11:30 a.m.||General Sessions|
|Wednesday, October 25, 2017 : 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.||Lunch on Your Own|
|Wednesday, October 25, 2017 : 12:45 - 4:45 p.m.||General Sessions|
|Thursday, October 26, 2017|
|Thursday, October 26, 2017: 7:00 - 8:00 a.m.||Breakfast Provided|
|Thursday, October 26, 2017: 8:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.||General Sessions|
|Thursday, October 26, 2017: 12:15 - 1:45 p.m.||Lunch on Your Own|
|Thursday, October 26, 2017: 1:45 - 4:45 p.m.||Clinical Procedural Workshops*|
|Friday, October 27, 2017|
|Friday, October 27, 2017: 7:00 - 8:00 a.m.||Breakfast Provided|
|Friday, October 27, 2017: 8:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.||General Sessions|
|Friday, October 27, 2017: 12:45 - 1:45 p.m.||Lunch on Your Own|
|Friday, October 27, 2017: 1:45 - 4:45 p.m.||Clinical Procedural Workshops*|
|Saturday, October 28, 2017|
|Saturday, October 28, 2017 : 7:00 - 8:00 a.m.||Breakfast Provided|
|Saturday, October 28, 2017 : 8:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.||General Sessions|
|Saturday, October 28, 2017 : 12:15 p.m.||Course Adjourn|
*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.
Already registered for the course? You may now edit your registration online to add a procedural workshop session. Register now »
(#101) Thursday, October 26, 2017, 1:45 - 4:45 p.m.
- Demonstrate an understanding of normal nail anatomy and conditions for which nail procedures are typically indicated.
- Assess nail conditions and determine appropriate treatment plans for differing patient populations, based upon evidence-based recommendations.
- Educate patients on appropriate post-operative nail care.
- Demonstrate proficiency in performing nail procedures.
Evaluation and Biopsy of Skin Lesions
(#103) Friday, October 27, 2017, 1:45 - 4:45 p.m.
- Evaluate options for skin biopsy, including shave punch, and excisional biopsies.
- Compare appropriate biopsy selections for skin lesions depending upon the type of lesion and its expected depth.
- Demonstrate knowledge of performing shave, punch, and excisional biopsies.
- Choose preferred suturing methods for wound closure.
- Discuss performance of local anesthesia with minimal pain and maximum effectiveness for patients.
Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS)
(#102) Thursday, October 26, 2017, 1:45 - 4:45 p.m. or
(#104) Friday, October 27, 2017, 1:45 - 4:45 p.m.
- Identify the most common conditions and injuries that are detectable with ultrasound.
- Explain how bedside ultrasound may be used to reduce the time to actionable diagnosis.
- Show the regions and probe positions of the bedside exam.
- Interpret diagnostic imaging results and render treatment accordingly.
Part 1: Clinical focus: cardiopulmonary conditions.
Part 2: Clinical focus: DVT, musculoskeletal, and ultrasound guided procedures.
Family physicians manage care for a wide variety of patients, including many possible complex conditions and patients with multiple chronic co-morbidities. Usual evidence-based recommendations and education surrounding management of these patients may be difficult to apply due to inherent disease management difficulties.
Registrants, complete the submission form(1 page PDF) of a case to be discussed during the Complex Case Studies presentation on Wednesday, October 25 at 3:30 p.m.
Chuck Carter, MD, FAAFP – Course Chair, Residency Program Director, Palmetto Health Family Medicine Residency, Associate Professor of Family Medicine, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, South Carolina
Paul Bornemann, MD – Associate Residency Program Director, Palmetto Health Family Medicine Residency, Director of Primary Care Ultrasound, Ultrasound Institute, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, South Carolina
Steven R. Brown, MD, FAAFP – Professor and Program Director, University of Arizona College of Medicine; Phoenix Family Medicine Residency, Phoenix, Arizona; Editor and host, American Family Physician Podcast
Androuw Carrasco, MD – Global health and Ultrasound Fellow, Contra Costa Family Medicine Residency, Department of Family and Community Medicine, UCSF School of Medicine
EJ Mayeaux, Jr., MD, DABFP, FAAFP – Professor and Chairman, Department of Family and Preventative Medicine, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, South Carolina
Eddie Needham, MD, FAAFP – Program Director, Florida Hospital Family Medicine Residency; Associate Professor, University of Central Florida College of Medicine; Clinical Associate Professor, Florida State University College of Medicine; Centre for Family Medicine, Winter Park, Florida
Jeffrey D. Wolfrey, MD – Professor and Chair, Department of Family, Community and Preventive Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix, Arizona
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.
The following hotel is available for accommodations during this course. Contact the hotel to make arrangements for your stay.
Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort(aws.passkey.com)
7677 N. 16th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Phone: (602) 997-2626
Rate: $199 Single/Double Occupancy
+ current tax rate
Accommodation Cutoff -- September 27, 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 September 27, 2017, will be confirmed on a rate and space available basis. The conference rate is not guaranteed for reservations made after this date.
- Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort guarantees reservation by credit card. Credit cards will not be charged prior to arrival date.
- Reservations may be cancelled up to 24 hours prior to arrival without penalty.
This live activity, Adult Medicine, with a beginning date of October 25, 2017, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 25.5 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 25.5 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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