Washington, DC October 21-25, 2014
Everything changes, including health care, patient expectations, treatment guidelines, and most certainly technology. How you practice family medicine must evolve too.
Assembly CME is designed by family physicians for family physicians to keep you current in a world of change. Attend in-depth sessions focused on family medicine and based on evidence. Expect to earn a lot of CME in a short amount of time.
Build your own agenda with high-quality CME offered in a variety of formats. Take advantage of every opportunity and you can earn up to 37 AAFP Prescribed CME credits during Assembly. (That still leaves time for General Sessions, the Expo Hall, and connecting with colleagues!)
Review 120-plus CME session topics organized by body system, patient-based and population-based care, and procedural skills. Choose from 60 core topics identified by your peers as essential to the practice of family medicine. Plan also to attend some of the almost 40 unique topics that cover timely issues and new research, bridge performance gaps, and address attendee interest.
Change is an everyday reality in family medicine. Learn ways to cope in three stimulating [general sessions]. Explore the digital-medical revolution with cardiologist Eric Topol, MD, author of The Creative Destruction of Medicine. Hear from Pulitzer Prize winner and social critic Anna Quindlen. And hear how to avoid burnout with family physician and business coach Dike Drummond, MD. CME credit will be offered for each session.
Enhance your learning with tracks focused on three hot family medicine topics. Building the right practice and coding correctly for reimbursement are critical issues for every family physician. Get ready for ICD-10. Learn everything you need to know about PCMH. And really study the Direct Primary Care Model. Pick a track and attend the Interactive Lecture and associated Expanded Learning sessions.
These case discussion sessions help you incorporate new knowledge with prior experiences. Apply and practice key concepts from associated lecture sessions. Team up with other attendees in small groups to collaboratively work through challenging case studies and receive feedback from expert faculty. Topics include: Cardiac, Patient-Centered Medical Home, Career Transitions, Infectious Disease and Hematology, Metabolic, Musculoskeletal, and Head Injury. Additional CME credit is offered through Translation to Practice® (t2p™).
Get interactive in unique environments featuring evidence-based clinical pearls presented through audio recordings and scientific panels. Walk through at your own pace before engaging in small group discussion about the diagnosis and management of patients.
Spend the afternoon at DC's Koshland Science Museum focused on head injury and return-to-play guidelines. Following three CME lectures, get hands-on in the museum's Life Lab Gallery Take a spin on a distracted driving simulator. Experience neurocognitive impairment. Discover how memories are made. Separate fee and registration required.
Assembly offers hands-on clinical procedural courses presented by expert faculty. At least 50 percent of course time is devoted to practicing skills. Separate fee and registration required.
Get the latest research from your family medicine colleagues and earn CME credit.
Earn extra CME by attending any of the many Satellite CME Symposia presented Wednesday through Friday. These events are not part of the official AAFP Assembly. Information on how to pre-register for a Satellite Event will be available online as details are confirmed.
Tuesday, October 21 - Saturday, October 25, 2014
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
So many educational opportunities in one spot. See how it happens in this short 2013 Assembly video.
“I enjoy the Assembly. It’s extremely invigorating.”
— Adil Ansari, MD
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