Assembly CME Opportunities

Stay sharp with essential CME.

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!)

NEW in 2014: Engage with faculty and other attendees via the Assembly app’s Audience Engagement System. Submit questions to presenters, participate in poll questions, and vote for questions you’d like answered.

2014 Assembly CME session topics

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.

General Sessions

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. All sessions will be held in the Ballroom, Level 3, in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. 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.

Problem-Based Learning

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™).

Learning Centers

Get interactive in this unique environment dedicated to obesity and diabetes and 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. 

Out and Abouts

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. Thursday session is sold out; ask about the Wednesday morning session.

Clinical Procedural Workshops

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.

Translation to Practice

AAFP members are invited to participate in Translation to Practice® (t2p™) as a supplement to your Assembly CME experience. You will earn 2 AAFP Prescribed CME credits for implementation of a new process or practice resulting from your participation in CME, and your reflection on the process in which you engaged. Only one t2p activity may be completed, for a maximum credit award of two credits.


Review the latest research in family medicine, gain resources for patient education, and earn CME credit. Review anytime and claim CME credit. Get deeper insight when you meet with the presenters Wednesday-Saturday from 9:15-10:15 a.m. and 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Located in North Building Concourse. Open during regular CME hours.

Satellite CME Events

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.

Join Us in 2015!

Be with your colleagues for the best five days in family medicine.

Sept 29 - Oct 3, 2015
Denver, CO

Registration opens in March 2015.

Assembly Education

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