General Sessions

Change is an everyday reality in family medicine. These dynamic sessions are your opportunity to hear about solutions to many of your practice challenges alongside your colleagues experiencing the same. Enjoy the camaraderie of thousands of your peers as well as family medicine leaders and national speakers. CME credit will be offered for each session.

Wednesday, October 22
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
The Creative Destruction of Medicine: How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care

Explore the digital-medical revolution with cardiologist Eric Topol, MD, author of The Creative Destruction of Medicine. Dr. Topol will take us on a tour of the advances in medical technology and show how they will transform health care and the business of health care. He will also discuss the thrill of working in such exciting times—and the urgency of not being left behind.


Thursday, October 23
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Health Care in an Information Age: How Doctors, Nurses and Consumers Can Make One Another Better

Enjoy this rare opportunity to hear bestselling author, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, and social critic Anna Quindlen. Known for balancing the political with the personal, Quindlen paints a more realistic picture of modern life by placing national affairs alongside people’s daily lives.


Friday, October 24
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Closing Session: Avoiding Burnout

What most affects your personal well-being and health? How can you begin to recognize the signs of professional exhaustion in this important? Gain insights and tips from Dike Drummond, MD, a Mayo-trained family physician. Dr. Drummond’s expertise in personal change was developed through a combination of 11 years as a physician and 10 years as a business coach working with physicians and others to prevent and recover from job burnout.