Needs Assessments

The following topics will be presented at the 2015 AAFP Assembly in Denver, CO. The selected sessions are supported by needs assessments that outline the gaps in knowledge. In addition, they provide learning objectives to assist the faculty in designing the course to meet the identified needs of the family medicine physician learner. The AAFP is only accepting applications for the topics listed on this page. All learning objectives must be addressed during the live presentation and may not be changed.

Please note the following:

  • Proposals must be made electronically.
  • Notification of acceptance or non-selection will be sent via email in December 2014.


Acute Coronary Syndrome and Angina(7 page PDF)
Adult and Elderly Hypertension(7 page PDF)
Adult Heart Murmurs(4 page PDF)
Advanced Cardiac Imaging(8 page PDF)
Arrhythmias and Dysrhythmias(5 page PDF)
Atrial Fibrillation(6 page PDF)
Cardiovascular Pharmacology(7 page PDF)
Electrocardiography(5 page PDF)
Heart Failure(6 page PDF)
Syncope(5 page PDF)
Thromboembolic Disease


Diabetes Complications(9 page PDF)
Diabetes Update
Hyperthyroidism and Hypogonadism
Obesity Updates and Strategies in Management
Pituitary Diseases(4 page PDF)
Vitamin Deficiencies(5 page PDF)


Abdominal Pain
Cirrhosis and Alcoholic Liver Disease
Colorectal Cancer(6 page PDF)
Infectious Hepatitis(9 page PDF)
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Irritable Bowel Syndrome(5 page PDF)
Liver Function Tests


Anticoagulation(8 page PDF)
Lung Cancer(6 page PDF)
Pediatric and Adolescent Immunization Update(6 page PDF)
Risks and Benefits of Cancer Screening and Treatment


Dermatologic Conditions
Skin Cancers Update(7 page PDF)
Wound Care


Connective Tissue Disorders
Exam Techniques
Exercise Prescriptions(7 page PDF)
Fibromyalgia(3 page PDF)
Low Back Pain
Sprains, Strains, and Dislocations Lower Extremity Injuries
Sprains, Strains, and Dislocations Upper Extremity Injuries


Chronic Kidney Disease
Fluid and Electrolyte Abnormalities
Urge Incontinence, Detrusor Instability, and Overactive Bladder(7 page PDF)


Dementias and Alzheimer's Disease(7 page PDF)
Dizziness and Vertigo(4 page PDF)
Gait Disorders
Parkinson's Disease(4 page PDF)
Stroke(6 page PDF)

Patient-based Care

Care of Cancer Survivors(6 page PDF)
Developmental Delays(4 page PDF)
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Issues
Geriatric Assessment(4 page PDF)
Illicit Drug Use and Prevention
Improving Quality and Health Outcomes for All: The Family Physician and the Social Determinants of Health
Medication Interactions and Polypharmacy
Poisoning and Drug Overdose
Polypharmacy in the Elderly(6 page PDF)

Population-based Care

Chronic Pain Management
Disability and Impairment Evaluation
Health Policy
Herbal Therapies
Legal Issues and Regulatory Environment
Nutritional Supplements(7 page PDF)
Welcome to Medicare Visit


Abuse and Addiction(8 page PDF)
Bipolar Disorder
Crisis Counseling(4 page PDF)
Depression, Suicide, and Mood Disorders
Pediatric Attention Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders(7 page PDF)

Reproductive – Female

Abnormal Uterine Bleeding and Amenorrhea(6 page PDF)
Cervical Cancer
Menopause and Hormone Replacement Therapy
Ovarian Cancer
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Hyperandrogenism
Preconception Counseling
Sexual Dysfunction
Uterine Cancer
Vulvar Cancer

Reproductive – Male

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) and Prostatitis(6 page PDF)
Erectile Dysfunction and Impotence(6 page PDF)
Prostate Cancer(8 page PDF)


Child and Adolescent Asthma(6 page PDF)
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Pulmonary Function Testing(6 page PDF)
Obstructive Sleep Apnea(5 page PDF)
Pneumonia(5 page PDF)

Special Sensory

Glaucoma(5 page PDF)
Oral Lesions and Oral Cancers(5 page PDF)
Pediatric Oral Health(6 page PDF)
Retinal Disease(4 page PDF)

Assembly Proposals

Proposals are due November 6, 2014.


Contact Jeana Higginbottom
Assembly Program Specialist
(800) 274-2237, ext. 6564