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(7 page PDF)


Diabetes Complications(9 page PDF)
Diabetes Update(11 page PDF)
Hyperthyroidism and Hypothyroidism(6 page PDF)
Obesity Updates and Strategies in Management(9 page PDF)
Pituitary Diseases(4 page PDF)
Vitamin Deficiencies(5 page PDF)


Abdominal Pain(4 page PDF)
Cirrhosis and Alcoholic Liver Disease(6 page PDF)
Colorectal Cancer(6 page PDF)
Infectious Hepatitis(9 page PDF)
Inflammatory Bowel Disease(8 page PDF)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome(5 page PDF)
Liver Function Tests(4 page PDF)


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(9 page PDF)


Dermatologic Conditions(8 page PDF)
Skin Cancers Update(7 page PDF)
Wound Care(12 page PDF)


Connective Tissue Disorders(6 page PDF)
Exercise Prescriptions(7 page PDF)
Fibromyalgia(3 page PDF)
Low Back Pain(8 page PDF)
Musculoskeletal Exam Techniques(10 page PDF)
Sprains, Strains, and Dislocations Lower Extremity Injuries(8 page PDF)
Sprains, Strains, and Dislocations Upper Extremity Injuries(6 page PDF)


Chronic Kidney Disease(8 page PDF)
Fluid and Electrolyte Abnormalities(8 page PDF)
Hematuria(6 page PDF)
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(7 page PDF)
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)
Diets(10 page PDF)
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Issues(13 page PDF)
Geriatric Assessment(4 page PDF)
Pediatric Drug Overdose Poisoning(5 page PDF)
Polypharmacy in the Elderly(6 page PDF)

Population-based Care

Chronic Pain Management(9 page PDF)
Disability and Impairment Evaluation (available soon)
Herbal Therapies(4 page PDF)
Legal Issues and Regulatory Environment (available soon)
Nutritional Supplements(7 page PDF)
Welcome to Medicare Visit (available soon)


Bipolar Disorder(6 page PDF)
Crisis Counseling(4 page PDF)
Depression, Suicide, and Mood Disorders(8 page PDF)
Pediatric Attention Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders(7 page PDF)
Substance Abuse and Addiction(8 page PDF)

Reproductive – Female

Abnormal Uterine Bleeding and Amenorrhea(6 page PDF)
Cervical Cancer(8 page PDF)
Drugs in Pregnancy & Lactation(5 page PDF)
Infertility (available soon)
Menopause and Hormone Replacement Therapy(7 page PDF)

Obstetric Care(8 page PDF)
Ovarian Cancer(6 page PDF)
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Hyperandrogenism(5 page PDF)
Preconception Counseling(6 page PDF)
Sexual Dysfunction(4 page PDF)
Uterine Cancer(7 page PDF)
Vulvar Cancer(6 page PDF)

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