Chat and Chew

Discuss topics with peers, network, and participate in continuing professional development activities during luncheon discussions.

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Earn a year's worth of Prescribed CME credit!
35 Live PLUS
25 Enduring credits

Sept 20 - Sept 24
Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL




Rural Health Member Interest Group

Topics of interest as generated by participants in regards to rural medicine, RTT residency programs, rural medical school rotations, etc.

Single Payer Health Care Financing

The United States is one of the few industrialized nations that does not guarantee healthcare for its residents. Our country spends significantly more on healthcare than any other nation, yet lags behind in outcomes and quality in most categories. Our interest group supports the idea that healthcare is a human right, and believes that true universal healthcare in the United States can be fully realized through a fully publicly funded health care system, as it is in many industrialized nations in the world. We believe that through the savings on administrative overhead, and the improvement in continuity of care for our patients, in a single payer healthcare system, we can deliver better care for Americans while saving money.

Empowering the Family Doctor in Emergency Medicine

Although many family physicians currently provide emergency care in a variety of settings, their abilities have been questioned by some within the emergency medicine professional societies and organizations. Compounding this problem is the fact that many are excluded from certain administrative and clinical appointments. In the 21st century, competition should be replaced with cooperation between ABEM and ABFM, as well as new policies which recognize and support the critical role of family physicians in emergency medicine in the US.

Zika Virus Disease

Zika Virus Disease is a new and emerging infectious disease in the Western Hemisphere. The case burden and consequences of Zika have expanded rapidly. In particular, this virus presents a significant risk to pregnant women and their developing fetuses. There are no known treatments for Zika, and vaccines are only now under development. It is important for family physicians to understand the natural history of Zika, the clinical manifestations, approaches to diagnosis and management, and principles of prevention. This session affords a relaxed and interactive format to further discussion on Zika Virus Disease in primary care.

Ask a Pharmacist

I reviewed the types of questions that I received at FMX 2015 while presenting the Polypharmacy in the Elderly session + the kind of questions physicians were asking other presenters at other sessions, I realized that the audience wants SPECIFIC recommendations on how to treat complex patients. What if my patient has declining renal function? What if my patient has hepatic disease? What if my patient has failed 1st, 2nd, 3rd line options? That’s when physicians call clinical pharmacists. I can discuss how I approach these common but challenging patient questions and also discuss the role of a pharmacist in an outpatient clinical practice.

Urgency in Urgent Care Medicine

Increasing numbers of family physicians are choosing to deliver urgent care medicine. Family medicine training equips physicians to provide urgent care to patients, with an appreciation for the full scope of longitudinal and continuing care. As urgent care medicine emerges as a fast-growing specialty, it is imperative that family medicine take a leading role in advocacy for and development of family
physicians in this important segment of healthcare delivery.