FMX 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.

FMX 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 (up to 35 AAFP Prescribed CME credits) in a short amount of time.

2015 FMX CME Session Topics

Review 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.

Interactive Lectures

These dynamic 60-minute sessions presented by family medicine experts are the core of FMX education. Test your knowledge, ask questions, and participate through the interactive Audience Engagement System on your device.

Problem-Based Learning

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. Each PBL session has an associated interactive lecture by the same title.

All PBL sessions will provide a Translation to PracticeTM opportunity.

PBLs in 2015 will each cover a specific topic and be offered twice. The 2015 PBLs include:

  • Musculoskeletal Exam Techniques
  • Anticoagulation
  • Adult and Elderly Hypertension
  • Diabetes Complications
  • Evidence-Based Treatment of Lower Extremity Injuries
  • Acute Coronary Syndrome and Angina


Look at an issue from several angles in these FMX tracks that feature small group, peer-to-peer learning with feedback from expert faculty. Each track covers three themed topics and is taught by the faculty team that collaborated on the content. Track sessions are sequentialin 3.5-hour blocks.

All Tracks will provide a Translation to PracticeTM opportunity. Seating is limited.

The seven Track themes for 2015 are:

  • Hospital Medicine
  • Oncology
  • Childhood
  • Practice Pearls
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Practice Management
  • Direct Primary Care

Flipped Classroom

Experience a unique education format to gain practical knowledge and strategies you can apply immediately to better manage your patients with hypertension. First, watch an online CME video at your convenience. Once on site at FMX, attend an associated interactive workshop.

Out and Abouts

Out-and-About sessions are designed to provide you with a learning opportunity that extends beyond the convention center. You will have the opportunity to travel off the convention site to a regionally local destination, where you can continue to learn more about topics associated with several interactive lecture sessions.


Review the latest research in family medicine, gain resources for patient education, and earn CME credit. Get deeper insight when you meet with the presenters.

Clinical Procedural Workshops

FMX offers hands-on clinical procedural courses presented by expert faculty. These sessions are designed to enhance skills-based competencies. New sessions in 2015 include Ultrasound-Guided Joint Injection Overview and OB-Gyn Ultrasound at the Point of Care: An Overview Options.

Separate fee and registration required.

Satellite CME Events

Earn extra CME by attending any of the many Satellite CME Symposia. These events are not part of the official AAFP FMX. Information on how to pre-register for a Satellite Event will be available online as details are confirmed.

Credit Statement

This live activity, 2015 AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX), with a beginning date of September 29, 2015, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 35 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The AAFP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Academy of Family Physicians designates this Live activity for a maximum of 35 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Academy of Physician Assistants, National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, American Nurses Credentialing Center, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program, and the American Association of Medical Assistants.

2015 Hot Topics

Learn the very latest in these FMX sessions:

  • e-Cigarettes: Public Health Boon or Bane?
  • Legalization of Marijuana: What Docs Need to Know
  • Physician Resilience
  • Middle Eastern Syndrome-Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) Update
  • Getting Paid for Providing Value over Volume
  • Negotiating an Employment Contract
  • Value-based and Alternative Payment
  • Getting Paid for Chronic Care Management