2016 CME Session Topics

The following Continuing Medical Education (CME) topics will be presented at the 2016 AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX) in Orlando, Florida.

Session Topics


Acute Coronary Syndromes: PBL
Acute Coronary Syndromes: Unchain My Heart
Adult and Elderly Hypertension: PBL
Adult and Elderly Hypertension: What's Next?
Adult Heart Murmurs: I Heard It Through the Grapevine
Advanced Cardiac Imaging          
Arrhythmias and Dysrhythmias: PBL
Arrhythmias and Dysrhythmias
Cardiomyopathies: Ask the Expert
Cardiomyopathies: PBL
Cardiovascular Pharmacology: Ask the Expert
Cardiovascular Pharmacology: To Make Your Heart Race
Evaluation of Syncope: PBL
Evaluation of Syncope   
Heart Failure: Maximizing Heart Health
Hyperlipidemia: Ask the Expert
Hyperlipidemia: Beyond the Numbers
Hyperlipidemia: PBL
Pediatric Hypertension: PBL
Pediatric Hypertension: The Pressure's On!

Clinical Procedures Workshops

Acne Treatment and Procedures
Acupuncture and Manipulation Techniques for Pain Management
Aesthetic Dermal Filler Injections for Facial Rejuvenation*
Cosmetic Botulinum Toxin Injections (Advanced)*          
Cosmetic Botulinum Toxin Injections (Fundamentals)*
ECG Analysis (Advanced)
ECG Analysis (Fundamentals)
Electrosurgery and Cryosurgery*
Introduction to Musculoskeletal Ultrasound and Guided Injections*
Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives
Musculoskeletal Injections
Nail Procedures
Sideline Management Assessment Response Techniques (SMART)
Soft Tissue Surgery (Advanced)*
Soft Tissue Surgery (Fundamentals)*
Splinting, Casting, Wrapping, and Taping

*These workshops are taught using animal products (i.e., pig feet, pork shoulder, chicken).


Diabetes Complications Assessment, Recognition, Prevention and Treatment: PBL
Diabetes Complications Assessment, Recognition, Prevention and Treatment
Diabetes Update 2016: What'’s New in an Old Disease: Ask the Expert
Diabetes Update 2016: What'’s New in an Old Disease: PBL
Diabetes Update 2016: What'’s New in an Old Disease     
Hyperthyroidism and Hypothyroidism: I Heat Up, I Cool Down
Hyperthyroidism and Hypothyroidism: PBL
Obesity: A Patient-Centered Approach: Workshop
Obesity Medicine: Directions in Treatment


Abdominal Pain and Acute Abdomen Emergent and Urgent Care: Ask the Expert
Abdominal Pain and Acute Abdomen Emergent and Urgent Care
Cirrhosis and Fatty Liver Disease
Colorectal Cancer: Ask the Expert
Colorectal Cancer: Bottom's Up: An Update on Colon Cancer
Colorectal Cancer: PBL
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: PBL
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: The Burning Belly: Review of GERD and Dyspepsia
Hepatitis A, B, and C Prevention and Treatment: Better, But More Expensive Treatments Available
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS): Evidence-Based Approach
Liver Function Tests: Liver Diseases - Are You Yellow?


Anticoagulation Management Update: PBL
Anticoagulation Management Update: The Old and New Frontier
Immunization Update: Everything You Need to Know
Immunization Update: PBL
Lung Cancer: Diagnosis and Treatment
Lyme Disease    


Skin Cancer Update for the Family Physician     
Venous Ulcers: Diabetic and Venous Ulcers: Applying the Evidence


Assistive Mobility Devices: PBL
Assistive Mobility Devices: Review of Ambulatory Aids With Focus on Power Mobility Devices
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease): More Than Tired
Connective Tissue Disorders: Finding the Diagnosis Within
Fibromyalgia: Facts, Fictions and Frustrations
Geriatric Hip Fracture Management: A Threat to Independence
Geriatric Hip Fracture Management: PBL
Low Back Pain: Ask the Expert
Low Back Pain: Myths and Science
Low Back Pain: PBL
Musculoskeletal Exam Techniques: Evidence-Based Treatment of Common Lower-Extremity Injuries
Musculoskeletal Exam Techniques: Evidence-Based Treatment of Upper Extremity Injuries
Musculoskeletal Exam Techniques (Lower-Extremity Injuries): PBL
Musculoskeletal Exam Techniques (Upper Extremity Injuries): Ask the Expert
Musculoskeletal Exam Techniques (Upper Extremity Injuries) PBL
Osteoporosis and Osteopenia Prevention: It's Primary
Osteoporosis and Osteopenia Prevention: PBL


Chronic Kidney Disease and End-Stage Renal Disease: PBL
Chronic Kidney Disease and End-Stage Renal Disease: Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Fluid and Electrolyte Abnormalities
Urinary Incontinence and Overactive Bladder: To Pee Or Not To Pee
Urinary Retention            


Concussion and Neurocognitive Assessment: Ask the Expert
Concussion and Neurocognitive Assessment: PBL
Concussion and Neurocognitive Assessment: The Headaches and Confusions of Concussion
Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: I Forget What I Forgot
Dizziness and Vertigo
Headache Migraine, Tension, and Cluster: Brainstorm!
Parkinson’s Disease: Much More Than the Substantia Nigra
Seizure Update   Update: On Seizure Disorders
Stroke: TIA and Stroke: Diagnosis and Treatment

Patient-based Care

Care of Cancer Survivors: The Role of the Family Physician
Developing Global Health Education: Theory, Evidence and Best Practices
Diets and Weight Loss: Through Lifestyle Modification
e-Cigarettes: Poison or Panacea?
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues: Best Practices in Care for Your GLBT Patients
Getting Started with Risk-Stratified Care Management
Human Trafficking
MACRA Medicare's Shift to Value-based Delivery and Payment Models
Nutrition Principles and Assessment: PBL
Nutrition Principles and Assessment: Turning Nutrition Guidelines into Patient Advic
Overcoming the Challenges of Implementing MI in the Primary Care Setting
Patient Portals Mythbusters
Proper Care, Proper Pay Working with TCM, CCM, and ACP
Pediatric Drug Overdose Poisoning
Physically Challenged Patients
Polypharmacy in the Elderly: I Take So Many Pills That I Rattle When I Walk
Putting Pre-Visit Planning into Practice: Ask the Expert
Putting Pre-Visit Planning into Practice
Surviving an Audit Request
Understanding the Changing Payment Environment

Population-based Care

AAFP'’s Choosing Wisely Campaign Update: How to Help Your Patients Choose Wisely
Alternative Payment Models: Help is on the Way
Alleviating Administrative Burden: Aligning Quality Measures Across Private and Public Payers
Alphabet Soup of Regulatory Compliance: Understanding 2016 MU, PQRS, VM, and QRUR Program Requirements
Chronic Pain: A Collaborative Approach to Managing Complex Patients
Chronic Pain: Ask the Expert
Expanding the Medical Neighborhood: Approaches to Collaborative Care
ICD-10: Increased Specificity Paves the Way for Increased Reimbursement
Integrating Telemedicine into Primary Care: Practice Models for Primary Care Physicians
Introduction to Direct Primary Care: A Model to Help Independent Practices Thrive While Meeting the Quadruple Aim
Patient Attribution: CMS Knows Who Your Patients Are, but Are They Correct?
Peering into the Crystal Ball: The Future of Health IT Enabled Family Medicine
Poster Presentations
Quality Improvement Basics for Value-based Payment
Rejuvenation: Bringing Energy and Passion to Your Work
Top 10 Updates from the Medical Literature
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Update
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Update: Ask the Expert


Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Female Patients: Diagnosing and Treating
Depressive Disorder Updates: Ask the Expert
Depressive Disorder Updates: It Worsens Everything
Mental Disorders in Children: Ask the Expert
Mental Disorders in Children: Primary Care and Child Behavior Disorders
Substance Abuse and Addiction: Ask the Expert

Reproductive – Female

Contraception Management: PBL
Contraception Management      
Female Sexual Dysfunction: The Secret Garden - A Discussion on Female Sexual Dysfunction
Female Sexual Dysfunction: PBL
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Cervical Cancer Prevention: Ask the Expert
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Cervical Cancer Prevention: PBL
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Cervical Cancer Prevention: Prevention of an STD – Cervical Cancer
Uterine Cancer: PBL
Uterine Cancer: Risk Evaluation, Diagnosis, and Management for the Family Physician

Reproductive – Male

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH): Ask the Expert
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
Erectile Dysfunction and Cardiometabolic Syndrome
Prostate Cancer  


Asthma in Adults: A Breathless Update
Asthma in Adults: PBL
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD): A Breathless Update
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD): PBL
Fungal Respiratory Infections: Fungal Lung Infections, Not So Rare
Influenza Update: Influenza Management in Primary Care
Influenza Update: PBL
Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Therapeutic Choices in Sleep Apnea: Tailoring Treatment to the Patient
Pneumonia: Community and Hospital-Acquired, the Forgotten Killer
Pulmonary Function Testing: Office Spirometry Interpretation

Special Sensory

Oral Lesions and Oral Cancers: Check the Mouth!
Pediatric Oral Health: —A Practical Guide for Family Physicians to Provide Healthy Smiles
Perspective on Diabetic Retinopathy


Physician Wellness
Geriatric Care
Disability Management
Transforming Clinical Practices Initiatives
Pain Management