2017 CME Session Topics

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The following Continuing Medical Education (CME) topics will be presented at the 2017 AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX) in San Antonio, Texas.

Session Topics


Acute Coronary Syndromes: Broken Hearts and Spare Parts
Acute Coronary Syndromes: PBL
Adult and Elderly Hypertension: A M.A.P. for Improving Blood Pressure Control
Adult and Elderly Hypertension: Ask the Expert
Adult Heart Murmurs: I Heard It Through the Grapevine
Advanced Cardiac Imaging: PBL
Advanced Cardiac Imaging: You Light Up My Life
Arrhythmias and Dysrhythmias
Arrhythmias and Dysrhythmias: PBL
Atrial Fibrillation Anticoagulants and Antiplatelets
Cardiovascular Pharmacology
Evaluation of Syncope: The Diagnostic Puzzle
Heart Failure: For the Faint of Heart
Pulmonary Embolus & Deep Vein Thrombosis: The New Frontier
Thromboembolic Disease: PBL
Valvular Heart Disease

Clinical Procedures Workshops

Acne Treatment and Procedures*
Aesthetic Dermal Filler Injections for Facial Rejuvenation*
Cosmetic Botulinum Toxin Injections (Advanced)*
Cosmetic Botulinum Toxin Injections (Fundamentals)*
Dermoscopy Workshop for Skin Cancer Diagnosis
ECG Workshop Advanced - Beyond the Fundamentals
ECG Workshop - Fundamentals
Electrosurgery and Cryosurgery*
Introduction to Acupuncture and Manipulation Techniques for Pain Management
Introduction to Musculoskeletal Ultrasound and Injections*
Insertions and Removals of IUDs and Contraceptive Implants
Musculoskeletal Injections - Joint and Soft Tissue Injections
Nail Procedures Workshop
Sideline Management Assessment Response Techniques (SMART)
Soft Tissue Surgery Workshop (Advanced)*
Soft Tissue Surgery Workshop (Fundamentals)*
Splinting, Casting, Wrapping, and Taping

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


Diabetes Complications: PBL
Diabetes Complications Assessment, Recognition, Prevention and Treatment
Diabetes Update: Diabetes Management In Primary Care
Diabetes Update: PBL
Male Hypogonadism: Is It Low T or Not Low T?
Obesity Management: Motivational Interviewing for Weight Loss and Exercise


Abdominal Pain and Acute Abdomen Emergent and Urgent Care: Around the Neighborhood
Cirrhosis and Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: Treating Cirrhosis and NASH...The Other Liver Disease
Colorectal Cancer
Evidence-Based Approach to Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Evidence-Based Approach to Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Liver Function Tests: Abnormal Liver Enzymes - Shaken, Not Stirred
On the Liver Disease Front Lines: Hepatitis A, B and C Prevention and Treatment


Anticoagulation Management Update: PBL
Anticoagulation Management Update: The Old and New Frontier
Evaluation and Management of Sepsis and Septic Shock in Adults: How to Easily Recognize Sepsis?
Immunization Update: What’s New?


Benign Skin Tumors: Evaluation and Management
Skin Cancer Update: For the Family Physician
Wound Care Management: The Art and Science of Wound Healing


Bursitis and Tendonitis: More Than Fluid and Inflammation
Bursitis and Tendonitis: PBL
Connective Tissue Disorders: An Update
Fracture Management: It's "Digital"! A Radiology Tour of Common Injuries
Fracture Management: PBL
Low Back Pain: Myths and Science
Lower Extremity Musculoskeletal Exam Techniques: Evidence-Based Treatment of Common Lower-Extremity Injuries
Osteoporosis and Osteopenia Prevention and Treatment: PBL
Osteoporosis and Osteopenia Prevention and Treatment: Providing Un-Fractured Care
Upper Extremity Musculoskeletal Exam Techniques: Evidence-Based Treatment of Common Upper-Extremity Injuries
Upper Extremity Musculoskeletal Exam Techniques: PBL


Chronic Kidney Disease and End-Stage Renal Disease: Screening, Monitoring and Appropriate Treatment by the Family Physician
Chronic Kidney Disease and End-Stage Renal Disease: PBL
Fluid and Electrolyte Abnormalities and Disorders
Fluid and Electrolyte Abnormalities and Disorders: Ask the Expert
Hematuria: Organizing Your Approach
Urinary Incontinence and Overactive Bladder: Just Hold On!
Urinary Retention


Concussion and Return to Play Guidelines: PBL
Concussion and Return to Play Guidelines: The Headaches and Confusions of Concussions
Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease: PBL
Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease: Providing Quality Care to Patients with Dementia
Dizziness and Vertigo: A Step-Wise Approach to Evaluation and Management
Migraine, Tension, and Cluster Headache: PBL
Migraine, Tension, and Cluster Headache: Primary Care for Primary Headaches
Parkinson's Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment
Peripheral Neuropathy
Seizure Update: What's New in the Neurons?
TIA and Stroke: Diagnosis and Treatment

Patient-based Care

Adolescent LGBTQ Issues: The Wonder(ing) Years
Becoming a More Relaxed, Healthy Physician
Caregiver Issues
Creating a Thriving Practice Culture: By Design
Diets and Weight Loss: Through Lifestyle Modification
Drug Interaction and Prevention of Adverse Events
e-Cigarettes: Public Health Boon or Bane?
Geriatric Assessment
Geriatric Polypharmacy: Stop the Pill Mill!
Leadership Skills for Non-Leader Can Improve Job Satisfaction and Patient Care
Leading Group Visits for Obese Patients, How to Plan, Implement and Use Billing Codes for Effective Interventions
Nutrition Principles and Assessment: Turning Nutrition Guidelines into Patient Advice
Physician Well-Being Workshop
Providing Appropriate and Compassionate Care to Transgender Adults
Providing Appropriate and Compassionate Care to Transgender Adults: Ask the Expert

Population-based Care

ABFM's Family Medicine Certification: Recent (2016-17) Enhancements Which Favorably Impact You Now
Choosing Wisely Updates: Better Care IS a Matter of Choice
Choosing Wisely Updates: Ask the Expert
Chronic Pain: Practical and Efficient Management
Disability and Impairment Evaluation: For The Family Physician
Herbal Therapies: Natural Products: Helping Patients Navigate Use
Rejuvenation: Bringing Energy and Passion to Your Work
Safe Opiate Prescribing
Top 10: EBM Updates
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Update: For Today’s Practice
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Update: Ask the Expert

Practice Management

Capture that Dx! For More Appropriate Reimbursement: Ask the Expert
Capture that Dx! For More Appropriate Reimbursement: ICD-10 Documentation Made Simple
Do You Think HCC Coding Really Stands for "Really Confused Clinician"?
Do You Think HCC Coding Really Stands for "Really Confused Clinician"?: Ask the Expert
Harnessing the Power of Primary Care Access to Improve Cost of Care
Improving Medicare Quality While Maximizing Revenue
Improving Patient Portal Use
MACRA: Medicare’s Shift to Value-Based Delivery & Payment Models
MACRA: Medicare’s Shift to Value-Based Delivery & Payment Models: Ask the Expert
Moneyball: CPT Coding Analysis: Ask the Expert
Moneyball: CPT and Diagnosis Coding Analysis
Patient Attribution: Why It Matters Now More Than Ever
Practice Transformation 101: The Mindset and Techniques
Quality Measurement: From Concept to Rule
Redesigning Your Practice to Manage Population Health: Using Real Data to Tell the Story
Rejuvenating a Passion for Doctoring Through Direct Primary Care
Setting up a Patient Family Advisory Council in Your Practice
Taking Value-Based Care from Discussion to Doing: Using Real Life Examples from an MD
Telemedicine and the Future of Primary Care Practice
The Evolving Landscape in Family Physician Compensation and Employment Contracts
Tools for Improving Access and Continuity
Toward the Optimal Use of Health Information Technology
Toward the Optimal Use of Health Information Technology: Ask the Expert
What is Risk? Am I Ready for Advanced Alternative Payment Models
Working with Payers to Improve Payment and Lower Cost for Patients
Your Prescription for MIPS


Adolescent Depression and Bullying Management: Interventions That Make A Difference
Assisting Patients with Opioid Addiction Treatment: Slaying the Dragon with Buprenorphine
Child and Pediatric ADHD Management: Managing ADHD in Clinic and In Schools
Crisis Counseling
Medical Management of TBI for the Returning Veteran
Out & About: Integrating Brief Cognitive-Behavioral Treatments for PTSD into Family Medicine
Returning Veterans with PTSD: When the War Comes Home
The Veteran with TBI/PTSD Panel Discussion

Reproductive – Female

Contraception Management: PBL
Contraception Management: Updates and Complexities in Contraceptive Care
Endometrial Cancer: Optimal Patient Evaluation
Female Sexual Dysfunction: Demystifying the Secret Garden
Female Sexual Dysfunction: PBL
Obstetric Care Today
Vulvar Cancer: Diagnosis and Prevention

Reproductive – Male

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Evaluation of Scrotal Masses
Prostate Cancer: Screening


Asthma in Adults: A Breathless Update
Asthma in Adults: PBL
Bronchiolitis and Respiratory Syncytial Virus: Working with the Wee Wheezer
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Breathless Update
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Ask the Expert
Pneumonia: The Forgotten Killer
Therapeutic Choices in Sleep Apnea: Tailoring Treatment to the Patient

Special Sensory

Diabetic Retinopathy
Geriatric Oral Health: The Family Physician’s Role
Recognizing Oral Lesions and Oral Cancers in Family Medicine