2015 CME Session Topics

The following Continuing Medical Education (CME) topics will be presented at the 2015 AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX) in Denver, Colorado.

Session Topics


Acute Coronary Syndrome and Angina PBL
Acute Coronary Syndrome and Angina: My Aching Heart    
Adult and Elderly Hypertension PBL
Adult and Elderly Hypertension: Hypertension Best Practices
Adult and Elderly Hypertension: Interactive Workshop
Adult Heart Murmurs: I Heard It Through the Grapevine    
Advanced Cardiac Imaging: Understanding Non-Invasive Cardiac Testing for the Office Practitioner
Arrhythmias and Dysrhythmias: An Efficient Systematic Approach
Atrial Fibrillation: What's New Doc?
Cardiovascular Pharmacology
Electrocardiography: Vectors and Waves and Rhythms, Oh My!
Heart Failure: Heroic Heart, Made Weak By Time and Fate
Syncope: No Need to Pass Out, It's Only Syncope!
Thromboembolic Disease: Pulmonary Embolism and Deep Vein Thrombosis

Clinical Procedures Workshops (Procedures)

Acupuncture & Manipulation Techniques for Pain Management  
Aesthetic Dermal Filler Injections for Facial Rejuvenation
Chemical Peels & Microdermabrasion
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
Musculoskeletal Injections
Nail Procedures
OB-Gyn Ultrasound at the Point of Care: An Overview of Options
Sideline Management Assessment Response Techniques (SMART)
Soft Tissue Surgery (Advanced)
Soft Tissue Surgery (Fundamentals)
Splinting, Casting, Wrapping, and Taping


Diabetes Complications PBL
Diabetes Complications: Common Sense Approach to Assessment, Recognition, Prevention and Treatment
Diabetes Update 2015: New Trends In An Old Disease
Hyperthyroidism and Hypothyroidism: The Ups and Downs of Nature's Thermostat
Obesity Updates and Strategies In Management: Physician-Patient Teamwork Required    
Obesity: Out-and-About    
Pituitary Diseases: In Family Medicine
Vitamin Deficiencies: Selected Nutritional Deficiencies In Primary Care


Abdominal Pain: An Evidence Based Tour of Diagnosis and Management    
Cirrhosis and Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Colorectal Cancer: A Less "Polypular" Topic
Infectious Hepatitis: Hepatitis C In Family Medicine
Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Approach to IBD: Easy as 1-2-3
Irritable Bowel Syndrome: An Evidence-Based Approach    
Liver Function Tests: Torn Between Two Livers


2015 Pediatric and Adolescent Immunization Update
Anticoagulation PBL
Anticoagulation: The Old and the New Frontier
Lung Cancer
Middle Eastern Syndrome-Coronavirus (MERS-CoV): Update
Risks and Benefits of Cancer Screening and Treatment: Do The Right Thing!


Dermatologic Conditions: Tread Between Acne and Dermatitis
Skin Cancer Update: 2015
Wound Care Management: The Essentials


Connective Tissue Disorders: When Antibodies go to the Dark Side
Exercise Prescriptions: Move Your Patients to Health
Fibromyalgia: Facts, Fictions and Frustrations
Low Back Pain
Management of Gout: Individualizing the Approach
Musculoskeletal Exam Techniques PBL
Musculoskeletal Exam Techniques: Diagnoses You Can Put a Fingers On
Sprains, Strains, and Dislocations Lower Extremity Injuries: Evidence-Based Treatment
Sprains, Strains, and Dislocations Lower Extremity Injuries: PBL
Sprains, Strains, and Dislocations Upper Extremity Injuries: Evidence-Based Treatment


Chronic Kidney Disease: CKD-Screening, Monitoring and Appropriate Treatment By the Family Physician
Fluid and Electrolyte Abnormalities: Fluid and Electrolyte Disorders
Hematuria: UTI? Or Worse?
Urge Incontinence, Detrusor Instability, and Overactive Bladder: (OAB)


Dementias and Alzheimer's Disease: Preserving Future Memories
Dizziness and Vertigo: As the World Turns: Anatomy of the Dizzy Patient
Gait Disorders
Parkinson's Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment

Patient-based Care

Becoming Involved in Global Health as a Family Physician
Care of Cancer Survivors: Beyond Curing
Common Ethical Issues in Global Health     
Developmental Delays: Screening
e-Cigarettes: Public Health Boon or Bane?
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Issues: Equal, Informed & Improved LGBT Healthcare
Geriatric Assessment
Legalization of Marijuana: What Doctors Need to Know
Medical Marijuana: Out-and-About
Pediatric Drug Overdose Poisoning
Physician Resilience
Polypharmacy in the Elderly
Preparing Yourself, Your Family, Your Staff, and Your Patients for Retirement
Social Determinants of Health
Using Motivational Interviewing to Activate Patients Against Obesity
Using Motivational Interviewing to Engage Ambivalent Patients (and Families) in Conversations about Immunizations    
Using Motivational Interviewing to Facilitate Patient-Centered Conversations about Pain Management and Opioid Use

Population-based Care

Assessing the Cost of Sustaining a PCMH: Experiences From Two States
Capitalizing on Team-Based Care to Improve Quality and Office Efficiency
Choosing Wisely
Chronic Pain Management
Disability and Impairment Evaluation: Fundamentals
Documenting and Getting Paid for Chronic Care Management and Transitional Care Management
Evaluation and Management Coding: Doing it Right
Get Lean and Patient Centered Using the Patient Portal
Herbal Therapies: Helping Patients Navigate Use    
Improving Practice Efficiency: Practical Start to LEAN
Lessons from the Front Line: Getting Paid for Providing Value Over Volume
Maintenance of Certification (MOC): Saving Time, Getting More    
Meaningful Use Update    
Negotiating an Employment Contract that Ensures Success Under Value-based Payment
Nutritional Supplements: What Aren’t Your Patients Telling You?
Position Your Practice for Success Now and In the Future: Value-based and Alternative Payment
Practical Lessons From Diverse Practices Seeking to Integrate Primary Care and Behavioral Health for Their Patients
Rejuvenation: Bringing Energy and Passion to Your Work
Top 10 Things I Learned in 2015: Evidence Based Updates From Literature
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Update
Welcome to Medicare Visit: The ABC's of CMS' AWV
You Did the Work, But How Do You Know You Got Paid


Bipolar Disorder: The Family Physicians Role in Management of Patients with Bipolar Disorders - Quieting the Maelstrom
Crisis Counseling
Depression, Suicide, and Mood Disorders: Gaining a Glimpse of the Sunrise: Managing Depression and Suicidality in Adolescents in Primary Care
Pediatric Attention Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders: ADHD and Comorbid
Reducing Patient Stress to Improve Health
Substance Abuse and Addiction: Diagnosis and Management of Substance Use Disorders

Reproductive – Female

Abnormal Uterine Bleeding and Amenorrhea
Assisting Pregnant Patients with Workplace Issues
Cervical Cancer: You Are the Key to Prevention and Screening
Drugs in Pregnancy & Lactation: Pills & Plants: Medications Pregnant Women Take
Infertility: Initial Evaluation and Treatment for the Family Physician
Menopause and Hormone Replacement Therapy: Managing Menopause: EBM Meets HRT
Obstetric Care Guidelines: Healthy Prenatal Care
Ovarian Cancer: How to Evaluate Risk
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Hyperandrogenism
Preconception Counseling: Doc, I Think I'm Pregnant: Opportunities for Preconception and Contraceptive Care
Sexual Dysfunction: EBM Meets FSD (Female Sexual Dysfunction)
Uterine Cancer    
Vulvar Cancer: Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Reproductive – Male

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) and Prostatitis
Erectile Dysfunction and Impotence: Erectile Dysfunction, Hypogonadism, and Cardiometabolic Risk
Prostate Cancer   


Child and Adolescent Asthma: Optimizing Management    
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Pulmonary Function Testing: Take a Deep Breath
Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Therapeutic Choices in Sleep Apnea: Tailoring Treatment to the Patient
Pneumonia: Community and Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia The Forgotten Killer

Special Sensory

Oral Health: Out-and-About
Oral Lesions and Oral Cancers
Pediatric Oral Health: Protecting the Oral Health of Children
Retinal Disease   


Childhood Track: Comprehensive Childcare: From Preconception to Adulthood

2015 Pediatric and Adolescent Immunization Update
Developmental Delays
Pediatric Oral Health

Direct Primary Care Track: Delivering Patient Care, Not Paper Work           

What is Direct Primary Care
How I Set Up A Solo/Independent Direct Primary Care Practice
Understanding the Current Legal and Regulatory Environment Surrounding Direct Primary Care

Hospital Medicine Track: Cardiovascular Care in the Hospital      

Arrhythmias and Dysrhythmias
Heart Failure

Motivational Interviewing Track: Making The Most Of Your Time            

Using Motivational Interviewing to Facilitate Patient-Centered Conversations about Pain Management and Opioid Use
Using Motivational Interviewing to Activate Patients Against Obesity
Using Motivational Interviewing to Engage Ambivalent Patients (and Families) in Conversations about Immunizations

Oncology Track: Joining the Fight, A Family Physician's Role In Treatment and Prevention

Colorectal Cancer
Lung Cancer
Skin Cancer Update

Practice Management Track: Secure Your Practice: Learn the Elements to Deliver, Document, and Get Paid for Key Family Medicine Services

Documenting and Getting Paid for Chronic Care Management and Transitional Care Management
You Did the Work, But How Do You Know You Got Paid
Evaluation and Management Coding: Doing it Right

Practice Pearls Track: Best Evidence Clinical Pearls

Choosing Wisely
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Update
Top 10 Evidence Based Updates from the Literature