Needs Assessments

The following topics will be presented at the 2017 AAFP FMX in San Antonio. The selected sessions are supported by needs assessments that outline the gaps in knowledge. In addition, the needs assessments provide learning objectives to assist the faculty in designing the course to meet the identified needs of the family medicine physician learner. The AAFP is only accepting applications for the topics listed on this page.

All learning objectives must be addressed during the live presentation and may not be changed.

Please note the following:

  • Proposals must be made electronically.
  • Notification of acceptance or non-selection will be sent via email in mid-December 2016.
FMX Proposals

Proposals are due
November 3, 2016.

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Contact Jeana Higginbottom
FMX Program Specialist
(800) 274-2237, ext. 6564


Acute Coronary Syndromes(8 page PDF)
Adult and Elderly Hypertension(10 page PDF)
Adult Heart Murmurs(6 page PDF)
Advanced Cardiac Imaging(10 page PDF)
Arrhythmias and Dysrhythmias(8 page PDF)
Atrial Fibrillation(8 page PDF)
Cardiovascular Pharmacology(11 page PDF)
Heart Failure(8 page PDF)
Syncope(7 page PDF)
Thromboembolic Disease(9 page PDF)
Valvular Heart Disease(7 page PDF)

Clinical Procedural Workshops

Acne Treatment and Procedures(9 page PDF)
Acupuncture and Manipulation Techniques for Pain Management(6 page PDF)
Aesthetic Dermal Filler Injections for Facial Rejuvenation(5 page PDF)
Cosmetic Botulinum Toxin Injections (Advanced)(5 page PDF)
Cosmetic Botulinum Toxin Injections (Fundamentals)(5 page PDF)
Dermoscopy(6 page PDF)
ECG Analysis (Advanced)(6 page PDF)
ECG Analysis (Fundamentals)(6 page PDF)
Electrosurgery and Cryosurgery(4 page PDF)
Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives(7 page PDF)
Musculoskeletal Injections(5 page PDF)
Nail Procedures(4 page PDF)
Sideline Management Assessment Response Techniques(7 page PDF)
Soft Tissue Surgery (Advanced)(5 page PDF)
Soft Tissue Surgery (Fundamentals)(5 page PDF)
Splinting, Casting, and Wrapping(9 page PDF)
Ultrasound-Guided Joint Injection(5 page PDF)


Diabetes Complications(11 page PDF)
Diabetes Update(14 page PDF)
Male Hypogonadism(12 page PDF)
Obesity Management(12 page PDF)


Abdominal Pain and Acute Abdomen Emergent and Urgent Care(6 page PDF)
Cirrhosis and Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease(8 page PDF)
Colorectal Cancer(10 page PDF)
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease(11 page PDF)
Hepatitis A, B, and C Prevention and Treatment(12 page PDF)
Inflammatory Bowel Disease(9 page PDF)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome(7 page PDF)
Liver Function Tests(5 page PDF)


Anticoagulation Management Update(11 page PDF)
Evaluation and Management of Sepsis and Septic Shock in Adults(5 page PDF)
Immunization Update(10 page PDF)
Benign Skin Tumors(5 page PDF)
Skin Cancer Update(10 page PDF)
Wound Care Management(12 page PDF)


Bursitis and Tendonitis(9 page PDF)
Concussion and Return to Play Guidelines(8 page PDF)
Connective Tissue Disorders(10 page PDF)
Fracture Management(8 page PDF)
Low Back Pain(8 page PDF)
Lower Extremity Musculoskeletal Exam Techniques(12 page PDF)
Osteoporosis and Osteopenia Prevention and Treatment(9 page PDF)
Upper Extremity Musculoskeletal Exam Techniques(11 page PDF)


Chronic Kidney Disease and End-Stage Renal Disease(11 page PDF)
Fluid and Electrolyte Abnormalities(7 page PDF)
Hematuria(7 page PDF)
Urinary Incontinence and Overactive Bladder(10 page PDF)
Urinary Retention(5 page PDF)


Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease(10 page PDF)
Dizziness and Vertigo(5 page PDF)
Migraine, Tension, and Cluster Headache(7 page PDF)
Parkinson's Disease(5 page PDF)
Peripheral Neuropathy(7 page PDF)
Seizure Update(8 page PDF)
Stroke(8 page PDF)

Patient-based Care

Adolescent LGBTQ Issues(14 page PDF)
Caregiver Issues(6 page PDF)
Diets and Weight Loss(12 page PDF)
Drug Interactions and Prevention of Adverse Events(9 page PDF)
Geriatric Assessment(7 page PDF)
Nutrition Principles and Assessment(8 page PDF)
Physician Wellness(4 page PDF)
Polypharmacy in the Elderly(8 page PDF)

Population-based Care

Choosing Wisely Updates(6 page PDF)
Chronic Pain(11 page PDF)
Disability and Impairment Evaluation(5 page PDF)
Herbal Therapies(6 page PDF)
Pharmacogenomics(8 page PDF)
Safe Opiate Prescribing(8 page PDF)
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Update(6 page PDF)

Practice Management

Access and Continuity(1 page PDF)
Billing and Payment(1 page PDF)
Comprehensiveness and Coordination(1 page PDF)
Care Management(1 page PDF)
Health Information Technology(1 page PDF)
Patient and Caregiver Engagement(1 page PDF)
Quality Improvement(1 page PDF)


Adolescent Depression and Bullying Management(10 page PDF)
Assisting Patients with Opioid Addiction Treatment(11 page PDF)
Child and Pediatric ADHD Management(9 page PDF)
Crisis Counseling(5 page PDF)
Returning Veterans with PTSD(6 page PDF)

Reproductive – Female

Contraception Management(11 page PDF)
Endometrial Cancer(9 page PDF)
Female Sexual Dysfunction(6 page PDF)
Obstetric Care Update(10 page PDF)
Vulvar Cancer(7 page PDF)

Reproductive – Male

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia(8 page PDF)
Evaluation of Scrotal Masses(5 page PDF)
Prostate Cancer(164 KB PDF)


Asthma in Adults(7 page PDF)
Bronchiolitis and Respiratory Syncytial Virus(6 page PDF)
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease(8 page PDF)
Obstructive Sleep Apnea(6 page PDF)
Pneumonia(8 page PDF)

Special Sensory

Diabetic Retinopathy(7 page PDF)
Geriatric Oral Health(7 page PDF)
Glaucoma(6 page PDF)
Oral Lesions and Oral Cancers(8 page PDF)

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Contact Jeana Higginbottom
FMX Program Specialist
(800) 274-2237, ext. 6564