Needs Assessments

The following topics will be presented at the 2016 AAFP FMX in Orlando. The selected sessions are supported by needs assessments that outline the gaps in knowledge. In addition, they 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.

View Submission Requirements.

Please note the following:

  • Proposals must be made electronically.
  • Notification of acceptance or non-selection will be sent via email in mid-December 2015.
FMX Proposals

Proposals are due November 5, 2015.


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

2016 AAFP FMX Proposal Topics


Acute Coronary Syndromes(8 page PDF)
Adult and Elderly Hypertension(7 page PDF)
Adult Heart Murmurs(4 page PDF)
Advanced Cardiac Imaging(9 page PDF)
Arrhythmias and Dysrhythmias(6 page PDF)
Cardiomyopathies(5 page PDF)
Cardiovascular Pharmacology(8 page PDF)
Heart Failure(7 page PDF)
Hyperlipidemia(7 page PDF)
Pediatric Hypertension(9 page PDF)
Syncope(5 page PDF)


Diabetes Complications(10 page PDF)
Diabetes Update(12 page PDF)
Hyperthyroidism and Hypothyroidism(7 page PDF)
Obesity(11 page PDF)


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


Anticoagulation Management Update(8 page PDF)
Breast Cancer and Breast Mass(7 page PDF)
Immunization Update(8 page PDF)
Lung Cancer(7 page PDF)


Nail Disorders Abnormalities(6 page PDF)
Skin Cancer(8 page PDF)
Venous Ulcers(9 page PDF)


Rheumatoid Arthritis(6 page PDF)
Assistive Mobility Devices(6 page PDF)
Connective Tissue Disorders(7 page PDF)
Fibromyalgia(7 page PDF)
Geriatric Hip Fracture Management(6 page PDF)
Low Back Pain(8 page PDF)
Musculoskeletal Exam Techniques(12 page PDF)
Osteoporosis and Osteopenia Prevention(8 page PDF)
Physical Therapy Prescriptions(5 page PDF)
Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease(6 page PDF)


Chronic Kidney Disease and End-Stage Renal Disease(9 page PDF)
Enuresis(7 page PDF)
Fluid and Electrolyte Abnormalities(6 page PDF)
Urinary Incontinence and Overactive Bladder(9 page PDF)
Urinary Retention(5 page PDF)


Stroke(8 page PDF)
Concussion and Neurocognitive Assessment(7 page PDF)
Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease(8 page PDF)
Dizziness and Vertigo(5 page PDF)
Headache Migraine, Tension, and Cluster(7 page PDF)
Parkinson’s Disease(5 page PDF)
Seizure Update(6 page PDF)

Patient-based Care

Care of Cancer Survivors(7 page PDF)
Diets and Weight Loss(10 page PDF)
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues(14 page PDF)
Nutrition Principles and Assessment(7 page PDF)
Pediatric Drug Overdose Poisoning(5 page PDF)
Physically Challenged Patients(5 page PDF)
Polypharmacy in the Elderly(6 page PDF)

Population-based Care

AAFP’s Choosing Wisely Campaign Update(4 page PDF)
Chronic Pain(10 page PDF)
Introduction to Direct Primary Care(3 page PDF)


Substance Abuse and Addiction(9 page PDF)
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Female Patients(8 page PDF)
Depressive Disorder Updates(9 page PDF)
Mental Disorders in Children(9 page PDF)


Contraception Management(9 page PDF)
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Cervical Cancer Prevention(10 page PDF)
Sexual Dysfunction(6 page PDF)
Uterine Cancer(7 page PDF)
Vulvar Cancer(6 page PDF)


Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)(7 page PDF)
Erectile Dysfunction(6 page PDF)
Prostate Cancer(9 page PDF)


Asthma in Adults(7 page PDF)
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD)(7 page PDF)
Fungal Respiratory Infections(4 page PDF)
Influenza Update(8 page PDF)
Obstructive Sleep Apnea(6 page PDF)
Pneumonia(6 page PDF)
Pulmonary Function Testing(6 page PDF)

Special Sensory

Glaucoma(5 page PDF)
Diabetic Retinopathy(5 page PDF)
Oral Lesions and Oral Cancers(6 page PDF)
Pediatric Oral Health(6 page PDF)



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