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Tuesday, September 12, 2017
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Topic: Cardiovascular, Type: CME, Faculty: Clare Hawkins MD, MSC, FAAFP
Event: #CME018
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Clare Hawkins, MD, MSC, FAAFP
Location: Hemisfair Ballroom C2
Learning Objectives:
1. Utilize current clinical practice guidelines for the management of AF, and the CHADS2 index to prescribe appropriate medications.
2. Review the coagulation cascade and compare targets of medications that affect the coagulation pathway with specific applications to current recommendations of medications for patients with atrial fibrillation.
3. Prepare treatment plans for patients (especially the elderly) who present with atrial fibrillation.
4. Educate patients on lifestyle modifications they can make to ensure heart health and prevent complications from AF, including stroke or heart failure.

This session is also included in FMX On Demand - Upgrade.
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Topic: Musculoskeletal, Type: CME, Faculty: Pooja Shah MD
Event: #CME106
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Pooja Shah, MD
Location: Hemisfair Ballroom C1
Learning Objectives:
1. Perform history and physical examination utilizing multidimensional pain, functional, psychological and opioid assessment tools to evaluate patients presenting with back pain.
2. Select appropriate diagnostic imaging tests, as necessary, for patients with back pain.
3. Identify red flags that indicate a need for immediate aggressive treatment or referral to a spine specialist, and coordinate referral and follow-up as necessary.
4. Develop collaborative care plans with appropriate pharmacologic, non-pharmacologic, or combination treatment plan for a patient with low back pain.

This session is also included in FMX On Demand.
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Topic: Neurologic, Type: CME, Faculty: Robert Baldor MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME155
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Robert Baldor, MD, FAAFP
Location: Room 217AB
Learning Objectives:
1. Distinguish Parkinson’s Disease from other conditions in patients who exhibit similar signs and symptoms, recognizing when referral is appropriate.
2. Select appropriate treatment strategies for patients with Parkinson’s Disease, including an assessment of medication and non-pharmacologic therapy use.
3. When indicated, coordinate referral to a neurologist and follow-up care for patients with Parkinson disease.
4. Establish collaborative care plans with patients and care givers, emphasizing adherence to prescribed medication and therapies.

This session is also included in FMX On Demand.
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Topic: Respiratory, Type: CME, Faculty: Adam Sorscher MD
Event: #CME317
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Adam Sorscher, MD; Deepa Burman, MD, FAAFP
Location: Room 217CD
Learning Objectives:
1. Identify patients, based on risk factors, who need to be evaluated for obstructive sleep apnea.
2. Consider OSA in the differential diagnosis of a variety of clinical presentations including new onset hypertension and daytime fatigue.
3. Counsel patients to make lifestyle modifications that may relieve mild obstructive sleep apnea.
4. Counsel patients on strategies to encourage compliance with CPAP therapy for obstructive sleep apnea, and mandibular advancement devices as an alternative.

This session is also included in FMX On Demand - Upgrade.
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Topic: Integumentary, Type: CME, Faculty: Brian Rayala MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME092
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Brian Rayala, MD, FAAFP
Location: Hemisfair Ballroom C3
Learning Objectives:
1. Use evidence-based recommendations for systematic wound evaluation and documentation.
2. Apply best practices for basic and advanced laceration repair techniques.
3. Develop collaborative care plans with patients with chronic or complex wounds, ulcer prevention strategy adherence.
4. Coordinate care with multidisciplinary teams, utilizing a patient-centered care approach, for the care and management of patients with chronic, complex wounds.

This session is also included in FMX On Demand - Upgrade.
02:15 PM - 03:15 PM
Topic: Psychogenic, Type: CME, Faculty: Celia Neavel MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME270
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Celia Neavel, MD, FAAFP; Jane Gray, PhD
Location: Hemisfair Ballroom C3
Learning Objectives:
1. Utilize appropriate diagnostic criteria to evaluate and screen adolescent patients for depression, bullying, mood disorders, and suicide risk.
2. Counsel parents and adolescent patents regarding bullying prevention and intervention.
3. Devise collaborative treatment plans, including appropriate psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy (or a combination), that take into account the risks and benefits of various interventions.
4. Coordinate care for adolescent patients who require referral to sub-specialists or admission to hospitals for suicide prevention.

This session is also included in FMX On Demand - Upgrade.
02:15 PM - 03:15 PM
Topic: Cardiovascular, Type: CME, Faculty: Eddie Needham MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME012
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Eddie Needham, MD, FAAFP
Location: Hemisfair Ballroom C2
Learning Objectives:
1. Assess the value and limitations of each cardiac modality.
2. Select appropriate cardiac modality to stratify patients thought to be at risk for symptomatic CAD.
3. Utilize an investigative strategy based on patient characteristics, while applying the principles of judicious imaging for selected cardiac presenting conditions.
4. Use evidence-based guidelines to appropriately document diagnostic cardiac imaging findings.

This session is also included in FMX On Demand.
Associated Session: -Advanced Cardiac Imaging: PBL
02:15 PM - 03:15 PM
Topic: Population-Based Care, Type: CME, Faculty: Timothy Munzing MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME197
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Timothy Munzing, MD, FAAFP
Location: Hemisfair Ballroom C1
Learning Objectives:
1. Formulate strategies to better train care team staff to perform specific tasks and responsibilities as outlined in their role to provide patient-centered care of patients with chronic pain.
2. Assess patients with chronic pain to determine the mechanisms of pain through documentation of pain location, intensity, quality and onset/duration; functional ability and goals; and psychological/social factors such as depression or substance abuse.
3. Develop collaborative treatment plans emphasizing physical and psychological modalities, prescription of non-opioid analgesics, treatment of comorbid mood disorders, and restoration of sleep.
4. Establish plans to coordinate referral to a multidisciplinary team or pain specialist.

Associated Session: - Chronic Pain: Ask the Expert
02:15 PM - 03:15 PM
Topic: Reproductive - Female, Type: CME, Faculty: Sarah McNeil MD
Event: #CME286
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Sarah McNeil, MD; Martha Simmons, MD
Location: Room 217CD
Learning Objectives:
1. Counsel patients regarding the safety and efficacy of new and current contraception methods that are most consistent with their lifestyle and beliefs.
2. Counsel patients with questions and concerns regarding emergency contraception, and determine if OTC or prescription or some other form of prescription emergency contraception if appropriate.
3. Apply evidence-based recommendations and guidelines to contraception management of women with chronic medical conditions.
4. Integrate evidence-based recommendations and guidelines to safely and effectively manage the transition of switching contraceptives.

Associated Session: -Contraception Management: PBL
02:15 PM - 03:15 PM
Topic: Patient-Based Care, Type: CME, Faculty: Amy Locke MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME185
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Amy Locke, MD, FAAFP
Location: Room 217AB
Learning Objectives:
1. Evaluate current controversies and research regarding carbohydrates, proteins and fats.
2. Provide patient education and resource materials regarding nutrition principles during well exam visits.
3. Use motivational interviewing techniques to initiate fitness conversations with patients.
4. Counsel patients regarding the benefits from dietary intervention in the treatment of common illnesses, particularly metabolic diseases.

This session is also included in FMX On Demand.
02:15 PM - 03:15 PM
Topic: Practice Management, Type: CME, Faculty: Paul Krause MD
Event: #CME252
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Paul Krause, MD
Location: Room 207
Learning Objectives:
1. Describe how to leverage Medicare’s Annual Wellness Visits (AWV) to enhance  preventive care for Medicare beneficiaries.
2. Recognize how AWV can improve quality scores, patient care, and attribution.
3. Assess why and how HCC and Risk Adjustment Factor scores can positively affect your practice’s quality and cost comparisons.
4. Summarize the basic components of Care Coordination to support your community’s patients and providers.
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Topic: Cardiovascular, Type: CME, Faculty: Michael Rakotz MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME005
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Michael Rakotz, MD, FAAFP; Katherine Kirley, MD
Location: Hemisfair Ballroom C1
Learning Objectives:
1.Consider current management of hypertension in adult patients, as compared to current JNC 8 guidelines and AAFP/USPSTF screening recommendations.
2.Counsel patients on how to make healthy behavior changes to reduce their risk for developing hypertension or prehypertension.
3.Address barriers to care among patients in your practice, especially elderly and minority patients, and identify or develop tools to help address hypertension.
4.Prepare treatment regimens of antihypertensive medications and tools with an emphasis on patient adherence.
1. Counsel patients regarding the safety and efficacy of new and current contraception methods that are most consistent with their lifestyle and beliefs.
2. Counsel patients with questions and concerns regarding emergency contraception, and determine if OTC or prescription or some other form of prescription emergency contraception if appropriate.
3. Apply evidence-based recommendations and guidelines to contraception management of women with chronic medical conditions.
4. Integrate evidence-based recommendations and guidelines to safely and effectively manage the transition of switch
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Topic: Gastrointestinal, Type: CME, Faculty: Jeff Wilkins MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME057
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Jeff Wilkins, MD, FAAFP
Location: Hemisfair Ballroom C3
Learning Objectives:
1. Distinguish between gastroesophageal reflux, dyspepsia, or GERD in patients who present with typical and atypical symptoms.
2. Select appropriate imaging studies to confirm the diagnosis of GERD from dyspepsia and appropriately interpret test results for patients.
3. Screen patients with asthma for symptoms of GERD.
4. Develop collaborative treatment plans for patients with GERD or dyspepsia to include lifestyle modifications and effective medication use, and ensure patient compliance with treatment.
5. Educate parents of infants and children with GERD or dyspepsia on effe
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Topic: Musculoskeletal, Type: CME, Faculty: Robin Creamer DO, FAAFP
Event: #CME116
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Robin Creamer, DO, FAAFP; Nathan Falk, MD, FAAFP
Location: Room 217CD
Learning Objectives:
1. Establish screening protocols, using dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry, in accordance to current clinical practice guidelines.
2. Evaluate elderly patients and patients at risk for low bone mass/osteoporosis using the FRAX® algorithm, and consider the impact of fracture risk scores on patient management.
3. Determine appropriate osteoporosis treatment, based on clinical evaluation, diagnostic workup, fracture risk assessments, and BMD measurements.
4. Develop collaborative prevention and treatment plan for patients at risk for falls, emphasizing exercise, physical therapy, home hazard assessment, and possible withdrawal of medications that increase fall risk.

Associated Session: -Osteoporosis and Osteopenia Prevention and Treatment: PBL
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Topic: Population-Based Care, Type: CME, Faculty: Steven Wright MD
Event: #CME212
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Steven Wright, MD
Location: Room 217AB
Learning Objectives:
1. Describe the need for opioid risk management.
2. Outline a structured approach to risk managing opioids.
3. Outline an approach to addressing opioid-related aberrancies.
4. Outline an approach to documenting opioid risk management.
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Topic: Neurologic, Type: CME, Faculty: Robert Baldor MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME161
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Robert Baldor, MD, FAAFP
Location: Hemisfair Ballroom C2
Learning Objectives:
1. Assess patients presenting with possible signs of TIA or stroke; ordering appropriate imaging if necessary.
2. Develop collaborative care plans to assist patients in making behavioral modifications to decrease their risk of having a stroke, and recognize the warning signs of a stroke.
3. Propose appropriate treatment options to improve outcomes in patients who suffer a stroke.
4. Counsel patients and their family members on how to cope with the effects of stroke.

This session is also included in FMX On Demand.
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Topic: Practice Management, Type: CME, Faculty: Kathryn Curtis
Event: #CME227
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Kathryn Curtis,
Location: Room 207
Learning Objectives:
1. Review the benefits physicians can gain from engaging with insurance companies to manage patient panels by initiating care coordination strategies.
2. Understand how attribution impacts insurance companies’ decisions on contract negotiations.
3. Describe how family physicians’ and insurance companies’ goals align and can result in better patient care.
4. Gain practical knowledge on steps to take now.
04:45 PM - 05:45 PM
Topic: Cardiovascular, Type: CME, Faculty: Eddie Needham MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME010
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Eddie Needham, MD, FAAFP
Location: Room 206A
Learning Objectives:
1. Practice applying new knowledge and skills gained from Advanced Cardiac Imaging sessions, through collaborative learning with peers and expert faculty.
2. Identify strategies that foster optimal use of cardiac imaging, within the context of professional practice.
3. Formulate an action plan to implement practice changes, aimed at improving patient care.

Associated Session: -Advanced Cardiac Imaging: You Light Up My Life
04:45 PM - 05:45 PM
Topic: Integumentary, Type: CME, Faculty: Brian Rayala MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME074
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Brian Rayala, MD, FAAFP
Location: Room 217CD
Learning Objectives:
1. Evaluate skin lesions, based on the history and gross examination, and assess the need for biopsy, referral, or treatment.
2. Select treatment options (e.g. excision, cryotherapy, curettage with or without electrodesiccation, or pharmacotherapy), based on the type of tumor and its location.
3. Utilize standardized terminology, coding, and documentation to accurately code for skin procedures.

This session is also included in FMX On Demand - Upgrade.
04:45 PM - 05:45 PM
Topic: Endocrine, Type: CME, Faculty: Jeffrey Unger MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME039
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Jeffrey Unger, MD, FAAFP
Location: Hemisfair Ballroom C3
Learning Objectives:
1. Critically evaluate the evidence emerging within diabetes research as it applies to recommendations for physician change.
2. Evaluate current standards of care (screening, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, management) for patients with diabetes, or who are at risk for developing diabetes, for opportunities to update standards in accordance to current research and evidence-based guidelines.
3. Assess new and novel treatments for diabetes in terms of efficacy, safety, contraindications and cost/benefit relative to existing treatments.
4. Apply a patient-centered approach to incorporate guideline recommendations for intensifying therapy to achieve glycemic control.

Associated Session: -Diabetes Update: PBL
04:45 PM - 05:45 PM
Topic: Population-Based Care, Type: CME, Faculty: Amy Locke MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME202
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Amy Locke, MD, FAAFP
Location: Room 217AB
Learning Objectives:
1. Evaluate trends in use of herbal therapies and dietary supplements used by patients.
2. Identify common interactions that can occur between prescribed medications and herbal therapies.
3. Initiate discussions with patients regarding their use of herbs and supplements, if applicable, counsel patients on appropriate use.

This session is also included in FMX On Demand - Upgrade.
04:45 PM - 05:45 PM
Topic: Musculoskeletal, Type: CME, Faculty: Robin Creamer DO, FAAFP
Event: #CME114
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Robin Creamer, DO, FAAFP; Nathan Falk, MD, FAAFP; Debbie Zeldow, MBA
Location: Room 205
Learning Objectives:
1. Practice applying new knowledge and skills gained from Osteoporosis and Osteopenia Prevention and Treatment sessions, through collaborative learning with peers and expert faculty.
2. Identify strategies that foster optimal management of osteoporosis/osteopenia, within the context of professional practice.
3. Formulate an action plan to implement practice changes, aimed at improving patient care.

Associated Session: -Osteoporosis and Osteopenia Prevention and Treatment: Providing Un-Fractured Care
04:45 PM - 05:45 PM
Topic: Special Sensory, Type: CME, Faculty: Mark Deutchman MD MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME325
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Mark Deutchman MD, MD, FAAFP; Karlynn Sievers, MD
Location: Hemisfair Ballroom C1
Learning Objectives:
1. Identify patients who are at risk for having inadequate dental care and may need to be examined for oral lesions; especially among pregnant or older patients.
2. Identify red flags, such as oral manifestations (e.g. oral mucosal lesion) that may be manifestations of immunologic diseases, endocrinopathies, hematologic conditions, systemic infections, and nutritional disorders
3. Follow evidence-based recommendations for diagnosing oral cancer.
4. Develop collaborative care plans for referral and management of patients with oral cancer.

This session is also included in FMX On Demand.
04:45 PM - 05:45 PM
Topic: Practice Management, Type: CME, Faculty: Julie Gunther MD, FAAHPM, FAAFP
Event: #CME249
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Julie Gunther, MD, FAAHPM, FAAFP
Location: Room 207
Learning Objectives:
1. Appraise healthcare labor force statistics and their contribution to burnout, the role of the physician and practice sustainability.
2. Articulate the differences and similarities of independent practice, private practice, concierge practice and the evolving practice model known as direct primary care.
3. Debate expansive options about practice choice and structure including employed models, independent insurance-based models, and cash-price health care delivery models.
4. Create a ‘roadmap’ to outline their own path towards autonomous practice, if they so desire.
04:45 PM - 05:45 PM
Topic: Nephrologic, Type: CME, Faculty: Clare Hawkins MD, MSC, FAAFP
Event: #CME137
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Clare Hawkins, MD, MSC, FAAFP
Location: Hemisfair Ballroom C2
Learning Objectives:
1. Incorporate current guidelines for diagnosis in patients presenting with urinary problems.
2. Coordinate referral to an urologist or urogynecologist if initial diagnosis is unclear; or red flags such as hematuria, obstructive symptoms or recurrent urinary tract infections are present.
3. Counsel patients regarding first-line treatment options, including behavioral therapy and lifestyle modifications, emphasizing adherence and follow-up.
4. Prescribe second or third line treatment options if first-line therapies are unsuccessful, coordinating referral and follow-up care for surgical treatment as necessary.

This session is also included in FMX On Demand - Upgrade.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
07:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Topic: Psychogenic, Type: CME, Faculty: Jeffrey Cigrang PhD, ABPP
Event: #CME450
CME Credit: 3
Fee: $175
Speakers: Jeffrey Cigrang, PhD, ABPP; Jennifer Mitchell, PsyD; Alan Peterson, PhD
Location: Univ of TX Health Science Ctr
Learning Objectives:
1.  List the evidence-based treatments for PTSD in primary and specialty care settings.
2.  Describe the rationale for trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral treatment of PTSD.
3.  Outline the use of an in-vivo exposure hierarchy for PTSD.
4.  Describe the use of written exposure therapy for PTSD.
08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Topic: Cardiovascular, Type: CME, Faculty: Michael Rakotz MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME006
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Michael Rakotz, MD, FAAFP; Katherine Kirley, MD
Location: Room 217AB
Learning Objectives:
1. Consider current management of hypertension in adult patients, as compared to current JNC 8 guidelines and AAFP/USPSTF screening recommendations.
2. Counsel patients on how to make healthy behavior changes to reduce their risk for developing hypertension or prehypertension.
3. Address barriers to care among patients in your practice, especially elderly and minority patients, and identify or develop tools to help address hypertension.
4. Prepare treatment regimens of antihypertensive medications and tools with an emphasis on patient adherence.
1. Identify recommended but often underused evidence-based services relevant to patients with chronic illnesses to maximize professional reimbursement.
2. Use up-to-date coding and billing practices to ensure accurate reimbursement of these services.
3. Incorporate these services into clinical practice to maximize potential for quality improvement.
1. Distinguish between gastroesophageal reflux, dyspepsia, or GERD in patients who present with typical and atypical symptoms.
2. Select appropriate imaging studies to confirm the diagnosis of GERD from dyspepsia and appropriately interpret test results for patients.
3. Screen patients with asthma for symptoms of GERD.
4. Develop collaborative treatment plans for patients with GERD or dyspepsia to include lifestyle modifications and effective medication use, and ensure patient compliance with treatment.
5. Educate parents of infants and children with GERD or dyspepsia on effe
08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Topic: Special Sensory, Type: CME, Faculty: Mark Deutchman MD MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME321
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Mark Deutchman MD, MD, FAAFP; Karlynn Sievers, MD
Location: Room 225CD
Learning Objectives:
1. Identify the elements of a complete and accurate oral assessment of elderly patients.
2. Identify and manage common oral conditions in the elderly.
3. Recognize oral-systemic relationships in the elderly.
4. Implement effective oral preventive measures for the elderly and their caregivers.
08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Topic: Endocrine, Type: CME, Faculty: Frank Domino MD
Event: #CME045
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Frank Domino, MD; Jill Grimes, MD, FAAFP
Location: Hemisfair Ballroom C1
Learning Objectives:
1. Use effective physician–patient communication strategies to overcome barriers in the management of overweight/obese patients in your practice.
2. Develop a customized weight loss plan for overweight and/or obese patients that balance the advantages and disadvantages of all dietary, exercise, pharmacologic, surgical, and behavioral modification options.
3. Establish a multidisciplinary patient-centered strategy to manage bariatric treatment options for obese patients; including patient education, evaluation, coordination of care, and follow-up support.
4. Establish coding practices for appropriate billing for diet and preventive care counseling.
08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Topic: Neurologic, Type: CME, Faculty: Robert Baldor MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME156
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Robert Baldor, MD, FAAFP
Location: Room 214AB
Learning Objectives:
1. Distinguish Parkinson’s Disease from other conditions in patients who exhibit similar signs and symptoms, recognizing when referral is appropriate.
2. Select appropriate treatment strategies for patients with Parkinson’s Disease, including an assessment of medication and non-pharmacologic therapy use.
3. When indicated, coordinate referral to a neurologist and follow-up care for patients with Parkinson disease.
4. Establish collaborative care plans with patients and care givers, emphasizing adherence to prescribed medication and therapies.

This session is also included in FMX On Demand.
08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Topic: Practice Management, Type: CME, Faculty: Ryan Mullins MD, CPE, CPHQ
Event: #CME243
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Ryan Mullins, MD, CPE, CPHQ
Location: Room 206A
Learning Objectives:
1. Evaluate current quality improvement initiatives/processes to ensure sustainability.
2. Identify areas of focus based on current measures and patient needs.
3. Utilize best practices to optimize clinical, financial, and operational performance.
08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Topic: Practice Management, Type: CME, Faculty: Melissa Gerdes MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME263
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Melissa Gerdes, MD, FAAFP
Location: Room 221AB
Learning Objectives:
1. Identify basic elements of risk and how to evaluate readiness for risk.
2. Describe how improvement in performance enables entities to take on risk.
3. Recognize how risk is related to physician payment.
4. Apply concepts to determine readiness to participate in an Alternative Payment Model ACOs such as ACO Track 1 Plus, Medicare Shared Savings Programs Track 2 and 3, and Next Generation ACOs.

Associated Sessions:
-Harnessing the Power of Primary Care Access to Improve Cost of Care -MACRA: Medicare's Shift to Value-based Delivery & Payment Models -MACRA Medicare's Shift to Value-based Delivery & Payment Models: Ask the Expert
-Patient Attribution: Why It Matters Now More Than Ever
 -Your Prescription for MIPS
08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Topic: Practice Management, Type: CME, Faculty: Kathryn Curtis
Event: #CME228
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Kathryn Curtis,
Location: Room 207
Learning Objectives:
1. Review the benefits physicians can gain from engaging with insurance companies to manage patient panels by initiating care coordination strategies.
2. Understand how attribution impacts insurance companies’ decisions on contract negotiations.
3. Describe how family physicians’ and insurance companies’ goals align and can result in better patient care.
4. Gain practical knowledge on steps to take now.
09:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Topic: Cardiovascular, Type: CME, Faculty: David Schneider MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME001
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: David Schneider, MD, FAAFP
Location: Room 214AB
Learning Objectives:
1. Implement evidence-based secondary prevention recommendations in post-ACS patients.
2. Use evidence-based criteria in determining safe and effective medications to prescribe at discharge post-ACS.
3. Counsel patient to address concerns in the period immediately following discharge for ACS, with an emphasis on assessing and monitoring for psychosocial issues that may impact post-ACS outcomes.
4. Prescribe cardiac rehabilitation for post-ACS patients, emphasizing coordination of care and follow-up.

This CME session is supported by an educational grant to the AAFP from AstraZeneca.

This session is also included in FMX On Demand - Upgrade.
Associated Session: -Acute Coronary Syndromes: PBL
09:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Topic: Cardiovascular, Type: CME, Faculty: Michael Rakotz MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME007
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Michael Rakotz, MD, FAAFP
Location: Room 221D
Learning Objectives:
1. Discuss solutions for overcoming barriers to providing optimal management of patients with hypertension in practice.

Associated Session: - Adult and Elderly Hypertension: A M.A.P. for Improving Blood Pressure Control
09:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Topic: Cardiovascular, Type: CME, Faculty: Eddie Needham MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME011
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Eddie Needham, MD, FAAFP
Location: Room 205
Learning Objectives:
1. Practice applying new knowledge and skills gained from Advanced Cardiac Imaging sessions, through collaborative learning with peers and expert faculty.
2. Identify strategies that foster optimal use of cardiac imaging, within the context of professional practice.
3. Formulate an action plan to implement practice changes, aimed at improving patient care.

Associated Session: -Advanced Cardiac Imaging: You Light Up My Life
09:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Topic: Cardiovascular, Type: CME, Faculty: Clare Hawkins MD, MSC, FAAFP
Event: #CME019
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Clare Hawkins, MD, MSC, FAAFP
Location: Hemisfair Ballroom C1
Learning Objectives:
1. Utilize current clinical practice guidelines for the management of AF, and the CHADS2 index to prescribe appropriate medications.
2. Review the coagulation cascade and compare targets of medications that affect the coagulation pathway with specific applications to current recommendations of medications for patients with atrial fibrillation.
3. Prepare treatment plans for patients (especially the elderly) who present with atrial fibrillation. 4. Educate patients on lifestyle modifications they can make to ensure heart health and prevent complications from AF, including stroke or heart failure.

This session is also included in FMX On Demand - Upgrade.
09:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Topic: Practice Management, Type: CME, Faculty: Marian Wymore MD, CPC, CRC
Event: #CME219
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Marian Wymore, MD, CPC, CRC
Location: Room 206A
Learning Objectives:
1. Expand one's scope of thinking during patient evaluation to include specific documentation verbiage.
2. Use a clinical perspective to simplify the documentation specificity required to generate valid 3-7 character codes under ICD-10
3. Appraise effective use of combination codes.
4. Recognize the importance of properly documenting associated diagnosis or conditions; which impact care of current condition, decision making, treatment or management.

This session is also included in FMX On Demand.
Associated Session: - Capture that Dx! For More Appropriate Reimbursement: Ask the Expert
09:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Topic: Patient-Based Care, Type: CME, Faculty: Mark Greenawald MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME169
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Mark Greenawald, MD, FAAFP
Location: Room 214CD
Learning Objectives:
1. Identify key characteristics of the practice environment that influence satisfaction.
2. Describe their present practice culture and apply a framework to envision their ideal practice culture.
3. Develop a plan to help lead their practice to a higher level of enjoyment in providing care.

Associated Session: -Physician Well-being Workshop: Mindful Engagement with Our Work: Skills to Address Burnout, Resilience and Wellbeing
09:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Topic: Reproductive - Female, Type: CME, Faculty: Phyllis MacGilvray MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME290
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Phyllis MacGilvray, MD, FAAFP
Location: Room 221AB
Learning Objectives:
1. Use a standardized method (e.g. PLISSIT, or ALLOW) to identify the underlying physiological and psychological factors that can influence female sexual dysfunction.
2. Diagnose and evaluate sexual dysfunction in accordance to current DSM-5 and ACOG guidelines, or coordinate referral and follow-up with a trained specialist.
3. Analyze symptoms and conduct a thorough medical and sexual history to determine when sexual dysfunction may be a symptom of an underlying illness and recommend additional testing as necessary.
4. Develop collaborative care plans with patients for the treatment of sexual dysfunction; emphasizing patient education, treatment options, and coordination of care with a mental health or sexual dysfunction specialist as necessary.

This session is also included in FMX On Demand - Upgrade.
Associated Session: -Female Sexual Dysfunction: PBL
09:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Topic: Musculoskeletal, Type: CME, Faculty: Pooja Shah MD
Event: #CME107
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Pooja Shah, MD
Location: Hemisfair Ballroom C2
Learning Objectives:
1. Perform history and physical examination utilizing multidimensional pain, functional, psychological and opioid assessment tools to evaluate patients presenting with back pain.
2. Select appropriate diagnostic imaging tests, as necessary, for patients with back pain.
3. Identify red flags that indicate a need for immediate aggressive treatment or referral to a spine specialist, and coordinate referral and follow-up as necessary.
4. Develop collaborative care plans with appropriate pharmacologic, non-pharmacologic, or combination treatment plan for a patient with low back pain.

This session is also included in FMX On Demand.
09:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Topic: Neurologic, Type: CME, Faculty: Duren Ready MD
Event: #CME153
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Duren Ready, MD; Jeffrey Unger, MD, FAAFP
Location: Hemisfair Ballroom C3
Learning Objectives:
1. Utilize evidence-based strategies to diagnose patients presenting with headache.
2. Identify associated conditions (e.g. depression), and red flags for potentially life threatening causes of headache.
3. Use evidence-based recommendations to prescribe treatment for patients presenting with acute or emergent headache pain.
4. Develop collaborate management plans, emphasizing patient education on avoiding triggers that cause headache, and adherence to prescribed treatment strategies.

Associated Session: -Migraine, Tension, and Cluster Headache: PBL
09:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Topic: Patient-Based Care, Type: CME, Faculty: Amy Locke MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME186
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Amy Locke, MD, FAAFP
Location: Room 217CD
Learning Objectives:
1. Evaluate current controversies and research regarding carbohydrates, proteins and fats.
2. Provide patient education and resource materials regarding nutrition principles during well exam visits.
3. Use motivational interviewing techniques to initiate fitness conversations with patients.
4. Counsel patients regarding the benefits from dietary intervention in the treatment of common illnesses, particularly metabolic diseases.

This session is also included in FMX On Demand.
09:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Topic: Musculoskeletal, Type: CME, Faculty: Robin Creamer DO, FAAFP
Event: #CME117
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Robin Creamer, DO, FAAFP; Nathan Falk, MD, FAAFP
Location: Room 225CD
Learning Objectives:
1. Establish screening protocols, using dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry, in accordance to current clinical practice guidelines.
2. Evaluate elderly patients and patients at risk for low bone mass/osteoporosis using the FRAX® algorithm, and consider the impact of fracture risk scores on patient management.
3. Determine appropriate osteoporosis treatment, based on clinical evaluation, diagnostic workup, fracture risk assessments, and BMD measurements.
4. Develop collaborative prevention and treatment plan for patients at risk for falls, emphasizing exercise, physical therapy, home hazard assessment, and possible withdrawal of medications that increase fall risk.

Associated Session: -Osteoporosis and Osteopenia Prevention and Treatment: PBL
09:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Topic: Cardiovascular, Type: CME, Faculty: Daniel Tambunan MD
Event: #CME029
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Daniel Tambunan, MD
Location: Room 225AB
Learning Objectives:
1. Establish protocols to identify patients at risk for a thromboembolic event, and provide counseling to reduce risks and recognize signs and symptoms.
2. Use an evidence-based algorithm to diagnose DVT/PE, taking into account the stability of the patient.
3. Prescribe appropriate anticoagulant agents, according to the most recent clinical guidelines, to treat and help prevent recurrence of thrombotic events in patients.
4. Develop collaborative care plans with patients; emphasizing adherence to prescribed therapies, and monitoring with follow-up.

This session is also included in FMX On Demand - Upgrade.
Associated Session: -Thromboembolic Disease: PBL
09:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Topic: Practice Management, Type: CME, Faculty: Paul Krause MD
Event: #CME253
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Paul Krause, MD
Location: Room 207
Learning Objectives:
1. Describe how to leverage Medicare’s Annual Wellness Visits (AWV) to enhance  preventive care for Medicare beneficiaries.
2. Recognize how AWV can improve quality scores, patient care, and attribution.
3. Assess why and how HCC and Risk Adjustment Factor scores can positively affect your practice’s quality and cost comparisons.
4. Summarize the basic components of Care Coordination to support your community’s patients and providers.
09:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Topic: Respiratory, Type: CME, Faculty: Adam Sorscher MD
Event: #CME318
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Adam Sorscher, MD; Deepa Burman, MD, FAAFP
Location: Room 217AB
Learning Objectives:
1. Identify patients, based on risk factors, who need to be evaluated for obstructive sleep apnea.
2. Consider OSA in the differential diagnosis of a variety of clinical presentations including new onset hypertension and daytime fatigue.
3. Counsel patients to make lifestyle modifications that may relieve mild obstructive sleep apnea.
4. Counsel patients on strategies to encourage compliance with CPAP therapy for obstructive sleep apnea, and mandibular advancement devices as an alternative.

This session is also included in FMX On Demand - Upgrade.
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Topic: Cardiovascular, Type: CME, Faculty: David Schneider MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME003
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: David Schneider, MD, FAAFP
Location: Room 206A
Learning Objectives:
1. Practice applying new knowledge and skills gained from Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS) sessions, through collaborative learning with peers and expert faculty.
2. Identify strategies that foster optimal management of ACS, within the context of professional practice.
3. Formulate an action plan to implement practice changes, aimed at improving patient care.

This CME session is supported by an educational grant to the AAFP from AstraZeneca.

Associated Session: -Acute Coronary Syndromes: Broken Hearts and Spare Parts
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Topic: Practice Management, Type: CME, Faculty: Marian Wymore MD, CPC, CRC
Event: #CME221
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Marian Wymore, MD, CPC, CRC
Location: Room 221D
Learning Objectives:
1. Expand one's scope of thinking during patient evaluation to include specific documentation verbiage.
2. Use a clinical perspective to simplify the documentation specificity required to generate valid 3-7 character codes under ICD-10
3. Appraise effective use of combination codes.
4. Recognize the importance of properly documenting associated diagnosis or conditions; which impact care of current condition, decision making, treatment or management.

Associated Session:- Capture that Dx! For More Appropriate Reimbursement: ICD-10 Documentation Made Simple 
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Topic: Gastrointestinal, Type: CME, Faculty: Clare Hawkins MD, MSC, FAAFP
Event: #CME049
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Clare Hawkins, MD, MSC, FAAFP
Location: Room 225AB
Learning Objectives:
1. Establish protocols to identify patients who are at risk for cirrhosis or NAFLD, with an emphasis on prevention.
2. Incorporate current guidelines for the diagnosis and evaluation of cirrhosis and NAFLD, emphasizing hepatocellular carcinoma screening.
3. Develop collaborative care plans for patients with cirrhosis or NAFLD, emphasizing adherence to prescribed therapies and lifestyle modifications. Coordinate referral and follow-up care for patients with cirrhosis or NAFLD.

This CME session is supported by an educational grant to the AAFP from Gilead.
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Topic: Practice Management, Type: CME, Faculty: Ryan Mullins MD, CPE, CPHQ
Event: #CME247
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Ryan Mullins, MD, CPE, CPHQ; Amy Mullins, MD, CPE, FAAFP
Location: Room 207
Learning Objectives:
1. Identify recommended but often underused evidence-based services relevant to patients with chronic illnesses to maximize professional reimbursement.
2. Use up-to-date coding and billing practices to ensure accurate reimbursement of these services.
3. Incorporate these services into clinical practice to maximize potential for quality improvement.
1. Counsel patients regarding the safety and efficacy of new and current contraception methods that are most consistent with their lifestyle and beliefs.
2. Counsel patients with questions and concerns regarding emergency contraception, and determine if OTC or prescription or some other form of prescription emergency contraception if appropriate.
3. Apply evidence-based recommendations and guidelines to contraception management of women with chronic medical conditions.
4. Integrate evidence-based recommendations and guidelines to safely and effectively manage the transition of switch
01:45 PM - 02:45 PM
Topic: Neurologic, Type: CME, Faculty: Brian Unwin MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME145
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Brian Unwin, MD, FAAFP; Natalia Loskutova, MD, PhD
Location: Room 207
Learning Objectives:
1. Practice applying new knowledge and skills gained from Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease sessions, through collaborative learning with peers and expert faculty.
2. Identify strategies that foster optimal management of dementia/alzheimer's, within the context of professional practice.
3. Formulate an action plan to implement practice changes, aimed at improving patient care.

Associated Session: -Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease: Providing Quality Care to Patients with Dementia 
01:45 PM - 02:45 PM
Topic: Hematology/Immune, Type: CME, Faculty: Vu Kiet Tran MD, MBA, FCFP
Event: #CME067
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Vu Kiet Tran, MD, MBA, FCFP
Location: Room 214CD
Learning Objectives:
1. Recognize the early presentation of sepsis and the tools that aid in early detection and diagnosis.
2. Implement evidence-based protocols for initial resuscitation and infection management.
3. Establish protocols for hemodynamic support and adjunctive therapy. 4. Apply supportive therapy for severe sepsis.
5. Recognize indications for admitting a septic patient to ICU.
01:45 PM - 02:45 PM
Topic: Gastrointestinal, Type: CME, Faculty: Eddie Needham MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME059
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Eddie Needham, MD, FAAFP
Location: Room 217CD
Learning Objectives:
1. Use a stepwise diagnostic approach to evaluate patients with elevated liver transaminase levels if the history and physical examination do not suggest a cause.
2. Develop a collaborative care plan that involves observation with lifestyle modification is appropriate if the initial history, physical examination, and workup do not suggest a cause of elevated liver transaminase levels.
3. Coordinate referral and follow-up in patients with unexplained elevation of liver transaminase levels for six months or more.

This session is also included in FMX On Demand - Upgrade.
01:45 PM - 02:45 PM
Topic: Endocrine, Type: CME, Faculty: Frank Domino MD
Event: #CME046
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Frank Domino, MD; Jill Grimes, MD, FAAFP
Location: Hemisfair Ballroom C1
Learning Objectives:
1. Use effective physician–patient communication strategies to overcome barriers in the management of overweight/obese patients in your practice.
2. Develop a customized weight loss plan for overweight and/or obese patients that balance the advantages and disadvantages of all dietary, exercise, pharmacologic, surgical, and behavioral modification options.
3. Establish a multidisciplinary patient-centered strategy to manage bariatric treatment options for obese patients; including patient education, evaluation, coordination of care, and follow-up support.
4. Establish coding practices for appropriate billing for diet and preventive care counseling.
01:45 PM - 02:45 PM
Topic: Practice Management, Type: CME, Faculty: Ryan Mullins MD, CPE, CPHQ
Event: #CME244
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Ryan Mullins, MD, CPE, CPHQ
Location: Room 225AB
Learning Objectives:
1. Evaluate current quality improvement initiatives/processes to ensure sustainability.
2. Identify areas of focus based on current measures and patient needs.
3. Utilize best practices to optimize clinical, financial, and operational performance.
01:45 PM - 02:45 PM
Topic: Special Sensory, Type: CME, Faculty: Mark Deutchman MD MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME326
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Mark Deutchman MD, MD, FAAFP; Karlynn Sievers, MD
Location: Room 217AB
Learning Objectives:
1. Identify patients who are at risk for having inadequate dental care and may need to be examined for oral lesions; especially among pregnant or older patients.
2. Identify red flags, such as oral manifestations (e.g. oral mucosal lesion) that may be manifestations of immunologic diseases, endocrinopathies, hematologic conditions, systemic infections, and nutritional disorders
3. Follow evidence-based recommendations for diagnosing oral cancer.
4. Develop collaborative care plans for referral and management of patients with oral cancer.

This session is also included in FMX On Demand.
01:45 PM - 02:45 PM
Topic: Population-Based Care, Type: CME, Faculty: Mark Greenawald MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME210
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Mark Greenawald, MD, FAAFP
Location: Room 221AB
Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify your current state of wellbeing.
  2. Analyze opportunities for improving your physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and relational wellbeing.
  3. Create a wellbeing action plan for implementation.
1. Treat patients presenting with abdominal pain in the urgent care or emergency care setting judiciously with appropriate analgesics.
2. Narrow the differential diagnosis of acute abdominal pain based on the location of the pain and the age and sex of the patient.
3. Order appropriate diagnostic and imaging studies based on the location of the pain and the presentation of the patient.
4. Identify red flag symptoms in patients with acute abdominal pain that indicate emergent or urgent conditions that require surgical consult.
1. Evaluate patients who present with syncope to determine cardiac or non-cardiac causes.
2. Prepare diagnostic plans for patients who present with neurocardigenic forms of syncope, which may include conducting a differential diagnosis of syncope.
3. Utilize evidence based clinical decision tools and algorithms to determine non-hospital vs. hospital management of patients with syncopal episodes.
1. Treat patients presenting with abdominal pain in the urgent care or emergency care setting judiciously with appropriate analgesics.
2. Narrow the differential diagnosis of acute abdominal pain based on the location of the pain and the age and sex of the patient.
3. Order appropriate diagnostic and imaging studies based on the location of the pain and the presentation of the patient.
4. Identify red flag symptoms in patients with acute abdominal pain that indicate emergent or urgent conditions that require surgical consult.
1. Evaluate patients who present with syncope to determine cardiac or non-cardiac causes.
2. Prepare diagnostic plans for patients who present with neurocardigenic forms of syncope, which may include conducting a differential diagnosis of syncope.
3. Utilize evidence based clinical decision tools and algorithms to determine non-hospital vs. hospital management of patients with syncopal episodes.
Establish referral and follow-up protocol with a gastroenterologist for patients exhibiting red flags for other disease, for which endoscopic evaluation should be considered.Establish referral and follow-up protocol with a gastroenterologist for patients exhibiting red flags for other disease, for which endoscopic evaluation should be considered.