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Tuesday, September 12, 2017
12:45 PM - 05:00 PM
Topic: Procedures; Integumentary, Type: Procedural Skills Course, Faculty: Tam Nguyen MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME400
CME Credit: 4
Fee: $320
Speakers: Tam Nguyen, MD, FAAFP
Location: Room 301C
Learning Objectives:
1. Classify the severity of acne.
2. Discuss the safety and efficacy of the various classes of agents used for treating acne.
3. Explain the mechanisms of action of systemic and topical agents used to various severity of acne.
4. Describe the appropriate candidates for isotretinoin therapy, and incorporate improved protocols for the optimum use of this agent.
5. Discuss the protocols for using chemical peel as effective acne and its scar treatment.
6. Evaluate the use of microdermabrasion (with and without infusion) as an effective acne scar treatment procedure.
7. Evaluate when to use intralesional corticosteroid injections for the treatment of acne cysts and its scar.
8. Evaluate the use of acne extraction procedures.
9. Recognize the urgency of prompt treatment of acne to prevent physical and psychological scarring.

Since acne vulgaris is one of the most common conditions of pediatric as well as adults, participants will learn a full range of acne treatment modalities.  The workshop will start with the basic review and pathophysiology of acne vulgaris.  Then the standard medical acne treatment as recommended by American Academy of Dermatology will be discussed including various topicals and oral medications.  The participants will learn how to register for the iPledge Program and prescribe isotretinoin (former known as Accutane).  Various acne procedures will be demonstrated including acne injection and acne extraction.  In addition to the active comedonal lesions, the workshop will cover procedures to treatment acne scar including microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and microneedling.  
12:45 PM - 05:00 PM
Topic: Procedures; Cardiovascular, Type: Procedural Skills Course, Faculty: Craig Barstow MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME413
CME Credit: 4
Fee: $320
Speakers: Craig Barstow, MD, FAAFP; David Kassop, MD, FACC
Location: Room 301A
Learning Objectives:
1. Compare and contrast the findings of ECG tests in different patient cases.
2. Relate the implications of ECG readings to potential cardiac disease.
3. Compare the findings of an ECG to a patient’s clinical presentation. Compare the results of multiple ECG findings from the same patient. Participants will receive hands-on training in the interpretation of fundamental ECGs. Topics will include the basics of ECG interpretation, acute coronary syndrome and arrhythmias.
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Topic: Procedures; Integumentary, Type: Procedural Skills Course, Faculty: Richard Usatine MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME409
CME Credit: 3
Fee: $240
Speakers: Richard Usatine, MD, FAAFP; Jonathan Karnes, MD
Location: Room 302C
Learning Objectives:
1. Examine different skin lesions using dermatoscopes to determine typical pathologic patterns of types of skin cancer.
2. Utilize dermoscopy to differentiate seborrheic keratosis from melanocytic lesions.
3. Integrate checklists and evaluation tools into a dermoscopic examination of suspected skin lesions and melanoma to compile an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.
4. Conduct a cost/benefit analysis of dermatoscopes in your practice.

The dermoscopy workshop will improve your knowledge and skills diagnosing skin cancers with a dermatoscope. Participants will learn the dermoscopic features of skin cancers and apply this new knowledge to unknown cases. There will also be a hands-on component with various dermatoscopes.

This CME session is supported by an educational grant to the AAFP from 3Gen, Inc., and Heine USA LTD.
01:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Topic: Procedures; Musculoskeletal, Type: Procedural Skills Course, Faculty: Gautam Desai DO, FACOFP
Event: #CME402
CME Credit: 3
Fee: $240
Speakers: Gautam Desai, DO, FACOFP; William Cox, DO, FACOFP
Location: Room 302A
Learning Objectives:
1. Consider how the concept of qi (chi) and acupuncture may impact overall effective treatment for patients with pain to improve their quality of life.
2. Analyze the indications and contraindications for acupuncture.
3. Identify anatomical locations for the bladder meridian to maximize efficacy of treatment.
4. Observe proper placement of auricular needles and demonstrate placement of needles into a practice receptacle.
5. Demonstrate the use of observation, postural evaluation and palpation skills in assessment of patients with chronic pain.
6. Practice basic manipulation techniques, and understand their application and contraindications.

This hands on workshop will serve to introduce participants to acupuncture and osteopathic manual medicine, and permit learners to participate in application of basic concepts with each other. 
01:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Topic: Procedures; Musculoskeletal, Type: Procedural Skills Course, Faculty: James McNabb MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME421
CME Credit: 3
Fee: $240
Speakers: James McNabb, MD, FAAFP; R W Watkins, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Location: Room 301B
Learning Objectives:
1. Compare musculoskeletal injections by joint site, steroid agent and dose, and potential side effects that may occur.
2. Evaluate whether joint injections are for patients’ pain relief, to reduce inflammation or mobility improvement.
3. Perform joint injections on models.

This interactive session will demonstrate the most common joint and soft tissue injections that are encountered by family physicians in daily practice.  Teaching methods used include didactic presentation, videos, and hands-on work with others as well as using needles on mannequins. Participants should wear loose fitting clothing to this session - preferably shorts and sleeveless shirts.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
07:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Topic: Integumentary; Procedures, Type: Procedural Skills Course, Faculty: Tam Nguyen MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME401
CME Credit: 4
Fee: $320
Speakers: Tam Nguyen, MD, FAAFP
Location: Room 301C
Learning Objectives:
1. Classify the severity of acne.
2. Discuss the safety and efficacy of the various classes of agents used for treating acne.
3. Explain the mechanisms of action of systemic and topical agents used to various severity of acne.
4. Describe the appropriate candidates for isotretinoin therapy, and incorporate improved protocols for the optimum use of this agent.
5. Discuss the protocols for using chemical peel as effective acne and its scar treatment.
6. Evaluate the use of microdermabrasion (with and without infusion) as an effective acne scar treatment procedure.
7. Evaluate when to use intralesional corticosteroid injections for the treatment of acne cysts and its scar.
8. Evaluate the use of acne extraction procedures.
9. Recognize the urgency of prompt treatment of acne to prevent physical and psychological scarring.

Since acne vulgaris is one of the most common conditions of pediatric as well as adults, participants will learn a full range of acne treatment modalities.  The workshop will start with the basic review and pathophysiology of acne vulgaris.  Then the standard medical acne treatment as recommended by American Academy of Dermatology will be discussed including various topical and oral medications.  The participants will learn how to register for the pledge Program and prescribe isotretinoin (former known as Accutane).  Various acne procedures will be demonstrated including acne injection and acne extraction.  In addition to the active comedonal lesions, the workshop will cover procedures to treatment acne scar including microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and microneedling.  
07:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Topic: Procedures; Cardiovascular, Type: Procedural Skills Course, Faculty: Craig Barstow MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME414
CME Credit: 4
Fee: $320
Speakers: Craig Barstow, MD, FAAFP; David Kassop, MD, FACC
Location: Room 301A
Learning Objectives:
Experience a unique educational format. First, watch an online CME video at your convenience. Once on site at FMX, attend the associated Clinical Procedures Workshop. Earn CME for both the online module and onsite workshop.

1. Compare and contrast the findings of ECG tests in different patient cases.
2. Relate the implications of ECG readings to potential cardiac disease.
3. Compare the findings of an ECG to a patient’s clinical presentation. Compare the results of multiple ECG findings from the same patient. Participants will receive hands-on training in the interpretation of fundamental ECGs. Topics will include the basics of ECG interpretation, acute coronary syndrome and arrhythmias.
07:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Topic: Procedures; Integumentary, Type: Procedural Skills Course, Faculty: Edward Jackson MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME430
CME Credit: 4
Fee: $320
Speakers: Edward Jackson, MD, FAAFP; Daniel Stulberg, MD, FAAFP
Location: Room 305
Learning Objectives:
1. Choose preferred methods for wound evaluation, preparation, irrigation and repair.
2. Practice different suturing techniques using a variety of suture types.
3. Classify wounds to determine severity and whether muscle, tendons, nerves, blood vessels or bone are involved.
4. Evaluate the necessary mechanism for wound repair and anesthetic needs, if appropriate.

By the end of this workshop, the attendee will have reviewed the most common methods of skin suture techniques with the ability to plan, execute and close the fusiform excision.

This CME session is supported by an educational grant to the AAFP from Ethicon. 
08:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Topic: Procedures; Musculoskeletal, Type: Procedural Skills Course, Faculty: Francis O'Connor MD
Event: #CME416
CME Credit: 3
Fee: $240
Speakers: Francis O'Connor, MD; Fred Brennan, DO, FAAFP; Anthony Beutler, MD, FAAFP
Location: Room 302B
Learning Objectives:
1. Discuss the basic principles of ultrasound imaging, equipment, functionality, aseptic technique and injectate selection for ultrasound-guided pain procedures.
2. Develop scanning techniques to optimize musculoskeletal windows for ultrasound guided injections.
3. Practice joint injection techniques using models.
4. Establish appropriate billing and coding protocols for performing billable injections.

Introduction to Musculoskeletal Ultrasound and Guided Injections is A CPW designed for the family physician interested either interested in introducing, or just getting started, with incorporating ultrasound guided injections into their clinical practice.