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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.
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 
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. 
08:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Topic: Musculoskeletal; Procedures, Type: Procedural Skills Course, Faculty: Michael Petrizzi MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME432
CME Credit: 4
Fee: $320
Speakers: Michael Petrizzi, MD, FAAFP; Steven Cole, ATC, MEd
Location: Room 303B
Learning Objectives:
1. Assess injured bones or soft tissue to determine the stage and severity of the injury and determine the most effective mechanism of treatment.
2. Compare the indications for using casts, splints or wrapping and taping.
3. Evaluate appropriate imaging modalities for patients with acute or chronic injuries that require diagnostic imaging evaluation.

During this workshop you will get to apply all the Splints that  Family Physicians can use to help their patients including Tension Night Splints ( for Plantar Fasciitis) , Cock Up Splints ( for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome) and Sugar Tong Splints and its modifications ( for initial immobilization of suspected fractures) In addition to learning about and practicing different Taping and Wrapping Techniques you will get to apply the casts most frequently used by Family Physicians( Like Short Arm and Short Leg Casts) 
08:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Topic: Procedures; Reproductive - Female, Type: Procedural Skills Course, Faculty: Linda Prine MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME419
CME Credit: 2
Fee: $160
Speakers: Linda Prine, MD, FAAFP; Patricia Chico, MD; Julie Johnston, MD, FAAFP; Sarah McNeil, MD; Heather Paladine, MD, FAAFP; Carolyn Pierce, MD; Martha Simmons, MD
Location: Room 303A
Learning Objectives:
1. Become comfortable handling the instruments and devices associated with IUD and implant insertions and removals.
2. Develop strategies for implementation of practice changes needed in order to offer LARC in their office settings.
3. Counsel women about LARC in a non-biased, non-judgmental format, providing evidence-based information in a way that builds trust through shared decision making regarding contraceptive choices.

This workshop will provide patient education resources, the latest evidence-based background on IUDs and Implants, and hands on training with experienced teachers.  We will also cover troubleshooting difficult insertions and difficult removals.  This workshop will benefit both basic and intermediate learners.
08:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Topic: Procedures; Integumentary, Type: Procedural Skills Course, Faculty: Richard Usatine MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME410
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.
08:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Topic: Musculoskeletal; Procedures, Type: Procedural Skills Course, Faculty: Gautam Desai DO, FACOFP
Event: #CME403
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. 
Thursday, September 14, 2017
07:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Topic: Procedures; Cardiovascular, Type: Procedural Skills Course, Faculty: Craig Barstow MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME412
CME Credit: 4
Fee: $320
Speakers: Craig Barstow, MD, FAAFP; David Kassop, MD, FACC
Location: Room 301A
Learning Objectives:
1. Assess the variances in ECG readings for patients of different ages using case studies.
2. Demonstrate accurate ECG diagnosis of atrial tachyarrhythmia using visual criteria rather than quantitative analysis.
3. Demonstrate accurate ECG interpretation that distinguishes normal physiological adaptations in athletes from abnormal findings suggestive of pathology. Participants will receive hands-on training on interpretation of more advanced ECGs. Topics will build on the material covered in the Fundamentals workshop and will include ECG screening in athletes, arrhythmias, and chanelopathies. 
07:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Topic: Procedures; Integumentary, Type: Procedural Skills Course, Faculty: Edward Jackson MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME431
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 
07:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Topic: Procedures; Musculoskeletal, Type: Procedural Skills Course, Faculty: Michael Petrizzi MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME433
CME Credit: 4
Fee: $320
Speakers: Michael Petrizzi, MD, FAAFP; Steven Cole, ATC, MEd
Location: Room 303B
Learning Objectives:
1. Assess injured bones or soft tissue to determine the stage and severity of the injury and determine the most effective mechanism of treatment.
2. Compare the indications for using casts, splints or wrapping and taping.
3. Evaluate appropriate imaging modalities for patients with acute or chronic injuries that require diagnostic imaging evaluation.

During this workshop you will get to apply all the Splints that  Family Physicians can use to help their patients including Tension Night Splints ( for Plantar Fasciitis) , Cock Up Splints ( for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome) and Sugar Tong Splints and its modifications ( for initial immobilization of suspected fractures) In addition to learning about and practicing different Taping and Wrapping Techniques you will get to apply the casts most frequently used by Family Physicians( Like Short Arm and Short Leg Casts) 
08:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Topic: Procedures; Integumentary, Type: Procedural Skills Course, Faculty: Tam Nguyen MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME404
CME Credit: 3
Fee: $240
Speakers: Tam Nguyen, MD, FAAFP; Elyas Parsa, DO
Location: Room 301C
Learning Objectives:
1. Assemble plans to address requests for dermal fillers, particularly among patients who may want injections to reduce the signs of aging.
2. Outline appropriate treatment modalities and duration of action required for dermal filler injections.
3. Assess the costs involved in ordering and performing dermal filler injections.
4. Assess the risks and benefits involved in performing dermal filler injections.

This comprehensive workshop will help the participants to understand the creative and artistic aspects of dermal fillers to help your patient’s achieve their desired look.  The course will start with lectures on the history, development, and different characteristics of dermal fillers (Restylane® family, Juvederm® family including Voluma®, Radiesse®, and Sculptra®).  In addition to some basic areas such as nasolabial fold and cheeks, advance techniques such as teartroughs, temple, nose, neck, and hands will be discuss. In addition to learning the anatomy of the face and principle of beauty, safety and efficacy issues, management and treatment of complications, and dilution and storage guidelines will be covered.  With so many different types of filler and various expectations of the patients, the workshop will discuss the selection criteria of filling agents, establishing realistic patient expectations, and patient education to ensure positive patient outcome. The participants will be able to practice mapping the injection sites on their peers and practice the injections on pig’s feet. 
08:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Topic: Musculoskeletal; Procedures, Type: Procedural Skills Course, Faculty: James McNabb MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME422
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.
08:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Topic: Procedures; Reproductive - Female, Type: Procedural Skills Course, Faculty: Linda Prine MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME420
CME Credit: 2
Fee: $160
Speakers: Linda Prine, MD, FAAFP; Patricia Chico, MD; Julie Johnston, MD, FAAFP; Sarah McNeil, MD; Heather Paladine, MD, FAAFP; Carolyn Pierce, MD; Martha Simmons, MD
Location: Room 303A
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. Become comfortable handling the instruments and devices associated with IUD and implant insertions and removals.
2. Develop strategies for implementation of practice changes needed in order to offer LARC in their office settings.
3. Counsel women about LARC in a non-biased, non-judgmental format, providing evidence-based information in a way that builds trust through shared decision making regarding contraceptive choices.

This workshop will include an interactive didactic session in challenges and complexities of IUD and implant insertion and removals, with pictures and strategies for approaching these problems. Then, the hands on session will involve practicing techniques, using alligator forceps, thread retrievers, manual vacuum aspirators, vasectomy forceps, etc. This workshop will benefit intermediate and advanced learners.
12:45 PM - 05:00 PM
Topic: Procedures; Integumentary, Type: Procedural Skills Course, Faculty: Edward Jackson MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME428
CME Credit: 4
Fee: $320
Speakers: Edward Jackson, MD, FAAFP; Daniel Stulberg, MD, FAAFP
Location: Room 305
Learning Objectives:
1. Demonstrate proficiency in a variety of surgical skills, including advanced suturing, wound closure and redundant skin techniques.
2. Utilize different wound closer materials, which may include surgical needles, sutures, skin staples, dermabond, tapes, bandages or adhesive.
3. Use adequate volumes of anesthesia or the use of field blocks to obtain a good area of anesthesia to perform a flap and plasty procedure.
4. Establish appropriate billing and coding protocols for performing advanced soft tissue procedures.

How can one excise lesions when a common fusiform technique makes it anatomically difficult to perform?  Starting from the ability to do basic skin surgery, various options and technique will allow the participant to add to the armamentarium and perform advanced skin closures with flaps and plastys.
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Topic: Integumentary; Procedures, Type: Procedural Skills Course, Faculty: Richard Usatine MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME411
CME Credit: 3
Fee: $240
Speakers: Richard Usatine, MD, FAAFP; Jonathan Karnes, MD
Location: Room 302C
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. 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.
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Topic: Procedures; Musculoskeletal, Type: Procedural Skills Course, Faculty: Francis O'Connor MD
Event: #CME417
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. 
01:00 PM - 05:15 PM
Topic: Musculoskeletal; Procedures, Type: Procedural Skills Course, Faculty: Michael Petrizzi MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME427
CME Credit: 4
Fee: $320
Speakers: Michael Petrizzi, MD, FAAFP; Steven Cole, ATC, MEd
Location: Room 303B
Learning Objectives:
1. Compare assessment techniques used to examine athletes with injuries that are common to specific sports.
2. Evaluate athletes for potential sprains, strains, dislocations, fractures, ligament tears or head and neck injuries and provide stabilization as appropriate.
3. Practice the use of a Rapid Diagnosis Guide to evaluate the nature and extent of an injury and perform sideline functional assessment drills to determine athletes’ readiness to return to play.

SMART is a HANDS-ON workshop that will give participants the chance to practice the skills needed to care for the injured athlete, whether the injury is suspected C Spine injury, Concussion, a Shoulder Dislocation or an ACL Tear. This workshop also provides a framework to foster a more collaborative relationship between athletic trainer and team physician and is an ideal forum to practice your physical examination skills on athletes in full uniform with direct faculty observation.
01:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Topic: Procedures; Musculoskeletal, Type: Procedural Skills Course, Faculty: James McNabb MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME423
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.
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Topic: Integumentary; Procedures, Type: Procedural Skills Course, Faculty: Tam Nguyen MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME406
CME Credit: 2
Fee: $160
Speakers: Tam Nguyen, MD, FAAFP; Mason Dang, MD
Location: Room 301C
Learning Objectives:
1. Choose appropriate treatment areas for desired results by practicing with saline injections.
2. Compare the uses for botulinum toxin injections.
3. Assess the clinical effects of botulinum toxin on the skin.
4. Evaluate dosages for selected patients for safe and effective treatment.

This workshop focuses on the fundamental of FDA approved neurotoxins (Botox®, Dysport®, Xeomin®). Some history and pathophysiology on the use of different serotypes of botulinum toxin as well as a review of pertinent facial anatomy will be presented.  Then discussion will follow between the differences between the various agents (Botox®, Dysport®, Xeomin®) to optimize the treatment plan for your patients.  In addition, safety and efficacy issues, management and treatment of complications, and dilution and storage guidelines will be covered. The course will cover the fundamental instruction of mapping and injection techniques for the three most frequently requested areas of the upper face (glabella, crow’s feet, and forehead).  We will also touch on how to perform eyelift and bunny nose injections.  The participants will be able to practice mapping the injection sites on their peers and practice the injections on pig’s feet. 
Friday, September 15, 2017
12:45 PM - 02:45 PM
Topic: Integumentary; Procedures, Type: Procedural Skills Course, Faculty: Tam Nguyen MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME407
CME Credit: 2
Fee: $160
Speakers: Tam Nguyen, MD, FAAFP; Mason Dang, MD
Location: Room 301C
Learning Objectives:
1. Choose appropriate treatment areas for desired results by practicing with saline injections.
2. Compare the uses for botulinum toxin injections.
3. Assess the clinical effects of botulinum toxin on the skin.
4. Evaluate dosages for selected patients for safe and effective treatment.

This workshop focuses on the fundamental of FDA approved neurotoxins (Botox®, Dysport®, Xeomin®). Some history and pathophysiology on the use of different serotypes of botulinum toxin as well as a review of pertinent facial anatomy will be presented.  Then discussion will follow between the differences between the various agents (Botox®, Dysport®, Xeomin®) to optimize the treatment plan for your patients.  In addition, safety and efficacy issues, management and treatment of complications, and dilution and storage guidelines will be covered. The course will cover the fundamental instruction of mapping and injection techniques for the three most frequently requested areas of the upper face (glabella, crow’s feet, and forehead).  We will also touch on how to perform eyelift and bunny nose injections.  The participants will be able to practice mapping the injection sites on their peers and practice the injections on pig’s feet. 
12:45 PM - 05:00 PM
Topic: Integumentary; Procedures, Type: Procedural Skills Course, Faculty: Edward Jackson MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME429
CME Credit: 4
Fee: $320
Speakers: Edward Jackson, MD, FAAFP; Daniel Stulberg, MD, FAAFP
Location: Room 305
Learning Objectives:
1. Demonstrate proficiency in a variety of surgical skills, including advanced suturing, wound closure and redundant skin techniques.
2. Utilize different wound closer materials, which may include surgical needles, sutures, skin staples, dermabond, tapes, bandages or adhesive.
3. Use adequate volumes of anesthesia or the use of field blocks to obtain a good area of anesthesia to perform a flap and plasty procedure.
4. Establish appropriate billing and coding protocols for performing advanced soft tissue procedures.

How can one excise lesions when a common fusiform technique makes it anatomically difficult to perform?  Starting from the ability to do basic skin surgery, various options and technique will allow the participant to add to the armamentarium and perform advanced skin closures with flaps and plastys.
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Topic: Procedures; Musculoskeletal, Type: Procedural Skills Course, Faculty: Francis O'Connor MD
Event: #CME418
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. 
02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Topic: Procedures; Musculoskeletal, Type: Procedural Skills Course, Faculty: James McNabb MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME424
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.
02:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Topic: Procedures; Integumentary, Type: Procedural Skills Course, Faculty: Edward Mayeaux MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME425
CME Credit: 2
Fee: $160
Speakers: Edward Mayeaux, MD, FAAFP
Location: Room 303B
Learning Objectives:
1. Demonstrate common methods used for nailbed surgery and repair.
2. Illustrate the steps used to treat ingrown nails and nail abnormalities.
3. Prepare assessment and treatment plans for different patient populations who may require various nail procedures.
4. Assemble appropriate tools for nail procedures.

This workshop is designed to review nail procedures commonly performed in family medicine and practice select procedures on the nail models.  We will review current evidence and best practices.  Topics to be reviewed include nail anatomy, anesthesia for nail procedures including digital blocks, nail matrix ablation, and incision and drainage of paronychia.  Procedures practiced on models include nail avulsion (removal,) nail biopsy and hematoma evacuation.
03:15 PM - 05:15 PM
Topic: Procedures; Integumentary, Type: Procedural Skills Course, Faculty: Tam Nguyen MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME408
CME Credit: 2
Fee: $160
Speakers: Tam Nguyen, MD, FAAFP; Mason Dang, MD
Location: Room 301C
Learning Objectives:
1. Choose appropriate treatment areas for desired results by practicing with saline injections.
2. Compare the uses for botulinum toxin injections.
3. Assess the clinical effects of botulinum toxin on the skin.
4. Evaluate dosages for selected patients for safe and effective treatment.

This workshop focuses on the fundamental of FDA approved neurotoxins (Botox®, Dysport®, Xeomin®). Some history and pathophysiology on the use of different serotypes of botulinum toxin as well as a review of pertinent facial anatomy will be presented.  Then discussion will follow between the differences between the various agents (Botox®, Dysport®, Xeomin®) to optimize the treatment plan for your patients.  In addition, safety and efficacy issues, management and treatment of complications, and dilution and storage guidelines will be covered. The course will cover the fundamental instruction of mapping and injection techniques for the three most frequently requested areas of the upper face (glabella, crow’s feet, and forehead).  We will also touch on how to perform eyelift and bunny nose injections.  The participants will be able to practice mapping the injection sites on their peers and practice the injections on pig’s feet. 
Saturday, September 16, 2017
08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Topic: Procedures; Integumentary, Type: Procedural Skills Course, Faculty: Tam Nguyen MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME405
CME Credit: 2
Fee: $160
Speakers: Tam Nguyen, MD, FAAFP; Mason Dang, MD
Location: Room 301C
Learning Objectives:
1. Demonstrate proficiency in using saline injections for essential treatment areas typically treated with botulinum toxin.
2. Compare and contrast botulinum toxin treatment outcomes, safety, risks, complications, costs and benefits, among other factors that may be applicable to your practice.
3. Relate the mechanism of action of botulinum toxin injections to patients.
4. Analyze the cause and effect of muscle denervation and possible reinnervation related to short-term and long-term usage of botulinum toxin injections.

This advanced botulinum toxin workshop can augment the fundamental course or taken separately with prior exposure to greatly improve the results and satisfaction of your patients. Advance facial analysis and principles of beauty will be discussed.  Understanding the anatomy of the face and function of the muscles of the face, the participants will learn to sculpt the face from the nose to the jawline.   The workshop will cover the differences between the botulinum toxin agents (Botox®, Dysport®, Xeomin®) to treat bunny lines, smoker lip lines, eye brow lift, chin, jawline, down turned mouth, neck bands, and hyperhidrosis.  The participants will learn the affiliated complications and side effects of each areas and how to minimize them.  The participants will be able to practice mapping the injection sites on their peers and practice the injections on pig’s feet.  
08:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Topic: Procedures; Integumentary, Type: Procedural Skills Course, Faculty: Richard Usatine MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME415
CME Credit: 3
Fee: $240
Speakers: Richard Usatine, MD, FAAFP; Daniel Stulberg, MD, FAAFP
Location: Room 305
Learning Objectives:
1. Practice electrosurgery and cryosurgery techniques.
2. Explore electrosurgery and cryosurgery as methods for destroying benign and malignant lesions, controlling bleeding, or cutting/excising tissue.
3. Evaluate the uses, risks, benefits and complications of both electrosurgery and cryosurgery.
4. Assess education and training you may need to competently perform electrosurgery and/or cryosurgery procedures.

The cryosurgery and electrosurgery workshop will improve the knowledge and skills of the participants on the use of cryosurgery and electrosurgery for benign and malignant skin tumors. There will be at least one hour of hands-on time to practice with multiple electrosurgical and cryosurgical devices.
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Topic: Procedures; Integumentary, Type: Procedural Skills Course, Faculty: Edward Mayeaux MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME426
CME Credit: 2
Fee: $160
Speakers: Edward Mayeaux, MD, FAAFP
Location: Room 303B
Learning Objectives:
1. Demonstrate common methods used for nailbed surgery and repair.
2. Illustrate the steps used to treat ingrown nails and nail abnormalities.
3. Prepare assessment and treatment plans for different patient populations who may require various nail procedures.
4. Assemble appropriate tools for nail procedures.

This workshop is designed to review nail procedures commonly performed in family medicine and practice select procedures on the nail models.  We will review current evidence and best practices.  Topics to be reviewed include nail anatomy, anesthesia for nail procedures including digital blocks, nail matrix ablation, and incision and drainage of paronychia.  Procedures practiced on models include nail avulsion (removal,) nail biopsy and hematoma evacuation.