Workshops and Procedures
Programming Focus Areas
Family Medicine: The people, the skills, the scope to transform tomorrow
Each year, a portion of National Conference programming is dedicated to a special theme. In 2014, attention will focus on health care transformation - associated topics and issues as they relate to family medicine and the role family physicians will have in shaping change.
National Conference offers quality learning opportunities to prepare you for your future in family medicine. The following is a breakdown of the six focus areas of conference programming.
It’s never too soon to begin planning for the future, whether that is selecting a residency, learning how to survive your intern year, or negotiating your first practice arrangement. Several sessions are available to help you with this process.
Enhance your clinical skills, such as examining the musculoskeletal system, monitoring heart sounds, and handling sports medicine emergencies.
Health Policy and Advocacy
Learn about policy development, lobbying, and helping patients navigate the health care system.
Participate in truly interactive leadership exercises through the National Congress of Family Medicine Residents (NCFMR) and the National Congress of Student Members (NCSM).
Expand your knowledge about the effective operation of a practice, such as practice models, scope of practice, and technology.
Sessions in this area are designed to stimulate interest in pursuing research and other scholarly activities.
Procedural Skills Courses
Gain hands-on experience by performing procedures regularly conducted in a family medicine practice, such as joint injections, women’s health procedures, and suturing techniques.
Residents: Transitioning Into Practice Track
Thinking beyond medical school and residency? This programming is specifically designed to help with transitioning into practice. Topics include career exploration and evaluating job opportunities, developing a CV, employment agreements, and financial information.
Thursday, August 7 - Saturday, August 9, 2014
Kansas City Convention Center
Kansas City, MO