• Care of Chronic Conditions Livestream

    Wednesday, December 1 - Saturday, December 4

    • Attend the full course or choose from half-day sessions.
    • Stream from your favorite device.

    Registration is now closed.

    Keep up to date with the latest practice-ready guidelines, recommendations, and resources to maximize patient care of those presenting with chronic conditions

    Earn CME, connect with expert faculty that care for patients with chronic conditions every day, and enhance care of your patients.

    Create a flexible experience that best suits your needs and schedule. The livestream format lets you choose conveniently themed half-day sessions or attend the full course, with topics including:

    • Insomnia
    • Alcohol screening and brief intervention
    • Menopause
    • Chronic back pain management
    • Polypharmacy

    Log in via your favorite device to learn from expert faculty who actively practice family medicine. 

    CME Credits
    Earn up to 26 live credits from the comfort of your home or office.

    Learning Objectives

    At the end of this course, you will be able to:

    • Prepare effective plans to diagnose, treat and manage chronic diseases.
    • Formulate strategies to educate and counsel patients on behavior modification of factors such as nutrition, physical activity, smoking and alcohol use.
    • Utilize strategies to help patients overcome barriers to change in relation to chronic diseases, including cultural competency, literacy skills and access to services or care.
    • Implement tools to manage chronic care in practice and help patients control chronic illnesses, which may include practice transformation and/or quality improvement activities.


    David Walsworth, MD, FAAFP, course chair

    Each session has a scheduled Q&A and break.

    The times listed below are in central time.


    Session #1: Wednesday morning, December 1

    High Risks and Condition Maintenance
    7:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CT
    4 credits

    • Heart Failure – Gilberto Nieves, MD
    • Polypharmacy, High Risk Medication Use and Deprescribing – Catherine Varney, DO
    • GERD/Dyspepsia (including eiosinophilic esophagitis) – Gilberto Nieves, MD
    • Insomnia – Catherine Varney, DO

    Session #2: Wednesday afternoon, December 1

    Management and Screening
    1:25 - 5:45 p.m. CT
    4 credits

    • Thyroid Disorders – Gilberto Nieves, MD
    • Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention – Lee Radosh, MD, FAAFP
    • Obesity Management for the Primary Care Physician – Catherine Varney, DO
    • Chronic Back Pain Management – Lee Radosh, MD, FAAFP

    Session #3: Thursday morning, December 2

    Chronic Pain and Conditions
    7:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CT
    4 credits

    • Diabetes Updates – Jonathon Firnhaber, MD, FAAFP
    • Liver Function Tests – Mary Krebs, MD, FAAFP
    • COPD – Jonathon Firnhaber, MD, FAAFP
    • Chronic Kidney Disease Management – Mary Krebs, MD, FAAFP

    Session #4: Thursday afternoon, December 2

    ECG Basic  - Jonathon Firnhaber, MD
    Optional Session

    1:30 - 4:30 p.m. CT
    3 credits

    • Describe the normal cardiac anatomy and physiology, and normal electrical conduction through the heart.
    • Recognize various dysrhythmias on ECG and relate cause, significance, symptoms and treatment.
    • Relate normal cardiac electro-physiology to corresponding findings on the ECG.

    Session #5: Friday morning, December 3

    Health and Wellness Promotion
    7:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CT
    4 credits

    • Care Management Cases (RSCM, CCM, and General Care Management) – Mary Krebs, MD, FAAFP
    • USPSTF Update – Kathleen Rowland, MD, FAAFP
    • Hypertension – David Schneider MD, FAAFP
    • Shared Decision Making - More is Actually Better – David Walsworth, MD, FAAFP and patient engagement faculty

    Session #6: Friday afternoon, December 3

    ECG Advanced - Jonathon Firnhaber, MD
    Optional Session

    1:30 - 4:30 p.m. CT
    3 credits

    • Apply basic ECG interpretation skills to abnormal rhythms and findings including AV block, hypertrophy, tachyarrhythmias, preexcitation, ischemia/infarction, and others.
    • Relate abnormal cardiac electro-physiology to corresponding findings on the ECG.
    • Discuss clinical management of patients experiencing abnormal ECG rhythms.

    Session #7: Saturday morning, December 4

    Population Disorders
    7:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CT
    4 credits

    • Osteoporosis & Osteopenia – David Walsworth, MD, FAAFP
    • Headache – Kathleen Rowland, MD, FAAFP
    • Menopause – David Walsworth, MD, FAAFP
    • Anxiety – Kathleen Rowland, MD, FAAFP

    The times listed above are in central time.

    Note: Session information is subject to change.

    Fee Per Session*

    AAFP Member New Physician Student or Resident Other Health Care Professional Nonmember
    $169 $159 $129 $209 $209


    *Registration fee for the ECG Basic and Advanced Workshop is $240 each for all registrants.

    Livestream Questions

    What should I expect after I register for livestream? 

    You will receive an email from ON Services, our streaming provider, the Friday before the course begins, with the link to access the livestream and course resources which include access to PDFs of presentations. ON Services will also send reminder emails one hour before the start of each day's sessions that you have registered for.

    What are the system requirements for the livestream?

    For ideal viewing and participation, you should have access to the following:

    • Computer with the minimum specifications of either Mac OS X 10.6 or Windows 7 with latest updates installed and 4 GB of RAM
    • Firefox 1.1+, Internet Explorer 10.0+, Safari 1.0+, Edge, Chrome, and Opera (please note they are not compatible with Opera Mini). They recommend upgrading your browser whenever possible.
    • High speed internet connection with a minimum and consistent internet download speed of 3 Mbps or faster. Speed tests can be tested through the website www.speedtest.net.
    • Also compatible with iOS (Apple) and Android based tablets and smartphones.

    Note: Some corporate networks and internet service providers block video transmissions by use of a firewall. If you cannot see video clips (even though your system meets the system requirements), contact your network administrator to see whether a security firewall is blocking video transmission. 

    Will the live presentations be recorded?

    Yes. You will have access to the archived recordings of the sessions you have registered for within approximately two weeks. You will have unlimited access to these sessions for six months after the course. These archived sessions are approved for enduring CME credit rather than live credit.

    What if I want to cancel my livestream registration?

    Standard AAFP live course cancellation policies still apply.

    What if I'm not satisfied with the livestream experience?

    Please contact the AAFP Member Resource Center at (800) 274-2237 or aafp@aafp.org no later than 5 p.m. CT, Monday, December 6, 2021.

    CME Credit Statement

    Participants should report CME credit only for the sessions they have registered for and completed.

    The AAFP has reviewed Care of Chronic Conditions - Livestream and deemed it acceptable for up to 26 Online Only, Live AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 12/1/2021 to 12/4/2021. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    The AAFP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The American Academy of Family Physicians designates this Online Only, Live for a maximum of 26 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    CME activities approved for AAFP credit are recognized by the AOA as equivalent to AOA Category 2 credit.
    View more credit agreements.


    Can't attend live?

    The self-study option offers you to learn on your schedule.