• Emergency and Urgent Care Livestream 

    Wed, Nov 4 - Sat, Nov 7

    • Attend the full course or choose from half-day sessions.
    • Stream on any device.
    • Register by Oct 25 to save up to $100.

    After careful consideration, the AAFP has decided to transition the Emergency and Urgent Care course scheduled for November 4-7 in Orlando, FL, to a virtual setting.

    Get the latest evidence-based, in-depth information, conveniently delivered to wherever you are via AAFP’s livestream experience.

    This unique format is designed in half-day sessions focused on the topics you need most, including COVID-19, syncope, assessment of acutely ill elderly patients, and acute pain management. Simply log in and participate from your home, office, or on the go.

    It’s crucial to know the latest treatment options when you’re dealing with urgent and emergency cases. Hone your cardiovascular diagnostic skills with optional workshops on basic and advanced ECG Interpretation.

    Why choose AAFP CME?

    • Earn up to 27 live CME Prescribed credits designed just for family physicians.
    • Connect with acute care experts.
    • Improve your emergency and urgent care skills.

    Learning Objectives

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

    • Prepare treatment plans for patients who present to emergency departments and/or urgent care clinics.
    • Evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients with acute health needs affecting any number of body systems, including cardiovascular, respiratory, neurological, maternity, psychological, or musculoskeletal conditions.
    • Incorporate emergency plans into practice, including written protocols and necessary equipment/tools for treatment.


    The times listed below are in central time.

    Alan Ehrlich, MD, course chair
    Vu Kiet Tran, MD, MHSc(Ed), MBA, CHE, course chair

    Session #101: Wednesday Morning, November 4

    7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CT
    4 credits

    • Pulmonary Embolism/Deep Vein Thrombosis and Thrombophlebitis – Alan Ehrlich, MD
    • Sepsis Recognition and ER Management – Ahmed Mian, MD
    • Respiratory Failure – Maj. Brian Shahan, MD, FAAFP, DFPHM
    • Fatal Headaches – Vu Kiet Tran, MD, MHSc(Ed), MBA

    Session #102: Wednesday Afternoon, November 4

    1:15 - 5:45 p.m. CT
    4 credits

    • Cellulitis and Cellulitis Mimics – Vu Kiet Tran, MD, MHSc(Ed), MBA, CHE
    • Acute Markedly Elevated Blood Pressure – Ahmed Mian, MD
    • Dizziness and Vertigo – Alan Ehrlich, MD
    • Syncope: An Innovative Approach to Assessment in the ER/UC – Vu Kiet Tran, MD, MHSc(Ed), MBA, CHE 

    Session #103: Thursday Morning, November 5

    7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CT
    4 credits

    • Vascular Emergencies – Vu Kiet Tran, MD, MHSc(Ed), MBA, CHE
    • Common Acute Eye Presentations – Ahmed Mian, MD
    • Pediatric Emergencies – Kim Yu, MD, FAAFP
    • Approach to the Agitated Patient in the ED and Acute Care Setting – Mark A. Graber, MD, MSHCE, FACEP

    Session #104: Thursday Afternoon, November 5

    ECG Interpretation Workshop (Basic) – Vu Kiet Tran, MD, MHSc(Ed), MBA, CHE 
    1:30 - 4:30 p.m. CT
    3 credits

    • Identify basic arrhythmias.
    • Using a systematic approach, accurately interpret an ECG.

    Session #105: Friday Morning, November 6

    7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CT
    4 credits

    • Top 10 Hot Topics This Year – Kim Yu, MD, FAAFP; Mark A. Graber, MD, MSHCE, FACEP; Deepak Patel, MD, FAAFP, FACSM
    • Acute Abdominal Pain – Paul D. Simmons, MD, FAAFP
    • Commonly Missed Orthopedic X-Rays – Deepak Patel, MD, FAAFP, FACSM
    • Metacognition and Error Avoidance – Mark A. Graber, MD, MSHCE, FACEP

    Session #106: Friday Afternoon, November 6

    ECG Interpretation Workshop (Advanced) – Vu Kiet Tran, MD, MHSc(Ed), MBA, CHE 
    1:30 - 4:30 p.m. CT
    3 credits

    • Systematically analyze ECG results for subtle fatal conditions.  
    • Identify cardiac infarct precursors in an ECG.   
    • Point out ECG findings of pulmonary embolism.

    Session #107: Saturday Morning, November 7

    7:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. CT
    5 credits

    • Interventions to Abandon in the ER & UC – Paul D. Simmons, MD, FAAFP; Mark A. Graber, MD, MSHCE, FACEP
    • Acute Foot Injuries – Deepak Patel, MD, FAAFP, FACSM
    • Animal Bites and Stings – Paul D. Simmons, MD, FAAFP
    • Assessment of the Acutely Ill Elderly Patient – Alan Ehrlich, MD
    • COVID-19 Update – Kyle Leonard, MD

    Fee Per Session*

      AAFP Member New Physician Student or Resident Other Health Care Professional Nonmember
    Early Bird
    (ends October 25)
    $149 $139 $109 $189 $189
    Standard $169 $159 $129 $209 $209

    *Registration fee for the ECG Workshops are $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, two days prior to the course, with the link to access the livestream and course page. 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:

    • Adobe Flash Plug-in
    • Firefox 1.1+, Internet Explorer 10.0+, Safari 1.0+. Edge, Chrome, and Opera.
    • High speed internet connection with a consistent internet download speed of 3 Mbps
    • Compatible with a computer with the minimum specifications of either Mac IS x 10.6 or Windows 7 with latest updates installed and 4 GB of RAM.
    • Also compatible with all modern mobile browsers; iOS (Apple) and Android based tablets and smartphones.

    You may test the speed and performance of your internet connection at www.speedtest.net.

    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 online access to the sessions you have registered for approximately two weeks after the streaming course. You will have unlimited access to these sessions for six months after the course. These archive sessions will have CME credit and will be reported as enduring not 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, November 9, 2020.

    CME Credit Statement

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

    This Live activity, Emergency and Urgent Care, with a beginning date of November 4, 2020, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 27 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. 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 Live activity for a maximum of 27 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.

    Already registered for the course? You may edit your registration online to add a session.

    Can't attend live?

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