• Family Medicine Update Live Course

    Monday, June 6 - Friday, June 10, 2022

    Loews Vanderbilt Hotel
    Nashville, TN

    • Reconnect in person with your family medicine peers
    • Implement the latest care strategies into your practice now
    • Enjoy the energy and excitement of America’s Music City—Nashville, TN

    We're sorry, this course is sold out.

    On-site registration is not available.
    We recommend AAFP FMX, Sept 20-23 in Washington, DC as another option
    to reconnect and join your family medicine peers.

    Already registered? You may edit your registration anytime.

    NOTE: All attendees must meet the AAFP’s health and safety protocols.

    With thousands of medical studies being conducted each year, it’s difficult to keep up with all the new patient care recommendations and strategies. It can take some physicians 10 years to fully adopt these advances into their practice.

    Be a family medicine leader.

    Expert faculty will focus on 30 topic areas covering the depth and breadth of patients and conditions you treat every day, including:

    • 2021 Top POEMS
    • CDC STI guidelines
    • Smoking cessation
    • SARS COV-2: Cardiac issues and return to play
    • Severe asymptomatic hypertension

    CME Credits
    Earn up to 34 CME credits and improve patient care—all in just a few days.

    Learning Objectives

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

    • Demonstrate an understanding of common clinical problems seen in family medicine.
    • Construct evidence-based strategies to diagnose and treat common conditions in practice.
    • Prepare plans to address emerging public health topics that patients may present or be concerned with in practice.
    • State current guidelines, USPSTF, AAFP, etc., and screening recommendations for selected clinical problems. 


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    Monday, June 6, 2022
    6:15 a.m.  Registration and Breakfast Provided
    7:15 a.m. Welcome and Overview
    7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. General Sessions
    12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch on Your Own
    1:30 - 5:15 p.m. General Sessions


    Tuesday, June 7, 2022
    7:00 a.m.  Breakfast Provided
    7:25 a.m. Welcome and Overview
    7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. General Sessions
    12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch on Your Own
    1:00 - 5:00 p.m. General Sessions


    Wednesday, June 8, 2022
    7:00 a.m.  Breakfast Provided
    7:25 a.m. Welcome and Overview
    7:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. General Sessions
    12:15 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch on Your Own - Regular Sessions Adjourn
    1:15 - 3:15 p.m. Workshops**


    Thursday, June 9, 2022
    7:00 a.m.  Breakfast Provided
    7:25 a.m. Welcome and Overview
    7:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. General Sessions
    12:15 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch on Your Own - Regular Sessions Adjourn
    1:15 - 3:15 p.m. Workshops**


    Friday, June 10, 2022
    7:00 a.m.  Breakfast Provided
    7:25 a.m. Welcome and Overview
    7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. General Sessions
    12:00 p.m. Course Adjourns

    ** Separate registration and fee required.

    The schedule is subject to change.


    The following topics are subject to change.                                                                                                                                                                          

    • ACIP 2020: Immunization Update
    • Antithrombotic Strategies in Patients with CAD and Hypertension
    • Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain
    • Counseling Patients with Unintended Pregnancy
    • Diabetes – Strategies in Treatment
    • Evaluating LFTS: It’s as Easy as 1-2-3
    • Foot Pain: Clinical Clues, Diagnostic Strategies, and Treatment Principles
    • Management of Fever in Infants and Children
    • Management of Hypertriglyceridemia
    • Management of Patients with Gout
    • Managing Obesity to Improve Health. New Drugs, Old Drugs
    • Optimizing Pharmacologic Management of COPD
    • Osteoporosis – Screening and Treatment
    • Peripheral Neuropathy: Diagnosis and Treatment
    • Pharmacologic Management of Agitation in Patients with Dementia
    • Pharmacologic Therapy for Acute Pain
    • Pharmacotherapy 2022
    • Photo Rounds – What is the Diagnosis and What is the Treatment?
    • Point of Care Ultrasonography – An Evolving Tool
    • Preventing Hospitalization in Heart Failure Patients
    • Quaternary Prevention – New Statements from Choosing Wisely
    • SARS COV-2—Cardiac Issues and Return to Physical Activity
    • Severe Asymptomatic Hypertension: Evaluation and Treatment
    • Smoking Cessation – Current Options
    • STI Guidelines – The 2021 CDC Report
    • Therapies for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
    • Tinnitus: Diagnosis and Management
    • Top 20 POEMS of the Year: A Survey of Practice Changing Research for Family Medicine
    • Topical Corticosteroids: Choice and Application
    • Treating Alcohol Use Disorder in a Primary Care Office: Yes We Can!
    • Treatment of Benign Skin Lesions. “I don’t like that…”
    • Treatments for Sciatica (MSK)
    • Treatments for Symptoms of the Common Cold. What Works?
    • US Preventive Service Task Force Update

    Clinical Procedure Workshops/Workshops (Separate registration and fee required.):

    • ECG Interpretation (Basic)
    • ECG Interpretation (Advanced)
    • Joint Injection

    Registration Fee

    AAFP Member New Physician Student or Resident Other Health Care Professional Nonmember
    $1,295 $1,245 $975 $1,295 $1,675

    A printed syllabus may be purchased for $79.95 during registration. All registrants will have access to an online version of the syllabus at the conference.

    The registration fee for the ECG Basic, ECG Advanced, and Joint Injection sessions is $160 each for all registrants.


    Clinical Procedure Workshop/Workshop Sessions

    Separate registration and fee are required to attend a session. Select a session during registration.

    ECG Interpretation (Basic)
    Wednesday, June 8; 1:15 - 3:15 p.m.

    Joint Injection
    Clinical Procedure Workshop
    (Same as Thursday's session)
    Wednesday, June 8; 1:30 - 3:15 p.m.

    ECG Interpretation (Advanced)
    Thursday, June 9; 1:15 - 3:15 pm

    Joint Injection
    Clinical Procedure Workshop
    (Same as Wednesday's session)
    Thursday, June 9; 1:15 - 3:15 p.m.

    Invited Faculty

    David Glenn Weismiller, MD, ScM, FAAFP, Course Chair - Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada

    Suraj Achar, MD, FAAFP - Professor Department of Family Medicine, University of California School of Medicine

    Justin Bailey, MD, FAAFP - Physician, Family Medicine Residency of Idaho, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine

    Timothy Brown, PharmD, BCACP, FASHP - Director, Interprofessional Education, Dean's Office, University of Georgia College of Pharmacy, Adjunct Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology, August University, Athens, Georgia

    Shawn K. Conner, MD - Assistant Clinical Professor, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan

    Jason Domagalski, MD, FAAFP - Physician, Founding Program Director for Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

    Jonathon M. Firnhaber, MD, MAEd, MBA, FAAFP - Associate Professor, Residency Director,  Department of Family Medicine, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina

    Rebecca Hayes, MD, MBA-HM, CPE, FAAFP - Vice-Chair of Clinical and Community Operations, Department of Family Medicine, Assistant Specialty Medical Director, Community Clinics, Emerging Care Model Division. Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, UNC School of Medicine

    Brian V. Joachims, MD, FAAFP - Family Medicine Physician, Rheumatology Consultant, Chickasaw Nation Department of Health, Ada, Oklahoma

    Gilberto Nieves, MD - Family Medicine Hospitalist, Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, Family Medicine Residency Program, Fort Hood, Texas

    Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar, MD, MPH, FAAFP


    The course will take place at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel. The hotel rooms are SOLD OUT but see alternative hotel options below.

    Loews Vanderbilt Hotel

    2100 West End Avenue
    Nashville, TN 37203
    Phone: (800) 235-6397

    Alternative Hotels

    No AAFP rate is available for these hotels.

    Hyatt House Nashville at Vanderbilt (Closest to Loews Vanderbilt Hotel)
    2100 Hayes Street, Nashville, TN 37203
    Phone: (615) 320-9000

    Kimpton Aertson Hotel
    2021 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203
    Phone: (855) 546-7866

    Homewood Suites Vanderbilt
    2400 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203
    Phone: (615) 340-8000


    Loews Vanderbilt Nashville Hotel

    CME Credit Statement

    The AAFP has reviewed Family Medicine Update and deemed it acceptable for up to 34 Live AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 6/6/2022 to 6/10/2022. 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 34 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 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.

    Following this CME activity, participants will have the opportunity to earn an additional two Prescribed credits for participation in each Translation to Practice® exercise. Information on Translation to Practice® will be shared within the activity.  

    Can't attend live?

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