• Family Medicine Update Livestream

    Tue, Nov 10 - Sat, Nov 14

    • Attend the full course or choose from half-day sessions.
    • Stream on any device.
    • Register by Oct 31 to save up to $140.
       


    Get the latest evidence-based, in-depth information on family medicine you need, conveniently delivered to wherever you are via AAFP’s Livestream experience.

    Earn CME, connect with experts, and improve patient care—all in just a few days.

    As a family physician, you see your fair share of family medicine conditions. Keep up to date and immediately implement skills and recommendations from this evidence-based, family medicine-specific CME course.

    Create a flexible CME experience that works best with your needs and schedule. This unique livestream format lets you attend the full course over a few days or choose from half-day sessions focused on the topics you need most. Simply log in and participate from your home, office, or anywhere you are.

    Approved for up to 31.25 AAFP Prescribed credits - when attending all sessions.

    Learning Objectives

    At the end of this course, 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.
       

    Sessions

    The times listed below are central time.
     

    David Weismiller, MD, ScM, FAAFP, course chair

    Session #101: Tuesday Morning, November 10

    7:15 - 11:00 a.m. CT
    3.25 credits

    • US Preventive Service Task Force Update – David Weismiller, MD, ScM, FAAFP (1 credit)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis: Common Questions about Diagnosis & Management – Amy Wasserman, MD (.75 credit)
    • Q&A (.25 credit)
    • Appropriate Use of Imaging for Abdominal Pain: Case Discussions – Kyle Patrick Duff, MD (.5 credit)
    • Postpartum Major Depression – David Weismiller, MD, ScM, FAAFP (.5 credit)
    • Q&A (.25 credit)
       

    Session #102: Tuesday Afternoon, November 10

    12:15 - 5:15 p.m. CT
    4.25 credits

    • Community-Acquired Pneumonia: Determining Safe Treatment in the Outpatient Setting – Kyle Patrick Duff, MD (.75 credit)
    • Urinary Tract Infections – Rina Edi, MD (.50 credit)
    • Choosing Wisely 2020 – New Statements in First Doing No Harm – David Weismiller, MD, ScM, FAAFP (.75 credit)
    • Q&A (.25 credit)
    • ACIP 2020: Immunization Update – David Weismiller, MD, ScM, FAAFP (.75 credit)
    • Top 20 POEMS of the Past 20 Years: A Survey of Practice Changing Research for Family Medicine – David C. Slawson, MD, FAAFP (1 credit)
    • Q&A (.25 credit)
       

    Session #103: Wednesday Morning, November 11

    7:15 - 11:30 a.m. CT
    3.75 credits

    • Allergy Testing: Common Questions & Answers – Rina Edi, MD (.75 credit)
    • Bipolar Disorder: Diagnosis & Management – Kyle Patrick Duff, MD (.75 credit)
    • Q&A (.25 credit)
    • Bariatric Surgery – Lots of Options! Who, What, When, Where, Why? – Gilberto Nieves, MD (1 credit)
    • Dementia: What Leads to Brain Cell Damage? What Increases the Risk? Does Anything Decrease the Risk? – Janice E. Knoefel, MD (.75 credit)
    • Q&A (.25 credit)
       

    Session #104: Wednesday Afternoon, November 11

    12:45 - 5:00 p.m. CT
    3.75 credits

    • Preventing Falls in Older Persons – Janice E. Knoefel, MD (.5 credit)
    • Diabetic Kidney Disease: Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention – Rina Edi, MD (.75 credit)
    • Treating Vasomotor Instability – Beyond Hormone Therapy – David Weismiller, MD, ScM, FAAFP (.5 credit)
    • Q&A (.25 credit)
    • HIV Screening and Prevention – David Weismiller, MD, ScM, FAAFP (.75 credit)
    • Polypharmacy: Deprescribing for Patient Safety – Rachel Franklin, MD, FAAFP (.75 credit)
    • Q&A (.25 credit)
       

    Session #105: Thursday Morning, November 12

    7:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CT
    4.25 credits

    • Hepatitis C:  Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment – Thad Wilkins, MD, FAAFP (.75 credit)
    • Pharmacotherapy 2020 – Timothy Brown, PharmD (.75 credit)
    • Q&A (.25 credit)
    • Peptic Ulcer Disease, Non-ulcer Dyspepsia, and Helicobacter Pylori – Thad Wilkins, MD, FAAFP (.75 credit)
    • Insomnia Drugs & the Pitfalls – Timothy Brown, PharmD (.75 credit)
    • Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding: Diagnosis & Treatment – Thad Wilkins, MD, FAAFP (.75 credit)
    • Q&A (.25 credit)
       

    Session #106: Thursday Afternoon, November 12

    ECG Interpretation Workshop – Jonathon Firnhaber, MD, FAAFP
    1:30 - 4:30 p.m. CT
    $240
    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.
    • Apply basic ECG interpretation skills to advanced rhythms including heart block, tachyarrhythmias, and others.
    • Discuss clinical management of patients experiencing abnormal ECG rhythms.
       

    Session #107: Friday Morning, November 13

    7:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CT
    4.25 credits

    • Over the Counter Drug Review – Timothy Brown, PharmD (.75 credit)
    • Cardiovascular Risk Reduction: The End of Aspirin Use for Primary Prevention – Jonathon Firnhaber, MD, FAAFP (.75 credit)
    • Q&A (.25 credit)
    • Syncope Case Studies – Jonathon Firnhaber, MD, FAAFP (.75 credit)
    • Meniscal Injury Across the Age Spectrum – Joseph P. Garry, MD, FAAFP (.75 credit)
    • Skin Cancer and Premalignant Skin Lesions:  Diagnosis & Treatment – Jonathon Firnhaber, MD, FAAFP (.75 credit)
    • Q&A (.25 credit)
       

    Session #108: Friday Afternoon, November 13

    ECG Interpretation Workshop – Jonathon Firnhaber, MD, FAAFP
    1:30 - 4:30 p.m. CT
    $240
    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.
    • Apply basic ECG interpretation skills to advanced rhythms including heart block, tachyarrhythmias, and others.
    • Discuss clinical management of patients experiencing abnormal ECG rhythms.
       

    Session #109: Saturday Morning, November 14

    7:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CT
    4.75 credits

    • Acupuncture for Pain – Robert Kelly, MD, MS (.75 credit)
    • Update on Sports Related Concussion: What do I need to Know? – Joseph P. Garry, MD, FAAFP (.75 credit)
    • Preoperative Assessment in Older Adults: A Comprehensive Approach – Alvin B. Lin, MD, FAAFP (.75 credit)
    • Q&A (.25 credit)
    • Shoulder Pain Management – Joseph P. Garry, MD, FAAFP (.5 credit)
    • Transgender Health Care – David Weismiller, MD, ScM, FAAFP (.75 credit)
    • Spinal Stenosis: What You Need to Know – Joseph P. Garry, MD, FAAFP (.75 credit)
    • Q&A (.25 credit)

    The times listed above are central time.
     

    Note: Session information is subject to change.

    Fee Per Session*

      AAFP Member New Physician Student or Resident Other Health Care Professional Nonmember
    Early Bird
    (ends October 31)
    $149 $139 $109 $189 $189
    Standard $169 $159 $129 $209 $209

     

    *Registration fee for the ECG Interpretation Workshop is $240 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 day 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:

    • 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 16, 2020.

    CME Credit Statement

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

    The AAFP has reviewed Family Medicine Update - Livestream and deemed it acceptable for up to 31.25 Online Only, Live AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 11/10/2020 to 11/14/2020. 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 31.25 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.