• Family Medicine Update with AFP Case Studies Livestream

    Monday, December 6 - Friday, December 10

    • Attend the full course or choose from themed half-day sessions.
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    Learn the latest proven strategies during this five-day livestream course moderated by David Weismiller, MD, ScM, FAAFP. He’ll present the best recorded faculty presentations from the 2021 Family Medicine Update covering the topics you see most in practice—now grouped by common themes into half-day sessions so it’s easier than ever to find exactly what you need.

    Earn up to 25.75 live CME credits.

    Plus: Live and All New for This Livestream!

    Learn how to apply key learnings from American Family Physician to your patient care with AFP Case Studies: From Research to Practice. The authors of our most popular journal articles will present case studies and answer your questions in real time. AFP Editor-in-Chief Sumi Sexton, MD, FAAFP, will moderate two workshops offered Monday and Tuesday afternoons.

    Earn up to 8 live CME credits.

    Learning Objectives

    Family Medicine Update
    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 and screening recommendations for selected clinical problems.

    AFP Case Studies: From Research to Practice
    At the end of this course, you will be able to:

    • Evaluate the evidence surrounding the screening, diagnosis, treatment, and management of acute and chronic conditions seen in primary care.
    • Develop evidence-based health promotion/disease prevention plans for patients across the lifespan, incorporating current AAFP and USPSTF recommendations.
    • Consider strategies to address barriers to care and health equity for patients seen in primary care.
    • Implement evidence-based recommendations into practice to improve patient care.

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    Sessions

    David Weismiller, MD, ScM, FAAFPmoderator
    Sumi Sexton, MD, FAAFP, AFP Editor-in-Chief, moderator for AFP Case Studies sessions

    Each session has a scheduled Q&A and a break.

    The times listed are central time.

    Session #1: Monday morning, December 6

    Select Topics in Imaging, Eye Health, Asthma, and the Use of Systemic Corticosteroids
    7:25 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CT
    4.25 credits

    • Top POEMS of the Past Year – David C. Slawson, MD, FAAFP
    • Imaging in Headaches – Kyle Patrick Duff, MD
    • Imaging in Chronic Abdominal Pain – Kyle Patrick Duff, MD
    • Red Eye – Shawn Conner, MD
    • Asthma – Kyle Patrick Duff, MD
    • Short-Term Systemic Corticosteroids: Appropriate Use in Primary Care – David C. Slawson, MD, FAAFP

     

    Session #8: Monday afternoon, December 6

    AFP Case Studies: From Research to Practice, Part 1
    12:55 - 5:15 p.m. CT
    4 credits

    Click on the topics below to read the AFP article.

    Session #2: Tuesday morning, December 7

    Select Topics in CGM, Peripheral Arterial Disease, Gallbladder Disease, GI Disorders, and Sepsis.
    7:25 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CT
    4.25 credits

    • Continuous Glucose Monitoring – Timothy Brown, PharmD, BCACP, FASHP 
    • Gallbladder Disease:  Cholecystitis, Choledocholithiasis, and Cholangitis – Thad Wilkins, MD, MBA, FAAFP
    • Sepsis: Diagnosis and Management – Gaurav Parmar, MD, MPH, FAAFP
    • Functional GI Disorders:  Diagnosis and Treatment – Thad Wilkins, MD, MBA, FAAFP
       

    Session #9: Tuesday afternoon, December 7

    AFP Case Studies: From Research to Practice, Part 2
    12:55 - 5:15 p.m. CT
    4 credits

    Click on the topics below to read the AFP article.

    Session #3: Wednesday morning, December 8

    Select Topics in Musculoskeletal Care and Pregnancy
    7:25 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CT
    4.25 credits

    • Pain Management for Knee Osteoarthritis: When It Hurts Just to Walk – Brian V. Joachims, MD, FAAFP
    • Management of Rotator Cuff Injuries – Joseph P. Garry, MD, FAAFP, FACSM
    • Osteoporosis Treatment Update – Brian V. Joachims, MD, FAAFP
    • Tendinopathy: “itis” vs “osis” – Joseph P. Garry, MD, FAAFP, FACSM
    • The New Rheumatoid Arthritis Patient – Establishing DX/Initiating TX – Brian V. Joachims, MD, FAAFP
    • Are You Ready for Pregnancy? – David Glenn Weismiller, MD, ScM, FAAFP
        

    Session #4: Wednesday afternoon, December 8

    ECG Interpretation (Basic) – Jonathon M. Firnhaber, MD, MAEd, MBA, FAAFP
    Optional Session
    1:00 - 3:00 p.m. CT
    $160
    2 credits

    • Describe the normal cardiac anatomy and physiology, and normal electrical conduction through the heart.
    • Relate normal cardiac electro-physiology to corresponding findings on the ECG.
    • Apply knowledge of basic ECG findings to recognize bundle branch and fascicular blocks.
       

    Session #5: Thursday morning, December 9

    Select Topics in Sexual/Reproductive Health, Chronic Kidney Disease Management, and Adolescent/Child Conduct Disorder
    7:25 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. CT
    4.25 credits

    • Female Sexual Dysfunction: Low Libido vs Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder – Ann Klega, MD
    • Contraception for Adolescents – Melanie VanDemark, MD, FAAFP, ABOM
    • Conduct Disorder in Children and Adolescents: Recognize it and Intervene – Melanie VanDemark, MD, FAAFP, ABOM
    • Photo Rounds!  What is the Diagnosis and Treatment? – Shawn Conner, MD
       

    Session #6: Thursday afternoon, December 9

    ECG Interpretation (Advanced) - Jonathon M. Firnhaber, MD, MAEd, MBA, FAAFP
    Optional Session
    1:15 – 3:15 p.m. CT
    $160
    2 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 basic clinical management of patients experiencing abnormal ECG rhythms.
       

    Session #7: Friday morning, December 10

    Select Topics in VTE Prophylaxis, Anticoagulation, Cancer Screening, and Transgender Care
    7:25 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. CT
    4.5 credits

    • VTE Prophylaxis in the Hospitalized Patient.  Does the Admitting Diagnosis Make a Difference to Your Approach – Jonathon M. Firnhaber, MD, MAEd, MBA, FAAFP
    • Anal Cancer Screening –David Glenn Weismiller, MD, ScM, FAAFP
    • DOACs in Patients with CAD.  Where Do They Fit In? – Jonathon M. Firnhaber, MD, MAEd, MBA, FAAFP
    • Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health (Panel) – David Glenn Weismiller, MD, ScM, FAAFP
       

    Registration Fee Per Session*

      AAFP Member New Physician Student or Resident Other Health Care Professional Nonmember
    Early Bird
    (ends November 26)
    $149 $139 $109 $189 $189
    Standard $169 $159 $129 $209 $209


    *Registration fee for the ECG Basic and Advanced workshop is $160 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 13, 2021.

    CME Credit Statements

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

    The AAFP has reviewed Family Medicine Livestream Rebroadcast and deemed it acceptable for up to 25.75 Online Only, Live AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 12/6/2021 to 12/10/2021. 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 25.75 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.

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    The AAFP has reviewed AFP Case Studies: From Research to Practice Livestream and deemed it acceptable for up to 8 Online Only, Live AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 12/6/2021 to 12/7/2021. 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 8 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.

    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.

    Already registered? You may edit your registration anytime.


    Can't attend live?

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