• Neurology and Behavioral Health for the Family Physician 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 Neurology and Behavioral Health live course scheduled for November 4–7 in Orlando, FL, to a virtual setting.

    Get the latest evidence-based information on diagnosing and treating a range of neurological and behavioral issues, designed just for family physicians.

    This unique format is designed in dynamic half-day sessions focused on the topics you need most, including:

    • Pediatric mental health, autism, and new medications for epilepsy
    • Neuropathic pain and movement disorders
    • Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias

    Simply log in and participate from your home, office, or on the go with the AAFP livestream experience.

    Why choose AAFP CME?

    • Earn live CME worth up to 20 Prescribed credits.
    • Learn from experts from multiples disciplines.
    • Improve outcomes for patients with behavioral or neurological issues.

    Learning Objectives

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

    • Develop evidence-based, primary care strategies for common neurological conditions in the care of their patients, including: Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, neuropathic pain, movement disorders, concussions, seizures, sleep disorders, and more.
    • Prepare effective plans to diagnose, treat, and manage common neurodevelopmental and behavioral health conditions seen in primary care, including: depression and anxiety disorders, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, PTSD, substance abuse, and more.
    • Educate and counsel patients on behavior modification strategies to reduce risks of complications, and improve outcomes related to their neurological and/or behavioral health.
    • Provide effective care coordination when specialist referral is required.
    • Utilize strategies to help patients overcome barriers to change in relation to disease management, including cultural competency, literacy skills and access to services or care.


    The times listed below are central time.

    Robin K. Blitz, MD, course co-chair
    Janice Knoefel, MD, MPH, course co-chair

    Session #101: Wednesday Morning, November 4

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

    • Wellness Visit Screenings and Team-Based Care – Janice Knoefel, MD, MPH
    • Collaborative Care: Substance Abuse Identification and Treatment – Tim Brown, PharmD, BCACP, FASHP & Deborah S. Plate, DO, FAAFP
    • Psychotropic Medications and Pharmacogenetics – Chrisovalantis Paxos, PharmD
    • Seizure Disorder: Adult – Kathleen Rowland, MD, MS, FAAFP

    Session #102: Wednesday Afternoon, November 4

    1:15 – 5:50 p.m. CT
    4 credits

    • Seizure Disorder: Pediatric – Marcie J. Goeden, MD
    • Tourette Syndrome – Marcie J. Goeden, MD
    • Autism Spectrum Disorders – Robin K. Blitz, MD & Kathleen Rowland, MD, MS, FAAFP
    • Migraine: Pediatrics – Marcie J. Goeden, MD

    Session #103: Thursday Morning, November 5

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

    • ADHD – Adult – Ahsan A. Naseem, MD
    • Concussion – Deepak Patel, MD
    • PTSD – Ahsan A. Naseem, MD
    • Peripheral Nerve Entrapment – Deepak Patel, MD

    Session #104: Friday Morning, November 6

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

    • Parkinson’s Disease – Janice Knoefel, MD, MPH
    • Bipolar Disorder – Ahsan A. Naseem, MD
    • Anxiety Disorders – Jay Winner, MD, FAAFP
    • Depression and Suicide – Ahsan A. Naseem, MD

    Session #105: Saturday Morning, November 7

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

    • Fatigue – A Tiresome Topic – Sheryl Beard, MD, FAAFP
    • Dementia and Delirium – Janice Knoefel, MD, MPH
    • ADHD – Pediatrics – Robin K. Blitz, MD
    • Relaxation on the Run for Doctors and Patients: Stress Reduction for Busy People – Jay Winner, MD, FAAFP

    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 25)
    $149 $139 $109 $189 $189
    Standard $169 $159 $129 $209 $209

    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, Neurology and Behavioral Health for the Family Physician, with a beginning date of November 4, 2020, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 20 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 20 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.