• Rural Health Livestream 

    Thursday, May 13 - Saturday, May 15

    • Attend the full course or choose from half-day sessions.
    • Stream on any device.
    • Register by May 3 to save up to $120.
    Rural Health Livestream

    Family medicine physicians can livestream a course designed specifically for the needs of doctors working in rural communities. Simply log in and participate from your home, office, or on the go.

    This unique format is designed in dynamic half-day sessions focused on the topics you need most including, chronic care management, behavioral health, practice management, emergencies, inpatient, and maternity care.

    Learning Objectives

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

    • Implement the latest evidence-based guidelines in a range of topics pertinent to rural family medicine practice.
    • Manage more patient needs without referral through increased knowledge.
    • Connect with other rural family physicians and healthcare professionals to forge links for on-going practice improvement and support.


    The times listed below are central time.

    Mary Krebs, MD, FAAFP, course chair

    Session #1: Thursday Morning, May 13

    7:50 - 11:30 a.m. CT
    Chronic Care Management

    • Evidence-based Treatment for Tobacco Cessation
    • Renal Disease – Hight Level; How to Handle Things When Nearest Nephrologist is Far Away
    • HIV Care
    • How to Interpret Abnormal Liver Enzymes 
    • Sleep Disorders

    Session #2: Thursday Afternoon, May 13

    12:55 - 4:30 p.m. CT
    Behavioral Health

    • Schizophrenia/Schizoaffective Disorders
    • Pediatric Depression/Anxiety
    • Developmental Disorders/Autism
    • Substance Use
    • Anxiety Disorders

    Session #3: Friday Morning, May 14

    7:55 - 11:30 a.m. CT  
    Practice Management

    • Coding Changes
    • Billing for Telehealth
    • How to Become a Rural Health Center
    • MIPS/How to Get Started in Value-based Payment
    • Care Coordination

    Session #4: Friday Afternoon, May 14

    12:55 - 4:30 p.m. CT

    • OB Emergencies for All Rural Physicians
    • Musculoskeletal Injuries that are Emergent
    • Pediatric Emergencies
    • Farm Injuries
    • Emergency Rashes

    Session #5: Saturday Morning, May 15

    7:55 - 11:30 a.m. CT

    • Coding
    • Substance Use: Withdrawal/Overdose
    • Vent Management
    • Pediatrics
    • COVID

    Session #6: Saturday Afternoon, May 15

    12:55 - 4:30 p.m. CT
    Maternity Care

    • Infertility for Rural Physicians
    • Maternal Infections
    • Breastfeeding
    • COVID & OB Update
    • Diabetes in Pregnancy

    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 May 3)
    $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, 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, May 17, 2021.

    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.