• 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.
       

    As a member of the AAFP, save $100 off an AAFP product valued at $250 or more with your 2021 National Doctors Day gift. Call our Member Resource Center at (800) 274-2237 by April 30th to activate your gift. Not a member of the AAFP, learn more.

    Already registered? You may edit your registration anytime.

    Rural landscape appearing on multiple devices

    Gain practical guidance in medical issues uniquely focused on rural communities. The AAFP’s Rural Health Livestream, May 13–15, gives you the opportunity to connect with rural health experts, explore a wide range of issues, and improve your care skills—without leaving town. 

    Delve into a variety of topics, including:

    • Trauma
    • Practice management
    • COVID-19 updates
    • Maternity updates
    • Anxiety disorders
    • Substance use disorder
       

    Choose from half day sessions or complete the entire course. Log in via your favorite device to learn from expert faculty who actively practice family medicine. 

    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.

    Sessions

    Mary Krebs, MD, FAAFP, course chair

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

    The times listed below are in central time.
      

    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
    Emergencies

    • 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
    Inpatient

    • 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 in 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:

    • 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, May 17, 2021.

    CME Credit Statement

    Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.
     

    As a member of the AAFP, save $100 off an AAFP product valued at $250 or more with your 2021 National Doctors Day gift. Call our Member Resource Center at (800) 274-2237 by April 30th to activate your gift. Not a member of the AAFP, learn more.

    Already registered? You may edit your registration anytime.


    Can't attend live?

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