Thursday, March 19 - Saturday, March 21, 2020 | Atlanta, GA

PerformanceNavigator® Workshop
Cardiometabolic Conditions

Diabetes, Hypertension, and Dyslipidemia

Address Your Patients' Cardiometabolic Concerns

Satisfy your Family Medicine Certification's Performance Improvement and Self-Assessment activities—all in one program. Improve care among your patient panel with cardiometabolic conditions.

PerformanceNavigator blends live, expert-led didactic instruction with collaborative group-learning activities and easy-to-use online tools relating to diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidemia to help you meet all of your ABFM Performance Improvement Activities, Self-Assessment Activities, and CME requirements for one 3-year stage in one efficient program.

Learn the latest, evidence-based clinical information on diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidemia, and implement interventions to improve cardiometabolic care.

Benefit from collaboration with your colleagues from across the country, online through the PerformanceNavigator Social Learning Community as well as at the live experience.

Note: This activity is ideally designed for physicians and nurse practitioners who have a regular patient panel of 20 or more patients. If this minimum requirement is not met, physicians will not be able to receive the 20 Performance Improvement points nor 20 CME credits from the ABFM.

Atlanta, GA


Cardiometabolic Conditions

March 19-21, 2020

Atlanta, GA
Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead



Registration Fees

AAFP Member
Early Bird   $1,595
Standard    $1,795

New Physician
Early Bird   $1,495
Standard    $1,695

Nurse Practitioner (Allied Health)
Early Bird   $1,595
Standard    $1,795

Early Bird   $1,795
Standard    $1,995

Early bird ends February 19.


Note: Registrants will receive an email when modules become available to begin Step 1.

Learn more from faculty presenters about this award-winning course
Jan 2018, "Performance Navigator: Your Guide to Family Medicine Certification"
Hear what colleagues are saying about this course
Performance Navigator: See What Colleagues are Saying

Earning CME Credit

Live Workshop11.75 CME credits
3 Performance Improvement Activities
(20 credits each)
60 CME credits 
3 Medical Knowledge Assessment Videos
(5 credits each)
15 CME credits 
2 Knowledge Self-Assessment Activities (KSA) (8 credits each)16 CME credits
FP Essentials™ Online - Hypertension Update5 CME credits 

Credit is subject to change.

*Each KSA activity is approved for up to 8 AAFP Prescribed credits. While the ABFM has made the Clinical Self-Assessment (CSA) portion optional, in order to receive all 12 CME credits, you must complete the clinical simulation portion on the ABFM website within one year.


PerformanceNavigator Process

Before Workshop

Must be completed prior to attending the live workshop.

  • Login to begin activity online. (Note: You will receive an email when access to the modules become available.)
  • Choose one condition module and complete all Stage A tasks which includes:
    • Practice assessment
    • Entering patient survey & chart information
    • Answering a few case study questions to determine your baseline
  • That's it. Now you're ready to attend the live workshop.

Step 2:
Attend Live Workshop

  • Collaborate with peers and experts on deficits and case studies.
  • Identify Practice Transformation processes to improve performance.
  • Attend afternoon KSA Working Groups, or enjoy free time on your own.
  • Create your personalized action plan.

Step 3:
After Workshop

  • Implement your chosen interventions within your action plan.
  • Enter updated patient survey and chart information online.
  • Complete a post-plan practice assessment.
  • Answer case-study questions to continue your learning.
  • View Medical Knowledge Assessment Videos.
  • Complete remaining activities.

Helpful Reminders

  • Save one condition module to complete in a following year to apply against your performance improvement requirement for your next 3 year stage.
  • Must complete all elements of a condition module within 11 months of starting the module.
  • Claim CME credit as you go
  • Participate in the social learning community with peers and experts.

What's Included

PeformanceNavigator's blend of interactive online and live event learning allows you to get the most out of your time to maximize your learning.

Live Workshop

Attend the live event in a great location to learn with your peers and interact with care improvement experts for one full day and two mornings. 

  • Self-Assessment Activities - Included KSA Working Groups with a faculty-proctored ABFM clinical simulation allow you to complete your Self-Assessment Activities requirement on-site. 

Online Tools

Use easy-access informational tools to guide you through practice improvement activities, including:

  • Social Learning Community - Interact with peers and experts.
  • Medical Knowledge Assessment Videos (MKAs) - Download or stream 60 MKA videos of all three conditions featuring evidence-based best practice and discussion by expert faculty. Earn 0.25 AAFP Prescribed credits per 15 minute video.
  • Performance Improvement Module - Complete an online AAFP/AMA three-stage design tool to measure your baseline performance, apply practice improvement interventions, and reassess to gauge performance improvement. Earn 20 AAFP Prescribed credits per topic, up to 60.
  • FP Essentials™ Edition - Read the monograph online on Hypertension Update and earn up to 5 AAFP Prescribed credit.

Live Workshop Details


Focus on practice assessment, practice improvement, and evidence-based clinical knowledge of all three cardiometabolic conditions: diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidemia. Advance performance through individualized practice transformation.


Morning: Collaborate with faculty and fellow family physicians to discuss interventions. Develop your online personalized action plan to improve patient care and transform your practice.

Afternoon: Attend a KSA Working Group on hypertension or explore Atlanta.


Morning: Speak with expert faculty about the challenges you face when providing quality cardiometabolic care to your patients.

Afternoon: Attend a KSA Working Group on diabetes or explore Atlanta.


  • Participants need to bring a computer or tablet to connect to the online modules to begin work on the performance in practice action plan.
  • Course prep and post work is required (practice assessment, patient surveys, and patient chart entry).
  • Course Workbook: Upon check-in you will be given a course workbook that contains the syllabus and meeting presentations.

Event Schedule

Thursday, March 19, 2020
Thursday, March 19, 2020 : 7:00 - 8:00 a.m.Registration and Hot Breakfast
Thursday, March 19, 2020 : 8:00 - 8:45 a.m.
Introduction to PerformanceNavigator® and Practice Environment Polling
Thursday, March 19, 2020 : 8:45 - 9:15 a.m.
Considering the Patient Perspective
Thursday, March 19, 2020 : 9:15 - 9:30 a.m.Break
Thursday, March 19, 2020 : 9:30 - 10:45 a.m.Understanding Your Practice Barriers
Thursday, March 19, 2020 : 10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Evidence-Based Medicine —Diabetes
Thursday, March 19, 2020 : 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.Lunch on your own
Thursday, March 19, 2020 : 1:00 - 2:15 p.m.Evidence-Based Medicine —Hypertension
Thursday, March 19, 2020 : 2:15 - 2:45 p.m.Learning to Measure Change
Thursday, March 19, 2020 : 2:45 - 3:00 p.m.Break
Thursday, March 19, 2020 : 3:00 - 4:15 p.m.Evidence-Based Medicine —Hyperlipidemia
Thursday, March 19, 2020 : 4:15 - 4:45 p.m.Defining Clinical Need Based on Stage A Data
Friday, March 20, 2020 
Friday, March 20, 2020: 7:00 - 8:00 a.m.Hot Breakfast Provided
Friday, March 20, 2020: 8:00 - 8:05 a.m.Welcome Back
Friday, March 20, 2020: 8:05 - 9:05 a.m.Apply Evidence-Based Medicine into Practice
Friday, March 20, 2020: 9:05 - 9:35 a.m.Evidence-Based Medicine —Your Perspectives
Friday, March 20, 2020: 9:35 - 11:05 a.m.Solutions by Practice Type
Friday, March 20, 2020: 11:05 - 11:20 a.m.Break
Friday, March 20, 2020: 11:20 - 11:50 a.m.How to Submit an Action Plan in PerformanceNavigator®
Friday, March 20, 2020: 11:50 a.m. - 12:50 a.m.Lunch on your own**
Friday, March 20, 2020: 12:50 - 4:50 p.m.KSA Working Group —Hypertension
Saturday, March 21, 2020 
Saturday, March 21, 2020: 7:00 - 8:00 a.m.Hot Breakfast Provided
Saturday, March 21, 2020: 8:00 - 8:05 a.m.Welcome Back
Saturday, March 21, 2020: 8:05 - 8:50 a.m.How Will You Transform Your Practice?
Saturday, March 21, 2020: 8:50 - 9:20 a.m.  Practice Transformation: Next Steps
Saturday, March 21, 2020: 9:20 - 9:35 a.m.Break**
Saturday, March 21, 2020: 9:35 - 11:35 a.m.
KSA Working Group —Diabetes
Saturday, March 21, 2020: 11:35 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.Lunch on your own
Saturday, March 21, 2020: 12:35 - 2:35 p.m.KSA Working Group —Diabetes
Saturday, March 21, 2020: 2:35 p.m.Meeting Adjourned

Note: Times are subject to change.
*Attending the KSA Working Group is included with registration. Separate ABFM fee applies.
**Please check in at the registration desk prior to the KSA session to pick up your workbook and confirm participation in the KSA session.

Atlanta, GA

Hotel Information

Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead(
3300 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
Phone: (404) 237-1234


Rate: $199 Single/Double Occupancy 
+ current tax rate

Accommodation Cutoff -- February 19, 2020

The Grand Hyatt is within blocks of Atlanta's finest eateries and shops. The views include the cityscape, Stone Mountain, and their peaceful Japanese Zen Garden. 

Note: A limited number of rooms at the discounted group rate are available for conference registrants on a first-come, first-served basis, and cannot be guaranteed by the AAFP. 


  • Reservations include complimentary internet access in guest room, access to fitness center, and discounted self-parking at $25 per car per day/night.
  • Reservations made after February 19, 2020, will be confirmed on a rate and space available basis. The conference rate is not guaranteed for reservations made after this date.
  • Grand Hyatt Atlanta guarantees reservation by credit card. Credit cards will not be charged prior to arrival date.
  • Reservations may be cancelled without charge up to 24 hours prior to arrival.


Course Faculty

Live Workshop

Ryan David Mullins, MD, CPE, CPHQ, Course Chair, Physician Executive, Population Health, Cerner Corporation, Kansas City, Missouri

Jonathon M. Firnhaber, MD, FAAFP, Associate Professor, Residency Program Director, Department of Family Medicine, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina

Karen L. Smith, MD, PA, FAAFP, Private Solo Practice, Raeford, North Carolina

Online Modules


Steven L Milligan, MD, FAAFP, Family Physician, Centura Family Care Center, Pueblo, Colorado


Andrew C Eisenberg, MD, MHA, FAAFP, Health & Wellness Consultant, Adjunct Professor, Department of Public Health Policy Management, Sarasota, Florida


S. Lindsey Clarke, MD, FAAFP, Area Health Education Consortium Professor at Self Regional Healthcare Family Medicine Residency Program, University of South Carolina, Greenwood, South Carolina

Medical Knowledge Assessment (MKA) Videos:


Justin Edwards, MD, Family Physician, East Carolina University Physicians, Family Medicine Center, Greenville, North Carolina

Jonathon M. Firnhaber, MD, FAAFP, Associate Professor, Residency Program Director, Department of Family Medicine, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina


Gary I. Levine, MD, FAAFP, Associate Professor and Family Physician, East Carolina School of Medicine, Greenville, North Carolina

Eddie Needham, MD, FAAFP, Program Director, Family Medicine Residency at Florida Hospital, Winter Park, Florida


Alvin B. Lin, MD, FAAFP, Associate Professor, University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas, Nevada

Peter Carek, MD, MS, FAAFP, Professor and Chair, Department of Community Health & Family Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

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