Wednesday, November 14 - Saturday, November 17, 2018 | Bonita Springs, FL

Emergency and Urgent Care Live Course

Save $100 when you register by October 14.

Improve patient satisfaction while learning the latest required emergency care updates. Learn best practices on relevant clinical topics, including adolescent depression and suicide, transgender patient care, cellulitis, dizziness, vertigo, and more.

Course Details

Attend Emergency and Urgent Care

Wednesday, November 14- Saturday, November 17, 2018

Fort Myers/Naples (Bonita Springs), FL
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa

OCTOBER 14, 2018.



Registration Fees

AAFP Member
Early Bird   $795
Standard    $895

New Physicians
Early Bird   $745
Standard    $845

Student or Resident
Early Bird   $545
Standard    $645

Allied Health
Early Bird   $795
Standard    $895

Early Bird   $1,095
Standard    $1,195


Earning CME Credit

Approved for up to 28 AAFP Prescribed credits - 20 for attending the course and another 8 for participating in optional sessions (additional fees and registration apply). View all statements and agreements »

Learning Objectives

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

  • Prepare treatment plans for patients who present to emergency departments and/or urgent care clinics.
  • Evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients with acute health needs affecting any number of body systems, including cardiovascular, respiratory, neurological, maternity, psychological, or musculoskeletal conditions.
  • Incorporate emergency plans into practice, including written protocols and necessary equipment/tools for treatment.

Event Schedule

Download the complete schedule(4 page PDF), which includes session times, topics, and faculty.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 : 6:30 - 7:30 a.m. Registration/Hot Breakfast Provided
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 : 7:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.General Sessions
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 : 12:15 - 1:45 p.m.Lunch on Your Own
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 : 1:45 - 5:00 p.m.General Sessions
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Thursday, November 15, 2018: 7:00 - 7:40 a.m. Hot Breakfast Provided
Thursday, November 15, 2018: 7:40 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.General Sessions
Thursday, November 15, 2018: 12:15 - 1:30 p.m.Lunch on Your Own
Thursday, November 15, 2018: 1:30 - 6:00 p.m.Optional Sessions*
Friday, November 16, 2018
Friday, November 16, 2018: 7:00 - 7:40 a.m. Hot Breakfast Provided
Friday, November 16, 2018: 7:40 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.General Sessions
Friday, November 16, 2018: 12:15 - 1:30 p.m.Lunch on Your Own
Friday, November 16, 2018: 1:30 - 6:00 p.m.Optional Sessions*
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Saturday, November 17, 2018 : 7:00 - 7:40 a.m. Hot Breakfast Provided
Saturday, November 17, 2018 : 7:40 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.General Sessions
Saturday, November 17, 2018 : 12:15 p.m.Course Adjourn

* Separate registration and fee required.
Note: Times are subject to change.


Note: Topics are subject to change.

  • Adolescent Depression & Suicide
  • Animal Bites & Stings
  • Medical-Legal Considerations in the Emergency Department & Urgent Care
  • Common Skin Rashes
  • Blast Topic: Electrolyte Imbalance – Magnesium, Potassium, Sodium, Calcium
  • Care of Transgender Patients in the ER & Urgent Care
  • Cellulitis & Cellulitis Mimics
  • Dental Pain & Injuries
  • Dizziness & Vertigo
  • Dysuria & Urinary Tract Infections
  • Fatal Headaches
  • Gastrointestinal Emergencies – Acute Abdominal Pain
  • HIV Prophylaxis Guidelines
  • International Traveler Disease Recognition Update
  • Metacognition and Medical Decision Making: Taking Steps to Avoid Bias
  • Interventions to Abandon in the ER/Urgent Care
  • OB Emergencies
  • Pediatric Emergencies
  • STOP Sports Injuries: Pediatric Overuse Injury Prevention & Treatment
  • Stroke & Stroke Mimics
  • Top 10 Hot Topics this Year
  • Vascular Emergencies

How to Add Optional Sessions

Separate registration and fee required to attend an optional session. Seats are limited and are only available to course registrants. Select a session during online registration.

Already registered for the course? You may now edit your registration online to add a optional session. Register now »

Optional Sessions

ECG Interpretation (Basic)

(#101) Thursday, November 15, 2018, 1:30 – 5:30 p.m.

  • Describe the normal cardiac anatomy and physiology, and normal electrical conduction through the heart.
  • Recognize various dysrhythmias on ECG and relate cause, significance, symptoms and treatment.


(#102) Thursday, November 15, 2018, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

  • Explain the principles of mindful practice.
  • Identify ways the mindfulness based interventions may help both self-wellbeing, and improve patient outcomes.
  • Determine ways to incorporate mindfulness within your own practice.
  • Practice contemplative exercises including self-awareness and reflective questioning.

Point of Care Ultrasound (Basic Skills & FAST Exam)

(#103) Thursday, November 15, 2018, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. or
(#106) Friday, November 16, 2018, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

  • Identify the most common conditions and injuries that are detectable with ultrasound.
  • Explain how bedside ultrasound may be used to reduce the time to actionable diagnosis.
  • Show the regions and probe positions of the FAST exam.
  • Interpret diagnostic imaging results and render treatment accordingly.

Point of Care Ultrasound (Vascular Access)

(#104) Thursday, November 15, 2018, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. or
(#107) Friday, November 16, 2018, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

  • Explain the benefits and applications for ultrasound-guided vascular access
  • Demonstrate equipment set-up and probe positioning
  • Demonstrate proper needle guidance technique

ECG Interpretation (Advanced)

(#105) Friday, November 16, 2018, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

  • Apply basic ECG interpretation skills to advanced rhythms including heart block, tachyarrhythmias, and rhythms in cardiac arrest.
  • Discuss clinical management of patients experiencing abnormal ECG rhythms.

Invited Faculty

Theodor W. Pesch, MD, PhD, Course Chair, Wilmington, Delaware

Mark A. Graber, MD, MSHCE, FACEP, Professor of Emergency and Family Medicine, University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, Solon, Iowa

Darren G. Levin, PhD, Licensed Psychologist; Clinical Assistant Professor, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Clinical Director at Valley Forge Educational Services, Malvern, Pennsylvania

Ahmed Mian, Hon.B.Sc., B.Ed., M.D. (CCFP-EM), Staff Emergency Physician Humber River Hospital (HRH) and University Health Network (UHN); Medical Director, Medical Undergraduate/Graduate; HRH; Investigative Coroner, Province of Ontario; Faculty Member DFCM/EM University of Toronto and Queens’ University

Deepak Patel, MD, FAAFP, FACSM, Director of Sports Medicine, Rush-Copley Family Medicine Residency, Aurora, Illinois; Assistant Professor, Rush Medical College, Chicago, Illinois; Medical Director, Rush-Copley Sports Medicine, Aurora, Illinois; Family Medicine and Sports Medicine, Yorkville Primary Care, Yorkville, Illinois

Paul D. Simmons, MD, FAAFP, Faculty Physician, St. Mary’s Family Medicine Residency Program

Kelly Sinclair, MD, FAAP, FACEP, Associate Professor of Pediatrics; Division of Emergency and Urgent Care Services; Section on Child Abuse and Neglect; Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri

Darrell Townsend, JD, Howell & Fisher, PLLC, Nashville, Tennessee

Vu Kiet Tran, MD MHSc(Ed) MBA CHE, Emergency staff, University Health Network; Medical Director, UHN/St-Hilda partnership, Transitional Care Program; Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

David Weismiller, MD, ScM, FAAFP, Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Medicine, Las Vegas, Nevada

Kim Yu, MD, FAAFP, Director, Quality & Practice, Ambulatory/Urgent Care Division, CEP America

Course Materials

Registration includes online access to the syllabus and other on-site resources one week before the course. A hard copy of the syllabus may be purchased for $60 when registering for the course. A limited number of syllabuses will be available for purchase on site. Additional information will be provided by email after you register.

Hotel Information

The following hotel is available for accommodations during this course. Contact the hotel to make arrangements for your stay.

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa(
5001 Coconut Road
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
Phone: (888) 421-1442

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

Accommodation Cutoff -- October 14, 2018

CME Course in Bonita Springs, FL

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 made after October 14, 2018, will be confirmed on a rate and space available basis. The conference rate is not guaranteed for reservations made after this date.
  • Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa guarantees reservation by credit card. Credit cards will not be charged prior to scheduled arrival date.
  • Reservations may be cancelled without charge up to 24 hours prior to arrival.
  • Waived resort fee (valued at $25 per room per night)
  • Complimentary wireless internet access in guest rooms.
  • Complimentary access to fitness center.
  • Complimentary self-parking for attendees.

Airline Reservations

When making airline reservations, we encourage you to fly into Fort Myers.

CME Credit Statement

This Live activity, Emergency and Urgent Care, with a beginning date of October 14, 2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 28 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 28 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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