Wednesday, October 9 - Saturday, October 12, 2019

Emergency and Urgent Care Livestream

Experience streaming from your home or office. Improve patient satisfaction, while learning the latest required emergency care updates. Learn best practices on relevant clinical topics, including pediatric fevers, medical and legal considerations, stroke, vascular emergencies, cellulitis, and more.

Online Streaming CME Course

Emergency and Urgent Care

October 9 - 12, 2019

Streaming from San Antonio, TX
(Central Time)



Registration Fees

AAFP Member

New Physician

Student or Resident

Allied Health



Experience streaming with the AAFP

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Live Option

Attend this course in San Antonio, TX October 9-12. Learn more »

Earn Credit

Approved for up to 20 AAFP Prescribed credits. 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.

Live Streaming Schedule

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

(All times are Central Time)

Wednesday, October 9
Wednesday, October 9 : 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Presentations
Wednesday, October 9 : 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.Presentations
Thursday, October 10
Thursday, October 10: 7:40 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.Presentations
Thursday, October 10: Afternoon - On Your Own 
Friday, October 11
Friday, October 11: 7:40 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.Presentations
Friday, October 11: Afternoon - On Your Own 
Saturday, October 12
Saturday, October 12 : 7:40 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.Presentations
Saturday, October 12 : 12:15 p.m.Course Adjourn

Note: Times are subject to change.


Note: Topics are subject to change.

  • Animal Bites and Stings
  • Best Practices Recap
  • Care of Transgender Patients in the ER & UC
  • Cellulitis and Cellulitis Mimics
  • Common Skin Rashes
  • Dental Pain and Injuries
  • Dizziness and Vertigo
  • Dysuria and Urinary Tract Infections
  • Electrolyte Imbalance – Magnesium, Potassium, Sodium, Calcium
  • Fatal Headaches
  • Gastrointestinal Emergencies – Acute Abdominal Pain
  • HIV Prophylaxis Guidelines
  • International Traveler Disease Recognition Update
  • Interventions to Abandon in the ER/UC
  • Metacognition and Medical Decision Making: Taking Steps to Avoid Bias
  • OB Emergencies
  • Patient Satisfaction and Health Care Literacy
  • Pediatric Emergencies
  • Pediatric Fevers
  • Physician Wellness: Tools to Combat Burn-out
  • RSV Bronchiolitis
  • Reducing Inappropriate Antibiotic Usage
  • Stroke and Stroke Mimics
  • Stump the Expert – Panel Discussion
  • Top 10 Hot Topics this Year
  • Vascular Emergencies


Invited Faculty

Alan Ehrlich, MD, FAAFPCourse co-chair, Associate Professor, Family and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School; Urgent Care Physician, Reliant Medical Group, Worcester, Massachusetts

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

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

Ahmed Mian, MD  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, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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

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

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, Emeryville, California

Course Materials

Registration includes online access to the syllabus one week before the course.  

You may purchase a copy of the full-color printed syllabus for $99.95 (includes shipping and handling) until 12 p.m. (CT) on Friday, October 4. Shipping and handling costs will reflect the fees necessary to get the syllabus to you by no later than the end of day on Tuesday, October 8.

Livestream Questions

What should I expect after I register for livestream? 

Initially, you will receive a confirmation email with the exact dates and times of the livestream activity.  

On Wednesday, October 2 (one week before the course), you will receive a reminder email and link to a course resource web page that contains everything necessary for you to participate in the live streaming course: log-in information for streaming, log-in to the audience engagement system, a link to download or view the course syllabus, link to the evaluation and report CME, and helpful tips to guide you in successful preparation for taking an online streaming course.  

What are the system requirements for the livestream?

For ideal viewing and participation, the learner should have access to the following:

  • Adobe Flash Plug-in
  • Internet Explorer 9+, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari
  • High speed internet connection
  • Also compatible with iOS (Apple) and Android based tablets and smartphones

Will the live presentations be recorded?

Sorry, the presentations will not be recorded.

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 no later than 5 p.m. CT, Monday, October 14.

CME Credit Statement

Note: This livestream course is eligible for up to 20 Prescribed credits. The credit below includes the hands on optional sessions that is only available on site at the course in San Antonio, TX.

This Live activity, Emergency and Urgent Care, with a beginning date of October 9, 2019, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 27.75 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 27.75 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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