Tuesday, June 25 - Saturday, June 29, 2019 | Anaheim (Garden Grove), CA

Family Medicine Update Live Course

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Family Medicine Update offers everything you need to stay current in your practice. Learn the latest information on the skills you use every day. Session topics include opioids, e-cigarettes, marijuana, hypertension, and more.

Course Details

Attend Family Medicine Update

Tuesday, June 25 - Saturday, June 29, 2019

Anaheim (Garden Grove), CA
Hyatt Regency Orange County


MAY 26, 2019.



Registration Fees

AAFP Member
Early Bird   $1,195
Standard    $1,295

New Physicians
Early Bird   $1,145
Standard    $1,245

Student or Resident
Early Bird   $875
Standard    $975

Allied Health
Early Bird   $1,195
Standard    $1,295

Early Bird   $1,575
Standard    $1,675


Earning CME Credit

Approved for up to 28.75 AAFP Prescribed credits:

Course: up to 22.75 Prescribed credits
Optional Sessions: up to 6 Prescribed credits or
PCSS-MAT Waiver Training: 7.5 Elective credits

Additional fees and registration apply for optional sessions and the PCSS-MAT Waiver Training. View all statements and agreements »

Learning Objectives

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

  • Demonstrate an understanding of common clinical problems seen in family medicine.
  • Construct evidence-based strategies to diagnose and treat common conditions in practice.
  • Prepare plans to address emerging public health topics that patients may present or be concerned with in practice.
  • State current guidelines, USPSTF, AAFP, etc., and screening recommendations for selected clinical problems.

Event Schedule

Download the complete schedule(5 page PDF), which includes session times, topics, and faculty.

Tuesday, June 25
Tuesday, June 25 : 7:00 - 7:55 amRegistration/Hot Breakfast Provided
Tuesday, June 25 : 7:55 - 11:30 amGeneral Sessions
Tuesday, June 25 : 11:30 am - 1:00 pmLunch on Your Own
Tuesday, June 25 : 1:00 - 4:15 pmGeneral Sessions
Wednesday, June 26
Wednesday, June 26 : 7:00 - 7:55 amHot Breakfast Provided
Wednesday, June 26 : 7:55 - 11:30 amGeneral Sessions
Wednesday, June 26 : 11:30 am - 1:00 pmLunch on Your Own
Wednesday, June 26 : 1:00 - 4:15 pmGeneral Sessions
Thursday, June 27
Thursday, June 27: 7:00 - 7:55 amHot Breakfast Provided
Thursday, June 27: 7:55 - 11:30 amGeneral Sessions
Thursday, June 27: 11:30 am - 1:00 pmLunch on Your Own
Thursday, June 27: 1:00 - 4:00 pmClinical Procedural Workshops*
Friday, June 28
Friday, June 28 : 7:00 - 7:55 amHot Breakfast Provided
Friday, June 28 : 7:55 - 11:30 amGeneral Sessions
Friday, June 28 : 11:30 am - 1:00 pmLunch on Your Own
Friday, June 28 : 1:00 - 4:00 pmClinical Procedural Workshops*
Saturday, June 29
Saturday, June 29 : 7:00 - 7:55 amHot Breakfast Provided
Saturday, June 29 : 7:55 am - 12:00 pmGeneral Sessions
Saturday, June 29 : 12:00 pmCourse Adjourn

*Separate registration and fee required.
Note: Schedule is subject to change.


Note: Topics are subject to change.

  • ADHD Medication Selection
  • Annular Skin Lesions
  • Anticoagulants: Updated Evidence and Guidelines
  • Bone Health Across the Lifespan
  • Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
  • Chronic Pain: Non-Pharmacologic Treatment – What Works?
  • COPD: Current Treatments
  • Depression in Adolescents: Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Diabetes Mellitus in the Elderly: Matching Medications to Needs
  • Diabetes Mellitus Type 2: Advances in Therapy
  • E-Cigarette Use: Where are We?
  • First Trimester Pregnancy Complications
  • Hepatitis B: Screening and Management
  • HPV and Cervical Cancer Screening
  • Hypertension: JNC8 and AHA
  • Imaging for Musculoskeletal Conditions


  • Immunizations: 2019 ACIP Update
  • Knee Injuries: Physical Examination of the Injured Knee
  • Lipid Management in 2019: Individualized Treatment
  • Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC)
  • Marijuana: THC & CBD – What’s the Word?
  • Medication Updates 2019
  • Migraine Headaches: Approach to Identification and Differentiation
  • Opioids: 2018 Surgeon General’s Report
  • Prolonged QT Syndrome: Diagnosis and Treatment
  • RSV Bronchiolitis in Kids
  • Shoulder Pain Management: An Approach to Non-Traumatic Shoulder Pain
  • Upper GI Bleeding
  • US Preventative Services Task Force 2019


How to Add Optional Sessions

Separate registration and fee required to attend a 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 session. Register now »

Optional Sessions

ECG Interpretation (Basic and Advanced)

(#101) Thursday, June 27, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. or
(#103) Friday, June 28, 1:00 - 4:00 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.


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

Joint Injection

(#102) Thursday, June 27, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. or
(#104) Friday, June 28, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

  • Discuss the diagnostic and therapeutic rationale for joint injections being performed.
  • Explain the risks and benefits of joint injections.
  • Describe appropriate equipment/supplies for performing joint injections.
  • Using models, perform joint injections.

PCSS-MAT Waiver Training (Thursday and Friday)

(#105) Thursday, June 27, 1:00 - 5:15 p.m. AND Friday, June 28, 1:00 - 5:15 p.m.

AAFP is working with American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) to provide this 8 hour MAT waiver training for providers at no cost.

PCSS-MAT offers free 8 hour MAT waiver training for providers to prescribe medication for the treatment of opioid use disorder. Physicians require 8 hours of training on medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to obtain a waiver from the Drug Enforcement Agency to prescribe buprenorphine, one of three medications approved by the FDA for the treatment of opioid use disorder. Physician assistants and nurse practitioners must also take the 8 hour MAT waiver training and an additional 16 hours of training, all provided by PCSS-MAT at no cost.

PCSS-MAT is a national training and clinical mentoring project developed in response to the opioid use disorder crisis. Learn more about the training(pcssnow.org).

Course Materials

Registration includes online access to the full-color syllabus and other on-site resources one week before the course. A hard copy of the full-color syllabus may be purchased for $79.95 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. Making reservations early is encouraged.

Hyatt Regency Orange County(www.hyatt.com)
11999 Harbor Blvd
Garden Grove, CA 92840
Phone: (877) 803-7534

Rate: $189 Single/Double Occupancy
+ current tax rate

Accommodation Cutoff -- May 26, 2019

AAFP CME Courses in Anaheim, FL

Less than a 10-minute shuttle ride to Disneyland® and five minutes to the Anaheim GardenWalk, Hyatt Regency Orange County provides a relaxing refuge for your stay. As a Disneyland® Resort Good Neighbor hotel, a Disney Desk is in our lobby, which allows you to purchase theme park tickets in advance of your arrival to the park.

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. 

About Hotel Reservations
  • Reservations made after May 26, 2019, will be confirmed on a rate and space available basis. The conference rate is not guaranteed for reservations made after this date.
  • Hyatt Regency Orange County guarantees reservation by credit card. Credit cards will not be charged prior to the scheduled arrival date.
  • Reservations may be cancelled up to 24 hours prior to arrival without penalty.
  • Complimentary internet access in guest rooms
  • Complimentary access to fitness center
  • Discounted self-parking of $14 per car per day and overnight

CME Credit Statement

This Live activity, Family Medicine Update, with a beginning date of June 25, 2019, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 28.75 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 28.75 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.
View more credit agreements »

This Live activity, 8 Hour MAT Waiver Training, with a beginning date of 06/27/2019, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 7.50 Elective credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.