Tuesday, June 5 - Saturday, June 9, 2018 | Fort Myers/Naples (Bonita Springs), FL

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 concussion in sports, deprescribing medications, ADHD, and HIV.

Course Details

Attend Family Medicine Update

Tuesday, June 5 - Saturday, June 9, 2018

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


May 4, 2018.



Registration Fees

AAFP Member
Early Bird    $1,095
Standard     $1,195

New Physicians
Early Bird     $1,045
Standard      $1,145

Student or Resident
Early Bird    $775
Standard     $875

Allied Health
Early Bird     $1,095
Standard      $1,195

Early Bird     $1,475
Standard      $1,575


Earning CME Credit

Approved for up to 30.5 AAFP Prescribed credits. Credits include clinical procedural workshops. 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 5, 2018
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 : 7:00 - 7:45 a.m.Registration/Hot Breakfast Provided
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 : 7:45 - 11:45 a.m.General Sessions
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 : 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.Lunch on Your Own
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 : 1:15- 4:15 p.m.General Sessions
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 : 7:00 - 7:55 a.m.Hot Breakfast Provided
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 : 7:55 - 11:15 a.m.General Sessions
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 : 11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.Lunch on Your Own
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 : 12:45 - 4:00 p.m.General Sessions
Thursday, June 7, 2018
Thursday, June 7, 2018: 7:00 - 7:55 a.m.Hot Breakfast Provided
Thursday, June 7, 2018: 7:55 - 11:30 a.m.General Sessions
Thursday, June 7, 2018: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Lunch on Your Own
Thursday, June 7, 2018: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. orClinical Procedural Workshops*
Thursday, June 7, 2018: 1:00 - 5:30 p.m.Hospice and Palliative Care Special Session - Part 1*
Friday, June 8, 2018
Friday, June 8, 2018 : 7:00 - 7:55 a.m.Hot Breakfast Provided
Friday, June 8, 2018 : 7:55- 11:45 a.m.General Sessions
Friday, June 8, 2018 : 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Lunch on Your Own
Friday, June 8, 2018 : 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. orClinical Procedural Workshops*
Friday, June 8, 2018 : 1:00 - 5:15 p.m.Hospice and Palliative Care Special Session - Part 2*
Saturday, June 9, 2018
Saturday, June 9, 2018 : 7:00 - 7:55 a.m.Hot Breakfast Provided
Saturday, June 9, 2018 : 7:55 - 11:30 a.m.General Sessions
Saturday, June 9, 2018 : 11:30 a.m.Course Adjourn

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


Note: Topics are subject to change.

  • 2018 Immunization Update
  • ADHD Medication Selection
  • ADHD in Adults
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Cervical Radiculopathy: Non-operative Management
  • Chronic Disease Management in the Elderly: Realistic Goals
  • Community Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia
  • Concussion in Sports: 2017 Group Concensus Statement
  • Contraceptives: 2016 US Selected Practice Recommendations
  • Desprescribing: A Simple Method for Reducing Polypharmacy
  • Diabetes Mellitus: Optimal Insulin Regimens
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Fighting Obesity with Nutrition
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction: Evaluation and Management
  • HIV Complications: The Current State of Treatment and Management
  • HIV Prevention
  • Hypertensive Urgency: Optimal Management in the Office
  • Insomnia: Cause and Relief
  • Low Back Pain: Current Management Strategies
  • Medications for Chronic Asthma
  • Medication Updates
  • Newborn Screening: A Long Way From PKU
  • NSAIDS and Cardiovascular Risk
  • Osteoarthritis: Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Perioperative Management of Cardiovascular Medications in Non-cardiac Surgery
  • Prevention and Screening of Colorectal Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer: Where Are We? 
  • STEADI Initiative: Promoting Older Adult Health and Independence Through Fall Prevention
  • US Preventative Services Task Force 2018


How to Add a Session

Separate registration and fee required to attend a clinical procedural workshop session or hospice and palliative care special 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 »

Clinical Procedural Workshops

ECG Interpretation (Basic and Advanced)

(#101) Thursday, June 7, 2018, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. or
(#104) Friday, June 8, 2018, 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 (using audience response system).
  • 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.

Joint Injection

(#102) Thursday, June 7, 2018, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. or
(#104) Friday, June 8, 2018, 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.

Hospice and Palliative Care Special Session

Registration for this two day special session focusing on hospice and palliative care includes attendance for both days. 

View schedule that includes topics, times, and faculty.(2 page PDF)

(#105) Thursday, June 7, 2018, 1:00 - 5:30 p.m. AND Friday, June 8, 2018, 1:00 - 5:15 p.m.

  • Identify patients with hospice and/or palliative care needs well in advance of imminent death to promote optimal quality of life during the end stages of disease.
  • Determine individual practice model of care for provision of hospice and palliative care.
  • Effectively communicate with patients in families in areas including ethical and legal issues, disease progression, and shared decision making by provision of medical expertise with regard to risks/benefits of treatment options and effect on quality and quantity of life.
  • Provide palliative care and symptom management throughout the continuum of illness with consideration of physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs.
  • Provide adequate comfort measures and anticipatory guidance to patients and their families at the time of imminent death.

Invited Faculty

David Weismiller, MD, ScM, FAAFP, Course Chair, Professor, University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas, Nevada

Melissa L. Borthwick, MD, Elliot Health System, Manchester, New Hampshire

Tim Brown, PharmD, BCACP, FASHP, Director of Clinical Pharmacotherapy in Family Medicine, Center for Family Medicine at Akron General Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic Foundation Affiliate, Akron, Ohio

Carolyn Chu, MD, MSc, FAAFP, Associate Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California – San Francisco; Clinical Director, National Clinician Consultation Center, San Francisco, California

Morgan Unruh Elmore, DO, MA, Palliative Medicine Physician, VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System, Denver, Colorado

Nathan P. Falk, MD, FAAFP, Sports and Family Medicine Faculty Physician, Florida Hospital Family Medicine Residency, Winter Park, Florida

Scott A. Fields, PhD, Professor, Director of Behavioral Science, West Virginia University School of Medicine – Charleston Division, Department of Family Medicine, Charleston, West Virginia

Joel J. Heidelbaugh, MD, FAAFP, FACG, Clinical Professor, Departments of Family Medicine and Urology, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Eric M. Matheson, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine Medical University of South Carolina

Raun Melmed, MD, Scottsdale, AZ

Eddie Needham, MD, FAAFP, Program Director, Florida Hospital Family Medicine Residency; Associate Professor, University of Central Florida College of Medicine; Clinical Associate Professor, Florida State University College of Medicine; Centre for Family Medicine, Winter Park, Florida

Erin Nielsen, LCSW, ACHP-SW, Palliative Care Social Worker, University of Colorado Hospital, Director of Operations, The Holding Group, Denver, Colorado

Robert J. Ostrander, MD, FAAFP, Associate Professor, Rural Medical Scholars Program/RMED, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY; AAFP Organizational Representative to the HHS Advisory Committee on Heritable Diseases of Newborns and Children; Private Practice, Valley View Family Practice Associates, Rushville, New York

Laurence J. Robbins, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, Colorado

Lucy Stasi, RN, BSN, MSN, CHPN, Red and Blue Team Manager, Kansas City Hospice, Overland Park, Kansas

Siobhan M. Statuta, MD, CAQSM, Director, Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship, Associate Professor, Family Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Team Physician, UVA Sports Medicine, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia

Thad Wilkins, MD, FAAFP, Professor, Director of Academic Development, Department of Family Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, Georgia Regents University


Course Materials

Registration includes online access to the syllabus one week before the course. A hard copy of the syllabus may be purchased for $60 when registering for the course. Additional information and instruction will be provided by email after you register.

Hotel Information

Contact the hotel directly to make arrangements for your accommodations during this course.

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa(aws.passkey.com)

5001 Coconut Road
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
Phone: (888) 421-1442

$199 Single/Double Occupancy
+ current tax rate

Accommodation Cutoff -- May 4, 2018

AAFP CME Courses 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. 

About Hotel Reservations
  • Reservations made after May 4, 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 arrival date.
  • Reservations may be cancelled without charge up to 24 hours prior to arrival.

CME Credit Statement

This Live activity, Family Medicine Update, with a beginning date of June 5, 2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 30.5 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 30.5 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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