Wednesday, November 7 - Saturday, November 10, 2018 | Las Vegas, NV

Adult Medicine Live Course

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Explore a wide array of topics to help your better evaluate, treat, and manage adult patients practice at the AAFP Adult Medicine live course. Hear from leading experts on diabetes, the care of transgender patients, heart failure, contraceptives, HIV complications, and more.

Course Details

[Green Valley Ranch]

Attend Adult Medicine

Wednesday, November 7 - Saturday, November 10, 2018

Las Vegas (Henderson), NV
Green Valley Ranch Resort, Spa, & Casino

October 8, 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 25.5 AAFP Prescribed credits - 19.5 for attending the course and another 6 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:

  • Improve adherence to evidence-based clinical guidelines in practice.
  • Synthesize appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan for common adult conditions in both the outpatient and inpatient setting.
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively with the patient to ensure that diagnosis and treatment recommendations are understood.
  • Recognize when to refer to or consult with other specialists to provide optimal patient care.


Note: Topics are subject to change.

  • Asthma in Adults
  • Cancer Controversy: (Breast, Lung and Prostate Cancers) To Screen or Not to Screen
  • Care of Transgender Patients
  • Celiac Disease - Diagnosis and Management
  • Colon Cancer Screening and Prevention
  • Complex Case Studies – Panel Discussion
  • Contraceptives: 2016 US Selected Practice Recommendations
  • Diabetes Updates
  • Diets and Nutrition Supplements
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Fatty Liver Disease (Nonalcoholic)
  • Gout
  • Headache
  • Hepatitis C
  • High Value Care
  • HIV Complications: The current state of treatment and management
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension Update
  • Key Prevention Updates (USPSTF)
  • Perioperative Evaluation
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases Update: Screening and Treatment
  • Stroke
  • Thyroid Disorders
  • Top 10 New Things I’ve Learned

Event Schedule

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

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 : 6:30 - 7:30 a.m.Registration/Hot Breakfast Provided
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 : 7:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.General Sessions
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 : 12:15 - 1:45 p.m.Lunch on Your Own
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 : 1:45 - 5:30 p.m.General Sessions
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Thursday, November 8, 2018: 7:00 - 8:00 a.m.Hot Breakfast Provided
Thursday, November 8, 2018: 8:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.General Sessions
Thursday, November 8, 2018: 12:15 - 2:00 p.m.Lunch on Your Own
Thursday, November 8, 2018: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.Optional Sessions*
Friday, November 9, 2018
Friday, November 9, 2018 : 7:00 - 8:00 a.m.Hot Breakfast Provided
Friday, November 9, 2018 : 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.General Sessions
Friday, November 9, 2018 : 12:00 - 1:45 p.m.Lunch on Your Own
Friday, November 9, 2018 : 1:45 - 4:45 p.m.Optional Sessions*
Saturday, November 10, 2018
Saturday, November 10, 2018 : 7:00 - 8:00 a.m.Hot Breakfast Provided
Saturday, November 10, 2018 : 8:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.General Sessions
Saturday, November 10, 2018 : 12:15 p.m.Course Adjourn

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

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 and Advanced)

(#101) Thursday, November 8, 2018, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. or
(#104) Friday, November 9, 2018, 1:45 – 4:45 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.

Motivational Interviewing

(#102) Thursday, November 8, 2018, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. 

  • Identify the key components of the definition, spirit, and focus of motivational interviewing.
  • Describe the skills used to facilitate behavior change through conversation.
  • Utilize one strategy for enhancing motivation with patients.
  • Role play with other participants to practice techniques discussed.


(#103) Friday, November 9, 2018, 1:45 – 4:45 p.m.

  • Integrate the two-step algorithm with dermoscopic examination of skin lesions to determine the need for a biopsy.
  • Evaluate different skin lesions using dermoscopy to identify patterns of skin cancer.
  • Explain the application of the three types of dermoscopic techniques: 1) classic or standard contact, 2) polarized contact; and 3) polarized non-contact.
  • Utilize dermoscopy to differentiate benign nevi from melanoma

Invited Faculty

Chuck Carter, MD, FAAFP, Course Chair, Director, South Carolina Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare; Associate Professor, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, University of South Carolina Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Columbia, South Carolina

Jason Domagalski, MD, FAAFP, Program Director, Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals Community Memorial Hospital Family Medicine Residency, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

Jonathan Karnes, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Community and Family Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School, MDFMR Dermatology Services, Maine Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency, Augusta, Maine

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

Margot Savoy, MD, MPH, FAAFP, CPE, CMQ, Medical Director, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Christiana Care Health System, Wilmington, Delaware

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

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.

Green Valley Ranch Resort, Spa, & Casino(
2300 Paseo Verde Pkwy
Henderson, NV 89052
Phone: (702) 617-7777 

Rate: $160 Single/Double Occupancy
+ $15 daily resort fee
+ current tax rate

Accommodation Cutoff -- October 16, 2018

AAFP CME Courses in Henderson, NV

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 October 16, 2018, will be confirmed on a rate and space available basis. The conference rate is not guaranteed for reservations made after this date.
  • Green Valley Ranch Resort, Spa & Casino guarantees reservation by credit card. Credit cards will not be charged prior to the scheduled arrival date.
  • Reservations may be cancelled up to 72 hours prior to arrival without penalty.

CME Credit Statement

This Live activity, Adult Medicine, with a beginning date of November 7, 2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 25.5 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 25.5 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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