Wednesday, October 16 - Saturday, October 19, 2019 | San Diego (La Jolla), CA

Neurology and Behavioral Health for the Family Physician Live Course

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Neurology and Behavioral Health for the Family Physician offers everything you need to stay current in your practice. Learn the latest information on the skills you use every day.

Attend Neurology and Behavioral Health for the Family Physician

Wednesday, October 16- Saturday, October 19, 2019

San Diego (La Jolla), CA
Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine

September 17, 2019.



Registration Fees

AAFP Member
Early Bird   $895
Standard    $995

New Physicians
Early Bird   $845
Standard    $945

Student or Resident
Early Bird   $645
Standard    $745

Allied Health
Early Bird   $895
Standard    $995

Early Bird   $1,195
Standard    $1,295


Course Details

Earning CME Credit

Approved for up to 27 AAFP Prescribed credits:

Course: up to 21 Prescribed credits
Optional Sessions: up to 6 Prescribed credits or
PCSS-MAT Waiver Training: 8 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:

  • Develop evidence-based, primary care strategies for common neurological conditions in the care of their patients, including: Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, neuropathic pain, movement disorders, concussions, seizures, sleep disorders, and more.
  • Prepare effective plans to diagnose, treat, and manage common neurodevelopmental and behavioral health conditions seen in primary care, including: depression and anxiety disorders, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, PTSD, substance abuse, and more.
  • Educate and counsel patients on behavior modification strategies to reduce risks of complications, and improve outcomes related to their neurological and/or behavioral health.
  • Provide effective care coordination when specialist referral is required.
  • Utilize strategies to help patients overcome barriers to change in relation to disease management, including cultural competency, literacy skills and access to services or care.

Event Schedule

Wednesday, October 16
Wednesday, October 16 : 6:30 - 7:30 a.m. Registration/Hot Breakfast Provided
Wednesday, October 16 : 7:30 - 11:45 a.m.General Sessions
Wednesday, October 16 : 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.Lunch on Your Own
Wednesday, October 16 : 1:15 - 5:30 p.m.General Sessions
Thursday, October 17
Thursday, October 17: 7:00 - 7:40 a.m. Hot Breakfast Provided
Thursday, October 17: 7:40 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.General Sessions
Thursday, October 17: 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.Lunch on Your Own
Thursday, October 17: 2:00 - 6:15 p.m.Optional Sessions*
Friday, October 18
Friday, October 18: 7:00 - 7:40 a.m. Hot Breakfast Provided
Friday, October 18: 7:40 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.General Sessions
Friday, October 18: 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.Lunch on Your Own
Friday, October 18: 2:00 - 6:15 p.m.Optional Sessions*
Saturday, October 19
Saturday, October 19 : 7:00 - 7:40 a.m. Hot Breakfast Provided
Saturday, October 19 : 7:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.General Sessions
Saturday, October 19 : 12:00 p.m.Course Adjourn

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


Note: Topics are subject to change.

  • ADHD (Child & Adult)
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
  • Concussions
  • Dementia & Delirium
  • Depression & Suicide
  • Migraine Headaches (Child & Adult)
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Parkinson Disease Update
  • Peripheral Nerve Entrapment
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relaxation on the Run for Doctors & Patients: Stress Reduction for Busy People
  • Schizophrenia & Bipolar Disorder
  • Seizure Disorders (Child & Adult)
  • Sleep Disorders in Adults
  • Sleep Disorders in Children
  • Substance Abuse Identification & Treatment
  • Wellness Visit Screenings & Team Based Care

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

Injections for Peripheral Nerve Entrapment

(#101) Thursday, October 17, 1:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. or
(#103) Friday, October 18, 1:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. 

  • Discuss the diagnostic and therapeutic rationale for the injections being performed.
  • Explain the risks and benefits of corticosteroid injections for peripheral nerve entrapment
  • Describe appropriate equipment/supplies for performing corticosteroid injections.
  • Using models, perform injections for peripheral nerve entrapment
  • Demonstrate evidence-based techniques recommended for peripheral nerve entrapment injections.

Dizziness & Vertigo Maneuvers

(#102) Thursday, October 17, 1:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. or
(#104) Friday, October 18, 1:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. 

  • Perform a differential diagnosis for dizziness and vertigo to distinguish benign from serious causes requiring urgent evaluation and treatment.
  • Demonstrate physical examination techniques used to determine etiology of dizziness/vertigo, including the use of the HINTS examination, and the Dix-Hallpike maneuver.
  • Perform the Epley maneuver and provide patient education on use of this treatment for symptom relief.
  • Prepare treatment/referral plans for patients diagnosed with BPPH, Vestibular neuritis, Meniere Disease, vestibular migraine, and vertebrobasilar ischemia

PCSS-MAT Waiver Training (Thursday and Friday)

(#105) Thursday, October 17, 2:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. AND Friday, October 18, 2:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. 

AAFP is working with American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) to provide this 8 hour MAT waiver training for providers.

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.

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

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 La Jolla at Aventine(
3777 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA 92122
Phone: (877) 803-7534

Rate: $200 Single/Double Occupancy
+ current tax rate

Accommodation Cutoff -- September 17, 2019

[Hyatt Regency La Jolla]

Close to the airport for easy in and out, Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine is minutes from the beach and downtown La Jolla.

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 September 17, 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 La Jolla at Aventine 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.
Reservations Include:
  • Complimentary wireless internet access in guest rooms
  • Complimentary access to fitness center
  • 50% discount on parking

CME Credit Statement

This Live activity, Neurology and Behavioral Health for the Family Physician, with a beginning date of October 16, 2019, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 25 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 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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