• AAFP CME Live Courses and FMX

    2022 Call for Proposals

    The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) invites you to submit one or more applications to present at an AAFP CME live course and FMX. Preference may be given to applicants who can also present their proposed topic(s) at the 2022 AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX) in Washington, DC, September 20–24, 2022.

    Submission deadline is 5:00 p.m. CT on Friday, November 5, 2021

    Proposal applications must be submitted electronically via the proposal site by 5:00 p.m. CT on Friday, November 5. Notification of an application’s acceptance or non-selection will be sent via email in January 2022. There is no limit on the number of application submissions. 

    View Live Course Meeting Locations and Dates

    The session format for the 2022 proposal topics listed below is a 45-minute interactive lecture with a 15-minute Q&A, except for the Clinical Procedure Workshops:


    • Antithrombotic Strategies in Patients with CAD and Hypertension
    • ASCVD in Women
    • Atrial Fibrillation: Resynchronization or not
    • Cardiac complications of COVID-19
    • Cardiac nutrition - Which diet? Salt amount?
    • Cardiovascular Pharmacogenomics
    • Case Studies in Atrial Septal Aneurysm
    • Case Studies in Chagas Disease
    • Case Studies in Hemochromatosis /Amyloidosis
    • Case Studies in Incidental PFO
    • Case Studies in Pulmonary Hypertension on Echocardiography
    • Device Therapy: Watchman Device, ICD/ CRT, LVAD, Pacers
    • Heart Failure (Rural)
    • Hypertension - Resistant Hypertension
    • Hypertension – Urgent, Emergent, and Resistant
    • Hypertension in 2022: 140/90, 130/80, 150/90?
    • Hypertensive Emergency and Urgency from Essential Hypertension
    • Management of Hypertriglyceridemia
    • Pediatric Heart Murmurs
    • Pediatric Hypertension
    • Preventing Hospitalization in Heart Failure Patients
    • Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in the HIV patient
    • SARS COV-2—Cardiac Issues and Return to Physical Activity
    • Severe Asymptomatic Hypertension: Evaluation and Treatment
    • Stress-related disorders/stress management
    • The Cardiovascular Benefits of Diabetic Medications
    • POCUS: Peripheral vascular ultrasonography – emphasis on vessel identification and venous evaluation (Clinical Procedure Workshop/Demonstration)

    Submit Proposal

    Submit one or more applications
    by 5:00 p.m. CT on Friday, November 5.


    Prior to Submitting Your Application

    Please review the following information:


    Jeana Higginbottom
    (913) 906-6209


    • Acne (Rural)
    • Acne Treatment and Procedures (Clinical Procedure Workshop/Demonstration)
    • Adult Rashes (Rural)
    • Aesthetic Dermal Filler Injections for Facial Rejuvenation (Clinical Procedure Workshop/Demonstration)
    • Bacterial and Viral Skin Infections
    • Botulinum Injections for Cosmetic Rejuvenation and Medical Applications: Advanced (Clinical Procedure Workshop/Demonstration)
    • Minimal Epidermoid (Sebaceous Cyst Removal) (Clinical Procedure Workshop/Demonstration)
    • Offloading Techniques for Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Compression Therapy for Venous Leg Ulcers (Clinical Procedure Workshop/Demonstration)
    • Psoriasis/Eczema (Rural)
    • Rosacea and Granulomatous Diseases
    • Seborrheic dermatitis
    • Skin cancer (Rural)
    • Topical and Intralesional Steroids
    • Topical Corticosteroids: Choice and Application
    • Treatment of Benign Skin Lesions

    Emergency and Urgent Care

    • POCUS: Focused ultrasound for evaluation of the trauma patient (Clinical Procedure Workshop/Demonstration)


    • Diabetes – Strategies in Treatment
    • Managing Obesity to Improve Health: New Drugs, Old Drugs


    • Evaluation of Elevated Serum Transaminase Levels: How far to go?
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Rural)


    • Cognitive Testing and Dementia Recognition
    • Diabetes mellitus treatment
    • Drugs to Avoid in the Elderly
    • Elder Abuse
    • Top 20 Geriatrics Updates
    • Top 20 POEMS

    Hematological/ Immune

    • ACIP 2022 – Immunization Update
    • Antibiotic update (Rural)
    • Anticoagulant update/cases (Rural)
    • Pharmacotherapy 2022

    Infectious Disease   

    • STI Guidelines – The 2021 CDC Report
    • Updates to the Management of STI

    Men’s Health

    • Prostate Cancer Screening


    • Challenging inpatient cases (Rural)
    • Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (include emphasis) (Clinical Procedure Workshop/Demonstration)
    • Photo Rounds – What is the Diagnosis and What is the Treatment?
    • POCUS: Abdominal Ultrasonography: (Aorta, IVC, liver, biliary, renal, spleen, peritoneum. Include paracentesis) (Clinical Procedure Workshop/Demonstration)
    • POCUS: Chest Ultrasonography (Clinical Procedure Workshop/Demonstration)
    • POCUS: Focused Lung, Musculoskeletal and Vascular Scans (Clinical Procedure Workshop/Demonstration)
    • POCUS: Introduction to Ultrasound: Ultrasound Physics, Instrumentation and Image Generation (Clinical Procedure Workshop/Demonstration)
    • POCUS: Ultrasound of the Abdominal, Aorta, IVC and Renal/Bladder (Clinical Procedure Workshop/Demonstration)
    • POCUS: Ultrasound-guided procedures using phantoms (Clinical Procedure Workshop/Demonstration)
    • Point of Care Ultrasonography – An evolving tool
    • Quaternary Prevention – New Statements from Choosing Wisely
    • Radiology - Which Tests to Order (Rural)
    • Top POEMS of the Year: A Survey of Practice Changing Research for Family Physicians
    • USPSTF Update


    • Acute Pain Management
    • Approach to the Assessment of the Acute Knee Pain
    • Assistive Devices (Crutches, walkers, canes, wheelchairs)+
    • Bursitis and Tendonitis
    • Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain
    • Degenerative joint disease/ osteoarthritis
    • Entrapment Syndrome
    • Epiphyseal injuries / Salter-Harris fracture
    • Foot Pain: Clinical clues, Diagnostic Strategies, and Treatment Principles
    • Injections for Peripheral Nerve Entrapment (Clinical Procedure Workshop/Demonstration)
    • Management of Patients with Gout
    • Mind-Body Approaches to Pain Management
    • MSK Radiology Rounds (Clinical Procedure Workshop/Demonstration)
    • Musculoskeletal Injuries in Children
    • Nutrition and Pain Management
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteomyelitis / Septic Joint
    • Osteoporosis – Screening and Treatment
    • Osteoporosis / Osteopenia
    • Physical therapy prescriptions (Rehab prescriptions, home exercises, and ergonomics)
    • POCUS: Musculoskeletal ultrasonography (Clinical Procedure Workshop/Demonstration)
    • POCUS: Ultrasound of the Musculoskeletal System (Clinical Procedure Workshop/Demonstration)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Sudden cardiac death in athletes
    • Systemic connective tissue disorders
    • The Acute Red Hot Joint - What to do?
    • The Telemedicine Musculoskeletal Exam (Clinical Procedure Workshop/Demonstration)
    • Treatments for Sciatica
    • The Telemedicine Musculoskeletal Exam (Clinical Procedure Workshop/Demonstration)


    • Cerebrovascular Disease
    • Dizziness and Vertigo Maneuvers
    • Manual Manipulation Techniques
    • Parkinson's Disease
    • Peripheral Neuropathy
    • Peripheral Neuropathy 
    • Peripheral Neuropathy: Diagnosis and Treatment
    • Pharmacologic Management of Agitation in Patients with Dementia
    • Seizures

    Pain and Substance Abuse

    • Acute Abdominal Pain in the Elderly
    • Pharmacologic Therapy for Acute Pain
    • Smoking Cessation – Current Options

    Patient-based Care (Health Systems)

    • Health-care policy, health-care economics and health-care systems


    • Adolescent Safety
    • Approach to the Child with Fever
    • Approach to the Patient with Suspected Child Abuse
    • Childhood Cancers
    • Childhood Growth Disorders
    • Childhood Obesity
    • Cyber Safety for Adolescents
    • Management of Fever in Infants and Children
    • New Drugs of Abuse
    • Newborn Rashes (Rural)
    • Pediatric Musculoskeletal Injuries (Epiphyseal injuries, Salter-Harris fracture, Apophysitis)
    • Pediatric RSV (Rural)
    • Poisoning /Drug Overdose
    • Reacquaintance with pediatric rashes
    • Speech Disorders/Delays (Rural)
    • Type 1 Diabetes
    • Well Adolescent care
    • Well-Child Care

    Population-Based Care/ Public Health

    • New Drug Update
    • ACIP Updates 
    • Ageism in our Approach in the ED and UC Settings
    • Cross Gender/Transgender Care
    • Cultural Competency
    • Health Disparities in the ER and UC Settings
    • Implicit Bias 
    • Policing and Public Health
    • Social Determinants of Health /Social & Health Disparities 
    • Use of Race in Medicine as a Proxy

    Practice Management

    • Behavioral Health Integration
    • Billing and Coding
    • Direct Primary Care
    • Leadership Development
    • Physician Employment Contracting
    • Reimbursement & Coding  
    • Risk Adjustment/Risk Stratification
    • Telemedicine
    • Value-Based Payment


    • Cognitive Testing (Workshop)
    • Abuse/Addiction 
    • ADHD (Rural)
    • Alcohol Use Disorder: Pharmacologic Treatment Options
    • Approach to the Patient with Acute Suicidality
    • Crisis Counseling 
    • Depression, Suicide (including suicide risk assessment) and Mood Disorders
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    • PTSD (Rural)
    • Treatment Resistant Depression (Rural)


    • Approach to the Patient with Cough (antibiotics stewardship and other causes of cough)
    • Asthma Treatment
    • Complicated asthma/COPD (Rural)
    • COVID19 (including Long COVID)
    • Optimizing Pharmacologic Management of COPD
    • Therapies for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
    • Treatments for Symptoms of the Common Cold: What Works?
    • Update on Community-Acquired Pneumonia

    Special Sensory

    • Tinnitus: Diagnosis and Management

    Women’s Health

    • 8th Edition National Resuscitation Program (NRP) Update
    • Anemia in Pregnancy
    • Antenatal Testing for high-risk pregnancies
    • Anxiety disorders
    • Aspirin in pregnancy
    • Balloon Therapy (Maternity) (Clinical Procedure Workshop/Demonstration)
    • Breast Cancer
    • Breastfeeding Difficulties (Clinical Procedure Workshop/Demonstration)
    • Cesarean Delivery (Clinical Procedure Workshop/Demonstration)
    • Challenging Cases in Contraception (Rural)
    • Chronic kidney disease
    • Chronic pain management
    • CMV, Parvovirus and Varicella in pregnancy
    • Complementary Alternative Medicine for Musculoskeletal Conditions
    • Counseling Patients with Unintended Pregnancy
    • COVID- 19 Pandemic - Impact on Women’s Health
    • Depression, Suicide (including suicide risk assessment) and Mood Disorders
    • Diabetes Type 2
    • External Cephalic Version (Clinical Procedure Workshop/Demonstration)
    • Female Cancer Update
    • Female Genital Cutting
    • First Trimester Complications
    • Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues
    • Hematologic Disorders of Pregnancy
    • Hepatitis B and C in Pregnancy
    • Insertions and Removals of IUDs: Fundamentals
    • Insertions and Removals of IUDs: Fundamentals (Clinical Procedure Workshop/Demonstration)
    • Intimate partner violence
    • Intimate partner violence in pregnancy
    • Kidney disease in pregnancy
    • Liver disease in pregnancy
    • Management of First Trimester Pregnancy Loss (Clinical Procedure Workshop/Demonstration)
    • OB readiness -- Levels of Maternity Care (including level 0)
    • Obstetric care
    • Osteopathic Treatment of Common Discomforts in Pregnancy (Clinical Procedure Workshop/Demonstration)
    • Parasites in pregnancy
    • Pelvic pain/Pelvic mass
    • Physician Right of Conscience
    • Physician Well-being/Personal Wellness
    • POCUS: Gynecologic Utrasonography (Clinical Procedure Workshop/Demonstration)
    • POCUS: Introduction to first trimester pregnancy ultrasonography (Clinical Procedure Workshop/Demonstration)
    • POCUS: Introduction to sonographic fetal biometry (Clinical Procedure Workshop/Demonstration)
    • POCUS: Limited OB ultrasound - labor and delivery applications (life, number, presentation, fluid) (Clinical Procedure Workshop/Demonstration)
    • POCUS: Ultrasonography: Introduction to fetal anatomy (Clinical Procedure Workshop/Demonstration)
    • Postpartum depression (Rural)
    • Pregnancy Care for the LGBTQ Community
    • Pregnancy Loss (Rural)
    • Pregnancy Related Emergencies
    • Prematurity
    • Prison populations
    • Racial Inequities in Women’s Health
    • Repair of 3rd/4th Degree Perineal Lacerations (Clinical Procedure Workshop/Demonstration)
    • Repair of Vaginal, Cervical and Basic 1st/2nd Degree Perineal Lacerations (Clinical Procedure Workshop/Demonstration)
    • STDs/STIs Updates
    • Stress-related disorders/stress management (emphasis on both patients and care team)
    • Thyroid Disease
    • Thyroid disease in pregnancy
    • Top POEMS in Women's Health
    • Transgender Care
    • Twin Pregnancy
    • Well Adolescent Care

    Family Medicine Experience (FMX): Faculty Honoraria and Reimbursement Policy

    Applicants who are selected to present will receive:

    • $550 per day stipend to defray hotel, food, and ground transportation costs; paid only for the day(s) on which the faculty presents
    • $200 per hour, per topic for content development
    • $300 per hour of presenting
    • $100 recorded session (if applicable)
    • Coach-class airfare from and to the faculty home destination
    • Waiver of registration fee

    Note: Clinical Procedure Workshop faculty honoraria will differ from above.  

    All compensation and reimbursement will be paid to the faculty in the form of a check issued by the AAFP once a completed faculty reimbursement voucher is submitted after the activity.

    Co-presenters (if any), unless selected as a collaborative care team, are not eligible for reimbursement, compensation, or waived registration fees. The honorarium will be paid only to the faculty who submits the application. The AAFP does not divide the honorarium among the submitting faculty and his or her co-presenters.

    National Live Course: Faculty Honoraria and Reimbursement Policy

    Applicants who are selected to present will receive:

    • $400 per hour, per topic for content development
    • $300 per hour, per topic for presenting
    • $100 per hour (If the course is selected to be repurposed into self-study materials)
    • Expense Reimbursement:
    • Coach-class airfare from and to the faculty member’s home destination
    • Ground Transportation and Airport Parking
    • Up to $100/day for food (receipts required for expenses over $25.00)
    • Hotel accommodations (paid by AAFP) Faculty local to the activity will not be provided hotel accommodations
    • Waiver of Course registration fee

    All compensation and reimbursement will be paid to the faculty member in the form of a check issued by the AAFP once a completed faculty reimbursement voucher is submitted. Voucher is due within 30 days after the activity.


    A proposal application is deemed complete and eligible for consideration when it includes evidence-based content, family physician input, completed or updated the online AAFP’s CME Disclosure Form, and evaluation scores from prior presentations.

    Please review the following prior to submitting your application: