• AAFP CME Live Courses and FMX

    Call for Proposals: Submission Requirements

    The following will guide you through the submission form step by step.  You may print this information to use as you craft your submission.

    Applicant Contact Information

    After you enter your AAFP ID number, your personal contact information will automatically be pre-populated in the application form. If you do not have an AAFP ID, you will have the opportunity to create an account. Please update displayed contact information.

    Certification of Completion of AAFP’s CME Disclosure Form

    Verify that you have completed a recent AAFP’s CME Disclosure Form.

    The applicant must read the CME Disclosure Policy and submit the CME Disclosure form (Option 1). The applicant must disclose online to the AAFP the existence of any financial relationships with ineligible companies that have occurred within the previous 24 months (36 months for journal editors and editorial board members) and might occur within the foreseeable future. An ineligible company is defined as one whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Individuals must disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies, regardless of the amount or the potential relevance to the education. Should the status change during the course of the application process or the activity, the CME disclosure form should be updated as appropriate. CME disclosure forms must be completed or updated in order for submissions to be reviewed.

    Having a financial relationship does not preclude an individual from presenting. If any financial relationship is determined to be a potential relevant financial relationship as it relates to the topic(s) submitted for the CME activity, the applicant will be notified, and a mitigation strategy will be discussed. For individuals with a relevant financial relationship, a mitigation strategy must be in place prior to confirmation of the individual’s participation and all relevant financial relationships must be appropriately mitigated and resolved prior to the activity being delivered to learners.

    Submit Proposal

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


    Jeana Higginbottom
    (913) 906-6209

    All relevant financial relationships (as determined by the AAFP) or lack therefore, must be disclosed to learners, and AAFP staff will include that information in the PowerPoint presentation to be verbally noted by the presenter at the beginning of the session. Any individual who refuses to disclose a relevant financial relationships will be disqualified from presenting.

    The AAFP complies with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s (ACCME’s) Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, the American Medical Association’s (AMA’s) Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs (CEJA) ethics policies, and other laws, regulations, and codes that pertain to CME disclosure. All faculty are required to read and comply with the AAFP’s CME disclosure policy. Noncompliance will result in honorarium penalties and one-year probation from a faculty appointment.

    The Live Courses and Family Medicine Experience are CME activities with AAFP and AMA credit.  All sessions must comply with AAFP, AMA and ACCME rules and; therefore, must be educational in nature. If you have a financial interest, such as a book or a mobile app, it is permissible to mention only if it is educational in nature and done so in a fair and balanced manner.  Promotional messages of any kind are prohibited in CME. 

    CME Disclosure Policy and Form

    Recording Acknowledgement

    Acknowledgment that your presentation may be recorded.

    Live Activity Availability

    Many topics are offered at one or more live courses, and at FMX. The proposal form allows you to indicate your availability. Submission on multiple topics is encouraged.

    Preference will be given to those who select multiple live activities.

    Content Category & Topic

    All proposal topics are grouped by category. Select the appropriate category, then select the topic that correlates to your proposal application.

    Preference will be given to those who submit on multiple topics.

    Presentation Title

    Provide a title for your proposal no more than 80 characters including spaces.


    Describe the practice-based problem you are addressing; and what the learner can expect to take away from this education. (“Practice-based” refers to the professional activities that physician are engaged in each day.)

    Direct Bearing on Patient Care

    Provide a description regarding how this education has a direct bearing on patient care, or how it supports the physician’s role in patient care, or how it has a direct bearing on a physician’s ability to deliver patient care.

    Learning Objectives – Provide Up to Three

    Describe the behavior in measurable terms that you would expect the learner to be able to do when they return to practice. (e.g. Screen for eye conditions commonly associated with type 2 diabetes.) This is not a list of how you plan to teach. See Guidelines for Writing Learning Objectives.

    Osteopathic Medicine Relevance

    As appropriate, the AAFP is interested in incorporating osteopathic medicine principles into education developed for both MDs and DOs. These principles emphasize the interrelated unity of all systems in the body, each working with the other to heal in times of illness.

    Rural Practice Relevance

    Indicate if you previously or currently practice in a rural population setting.

    Patient Engagement

    Indicate if you are able to include a patient, caregiver, or patient representative into this education, in order to enhance the education by providing a patient perspective, as part of the care team.

    Additional Formats

    In addition to interactive lectures, the following educational formats are commonly used during AAFP live CME meetings. You may select one or more of these additional formats. If your proposal is accepted, you will be notified as to acceptance of additional format proposal(s).  

    • Collaborative Care: The goal of this scenario is to provide relevant perspectives from the broader care team. Briefly describe your plan to include a collaborative care element in your proposal.  
    • Problem-based Learning (PBL): Briefly describe your plan to teach a case-based/workshop-oriented session in a highly engaging, small group learning environment.
    • Clinical Procedure Workshop (CPW): Briefly describe your plan to teach a hands-on procedural workshop. CPWs may include an online module, to be completed prior to the live workshop (flipped classroom.)  Please include your prior experience with teaching a flipped-classroom format in your description.
    • Virtual Clinical Procedure Demonstration (CPD): Briefly describe your plan to teach a virtual demonstration version of a Clinical Procedure Workshop. Please include your prior experience with teaching this type of format.
    • Panel Discussion: Briefly describe your plan to lead/moderate a panel.
    • Virtual/Livestream Lecture: Briefly describe any specific modifications needed to enable this presentation to be provided in a virtual or livestream format. If no modifications needed, please indicate “none.” Please include your prior experience with teaching this type of format.
    • Other Format: If you have experience teaching in an innovative format, not described above, please provide a brief description below for consideration.

    Teaching/Clinical Expertise

    Describe your prior teaching experience and/or clinical expertise related to the topic of this proposal, including dates, type of audience, size, and evaluation scores.


    Please answer a list of demographic questions. We will use the insights gained from this data to ensure our selection of faculty and our recruitment strategies are diverse, inclusive, and representative of our overall membership.

    File Upload

    You will be prompted to upload your CV.

    Additional Teaching Opportunities

    Indicate your interest in being contacted by the AAFP regarding faculty opportunities that may arise outside of the context of this proposal.           

    All sections of the application must be completed prior to submission. You may save and return to your application to complete it before submitting