FMX Faculty Resources


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Jenifer Scheibler, MPA
CME Program Strategist
(800) 274-2273, ext 6562

Find the most up-to-date information on presentation format and engagement.

Build Your 2018 Presentation

You must use the AAFP FMX template for your presentation. The template is 16x9-in PowerPoint(7 page PPTX) and is identical to the FMX template used in 2016 and 2017.

How to Copy Slides from Previous Presentations

Each FMX presentation is original in content to meet learning objectives for each individual session. There are times when including slides from other presentations can help increase overall learning.

To copy slides from another 16x9 template, you will want to:

  1. Open the FMX 16x9 template(7 page PPTX).
  2. Find the "Home" tab within the slides group. Click the arrow below "New Slide," and then click "Reuse Slides."
  3. Click "Open a PowerPoint File" listed on the right-hand side.
  4. Browse and select the file you want to import into the new template.
  5. Right click on any of the slides in the "Reuse Slides" section, and then select "Insert All Slides."

Note: Transferring a presentation with slide dimensions smaller than 16x9 often results in significant distortions of the content. Faculty will need to review each slide and make any necessary adjustments to content on the AAFP FMX template prior to submitting the presentation. AAFP staff is not able to reformat your slide deck.

Required Session Slides

You will need to include the following in your presentation:

Submit Your Presentation

Submission Deadline: July 30

Once you've submitted your presentation, the following slides will be added by AAFP staff:

  • Presentation title and faculty name(s)
  • Activity disclaimer
  • Disclosures
  • Biographical information
  • Learning objectives (as determined by AAFP and outlined in the session needs assessment document)
  • Associated FMX sessions (if applicable)
  • AES tutorial (not applicable for procedures courses)
  • Q&A prompt slide (to note start of questions/answers portion of the presentation)

The AES system allows attendees to electronically submit questions to the faculty at any time via their mobile device. Audience members will be able to “vote” on questions that are submitted in order to raise the question in priority.      

See an example of how the final slide sequence will appear.(15 page PDF)  

After submitting your final presentation to the AAFP. After pre-slides are added by staff, a copy of your final presentation will be sent to your email. While no changes are allowed from this point forward, you will have access to a final copy of your presentation.


As a reminder, the AAFP complies with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education's (ACCME's) Standards for Commercial Support, 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 conflicts of interest. All faculty members are required to read and comply with the AAFP's CME COI policy.

FMX is a CME activity 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.