FMX Out and Abouts

Take your learning experience beyond the convention center with this off-site session.

2020 FMX Out and About: Family Medicine and Alzheimer's Disease

Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center, Rush University Medical Center

Wednesday, October 14,  7:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
CME credits pending 

Transportation is provided.

Family Medicine and Alzheimer’s Disease – Building Empathy & Creating Solutions Together offers a unique relationship-based, design-thinking educational approach to build better models for care in community-based practice. You’ll first engage in informal conversations over breakfast with persons living with dementia, their caregivers, and their family physicians. Then, to develop context, you’ll rotate throughsmall group sessions where you’ll:

  • View portions of a documentary that aired on PBS about the lived experiences of families with younger onset dementia called “Too Soon to Forget.”
  • Use virtual reality to experience what it feels like to live with cognitive issues.
  • Tour the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center Brain Bank to see the brain pathologies associated with dementia.
  • Learn about the Dementia Friends USA and Dementia Friendly America movements.

The session will end with a design studio moderated by human factors design experts to generate key ideas that you can consider implementing to make your practice more dementia friendly.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain a better appreciation of the experiences of persons with dementia and their caregivers in seeking care from family physicians.
  • Build potential solutions for creating more supportive family physician practices regarding persons living with dementia and their families.


7:15 a.m.         Bus picks up from convention center
7:30 a.m.         Bus departs for Rush University
8-11:45 a.m.  CME session
11:45 a.m.       Bus picks up from Rush University
12 p.m.       Bus departs for convention center
12:30 p.m.       Bus arrives at convention center

Schedule times are subject to change.