2020 CME Session Topics

The following Continuing Medical Education (CME) topics will be presented at the 2020 Virtual AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX).

Session Topics


  • Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Advanced Concepts: Hyperlipidemia: Beyond Statins
  • Aspirin Use for the Primary Prevention of CV Disease
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Cardiac Imaging and Stress Testing
  • Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Women
  • Collaborative Care: Cardiovascular Pharmacogenomics for the Family Medicine Provider
  • Diabetes Medications for the Treatment and Prevention of Heart Disease
  • ECG Analysis: Advanced
  • ECG Workshop: The Fundamentals with Online Module
  • ECG Workshop: The Fundamentals with Online Module
  • Heart Failure: Diagnosis and Management (HFpEF)
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Embolism, Deep Vein Thrombosis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Syncope Case Studies
  • Syncope: An Innovative Approach to Assessment in the ER/UC
  • Treatment of Resistant Hypertension
  • Valvular Heart Disease

Career-Life Management/Physician Wellness

  • Physician Leadership: Closing the Gender Gap
  • Relaxation on the Run for Doctors and Patients: Stress Reduction for Busy People


  • Bacterial Skin Infections and Case Studies
  • Cellulitis and Cellulitis Mimics
  • Challenging Pediatric Rashes  & COVID-19: Skin Findings
  • Dermoscopy Workshop for Skin Cancer Diagnosis with Online Module
  • Hair and Nail Disorders
  • Hidradenitis and Follicular Disorders
  • Nail Procedures: Best Practices and Updates
  • Nevi and Melanoma Case Studies
  • Psoriasis and Case Studies
  • Wound Care, Skin Ulcers, and Pressure Sores

Emergency and Urgent Care

  • Acute Abdominal Pain
  • Acute Markedly Elevated Blood Pressure
  • Approach to the Agitated Patient in the ED and Acute Care Setting
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Sepsis Recognition and ER Management
  • Vascular Emergencies


  • Advanced Concepts: Diabetes
  • Diabetes Update
  • Hyper-Hypothyroidism
  • Hypogonadism


  • Bariatric Surgery - Lots of options! Who, What, When, Where, Why?
  • Chronic Functional Abdominal Pain: A Case Based Review
  • Fatty Liver Disease
  • Hepatitis C: Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Liver Function Tests: Alk Phos and Other Liver Abnormalities
  • Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding: Diagnosis and Treatment


  • Assessment of the Acutely Ill Elderly Patient
  • Exercise for the Geriatric Patient: Injury and Morbidity Prevention
  • High Risk Medication Use in the Elderly and Deprescribing
  • STEADI: Promoting Older Adult Health and Independence through Fall Prevention


  • ACIP 2020 - Immunization Update
  • Allergy Testing: Common Questions and Answers
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections

Musculoskeletal / Sports Medicine

  • (PBL) Commonly Missed Orthopedic X-rays
  • Advanced Concepts: Osteoporosis and Osteopenia
  • Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia and Opioid Alternatives
  • Collaborative Care: Spinal Stenosis
  • Commonly Missed Orthopedic X-Rays
  • Complementary Alternative Medicine for Musculoskeletal Conditions
  • Joint Infections and Septic Arthritis
  • Knee Pain Evaluation and Management
  • Lower Body Injury Evaluation and Management: Ankle and Foot
  • Musculoskeletal Imaging
  • Musculoskeletal Injections: Joint and Soft Tissue Injections
  • Osteoarthritis in the Old and Young
  • Osteoporosis and Osteopenia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis - My Joints Really Hurt!
  • Shoulder Pain Evaluation and Management
  • Sideline Management Assessment Response Techniques with Online Module
  • Upper Body Injury Evaluation and Management


  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Urinary Incontinence


  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Concussion
  • Dizziness and Vertigo
  • Fatal Headaches
  • Fatigue - A Tiresome Topic
  • Insomnia: Addressing Insomnia and Sleep Disorders in Family Medicine
  • Migraine: It Doesn't Have to be a Headache
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Stroke and TIA

Pain and Substance Misuse

  • Acupuncture for Pain
  • Advanced Concepts: Pain/Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy
  • Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention in the Family Medicine Practice
  • Opioid Use Disorder Treatment in Primary Care Settings: Best Practices and Patient-Centered Care
  • Opioid-THC Use in Pregnancy

Patient-based Care (Health Systems)

  • Could Implicit Bias Be Contributing to Racial Disparities in COVID-19 Deaths?
  • Implementing and Optimizing Virtual Care in Diverse Practice Settings During a Pandemic and Beyond
  • Motivational Interviewing in Maternity Care
  • Shared Decision-Making: More is Actually Better!


  • Adolescent Opioid Misuse
  • Adolescent Preventive Care
  • Child Maltreatment and Abuse
  • Childhood Obesity
  • Pediatric Asthma
  • Pediatric Heart Murmurs
  • Pediatric Immunizations
  • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Children

Population-based Care/Public Health

  • AAFP Clinical Guidelines Update
  • ePoster Award Showcase
  • Interventions to Abandon in the ER/UC
  • Main Stage: Top 10: EBM Updates
  • Pharmacotherapy 2020
  • Polypharmacy: DePrescribing for Patient Safety
  • Racism in Healthcare: Taking Action
  • Striving for Birth Equity: Eliminating Disparities in Maternal Morbidity and Mortality
  • Top 20 POEMs of the Past 20 Years: A Survey of Practice Changing Research for Family Physicians
  • Transgender Health Care
  • U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Update
  • Update on Family Medicine Certification: What’s New, What’s True, and What’s Ahead

Practice Management

  • 2-step Risk Stratification and Risk Stratified Care Management
  • Can This App Help with My Rash? Virtual Primary Care and Treatment of General Skin Conditions
  • Care Transitions
  • Direct Primary Care
  • Empanelment, Attribution, and HCC Risk Scores
  • Evaluation & Management (E/M) Update
  • High-Touch Primary Care as a Strategy for Improving Outcomes and Reducing Utilization in Value-Based Models of Care
  • How to Become a Physician Leader in Health IT
  • Medicare Payment: Annual Wellness Visits, Chronic Care, and Transitional Care Management, Advanced Care Planning
  • Metacognition and Error Avoidance
  • Telemedicine for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and HIV Prevention
  • Wellness Visit Screenings and Team-Based Care


  • ADHD - Adult
  • Advanced Concepts: PTSD
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression and Suicide
  • Eating Disorders Diagnosis and Management
  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • New Drugs of Abuse
  • PTSD


  • COPD
  • Lung Cancer Screening Including Shared-Decision Making & Care Coordination

Special Sensory

  • Common Acute Eye Presentations

Women's Health

  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Advanced Concepts: Osteopathy in Pregnancy
  • Amniotic Fluid Embolism
  • Boobie Traps: The Evidence-Based Care of the Breastfeeding Patient
  • Breast Mass
  • Cardiovascular Disease & Pregnancy
  • Common Questions From Pregnant Patient
  • Contraception Management for Adolescents
  • Diabetes Mellitus in Pregnancy
  • HPV, Pap Test & Cervical Cancer
  • Infections (Chorioamnionitis, Endometritis, Neonatal Sepsis, Coronavirus)
  • Infertility
  • Labor Induction vs Expectant Management
  • Menopause
  • Obesity in Pregnancy
  • Osteopathy in Pregnancy
  • Peripartum Care in the LGBTQ Community
  • Personalized Cervical Cancer Prevention: The Next Generation of Abnormal Result Management
  • ASCCP Consensus Guidelines
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome/Hyperandrogenism
  • Postpartum Hemorrhage
  • Preconception and Interconception Care
  • Preeclampsia
  • Prematurity
  • Prenatal Care
  • Rural Maternity Care
  • Safety and Efficacy of Medications in Pregnancy
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Updates in Contraception: From Emergency Contraception to Permanent Methods
  • Well Woman Maintenance