National Conference has the resources you need to confidently prepare for what’s ahead with workshops that feature learning tracks spanning clinical skills, leadership development, future career planning, and beyond. Get familiar with the hands-on side of family medicine with practical learning about topics, including ultrasound, pain management, reproductive health, and more. Discover the impact of family medicine in communities with differing needs, including access and equity issues as well as the importance of caring for under-served and vulnerable populations.

Explore the variety of program focus areas at our family medicine conference. Whatever your future holds, you will leave National Conference with tips for everything on your horizon.  

Explore 2023 Programming Tracks

Whether you're selecting a residency, exploring career options and fellowships, or negotiating your first employment agreement, sessions are available to help you with this process.

2023 Workshops include:

  • A Tweet Is Worth a Thousand Words: Using Social Media to Disseminate Evidence-Based Medicine
  • An Introduction to Personal Finance Management
  • Applying to Residency: From Before Application to After Interview
  • Do's and Don'ts of Residency Interviewing: Advanced Skills for Residency Applicants
  • Emerging Leader Institute Poster Exhibition
  • Family Medicine Cares: Building Capacity in Local and Global Communities
  • Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute Best Leadership Project Award Presentations
  • Family Practice Stories: Teaching Professionalism, Ethics, and Family Medicine Values Through Storytelling
  • Fellowships in Family Medicine: Who, What, When, Where, and Why?
  • Finding Your Voice: Disruptive Leadership and Advocacy
  • FMIG Leaders: What's Your Leadership Journey?
  • FMIG Leadership Summit
  • From One IMG to Another
  • Health at the Margins: Caring for Migrant, Refugee, and Asylum-Seeking Patients in Your Future Career
  • How to Get Involved in Advocacy: Ways You Can Fight for Family Medicine!
  • Keep Your Tank Full: Substance-Free Strategies for Stress Management
  • Master Adaptive Learning: Be on the Cutting Edge of Medical Education
  • Physician Wellness: We Are the Solution Not the Problem
  • The New FM Program Requirements: What Students Need to Know
  • The NEW MyERAS and Program Signaling: What Students Need to Know
  • The Perpetual Tightrope: Balancing Work and Family Life Throughout Your Career
  • Understanding and Negotiating Your First Employment Agreement

Enhance your clinical skills, such as providing trauma-informed care, understanding reproductive and maternal care in family medicine, learning procedures, and more.

2023 Workshops include:

  • Beyond MOUD: Embracing Harm Reduction and Comprehensive Care to Improve the Lives of People Who Use Drugs
  • Caring for Everyone Under the Rainbow: The Basics of LGBTQI+ Health Care
  • Cracking the Code (Blue): Gather Your Code Team and Let's Play!
  • Family Planning: There’s an App for That? Empowering Women by Educating Physicians About Fertility Awareness-Based Methods
  • FMOB: A Hands-on Mini Boot Camp
  • Fruit, Foam, and Fun: An FM Procedural Workshop Using Self-Crafted Models
  • Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy
  • Hands-on Approach to Relieving Acute and Chronic Pain
  • Hey, You're a Doctor! Responding to Emergencies When Everyone Knows What You Do
  • Introduction to Bedside Ultrasound: The New Stethoscope
  • Laboratory Basics for Busy Docs: The Right Test for the Right Patient at the Right Time
  • Learning About the Basics of Nutrition, Obesity, and Lifestyle Education for Medical Students and Residents
  • Let Food Be Thy Medicine: A Hands-on Workshop on Whole Foods
  • Massages, Mindfulness, and Medicine, Oh My! An Introduction to Integrative Medicine
  • Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS)
  • Practical Approach to EKG Interpretation
  • Sim Gym: Bedside Procedures for Family Physicians
  • Simplifying Psychopharmacology: Clinical Pearls for Treating Behavioral Health Disorders in Primary Care
  • The Papaya Workshop: Pregnancy Options Counseling and Uterine Aspiration Practice
  • Vasectomy Tactile Simulation Model (VTSM) Training
  • Wilderness and International Medicine: Thriving and Surviving in the Austere Environment
  • Your Power Tools: Trauma-Informed Care Techniques to Advance Health Equity

2023 Workshops include:

  • A New Take on Morbidity and Mortality: Addressing Critical Social Determinants of Health
  • Direct Primary Care: The Return of the Old School Family Doc
  • Power of Full-Scope Family Medicine in Rural America

2023 Workshops include:

  • Advanced Suturing Techniques
  • Basic Joint Injections
  • Basic Suturing Techniques
  • Extremity Splinting in Primary/Urgent Care: A Case-Based, Hands-on Introduction
  • Introduction to Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment
  • Perineal Laceration Repair
  • Skin Biopsy Techniques
  • Women’s Health Techniques

Hands-On Training Workshop: Taking Action to Support Reproductive Autonomy Through Use of IUDs

Saturday, July 29 from 9:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m.
Location: 2215 C

Presenters: Sarah W Prager, MD, MAS and David K Turok, MD, MPH, FACOG

This activity is provided by Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC. 

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the benefits and risks of intrauterine devices (IUDs) as a contraceptive method to prevent pregnancy, including adolescent and postpartum patients

  • Apply best practices for proper IUD insertion and removal for eligible patients

  • Devise a patient communication plan including education on IUD selection, insertion, and pain management