• Register Now for February Global Health Webinar

    AAFP Members Can Earn Free CME

    Feb. 1, 2024, News Staff — Registration is open for “Practicing Primary Care in Low-Resource Settings,” a free, members-only live webinar on Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. CT, offered as part of a Center for Global Health Initiatives quarterly webinar series.

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    The webinar, scheduled for an hour, will feature Andrew Janssen, M.D., FAAFP, and Andrea Janssen, M.D., both assistant professors in the Department of Family Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine in Portland.

    The live format will let learners ask the speakers for strategies to address needs specific to their practice settings, and to learn best practices from other attendees. The session will be available on demand shortly after the live event.

    After the webinar, participants should be able to

    • develop skills in adapting diagnostic and treatment approaches to the available resources in a low-resource setting, such as utilizing point-of-care testing and maximizing the use of essential medications;

    • identify the unique challenges and limitations faced in a low-resource setting, including limited access to health care infrastructure, scarcity of medical supplies and resource constraints;

    • learn to navigate ethical dilemmas and make evidence-based decisions when faced with limited resources in a low-resource setting; and

    • understand the importance of community engagement and cultural sensitivity in providing effective family medicine services in low-resource settings.

    Participants can earn one AAFP Prescribed credit.

    The global health quarterly webinar series, made possible through a grant from the AAFP Foundation, will conclude on April 10 with “Cultivating Cultural Humility in Global Health Practice.” Previous sessions are available on demand.

    In addition to the webinar series, the AAFP has developed several resources for family physicians on global health and caring for underserved populations.

    Members also are encouraged to attend the AAFP Global Health Summit, a preconference to the 2024 Family Medicine Experience, in Phoenix in September.