Summer Destination CME
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Book your family vacation with the MAFP!
Our Destination CME conference is the (other) great Minnesota get-together this August.

Conference Details

August 18-19, 2017
Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center
Alexandria, MN

Register Online

Download a printable registration form (pdf) to fax or mail.

About the Conference

  • A mix of clinical education sessions and "Up North" resort fun for family physicians
  • Earn up to 17.5 CME credits (9.5 for conference, 8 for KSA session)
  • Enjoy an end-of-summer vacation in beautiful Alexandria.
    Families and flip flops welcome!


CME Topics

  • Chronic Liver Disease in Primary Care
  • Chronic Kidney Disease Complications
  • Addressing Chronic Pain
  • Obesity: Our Growing Problem and Our Problem Growing
  • Demystifying Suboxone and Managing ADHD
  • HPV: Making a Strong Vaccine Recommendation
  • Medical Cannabis in the treatment of intractable pain: MN perspective
  • E-cigarettes
  • MN Demographics: What Will the Patient Population Look Like in 10 Years?
  • Yoga as Complimentary Medicine

CME Accreditation

This Live activity, 2017 Summer Destination CME, with a beginning date of 08/18/2017, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 9.50 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Following this CME activity, participants will have the opportunity to earn an additional two Prescribed credits for participation in each Translation to Practice® exercise. Information on Translation to Practice® will be shared within the activity. 

This Live activity, Childhood Illness KSA, with a beginning date of 08/18/2017, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 8.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

About the Resort

Get away from it all at Arrowwood, a beautiful, nature-inspired resort in northern Minnesota. Sparkling lake views, an 18-hole championship golf course, indoor water park, excellent food, and year-round activities make for a perfect getaway for families and anyone else who just needs a break.  Discount waterpark passes for attendees available for $10/pass per day. Enjoy resort activities like:

  • Golf & mini golf
  • Beach & waterpark
  • Spa services
  • Boating
  • and more

Book Your Lodging

A room block has been reserved for $174/night to include king, 2-queen or family room reservations made before July 28, 2017. Click here to make your lodging reservation. Pricing for additional overnight accommodations like townhomes and cottages are available by calling Arrowwood at 320.762-1124.

Exhibitors & Sponsors

  • Alexandria Clinic - With over 50 providers covering 10 specialty care groups, Alexandria Clinic, PA, along with its partners Heartland Orthopedic Specialists and Douglas County Hospital have built one of the state's largest integrated community health care networks. Our team is dedicated to providing the best in preventive, interventional and supportive care services in the most compassionate, thoughtful and efficient manner.  Alexandria Clinic offers a full range of medical coverage, with Express Care, Family Practice, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Midwifery, Hospitalist, Internal Medicine, General and Thoracic Surgery, Urology, Ear, Nose and Throat, Pediatrics, and Podiatry as well as a variety of Outreach Services. We have on-site CT, digital mammography, general x-ray, and full-time laboratory services to facilitate our providers in diagnosing your health-care concerns.
  • Allina Health - At Allina Health, we are a physician-led, not-for-profit health care organization, serving patients at our 90+ clinics, 12 hospitals and wide variety of specialty care services throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. We invest in our physicians and advanced practice clinicians through clinical leadership, advanced technology and strong administrative tools that help free you up so you can do what you do best: care for patients and grow your practice.
  • AstraZeneca Diabetes
  • Epigenomics - Epigenomics is a molecular diagnostics company developing screening tests for cancer. Our lead product, Epi proColon, is the first and only blood test for colon cancer screening.
  • Explore Alexandria Tourism - Explore Alexandria Tourism is a non-profit Destination Marketing Organization whose function is to promote & market Alexandria, MN as a tourist destination for visitors. Our marketing operations refers visitors to to inspire potential visitors to visit and be a resource for fun things to do, where to eat, lodging options, attractions, current events and more!
  • Gilead Sciences - Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases. Gilead has operations in more than 30 countries worldwide, with headquarters in Foster City, California.
  • Healthcare Associates Credit Union - Vision: To be the financial institution of choice for those who serve and support the healthcare industry nationwide.
  • HealthPartners - HealthPartners is a multi-specialty group based in Minnesota and Wisconsin. We are recruiting talented Family Medicine physicians for our urban, suburban and rural outpatient primary care practices, some with optional obstetrics. We offer a rewarding practice with competitive salary and benefits.
  • Minnesota Department of Health - Adolescent Vaccination Improvement Program - Want to know how your clinic's immunization rates measure up to the Minnesota average? Stop by our booth! MDH staff will run your clinic's rates and email you an easy-to-read report. We'll also offer adolescent vaccination improvement resources you can use for your clinic!
  • Merck Women's Healthcare Division
  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals - Advances in the treatment of Heart Failure
  • Sanford Health - Physician Opportunities
  • Sanford Heart and Vascular - Sanford Heart & Vascular Physicians offer the latest in technology and minimally invasive techniques! Come learn more!
  • Sanofi Diabetes - Sanofi diabetes products
  • U.S. Army Healthcare - One of the largest health care systems in the world, Army Medical Department, AMEDD operates more than 600 medical centers, clinics, research facilities around the world. Opportunities exist for personal and professional development, practicing in diverse environments and continuing education, providing the finest health care to the finest Soldiers in the world.

Interested in exhibiting or sponsoring the Destination CME Conference? Download the Exhibiting & Sponsorship Prospectus and Register Now

Event Contact

Missy Machkhashvili

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