Telemedicine: How Workforce, Education and Delivery Will Change for Family Medicine in Minnesota
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This LIVE CME panel discussion will dig into how telemedicine is changing and shaping our workforce, care delivery and medical education. $25 for practicing physicians; no cost for residents or medical students. Pre-registration required. Register » | Event details »

 Export to Your Calendar 10/29/2020
When: Thursday, October 29, 2020
7:00 - 8:00 pm Central
Where: online

Online registration is available until: 10/28/2020
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Event Details

Family medicine will likely be forever changed by the expansion of telemedicine through the COVID-19 pandemic. Fundamental system disruption has and will continue to occur in how health care is delivered, medical education is experienced and workforce needs are addressed.

In this LIVE conversation, we will hear from a diverse group of panelists about the financial, academic and legal implications of telemedicine; how best to successfully integrate telemedicine in both large and small health care settings; and what answers are still needed as telemedicine continues to grow.



Jim Boulger, PhD Jim Boulger, PhD

Distinguished University Teaching Professor, Family Medicine and Biobehavioral Health, University of Minnesota Medical School

Boulger has been a medical educator since 1969, the past 48 years at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth campus. He is a Distinguished University Teaching Professor and has received numerous honors for his contributions to rural medical education, both in Minnesota and nationally. He previously directed the Center for Rural Mental Health Studies at Duluth (Telemental Health) from its inception in 2000 until 2018. He has been the director of the family medicine preceptorships in Duluth since 1974 and co-directs Duluth’s Rural Medical Scholars Program.

Roli Dwivedi, MD Roli Dwivedi, MD

Chief Clinical Officer and Family Physician, Community-University Health Care Center, University of Minnesota

Dwivedi is an assistant professor and chief clinical officer at the Community-University Health Care Center at the University of Minnesota. She received her medical training in India and completed residency in family medicine at the University of Minnesota. Dwivedi is involved with several leadership and quality committees across Minnesota and serves as Director at Large (Metro) for the MAFP. She is an educator and likes to create new models of teaching and culturally competent care deliveries.

Susan Pleasants, MD, MBA Susan Pleasants, MD, MBA

Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Vice President Informatics and Family Physician, M Health Fairview

Pleasants currently serves as the Chief Medical Informatics Officer for M Health Fairview, a 10-hospital, 60-clinic, 34,000-employee health system in Minnesota. She has been leading virtual care for the health system since early March when the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the rate of virtual care expansion. She is an alumnus of the University of Minnesota Medical School and University of Minnesota North Memorial Family Medicine Residency.

Alex Sharp, MD Alex Sharp, MD

Family Physician, Winona Health

Sharp is a family physician in rural Minnesota, providing culturally sensitive, whole-person and patient-centered care. She has a special interest in health policy, advocacy and addiction medicine. She has been an active member of the MAFP, formerly serving on our board of directors. Sharp is a graduate of Eastern Virginia Medical School and the University of Minnesota North Memorial Family Medicine Residency.

Abby LaBounty, MD Abby LaBounty, MD

Family Physician, Stellis Health - Monticello Clinic

LaBounty is a family physician. She sees patients and is chief of staff at Stellis Health-Monticello. She’s a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School and University of Minnesota North Memorial Family Medicine Residency. Her interests include women’s health, pediatrics, geriatrics and chronic disease management.


Zoom Details

Zoom meeting participation details will be provided in your registration confirmation email. (If you are registered and have not received the information, contact us before the program begins.)



  • $25 for practicing physicians
  • $0 for family medicine residents and medical students

Registration will remain open through October 28. Pre-registration is required.


Special offer: Register for Dest[IN]ation CME first (and before October 25, 2020) to receive a coupon code to attend this LIVE CME session at no cost. (Note: You must receive the code before registering for this event.)

Cancellation/Refund/No-Show Policy – Cancellations must be received by in writing at least one day prior to the event to receive a full refund of the registration fee. No refunds will be provided for no-shows or cancellations received after that date.

Continuing Medical Education

Participants must register in order to receive CME.

AAFP Credit System Approved

Activity #90123:
The AAFP has reviewed Telemedicine: How Workforce, Medical Education and Health Care Delivery Will Change for Family Medicine in Minnesota and deemed it acceptable for up to 1.00 Online Only, Live AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 10/29/2020 to 10/29/2020. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AMA/AAFP Equivalency: AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.

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