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MAFP 2019 Destination CME | August 17 & 18, 2019 | Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center

CME Sessions

Opioid Analgesics: Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS)

Saturday, August 17, 2019 | 8:15 am - 11:45 am

presented by Timothy Atkinson, PharmD, BCPS, CPE, and Christopher Gharibo, MD

Pain continues to be a significant public health problem in the US, causing reductions in patients’ quality of life. Despite the pain-relieving properties of opioid medications, patients with acute and chronic pain are often undertreated due to a variety of physician- and patient-related concerns and barriers, including the potential for misuse and abuse. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) developed the Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) to ensure the benefits outweigh the risks with opioid treatments. The FDA Blueprint was recently updated to include more information on pain management, including components of an effective treatment plan, nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic treatments for pain (nonopioid and opioid analgesics) and a primer on addiction medicine. The updated blueprint applies not only to prescribers, but to all healthcare providers involved in the management of patients with acute and chronic pain. Opioid Analgesics: Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) incorporates the updated FDA blueprint into practical education designed to help clinicians improve the quality of care and reduce the pain of their patients.

A Community Response to the Opioid Crisis

Saturday, August 17, 2019 | 11:45 am - 1:15 pm

presented by Deborah Dittberner, MD, MBA, and Paul Kietzmann, MD

This session will focus on how to effectively lead your community and health system to reduce opioid prescribing during the present national opioid crisis. What started as a resiliency project at Alomere Health for physicians, APPs and nurses frustrated with the demands and refills of the opioid crisis evolved into a health system linking arms with the entire community to effectively reduce opioid prescribing by almost 60%, offer MAT (medication-assisted treatment) to those addicted and bring resiliency to healthcare workers and the entire community. This session will give you new ideas and effective tools to take back to your health system to make real change in opioid prescribing and be leaders in creating healthier communities.

ABFM Knowledge Self-Assessment (KSA) Session

Saturday, August 17, 2019 | 1:30 pm

Topic: Pain Management. Earn 8 Prescribed CME credits toward your ABFM Certification Self-Assessment Activities requirement in this group learning experience facilitated by experienced family physician Lindsey Chmielewski, MD, and content expert Jennifer Kuyava, MD. Up to five hours are allotted to complete the module; boxed lunch is included. KSA session information »

This Live activity, Pain Management Group KSA, with a beginning date of 08/17/2019, 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.

Collaboration and Integration of Psychiatry

Sunday, August 18, 2019 | 8:00 am - 8:45 am

presented by Larry Hook, MD

This session will show how psychiatry care interaction with primary care can improve the overall health of your patients. Learn ways to improve access to psychiatric referral, understand the importance of an integrated psychiatry care model and be introduced to the collaborative care concept.

Updates in Alzheimer’s Disease: Solutions for Early Identification and Management

Sunday, August 18, 2019 | 8:45 am - 9:45 am

presented by James Galvin, MD, MPH, FANA, and Brian Unwin, MD, MPH, FANA

The number of patients with Alzheimer’s disease is expected to grow significantly in the coming years in the United States, from 5.7 million to almost 14 million people by 2050. Despite its high prevalence and the benefits of early diagnosis, documented recognition, diagnosis and awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia remains poor. However, in recent years, early identification of Alzheimer’s disease has become increasingly important, as it is now recognized that the disease process begins at least 10 years before symptoms are present. Family physicians (FPs) are in a key position to recognize patients in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, as they are often the first healthcare provider to observe patients with possible dementia and best situated to identify those in the preclinical stages. For these reasons, FPs must be familiar with the early signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, the different stages and diagnostic criteria, and available and investigational management strategies.

Can’t You Just Give Me a Pill?

Sunday, August 18, 2019 | 10:15 am - 11:00 am

presented by Jennifer Johnson, DO

We will look at the components of a weight loss program in the primary care setting. The focus will be on current medications that are indicated for weight loss, their appropriate use and monitoring.

Skin Cancer, Sunscreen and Tips for Success in Managing Common Rashes in Your Clinic

Sunday, August 18, 2019 | 11:00 am - 11:45 am

presented by Brittney Schultz, MD

In this session, we will review the identification and proper biopsy techniques of common skin cancers, including basal cell skin cancer, squamous cell skin cancer and melanoma. We will discuss proper sunscreen use and recent controversies related to sunscreen. We will also review the common rashes seen in clinic with tips on management.

Less Is More: Deprescribing in the Nursing Home

Sunday, August 18, 2019 | 11:45 am - 12:30 pm

presented by Maria Mendoza De la Garza, MD

Improve your assessment of deprescribing with the use of several resources and optimize medication regimens and the use of opioids for older adults living in skilled nursing facilities.


Social Activities

Bonfire and S’mores

Nightly | 7:00 - 10:00 pm

Join us for s’mores and bonfire nightly at the deck bar. Families welcome!

Family Fun Night

Saturday, August 17, 2019 | 6:00 pm

An evening of fun, games and memory-making for physician attendees (and their families) including festive dinner, campfire and marshmallow roast, Minute-to-Win-It games and more! The waterpark is open until 10:00 pm this evening.

This event is FREE for you and your family with your conference registration. No additional registration required.

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