Virtual Sessions

Automation, Innovation and the Future of Family Medicine

29 min  |  0.5 credit  |  presented by:  Paul Dow, MSHI

This intriguing session will cover some of the causes of physician burnout and possible technical solutions as well as offer a wide-ranging discussion on strategies and risks for integrating automation in a family practice workflow.

Beyond Advanced Directives: A Doctor’s Role in Helping Patients for What Comes After Death

44 min  |  0.75 credit  |  presented by:  Sandra Stover, MD, FAAFP

As primary care providers, family physicians are familiar with helping patients make many decisions regarding their end of life choices. We are less familiar with discussing choices for their remains. This session will explore post-death practices and care of bodies as well as discuss tools and partners that can make these discussions easier.

Beyond the Basics and the Binary: Gender Care 102

40 min  |  0.75 credit  |  presented by:  Joshua Thompson, MD, MPH  ●  Anna Larson, DO

This session is intended for providers who are already providing gender-affirming care or who are ready to start. It assumes a basic understanding of concepts and terminology related to gender diversity. We will briefly review the nuts and bolts of basic hormone therapy and spend the majority of the session reviewing common questions and challenges that arise in the course of providing care for gender-expansive patients.

Caring for the Injured Worker: Clinical Practice Differences Under Workers’ Compensation

40 min  |  0.75 credit  |  presented by:  Zeke McKinney, MD, MHI, MPH, FACOEM

The Workers’ Compensation insurance system within the United States exists distinctly from personal medical insurance. As a function of these separate systems, the care for injured workers has some significant differences from treatment for non-work-related-care. This session aims to discuss differences in clinical outcomes, medicolegal implications and the role of involving occupational medicine in the care of workers presenting to primary care settings.

Case Studies in Obstetric Bias

35 min  |  0.5 credit  |  presented by:  Andrea Westby, MD, FAAFP

This session will use a case-based approach to explore bias in obstetric care and its impact on patient outcomes and experience. Participants will leave with strategies to mitigate bias in their own care and the in systems in which they provide care.

Classification and Testing of Severe Drug Allergies

71 min  |  1.25 credit  |  presented by:  Paul Bigliardi, MD

This session will introduce the different types of drug allergies, train participants to recognize and better describe them and provide the tools to correctly diagnose and manage drug reactions.

E-cigarette or Vaping Product Use-Associated Lung Injury (EVALI): What We Do(n’t) Know

41 min  |  0.75 credit  |  presented by:  Anne Griffiths, MD

Roughly one in four high schoolers report recent e-cigarette use, with similar growth in use of THC concentrate products; yet the long-term effects are not well known. With recent emergence of e-cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury (EVALI), the recognition of this disease by health care providers may aid in recognition of the need for abstaining from use of vaping products, as well as the importance in managing potential mental health or addiction comorbidities. This session will cover what we do and don’t know about EVALI.

Full Spectrum Care Includes Treatment of Addiction: A Primer on Medication-Assisted Therapy for Opioid Use Disorder

58 min  |  1 credit  |  presented by:  Tanner Nissly, DO  ●  Bob Levy, MD, FAAFP

With the increasing public health concern of the opioid crisis, family doctors are positioned to care for their communities by medically managing opioid use disorder. Medication-assisted therapy (MAT) is an evidence-based way to help people who are addicted to opioids. Expanding your scope of practice to include MAT is doable, practical and satisfying. This session will be helpful for those contemplating practicing MAT and those who are seeking more clinical guidance surrounding MAT.

Geriatrics: Update from Year 2019

30 min  |  0.5 credit  |  presented by:  Himanshu Sharma, MD

This session will summarize important pertinent geriatrics articles from year 2019 from a primary care perspective.

How Medical Interpreters and Providers Work Together in a Family Medicine Clinic

35 min  |  0.5 credit  |  presented by:  Ramla Kasozi, MD, MPH

Learn from one clinic’s experience in assessing the appropriate utilization of medical interpreters so that culturally competent interventions are made to improve health equity and clinic flow.

How to Add Zest and Satisfaction to Your OB Practice: Providing Care to Women with Opiate Use Disorder

45 min  |  0.75 credit  |  presented by:  Tim Hernandez, MD

Participants will learn why it’s important for family physicians to provide care to women with opiate use disorder (OUD). They will also learn how to manage OUD during pregnancy and why family physicians are best suited to care for this population.

Managing Pain: Comprehensive Care Beyond Opioids

48 min  |  0.75 credit  |  presented by:  Peter Stiles, MD

In the midst of a national opioid crisis, what tools do we have to responsibly and ethically manage pain? Participants will unpack differences between acute and chronic pain and explore treatment strategies (pharmacologic, functional, behavioral, interventional and integrative). The way in which physicians educate and speak to patients about pain can impact compliance, experience and even outcome; this session will provide helpful analogies to use in a clinical setting, aimed at turning the possibly frustrating patient-physician interface into collaborative relationships.

Pediatric Hand and Wrist Fractures

47 min  |  0.75 credit  |  presented by:  Deb Bohn, MD

Get equipped to manage and treat pediatric hand and wrist fractures presenting in the primary care setting.

Persistent Lyme Disease

41 min  |  0.75 credit  |  presented by:  Elizabeth Maloney, MD

Not all patients who are treated for Lyme disease recover. This presentation reviews the evidence regarding potential mechanisms of persistent Lyme disease and some general considerations surrounding the clinical management of these patients.

Protecting Every Stage of Life: Hot Topics in Immunization

58 min  |  1 credit  |  presented by:  Jennifer Heath, DNP, MPH

Vaccine preventable diseases significantly impact patients from newborn to older adults. This session will cover the epidemiology of several persistent and emerging diseases and how to prevent these diseases through vaccination. The selected updates will be pertinent to family medicine providers seeing patients of any age and those providing prenatal care.

Remarkable Dermatology Success Stories and How to Achieve Them

37 min  |  0.5 credit  |  presented by:  Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD

In this session, we will discuss several common and challenging skin conditions, review different treatment options and consider the best treatment approaches to achieve the best outcome for patients.

Sentinel Events: Recognizing Child Maltreatment in Everyday Clinic Work

32 min  |  0.5 credit  |  presented by:  Arne Graff, MD, FAAFP

This presentation will review sentinel events found in clinic and hospital work as well as barriers that interfere with recognizing and caring for child maltreatment.

Spine Pain in Active Adolescents and Young Adults

48 min  |  0.75 credit  |  presented by:  Eiman Shafa, MD

Highly-driven young athletes often struggle with overtraining syndrome, causing overuse injuries in the spine and other musculoskeletal anatomy. In this session, we will discuss spine pain symptoms by age and when to collaborate with a spine care specialist.

The Infant with an Abnormal Head Shape – What to Do and When to Worry

46 min  |  0.75 credit  |  presented by:  Robert Tibesar, MD

In this session, we will discuss the rising incidence of abnormal infant head shape. We will review the etiology, prevention and therapy for deformational plagiocephaly and explore the current approach to craniosynostosis detection, evaluation and management.

Top 10 Dermatology Questions I Receive in My Practice

44 min  |  0.75 credit  |  presented by:  Brittney Schultz, MD

In this session, we will review 10 high-yield dermatologic conditions that commonly present to primary care clinic. We will discuss tips to aid in both diagnosis and management.

Uncovering the Secrets of (the Other) ED: Eating Disorders

47 min  |  0.75 credit  |  presented by:  Katherine Kardell, MD

Patients with eating disorders have more visits to their doctor than most, yet their eating disorders often go undetected. Eating disorders are sneaky. Learn about ways eating disorders may present covertly, how to ask about them and how to best support your patients who have eating disorders.

Updates in Acne, Rosacea and Folliculitis: A Refresher

56 min  |  1 credit  |  presented by:  Ronda Farah, MD

This session will review the pathophysiology, clinical examination and management of patients with acne, rosacea and folliculitis.

What’s Race Got to Do With It? The Use of Race in Medical Decision-Making and Clinical Care

42 min  |  0.75 credit  |  presented by:  Ebiere Okah, MD  ●  Andrea Westby, MD, FAAFP

Race is a social concept, yet often used as a marker for genetic ancestry in medical practice. The purpose of this presentation is to discuss the history and use of race in medicine and the problems with using race as a risk factor for disease. Participants will be exposed to controversies, intricacies and challenges with using race in medical decision-making and learn some practical strategies to use in clinical scenarios.

When ACEs Aren’t a Winning Hand

45 min  |  0.75 credit  |  presented by:  Michael Adams, MD

Two decades after the landmark ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) study, many primary care clinicians are unfamiliar with this research and its implications. Relatively few primary care clinics screen for ACEs in their pediatric or adult populations. This presentation will help clinicians identify what ACEs are and their association with chronic health problems. It will also review screening methods and discuss intervention strategies for patients who have experienced or are at risk for ACEs.

Working with Survivors of Sexual Assault in the Primary Care Setting

50 min  |  0.75 credit  |  presented by:  Anne Doering, MD  ●  Linda Walther, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P  ●  Abby Honold  ●  Michelle Sherman, PhD, LP, ABPP

Sexual assault is highly prevalent and impacts survivors’ physical and mental health. Physician response to disclosure of sexual assault can impact patient wellbeing. Learn strategies to compassionately and effectively assess for history of sexual assault, respond to disclosures and support survivors during physical exams. The focus of this session will be on effective communication with adults who have experienced sexual assault in adulthood.

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