The Arizona Academy of Family Physicians (AzAFP) is holding their Annual Clinical Education (ACE) Conference February 22-24, 2013: Evidence in Practice, at the Phoenix Zoo’s Neely Education Center.
Evidence in Practice, directed by InfoPOEMs co-founder Mark Ebell, is a model for quality continuing medical education free of industry influence and support. This program of completely evidence-based material based on the InfoPOEMs (Patient Oriented Evidence that Matters) format gives practicing primary care doctors what they need to stay current.
This course is rapid-fire 30 minute “blasts” directly from the medical literature presented by Dr. Ebell and three other highly-rated speakers. Topics are chosen based on relevance to primary care physicians, needs assessments from previous conferences, and recent literature most likely to change practice.
Schedule of Topics and Events (subject to change without notice)
Thur, Feb. 21
|6:00pm||Self-Assessment Module Study Group – Diabetes at SpringHill Suites|
|Fri, Feb. 22||Topic/Event|
|7:00 am||Breakfast and Registration|
|8:00 am||Information Mastery: A Quick Intro|
|9:15 am||CAM Therapies|
|9:45 am||Break and Visit Exhibits|
|10:15 am||Faculty Roundtable|
|11:00 am||AzAFP Leader Roundtable Discussions – Issues Facing Family Medicine|
|12:00 pm||Lunch and Visit Exhibits|
|1:00 pm||Controversies in Preoperative Care|
|1:30 pm||Coronary Artery Disease|
|2:00 pm||GI Update|
|2:30 pm||Joint Pain: Evaluation and Management|
|3:30 pm||New Drug Update and STEPS|
|4:30 pm||Answering Your Questions Using the Internet: Fast!|
|6:00 pm||Awards Reception and Foundation Raffle|
|Sat, Feb. 23||Topic/Event|
|7:30 am||Breakfast and Registration|
|8:00 am||Sexually Transmitted Infections: New Research, New Guidelines|
|8:30 am||Skin Cancer Update|
|9:00 am||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus|
|9:30 am||Women’s Health 2009 (Update for 2013)|
|10:15 am||Pediatric Update 2013|
|10:45 am||Less is More/Choosing Wisely|
|11:45 am||Liver Disease (Hep C, liver enzymes, fatty liver)|
|12:15 pm||Lunch – AAFP VIP Update; Town Hall – Your Issues – Your Meeting (hear AzAFP leaders discuss issues you submit as “important” – see registration desk).|
|1:30 pm||Free Afternoon|
|Sun, Feb. 24||Topic/Event|
|8:00 am||Peripheral Arterial Disease, Carotid Disease|
|8:30 am||Lifestyle Issues: Smoking and Alcohol|
|9:00 am||Decision Making in PE and DVT|
|9:30 am||Faculty Roundtable 2|
|10:30 am||Guidelines We Can Trust|
|11:00 am||Guidelines Update 2013 (ATP, IV, JNC 8?)|
|11:30 am||Clinical Quandaries from the Audience|
|12:30 pm||Conference Concludes|
In March 2010 the AzAFP hosted the first “Essential Evidence Update” course. 109 family physicians and 18 students and residents attended. The course was incredibly well-received by these practicing physicians. Comments on course evaluations included:
- “Multiple topics covered compared to single topic talks was a strength.”
- “Sets a new standard for CME that should be adopted by the AAFP and others.”
- “Love this format! Very informative and concise.”
- “Do this exact thing every year!”
- “Great format, great speakers. Like getting all desert without having to eat the meal first.”
- “One of the best, if not the best, informative meeting in my 40.5 years of membership.”
- “Best CME Ever!”
SAM Study Group – Thursday, February 21, 2013
The Self-Assessment Module (SAM) Study Group on Diabetes will take place on Thursday evening, February 21 at the SpringHill Suites Tempe. This is an opportunity to fulfill MC-FP Knowledge Assessment in a group setting. Cost to attend the Study Group is $150 with ACE Conference Registration or $165 when purchased separately. For more information on Self-Assessment Module Study Groups please visit our website at www.azafp.org/?page_id=878.
Awards Reception and Foundation Silent Auction
Please join us on Friday, February 22, 2013 for our annual Awards Reception held in conjunction with the AzAFP Foundation’s Raffle. The best and brightest in Family Medicine are recognized and the new AzAFP Board of Directors takes the helm at this fun event. Help to support Family Medicine Education by purchasing tickets for the Foundation Raffle while networking with colleagues!
Tickets and Accommodations
The Phoenix Zoo is once extending free admission to all registered attendees. Tickets for family members can be purchased at the registration table during the conference.
A room block has been reserved at the SpringHill Suites, Tempe located at 1601 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, Arizona 85281. Our special room rate is $105/night single/double occupancy. The last date to make reservations for our block is Monday, January 21, 2013.
To make your reservation, please call the Marriott reservation line at 888-287-9400 by January 21, 2013. Be sure to refer to the Arizona Academy of Family Physicians’ Conference to receive the discounted rate.
Continuing Medical Education Credits for ALL conference events –
Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.
The conference will be accredited by the American Academy of Family Physicians and qualify as AMA/PRA Category 1 credit toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. CME activities approved by the AAFP are recognized by the AOA as equivalent to AOA category 2 credit.
Credit for the SAM Study Group is granted by the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) upon completion of the clinical portion of the module and is approximately 12 CME hours.
AAFP CME credit is accepted by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners to satisfy re-certification. AAFP credit is also accepted by most Physician Assistant governing bodies.
Online registration is now closed. You can still register on-site starting at 7:00am on Friday, February 22 at the Phoenix Zoo in the Neely Education Center.
For more information on attending only the SAM Module Study Group, Click Here