The Arizona Academy of Family Physicians (AzAFP) is holding their Annual Clinical Education (ACE) Conference TWICE this year.

Directed by InfoPOEMs co-founder Mark Ebell, the conference 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.

The 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.

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!”


Phoenix – The Phoenix Zoo – April 4-5, 2014

The conference hours are 8am – 5pm both days. 

Topics to be covered include:

  • Information Mastery
  • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
  • Update from USPSTF on Screening (ovarian, hep C, hep B, CRC, HIV)
  • Update from USPSTF on Prevention (osteoporosis, etc.)
  • Anticoagulation
  • Acute respiratory infections (including flu, LRTI, pharyngitis, pertussis, coccy)
  • Men’s health: Low T, andropause, ED, BPH
  • New Drug Update and STEPS (including new antibiotics)
  • Women’s Health Topics
  • COPD and Asthma update
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Care of the pregnant patient
  • Doctors and drug companies
  • GI Update (hep C, NASH)
  • Cardiovascular Update
  • Pediatric potpourri
  • Dementia and end-of-life care
  • Behavioral health update
  • Sports medicine (including concussion, ankle, knee)
  • Questions from the audience
  • Plus…4 hours of DO led instruction, giving us the ability to offer AOA Category-1 Credit for Saturday, April 5. Topics will be relevent to both DO and MD physicians and MD physicians will still be able to claim AAFP Prescribe Credit for those hours!!!

Awards Reception and Foundation Silent Auction

Please join us on Friday, April 4, 2014 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 $99/night single/double occupancy. The last date to make reservations for our block is Monday, March 3, 2014.

To make your reservation, please call the Marriott reservation line at 888-287-9400 by March 3, 2014. 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. 

Application for AOA Category-1 credit will be filed for Saturday, April 5 only. For all other conference days please refer to the statement below. 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.

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.

Please Register Onsite Friday, April 4, 7-8am -

Online Registration is Now Closed.

Email to let us know you will be attending.