CME Information

GAFP 2014 Summer Family Medicine CME Weekend Information

GAFP combines fun, sun and CME at the newly renovated Sonesta Resort and Spa in Hilton Head (formerly the Crown Plaza Hilton Head) where we will hold our 2014 Summer Family Medicine Weekend, June 12-15.  We will combine beautiful beaches with excellent CME for a three-day educational experience.  What a perfect opportunity to bring your family and get in some much needed CME!  Registration is now open and special registration rates are available for GAFP and AAFP members.  Your registration will cover up to 16 CME credits*, receptions, networking opportunities, and family planned activities. The preliminary agenda is available online.

Click Here to Register for the Meeting!

Hotel Information:

June 12-15, 2014

Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island

130 Shipyard Drive

Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Phone: 1.843.842.2400

Group Reference: Georgia Academy of Family Physicians

Guest Room Rates: $199.00

For Internet Booking (group booking code and room rate automatically applied): Click Here

The deadline for reservations is May 14, 2014 and after that reservations will be accepted on a space available basis.  Check in time is after 4 pm and check out is before 12 pm.”

New this year or back by popular demand:

Social time with peers: GAFP will welcome you to the Sonesta Resort and Spa with a Welcome Reception on Thursday evening!  Come and enjoy the oceanic views and reunite with your colleagues.  On Friday night we will host a family fun scavenger hunt! Join us for a fabulous night exploring the island.

Balancing work & family: Afternoons are open for family with miles of oceanfront beaches, a new, sparkling swimming pool complex, playground, and on-site bicycle rentals. In addition, you can relax in the new Arum Spa for that much needed massage, mani/pedi, or other delicious spa service or you can enjoy world-class golf or tennis on the property.

Quality Improvement Peer to Peer Coaching Workshop:  Best Practices in Improving Cardiac Care for Your Patients. This Peer to Peer Coaching workshop is a 2 hour interactive workshop for physicians who are interested in the fundamentals of the quality improvement process using a common clinical condition, cardiovascular disease control. This session will allow physicians to have practical, hands on experience with their peers.

Receive the latest updates on clinical topics: including Bio-identical Hormones & Testosterone, Obesity, Lipid Management, Chronic Renal Insufficiencies, and JNC-8 Guidelines and Hypertension.  The preliminary agenda is available online.

Attend ABFM Self-Assessment Modules Mandatory for Board Recertification- SPACE IS LIMITED!! GAFP is offering four Self-Assessment Module tests on Health Behaviors, Mental Health, Cerebrovascular Disease, and Pain Management.  We are offering a reduced rate for GAFP members for the SAM modules at the meeting (ABFM fees not included).  SAM’s tests are required for a family physician to remain board certified; be sure to register early as the SAMs sessions sell out very quickly! 

Here are the top five reasons you should attend the 2014 Summer Family Medicine Weekend:

  1. Your instructors are the best of the best. Lead faculty and clinical experts will serve as the presenters for the conference.
  2. Improve your continuity of care and provide comprehensive services.
  3. Learn practical tips to improve clinical care.
  4. Receive CME credits.
  5. The opportunity to learn more about clinical topics AND enjoy the gorgeous beach.

*Pending AAFP approval         **Agenda is subject to change

April 3, 2014

You can still become DOT Certified!

Another Opportunity to Complete the DOT Medical Examiner Certification Training

Effective May 21, 2014, all health care professionals who perform physical examinations and issue medical certificates for CMV Drivers will be required to complete accredited certification training and pass an examination.

The National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (National Registry) is a new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) program. It REQUIRES all medical examiners (MEs) who wish to perform physical examinations for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers to be trained and certified in FMCSA physical qualification standards.

You still have the opportunity to become trained and certified as a DOT Medical Examiner, even after the May deadline!  Make your plans to participate in the GAFP's Medical Examiner Certification Training Course on Saturday, June 14th at the Sonesta Resort in Hilton Head, SC in conjunction with the 2014 Summer Family Medicine Weekend.

We encourage you to register for the 2014 Summer Family Medicine Weekend before the registration deadline to receive discounted DOT Training Registration.  Visit and click on the Summer Meeting Registration link to sign up for only $250!  That’s a savings of $100 for registrants attending the meeting. 

If you would like to register for the DOT Training Session in Hilton Head, but don’t plan to attend the Summer Meeting, you can register by clicking here.  Complete the DOT Registration Form and submit it back to the GAFP.  The cost for GAFP/AAFP members and non-physicians who are non-Summer Meeting attendees is $350.  But why miss out on excellent CME when you don’t have to? Register for the Summer Meeting and you’ll receive top-notch CME and an additional discount off your DOT Training Registration.

Don’t miss this opportunity to become a DOT Certified Medical Examiner!

Please note, if we do not meet a minimum number of registrants for this course by May 15th, the course will cancel.

April 14, 2014

Family Medicine Update live course in Atlanta, GA

Family medicine encompasses every disease entity and each organ system for people of all ages.

Attend the AAFP’s Family Medicine Update live course in Atlanta, GA, June 24-28 to energize your outlook and refresh your knowledge to be the broad-topic specialist your patients need.

Take a trip to a Georgia jewel, earn up to 37.5 AAFP Prescribed credits, energize your outlook, and refresh your knowledge to be the broad-topic specialist your patients need.

  • Discover emerging health information on the body systems and population- and patient-based care
  • Explore common clinical issues that are unique to family medicine
  • Develop strategies to diagnose and treat both conventional and atypical conditions

Learn from leading experts in family medicine and other adult specialties on ADHD, cardiovascular risk reduction, cancer survivor care, COPD, chronic pain, diabetes, fluid and electrolyte abnormalities, ICD-10, musculoskeletal imaging modalities and exam techniques, immunizations update, mood and bipolar disorders, patient adherence and shared decision-making, physician and patient conflict, return-to-play guidelines, U.S. preventive services task force update, and a lot more.

Save when you register by May 23. Register now or call (800) 274-2237.

April 2, 2014

AAFP Family Medicine Board Review Express™ in Atlanta

Attend a three-and-a-half day live course with your colleagues to review the evidence-based principles of family medicine and learn effective test-taking strategies. Earn up to 27.25 AAFP Prescribed credits.

February 20 – 23, Atlanta, GA.

Register now and Prepare to Pass.

December 18, 2013

T2DM Treatment Decisions: Practical Strategies for Interdisciplinary Teams

This activity addresses the complexities of diabetes disease management. It will cover topics such as the latest knowledge regarding medications, current insights into patient self-care models, and will address the question of "how do I utilize the resources in my practice, community, and region to provide the best possible healthcare framework for my patients with diabetes?"

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
  • Explain the prevalence of type 2 diabetes among special populations in the United States.
  • Discuss relevance of optimal type 2 diabetes patient management in all patients, with a focus on those at risk and those representing racial and ethnic minority populations in the United States.
  • List most common barriers to providing optimal type 2 diabetes care from a population-specific perspective, as well as an urban and rural perspective, and develop strategies to overcome them.
  • Summarize the American Diabetes Association guidelines and explain how clinicians can apply evidence-based guidelines and algorithms to improve type 2 diabetes care in the primary care setting.
  • Assess and determine the most appropriate treatment plans for patients using single, dual, and triple therapy regimens.
  • Understand the rationale behind the pros and cons for earlier use of insulin in type 2 diabetes patient management.
  • Apply strategies to help you effectively communicate with patients about meal planning, physical activity, medication adherence, and blood glucose monitoring.

Participants may earn up to 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or 2.0 AAFP credits upon completion of posttest and evaluation.

Please click here to access the interactive CME activity.

This CME activity is supported by an educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

August 21, 2013

Reporting your CME Credits

You can self report CME credits from any accredited AAFP event by visiting the AAFP site at and logging into your account. Once logged in, on the left hand navigation bar, select View my CME Record. Then, in the left hand navigation bar, select Report my CME.

As a GAFP member, GAFP staff will submit your credits for all GAFP meetings in which a CME report form has been completed and returned to the GAFP offices.

For further information about reporting CME, contact the AAFP at (800) 274-2237

ABFM Certification\Recertification Exam Information

The American Board of Family Medicine has instituted the Maintenance of Certification Program for Family Physicians (MC-FP) to enhance the clinical excellence of its diplomats. To maintain certification with the ABFM, diplomats will be required to successfully complete the four components of MC-FP prior to the expiration of their certificate. For a full description of MC-FP, click here.

For additional information on MC-FP, you can download the
MC-FP instruction booklet.

American Board of Family Medicine
1648 McGrathiana Pkwy
Ste 550
Lexington, Kentucky 40511-1247
Phone 859-269-5626 or 888-995-5700

FAX 859-335-7501 or 859-335-7509

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