Annual Meeting Update – 2020 Annual CME Meeting Goes Virtual!

The Georgia Academy of Family Physicians (GAFP) continues to closely monitor the developments surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the clinical guidance from state and federal sources. The health and safety of all Annual Meeting attendees and the patients and communities they serve are the GAFP’s highest priorities. Therefore, the GAFP Board of Directors has made the decision not to move forward with an in-person Annual Meeting in November, and instead to present the meeting program during a two-day Virtual Annual Meeting.


Join Us for Georgia Academy of Family Physicians Annual CME Meeting —  Virtual!

The Georgia Academy of Family Physicians (GAFP) will host a virtual meeting experience on November 13-14, 2020. 

Attendees will have the opportunity to earn up to 13 AAFP Prescribed credits* and up to 25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. In support of the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians’ mission, the focus of this year’s conference is to provide family physicians and other primary care clinicians with current medical information that will strengthen their knowledge base and introduce new concepts and clinical practice skills through a cost-effective, evidence-based, and diverse educational program. 

*Approved for 37 Prescribed Credits.

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Conference Preliminary Schedule_Updated Weekly

  • Program Objectives:

    Physicians will receive current information on diverse medical subjects pertinent to patient care.  Subject material was chosen based on assessed needs, current research, and future trends.  This educational program was developed by family physicians for family physicians.

    Accreditation and Credit:

    AMA:

    The Georgia Academy of Family Physicians is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    • Pain Management: 4 hours
    • Diabetes KSA: 4 hours
    • Care of Children: 4 hours
    • Full Conference: 13
    • Total: 25 Prescribed Credits

    The Georgia Academy of Family Physicians designates this live activity for a maximum of 25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    AAFP: Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is approved.

    • Pain Management: 8 Prescribed Credits
    • Diabetes KSA: 8 Prescribed Credits
    • Care of Children: 8 Prescribed Credits
    • Full Conference: 13
    • Total: 37 Prescribed Credits

    AOA: This program is acceptable for up to 25 credits in Category 2-A by the American Osteopathic Association.

    Faculty Disclosure Policy:

    The GAFP complies with the policies and procedures of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.

    While having an interest or an affiliation with any corporate organization does not necessarily influence a speaker’s presentation, the relationship or a lack of a relationship must be disclosed. Declaration forms were requested from each speaker and the results will be presented prior to the activity.

    Educational Objectives:

    This activity was developed for family physicians, and may be appropriate for other primary care physicians, mid-level clinicians, office staff, and other healthcare professionals interested in improving patient care.

    Upon completion of the activity, participants should be able to 1) identify family medicine practices that are relevant to the well-being of their patient population, 2) recognize and describe current diseases, and offer proper diagnosis, management and treatment options to patients and their families, and 3) apply evidence-based treatments to effectively manage patient care.

    *Program topics subject to change 

    Special Needs:  The GAFP wishes to ensure that no individual with a disability is excluded, denied services, or otherwise treated differently from other individuals because of the absence of auxiliary aids or services.  If you need assistance or services as identified in the American Disabilities Act, please contact us no later than October 30, 2020 to make appropriate arrangements.

  • Conference Information (November 13–14)

    The rates below allows AAFP/GAFP Active and Life Member physicians only access to onsite sessions, social activities, and the social information hub. This also includes the option to attend the conference virtually or in-person.

    Note: Onsite registrations will not be permitted.

    Note: Daily registration is required. The rates allow one day access to all sessions – you must select the day you will attend the meeting.

    Daily Conference Rates

    Virtual Attendees:
    GAFP Member Physicians, Non-Member Physicians, Other Health Professionals & Practice Manager staff
    Friday……………..$175
    Saturday……………..$175
    Students……………..$15
    Residents……………$25

    Deadline for early bird registration is September 21, 2020.

    After September 21st rates will increase by $50 for all registration types.

    Online Registration closes October 31st.

  • 2021 CPT, EM and HCC Virtual Coding Workshop 

    Wednesday, December 2, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    CPT 2021 CPT and 2022 EM Coding Update

    Objectives:

    Review and discuss CY 2021 CPT code updates and the upcoming 2022 EM Coding Changes that will drastically change the entire EM system moving forward

    • See new CPT codes for primary care
    • Find out if any new ICD-10 codes will impact your practice in 2021
    • Get a firsthand look at the EM changes coming in 2022
    • 2022 based on documentation of history, exam and MDM
    • 2022 based on time – both face-to-face and non-face-to-face

    Knowledge Self Assessments (KSAs)

    The GAFP is proud to continue to offer the opportunity to complete the ABFM’s Knowledge Self-Assessment Test (KSA) to assist with your Board re-certification during the Annual Meeting. This CME activity is supported by an educational grant from the American Board of Family Medicine.

    October 17 – Virtual ABFM Knowledge Self-Assessment Module – Pain Management 2:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m.

    $100* registration fee

    October 24 – Virtual ABFM Knowledge Self-Assessment Module – Diabetes 2:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m.

    $100* registration fee

    November 7 – Virtual ABFM Knowledge Self-Assessment Module – Care of Children 2:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m.

    $100* registration fee

    Social Activities:

    Virtual Game Night

    The nostalgic game of our youth is back in this new virtual edition. Laugh with peers as we take virtual storytelling to the next level with MadLibbin’ Live. It is not your grandma’s BINGO.  GAFP’s Virtual Bingo brings the best of the comedy and the game of bingo together in one night of fun, laughs and fundraising. Tickets can be purchased online for $40 through the regular meeting registration process and all proceeds will be donated to the Georgia Healthy Family Alliance.

    Friday Evening, November 13: 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

    Virtual Research Poster Viewing

    The 2020 Fall Virtual Conference will feature a virtual poster session. Selected posters will be displayed online  for viewing. Attendees are encouraged to view all the researched presented.