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GAFP and Department of Public Health Webinar: Patient Privacy Considerations in Family Medicine

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Webinar Objectives:

Educate family physicians and staff regarding general health information and the law pertaining to minors and those transitioning to adults.

  • Age of majority/emancipation.
  • What are the medical rights of minors (under age 18)?
  • What information can or must be shared with parents?

Learn what exceptions apply to the general rules above?

  • Rules for mental/behavioral/substance health
  • Rules for pregnancy, reproduction, abortion, etc.
  • Emergencies
  • Are there differences for emancipated youth, youth in foster care, youth with developmental delays?

Discuss Best practices for your medical practice.

  • Obtaining consent.
  • How legal rights and privacy change at age 18 and why it’s important to discuss with that topic with parents and patients.
  • Recommendations for policies regarding how the office addresses consent and privacy.
  • What resources are available to you for additional information?

Presenter:

David D. Mackenzie
Partner
Huff, Powell & Bailey LLC

CME Information:

AMA Credit: The Georgia Academy of Family Physicians is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The GAFP designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


GAFP and DPH Webinar: “Sexually Transmitted Infections in Southern Adolescents”

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Webinar Objectives:

  • Review the epidemiology of common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in southern adolescent populations
  • List key strategies to optimize sexual history taking and review the recommended STI screenings in adolescents
  • Describe the presentation of common STIs relevant to adolescent populations
  • Describe public health measures for the prevention of STIs among adolescents

Presenter:

Van Wagoner, MD
Associate Professor / Associate Dean
Alabama/North Carolina Prevention Training Center
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Department of Medicine| Division of Infectious Diseases

CME Information:
AMA Credit: The Georgia Academy of Family Physicians is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The GAFP designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity


Reopening Georgia – Advice from a Health Care Attorney

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As our members continue to navigate this time of crisis, the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians and the Southern Health Lawyers, LLC would like to provide you with critical facts and strategies to limit your practice’s risk and manage the country’s new paid leave mandates throughout this global pandemic.

This webinar will explore the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFRCA) and define the “Health Care Provider” Exemption from FFCRA.  We will also review the terms and conditions of the Health and Human Services (HHS) relief funds.

Information will include:

  1. Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFRCA) decision trees;
  2. FFCRA healthcare provider exemption notice; and
  3. HHS relief funds terms and conditions

Faculty

Richard Sanders, Esq.
Partner
Southern Health Lawyers, LLC

Jeff Stone, MD, MHA, MBA, FAAFP
President
Georgia Academy of Family Physicians
Moderator

The Georgia Academy of Family Physicians is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The GAFP designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity


Telemedicine and COVID-19: What You Need Know Moving Forward

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Time: 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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Telemedicine can be a useful tool in treating non-urgent patients during the Coronavirus outbreak.  This webinar is designed to offer family physicians and their team information on how to quickly implement telemedicine options into their practice.  They will also receive valuable and timely COVID-19 resources from state and national organizations.

Upon completion of this webinar, users will be able to:

  • Implement or refine your telemedicine resources for the family physician office to include coding and payments
  • Keep abreast of Georgia resources on telemedicine and appropriate rules and regulations for physicians and their clinical and business staff
  • Understand where to get up-to-date clinical information on COVID-19 including appropriate procedures and testing to implement in your office

Faculty to include experts from:

  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Global Partnership for Telehealth
  • Smart House Calls

If possible, we ask that you submit one-registration per office as this webinar has limited attendee registrations.

This will be recorded and uploaded to the GAFP website immediately following the live webinar.

CME Information:

AMA Credit: The Georgia Academy of Family Physicians is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The GAFP designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


DPH Webinar: Healthcare Transition for Adolescents and Young Adults with Autism

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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The Georgia Academy of Family Physicians, in cooperation with the Department of Public Health invites you to participate in an interactive live webinar on Transition of Care: Autism.

The webinar will focus on providing guidance on how to plan and execute better health care transitions for patients with Autism and will cover the following objectives:

  • Identify key skills and contexts that make healthcare transition challenging for transition-age youth with autism.
  • List features of a healthcare transition process and general timelines for transition planning
  • Identify resources and information related to best practices in transition planning for youth with autism.

Presenter:

Matthew Joel Segall, Ph.D.

Educational Consultant & Licensed Psychologist

Program Director, Education and Transition Services

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

CME Information:

AMA Credit: The Georgia Academy of Family Physicians is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The GAFP designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity


NEW! CME Webinar: A Primer for Family Medicine and Primary Care: Focusing on Pompe Disease

Recognizing Pompe disease, a progressive, debilitating and often fatal neuromuscular disease caused by a genetic deficiency or dysfunction of the lysosomal enzyme acid alpha-glucosidase (GAA), can be challenging, as its signs and symptoms are like those of other diseases and disorders. As a result, Pompe disease may not be readily considered during the clinical work up and significant diagnostic delays are common in many patients. During this activity, we shall review the importance of early diagnosis, how the disease can present at different ages through sample case vignettes, as well as discuss advances in the ongoing monitoring and management of these patients. Early recognition is critical for improved outcomes since the disease continues to progress relentlessly, with many patients going undiagnosed for years, with debilitating and often life-threatening impact.

Learning Objectives

After this educational activity, you should be able to:

  • Briefly define lysosomal storage diseases and discuss newborn screening and its impact on identifying many of these disorders
  • Recognize clinical signs and symptoms and genotype/phenotype diversity in Pompe disease
  • Review management guidelines and available treatment options for Pompe
  • Assess the role of the primary care/internal medicine physician in the multidisciplinary management of Pompe

Accreditation Information

EXCEL Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

EXCEL Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA/PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts AMA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
Nurse Practitioners: AANP accepts AMA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Register Here: http://programs.excelcme.com/w/pompe


Primary Care Management of Adults with Sickle Cell Disease

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Webinar Overview:

Adults with sickle cell disease have multiple conditions that impact the entire body. Thus, primary care physicians and their care teams need to be empowered with the knowledge and resources to give evidence-based person-centered care.  This webinar series will provide the foundational knowledge and discuss the availability of new regional assessments for care plan development, with telemedicine follow up. It is open to physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and medical assistants.

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how to care for the patient with sickle cell in the primary care setting.
  • Understand how to manage pain in Sickle Cell Disease.
  • Understand best practices in care coordination through the use of Community Health Workers and the clinical care team.
  • Understand the process of telemedicine follow up.

Presenters:

James Eckman, MD               

Professor Emeritus                              
Department of Hematology and Oncology                                  
Emory University School of Medicine                             

Jeanette Nu’Man, MEd
Operations Manager of the Sickle Cell
Foundation of Georgia
Director, Camp New Hope
 

CME Information:

AMA Credit: The Georgia Academy of Family Physicians is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The GAFP designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAFP Prescribed Credit:

This Enduring Material activity, Webinar: Primary Care Management of Adults with Sickle Cell Disease, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 2.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP certification begins 07/02/2019. Term of approval is for one year from this date. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.