Living the Dream: 2016 Annual Scientific Assembly

If you are in need of primary care CME credits, look no further than the Georgia Academy of Family Physician’s Annual Scientific Assembly. This three-day conference will be at The Westin Buckhead November 9th-12th and will offer up to 27.5 CME credits for attending physicians. These activities were developed for family physicians, and are appropriate for other primary care clinicians, advance practice providers, 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.

This year’s meeting will cover current topics and workshops that highlight conditions and diseases that affect our communities.  We will have two mini-tracks devoted to women’s health and chronic kidney disease.  Additionally, there will be a one-day workshop on cardiac stress testing, which will cover the basics for cardiac ECG exercise stress testing (EST), including indications, contraindications, limitations, alternatives, equipment, and personnel needs.

We will also offer four Knowledge Self-Assessment Modules (KSAs) formerly known as SAMs, including the new Medical Genomics module.  In addition to lecture tracks and workshops, there are education on cancer survivorship, adult immunizations, direct primary care, and management strategies for long-term COPD patients.  There is something for everyone who attends the meeting.

Conference activities will also include the 4th  Annual Georgia Healthy Family Alliance $10,000 Drawdown. This thrilling lottery is essentially a raffle in reverse. Participants hope to be the last man standing and the last four with tickets still left can choose to split the prize or go for the whole jackpot. Proceeds benefit the Community Health Grants Program, which has given more than $100,000 to health care projects in communities across the state since 2012. In addition, this year’s meeting  will also bring the president’s gala that will conclude with dancing and a Lip-Sync Battle with confirmed celebrities such as Salt N Pepa, and Beyonce and Jay Z!

For meeting information and registration, visit the GAFP’s website at gafp.org. If you have any questions, call the GAFP at 1-800-392-3841.