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Top 5 Courses to Attend at the AAFP Scientific Assembly

Top 5 Courses to Attend at the AAFP Scientific Assembly

To help busy primary care clinicians sort through the many offerings at the American Academy of Family Physicians Scientific Assembly this year, the editors of Consultant have prepared a short list of courses that are sure to please. The list covers a variety of important topics. The moderators of each course have given presentations at the AAFP Scientific Assembly in the past and all have published in Consultant (links to their articles online are provided). We hope you enjoy these speakers as much as we did.

1. Difficult to Control Hypertension—John R. Holman, MD
Dr Holman is also speaking on the following topics:
•Managing Hypertension in the Elderly: How Best to Achieve Control
•Blast Presentations: Cardiovascular/Hypertension

See Dr Holman’s article, Overuse Injury: Is It Tendonitis or Bursitis?

2. Diabetes: Overcoming Barriers and Achieving Excellence With Evidenced-based Guidelines—Edward J. Shahady, MD
Dr Shahady is also speaking on the following topics:
•Building an NCQA Approved Medical Home With a Chronic Disease Registry and Practice Teams
•Cutting Back and Slowing Down: Preparing Your Patients, Staff, Family, and Yourself
•Learning How to do Group Visits for Chronic Disease—Diabetes as the Model

See Dr Shahady’s article, Barriers to Effective Diabetes Care: How to Recognize and Overcome

3. ECG Interpretation—Russell D. White, MD and David A. Weiland, MD
See also:
•ECG Analysis (Advanced)
Dr White is also speaking with Corey H. Evans, MD on the following topics:
•Exercise Testing: Introductory Session
•Exercise Testing: Advanced

See Dr White’s Diabetes Q&A, Lipids: Key to Cardiovascular Health in Patients With Diabetes

4. Office Emergencies—Robert J. Dachs, MD
Dr Dachs is also speaking on the following topics:
•Journal Club Live—Internal Medicine and Geriatric Topics
•Journal Club Live—Emergency and Acute Care Topics
•Journal Club Live—Women’s and Children’s Issues

See Dr Dachs’ article, Chest Pain: 10 Common Myths and Mistakes

5. Evidence-based Pre-conception Health Care—Heather Paladine, MD and Karen Muchowski, MD

See Dr Paladine’s CME quiz, Bilateral Leg Ulcers in a Cachectic Man


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