CAFPs 62nd Annual Scientific Assembly
Venue: Grand Hyatt San Francisco
|Event Date/Time: May 15, 2010||End Date/Time: May 16, 2010|
|Early Registration Date: Jan 01, 2010|
See you in May.
- Geoff Leung, MD and Michelle Quiogue, MD, co-chairs, CAFP's Committee on Continuing Professional Development
Proven Practices, Practical Solutions - these are watch words for this year's Annual Scientific Assembly. You'll notice a few new additions to this year's program. But you'll enjoy the same high quality clinical and practice education the CAFP annual meeting traditionally provides.
Here is a taste of what you can expect:
Keynote speaker on Saturday: Terry McGeeney, MD, CEO of TransforMED, and leader in the practice redesign field. Dr. McGeeney will talk about how you and your practice team can evolve into the Patient Centered Medical Home. He'll talk practical solutions based on what the 36-TransforMED pilot practices have learned.
Controversies in Cancer Screening: At last year's meeting attendees participated in a needs assessment session. You told us screening and selecting the proper screening guidelines were important. With the recent changes in screening recommendations and the controversies they have raised, we're asked Carol Havens, MD to lead a discussion session to answer your questions.
Adult Pneumococcal Vaccines: Suggested guidelines say your patients with diabetes need an annual pneumococcal vaccination? Do they always get one? Might be a systems problem. Are there other patient populations who should be receiving a vaccination? When? How often? With what interactions? Drs. Geoff Leung and Jeff Luther will lead the session.
Listening to the Voices: Patients with OAB talk with faculty member Kate Galluzzi, DO, about their symptoms, concerns, questions, and treatment options. These patients will offer you practical solutions on how to best open these discussions in your own practice.
Practical Strategies for the Clinical Management of GERD: The session will assist you in devising appropriate treatment plans that take into consideration action, efficacy and safety of acid suppression medications.
Other topics in development: Smoking Cessation, Pain Management and the new REMS Requirements, Diabetes and Its Co-Morbid Conditions, HIV/AIDS in Primary Care, Gout, and Hospice and Palliative Care.
The Physician as Patient: Lessons from the Other Side of the Stethoscope: Jeff Cain, MD, Colorado family physician and member of the AAFP Board, invites you to walk with him as he shares his journey through a horrendous accident, life-saving ride in a Flight for Life helicopter, multiple surgeries in his own ICU, and finally to recovery with a new and thriving life.
Pediatrics: Three Cases of Common and Not-so-Common Issues in Kids
When was the last time you saw typhus? Katherine Schaerth, MD, a family physician at Loma Linda, has seen four cases of typhus in the last couple of months. Using the cases she sees in her practice, she'll discuss fevers of an unknown origin, plus MRSA and the newest evidence on UTIs in kids.
Two Minutes/Two Slides/Two Questions: We've borrowed (not stolen) this interactive event from our colleagues in San Diego - and San Diego family physician David Bazzo will referee the event. Six presenters will have two minutes to present two case slides and the audience will have two minutes to ask questions. Using our ARS system, the winning case and presenter will be crowned. Great fun, great learning.
The meeting will be approved for at least 17 AAFP Prescribed and AMA PRA Category 1 TM credit. CAFP will also provide California Nursing credit.
We will have two group SAMS sessions. During these sessions you'll walk through the Self-Assessment Module, answer the questions, practice a patient simulation, and leave with Phase 1 (the SAM) completed and credited. We'll handle your registration with the ABFM and report completion of the SAM. There will be an additional registration fee for the Group SAMS ; lunch and materials will be included, and space will be limited. The Group SMAs will run opposite the main stage afternoon sessions.
Friends and Family Room
We have eliminated the traditional exhibit hall in favor of a family room ... an informal room, with table top displays, couches for conversation, light refreshments, and a social atmosphere ... a place where you can meet with representatives from the non-profit organizations, agencies, and service groups you work with during the year. We've reserved space for 10 of our "family" members. The California Academy of Physicians Assistant and California Helpline have already booked their spots. The Friends and Family Room will be open Saturday-Sunday for no extra charge. Watch here for more details.
Technology Roundtables and Computer Camp
Have you purchased your EHR? Do you have a registry? Are you e-prescribing? Have you begun to report performance data? Are you preparing to tackle the HITECH program? Are RECs, LECs, and the other acronyms becoming part of your vocabulary? Many family physicians have made these decisions and are using technology to improve the business and clinical sides of their practices. Many of you, however, have not yet made the leap, and have told us you want assistance. We hear you ... and we're making space at this year's ASA to provide you the information to help you ask the right questions. We can't make the decision for you, but we can certainly help equip you with the tools to evaluate your options. The Technology Roundtables will be open Saturday afternoon for no extra charge. Watch here for more details.
Hotel and Travel
This year's meeting will be held at the Grant Hyatt Union Square. The location is perfect for all San Francisco's delights beckon from just outside the doors. Enjoy unequalled access to world-class shopping, Chinatown, North Beach, restaurants, museums, the theater and the many famous SF landmarks, all just minutes away. The hotel offers stunning views, award-winning business facilities and terrific dining (restaurant on the 36th floor, with no obstructions to the views).
Public transportation is very easy and there is a reasonably-priced parking garage only Â½ block away. The CAFP has negotiated a $169/night (single/double) room rate, with Club/Concierge level upgrades available. The rate is good from May 13-17 for those who may wish to arrive early, or stay after the meeting.
To make your hotel reservation (by 28 April 2010), click here: http://resweb.passkey.com/go/ECAA
To see hotel details go to: http://grandsanfrancisco.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/index.jsp