Calendar of Events
The MDAFP works to bring you quality CME opportunities and other events important to you and your career. View the upcoming events below.
Focus: Infection & Antibiotic Tracking Tool
How do you track all of the pieces of infection prevention? Dave Johnson from Health Centric Advisors created an Infection & Antibiotic Tracking Tool to help you.
The tool makes all calculations, data summaries, and graphs instantly for rapid data comparison.
Its simple Excel format is designed to track facility-wide and location-specific infections and infection rates, antibiotic use and prescribing, and a lot more.
Huddle: PPE Review
You have likely discussed PPE with your staff many times. Let the team at Health Centric Advisors shoulder the training this week with a quick refresher and tips and ideas to ensure compliance.
Focus: Adverse Drug Events (ADEs)
Join Health Centric Advisors for a valuable exploration of adverse drug events.
Learn how to define ADEs and recognize the common causes.
Discover how to use an ADE Trigger Tool, and how to review ADE statistics including what to look for and what to do with your findings.
Join us to (virtually) fight for Family Medicine by attending MDAFP’s Advocacy Day on Thursday, February 10, 2022! Learn more about the legislative process by participating in this free advocacy opportunity with your fellow family physicians, residents and medical students from across Maryland.
Registration opens November!
We’re back Live and In-Person in February!
We are simply delighted that so many of you have inquired about our long-awaited return to your favorite Maryland family medicine event, the MDAFP Annual Meeting & Winter Refresher!
As a part of this coming year’s safety protocols, we are limiting attendee registration to 120 (approximately 30% of our regular attendance). Once we reach that reduced capacity in registrations, our online registration will close. (Walk-in registrations will not be available this year.)
Please consider registering soon if you plan to join us February 25-27, at the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore for a weekend of fun, CME, fun, camaraderie, and not to mention – fun! With approximately 20+ AAFP Prescribed Credits centered on the timely topics you see and treat most often and fantastic optional Pre-conference and KSA, as well as networking opportunities, this is sure to be a terrific weekend with colleagues and friends that you will not want to miss.
Virtual Town Hall Addresses Black Maternal Health, Birth Equity
CME Available for Participants
The AAFP hosted its latest Virtual Town Hall, “Striving for Birth Equity,” featuring an expert panel of family physicians, in conjunction with Black Maternal Health Week. All members are invited to attend that evening or to watch the event on demand beginning the following day.
Danielle Jones, Ph.D., M.P.H., director of the Academy’s Center for Diversity and Health Equity, will moderate the panel. Scheduled panelists include
- AAFP President Ada Stewart, M.D.;
- Zita Magloire, M.D., chair of the Academy’s Obstetrics Member Interest Group; and
- Tanya Anim, M.D., a practicing family physician with Lee Health, a community-owned not-for-profit public health system in southwest Florida.
The panel on Black maternal health comes at a time of increasing concern about maternal mortality among family physicians and other health care professionals. While maternal mortality rates worldwide declined almost 38% between 2000 and 2017, maternal mortality increased by over 26% in the United States during the same period.
Research presented at the American Diabetes Association’s 80th Scientific Sessions in June 2020 indicated that in the United States, non-Hispanic Black women were three times more likely to have a maternal death than white women. Non-Hispanic Black women also were significantly more likely to experience a severe maternal morbidity event at the time of delivery. Other research showed that Black infants were more likely to be born preterm than white infants, and were at the highest risk of dying within less than 28 days after being discharged from the hospital or of experiencing morbidities in the time between birth and discharge.
The panelists will discuss a variety of topics during the Virtual Town Hall, including rural issues in maternal health disparities, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Black maternal health and ongoing advocacy efforts. In addition, one panelist will share her personal birth experience.
Members who attend will learn how to implement clinical practice strategies that minimize adverse birth outcomes in Black women, better communicate the breadth of racial disparities in maternal health outcomes, and advocate for legislation aimed at reducing racial and ethnic disparities in maternal mortality and morbidity.
Members who participate in the Virtual Town Hall will be able to earn AAFP Prescribed CME credit.