The MDAFP works to bring you quality CME opportunities and other events important to you and your career. View the upcoming events below.
MDPCP PMO COVID-19 Webinar
In light of the continuing challenge that COVID-19 poses to public health in Maryland and nationally, the MDPCP PMO will begin to again host biweekly COVID-19 update webinars for all Primary Care Providers to review current guidance, provide additional information on important activities primary care offices should be taking for the health and safety of Marylanders, and answer additional questions. Topics will include vaccine program highlights and the future of the vaccine program, COVID-19 variants, testing, long COVID-19, monoclonal antibodies, and the long-term outlook for the pandemic. The MDPCP PMO strongly encourages all health care practices in Maryland to attend the COVID-19 update webinar, and CE credit will be available to attendees who complete an evaluation afterwards:
October 6, 2021 | 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
October 20, 2021 | 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
The Osteopathic Approach: FMX Preconference Workshop Livestream
Monday, September 27 @ 7:40 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Join us for this special one-day-only livestream event focused on osteopathic approaches to care.Register Here
*FMX attendees: to register for this course for free, please call (800) 274-2237.
FMX: Virtual Family Medicine Experience
September 28–October 2, 2021
Breaking Boundaries to Transform Your Specialty
Our family medicine community overcame myriad challenges in 2020 and emerged stronger than ever. Together, we know we can overcome any barrier—even those exposed by a global pandemic.
Now we look forward, channeling our energy to ensure better health for everyone.
As the foundation of health care, you’re invited to unite with your family medicine peers during the AAFP’s Family Medicine Experience (FMX), Sept. 28–Oct. 2.
Pfizer COVID-19 Update
October 1, 2021 | 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Please join Pfizer leaders on October 1 for an update on the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Mary Moran, Senior Director, U.S. Medical Affairs COVID-19 Vaccine Lead, will be the featured speaker. Topics covered will include information updates on the vaccine development program as well as the US distribution plans with the states. We hope you can join the call.
Webex Event Broadcast: This allows Presenters to Broadcast audio, video, and slides one-way to up to 3000 attendees’ computers and iOS mobile devices.
Event number: 2590 423 4864
Event password: PnUpMwY5Y77
Event address for attendees: https://pfizerevents.webex.com/pfizerevents/onstage/g.php?MTID=e12df7971e8c89d73c48efd99af892af2
Questions: Questions can be submitted using the Q&A panel on the lower right side of the screen.
*If you have never joined a WebEx before the link will prompt you to install software to enable it to run. Allow this download and the session will then open once installed (This only needs doing once, for subsequent sessions the software will run the program without needing to install anything).
Audio Conference: This is a listen only service for attendees to dial in and hear the presenters but they cannot ask questions.
Family Medicine Pathways to Leadership & Career
Friday, October 8, 2021 – 12:00 p.m.
Attention MDAFP students: Explore the Family Medicine pathways to leadership and career on Friday, October 8 at 12:00 p.m. This virtual discussion will focus on the unique skill set and training for physicians practicing Family Medicine and is targeted to students interested in the specialty.
Led by Kisha Davis, MD, MPH, FAAFP and moderated by Pipeline Workgroup co-chair, Kathryn Hart, MD.
Virtual KSA: Health Counseling & Preventative Care
October 17, 2021 – 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. ET
$125 for members
$250 for non-members
Virtual Global Health Summit
October 20-22, 2021
Registration for the Virtual Global Health Summit is Open!
The needs of global health care are changing fast, and family physicians are vital to the success of health equity efforts on a global scale. This year’s virtual Global Health Summit, October 20–22, will focus on leading with equity and quality. This convenient virtual platform will allow your global efforts to begin right at home.
Passionate physicians just like you are coming together to explore the role of family medicine in important issues facing patient care today—like health equity, anti-racism advocacy, equitable partnerships, and decolonialization in global health. As an attendee, you’ll:
- Hear from your peers and experienced GH practitioners
- Network with other physicians from across the globe
- Identify best practices of ethical engagement in Global Health
- Broaden your knowledge of culturally diverse patient care in resource-constrained settings
- Get involved in global health initiatives, at home and abroad
- Build true and equitable partnerships
Global Health Summit will feature 8 main stage presentations, including two international panels, around 40 break-out sessions and poster presentations for networking and engaging with peers virtually.
Global health care affects everyone, so take advantage of this opportunity to be part of the important conversations happening at Global Health Summit.
Adult Medicine Livestream
October 27-30, 2021 ~ Livestream
Keep up to date with the latest evidence-based, ready-for-practice information on adult family medicine.
Earn CME, connect with geriatric experts, and improve care for your senior patients—all in just a few days.
Create a flexible CME experience that best suits your needs and schedule. The livestream format lets you attend the full course over a few days or choose from themed half-day sessions focused on a broad range of topics, including:
- Impact of Covid on care of the elderly
- Patient engagement (Alzheimers)
- Covid (impact on specific conditions)
Log in via your favorite device to learn from expert faculty who actively practice family medicine.Register Here
*Register by October 17 to save up to $100.
AAFP’s Sports Medicine Livestream
November 10-13, 2021 ~ Livestream
Stay up to date in your practice with the latest sports-specific protocols with themed half-day sessions within the Sports Medicine Livestream, November 10–13, from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).
This unique online experience delivers CME in themed half-day sessions focused on a broad range of topics, including:
- Preparticipation Physical Evaluation 5 update
- Exercise and care for patients with COVID-19
- Concussion update
- Sports medicine radiology
- Learn from faculty that are family and sports medicine experts in the comfort of your home or office. Earn up to 24.75 credits and immediately put what you learn into practice.
Save $100 when you register by October 31. If you’re in your first seven years of practice, you can save $150.
Neurology and Behavioral Health Livestream
November 17-20, 2021 ~ Livestream
Stay up to date in your practice with the latest protocols with the Neurology and Behavioral Health Livestream, November 17–20, from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).
The course will cover the most up-to-date information regarding the evaluation, treatment, and management of patients who present with neurological, neurodevelopmental, or behavioral health conditions.
This unique online experience allows you to choose topics most relevant to you in themed half-day sessions or attend the full course and earn up to 22 credits. Covered topics include:
- Telehealth, pre- and post-COVID-19
- Chronic pain (depression and suicide)
Learn from expert faculty in the comfort of your home or office. Save $100 when you register by November 7. If you’re in your first seven years of practice, you can save $150.
Virtual KSA: Diabetes
December 12, 2021 – 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. ET
$125 for members
$250 for non-members
Registration deadline: November 30, 2021
Please note the topic for the December 12 virtual KSA has been changed to Diabetes. We planned to offer the Care of Women KSA for the first time ever, as it is a new topic being developed by the ABFM. Unfortunately, that KSA module may not be ready as originally planned. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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!
New hybrid format, same high-quality CME! Save the 2022 dates, February 25 – 27. Virtual or in-person? The choice is yours! In-person attendees get to enjoy the distinguished meeting space of the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore with spectacular Harbor-facing views. Early-bird registration opens Monday, October 25, 2021!
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.