Winter Regional CME Conference

February 23, 2019 | Baltimore, MD


This Live activity, MDAFP 2019 Winter Regional CME Conference, with a beginning date of 02/22/2019, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 15.75* Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

*The Saturday program for the Winter Regional CME Conference has been approved for 7.75 Prescribed CME credits. The optional KSA on Friday afternoon has been approved for 8 prescribed credits. Please note that an additional registration fee is required for the KSA.


Online registration for the Winter Regional CME Conference is now closed.

On-site registration will be available at the event, February 23rd.



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Early Bird Rate

(before December 15th)

Regular Rate

(after December 15th)

Member $150 $175
Non-Member $250 $275
Student Free Free
Resident Free Free
Lunch Guest $50 $50
KSA – Member $125 $125
KSA – Non-Member $250 $250

Note: Online registration for the Winter Regional CME Conference is now closed. On-site registration will be available at the event, February 23rd.


The MDAFP will also be hosting a Knowledge Self-Assessment (KSA) session on Diabetes held the evening before the Winter Regional CME Conference on Friday, February 22, 2019 from 5-9pm. Visit the KSA Webpage for more details on this event.


7:00am-7:55am Registration, Exhibits, and Continental Breakfast
7:55am-8:00am President’s WelcomeWhitehall Ballroom
8:00am-8:45am Medical Care for Gender Diverse and Transgender Children and Adolescents

This lecture will focus on medical care for gender diverse and transgender youth from childhood to early adulthood.  Finding affirming information for pre-pubertal children, counseling parents about social transition and resources in the community, timing and types of puberty blockers, risks and benefits of puberty blockers, following linear growth, and insurance coverage will be addressed.   Hormone regimens for feminizing and masculinizing therapies, along with risks and benefits will be discussed.   Fertility preservation and issues around fertility and contraception will be discussed.  This lecture will also cover health disparities, sexual health for LGBT youth, and making an office LGBT-affirming for the family practitioner.

Elyse Pine, MD | Chase Brexton Health Care

8:45am-9:30am Expedited Partner Therapy for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Trichomoniasis: What Maryland Clinicians Need to Know
This presentation will focus on the benefits of Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT) as an evidence based partner management strategy for Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Trichomonas vaginalis. We will discuss requirements for prescribing and dispensing EPT in Maryland, and potential barriers associated with implementing EPT.Elisabeth Liebow, MD, MPH | Maryland Department of Health
9:30am-10:00am Exhibits & Break
10:00-10:45am Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is more common than ever before. This presentation will equip Family Physicians with the resources and proper guidance needed to treat and prevent osteoporosis in patients.

Sara Vazer, MD | Kaiser Permanente

10:45am-11:30am Cardiac Imaging for Primary Care

This presentation will provide an overview of cardiac imaging for primary care providers. It will focus mostly on echocardiograms and cardiac CT.

Eric Tuday, MD, PhD | Johns Hopkins Hospital

11:30am-12:15pm Primary Care for People Who Inject Drugs

There are over 750,000 people who actively inject opioids, methamphetamine, cocaine and ketamine in the United States, with numbers increasing due to the current opioid epidemic. People who inject drugs (PWID) are at higher risk for infectious, cardiac, pulmonary, psychiatric, and accidental causes of morbidity and mortality. Learn how family physicians have the opportunity to engage PWID into primary care by focusing on overall health and minimizing the harms of injecting drugs.

Aaron Greenblatt, MD | University of Maryland School of Medicine
Adam Visconti, MD, MPH | DC Department of Health

12:15pm-1:45pm Lunch & LegislationHamptons
1:45pm-2:30pm Sports Related Injuries; what do we know now, and where do we go from here

Over the past 10 years, understanding and management of concussions has changed significantly. Along with a better understanding of concussions, another major consequence to frequent head trauma is CTE. It has received a lot of press, which has raised a lot of discussion surrounding how to appropriately diagnose and manage head injuries. With so many opinions and changes over the past 5 years, what should we, as physicians, be doing to educate our patients in the office and on the field?

Kelly Ryan, DO, CAQSM | MedStar Franklin Square Medicine Department

2:30pm-3:15pm Melanoma- Early Detection and Treatment

This presentation will discuss early detection of melanoma including cases to emphasize points made in lecture. Potential mimickers of melanoma including squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma will be reviewed including pictures and how evaluation and management differs from melanoma. Dermoscopy in the evaluation of melanomas will also be reviewed with dermatoscopic photographs presented.

Suresh Menon, MD | Dermatology Associates and Surgery Center

3:15pm-3:45pm Exhibits & Break
3:45pm-4:30pm Cervical Cancer Screening and Prevention: Who Gets a Pap and Who Gets a Shot?

Cervical cancer screening guidelines have changed and the management of abnormal screening tests have changed dramatically. Also, prevention of cervical cancer is possible and the recommendations for vaccination have also changed. It is also a very controversial vaccination for political reasons. These guidelines will be reviewed, as well as, the proper technique of a pap smear and the evidence for and against screening pelvic exams.

Nancy Barr, MD | MedStar Franklin Square Family Medicine Residency

4:30pm-5:15pm Making Sure We’re Heard: Speak(Easy) Howard’s Approach to Advance Care Planning

Speak(easy) Howard helps Howard County residents think through their preferences for care and name who they want to make medical decisions for them if they can’t. The campaign, an initiative of the Horizon Foundation, walks through the first steps residents can take to protect their loved ones and help them honor their wishes, even when they can’t speak for themselves. Speak(easy) Howard has been developed over several years and has included running a collaborative with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement to test the campaign approach and build engagement; designing a user friendly form to legally name a health care agent; developing a website that transmits advance care planning documents to healthcare providers; and crafting a marketing campaign to increase awareness and drive action.

Tiffany Callendar | Horizon Foundation

5:15pm End of Program



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Housing Information:

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