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.
Free Health Professional Webinar – American Dairy Association North East
August 5, 2021 – 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET
American Dairy Association North East and co-sponsor Maryland Academy of Family Physicians, would like to invite your members to attend our upcoming free health professional webinar titled, “Lactose Intolerance and Health Inequities Across Diverse Populations.”
- Webinar – Thursday, August 5th from 12:00-1:00 PM ET
- Title: “Lactose Intolerance and Health Inequities Across Diverse Populations”
- Co-Speakers: Constance Brown-Riggs, MSEd, RD, CDE, CDN and Chef Tessa Nguyen, RD, LDN
- Pre-register here for the webinar: bit.ly/FreeWebinarAug5. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
- CME Credit (Approved): Application for CME credit has been filed and approved by the American Academy of Family Physicians.
- CPEU Credit (Approved): 1.0 hour for registered dietitian nutritionists
- Professional Development Certificate – Available for School Nurses
Questions regarding CME? Contact Ronda Hall, Member Services/MDAFP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All other webinar-related questions? Contact Liz Jalkiewicz, RDN, LDN, Health & Wellness Specialist/ADANE at email@example.com.
The AAFP has reviewed Lactose Intolerance and Health Inequities Across Diverse Populations and deemed it acceptable for up to 1.00 Online Only, Live AAFP Elective credit. Term of Approval is from 08/05/2021 to 08/05/2021. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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.
Be an early bird! Register today and save $50 off the price of registration. Offer ends September 17.
Virtual KSA: Diabetes
December 12, 2021 – 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. ET
$125 for members
$250 for non-members
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. Watch for the speakers call coming in August and early-bird registration opening in September.
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.
Three-Part Practice Management CME Webinar Series Archives
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2] Driving Short- and Long-Term Practice Financial SuccessArchive Link
3] The Future of Family Medicine in the Post COVID-19 WorldArchive Link