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:
November 18, 2021 | 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
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.
AAFP Care of Chronic Conditions Livestream
December 1-4, 2021
Learn the latest evidence-based guidelines, recommendations, and resources to maximize the patient care of those presenting with chronic conditions with the Care of Chronic Conditions Livestream, December 1–4, from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).
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 26 credits. Covered topics include:
- Alcohol screening and brief intervention
- Chronic back pain management
Learn from expert faculty in the comfort of your home or office. Save $100 when you register by November 21. If you’re in your first seven years of practice, you can save $150.Register Here
Virtual KSA: Diabetes
December 12, 2021 – 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. ET
$125 for members
$250 for non-members
Registration deadline: December 1, 2021
Participation is open to the first 25 registrants. Any registrants after the first 25 will be placed on a waiting list. 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!
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.