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Family Medicine Advocacy Day at the Nevada State Legislature

On Friday, February 24th, the Nevada Academy of Family Physicians will be hosting our first annual Family Medicine Advocacy Day at the Nevada State Legislature. One of our primary goals in hosting a family medicine advocacy day is to build relationships with our state Assembly members and Senators.

Our secondary goal in hosting this day is to educate our legislators on the importance of Family Medicine and Primary Care. We plan to include medical students, residents, faculty and practicing physicians to give our legislators a clear picture of exactly what Family Medicine means in Nevada.

Below is a proposed agenda. We hope you will consider joining us for the day. Please RSVP to Brooke Wong at 775-826-5100 or click here to RSVP now.

7:00–8:00am   Continental Breakfast and Meetings with Senator Joe Hardy, MD and Assemblywoman Robin Titus, MD

8:00–8:30am   NAFP President Welcome and Membership Updates - Review goals for the day

8:30–9:30am   Advocacy 101 and AAFP Update - National Government Relations Staff

9:30–9:45am   Payment Reform Bill Discussion - Michael Hackett, Lobbyist

9:45–10:00am   Break

10:00–11:00am   Advocacy Training - Key Bills, Asks and Talking Points

11:00–11:45am   Floor Session - All members will sit on the Floor as invited guests of Senator Joe Hardy, MD and Assemblywoman Robin Titus, MD

11:45am–12:30pm   Lunch with Legislators and Staff

12:30–1:30pm   Legislative Visits

1:30–2:00pm   Group Wrap-up - Discuss take-home pearls and strategies for remaining session

2:00pm   Group Picture on Capitol Steps and departure

Las Vegas (Henderson), NV Live Clinical Courses on Adult Medicine, or Musculoskeletal and Sports Care

Choose from two great courses, April 5-8, in Las Vegas (Henderson), NV.

AAFP’s Adult Medicine live course

Adult medicine offers a wide array of topics to help your better evaluate, treat, and manage adult patients in your practice. After this course, you will be able to:

  • Improve adherence to evidence-based clinical guidelines in practice.
  • Synthesize appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan for common adult conditions in both the outpatient and inpatient setting.
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively with the patient to ensure that diagnosis and treatment recommendations are understood.
  • Recognize when to refer to or consult with other specialists to provide optimal patient care.
  • Earn up to 25 AAFP Prescribed credits.

    AAFP members: $895/Nonmembers: $1,195

    AAFP’s Musculoskeletal and Sports Care live course

    Better evaluate, treat, and manage your physically active patients. After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Assess injured bones or soft tissue to determine the stage and severity of the injury.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in examination techniques, including range of motion, stability, bone alignment, and assessment of soft tissue swelling/masses.
  • Prepare treatment recommendations for patients with musculoskeletal injuries that include NSAIDs or pain medication and application of the RICE strategy.
  • Counsel patients who participate in organized sports or rigorous athletics on injury avoidance and use of protective gear.
  • Identify training needs related to procedural skills such as casting, splinting, and joint injection.
  • Earn up to 25.75 AAFP Prescribed credits.

    AAFP members: $895/Nonmembers: $1,195

    Onsite CME opportunities (additional fees apply)

    Seize the opportunity at either course and register for optional clinical procedural workshops to enhance your learning and hands-on experience. Additionally, you can register for Knowledge Self-Assessment (KSA) Working Groups: Health Behavior (April 8) and Genomics (April 9).

    Save $100 when you register for either course by February 27.

    Register now or call (800) 274-2237.

    Summer CME Meeting

    On behalf of the Nevada AFP, we invite you to join us for over 20 Credits of CME in 3 days, plus KSA Group Sessions, Comprehensive Updates, a Wine Tasting & Silent Auction, Prize Drawings, and an Exhibit Hall from July 28-30, 2017 at the Tropicana Las Vegas.

    Before You Arrive:

  • Register for the meeting online (Early Bird rates valid until 7/1/2017)
  • Meeting Information:

  • Download the Tropicana Convention Center Map herepdf
  • Download the Tropicana Property Map herepdf
  • Winter CME Meeting

    On behalf of the Nevada AFP, we invite you to join us for 5 days of excellent CME, including Medical Ethics, Hands-on Workshops, a Variety of updates for the Family Physician, Hosted Lunches, Receptions, a Wine Tasting & Silent Auction, Poker Tournament, Prize Drawings, and an Exhibit Hall from January 22-26, 2017 at Harrah's Lake Tahoe.

    Registration and more information:

  • View the full schedulepdf
  • Supplemental handouts:

  • Digital Syllabus (16MB PDF) - Primary linkpdf   Secondary linkpdf
  • Presentation: Sunday, Dr. Cullen - MACRA (23MB PDF)pdf
  • Presentation: Sunday, Dr. Cullen - Empathy (36MB PDF)pdf
  • Presentation: Sunday, Dr. Tolbert (1MB PDF)pdf
  • Articles: Sunday, Dr. Crawford (14MB ZIP)
  • Articles: Sunday, Dr. Fiore (6MB ZIP)
  • Presentation: Monday, Dr. Greenberg (100Kb PDF)pdf
  • Presentation: Monday, Dr. McCarthy (157Kb PDF)pdf
  • Presentation: Monday, Dr. Stovak (2MB PDF)pdf
  • Presentation: Tuesday, Dr. Watson (100Kb PDF)pdf
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