Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 9:00 PM MST
Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 5:00 PM MST

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Carefree Resort, 37220 Mule Train Rd, Carefree, AZ 
37220 Mule Train Raod, AZ 85377  



Christy Boring, christy@azafp.org 

Annual Clinical Education Conference 

Hotel : Call Individual Reservations & mention the Arizona Academy of Family Physicians The main telephone number is 480-488-5300. You may also book on line by cutting and pasting this link into your browser: https://reservations.travelclick.com/13181?groupID=2009023&hotelID=13181#/guestsandrooms

ACE Schedule 2018

Thursday April 5th- Saturday April 7th

Carefree Resort & Conference Center

37220 Mule Train Road, Carefree, AZ 85377

Thanks to our Conference Sponsors

 Thursday, April 5th

8:00-9:00am Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00-10:00am Opening Session: “Physician Health First” – Clif Knight, MD

AAFP Senior Vice President for Education

10:00-11:00am  Effectiveness and delivery of cognitive therapies for chronic pain” - Bentley Bobrow, MD, Professor of Emergency Management, University of Arizona

11:00 – 11:15am BREAK

11:15-12:15pm Database Application for Vital Events (DAVE) Training –            Bianca Soto, Quality Assurance Manager, Arizona Bureau of Vital           Records

12:15-1:15pm LUNCH

1:15-4:15pm “Opioid Prescribing: Safe Practices Changing Lives” – CO*RE Training offered in collaboration with the California AFP

4:15-4:30pm BREAK

4:30-5:30pm “Opioid Epidemic: Plans for Intervention” – Anthony Dekker, DO, NE Arizona Service Manager, Veterans Administration

5:30pm Adjournment for the day 

6:00 pm AzAFP Board of Directors Meeting

Friday, April 6th 

7:00-8:00am Registration & Continental Breakfast

7:45-8:00am Course Introduction to POEMS Training – Mark Ebell, MD

8:00-8:30am Pediatric Potpourri – Steven Brown, MD

8:30-9:00am Musculoskeletal Problems – John Hickner, MD

9:00-9:30am Cardiovascular Disease – Gary Ferenchick, MD

9:30-10:00am Acute Respiratory Infections – Mark Ebell, MD

10:00-10:30am BREAK & EXHIBITS

10:30-11:00am New Drugs/STEPs – Steven Brown, MD

11:00-11:30am Men’s Health – John Hickner, MD

11:30-12:00pm Screening Update from USPSTF – Mark Ebell, MD

12:00-1:00pm LUNCH & Legislative Update, Susan Cannata, JD

AzAFP Lobbyist

1:00-1:30pm Anticoagulation & Atrial Fibrillation – Gary Ferenchick, MD

1:30-2:00pm COPD & Asthma Update – John Hickner, MD

2:30-2:45pm Editor’s Choice – All Faculty

2:45-3:15pm Substance Abuse in Primary Care – Steven Brown, MD

3:15-3:30pm BREAK & Exhibits

 3:30-4:00pm Liver & GI Update – Mark Ebell, MD

4:00-4:30pm Exercise & Rehabilitation – Gary Ferenchick, MD

4:30-5:00pm Women’s Health – Steven Brown, MD

5:00pm Adjournment for the day of CME

 5:30-6:30pm Awards Reception Sponsored by Banner University Medicine

6:30 pm- Awards program

 Saturday, April 7th

7:30-8:00am Breakfast & Registration

8:00-8:30am What’s up with Vitamins? – John Hickner, MD

8:30-9:00am Useful Tools for Point of Care – Mark Ebell, MD

9:00-9:30am Hyperlipidemia – Gary Ferenchick, MD

9:30-10:00am Infectious Disease Update – Mark Ebell, MD

10:00-10:15am BREAK

10:15-11:00am Editor’s Choice & Clinical Questions – All Faculty

11:00-11:30am Doctors & Drug Companies – Steven Brown, MD

11:30-12:00pm Dementia & End of Life Care – Gary Ferenchick, MD

12:00-12:30pm Behavioral Health Update – John Hickner, MD

12:30-2:00pm LUNCH & AAFP Update – AAFP VIP – Wanda Filer, MD,  AAFP Immediate Past Board Chair & Past President

2:00-3:00pm Adverse Childhood Events (ACEs) – Wanda Filer, MD,             MBA, FAAFP, Strategic Health Institute Founder & CEO

3:00-4:00pm Human Health Harms of a Changing Climate: What Family Physicians Should Know – Matthew Burke, MD, Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health; Faculty, University of Washington

4:00-5:00pm MOC (FMC) Performance Improvement – ABFM, Joseph Tollison, MD

5:00pm Adjournment of Meeting

6:30 pm Past Presidents’ Reception - Invitation Only Event