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Thursday, July 7 |  Friday, July 8  |  Saturday, July 9  |  Sunday, July 10

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Thursday. JULY 7

7:30 am - 6 pm  
Conference Registration & Information Desk Open  

8 am - 12 pm  
Knowledge Self-Assessment (KSA): Care of Hospitalized Patients | CME $
This 60-question facilitated Q&A discussion provides up-to-date information as it relates to hospitalized patients and the opportunity to close knowledge gaps. Attend this KSA to develop a better understanding of common medical conditions that require hospitalization; how to manage, diagnose, and treat common conditions of hospitalized patients; how to prevent and manage common complications in these patients; and how to appropriately use diagnostic testing, lead discharge planning, and provide systems-based care. | Elizabeth Pionk, DO, FAAFP, Family Physician, McLaren Bay Region Hospital (Bay City, MI)  

2 - 3 pm  
Guideline Recommendations That Will Change Your Practice  | CME
Guideline recommendations for prevention, treatment methods, and treatment ages can differ between organizations, often making it difficult to stay up to date. This session will briefly describe the U.S. Preventive Services Taskforce guideline development process and address current guidelines and future recommendations for prevention and treatment with high impact on family medicine practice. | Wendy Biggs, MD, FAAFP, Family Medicine Professor, College of Medicine, Central Michigan University (Saginaw, MI)  

3 - 4 pm 
KEYNOTE SESSION Disruptive Leadership  | CME
Advocacy is not routinely taught in medical school or during residency but is essential to being a family physician. It is a critical skill at many levels, most often within one's practice and hospital system. During this session, you will learn from a seasoned advocacy leader how to be an effective advocate and how to gather information to inform conversation and create change while advocating. | Reid Blackwelder, MD, FAAFP, Professor and Chair, Department of Family Medicine, East Tennessee State University (Johnson City, TN)

4 - 6 pm  
Family Medicine Welcome Expo & Cocktail Reception
Hosted by FMFM & MAFP Presidents

Reunite with colleagues, meet new friends, and introduce yourself to supporters of family medicine. Light hors' d'oeuvres will be served and a cash bar will be open. Plus enjoy music and Booth Bingo as you explore the exhibits.


Friday. JULY 8

6 am - 5:30 pm  
Conference Registration & Information Desk Open  

6:30 - 7:30 am  
A: Overcoming Implicit Bias: Enhancing the Health Equity Lens for Your Practice  | CME+
Addressing inequalities in healthcare is critical in the practice of family medicine, with implicit bias being part of the health equity ecosystem that family physicians need to navigate. This session will cover how to address disparity gaps and implicit bias, how to present the business case for health equity, and how to move the needle on health equity for your patients and community. | Kim Yu, MD, FAAFP, Regional Medical Director, Aledade (Bethesda, MD) | Contributes toward fulfilling the State of Michigan’s implicit bias CME requirement for medical licensure. 

B: Billing and Coding: Ways You are Losing Money Every Day  CME
Value-based compensation models and annual changes in medical billing rules and regulations impact practice revenue. Discussion during this session will focus on being proactive in recognizing these changes, as well as understanding the importance of care team members to ensure proper reimbursement. | Ewa Matuszewski, BA, Chief Executive Officer, MedNetOne Health Solutions (Rochester, MI)  

7:30 - 8:15 am  
Exhibit Hall Open | Breakfast on Your Own 
Each Grand Hotel room reservation includes breakfast for up to four people in the Main Dining Room, which overlooks the world’s largest porch. Or “grab and go” from Grand Coffee & Provisions or order room service.  

8:15 - 9:15 am   
KEYNOTE SESSION Overcoming Medical Mistrust: How to Dispel Misinformation, Provide Excellent Patient Care, and Maintain Your Sanity During a Pandemic CME 
Maintaining patients’ trust during the COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenge for family physicians across the globe due to the rapid spread of misinformation. During this session, a panel of Michigan family physicians will share lessons learned as they’ve worked to overcome mistrust in the healthcare system while balancing their own mental health. | Moderator: Robin Erb, Healthcare Reporter, Bridge Michigan. Panelists: Loretta Leja, MD, Chief of Staff, Mackinac Straits Health System (Cheboygan, MI); Kristi VanDerKolk, MD, FAAFP, Residency Program Director and Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (Kalamazoo, MI); Teniesha Wright-Jones, DO, FACOFP, Residency Program Director, Ascension Providence Hospital (Southfield, MI); and Bashar Yalldo, MD, Family Physician, Ascension Medical Group-Byron Road Medical Group (Howell, MI) 

9:15 - 10 am  
Expo Hall Coffee Break Experience with Exhibitors   

10 - 11 am  
Palliative Care: When to Get Involved and What to Expect  
Palliative care is an interdisciplinary medical caregiving approach aimed at optimizing quality of life and mitigating suffering for people with serious, complex illnesses. This type of care is focused on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of the illness for both patient and caregiver. Through the lens of palliative care, this session will discuss pain and symptom management, identifying and supporting caregiver needs, leading care coordination, as well as caring for individuals with other diseases, such severe heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and multiple sclerosis and other neurodegenerative conditions. | Keturah Jeffries, MD, Hospice and Palliative Medicine Physician, Veterans Health Administration; Adjunct Professor, Wayne State University School of Medicine (Detroit, MI) | Contributes toward fulfilling the State of Michigan’s medical ethics and pain and symptom management CME requirements for medical licensure.

B: Shared Decision Making: More is Better  CME
Most medical decisions do not have a single, clear option. Instead, there is room for shared decision making—a key component of patient-centered care. This session will discuss standardized tools that can be used to advise patients of available options while simultaneously including them in the decision-making process. | David Walsworth, MD, FAAFP, Associate Chair for Clinical Affairs, Department of Family Medicine, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)  

11:05 am - 12:05 pm  
A: Pediatric Immunization Update 
Each year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issues updated immunization schedules and recommendations. This session will review the CDC’s 2022 routine child and adolescent recommended vaccines, including COVID-19 vaccine. Discussion will also focus on newly available childhood vaccines, recommendations, and immunization rates, as well as evidence-based techniques for overcoming vaccine hesitancy and other barriers to improving immunization rates. | Pamela Rockwell, DO, FAAFP, AAFP Liaison to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP); Family Physician, Domino's Farms Family Medicine (Ann Arbor, MI) 

B: Direct Primary Care: Creating a Sustainable Primary Care Delivery Model CME
If you are eager to evaluate whether the growing direct primary care model is right for you, your patients, and your community, then this dynamic and engaging session is a must-attend! Learn details about how this membership model works, how physicians in Michigan are building successful practices by leveraging the model for medicine, and next steps for growing your own direct primary care practice. | Paul Thomas, MD, Physician and Founder, Plum Health DPC (Detroit, MI)  

12:05 - 1:15 pm  
Lunch on Your Own 
On-property options include the Cupola Bar, Grand Coffee & Provisions, Grand Luncheon and Buffet, and The Jockey Club at the Grand Stand. For more information, visit Close-by options off-property include The Gate House and Sushi Grand. For more information, visit

1:15 - 2:15 pm  
 SBIRT: Incorporating Alcohol Screening into Health Maintenace and Mood Disorder Visits 
Medicare pays for medically reasonable and necessary Screening, Brief Intervention & Referral to Treatment Services (SBIRT) provided in physicians’ offices, such as when assessing and identifying individuals with, or at risk for, substance use-related issues. Learn about one family medicine practice’s experience incorporating the AUDIT-C screening tool for alcohol use and providing SBIRT for patients at all health maintenance and mood disorder visits. This session will also review the 2020 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services updates to coding and screening reimbursement services for Medicare beneficiaries. | Barbara Stanford, MD, Associate Program Director, Mercy Health Grand Rapids Family Medicine Residency (Grand Rapids, MI) 

B: Educating the Next Generation of Family Physicians CME
Michigan’s medical students need you. There is a critical shortage of clinical training sites. Clinical training in high-quality family medicine practices is essential to the specialty and to the future of the health care systems; it gives medical students hands-on opportunities with patients in real-world settings and creates a lasting image of the importance of comprehensive family medicine. This presentation will introduce strategies, resources, and incentives for precepting. The ideas and resources were developed and/or compiled through a multiyear, interprofessional, interdisciplinary initiative, led by the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine to address not only the difficulty in finding clinical training sites, but also the quality of education taking place in these environments. | Wendy Biggs, MD, FAAFP, Family Medicine Professor, College of Medicine, Central Michigan University (Saginaw, MI)  

2:20 - 3:20 pm 
Protect Your Scope and Your Practice CME 
Every state legislative session, Michigan continues to see the introduction of bills that call for expanding non-physician providers’ scope of practice and allowing them to deliver care independently of a physician-led care team. Not only do such bills have the potential to negatively impact the practice of family medicine but also the quality of patient care. This session will discuss scope-of-practice bills currently before the Michigan Legislature and help transform family physicians into more effective advocates for their patients, practice, and profession as well as trusted experts on healthcare policy for legislators. | Beena Nagappala, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Ascension Southeast Michigan Community Health (Troy, MI); and Matt Black, Director of Government Relations, Michigan Academy of Family Physicians (Okemos, MI) 

3:30 - 5 pm  
Legislative Town Hall  CME
Engage with a panel of state lawmakers on legislative and policy issues impacting patients and the practice of family medicine in Michigan during this Q&A session. Access to primary care, prescription drug and opioid use disorders, and administrative burden are among the topics to be discussed. Come with your questions!  

6 - 8 pm  
Michigan Family Medicine PAC Fundraising Event | $ (minimum contribution of $150 per entry ticket)
Raise a toast to the Family Medicine Political Action Committee (FMPAC) as you sample different wines and whiskeys during this exclusive tasting event at the Grand Hotel. All proceeds will benefit the FMPAC.


Saturday. JULY 9

6 am - 5:30 pm  
Conference Registration & Information Desk Open  

6:30 - 7:30 am  
Practical Approach to Assessing and Treating Human Trafficking Victims | CME+
Family physicians are essential care team members with the ability to identify victims of human trafficking. These patients span all ages, sexual orientations, ethnicities, and socio-economic backgrounds. Attend this session to develop an understanding of Michigan law, warning signs of human trafficking, and best resources to support both physicians and victims. Plus, gain a practical, straightforward, evidence-based approach to assessing and treating victims of human trafficking that may be integrated into the family medicine practice. | Rachel Klamo, DO, Family Physician, Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital (Oxford, MI) | Meets the State of Michigan’s human trafficking CME requirement for medical licensure. 

7:30 - 8:30 am 
Breakfast on Your Own 
Each Grand Hotel room reservation includes breakfast for up to four people in the Main Dining Room, which overlooks the world’s largest porch. Or “grab and go” from Grand Coffee & Provisions or order room service. 

8:30 - 9:30 am 
KEYNOTE SESSION AAFP Update: Family Physicians Reuniting HealthCare | CME
Discover American Academy of Family Physicians’ plans for “reuniting healthcare” in 2022, as your professional association continues to transform healthcare in the United States to achieve optimal health for all. You will learn about your Academy’s strategic priorities and efforts around advocacy, payment reform, practice transformation, reducing administrative burden, and preserving physician well-being. | Sterling N. Ransone, Jr, MD, FAAFP, President American Academy of Family Physicians; Physician Practice Director, Riverside Fishing Bay Family Medicine Practice (Deltaville, VA)

9:35 - 10:35 am  
An Integrative Approach to Common Primary Care Conditions 
Using a case-based format, this session will guide participants through an integrative approach to caring for patients with common primary care conditions. Leave able to recommend evidence-based integrative therapies for common clinical conditions. | Erin Hendriks, MD, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan (Bloomfield Township, MI) 

B: Practical Strategies for Antibiotic Stewardship | CME
Antibiotic stewardship—improving how antibiotics are prescribed by physicians and used by patients—is critical for effectively combating antibiotic resistance. Antibiotic resistance contributes to 30,000 deaths and $4.6 billion in excess healthcare costs in the U.S. each year, and experts are concerned that the COVID-19 pandemic could undo much of the nation’s progress on combatting antibiotic resistance. Factors that contribute to inappropriate use of and demand for antibiotics will be discussed, as will strategies for ensuring that only patients who need antibiotics receive the right antibiotics at the right time, at the right dose, and for the right duration. | Elaine Bailey, PharmD, Executive Director, Michigan Antibiotic Resistance Reduction Coalition (New Baltimore, MI) 

10:40 - 11:40 am 
A: Obesity Management Workshop for Family Physicians | CME+

Obesity is a growing public health concern that can be effectively addressed in the primary care setting. However, several barriers can prevent this from happening. Using a case-based, hands-on, small-group format, this workshop will address those barriers and identify ways to provide comprehensive obesity treatment in family medicine. | Lauren Oshman, MD, MPH, FAAFP, Associate Professor; Maricella Castillo Mackenzie, MD, Assistant Professor; Jonathan Gabison, MD, Assistant Professor; Erin Hendriks, MD, Assistant Professor; and Amal Othman, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI) | Contributes toward fulfilling the State of Michigan’s implicit bias CME requirement for medical licensure. 

B: Trauma-informed Care Using the RESCUE Method | CME
Attend this session to develop an understanding of how trauma can affect development from the neuropsychological standpoint. Armed with that knowledge, learn how you can teach and walk with your patients on their healing journey using the R.E.S.C.U.E. method, while also improving health outcomes. | Tina Tanner, MD, FAAFP, Primary Care Medical Director, Muskegon and North Ottawa, Mercy Health Physician Partners (Muskegon, MI) 

11:45 am - 1:45 pm  
MAFP Annual Meeting & Lunch  
Help shape the future of your profession and have your voice heard! Lunch will be served while you discuss and vote on bylaws changes and resolutions, hear presentations on the state of the Academy, and elect new officers and directors of the board. AAFP President Sterling N. Ransone Jr, MD, FAAFP will then install the Board of Directors and confer Michigan’s newest AAFP Fellows.  

For a “how to” on writing and submitting resolutions to be voted on at the Annual Meeting, visit All MAFP members in good standing are eligible to submit resolutions (due to MAFP by May 25) and vote during the meeting.  

2 - 3 pm 
Newer Migraine Headache Treatments | CME+
Many new migraine drugs have recently been marketed, especially calcium gene-related peptide antagonists. Despite extensive marketing, these new drugs are expensive and may be no more effective than older, less expensive alternatives. This session will discuss the true effectiveness and cost of newer medications, and highlight several novel treatments for migraine headaches that are efficacious. | Henry Barry, MD, MS, Professor Emeritus of Family Medicine, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI) | Contributes toward fulfilling the State of Michigan’s pain and symptom management CME requirement for medical licensure. 

3:05 - 4:05 pm 
Connect with Students: Grow the Family Physician Workforce CME 
You have a vital role in growing a diverse family physician workforce, which is essential for meeting current and future U.S. healthcare needs and improving overall health. Connecting with youth in your community may not only inspire them to choose to enter medicine—and family medicine in particular—but also reinvigorate your joy in family medicine. This session will explore easy ways to start making connections with local youth interested in a healthcare career, which can have a positive, long-lasting effect on the workforce and your profession. | Karen Mitchell, MD, FAAFP, Vice President, Medical Education, American Academy of Family Physicians (Leawood, KS) 

5 - 6 pm  
Cocktail Reception 
Informally socialize with colleagues to kick off a night of celebration. Conference registrants will receive one beverage ticket. Cash bar will be open.  

6 - 8 pm 
Michigan Family Medicine Celebration Dinner & Awards | $ 
Enjoy a special dinner as we recognize the 2022 “Academy” Awards winners. We will also thank the outgoing MAFP and FMFM presidents for their leadership and welcome the incoming leaders as they step into their presidential seats.  

8:30 - 9:30 pm  
Family Medicine Foundation of Michigan VIP Afterglow | $ (minimum donation of $275 per entry ticket)
Hosted by MAFP & FMFM Presidents 
This exclusive event is a “thank you” to supporters for donations they have made to Family Medicine Foundation of Michigan between August 4, 2019, and July 9, 2022, to help advance the specialty in Michigan. Cocktails will be served. To donate, visit  

Sunday. JULY 10

6 - 11:30 am  
Conference Registration & Information Desk Open  

6:30 - 7:30 am  
Better Health at Lower Costs: How to Navigate Value-based Care  CME
Value-based care not only has the power to advance healthcare quality and equity, it can also accelerate innovations in care delivery. But what is value-based care? This session will explore its definition, benefits, examples, and how it translates into a family physician's office.  | Jennifer Aloff, MD, FAAFP, Family Physician, Midland Family Physicians (Midland, MI) 

7:30 - 8:30 am 
Breakfast on Your Own 
Each Grand Hotel room reservation includes breakfast for up to four people in the Main Dining Room, which overlooks the world’s largest porch. Or “grab and go” from Grand Coffee & Provisions or order room service. 

8:30 - 9:30 am  
Reducing Implicit Bias in Maternity Care: A Framework for Action   CME+
Birthing people of color experience high rates of maternal morbidity and mortality in the United States. In addition to differential access to quality care, they often endure bias and discrimination in clinical settings. This session will present initiatives aimed at reducing implicit bias in healthcare and identify key domains for change and multi-tiered outcomes measures for assessment. | Courtney Townsel, MD, MSc, FACOG, Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI) | Contributes toward fulfilling the State of Michigan’s implicit bias CME requirement for medical licensure. 

9:35 - 11:35 am 
How to Ethically Prescribe Opioids as a Family Physician  | CME+
Since 2000, opioid overdose deaths have grown ten-fold in Michigan, making the opioid epidemic one of the greatest public health crises of our time. This session will explore the opioid crisis in greater detail, put forth non-opioid options for pain control, and discuss how family physicians can ethically meet the State of Michigan’s recommendations and requirements if using opioids in practice. | Jaclyn Randel, MD, Physician, IHA Recovery Medicine (Ypsilanti, MI) | Contributes toward fulfilling the State of Michigan’s pain and symptom management and medical ethics CME requirements for medical licensure. 

11:35 am
Conference Concludes