2016 KSA Study Group: Heart Failure

December 10, 2016
MAFP Headquarters | 2164 Commons Parkway, Okemos, MI


Background Information

The American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) launched its Maintenance of Certification for Family Physicians (MC-FP) nearly 15 years ago. Since then, the ABFM continues to analyze diplomates’ feedback and modify the continuing certification process to ensure it is meeting Family Physicians’ professional development and lifelong learning needs.

Most recently, the ABFM simplified language (for example, MC-FP is now called the Family Medicine Certification process) and streamlined some elements of the process' four pillars—Professionalism, Self-Assessment & Lifelong Learning, Cognitive Expertise, and Performance Improvement. Probably most notable is the “uncoupling” of the knowledge assessment and the clinical simulations. Below is a description of the new Knowledge-Self Assessment (KSA) and Clinical Self-Assessment (CSA), and an opportunity to register for a KSA focused on heart failure that the MAFP Foundation is hosting on December 10 at MAFP Headquarters in Okemos—one of the “last of the year” opportunities to earn CME.

What is the Knowledge Self-Assessment?

Before July 22, 2016, Family Physicians were required to complete a Self-Assessment Module (SAM) that included both a 60-question knowledge assessment plus a clinical simulation.

Now, the Knowledge Self-Assessment (KSA) is the minimum required self-assessment activity. A completed KSA will provide 10 certification points and eight CME credits toward diplomates' certification requirements. The Clinical Self-Assessment is available as an optional self-assessment activity that can be completed for five certification points and four CME credits toward certification requirements.

For more information about the new KSA and CSA, click here to read an AAFP summary article, and click here to read a message from ABFM President James C. Puffer, MD as published in The Phoenix (summer 2016).

December 10 KSA on Heart Failure

Facilitator: Sheala Jafry, MD, FAAFP

Content: The content of the KSA on heart failure demonstrates the highest standards of ethical, education and medical standards, which effectively merges clinical practice and current evidence-based medical research.

Schedule: Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. The KSA will begin promptly at 12 p.m. and conclude by 5 p.m., during which you will complete the 60-question KSA with your colleagues in a distraction-free, group discussion format facilitated by Dr. Jafry. MAFP staff will submit your score to the ABFM. (Please note: The registration fee includes lunch and beverages; it does not include ABFM fees or recertification fees.)

CME: This Live activity has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 8.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.

Location: MAFP Headquarters, 2164 Commons Parkway, Okemos, MI 48864  Map and directions

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Cancelation Policy: All cancelations and refund requests must be submitted in writing to the MAFP office. An administrative fee of $50 will be deducted from any and all cancelations and refunds. The final date for refunds is December 4, 2016—no refunds will be granted after this date.

Registration Information

Early-bird pricing ends 11/28/2016
Online registration ends 12/09/2016

Contact Information

Dana Lawrence
[email protected]