2018 Michigan Family Medicine Conference & Expo

July 12 - 15, 2018
Radisson Plaza Hotel | 100 West Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI


Save the Date!

Mark your calendar to attend the 2018 Michigan Family Medicine Conference & Expo—the premier annual event for Michigan Family Physicians—being held at Radisson Plaza Hotel in Kalamazoo, July 12-15 (Thursday-Sunday). Join Family Physicians from across the state to learn, network, and have fun.

Call for Presentation Proposals
September 21-October 24, 2017

Family Medicine Foundation of Michigan (FMFM) is currently accepting 2018 Michigan Family Medicine Conference & Expo course presentation proposals.
Click here to submit a presentation proposal.

Course Eligibility

FMFM will apply for AAFP Prescribed Credit.

Courses on any clinical subject will be considered.  Courses presented by family physicians and/or those that are interactive (e.g. include open participation, hands-on activities or demonstrations) are well-received and may be given priority.  Presentation proposals must include current topics of interest, including but not limited to new technologies, research findings, procedures, and and/or practice management.

The proposal form must be completed in its entirety to receive consideration.

  • In compliance with new Continuing Medical Education (CME) guidelines, your submission must include the professional gap, need, objectives, and a list of speaker(s).
  • The completed proposal must be submitted by Tuesday, October 24, 2017.

Decision Process/Timeline

Family Medicine Foundation of Michigan’s Professional Development Committee will review all proposals. If your presentation is selected, the committee will assign a program date and time, taking presenters’ preferences and availability into account.  The quality and overall content of the conference's educational programming rests ultimately with the committee; thus, once a course has been reviewed and accepted, any changes must be submitted in writing and approved by the committee.  The committee reserves the right to make editorial changes to a course, title and/or objectives, and will provide the speaker with written notification if a change has been made. Notification will be sent via email.

  • Call for Presentation Proposals September 21-October 24, 2017
  • Decisions made by November 30, 2017
  • Notification made by December 15, 2017

Presenter Responsibilities

It is the presenter’s responsibility to submit/provide/ensure:

  • A complete presentation proposal and all subsequent necessary forms required for CME approval.
  • Provide FMFM with the full name, professional title, designation/degree, address, email, and phone number for each speaker involved in the presentation.
  • Comprehensive course objectives.
  • Content validation.
  • Absence of commercial bias.
  • All necessary forms and materials are completed and submitted to the FMFM by the designated deadlines, including
    • Speaker Agreement
    • Conflict of Interest Form
    • Headshot / Photo
    • Brief Bio
    • Presentation Materials
    • Special Requests
    • Conference Registration

Topics of Interest

Although it is not required for a presentation to address any of the following topics, MAFP members have shared a desire to learn more on the following:

Addiction & Chronic Pain


Hypertension: Evidence for Targets

Rapid Cycle Change Management

Asthma / COPD

Financial Payment Models

Hypertension: New Guidelines

Rational Use of Opioids

Cardiovascular Update

Geriatrics – Not Just Older Adults

Joy of Medicine

Reimbursement & Coding


Heart Failure Management

Mentoring Medical Students & Residents

Sports Medicine

Diabetes / Prediabetes

Human Resources: Update on Exempt Status

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

STDs – Update on New Cholesterol Guidelines

EHR – How to Use Efficiently

Human Trafficking: Practice Protocol

Preoperative Medical Clearance Exams

Thyroid Disease




Vertigo: Advancement in Therapy


Presenters must remain free of the appearance of commercial bias,and therefore may not arrange commercial support of their presentation on their own. If FMFM is able to obtain commercial support for a presentation, FMFM will notify the presenter and the participants.

Although it is not guaranteed, presenters may share desired compensation/reimbursement.

Presentation Proposal Submission

Click here to complete your course presentation submission.


Please contact Denise Cook, Director of Professional Development & Strategic Initiatives if you require additional information: 517.664.9080 or dcook@mafp.com.

Registration Information

Contact Information

Denise Cook

Save the Date!
2018 Michigan Family Medicine Conference & Expo
July 12-15 (Thursday-Sunday)


2018 Conference
Call for Presentation Proposals

September 21-October 24, 2017
Click here to submit a presentation proposal.


Exhibitor / Sponsor / Advertiser Registration
Exhibitor, Sponsor and Advertiser registration will open in October 2017.


Hotel Reservations
Hotel reservations will open in October 2017.


Conference Registration
Conference registration will open by March 2018.