Annual Conference CME: Pain & Symptom Management, Human Trafficking, and Medical Ethics Professional Development ... Plus More!

Registration for the 2019 Michigan Family Medicine Conference & Expo opens the week of March 11, and the Family Medicine Foundation of Michigan (FMFM) Professional Development Committee couldn't be more excited, as plans have been in the works since the 2018 conference in Kalamazoo adjourned last July.
"The Conference theme, Onward and Upward, provides inspiration as we navigate the ongoing changing environment of the Family Medicine practice," said Professional Development Committee Chair Holli Neiman-Hart, MD, FAAFP, associate professor and residency director, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, Family Medicine Residency (Battle Creek).
"This year's quality continuing medical education program includes 19 plenary sessions and four interactive breakout sessions covering a broad variety of timely clinical and practice management topics, such as transgender care, medically-managed weight loss, gun safety and violence prevention, telemedicine, medical liability, value-based care, and more!"

37 Live Prescribed CME Credits

This Live activity, Michigan Family Medicine Conference & Expo, with a beginning date of August 1, /2019, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 21 Prescribed credits by American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Following this CME activity, you will have the opportunity to earn up to an additional 16 Live Prescribed credits (2 credits for participation in each Translation to Practice® exercise offered).
Other conference highlights include:
  • An optional, dynamic, three-hour pain and symptom management pre-conference on Thursday, August 1, facilitated by nationally renowned speaker, Jodi Switalski, JD, who will empower you with solutions for protecting yourself, your practice, and your community from today's controlled substance epidemic—this is just one of three sessions offering CME credits that count towards the state's pain and symptom management professional development requirement
  • A one-hour human trafficking CME session on Thursday, August 1, that meets the state's professional development requirement for this topic
  • The Expo Welcome Reception the evening of Thursday, August 1, with complimentary hors d'ouvres and beverages. Do you partner with a company or organization whose products, services, and/or expertise support Family Physicians? There is still space available for exhibiting at the conference.
  • The annual Family Medicine PAC fundraiser on Friday, August 2
  • The Annual Membership Meeting on Saturday, August 3—resolutions are being accepted until June 27
  • A one-hour medical ethics CME session on Saturday, August 3, that meets the state's professional development requirement for this topic
  • Cocktail hourMichigan Family Medicine Celebration Dinner & Awards, and our Foundation VIP Afterglow on Saturday, August 3
  • Optional Knowledge Self-Assessment Study Group on Care of the Vulnerable Elderly on Sunday, August 4 (upon completion you will receive an additional 8 CME credits)
  • The annual Silent Auction, with 100% of the proceeds going to FMFM to support its work of advancing Family Medicine in Michigan—donate an item for the Silent Auction by July 1, and then come to the conference ready to bid on items for a chance to walk away with a great find or two

Summer Getaway

If that isn't enough to inspire you to reserve your spot as soon as registration opens the week of March 11, take a peek at the majestic Shanty Creek Resort, just minutes from Bellaire and less than one hour to Traverse City. This northern Michigan summer hotspot is the perfect getaway for relaxing, rejuvenating, and recharging by connecting informally with colleagues, enjoying on-site amenities, and exploring surrounding lakes and quaint towns at your leisure.
"There truly is something for everyone at the 2019 Michigan Family Medicine Conference & Expo," said Dr. Neiman-Hart. 
Watch for a "Registration is Open" notification to hit your email inbox next week. Plus, a special 16-page conference guide is inserted in the spring issue of Michigan Family Physician, due out later this month.
In the meantime, we encourage you to make your Shanty Creek room reservation now to ensure you receive the discounted room rate. Our special conference rate expires July 1, or until our room block is full. 


Questions about the conference? Contact MAFP Director of Professional Development, Denise Cook, MS, at or 517.664.9080.