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2006 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students August 2 – 5, 2006 Kansas City Convention Center Educational Focus Areas The National Conference offers quality learning, outside the classroom, to prepare you for the future. Would you like to focus the majority of your time at the 2006 National Conference on enhancing your clinical skills, cultivating your leadership abilities, or beginning the process of planning your future? The following is a breakdown of conference programming into six broad categories. While you still have the option to randomly choose programs and activities, the following provides guidance should you wish to concentrate your time in one or two basic areas. [All programs are included in the registration fee unless otherwise indicated.] Career Planning It is never too soon to begin planning for the future, whether it is selecting a residency, learning how to survive your intern year or negotiating your first practice arrangement. Several sessions and a variety of resources are available to help you with this process. Exhibit Hall (Thursday – Saturday) AAFP Placement Services AAFP Resource Center Family Medicine Residency Program Booths Physician Recruiters Financial Planners Guest Lectures Opening Session: Regina Benjamin, M.D., M.B.A. (Wednesday) Stephen J. Jackson, M.D. Memorial Lecture: Eduardo Sanchez, M.D., M.P.H. (Thursday) Minority Special Interest Forum: Jeannette South-Paul, M.D. (Thursday) Special Lecture: Gary Morsch, M.D. (Friday) AAFP’s Family Physician of the Year: Sister Adele O’Sullivan, C.S.J., M.D. (Friday) *New Physician Forum (Saturday) Workshops Applying to Residency: Preparing Your ERAS Application, Personal Statement and CV (Thursday) Choosing a Residency: What Inquiring Minds Want to Know (Friday) Cross-Cultural Rural Medicine: Opportunities With Indian Health Service and US Public Health Service (Thursday) *Developing an Effective CV and Finding a Job: A Workshop for Residents (Thursday) *Fellowships in Family Medicine: Who, What, Where, When, Why (Thursday) Getting the Most of Your Clinical Rotations (Saturday) *Handling Personal Finance Responsibly: What the Donald Can’t Tell You About Getting Rich (Friday) Interview and Selection Process for Choosing a Residency Program (Friday) *New Job Interviewing and Negotiating Skills (Wednesday/Thursday) Planning a Family Medicine-Oriented Global Health Elective (Friday) Student Loan Debt Strategies (Thursday) *Succeeding in Your New Job (Wednesday) Teaching Residents to Teach (Friday) * Transitioning Into Practice, new track in 2006 Clinical Skills A wide variety of options are offered during the National Conference to enhance your clinical skills. Exhibit Hall (Thursday – Saturday) AAFP Marketplace Exhibits – Pharmaceutical, Publishing and Medical Equipment/Devices Guest Lectures Opening Session: Regina Benjamin, M.D., M.B.A. (Wednesday) Stephen J. Jackson, M.D. Memorial Lecture: Eduardo Sanchez, M.D., M.P.H. (Thursday) Special Lecture: Gary Morsch, M.D. (Friday) AAFP’s Family Physician of the Year: Sister Adele O’Sullivan, C.S.J., M.D. (Friday) Musculoskeletal Injuries and Rehabilitation Demonstrations Injuries and Rehab of the Back (Thursday/Saturday) Injuries and Rehab of the Shoulder (Thursday/Friday) Atraumatic Knee Pain (Friday) Procedural Skills Courses (All courses are $90 each and are open to both residents and students unless otherwise noted; pre-registration is required.) Advanced Suturing Techniques (Friday) (third- and fourth-year medical students and residents only) Basic Suturing Techniques (Thursday/Friday) Casting/Splinting (Thursday) Introduction to Gynecologic Procedures (Thursday/Friday) Introduction to Slit Lamp Biomicroscopy (Thursday/Friday) (residents only) Joint Injections (Thursday/Friday) (residents only) Nail Procedures (Friday) No-scalpel Vasectomy (Friday) Osteopathic Manual Medicine (Friday) Practical Skills in Managing Diabetes (Friday) Treadmill Testing for the Family Physician (Thursday/Friday) (residents only) Workshops 12-Lead ECG Interpretation: What a Resident or Student Should Know (Friday) AIM to Change: Every Patient, Every Visit (Thursday) Can You Spot the Clot? A Look at Thromboembolic Disease (Friday) Case Studies in Colposcopy With Image Review (Friday/Saturday) Chest X-ray Interpretation: A Simplified Approach (Thursday/Friday) Common Skin Conditions and Their Not So Common Look-A-Likes (Thursday) Dental Emergencies and Procedures for Family Physicians (Friday) Disaster Medicine: Preparing Family Physicians for the Worst (Friday/Saturday) ESSEnCE: A System for Wise Prescribing (Saturday) Maternal Care and Childbirth in Family Medicine (Friday/Saturday) Medical Acupuncture in Family Medicine (Friday) Minimizing Errors in the Evaluation of Wounds and Lacerations (Thursday) Sports Medicine Emergencies (Thursday) Health Policy and Advocacy Learn about policy development, lobbying and helping patients navigate the health care system. Guest Lectures Opening Session: Regina Benjamin, M.D., M.B.A. (Wednesday) Stephen J. Jackson, M.D. Memorial Lecture: Eduardo Sanchez, M.D., M.P.H. (Thursday) Minority Special Interest Forum: Jeannette South-Paul, M.D. (Thursday) Special Lecture: Gary Morsch M D (Friday) Workshops Developing Your Political Advocacy Skills (Saturday) Ethics of Relationship Between Physicians and the Pharmaceutical Industry (Thursday) Solving Your Privilege Problems (Saturday) Update on AAFP’s Political Action Activities (Thursday) Leadership Development If you are interested in cultivating your leadership skills, several options are available. In addition to the more traditional educational sessions, you have the opportunity to participate in a truly interactive leadership exercise by getting involved in the National Congress of Family Medicine Residents (NCFMR) and the National Congress of Student Members (NCSM). Exhibit Hall AAFP Resource Center (Thursday – Saturday) Guest Lectures Opening Session: Regina Benjamin, M.D., M.B.A. (Wednesday) Stephen J. Jackson, M.D. Memorial Lecture: Eduardo Sanchez, M.D., M.P.H. (Thursday) Minority Special Interest Forum: Jeannette South-Paul, M.D. (Thursday) Special Lecture: Gary Morsch, M.D. (Friday) AAFP’s Family Physician of the Year: Sister Adele O’Sullivan, C.S.J., M.D. (Friday) Resident and Student Congresses* Business Sessions (Thursday – Saturday) Discussion Groups (Thursday) Reference Committee Hearings (Friday) Chapter Caucuses (Saturday) Elections (Saturday) *All resident and student attendees are welcome to attend these activities. To vote on issues before your congress and run for elected office, you must be a member of the AAFP. Service Projects Blood Drive (Thursday/Friday) Kansas City Community Kitchen (Thursday/Friday) Physicians With Heart Children’s Project – “Walk for the Children of Moldova” (Thursday – Saturday) Workshops Community Outreach Award Project Winners Presentation (Friday) Creative Fundraising and Programming Ideas for FMIGs (Thursday/Friday) Effective FMIG Leadership (Wednesday) Getting Involved in Your Academy (Thursday) How to Write a Resolution (Thursday) Physicans With Heart Annual Airlift (Friday) Resident Communication Network (Thursday) Practice Management This focus area is designed to help you expand your knowledge about the effective operation of a practice. Guest Lectures Opening Session: Regina Benjamin, M.D., M.B.A. (Wednesday) AAFP’s Family Physician of the Year: Sister Adele O’Sullivan, C.S.J., M.D. (Friday) New Physician Forum (Saturday) Workshops Collaborative Care Implementation in Family Medicine (Saturday) Evidence-based Medicine and Handheld Computers for Everyday Clinical Care (Friday) Future of Family Medicine from a Medical Student’s Perspective (Wednesday/Thursday) Office Coding for Family Physicians (Friday) Using an Electronic Health Record to Improve Patient Care (Friday) Research This focus area is designed to stimulate interest in pursuing research and other scholarly activities. Workshops Resident Research Grant Paper Presentations** (Thursday) The Path to Medical Research: From Clinical Question to Presenting Your Results (Thursday) **The AAFP Foundation will be holding a Research Skills Training Workshop in Conjunction with the National Conference on Wednesday, August 2. While there is no registration fee for this workshop, pre-registration is required. For more information, contact Susie Morantz at 913-906-600, ext 4470 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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