optional activities

The NCAFP is pleased to offer several CME & Non-CME workshops, seminars, and fun social activities throughout the weekend. Please consider adding these terrific opportunities to your online registration. (Fees will apply in some instances.)

CME & Non-CME Satellites & Workshops Target Audiences: These educational initiatives are intended for CME attendees only. Spouses and Guests may not participate in these opportunities.

Wednesday's Optional Pre-Conference Opportunities

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm Optional CME Workshop
KSA Study Working Group - 
Heart Failure 

Conference attendees - $175 course fee | Non-Conference Attendees - $200 course fee

Upon completion of the Knowledge Self-Assessment, the physician will be able to demonstrate knowledge in:

  • Understanding and identifying the pathophysiology of heart failure
  • Diagnosing and classifying heart failure
  • Managing acute and decompensated heart failure
  • Managing heart failure pharmacologically
  • Managing heart failure nonpharmacologically
  • Understanding complications of heart failure treatment
  • Understanding advanced heart failure treatment

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Optional NON-CME Workshop
Nexplanon Training (Free)
The Clinical Training Program for NEXPLANON is offered to all eligible health care providers in a live, 2-hour, hands-on workshop. This Clinical Training Program is available only to U.S. clinicians authorized to perform medical procedures, as evidenced by a State License number or a Medical Education (ME) number. You must be an advanced practice clinician or a physician in order to attend. Students may not register for this training.

Thursday's Optional Opportunities

12:45 pm - 2:00 pm | Optional Non-CME Satellite Lunch Opportunity 
Confronting CVD in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes - A Review of the Pathophysiologic Links and Management Strategies (FREE)
Details coming soon.

5:15 pm - 6:15 pm | Optional CME Workshop
Pain Management and Opioids: Balancing Risks and Benefits - Part II (FREE) 
Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the pathophysiology of pain as it relates to the concepts of pain management.
  • Accurately assess patients in pain.
  • Develop a safe and effective pain treatment plan.
  • Identify evidence-based non-opioid options for the treatment of pain.
  • Identify the risks and benefits of opioid therapy.
  • Manage ongoing opioid therapy.
  • Recognize behaviors that may be associated with opioid use disorder.

5:15 pm - 6:45 pm | Optional CME Workshop
Preceptor Development
How Medical Students Add Value to Your Clinic: Work Smarter Not Harder (FREE)
Teaching is a challenge in the midst of clinical care and productivity expectations.  In this session, join other physicians to discuss ways to enhance the teaching experience for you and make the clinical experience more meaningful for medical student learners.  By the end of this session, you will be able to identify ways to align teaching with medical record documentation, analyze core medical student competencies, build strategies to reduce barriers to point-of-care teaching, and know how to obtain MOC IV credit for your time spent with learners.  Whether you’ve been teaching for 20 years or are a newly practicing physician adding students to your daily repertoire, this workshop has something for you!  This session is free for registered physician conference attendees.  

5:15 pm - 6:15 pm | Optional CME Workshop
Overcoming Barriers to Initiating or Intensifying Insulin Therapy (Free)
Learning Objectives:

  • Articulate clinical strategies for the timely initiation, modification, and intensification of insulin therapy to achieve glycemic control.
  • Explain novel strategies to optimize insulin therapy in clinical practice to: 
    improve glucose control, reduce risk of weight gain and hypoglycemia and increase patient access, acceptance, and adherence.
  • Utilize a patient-centered approach to individualize therapy and to appropriately and effectively transition patients to insulin and insulin combinations.

8:00 PM  | Optional Social Activity || SOLD OUT ||
Biltmore House Candlelight Tour - Fees Apply
Step into a bygone era for a glimpse of what it was like to live the extraordinary life of a Vanderbilt and see Christmas in all its magnificence. 'Tis the season for rich stories, rare, beautiful objects and special times shared with family. Find all of these treasures in this fascinating self-guided candlelit tour. Dinner and transportation are not provided. *This is a self-guided tour for Thursday evening at 8:00 pm. Due to Fire Safety Codes, your ticket will not be accepted by the Estate for any other date or time. 
  • $69.00 Adult Tickets (17 years +) 
  • $35.00 Youth Tickets (10 - 16 years) 
  • Free Child Tickets (9 & under) with purchase of adult ticket.
    Per fire safety codes & regulations, all children MUST have a ticket to be included in the tour. 
IMPORTANT NOTICE: The NCAFP purchases a block of discounted tickets from the Biltmore Group Sales Office in advance of the conference. Therefore, final payment for your personal Biltmore House Candlelight Tour Tickets is due to the NCAFP by Monday, October 28th, 2019. No Later. If you have a balance due after Monday, October 28th, your tickets cannot be reserved for you. No cancellations or refunds will be accepted after Monday, October 28th for any Biltmore House Candlelight Tour Tickets.Contact Kathryn Atkinson with any questions you may have regarding this policy - 919-214-9058.

Friday's Optional Opportunities

6:45 am - 7:45 am  | Optional Non-CME Satellite Breakfast Opportunity
Taking an Active Approach Against HIV Risk
Details coming soon.

7:30 am - 11:45 am | Optional CME Seminar
Value-Based Healthcare & Leadership - A Practice Management Seminar ($40)
Course fee is $40 for all registration types. A light continental breakfast is provided. 

Tentative Seminar Schedule
7:30 – 7:40 Welcome and introductions
7:40 – 8:40 Clinician Leadership: Purpose & Intention 
8:40 – 9:25 Rock Star Coding: New Patients & Procedures
9:25 – 9:35 Short Break
9:35 10:35 ACO 101- What does this APM mean for my practice?
10:35 – 11:35 Atrium Health: Population Health Journey – Flying the Plane While Building It 
11:35 – 11:45 – Wrap up | Get CME Credit 

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm | NCAFP State of the Academy & Awards Lunch (Free)
Be a part of the celebration when your friends and colleagues are recognized and receive terrific awards for their dedication to Family Medicine. You'll also hear updates and remarks from our NCAFP Foundation President, Dr. Shannon Dowler and our NCAFP President, Dr. Alisa Nance. Immediately following, there will be a fantastic apple pie dessert social in the Exhibit Hall. 

State of the Academy and Awards Lunch Tickets are included with Full-Conference Registrations and Spouse/Guest Registrations. Additional tickets for non-registered friends and family may be purchased for $35 each. 

3:15 pm - 5:15 pm | Optional CME Workshop
Physician Health First Workshop (Free)
Details coming soon.

3:15 pm - 5:15 pm | Optional CME Workshop
Osteopathic Treatment - Rapid Fire OMT for the Busy Office Practice - For MDs ($25)
Learning Objectives:

  • Become acquainted with foundational knowledge related to facilitated positional release technique.
  • Become acquainted with the basic principles of facilitated positional release technique.
  • Learn how to setup, localize and perform fundamental facilitated positional release techniques for the various body regions including the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine.

3:15 pm - 6:15 pm | Optional CME Workshop
Innovative Practice Models Workshop (Free)
Learning Objectives:

  • Share 4 innovative practice models for consideration by Family Physicians contemplating future options and those already in practice and considering a change.
  • Define and describe "Direct Primary Care", both in an independent business setting and as a entity within a health care system.
  • Define and describe a "Concierge" medical practice.
  • Describe a "traditional" medical practice which is utilizing technology to achieve greater efficiency and physician satisfaction.

Saturday's Optional Opportunities

7:00 am - 8:00 am  | Optional CME Breakfast Workshop
Enhancing the Patient Provider Connection: Practical Strategies in Improving Outcomes in Obesity Management (FREE)

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore state-specific factors that affect patients with obesity in order to overcome barriers to effective prevention and management.
  • Utilize the 5As of Obesity Counseling in discussions with patients regarding obesity.

9:00 am - 12:00 pm  | Optional "Drop In" Opportunity
AHEC Medicaid Transformation Practice Support Team 
Drop in and meet with the AHEC Medicaid Transformation Practice Support Team about the Advanced Medical Home process under Medicaid Reform or other questions you may have about Medicaid Transformation.

12:45 pm - 2:00 pm  | Optional Non-CME Satellite Lunch Opportunity
Expanding Opportunities for Care: Hep C Treatment (Free) 
Complexity of patients and demographic area being served will have opportunity to learn about the simplicity of treatment today. Single tablet regimen, fair balance, and high cure rates.

12:45 pm - 2:15 pm & 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm | Optional Focus Group Opportunities
ABFM Focus Group #1 & ABFM Focus Group #2 
Dr. Warren Newton, former Associate Dean of the UNC School of Medicine, now President & CEO of the American Board of Family Medicine, is seeking your feedback on the ABFM through a one and 1/2 hour focus group. Make your voice heard and register now to participate in one of two focus group opportunities this weekend. 

2:30 pm - 5:00 pm  | Resident Career Workshop and Fair 
Residents, plan to learn more about family physician career opportunities in North Carolina during our inaugural resident career workshop and fair!  Whether you are interested in learning more about positions with a large healthcare system or independent family practices, this is your chance to meet and network with potential future employers and practices. This opportunity will include a panel discussion during the first hour, followed by 1.5 hours of speed “dating” - with recruiters.  The speed recruiting segment includes timed sessions allowing you the opportunity to talk with recruiters in small groups of rotating residents.  Please note, length of timed-session and number of residents per group will be determined based on attendance. *All residents serving in a leadership role with the NCAFP or AAFP and Resident Travel Award Recipients are required to attend this session. 

6:45 pm - 10:30 pm | Presidential Gala with Dinner & Dancing 
The annual Presidential Gala never disappoints! Join us for this notorious night when your new NCAFP Board of Directors is installed and Dr. David Rinehart is sworn in as the 2019 - 2020 President. Immediately following the ceremony, DJ Mike Brooks will have you on your feet and dancing the night away. His play list includes top 40's, beach music, Motown, R&B, rock, dance, and more. Come dressed in your holiday best and be sure to wear your dancing shoes for this very popular annual family medicine celebration with family and friends.

Presidential Gala tickets are included with Full-Conference Registrations and Spouse/Guest Registrations. Additional tickets for non-registered friends and family may be purchased for $110 each. This annual tradition includes a complimentary drink ticket and a fantastic meal prepared by the GPI chef. 

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