CME Offerings at Annual Meeting


Friday, Aug. 5 | 9 a.m.-5:45 p.m. (7 credits)
Navigating Florida’s Medical Landscape

  • 9-11 a.m. | Domestic Violence (2 credits)
    This session fulfills the renewal requirement (two credits every six years) for allopathic and osteopathic physicians licensed in Florida. The content is intended to remind physicians that sometimes the little things they do in everyday practice, like detailed documentation and simple screenings, can make a huge difference in the lives of patients.

    Presenters: Suzanne Harrison, MD, Director of Clinical Programs and Professor of Family Medicine & Rural Health and Robin Thompson, MA, JD, Executive Director, Survive and Thrive, Co-Chair and Member, Social Services Committee, Big Bend Coalition Against Human Trafficking

  • 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. | Florida Laws, Rules & Ethics (1 credit)
    This session, required for osteopathic physicians licensed in Florida, is intended to demystify Florida's physician licensure and regulatory process and to highlight the top legal and ethical issues currently affecting Florida-licensed physicians. Allopathic physicians who complete this course can earn general CME credit.

    Presenter: Chris Nuland, JD, Attorney and General Counsel, Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons and American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists

  • 12:15-1:30 p.m. | Lunch Break

  • 1:30-3:30 p.m. | Prevention of Medical Errors (2 credits)
    This session features the mandatory content required by the Florida Boards of Medicine and Osteopathic Medicine for prevention of medical errors, including root cause analysis, error reduction and prevention, patient safety, and the most commonly mis-diagnosed conditions identified by the two Boards.

    Presenter: Eileen Handberg, PhD, APRN, BC, FAHA, FACC, Research Professor of Medicine; Director, Clinical Trials Program; and Program Director, Florida CARES and CAP, UF Health Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

  • 3:45-5:45 p.m. | Controlled Substance Prescribing (2 credits)
    This session fulfills the CME requirement for Florida-licensed MDs and DOs who are registered with the DEA and authorized to prescribe controlled substances. The course will highlight updated and new prescribing laws and rules; emphasize the current standards for prescribing controlled substances, particularly opiates; review alternatives to opiates, including nonpharmacological options; and address the risks of opioid addiction following all stages of treatment in the management of acute pain.

    Presenter: David Koo, MD, Lake County Hospitalist Care and FMA Member

Saturday, Aug. 6 | 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (3 credits)
A New Look at Old Diseases
This track will feature clinical experts providing insightful glimpses into some of the most threatening diseases for patients today, including diabetes, Alzheimer’s and re-emerging infectious diseases. These experts will highlight relevant research and explain treatment advances that have improved outcomes.

Moderator: Julia C. Jenkins, MD, Assistant Director, USF-MPM Family Medicine Residency; Associate Professor, USF Morsani College of Medicine; and Assistant Professor, FSU College of Medicine - Sarasota Campus

  • Watson Ducatel, DO, Healthy Bodies Medical and Dental Center, Brandon
  • Susan K. Schultz MD, Geriatric Psychiatrist, James A. Haley Veterans Hospital and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, USF Morsani College of Medicine
  • Niharika Suchak, MBBS, MHS, Associate Professor, Department of Geriatrics and Director, Interprofessional Education, FSU College of Medicine (invited)
  • Greg Sullivan, MD, Geriatric Psychiatrist, James A. Haley Veterans Hospital; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Program Director, Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship, USF Morsani College of Medicine

Sunday, Aug. 7 | 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (3 credits)
Emerging Technologies in Healthcare: Embrace Opportunities; Minimize Liabilities
This track will highlight and discuss emerging technologies like telemedicine, clinical decision-making tools, social media, and consumer health products. The objective is to provide physicians with information, tips, and strategies to best leverage and safely incorporate available technologies.

Moderator: Julia C. Jenkins, MD, Assistant Director, USF-MPM Family Medicine Residency; Associate Professor, USF Morsani College of Medicine; and Assistant Professor, FSU College of Medicine - Sarasota Campus

  • Jolie Haun, PhD, EdS, Affiliate Assistant Professor, Department of Community and Family Health, USF College of Public Health
  • Nitesh Paryani, MD, Founder and Medical Director, Tampa Oncology and Proton
  • Patrick Woodard, MHA, MD, Chief Digital Officer, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, Memphis; Telehealth & Digital Health Advisor



Credit and Designation Statements
The Florida Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Florida Medical Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 13 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.