CME Tracks

Friday, July 30, 2021
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
CME Track 1:
Navigating Florida’s Medical Landscape (7 total credits) This track includes state-mandated CME courses to help you maintain your Florida medical license and address key issues affecting physicians in the Sunshine State. Complimentary for FMA members, $450 for non-members 

9:00 - 11:00 am
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 misdiagnosed conditions identified by the two boards.

11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Florida Laws, Rules and Ethics for Healthcare Professionals
(1 credit): This session, required for osteopathic physicians licensed in Florida, is intended to demystify Florida’s physician licensure and regulatory processes, and to highlight the top regulatory and ethical issues currently affecting Florida-licensed physicians.

12:45 - 2:45 pm
Domestic Violence
(2 credits): This course fulfills the renewal requirement (two credits every six years) for allopathic and osteopathic physicians in Florida. The content is intended to remind physicians that the little things they do in everyday practice, including detailed documentation and simple screenings, can make a huge impact in patients’ lives.

3:00 - 5:00 pm
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 non-pharmacological options; and address the risks of opioid addiction following all stages of treatment in the management of acute pain.

Saturday, July 31, 2021
9:30 am to 1:00 pm
Physician/PA Members    $125.00
Physician/PA Non-Members    $250.00
CME Track 2: Post-COVID Care: The Path Forward
Brief description: It is difficult to think about the healthcare system in 2021 without considering the toll that COVID-19 has taken on patients and healthcare professionals. This panel-based CME symposium will examine the effects of “long COVID” in adult patients and “MIS-C” in pediatric patients, briefly discuss the impact that the pandemic has had on disease prevention and health promotion efforts, and provide a forward-looking picture of shifting health policy and clinical adaptations being made to get patients back on track to better health.
Sunday, August 1, 2021
9:30 am to 1:00 pm
Physician/PA Members    $125.00
Physician/PA Non-Members    $250.00
CME Track 3: Digital Population Health Technologies Empowering Physicians
Brief description: To increase value in health care, the medical community has intensified its focus on potentially preventable health care events, like emergency department visits for issues that could be evaluated and managed in an ambulatory clinic, hospital admissions for avoidable conditions, iatrogenic complications related to hospitalization including polypharmacy or hospital-acquired pneumonia, return hospitalizations, and redundant ancillary services such as lab tests or MRI for mild low back pain. Identifying patients at risk for these events is challenging for physicians, especially when considering the population size of most physician practices and the impact of social deprivations that can result from adhering to prescribed treatments and clinic follow-up. To meet this challenge, new information technologies enable physicians to prioritize their time and intervene earlier with patients who are at higher risk for requiring more intensive health care. In this CME symposium, physician panelists will explain and share specific examples that reveal how they have harnessed information technologies to improve the well-being and health care of the populations they serve.