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This year’s meeting takes place along the beautiful California coastline at the Monterey Marriott Downtown. Join CAFP and more than 250 of your colleagues at our 2019 Family Medicine Clinical Forum, March 29-31. Download the schedule.

our keynote speaker

Don’t miss our keynote speaker Michelle Segar, PhD, MPH as she presents From Health Care to Self-Care™: New Science-based Strategies for Cultivating Sustainable Behavior Change, Health, and Well-being among Our Patients and Ourselves. Have you ever wondered why it is that people who desperately want to take better care of themselves and adopt healthier lifestyles don’t stick with them once their initial burst of motivation fades? This provocative presentation will showcase the science for a new paradigm that better fosters sustainable behavior change and self-care. Dr. Michelle Segar will explain why our traditional reasons for behavior change (e.g., better heath, disease prevention, etc.) keep people stuck in cycles of starting and stopping but not behavioral sustainability. Through story, she will describe the science behind a novel approach to promoting self-care, health and wellness behaviors that is successful across contexts (health care, fitness, wellness, coaching/patient counseling, organizational, etc.). Attendees will leave this session with a more strategic way to communicate about and promote the sustainable behavior necessary for achieving improved health and well-being among their patients and themselves.  

our optional workshops

This year's Forum offers numerous optional workshops to cater to your professional interests and goals.

Find your accommodations

To reserve your hotel room, visit the Marriott website or call 1(800) 228-9290 and mention the CAFP Annual Forum meeting to receive our $229 discount rate. Rates are subject to applicable taxes.


run for the future of family medicine

Sprint, jog, or walk the CAFP-F 5K FunD Run/Walk! Bring your family and join friends and colleagues along the Monterey Coastal Trail. All proceeds benefit student and resident programming supported by the CAFP-Foundation.

join our beach clean up

Join your peers, get some exercise, and help clean up Del Rio Beach! Working with the CSU Monterey Bay group “Return of the Natives,” we'll walk as a group to the beach and help keep Monterey beautiful by removing trash before it reaches our waterways.

explore Monterey

This year's schedule allots extra time to spend exploring beautiful Monterey with your family, friends, and colleagues.

want to support this meeting?

The Forum is a great opportunity to reach family physician leaders with information about your products, services, and opportunities.

our 2019 clinical forum schedule

8:00am - Noon

Medical Genomics KSA

Mary Hanna, MD

During this knowledge self-assessment (KSA) workshop, we as a group will review and answer questions related to understanding genomic concepts and terminology, interpretation of genomic testing and family history, application of genomics to patient management, public health and policy implications of genomics, recognition and management of genetic disorders, and the ethical, legal, and social implications of applied genomics. Additional fee applies.

8:00am - Noon

Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Hands-On Workshop

Kevin Bergman, MD
Neil Jayasekera, MD
Contra Costa Family Medicine Residency Program

Point-of-Care-Ultrasound (POCUS) has rapidly established itself as an indispensable tool and the standard of care in many areas of medicine. This session will introduce attendees to some of the most high-yield applications of POCUS for the family physician, including using POCUS to diagnose heart failure, kidney stones, AAA, cholecystitis, DVT, and musculoskeletal pathology (such as rotator cuff tears). Additional fee applies.

8:00am - Noon

Wellness + Joy Workshop

Michelle Segar, PhD, MPH and others To Be Determined

This four-hour workshop is for those who want to better understand the entire spectrum of personal, professional, and organizational factors that influence physician well-being. We will explore tangible ways to look after yourself and make your workplace mentally healthier. 
Part of this interactive workshop will include attendees critically evaluating a “case study” of a typical person trying to lose weight and get healthier. It will help attendees have deep "ah-ha" moments related to hidden beliefs that undermine prioritizing and fitting realistic self-care activities into their day. Michelle Segar will explain a framework and methods to help attendees become more strategic and realistic with self-care. Additional fee applies.

10am - Noon

Pre-conference Student/Resident Practice Workshop

Gather for two one-hour workshops designed with students and residents in mind:
* 5 things you need to know when you leave residency 
* Practice options: Where do you see your future? Create your message and develop your "elevator pitch"

12:00 - 1:00pm Exhibit Program opens
1:00 - 1:10pm Forum Grand Opening
1:10 - 2:20pm

From Health Care to Self-Care™: New Science-based Strategies for Cultivating Sustainable Behavior Change, Health, and Well-being among Our Patients and Ourselves

Michelle Segar, PhD, MPH

Have you ever wondered why it is that people who desperately want to take better care of themselves and adopt healthier lifestyles don’t stick with them once their initial burst of motivation fades? This provocative presentation will showcase the science for a new paradigm that better fosters sustainable behavior change and self-care. Dr. Michelle Segar will explain why our traditional reasons for behavior change (e.g., better heath, disease prevention, etc.) keep people stuck in cycles of starting and stopping but not behavioral sustainability. Through story, she will describe the science behind a novel approach to promoting self-care, health and wellness behaviors that is successful across contexts (health care, fitness, wellness, coaching/patient counseling, organizational, etc.). Attendees will leave this session with a more strategic way to communicate about and promote the sustainable behavior necessary for achieving improved health and well-being among their patients and themselves.


This session uses story to explain the science behind creating sustainable behavior change related to self-care behaviors (e.g., physical activity, enough sleep). The desired outcome is that participants better understand the specific reasons they (and their patients) are challenged to sustain self-care behaviors and new, easy science-based strategies for becoming more consistent.

2:20 - 2:45pm

Rational Exercise Prescription

Alex Mroszczyk-McDonald, MD

Exercise may be the single best prescription physicians can give their patients as well as themselves. This session will give a brief overview of the myriad of benefits to exercise. It also will explore barriers to exercise, ways for patients and providers to overcome them, and how to write an exercise prescription.

3:00 - 3:30pm

AAFP Update

Michael L. Munger, MD, FAAFP

Dr. Munger brings greetings from the AAFP and will highlight the work being done on your behalf in Kansas City and Washington, DC.  From Medicare and Medicaid discussions to teaching health center support, the AAFP has been on the front lines, providng expertise in matters most important to family physicians.

3:30 - 4:30pm

Residents' Poster Session

The CAFP Foundation-supported Resident Poster Session provides an opportunity for family medicine residents in California to present scholarly work on a state platform. Posters are evaluated through a double-blind review process. After two rounds of review, the top 20 are selected for display in the exhibit hall, and the top 10 present their posters on the main stage. The two best presenters are selected to receive a $100 gift card. 

4:30 - 5:30pm

Family Medicine Update

Hobart Lee, MD, FAAFP

This popular session will provide learners with a review of major topics from 2018-19 medical literature. You will learn more about key changes which will impact the way you care for your patients.

5:30 - 7:00pm

All-Member Reception and Exhibits

Your opportunity to mingle with friends, colleagues, and exhibitors that will offer new ideas, technologies, products, and services to help you provide the best patient care possible. Don’t forget to get your Treasure Hunt form signed for an opportunity to win several $100 cash prizes!

 

6:30 - 7:00am

Wellness Time

Start your day off right by joining others in the lobby for a walk, run, or possibly yoga!

7:15 - 8:30am

Breakfast / Exhibits

Your opportunity to get those Treasure Hunt forms signed and learn about new products, services, and much more.

8:30 - 9:45am

Crucial Conversations

Walt Mills, MD
Melissa Nothnagle, MD

A crucial conversation is a discussion between two or more people where the stakes are high, opinions vary, and emotions run strong... Sound familiar? Common in everyday life of family physicians, these conversations, when handled poorly or ignored, lead to strained relationships and dismal results, often impacting patient care and physician well-being. In this session, you will be introduced to a framework – Crucial Conversations – that allows participants to speak persuasively not abrasively, foster teamwork and better decision-making, build acceptance rather than resistance, and resolve individual and group disagreements. Learners will practice some crucial conversation concepts and receive tools and resources to continue practicing and learning more about the principles of crucial conversations.

9:45 - 10:30am

Hot Topics in Infectious Disease

George Kent, MD

This session will provide you with the latest information regarding the gut microbiome and its impact on health and disease. In addition, we will cover vaccines, antibiotics, and guidelines for treating common infections (including STIs).

10:45 - 11:30am

Heart to Heart: A Review and Update of Major Cardiovascular Care

Mark Dressner, MD

During this session, we will review the different types of cardiac testing and when to order each. We also will review the latest updates on aspirin usage, managing HDL, different dietary oils, the role of coffee, and more!

11:30 - Noon

The BATHE Technique: Efficient and Effective Psychotherapy in Primary Care 

Tessa Stecker, MD

This session is intended to address the challenge of providing efficient and effective psychotherapy in the outpatient clinical setting by providing a framework to systematically address the needs of patients and provide appropriate resources, treatments, interventions, and next steps.

12:15 - 1:15pm

Celebration Luncheon

Join us as we celebrate our family medicine award winners, install our new officers, and welcome new Fellows.

1:30 - 2:15pm

Leading in Crisis: Family Medicine’s Role in the Opioid Epidemic

Diana Coffa, MD

Family physicians play a key role in their communities and this session will provide learners with information and inspiration to become more active in changing lives.

2:15 - 2:30pm

Exhibit Program Ends

2:30 - 4:30pm

Optional CME Sessions


Practice Inquiry Workshop

Kimberly Duir, MD
Catherine Sonquist Forest, MD, MPH

This session will introduce Practice Inquiry (PI), a small group learning model focused on case-based clinical uncertainty. Considerable literature substantiates how clinical uncertainty, inherent in primary care practice, is only partially reduced by practice guidelines and that time-strapped PCPs usually tackle patient complexity alone. These conditions incubate both clinician dissatisfaction and medical error. Additional fee applies.

“Meet Ups”

Connect in the main meeting room with like-minded peers interested in discussing important issues like women in practice, integrative medicine, alternative practice models, new parenting, retirement, and more.

4:30 - 6:00pm

Service Opportunity: Del Rio Beach Clean Up

Return of the Natives Restoration - csumb.edu/ron

Join your peers, get some exercise, and help clean up Del Rio Beach! We'll walk as a group to the beach and help keep Monterey beautiful by removing trash before it reaches our waterways. Let's do our part and help keep our parks and natural areas healthy and safe for people to enjoy.

 

7:00 - 8:15am

CAFP Foundation FunD Run/Walk

Join us on the Monterey Coastal Trail for our 2nd annual CAFP-F FunD Run! We'll join together in support of student and resident activities - and our health! 

8:15 - 9:15am

Breakfast and Table Talks: Latest issues for family medicine physicians

Join your colleagues over breakfast in the beautiful Ferrantes Bayview Room for great discussions about topics that interest you!

9:30 - 10:00am

Morning Opening: CAFP and Sacramento Update

Come listen to how CAFP's work has impacted and continues to impact the primary care community and your patients' lives though advocacy efforts and much more.

10:00 - 10:45am

Pathways in Management: Osteoarthritis and Chronic Low Back Pain

Blair Cushing, DO

A practical session providing learners with evidence-based pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment options and emerging treatment modalities that should be considered in managing these conditions. Clinicians will learn to navigate the evidence-based non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic OA and CLBP guidelines and treatment options, by providing practical insight, tips, and excellent resources to use in practice.

10:45 - 11:00am

Break

11:00 - 11:30am

Partnering with Gender Diverse Youth and Their Families

Scott Nass, MD

Participants will learn about development of gender identity in childhood, best practices for partnering with youth and their families, and specific interventions available to support transgender and gender diverse youth.

11:30am - Noon

Cannabis Update

Tauheed Zaman, MD

It is inherent for primary care providers to appreciate the risks and benefits of cannabis use. This session will provide an update of medicinal cannabis use, describe the system of cannabinoid receptors and endocannabinoids in the body, and outline results from clinical trials investigating cannabis and its main components. Although delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the main psychoactive component, the medicinal potential of the other cannabinoids – especially cannabidiol (CBD) - will be discussed.

Noon - 12:30pm

Leading with Your Heart

Katrina Miller, MD

In this session, learners will be inspired and reminded of their value and the importance of listening to your heart, gut, and mind. Learners will focus on maintaining a balance of life, an excellent practice, and relationships with peers and patients. Only through clearing the negative and focusing on the positive can we continue to move forward and be successful. The practice starts with us individually, but is synergistically stronger when we work together to help each other be stronger, smarter, and happier.

12:30 - 12:45pm

Closing Remarks - Conference Ends

Carol Havens, MD

Chris Flores, MD

1:00 - 5:00pm

Optional Post-Conference Workshops


Buprenorphine Waiver Workshop (blended learning [4 hours live + 4 hours online])

The Drug Abuse Treatment Act of 2000 (DATA 2000) specifies that training is necessary for physicians to obtain a waiver to engage in office‐based treatment of opioid use disorders using drugs approved by the FDA on Schedules III, IV, and V. This course addresses those requirements using a curriculum approved by CSAT/SAMHSA and ASAM.


The ASAM Buprenorphine Course for Office-Based Treatment of Opioid Use Disorders has recently been updated to include an evidence-based curriculum designed by national experts. Course participants are exposed to the highest quality evidence-based practices when using buprenorphine to treat opioid use disorders. The case-based learning formats show learners how to apply this new knowledge. Additional fee applies.

 

Women's Health KSA

Rebecca Bertin, MD
Tenessa MacKenzie, MD

This interactive Knowledge Self-Assessment (KSA) Workgroup on Women's Health will take learners through the 60 KSA questions with discussion of correct answers and references. At the end of the session, all attendees' answers will be submitted to ABFM for partial completion of MOC Part II and 8 AAFP prescribed credits. Additional fee applies.