The 74th Annual Assembly and Exhibition was held July 22 – July 25 at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort Baytowne Conference Center in Destin, FL. Overall, there were 103 attendees and 41 exhibitors.
This year’s conference offered a hybrid format for attendees and speakers to attend the meeting virtually. Attendees enjoyed a robust CME agenda of 17 hours of Prescribed credit led by local and nationally known faculty.
Diamond Sponsor, Aetna Better Health of Louisiana, hosted a luau themed Welcome Reception on Thursday evening for attendees, their families, and exhibitors. Our members came together for General Assembly on Friday. During lunch, sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield, attendees received annual updates from American Academy of Family Physicians, Aledade and Blue Cross Blue Shield. The President’s Party, sponsored by Diamond Sponsor, Blue Cross Blue Shield, took us “Under the Sea” on Friday evening. LAFP member, Dr. Will Maranto and his band, What the Funk, provided musical entertainment for the evening.
Topics of the assembly were presented by both local speakers and national speakers including:
Thursday, July 22, 2021
The Role of the Family Practice Provider in the Diagnosis, Management, and Referral of Patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis
Speaker: Atul Deodhar, MD, MRCP, DNB, FACR, FACP
This activity is provided by Integrity Continuing Education and supported by an educational grant from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.
The Approach to the Athlete with Intellectual Disabilities
Speaker: Peter H. Seidenberg, MD, MA, FAAFP, FACSM, RMSK
An In-Depth Look Into the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans
Speaker: Toby Amidor MS, RD, CDN
This activity is provided by a sponsorship from Dairy MAX.
Monkey Bars….Is It Safe to Play Outside?
Speaker: Charles Webb, DO, CAQSM, FAMSSM, FAAFP
Advances in Cancer Screening and Detection: What PCPs Need to Know
Speaker: Donald Richards, MD, PhD
This activity is provided by a partnership with Potomac Center for Medical Education and supported by an educational grant from Grail, Inc.
Common Cutaneous Disorders in Children- Practical Treatments for the Family Doctor
Speaker: Aimee Coscarart, MD
COVID-19: Applying Principles of Value-based Care to Underserved Populations and Providers in a Crisis
Speaker: Kevin Stephens, MD, MBA
Friday, July 23, 2021
HCV Treatment in the Family Medicine Clinic: A Case‐Based Approach
Speaker: Lesley Miller, MD, FACP
This activity is provided by the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians and Med-IQ and is supported by an educational grant from Gilead.
Improving Cardiovascular Outcomes in T2DM: Personalizing Antihyperglycemic Therapy
Speakers: Jay Shubrook, DO, FACOFP, FAAFP and Eugene Wright, Jr., MD
This activity is provided by Potomac Center for Medical Education and is supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk.
Obesity: The Disease and Its Management
Speakers: Christopher Still, DO, FACP, FTOS and Donna Ryan, MD
This activity is provided by Potomac Center for Medical Education and is supported by an educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Eli Lilly and Company, and Merck & Co., Inc.
Speaker: Philip Schauer, MD, FACS, FASMBS
This activity is provided by a sponsorship from Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center.
Saturday, July 24, 2021
Protecting Against HPV-related Cancers: Maximizing Opportunities During the COVID-19 Era
Speaker: Rachel Caskey, MD, MAPP
This activity is provided by a partnership with Center for Independent Healthcare Education and Vemco MedEd and is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.
UPDATED Influenza: Frontline Management and Prevention
Speaker: John J. Russell, MD
This activity is provided by the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians and Spire Learning and is supported by an educational grant from Genentech.
A New Era in Cardiometabolic Risk Reduction
Speaker: Stephen Brunton, MD, FAAFP
This activity is provided by Primary Care Education Consortium and is supported by an educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Eli Lilly and Company.
Management of Hyperlipidemia in the Family Medicine Setting: Diagnosis, Management and the Role of Emerging Lipid-lowering Therapies
Speaker: Paul Ziajka, MD, PhD
This activity is provided by Peerview Institute for Medical Education.
Sunday, July 25, 2021
Non-CME Breakfast Symposium“A Next Step in LDL-C Lowering Therapy: NEXLETOL and NEXLIZET Oral Nonstatin Therapies”
Speaker: Denzil Moraes, MD, FACC
This activity is provided by Esperion Therapeutics, Inc.
Dazed and Confused - So Your Athlete Has a Concussion, Now What?
Speaker: Kenneth Aguirre, MD
Anticoagulation in Atrial Fibrillation
Speaker: David Casey, MD, PhD, FSCAI