June 7, 2023
A Sneak Peek of the 2023 Summer Forum Topics
Care of Older Adults
Occam’s Razor Revisited: Medication, Mentation, and Mobility- Geriatric Syndromes
Ariel Cole, MD, FAAFP, CMD; Brianna Wynne, MD
Learning Objectives:
  • Recognize geriatric syndromes as a result of multicomplexity in a patient with impaired reserve
  • List the effects of medications, mentation, and mobility on falls in older adult
  •  Address fall risk with the goal of reducing falls in older adults
Elder/Vulnerable Adult Mistreatment
Ariel Cole, MD, FAAFP, CMD; Brianna Wynne, MD
Learning Objectives:
  • Discuss the types of mistreatment of adults: physical, sexual, psychological/emotional, financial, and neglect
  • Differentiate disease processes or normal signs of aging from signs of injuries
  • Establish management and intervention plans when elder abuse is suspected
Mental Health
Postpartum Depression
Tanya Anim, MD; Rose Anne Illes, PhD
Learning Objectives:
  • Differentiate between mental health conditions that manifest in the postpartum period
  • Describe medical and psychological interventions for treatment of postpartum depression
  • Identify social determinants of health that may negatively impact patients with postpartum depression
Anxiety: A Fresh Look
Karim Hanna, MD
Learning Objectives:
  • Describe the epidemiologic manifestations of anxiety
  • Utilize the diagnostic criteria for anxiety disorders Provide reasons to treat anxiety and its co-disorders
  • Implement treatments for anxiety based on evidence-based guidelines.
  • Describe the effectiveness of non-pharmacological treatments for anxiety
Rheumatic Conditions
Connective Tissue Disease Update
Eddie Needham, MD, FAAFP
Learning Objectives:
  • Identify the major symptoms and risk factors for connective tissue disorders
  • Differentiate between systemic lupus erythematosus, dermatomyositis (DM), scleroderma, and other conditions with similar symptoms
  • Counsel patients on treatment regimens to manage symptoms to include first-line medications like methotrexate for rheumatoid arthritis and hydroxychloroquine for SLE
Gout and Not Gout
Ted Farrar, MD, FAAFP
Learning Objectives:
  • Describe the prevalence, risk factors, and clinical features of gout
  • Utilize an evidence based clinical predication model to accurately diagnose gout
  • Recognize how to formulate an individualized treatment plan, including dietary advice
SGLT2 Update - What aren't they good for?
Robert Vandervoort, PharmD
Learning Objectives:
  • Discuss the role of SGLT-2 inhibitors in the prevention of CV-events, the progression of heart failure, and the
  • preservation of kidney function in patients without diabetes
  • List the metabolic effects of SGLT-2 inhibition on body weight and blood pressure
  • Make decisions on the use of SGLT-2 inhibitors for cardiorenal protection in non-diabetic patients in accordance with existing evidence and current guidelines
7 Tips for Family Physicians to Treat Obesity
Nicholas Pennings, DO
Learning Objectives:
  • List the health consequences of obesity
  • Recognize the multiple factors that influence obesity
  • Utilize the 4 pillars of obesity treatment
Nicholas Pennings, DO
Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the relationship between obesity and diabetes
  • Discuss the role in insulin resistance and hyperinsulinemia in diabetes and obesity
  • Apply a metabolic and weight management approach to the treatment of diabetes
  • Apply effective treatment approaches that address both obesity and diabetes
FAFP Focusing on Members’ Educational Needs
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Online CME Offerings (Free to all FAFP members)

Substance Use Disorder Education
Meet the new Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) one-time requirement for eight hours of training on the treatment and management of patients with opioid or other substance use disorders. Click here for topics, course learning objectives and SAMHSA core curriculum elements.
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Preparticipation Athlete Screening Process: The New FHSAA EL2 PPE
 On February 9, 2023, the Florida High School Athletic Association’s (FHSAA) voted to remove the questions regarding female athletes’ menstrual history from the preparticipation sports physical form. The FHSAA’s approval vote also included changes to who receives the PPE form, such that only one page of the form is required to be submitted to the school, while the other pages can be kept with a parent or doctor. This online CME will address the changes to the form, as well as provide latest developments in standard of care for providing preparticipation physicals for student athletes.
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Take advantage of FAFP’s online CME. As FAFP members, you have free access to state-mandated CME courses that you need to keep your medical license up to date. CLICK HERE to visit the online courses.
Register Now for the In-person FAFP ABFM KSA Study Group: Health Counseling & Preventative Care that will be offered for In-Person attendees in conjunction with the 2023 Summer Forum on Saturday, July 1, from 7:00 AM- 9:00 AM. Deadline to register is Tuesday, June 27, 2023 at 11:59 PM EST.
Important: This KSA will be offered live, in-person only, and there will be no virtual component offered. Summer Forum attendees who have registered for In-Person attendance will be able to participate. The study group will be held at The Boca Raton Resort & Club.

Questions? Contact Alexandra Parkinson ([email protected]).
Register now for the 2023 Family Medicine Summer Forum, scheduled for June 30 - July 2, 2023, at The Boca Raton Resort & Club. The meeting will be held as a hybrid event, combining a traditional in-person meeting with a virtual platform via live streaming.

Earn up to 18.00 hours of live CME credits, and all credits are deemed Florida Prescribed. Register now by clicking here. For the CME agenda, click here.
Did You Hear About SIG?
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SIG: Something New at the 2023 Summer Forum
What is SIG:
  • Special Interest Groups are small networking, informal discussion hubs designed to bring together meeting participants with common interest in a particular topic relevant to the practice of family medicine

  • SIGs are designed for voluntary participation with the purpose of focusing on a single topic, where participants can discuss, disseminate information, and share ideas about the topic at hand.

What is SIG’s Goal?
  • Provide a forum for individuals who have common interest on a specific topic, or who want to be with others and are willing to share their views and best practices, or simply have a free exchange of ideas regarding the topic of focus.

2023 Summer Forum SIG Topics:
SIG Topic 1: Urgent Care (Facilitator: Dr. Tracey Davidoff)
SIG Topic 2: Hospital Medicine (Facilitator: Dr. Andrew Buelt)
Date: Saturday, July 1, 2023
Time: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
To learn more about SIG, click here.
Governor DeSantis Vetoes Health Care Practitioners Legislation
On Friday June 2, Governor DeSantis formally vetoed SB 230, Health Care Practitioner Titles and Abbreviations which was intended to specify which titles and abbreviations healthcare practitioners may use in their advertisements and communications to the public. It also would have required all physicians and healthcare practitioners to wear a nametag with their name and profession during patient encounters unless, the visit was within their own practice. The FAFP's Final 2023 Legislative Summary has been updated to reflect the veto. 
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