Family Medicine Workshop

Course 1 Materials (Attendees only; password provided in pre-event email and attendee folder.)

The Family Medicine Workshop examines a broad spectrum of topics and concerns of clinical interest and relevance to primary care physicians. Each two-day weekend course will provide plenty of time for case discussion and interaction with the faculty. The objective is to provide information on diagnostic techniques, advanced technical theory, current research, problem solving methods, and management techniques within the core content areas of family medicine.

Designed to maximize both continuing medical education (CME) and weekend family time, attendees will hear four 2.5 hour presentations per weekend and earn approximately 20 CME credits over both weekends.

In addition, an American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) Family Medicine Certification Knowledge Self-Assessment (KSA) will also be held. If you need to complete this component of your ongoing certification, then this program is for you. Participants will work with an expert moderator to complete the KSA in a group setting. Physicians that participate in this session will receive 10 points from the ABFM for completing the KSA and 8 live Prescribed CME credits from the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Please note, participation in the KSA requires a cell phone, laptop, or tablet that can access the internet. Our moderator will use an online audience response system to administer the KSA. The fee for this add-on session does not include the charge the ABFM assesses you for your family medicine certification.

Whether you participate in both weekends or just one, you will receive a comprehensive review of the essentials of family medicine.

Course 1 Schedule of Events*

Up-to 18 CME credits

Saturday, January 15
11:00 a.m. – Noon Welcome Reception & Exhibitor Visits
Noon – 2:30 p.m. Pediatrics

Speaker: Ann Crickard, DO – Hand In Hand Pediatrics – Dublin, OH

Learning Objectives:
  • Discuss the diagnosis and treatment of headaches in children
  • Understand the risks and benefits of social media use throughout childhood
  • Discuss the diagnosis and treatment of functional movement disorders in children
  • Understand risks of vitamin and mineral deficiency and excess in pediatrics.
2:30 – 2:45 p.m. Break
2:45 – 5:15 p.m. General Surgery

Speaker: Jesse Gutnick, MD – Cleveland Clinic – Cleveland, OH

Learning Objectives:
  • Implement updated colorectal cancer screening guidelines
  • Understand warning signs for common abdominal complaints and diagnoses
  • Understand up to date thyroid ultrasound and biopsy reporting classifications
  • Understand indications for inpatient treatment of diverticulitis and indicated follow up
  • Understand prioritization of surgical cases during COVID-19 pandemic.
5:15 – 6:15 p.m. Dinner
6:15 – 9:00 p.m. ENT

Speaker: Evan Tobin, MD – OhioENT – Columbus, OH

Learning Objectives:
  • Better understand diagnosis and management of nasal obstruction and acute/chronic sinusitis
  • Better understand diagnosis and management of pediatic adenotonsillar disorders
  • Better understand diagnosis and management of pediatric eustachian tube dysfunction and recurrent acute otitis media
  • Better understand diagnosis and management of adult obstructive sleep apnea
  • Better understand diagnosis and management of dysphonia.
9:00 – 10:00 p.m. Hospitality
Sunday, January 16
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 11:00 a.m. Updates in Total Joint Replacement

  • Knee replacement: Graham Pallante, MD – Orthopedic ONE – Columbus, OH
  • Hip replacement: Andrew Campbell, MD – Orthopedic ONE – Columbus
  • Shoulder replacement: Joseph Mileti, MD – Orthopedic ONE – Columbus
Learning Objectives:
  • Evaluate the indications, imaging, physical exam, and joint injections for the hip, shoulder, and knee
  • Summarize perioperative management for patients who undergo a total joint replacement surgery
  • Review the latest surgical joint replacement techniques and success rates.
11:00 – 11:30 a.m. Break
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Heart Disease KSA

Facilitator: Ryan Kauffman, MD, FAAFP – Bellefontaine, OH

1:00 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Heart Disease KSA (continued)

Facilitator: Ryan Kauffman, MD, FAAFP – Bellefontaine

Course 2 Schedule of Events*

Up-to 10 CME credits

Saturday, January 29
11:00 a.m. – Noon Welcome Reception & Exhibitor Visits
Noon – 2:30 p.m. Primary Care Clinical Update: Evidence Based Practice Pearls of 2020-21

Speaker: Melanie Malec, MD – Cleveland Clinic – Cleveland, OH

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify recent changes in evidence-based literature that is relevant to primary care providers
  • Utilize this information to inform provider practices and enhance patient care
  • Emphasize the importance of continuity in primary care
  • Identify pandemic related challenges in primary care and its impact on patients.
2:30 – 2:45 p.m. Break
2:45 – 5:15 p.m. Gastrointestinal

  • Hepatitis C and NASH:  James Hanje, MD – Ohio Gastroenterology Group, Inc. – Columbus, OH
  • Colon Cancer Screening: Kiran Bidari, MD – Ohio Gastroenterology Group, Inc. – Columbus
  • IBD & GERD: Shail Govani, MD, MSc – Ohio Gastroenterology Group, Inc. – Columbus
  • IBD & Constipation: Brett Sklaw, MD – Ohio Gastroenterology Group, Inc. – Columbus
Learning Objectives:
  • Understand treatment options for patients with Hepatitis C
  • Identify indications and contraindications for treatment of Hepatitis C
  • Understand and implement colon cancer screening and surveillance in accordance with the USPSTF and national GI society guidelines
  • Understand and implement care in accordance with national GI society guidelines for the topic areas covered.
  • Initiate regimen for GERD and refer for endoscopy when appropriate
  • Communicate the benefits and risks of proton pump inhibitors, reassuring patients who would benefit from long term use regarding their safety profile
  • Refer for endoscopy for Barretts screening and surveillance at appropriate intervals
  • Recognize the changing management of inflammatory bowel disease
  • Coordinate healthcare maintenance with gastroenterology for patients with inflammatory bowel disease
  • Describe clinical criteria for IBS
  • Describe diagnostic evaluation in patients suspected to have IBS
  • Describe treatment modalities for IBS
  • Describe constipation evaluation and treatment.
5:15 – 6:15 p.m. Dinner
6:15 – 9:00 p.m. Ophthalmology

Speaker: Kenn Cahill, MD – Ophthalmic Surgeons & Consultants of Ohio – Columbus, OH

Learning Objectives:
  • Categorize the diagnosis and treatment of red eyes
  • Recognize the relationship of glaucoma to systemic medications and other medical disorders
  • Help patients recognize the symptoms and value of treatment of dry eyes
  • Understand the advantages and drawbacks of LASIK surgery
  • Read between the lines of cataract management.
9:00 – 10:00 p.m. Hospitality
Sunday, January 30
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 11:00 a.m. Geriatrics

Speakers: Gina Ayers, PharmD, BCGP, BCPS, Geriatrics Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Cleveland Clinic – Cleveland, OH; Jennifer Hockings, PharmD, PhD, Center for Personalized Genetic Healthcare – Cleveland Clinic – Cleveland; and Steven Schwartz, MD – Concord Office and Endoscopy Center – Concord, OH

Learning Objectives:
  • Define sundowning and discuss hypotheses for its cause
  • Assess the patient who sundowns for contributing factors
  • Describe non-pharmacologic methods for management
  • Evaluate the risks and benefits of different classes of medications used for sundowning.
11:00 a.m. Adjourn

Registration Fees

Courses 1 & 2
Course 1 fa
Course 2 fa KSA fak
Member $640 $345 $345 $135
Non-Member $760 $405 $405 $195
Resident $390 $220 $220 $105

Registration and Cancellation Deadlines

Registration for Course 1 closed on January 12; registration for Course 2 must be completed by Monday, January 24. Registration fees will be refunded, minus $25 for administrative costs, if notice of cancellation was sent to Caitlin Laudeman by January 10 for Course 1, or by Monday, January 24, for Course 2.


The Ohio Academy of Family Physicians (OAFP) has negotiated a group room rate of $129 per room, per night at the Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris Hotel located at 409 Altair Parkway in Westerville. For accommodations, please book for Course 1 and Course 2 online or call the hotel reservation desk at 614.882.6800. Please tell the reservationist you are with the OAFP in order to receive the discounted rate.

The group cut-off deadline for Course 1 was December 31, 2021, and for Course 2 was January 7.

CME Accreditation

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has reviewed 2022 Family Medicine Workshop and deemed it acceptable for AAFP credit. Term of approval is from January 15, 2022, to January 30, 2022. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The 2022 Family Medicine Workshop Course 1 is approved for 10 live AAFP Prescribed credits; the KSA is approved for 8 live AAFP Prescribed credits; and Course 2 is approved for 10 live AAFP Prescribed credits.

Physicians that participate and complete the KSA will also receive 10 certification points towards their ABFM certification requirement.


Be sure to visit the following exhibitors during the Family Medicine Workshop:
  • AmeriHealth Caritas Ohio
  • AstraZeneca
  • Buckeye Health Plan
  • CCT Research
  • Cincinnati Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center
  • Cincinnati ECHO
  • MedOne
  • NephU
  • Northern Kentucky University
  • Novartis
  • Ohio Beef Council
  • Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services – Get Help Early
  • Ohio Valley Healthcare Solutions
  • Youngstown State University.






For information about exhibiting at the 2022 Workshop, please view the prospectus or contact Lauren Heberling or call 800.742.7327.

COVID-19 Mitigation Statement

At the OAFP, our members, partners, and employees are our highest priorities. We are continuing to monitor the COVID-19 situation and are taking precautionary measures to keep our event participants safe.

The OAFP is following guidance from local health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding group gatherings, including CDC recommendations to practice hand hygiene, social distancing, and to wear a face covering during indoor events – regardless of vaccination status.

At this time, the Family Medicine Workshop will take place as planned, with the following protocols in place:
  • Limiting registration numbers and modifying the room layout to allow participants to maintain six feet distance between themselves and others
  • Encouraging all attendees and staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before attending
  • Asking attendees to perform a personal health screening prior to travel, and if cancellation is needed, the OAFP will provide a full refund
  • Requiring masks or personal face covering for all participants, OAFP staff, and hotel personnel in all public areas and the conference ballroom
  • Providing hand sanitizer and materials for attendees to disinfect their personal seating area
  • Offering meal options that limit food interaction by attendees
  • Requiring enhanced cleaning and disinfecting practices from the event venue.

The OAFP will continue to monitor the situation, providing updates on this page, and contacting any registered attendees if the status of the Workshop changes.


For questions about registration, please contact Coordinator of Events & Foundation Programs Caitlin Laudeman or call 800.742.7327.

For questions about workshop programming, please contact Director Education Erin Jech or call 800.742.7327.

Program Disclaimer

The material presented at this program is being made available by the OAFP for educational purposes only. This material is not intended to represent only, or necessarily best, methods or procedures appropriate for the medical situations discussed but rather is intended to present an approach, view, statement, or opinion of the faculty, which may be helpful to other who face similar situations. The OAFP disclaims any and all liability for injury or other damages resulting to any individual attending this program and for all claims, which may arise out of the use of the techniques, demonstrated therein by such individuals, whether a physician or any other person shall assert these claims.

Every effort has been made to assure the accuracy of the data presented at this program. Physicians may care to check specific details such as drug doses and contraindications, etc., in standard sources prior to clinical application.

Materials will be produced solely for the education of attendees. Any use of content or the name of the speaker(s) or the OAFP is prohibited without written consent of the OAFP.