Family Medicine Workshop

January 13-14 & January 27-28, 2024
Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris Hotel
Westerville, OH


Exhibitor Prospectus
Exhibitor Application

Course 1 Presentations (For attendees only; password provided on-site. Contact Caitlin Laudeman for assistance.)

Course 2 Presentations (For attendees only; password provided on-site. Contact Caitlin Laudeman for assistance.)

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 provides 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 29 CME credits over both weekends.

In addition, an American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) Family Medicine Certification Knowledge Self-Assessment (KSA) on Diabetes will also be held as an option add-on session to Course 2. 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 (AAFP).

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 11 CME credits

Saturday, January 13
11:00 a.m. – Noon Welcome Reception & Exhibitor Visits
Noon – 2:30 p.m. Urology
Speaker: George Ho, MD – OhioHealth Physician Group Urology – Columbus, OH

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand updated American Urological Association’s (AUA) guidelines on management of hematuria
  • Management of voiding symptoms and urinary incontinence in men and women
  • Understand updated National Comprehensive Cancer Network and AUA guidelines on use of PSA
  • Management and prevention of kidney stones.
2:30 – 2:45 p.m. Break & Exhibitor Visits
2:45 – 5:15 p.m. Renal
Speaker: Vivek Nadkarni, MD – North Coast Nephrology – Elyria, OH

Learning Objectives:
  • Have a better understanding of CKD, specifically the importance of proteinuria
  • Be able to explain when to use the different agents for CKD, including, Metformin, SGLT2 inhibitors, GLP1RA, and non-steroidal mineralocorticoid antagonists
  • Learn when to refer and what can be accomplished by nephrology referral.
5:15 – 6:15 p.m. Dinner & Exhibitor Visits
6:15 – 9:00 p.m. Behavioral Medicine: “You Epigenetics’ed Me!” – A Case Presentation of an Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) Baby
Speaker: Staci Swenson, MA, MSW, LISW-S – Director of CCBHC, Southeast Healthcare – Columbus – Columbus, OH

Learning Objectives:
  • Describe the importance of understanding ACEs and complex childhood trauma as an influencer in the development of complex and chronic health conditions
  • Identify the five Guiding Principles of Trauma-Informed Care
  • Formulate a trauma-informed approach to one patient’s complex case
  • Explore and predict possible prognoses and outcomes based on patient engagement, social determinants of health, and care coordination resources.
9:00 – 10:00 p.m. Networking Reception
Sunday, January 14
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 11:00 a.m. OB/GYN
Speaker: Anita Somani, MD – OhioHealth Physician Group, Gynecology – Columbus, OH

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the current management for menopausal symptoms and options for treating patients with contraindications to traditional hormone therapy
  • Diagnose and manage polycystic ovarian syndrome and its symptoms along with options for improving fertility in these patients
  • Understand the management of pelvic pain from diagnosis to medication to surgical therapy
  • Discuss the latest options for management of fibroids from medication to surgery.
11:00 – 11:15 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Cases in the Community: Optimizing Treatment & Considering Weight Management as a Primary Goal in People with Type 2 Diabetes
Speaker: Javier Morales, MD, FACP, FACE, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine, Hofstra Northwell Hempstead, Vice President, Advanced Internal Medicine Group, PC – East Hills, NY
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a progressive disease that is largely preventable and entirely treatable. To improve long-term health outcomes, timely intensification of therapy is a foundational principle of contemporary management of people with type 2 diabetes mellitus (PwT2DM). Weight loss can significantly improve outcomes, and current guidelines recommend PwT2DM achieve and maintain weight loss to reduce the risk of serious complications. How can healthcare professionals effectively intensify treatment and communicate the significance of modest weight loss to PwT2DM and overweight/obesity?

Learning Objectives:
  • Apply current evidence-based guideline recommendations that prioritize weight loss as a treatment target in PwT2DM
  • Intensify treatment in a timely manner consistent with current guideline recommendations and clinical evidence to help PwT2DM achieve personalized glycemic and weight loss goals
  • Utilize shared decision-making to develop individualized management plans for PwT2DM and overweight/obesity that considers personal preferences, needs, and goals.

This activity is supported through an educational grant from PeerView Institute for Medical Education (PVI). PVI received an educational grant from Lilly to support this program.

Course 2 Schedule of Events*

Up-to 18 CME credits

Saturday, January 27
11:00 a.m. – Noon Welcome Reception & Exhibitor Visits
Noon – 2:30 p.m. Rheumatology
Speaker: Kevin Hackshaw, MD – University of Texas at Austin – Hutto, TX

Learning Objectives:
  • Differentiate Benign Hypermobility Syndrome (BHS) from Ehlers Danlos Syndrome
  • Develop a rational treatment approach for patients with BHS
  • Develop a rational approach to treatment of Long COVID
  • Discuss new ACR/EULAR criteria for diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis and SLE
  • Recognize the differences in clinical approach to treatment of CFS/ME as opposed to Fibromyalgia
  • Recognize and differentiate inflammatory back pain from non-inflammatory back pain
  • Understand the clinical approach to treating Fibromyalgia.
2:30 – 2:45 p.m. Break & Exhibitor Visits
2:45 – 5:15 p.m. Neurology
Speaker: Lincoln Darla, MD – Mercy Health – St. Vincent Neurology – Toledo, OH

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the pathophysiology of neurological illness
  • Evaluate diagnostic methodology for different differential neurological diagnoses
  • Apprise current therapeutics and clinical trials, research with understanding treatment strategies and multidisciplinary management.
5:15 – 6:15 p.m. Dinner & Exhibitor Visits
6:15 – 9:00 p.m. Metabolic/Endocrine
Speaker: David Shewmon, MD – Cleveland Clinic Endocrinology – Lakewood, OH

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify insulin dosing for type 1 & 2 diabetes and learn how to create a safe sliding scale
  • Assess use of continuous glucose monitors and understand basics of closed loop insulin pump systems
  • Learn how to troubleshoot problems with patients taking thyroid hormone
  • Analyze primary hyperthyroidism, evaluating when to refer to surgeon and when it is really secondary.
9:00 – 10:00 p.m. Networking Reception
Sunday, January 28
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 11:00 a.m. Psychiatry
Speaker: Kevin Johns, MD – Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Division of Health and Integration, Psychosocial Oncology Medical Director, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health – Columbus, OH

Learning Objectives:
  • Workup and manage common mood disorders in the primary care setting
  • Identify personality pathology and utilize basic tools for managing challenging personality styles
  • Provide primary care for patients presenting with psychosis
  • Identify strategies for clinical diagnosis of ADHD.
11:00 – 11:30 a.m. Break
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ABFM KSA: Diabetes
Facilitator: Ryan Kauffman, MD, FAAFP – Bluffton, OH
1:00 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 – 3:30 p.m. ABFM KSA: Diabetes (continued)
Facilitator: Ryan Kauffman, MD, FAAFP – Bluffton, OH
3:30 p.m. Adjourn

*Schedule subject to change.

Registration Fees

Courses 1 & 2


Course 1 fa


Course 2 ABFM KSA: Diabetes
Member $700 $350 $350 $165
Non-Member $820 $410 $410 $225
Resident $450 $225 $225 $135

Registration and Cancellation Deadlines

Registration for Course 1 must have been completed by January 8; registration for Course 2 must be completed by Monday, January 22. Registration fees will be refunded, minus $25 for administrative costs, if notice of cancellation is sent to Caitlin Laudeman by January 8, for Course 1, or by Monday, January 22, for Course 2. No refunds will be made after those dates.

This event is open to in-person attendees only. There will not be a virtual attendance option or a recording of the sessions available.


The Ohio Academy of Family Physicians (OAFP) has negotiated a group room rate of $149 per room, per night at the Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris Hotel located at 409 Altair Parkway in Westerville. The group block for Course 1 has expired; however, accommodations for Course 2 can be made by calling the hotel reservation desk at 614.882.6800 or making your reservation online. 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 22, 2023, and for Course 2 was January 8.

CME Accreditation

The AAFP has reviewed 2024 Family Medicine Workshop, and deemed it acceptable for AAFP credit. Term of approval is from January 13, 2024, January 28, 2024. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Course 1 is approved for 11 AAFP Prescribed credits; Course 2 is approved for 10 AAFP Prescribed credits; and the KSA session is approved for 8 AAFP Prescribed credits.

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

Please note, if you complete and return your CME Reporting Form to the registration desk, OAFP staff will submit all credit for Course 1 and Course 2 after Course 2 concludes. It takes several weeks for the AAFP to process the credit submission; AAFP credit portfolios will not be updated until March 2024.

Exhibiting and Sponsorship Opportunities

Exhibiting or sponsoring the Family Medicine Workshop is a great way to get exposure for you company with Ohio’s family Physicians. The OAFP thanks the following sponsors and exhibitors for supporting the 2024 Family Medicine Workshop:

  • Atlantic Health Partners
  • Abbott Diabetes Care
  • Alexion/AstraZeneca
  • American Board of Family Medicine
  • Buckeye Health Plan
  • CoagCo, LLC
  • Dexcom
  • Hilltop Consulting Group
  • Main Street Pharmacy & Wellness Center
  • National Kidney Foundation
  • Novo Nordisk Diabetes Field Medical Affairs
  • Novo Nordisk, Inc. Obesity
  • Ohio End of Life Options
  • Ohio Professionals Health Program (OhioPHP)
  • OrthoAlliance
  • Sickle Cell Treatment and Outcomes Research (STORM)
  • Summa Health System.






For information about exhibiting at the 2024 Family Medicine Workshop, please view the prospectus and application, contact Lauren Heberling, or call 800.742.7327.


For questions about registration, please contact Workforce Development Manager Caitlin Laudeman or call 800.742.7327.

For questions about programming, please contact Director of 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.