|October 8, 2023 @ 5:30 p.m. EST
Topic: Heart Disease
|November 19, 2023 @ 5:30 p.m. EST
Topic: Behavioral Health Care
Each fall, the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians, in partnership with other chapters of the American Academy of Family Physicians, hosts two virtual American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM)-endorsed Family Medicine Certification Knowledge Self-Assessment (KSA) group study activities, each with a different topic.
For each date, registration will be limited to the first 45 registrants, and registrants after the first 45 will be placed on a waiting list. Overall virtual KSA attendance will not exceed 175 participants.
This innovative program will use a robust web-based system (Cisco WebEx Training) that will allow family physician learners from across the country the opportunity to complete the KSA while engaging their peers and an expert content leader from a location of their choosing.
Although live KSA group studies are a popular way of completing the required Family Medicine Certification activity, this program is innovative in developing a virtual learning session and delivering it nationwide to a large group of physician learners at the same time. This cutting-edge program will bring the issues of the selected topics directly to the physician’s home or office with guidance from a peer expert and the knowledge sharing that occurs when completing a KSA with fellow family physicians.
How the Virtual KSA Works
In order to provide an ABFM-endorsed KSA group study session, the ABFM requires the use of a robust webinar system that provides physicians with the ability to fully contribute and be monitored for participation. The webinar system allows participants to pose questions to the speaker, take part in question and answer polls, and chat with fellow KSA participants. The ABFM also requires that the program administrators embed “code words” into the webinar slides to ensure that participants are paying attention throughout the duration of the program. You will be asked to capture these code words on an evaluation tool that will be sent to you in advance.
The most important function of the webinar is the polling process which helps to determine group consensus on what answer should be submitted on the ABFM’s answer sheet. Instructions on this important process will be detailed prior to the start of the program with plenty of time for participants to test the system.
In a nutshell, questions will be displayed, read verbally by the moderator, and then opened for participants to respond. Next, poll results will be displayed and discussed with guidance from the expert speaker. If consensus on an assessment answer is not clear, a re-poll may be necessary. The OAFP staff will be working in the background to collect group answers on the approved ABFM answer sheet. Finally, the answer sheet will be submitted as a group to the ABFM and individuals will be credited for completion of the KSA once event evaluations are received within 72 hours.
- OAFP Members: $115
- OAFP Resident Members: $85
Registration and Cancellation Deadlines
The deadline to register for the October KSA is Wednesday, September 27. Cancellations provided in writing to Kaitlin McGuffie will be refunded in full, minus a $25 administrative fee, if received by Wednesday, September 27. Any cancellations received after this date will not be refunded.
Ohio members are given priority for registration, wait-listed members will be notified the week of October 2 if there is room for them to participate.
The deadline to register for the November KSA is Wednesday, November 8. Cancellations provided in writing to Kaitlin McGuffie will be refunded in full, minus a $25 administrative fee, if received by Wednesday, November 8. Any cancellations received after this date will not be refunded.
Ohio members are given priority for registration, wait-listed members will be notified the week of November 13 if there is room for them to participate.
Completion of a KSA provides participants with 10 certification points towards their ABFM certification requirement. In addition, these activities are reviewed and approved for up to 8 live Prescribed continuing medical education credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).
The AAFP has reviewed the Virtual KSA on Heart Disease and deemed it acceptable for up to 8.00 Knowledge Self-Assessment, Live AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from October 8, 2023, to October 8, 2023. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The AAFP has reviewed Virtual KSA on Behavioral Health Care and deemed it acceptable for up to 8.00 Knowledge Self-Assessment, Live AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from November 19, 2023, to November 19, 2023. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association (AMA) as equivalent to AMA Physician’s Recognition Award (PRA) Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA PRA. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.
For more information, please contact Deputy Executive Vice President Kaitlin McGuffie.