The 2021 Family Medicine Workshop (Workshop) was held virtually on January 15-16 and 30-31 allowing attendees to join from the safety and comfort of their homes. Thank you to the over 130 physicians who attended the first virtual and 58th annual Workshop!
Each weekend course provided time for expert presentations and interaction with the faculty in a virtual Q&A format moderated by Ohio Academy of Family Physicians (OAFP) President Mike Sevilla, MD.
The objective was 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.
Workshop evaluations have shown great appreciation by the attendees for the speakers during each course and the information and tools provided.
- Metabolic/Endocrine presented by Benjamin O’Donnell, MD, from The Ohio State University Endocrinology Department in Columbus, OH
- Renal presented by Chris Saunders, MD, from Grant Medical Center in Columbus
- HCV Treatment in the Family Medicine Clinic: A Case-Based Approach presented by Andrew Joseph Muir, MD, MHS, FACP, from Duke Clinical Research Institute in Durham, NC
- OB/GYN presented by Anita Somani, MD, from OhioHealth Gynecology in Columbus
- Psychiatry presented by Mackenzie Varkula, DO, DFAPA, from Private Practice & Gateway Mental Health North Coast Mental Health Associates in Beachwood, OH
- Rheumatology presented by Kevin Hackshaw, MD, from the Department of Internal Medicine at The University of Texas in Austin
- Neurology presented by Steven Simensky, MD, PhD, from OhioHealth Neurological Physicians in Columbus
- Primary Care & COVID-19: The New Normal presented by David Cennimo, MD, from the Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency Program at East Orange Veterans Hospital and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ, and Fran Griffin, RRT, MPA, from Fran Griffin & Associates, LLC, in Neptune City, NJ
- Liver Function Tests: Alk Phos and other Liver Abnormalities presented by Mary Krebs, MD, FAAFP, from Cohere Health in Xenia, OH
- Getting Paid for What You Do: Making Sense of the New Coding Rules presented by Dr. Krebs
- Urology presented by George Ho, MD, from OhioHealth Physician Group Urology in Columbus.
Although this year’s virtual format was a major break from the traditional in-person experience, attendees were still able to take advantage of the time to hear from speakers and obtain valuable live continuing medical education (CME).
Attendees had the following to say about this year’s Workshop:
“All presentations were absolutely excellent and for the most part practical. They will all impact my decision making in day to day practice.”
“Great clinical information that is useful in my daily practice.”
“The mix of the live with the prerecorded worked well. I enjoyed having the speakers live to answer questions at the end of the session. Made it feel much less like a “canned session” and worth taking the time from my weekend.”
If you weren’t able to join us for the CME opportunities during the Workshop, we are offering in-person events in September and October! On Thursday, September 16, the CME Roadshow & KSA – Findlay will be held at the Hancock Hotel in Findlay, OH; watch for registration to open in July. Then, on Thursday, October 7, the CME Roadshow & KSA – Canton will be held at Gervasi Vineyard in Canton, OH; watch for registration to open in August. Additional virtual and in-person CME opportunities will be posted throughout the year on our website.
- AbbVie U.S. Medical Affairs
- Act Early Ohio
- Atlantic Health Partners
- Cincinnati Sickle Cell Center
- The Ohio Beef Council
- WVU Medicine.