2018 ACOFP Annual Convention & Scientific Seminars

2018 ACOFP Annual Convention & Scientific Seminars
The ACOFP 55th Annual Convention & Scientific Seminars will take place March 22 - 25, 2018 at the JW Marriott Austin in Austin, Texas. 

For all practicing physicians, registration includes access to all CME lectures and a ticket to the President's Reception and Banquet. Additional registration fees are required for selected programs, as indicated.

Special Needs
If you require special accommodations (dietary, mobility, etc.) please email a written description of your needs to registration@acofp.org. We cannot ensure the availability of appropriate accommodations without prior notification of need.
When
3/22/2018 - 3/25/2018
Where
JW Marriott Austin 110 E 2nd St Austin, TX 78701

Program

   

Monday, 19 March 2018

 
Category
Convention Registration

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Convention Registration

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Convention Registration

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Convention Registration

"OMT Boot Camp is designed for osteopathic family physicians and residents preparing for their OMT Board Performance Examination. Interactive case presentation scenarios, including specific OMT techniques that can be utilized for those clinical presentations, will be presented, demonstrated and discussed. Additionally, OMT Boot Camp will assist family physicians who want to update their OMT skills to help patients in their osteopathic family medicine practice."
Category
Pre-Conference Workshop
Time
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
3:00 PM

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

 
"OMT Boot Camp is designed for osteopathic family physicians and residents preparing for their OMT Board Performance Examination. Interactive case presentation scenarios, including specific OMT techniques that can be utilized for those clinical presentations, will be presented, demonstrated and discussed. Additionally, OMT Boot Camp will assist family physicians who want to update their OMT skills to help patients in their osteopathic family medicine practice."
Category
Pre-Conference Workshop
Time
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
3:00 PM

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

 
"We have dedicated an entire day of application based, hands-on training in various skills of office based dermatologic procedures INCLUDING AN INTRODUCTION TO BASIC WOUND CARE. At the conclusion of this workshop participants will be able to: perform procedure preparation; review various skin pathologies; demonstrate techniques for excisions of cysts, lipomas and other skin lesions; cryosurgery techniques, basic suturing and nail surgery; BASIC WOUND CARE TECHNIQUES; discuss surgical safety and possible complications, identify the equipment needed, proper usage and vendor locations; and use proper coding for reimbursement and promote procedures to patients."
Category
Pre-Conference Workshop
Time
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM

"The CDC has identified opioid dependence as an epidemic currently affecting all areas of the United States. There are more people dying yearly in the US from overdose than motor vehicle accidents. This has resulted in part from the prescribing practices of physicians in the use of these medication. There are indicators of the development of both mental health and substance use problems that if identified early can impact the progression of the disease. It is important for the primary care health professional to have an understanding of these indicators. Following the development for the illness there are many problems that can be cared for in primary care. However, there is a shortage of health professionals with knowledge, skill, and experience in this field. Essentials of Addiction Medicine is designed to provide up-to-date data and practice techniques for basic addiction treatment. It will provide basic, fundamental clinically oriented teaching that would be essential to all family physicians."
Category
Pre-Conference Workshop
Time
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8:00 AM

Participants will learn and enhance skills in joint and bursae injections. Common musculoskeletal complaints, exam,ÊandÊ approaches will be covered to show how this valuable skill is utilized. Billing and coding will also be covered.Ê
Category
Pre-Conference Workshop
Time
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8:00 AM

"The ACOFP Test Taking Skills Boot Camp is open to osteopathic and allopathic family physicians preparing for their Board examinations. The course is designed for residents and graduate family physicians who want to update their skills and knowledge in preparation for their written Board Certification or Recertification examinations. The goal is to help improve study and test taking skills utilizing high-yield study techniques. Test question approaches as well as interactive audience responses while working toward the desired answers will also be incorporated. Topics addressed include: œ Methods to Improve Certifying Examination Performance (Scores) œ Practicing Techniques to Improve Examination Performance Using Interactive Questions œ Practicing Techniques to Improve Examination Performance Using Interactive Questions. Focus areas to include OMM, Practice Management - Billing and Coding, Pediatrics, Women’s Health, Dermatology, and EKG’s"
Category
Pre-Conference Workshop
Time
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8:00 AM

"OMT Boot Camp is designed for osteopathic family physicians and residents preparing for their OMT Board Performance Examination. Interactive case presentation scenarios, including specific OMT techniques that can be utilized for those clinical presentations, will be presented, demonstrated and discussed. Additionally, OMT Boot Camp will assist family physicians who want to update their OMT skills to help patients in their osteopathic family medicine practice."
Category
Pre-Conference Workshop
Time
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
3:00 PM

Thursday, 22 March 2018

 
Sponsorship includes funding for registration, hotel and airfare. All students will be required to apply, submit receipts, and provide proof of attendance at their programs. Students will be matched up by location and specific sponsor requests. This program is funded by ACOFP Education & Research Foundation- all donations are tax deductable.
Time
3/22/2018 - 3/25/2018

Sponsorship includes funding for registration, hotel and airfare. All students will be required to apply, submit receipts, and provide proof of attendance at their programs. Students will be matched up by location and specific sponsor requests. This program is funded by ACOFP Education & Research Foundation- all donations are tax deductable.
Time
3/22/2018 - 3/25/2018

Sponsorship includes funding for registration, hotel and airfare. All students will be required to apply, submit receipts, and provide proof of attendance at their programs. Students will be matched up by location and specific sponsor requests. This program is funded by ACOFP Education & Research Foundation- all donations are tax deductable.
Time
3/22/2018 - 3/25/2018

Friday, 23 March 2018

 
All attendees and their families are invited to attend the Auxilliary's Family Breakfast. Breakfast will be limited to 350 and is available to first 350 people to arrive.
Category
Auxilliary
Time
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
8:00 AM

All attendees and thei families are invited to attend the Auxilliary's Family Breakfast. Breakfast will be limited to 250 and is available to first 250 poeple to arrive.
Category
Auxilliary
Time
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
8:00 AM

We will discuss the use of OMT in various common diagnoses encountered in the office and demonstrate effective techniques that can easily be incorporated into the treatment plan without adding time to the visit and also explain billing and coding.
Category
Hands-On Workshop
Time
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
1:30 PM

"The advances in ultrasound resolution, technology and cost have put this modality well within the scope and ability of every practicing Family Physician. The ACOFP Procedural Medicine Committee offers this course designed to give the participant a basic knowledge of science and application of outpatient ultrasound. The course will provide hands-on experience with Abdominal, Musculoakeletal, and Vascular ultrasound: and also review Obstetrical Ultrasound and Ultrasound guided procedures. At the end of the course the participant should have a basic knowledge of clinical Ultrasound technology for diagnosis and procedural guidance, and be familiar with technical steps to use Ultrasound technology for the benefit of famlly medicine patients."
Category
Hands-On Workshop
Time
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
1:30 PM

This workshop provides hands on application of common splints needed in urgent care or primary care settings.
Category
Hands-On Workshop
Time
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
1:30 PM

Saturday, 24 March 2018

 
"This workshop will provide the participant with a greater understanding and technical expertise in placement and removal of IUD’s and minor gynecological procedures such as endometrial biopsy, vulvar biopsy, and condyloma removal. Topics to be covered include indications, contraindications, equipment needed, pre-procedure patient preparation, technique, complications, post-procedure patient education, CPT billing and coding and IC-D-9-CM diagnostic codes."
Category
Hands-On Workshop
Time
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
8:00 AM

Category
Lunch
Time
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
12:00 PM

Category
Lunch
Time
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
12:00 PM

*Spouses/Guests and children ages 6 and older of physicians and residents receive a ticket to the President’s Reception and Banquet with their paid registrations. State Society Executive Directors and osteopathic medical students, their spouses/guests and children who would like to attend the President’s Reception/Banquet must purchase tickets for the event.
Category
Presidents Banquet
Time
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM

Additional banquet tickets for Medical Students and Children under 18
Time
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM

 

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