American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) CME Course Summary Presentation

Cara Crawford-Bartle, Resident Physician with Marquette Family Medicine Residency Program, and Shayna Orlich, Nurse Practitioner with Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center, to provide a summary presentation and course materials from the recent American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) CME Course on RURAL HEALTH!"

  • Implement the latest evidence-based guidelines in a range of topics pertinent to rural family medicine practice.

  • Manage more patient needs without referral through increased knowledge.

  • Connect with other rural family physicians and healthcare professionals to forge links for on-going practice improvement and support.

A summary presentation and course materials will be available starting Monday, June 29! Visit our events page to register!

Family-Centered Maternity Care Livestream
Wednesday, July 29 - Saturday, August 1

Learn more about the common issues you encounter daily, including laboring with an epidural, opioid and THC use during pregnancy, breastfeeding, racial disparities, and more.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of common clinical problems seen in maternity care, centered on the family.

  • Construct evidence-based strategies to diagnose and treat common conditions related to maternity care.

  • Prepare plans to address emerging public health topics that patients may present with and address concerns.

Earn up to 21 AAFP Prescribed credits!

Click here for additional information or to register:

Care of Chronic Conditions Live Course

Wednesday, September 9 - Saturday, September 12

As a family physician, you see your fair share of chronic conditions. Keep up to date and immediately implement skills and recommendations from this evidence-based, family medicine-specific CME course. Empower your care with helpful tools and insights from instructors who practice what they teach.


  • Prepare effective plans to diagnose, treat and manage chronic diseases.

  • Formulate strategies to educate and counsel patients on behavior modification of factors such as nutrition, physical activity, smoking and alcohol use.

  • Utilize strategies to help patients overcome barriers to change in relation to chronic diseases, including cultural competency, literacy skills and access to services or care.

  • Implement tools to manage chronic care in practice and help patients control chronic illnesses, which may include practice transformation and/or quality improvement activities.

Earn up to 26 AAFP Prescribed credits!

Click here for additional information or to register:

Adult Medicine Livestream
Wednesday, September 30 - Saturday, October 3

Improve patient outcomes with better communication and education. Treat a range of medical issues using the latest prevention and screening recommendations. This package teaches you state-of-the-art condition and disease management strategies plus effective diagnostic techniques.

  • Improve adherence to evidence-based clinical guidelines in practice.

  • Synthesize appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan for common adult conditions in both the outpatient and inpatient setting.

  • Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively with the patient to ensure that diagnosis and treatment recommendations are understood.

  • Recognize when to refer to or consult with other specialists to provide optimal patient care.

Earn up to 25.5 AAFP Prescribed credits!

Click  here for additional information or to register:

Attention Physicians and Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) Members!

Executive Order 2020-49 states that “effective immediately and continuing through May 12, 2020 at 11:59 pm, LARA may recognize hours worked responding to the COVID-19 emergency as hours toward continuing education courses or programs required for licensure.” As a MSMS member, physicians may choose to complete this survey describing what you learned from the COVID-19 emergency and submit it to the MSMS Education Department where we will issue CME credit. Please only claim hours worked directly responding to the COVID 19 emergency. This would include: research, reading articles, listening to podcasts, discussing plans and direct clinical care of COVID 19 patients.

Executive Order 2020-49

Attention BLS Instructors and Providers!

In response to COVID-19, the American Heart Association will now extend AHA Instructor and Provider Course Completion Cards for 120 days beyond their recommended renewal date, beginning with cards that expire in March 2020.

Interim Guidance on Card Extensions during COVID-
19 Outbreak

Attention Nurse Practitioners!

Nurse Practitioners in Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula are encouraged to join the NAPNN Chapter of Nurse Practitioners quarterly meetings.

For more information visit

The Michigan Area Health Education Center (MI-AHEC) was established in 2010 to improve access to primary care for all Michigan residents, many of whom live in areas that have too few health professionals. Through recruitment and retention initiatives, as well as special clinical education programs, MI-AHEC seeks to expose disadvantaged students to health care opportunities, expand the number of underrepresented minorities in the health professions, and encourage students and health professionals to work in areas that need greater access to primary care providers. The national AHEC program was created by Congress in 1971.

Michigan AHEC is funded in part through the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Professions Federal Grant # U77HP26582

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