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Thursday, November 15, 2018


8:00 am       PAC Board Meeting

9:00 am       Foundation Board Meeting

10:30 am     Education and Membership Committee Meetings

12:30 pm     Advocacy Committee Meeting

2:30 pm       Board Meeting


4:00 pm       Registration

5:00 pm       Annual Business Meeting

5:45 pm      Welcome/ Introductions & Overview

6:00 pm      The History of Family Medicine –Robert Rakel, MD

6:30 pm      Physician Burn Out/Wellness, How to Protect the Family Physician- Reid Blackwelder, MD

7:00 pm      What Your Patients Hear When You Talk About Weightloss and How to Help Them– Matt Hoover

8:00 pm      Question and Answer/ Panel Discussion

8:15 pm      Recess

8:15-9:15 pm 2018 Donor Appreciation Reception - (In recognition of 2018 Donors of the IAFP Foundation, Rural Loan Repayment Program and PrimCare PAC) * Members must have donor ribbon to attend.

Friday, November 16, 2018

7:00 am       Registration

7:00 am       Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

7:30 am       Introductions and Announcements

7:40 am       Screening Tests for CAD & What to do with the Results- Philip Bear, DO

8:10 am       Incorporating Dermoscopy Into Your Family Medicine Practice- Holley Bermel, DO

8:40 am       Sideline Evaluation of the Injured Athlete- Sarah Bancroft, DO

9:10 am       Q & A/Panel Discussion

9:25 am       Break – Exhibit Hall

9:45 am       COPD Guideline and Misconceptions- Douglas Hornick, MD

10:15 am     How to Work Efficiently with Medical Students in Your Practice- Reid Blackwelder, MD

10:45 am     Q & A/Panel Discussion

11:00 am     Lunch and Keynote Presentation: AAFP UPDATE
12:00 pm     Visit Exhibits

12:20 pm     JOURNAL CLUB LIVE – Scott Larson, MD and Jason Wilbur, MD

1:20 pm       PPI Use, GERD, and Surveillance – Michael O’Brien, MD

1:50 pm      Multiple Sclerosis- Bruce Hughes, MD

2:20 pm      Q & A /Panel Discussion

2:35 pm      Recognize Members

2:45 pm      Break in Exhibit Hall

3:15 pm      Annual Wellness Visits- Julia Jenkins, MD

3:45 pm      No Insulin No Problem: Navigating the Best Non-Insulin Options for Your Patients with Type 2
                      Diabetes Mellitus- Morgan Herring, PharmD, BCPS

4:15 pm      The Mediterannean Diet: How to Make it Work in the Primary Care Setting- Louis Kuritzky, MD

4:45 pm      Q & A /Panel Discussion

5:00 pm      Recess for the Day

5:30 pm      Reception/ Resident Medical Jeopardy

6:00 pm      Banquet Reception

7:00 pm      Installation & Awards Banquet

9:00 pm      Post-Banquet Reception


Saturday, November 17, 2018

7:15 am      Past President’s Breakfast

7:30 am      Breakfast for Registrants

8:00 am      Successful Management of the Difficult Patient: Office Conflicts and Solutions- Louis Kuritzky, MD

9:00am      Using Body Language in Practice- Robert Rakel, MD

9:30am      Practical Approach to Patient-Centeredness- Reid Blackwelder, MD

10:00am     Break

10:15am      The Top 10 New Drugs in the Last 18 Months: How and Why (or WHY NOT) to Use Them - Louis Kuritzky, MD

11:30 am    Q&A Panel Discussion
12:00 pm    Adjourn


8:00 am Knowledge Self-Assessment (KSA) – Health Behavior - Jill Endres, MD and Jason Wilbur, MD

Reid Blackwelder, MD

Dr. Blackwelder is a Past President and Board Chair of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He is Professor of Family Medicine at the Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University. He also serves as Director of the Medical Student Education Division for the Department of Family Medicine. Dr. Blackwelder has been advocating on behalf of family physicians and patients nationwide to inspire positive change in the U.S. health care system, specifically to implement effective team-based patient-centered care.


Matt Hoover

Iowa native Matt Hoover was the winner of season 2 of NBC’s hit show The Biggest Loser. Prior to competing on the show, Matt became one of the best high school wrestlers in state history by winning two state championships. He was recruited to wrestle for the University of Iowa. However, After his wrestling career ended, Matt lost the motivation to stay fit, healthy, and athletic. He became severely overweight, and all aspects of his life suffered as a result. Since the finale, he has shared his story across the country on both tv and in publications. He continues to inspire others by publicly speaking about health, wellness and weight loss.


Louis Kuritzky, MD

Dr. Kuritzky is a nationally recognized speaker, having given over 1,300 presentations over his career on topics including Allergy, Psychiatry, Dermatology, Doctor-Patient Relationship, Immunizations, Inter-Professional Relations, Orthopedics, Public Health, Radiology, and Urology. In addition, he has authored over 150 publications. Dr. Kuritzky is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the Main Street Clinic in Gainesville, Florida.


Robert Rakel, MD

Dr. Rakel is recognized as one of the founding fathers of family medicine, and has authored a number of texts in the field, including Textbook of Family Medicine. From 1986 to 1993 Dr. Rakel was host of “Family Practice Update” on Lifetime Medical Television. He has served as president of the American Osler Society, the Student American Medical Association (now the American Medical Student Association [AMSA]), and as vice-president of the American Board of Family Practice (now the American Board of Family Medicine). He has served on the editorial boards of JAMA, the Archives of Internal Medicine, Consultant, the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, and others. In Addition, he served as a Professor and Chairman of the Department of Family and Community Medicine of Baylor College of Medicine.

Prairie Meadows Conference Center
1 Prairie Meadows Drive, Altoona, IA 50009
(515) 957-3000

Special Conference room rates are $129 single/double + tax per night. Please identify yourself as part of the Iowa Academy of Family Physicians when booking a room to receive special room rates. Reserve your room before October 19, 2018 to receive this rate.

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Group Code: 111418IAA_001

Fairfield Inn & Suites
460 Bass Pro Drive Northwest, Altoona, IA 50009
(515) 446-9888

IAFP has set up additional rooms at the Fairfield Inn and Suites for $109/night (breakfast included). Click the link below to reserve a room or contact the hotel directly. Please identify yourself as part of the Iowa Academy of Family Physicians when booking a room to receive special room rates. Reserve your room before October 31, 2018 to receive this rate.

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This Live activity, 70th Annual Clinical Education Conference, with a beginning date of 11/15/2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to  21.75 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Exhibit at the 2018 IAFP Annual Conference

Exhibiting at the Annual Conference gives you an exciting opportunity to interact with family physicians face-to-face and puts your message about your product, service or organization in front of a captive audience. The 2018 IAFP Annual Conference will be held November 16, 2018 at the Prairie Meadows Conference Center.

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The material presented at this program is being made available by the IAFP for educational purposes only. This material is not intended to represent only, or necessarly best, methods or proedures appropriate for the medical situations discusses; 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 IAFP disclaims any and all liability for injury or other damages resulting to any individual attending this program and for all calims, which may arise out of the use of the techniques, demonstrated therin 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, ctc., 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 or the IAFP is prohibited without written consent of the IAFP.