The FMEC is excited to share a sampling of seminars from our 2022 Annual Meeting with faculty, residents and students throughout the region. The sessions below are some of the many highly-rated seminars that were presented in Arlington, VA in September 2022. Like the FMEC meeting, they cover topics ranging from patient care to medical education to leadership and advocacy. The presenters have graciously agreed to present them again virtually, so everyone can benefit.

Registration is free but required in order to receive the Zoom participation link. Please join live so you can participate in the discussion and Q&A! Plan a group discussion with your residents or students in connection with the topics you are most interested in. For those unable to join live, these seminars will be recorded and posted on the FMEC website after the presentation.  Please reach out to [email protected] with questions

Please click the links below to register and view the full list of presentations here:

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Upcoming Webinars

Thursday, June 8, 2023, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Eastern
Common Pediatric Rashes from a Black Lives Matter Perspective
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Substantial health disparities exist in the diagnosis, treatment and long-term management of dermatological conditions in children. This can be partly attributed to training deficits in medical school and residency. This session will review the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of common pediatric rashes using only photos with darker skin tones as defined by the Fitzpatrick Scale. Improved diagnostic skills will be achieved through review of existing health disparities literature, interactive patient cases in small groups, and use of the VisualDx mobile application.
  Aury Garcia, MD, New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University Medical Center
  Hima Ekanadham, MD, New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University Medical Center

Thursday, June 15, 2023, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Eastern
17 plus 1: Why is Professionalism Mentioned So Often in ACGME Requirements and How Do You Teach It?
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The ACGME requires that training programs incorporate professionalism in a variety of ways. You know it when you see it, so why is it so challenging to teach? This session will describe an interactive game show didactic involving faculty and residents. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss challenges and successes of teaching professionalism.
  Lynne Unikel, Ph.D., St. Luke's University Health Network
  Lauren Strohm, DO, St. Luke's University Health Network

 Past Webinars

Webinar 1: January 24, 2023
Family Medicine Pathways to Health Policy: a Conversation with Former Health Policy Fellows
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Are you interested in health policy and advocacy but not sure how to integrate it into your future? Join us for a conversation with family physicians who have carved careers in clinical medicine, academics, health policy, public health, and health services research. Reflecting on their experiences, these panelists of early career physicians will provide insight to navigating student and resident opportunities, health policy fellowships, and prospective job positions.
  Emmeline Ha, MD, Center for Professionalism & Value in Health Care
  Madeline Taskier, MD, Health Policy Fellow, The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
 Joel Willis, DO, PA, MA, MPhiL, George Washington University

Webinar 2: February 1, 2023
Too Many Pills! How to Choose the Right Oral Contraceptive
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Comparison of Oral Contraceptives and Non-Oral Alternatives (United States) – available from TRC Healthcare’s Pharmacists Letter
Hormone Categories and Side Effects

There are over 200 brands of oral contraceptives. How do you decide which one to choose? And how do you make changes for patients with side effects? In this seminar, we learn the hormones that are included in oral contraceptives, what their actions are, benefits and side effects. Learners will evaluate oral contraceptives by the type and dose of hormones present and use this knowledge to pair an oral contraceptive to individual patients. We will discuss individual cases giving attendees a chance to apply what they have learned.
  Laurie Turenne-Kolpan, MD, Hunterdon Family Medicine Residency
  Jessica Montes, MD, Hunterdon Family Medicine Residency

Webinar 3: February 15, 2023
Humanizing the Healthcare System and Dissecting the Complex: Family Physicians as Leaders
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Advancing leadership skills is an inherent part of residency training: senior learners lead junior learners. Despite these expectations, few residencies have an explicit leadership curriculum and most leadership teaching occurs on an informal basis. While a familiarity with a variety of healthcare settings, working with undifferentiated groups, comfort with the complex and an investment in relationships are all hallmarks of family medicine, training has not focused on translating these skills to organizational leadership. Purposeful incorporation of leadership development in the residency environment would benefit family medicine and the healthcare organizations in need of a more comprehensive approach to leadership.
  Raj Woolever, MD, FAAFP
  Aaron George, DO, FAAFP, Meritus Health
  Amy Crawford-Faucher, MD, FAAFP, Allegheny Health Network

Webinar 4: Tuesday, March 7, 2023
The Five Myths of the “Against Medical Advice” (AMA) Hospital Discharge
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Most medical students, residents, and even attending physicians have had no formal training surrounding the often misunderstood against medical advice (AMA) hospital discharge. There are no guidelines for how to address these complex patient encounters. Background regarding the definition and what the literature notes about the characteristics of AMA discharges will be reviewed. The five most common myths surrounding the AMA hospital discharges will be discussed. A system of AMA universal precautions will be promoted to systematically address these challenging scenarios. This session will promote a formal system for educating family medicine residents on this topic.
  Timothy Pelkowski, MD, Allegheny Health Network Saint Vincent Hospital

Webinar 5:  Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Cancelled:  Racism, Bias, Microaggressions and Allyship in Health Care: Using Narratives to Teach Health Professionals
This webinar has been canceled. We apologize to those who were interested in participating. 

Webinar 6: Tuesday, April 4, 2023
Osteopathic Recognition Milestones 2.0: New and Improved
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During this seminar, members and contributors to the ACGME Osteopathic Recognition Milestones 2.0 Work Group will provide an introduction to Milestones 2.0. Topics covered include: changes from milestones 1.0 to 2.0, new language of the 7 osteopathic milestone sub-competencies, the new supplemental guide and how to implement the new milestones into family medicine residency programs that have or are seeking Osteopathic Recognition. Laura Edgar, Vice president of Milestone Development for ACGME, will also review resources provided by ACGME for the milestones for residency programs.
  Abby Rhoads, DO, St. Luke's University Health Network
  Laura Edgar, EdD, CAE, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)

Webinar 7: Tuesday, April 18, 2023
Gun Violence and Its Impact on Individuals, Family, and Community
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Gun violence is a national public health epidemic with significant effects on individuals, families and communities. Death by firearm has become the number one cause of death for children and adolescents in the United States. Primary care providers need to be on the front line in helping patients, families and their communities in early detection and prevention of gun violence. Patient cases, along with recommendations from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the American Psychological Association (APA), will be reviewed. Routine screening, advice for patients, preventive strategies aimed at individual, practice community levels, will also be discussed.
  Nguyet-Cam Lam, MD, FAAFP, St. Luke's University Health Network
  Renata Carneiro, PhD, St. Luke's University Health Network

Webinar 8: Tuesday, May 9, 2023
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This presentation will provide participants with the most updated recommendations for screening and prevention in adolescents. It will include a review of updates on HEADSSSS screening (with a focus on the S’s), immunization recommendations, and USPSTF recommendations. It will also address recommendations specific to LGBTQ adolescent patients, where recommendations may differ from generalized recommendations for adolescent patients.
  Samuel Sandowski, MD, Mount Sinai South Nassau
  Danielle Ferstler, MD, Mount Sinai South Nassau

Tuesday, May 23, 2023, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Eastern
Clinical Reasoning: Don’t Be Indifferent About Your Differential
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Diagnostic error in medicine affects approximately 12 million patients each year. This session will cover key concepts in clinical reasoning, how we make errors, and methods to address these challenges. We will define and discuss problem representations, illness scripts, dual-process theory, cognitive biases and other major topics in this field. As a group, we will reason through a clinical case, focusing on the diagnostic process, and perform a cognitive autopsy afterwards. Additionally, this session will overview a curriculum design for residency programs to teach clinical reasoning to residents and medical students.
  Jonathan Katz, DO, MSMEd, Middlesex Health
  John Williams, MD, MSMEd, Middlesex Health