University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Family Medicine

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Family Medicine Continuing Medical Education

These are Family Medicine conferences. For other upcoming conferences, please visit the College of Medicine CME site.

Primary Care Sports Medicine Conference

The Primary Care Sports Medicine Conference is scheduled for Fall 2017. This course is designed to update knowledge and skills in the diagnosis and management of common sports medicine problems. Primary Care physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other healthcare professionals with an interest in sports medicinie are encouraged to attend. Topics will include discussions of both medical and orthopedic issues, and several hands-on workshops will be conducted featuring joint-specific examinations. There will be ample opportunity for participants to ask questions and interact with faculty.

Faculty Development Workshop

March 17 and 19, 2015, Provider-Patient Communication Experience Plan presented by John King, MD, MPH. This half day workshop used a group process to develop a plan to meet our FY15 quality goal to improve patient experience scores in the offices.

Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO)

The department co-sponsored an ALSO provider course July 21 & 22, 2015, in Concord, New Hampshire. The two-day course is designed to review topics of importance in the management of childbirth emergencies with an emphasis on hands-on practical skills such as forceps and vacuum assisted delivery, delivery of malpresentation, monitory strip interpretation, shoulder dystocia, basic ultrasound, and counseling in the setting of birth crisis. This year there were participants from the New Hampshire Dartmouth Family Practice Residency and the University of Vermont Family Medicine Residency. Faculty from Vermont and New Hampshire served as instructors: Teri Brehio, MD, Approved Instructor and Course Director; Stephen Genereaux, MD, ALSO Approved Instructor and Advisory Faculty and Approved Instructors, Bryan Bannister, MD, Sarah Hudson, MD, Melisa Gibson, MD, Clara Keegan, MD, and Michelle Cangiano, MD and ALSO Instructor David Conway, MD and Nicole Steinmuller, MD.

The next course will be held July 20 & 21, 2016, in Burlington, Vermont.

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Vermont Family Medicine Review Course

The 41st Annual Family Medicine Review Course was held at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center from June 2-5, 2015. There were over 200 attendees on "Vermont Day". The course faculty was drawn almost exclusively from The University of Vermont Medical Center/ UVM College of Medicine medical staff, once again highlighting the incredible depth of talent at our institution.

The course serves a broad cross-section of regional and national physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, residents and medical students with an emphasis on preparation for the Family Medicine Board Certification Exam. Dr. Anya Koutras served as course director and again enjoyed expert support from the Office of Continuing Medical Education at the College of Medicine.

This next course will be presented May 31 - June 3, 2016.

Annual Cultural Awareness Workshop

The 15th Annual Cultural Awareness Workshop, Coming to the U.S.A. "A Focus on Healthcare Challenges" was held Wednesday, February 17, 2016, with about 250 in attendance.

This workshop was presented by the University of Vermont College of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Office of Primary Care and AHEC Programs, and Office of MedicalStudent Education. The course director was Martha Seagrave, PA-C, Department of Family Medicine.

The next workshop will be held on February 15, 2017.

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