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17th Annual Winter Update
Hotel Alyeska in Girdwood, Alaska ........... March 13 - 15,  2015

The Alaska Academy of Family Physicians invites you to our 17th Annual Winter Update at the Hotel Alyeska in Girdwood, Alaska. 
March 13 - 15, 2015

Hotel Alyeska - Girdwood, Alaska
For Reservations
907-754-1111   800- 880-3880
Standard Rooms $139 per night
Checkout time 12:00 noon
Book under Alaska Academy of Family Physician rate

2015 Conference Information Coming Soon

Application for 11.5 cme credits has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Registration fees include, syllabus, entrance to CME and exhibit hall. It also includes a hors’douvres reception on Friday night, continental breakfast, snacks, and dinner on Saturday

Non member Physician - $375.00 (cme credit)

AKAFP Member, PA, NP - $325.00 (cme credit)

Saturday - $250 (cme credit)

Sunday - $150 (cme credit)

Resident - $175.00 (cme credit)

SAMS Workshop With Conference Registration - $75.00

SAMS Workshop Only - $100.00

Workshop I

Workshop II SAMS Module $75.00 with conference/ $100. Workshop only


NRCME Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (DOT) Training Course
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The Iowa and Alaska Chapters are working together to bring you medical examiner education to prepare you to take the National Registry for Certified Medical Examiners Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) examination.  Training will be offered on:

 Friday March 7, 2013– Hotel Alyeska, Girdwood,Alaska
Class time – 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm - 4.5 CME Credits


$325 for AAFP members and NP’s and PA’s working with AAFP members

$290 for AAFP Resident Members and New Physicians

$400 for nonmembers

 To register go to

This course has been designed to meet the core curriculum for the medical examiner  training in accordance with the National Registry for Certified Medical Examiners Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in an accelerated four-hour class.  This course will cover the eight core competency areas designated by NRCME, specifically designed for the family physician, NP’s and PA’s.  This course assumes a prior mastery and skill set in the basics of history and physical examination techniques.

Upon successful completion of the course, Medical Examiner candidates should be prepared to sit for the FMCSA National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners certification examination.

With the release of the FMCSA’s final rule establishing the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME), all Medical Examiners who conduct physical examinations for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers must be trained, tested, and certified to be on the FMCSA National Registry. By May 21, 2014, drivers may only obtain DOT physicals from examiners who are on the FMCSA National Registry.

To be eligible to sit for the FMCSA National Registry examination, Medical Examiners must obtain training from an organization that is CME accredited to provide health care professional training.

The AAFP Chapters above are only offering the training course.  Those taking the course will receive verification of training allowing you to register for the Federal exam.  You must pay a separate fee and follow instructions for finding testing sites available on the FMCSA web site:

After successful completion of the required training and exam you will be listed as an NRCME examiner in the National FMCSA Registry.

16th Annual Winter Update Schedule Of Events

Friday March 7, 2014

7:00-7:30PM Registration and Reception
7:30-8:30PM Surviving and Thriving in Family Medicine Today   Panel

Saturday March 8, 2014

7:00-8:00AM Breakfast Exhibitors Welcome

8:00-9:00AM Immunization Update Brian Yablon MD

9:00-9:30AM Break/Exhibits

9:30-10:30AM Recognize Common Psychiatric Diagnoses on the first visit Heidi Coombs MD

10:30-3:30PM SKI/PLAY (CME offering for non-skiers)

10:45-12:15PM Alaska’s Community Apgar Project – a look at the recruitment and retention of rural family physicians.
Barbara Doty MD, David Schmitz MD

3:30-5:30PM Optimizing Communication with Peers, Students, Staff and Patients Workshop 1

3:30-5:30PM Workshop II SAMS Module, Mental Health in the Community Allison Smith MD

5:30-6:45PM Dinner/ AK Members Meeting

6:45-7:45PM Optimizing Communication with Peers, Students, Staff and Patients Workshop 1 continued

6:45-7:45PM Workshop II SAMS Module Mental Health in the Community continued


Sunday March 9, 2014

7:30-8:00AM Breakfast/Exhibitors Welcome

8:00-9:00AM Sleep Medicine Graham Alec Glass MD

9:00-10:00AM Systemic Illness related to Hip Replacement Stephen Tower MD

10:00-10:30AM Break/Exhibits

10:30-11:30AM Asthma in the Elite Athlete-Exercise Induced Asthma and Exercise Induced Bronchospasm Jeff Demain MD

11:30-12:30PM Pain Pharmacology Heath McAnally MD


*This workshop is designed to assist Family Physicians with the ABFM Maintenance of Certification requirements. Complete your SAMs knowledge questions on site. Explore the topic in thoughtful presentations and interactive discussions. Earn CME credit after you’ve completed the ABFM’s clinical simulation Pre register on ABFM site for SAMS Module

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For More Information contact:
Marilyn Dodd, AKAFP
35555 Spur Highway #266
Soldotna, AK   99669
Phone (907) 258-2255
Fax (530) 326-5612


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