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Information for Attendees of the 2010 AAFP Scientific Assembly

While you’re at the 2010 American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Scientific Assembly conference, please stop by our booth (#1449) and meet our editors, check out our MD Magazine iPad app, take part in the Physician’s Money Digest healthcare stock picking contest, and watch a heart-healthy cooking demonstration by Dr. Gourmet, Timothy S. Harlan, MD.

Registration
Although advanced registration is closed, click here to learn more about onsite registration, fees and payment options, badges and tickets, and more.

Schedules
There’s so much to do and see at the 2010 AAFP Scientific Assembly, so plan your time accordingly with the Schedule At-a-Glance. The Schedule Builder allows attendees to create a “personalized schedule of courses, special events and even personal appointments.” You can also view a schedule of plenary sessions, download a PDF of the daily course schedule, organized by day or topic. This year’s meeting also features a full schedule of satellite events.

Live Streaming Video of the Opening Ceremony of the 2010 AAFP Scientific Assembly
Even if you’re not able to make it to Denver for the first day of the conference, you can still watch live streaming video of the opening keynote, featuring US Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, MD, and the new AAFP President, Roland Goertz, MD. The event begins at 3:00pm, Wednesday, September 29.

CME at the 2010 Scientific Assembly
Registered attendees can click here to download the 2010 CME course handouts. Click here to view CME courses by date or topic. Go here to learn more about the AAFP’s hands-on clinical procedures workshops.

Special Events at the 2010 AAFP Scientific Assembly
There are a variety of special events scheduled to coincide with this year’s event, including a benefit for the AAFP Foundation, a 5K Family Fun Run/Walk, a celebrity reception and book signing, and a Special Interest Group in Emergency Medicine.

2010 AAFP Expo Hall
The expo hall is open September 30 – October 2, and will feature several special attractions, including The Learning Gallery, where attendees can “hear about exhibitors products, products in clinical development, disease state data, and physician-sponsored evidence-based studies;” the Publishers Pavilion, where attendees can “view books from major book publishers, connect to the Internet, report your CME, or stay up to date on world news;” and the Practice for the Future exhibit, where physicians can learn about the relationship of meaningful use and PCMH in an interactive environment.

The Product Theaters offer the chance to learn about new pharmaceutical products, services, and disease states; review the latest data and research findings; and ask product-specific questions of key expert physicians.

The list of exhibitors and expo hall floor plan are both available for download.

Looking for Things to Do While You’re in Denver?
Click here to read about various city tours that explore the area’s best shops, restaurants, landmarks, historic locales, and more.

Further Reading
In remarks delivered at the American Academy of Family Physicians 2014 Assembly, HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell spoke about the ongoing response to the Ebola outbreak, improving health care delivery, the Affordable Care Act, and the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative.
Seniors who wear their dentures when they sleep are at increased risk for pneumonia, according to a study published online Oct. 7 in the Journal of Dental Research.
New York and New Jersey health officials announced today that all health care workers returning from caring for patients in Ebola hot zones in West Africa will have to go into quarantine for 21 days. The new policy is stricter than the current one recommended by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that calls for health monitoring for 21 days. It was that policy that allowed Craig Spencer, MD to be out and about a day before he was diagnosed with Ebola Thursday and rushed to city-run Bellevue Hospital Center in Manhattan.
A pattern of sleep disturbance is a risk factor for depression and suicide and also increases the risk of cancer, infection, hypertension, weight gain, heart disease, diabetes, inflammation, osteoporosis, chronic pain, and arrhythmias. It can also have a significant negative impact on cognition and creativity.
There is little variation in risk-adjusted hospital readmission rates after colorectal surgery, according to a study published online Oct. 22 in JAMA Surgery.
Cardiovascular disease is a long-term complication of type 1 diabetes mellitus, and more attention toward management of its associated risk factors and modifiers is urged in a scientific statement published in the October issue of Diabetes Care.
For patients with lumbosacral disc herniation, neurophysiological tests together with neuroimaging and clinical examination allow for accurate preoperative assessment of injury, according to a study published in the Oct. 1 issue of Spine.
More Reading
In remarks delivered at the American Academy of Family Physicians 2014 Assembly, HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell spoke about the ongoing response to the Ebola outbreak, improving health care delivery, the Affordable Care Act, and the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative.