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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
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One accountable care organization saved $8.5 million and received a check from Medicare for $4.2 million after 17 months. Suddenly, they had physicians clamoring to join.
Although previous research has found probiotics can prevent antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD) and Clostridium difficile diarrhea (CDD), a study from researchers in the United Kingdom and Germany reported contradicting results.
Simply shifting from manual to electronic transactions for just 6 processes could save physicians and other healthcare providers billions of dollars.
Peripheral neuropathy was found in a third of HIV patients in a recent study of 58 men with a median age of 36 years.
Men who are socially well-integrated show more than a 2-fold reduced risk of suicide, according to a longitudinal study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
A prognostic model has been developed and validated which has adequate discrimination for major outcomes in type 1 diabetes, according to a study published online Aug. 28 in Diabetologia.
More Reading
For patients with hypertension, finding the right course of treatment can be critically important especially when other health factors are taken into consideration.