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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.

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

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
New questions about the risks of flying and the responsibilities of airlines have followed reports of anaphylaxis cases on two international flights in less than a month.
Trulicity (dulaglutide) is a once-weekly subcutaneous injection to improve glycemic control, along with diet and exercise, in adults with type 2 diabetes.
While there is room for improvement in the timeliness of emergency department care, pressure to comply with length of stay measures may have unintended consequences, according to two research letters published online Sept. 15 in JAMA Internal Medicine.
No significant difference in outcomes is observed between the use of ultrasonography or computed tomography for suspected nephrolithiasis, according to research published in the Sept. 18 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
Reports suggest that combination therapy with the drug afamelanotide and narrowband ultraviolet-B ray (NB UVB) phototherapy is safe and effective for restoring skin pigmentation in patients with vitiligo, a skin disease resulting from dead melanin-producing cells with no current cure.
The rate of major adverse cardiovascular events is higher in patients with diabetes mellitus and multivessel coronary artery disease treated with insulin versus those not treated with insulin, according to a study published in the Sept. 23 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
For patients undergoing lumbar spine surgery, Clostridium difficile infection is associated with longer, more expensive hospital stays, and increased mortality, according to a study published in the Sept. 1 issue of Spine.
More Reading
New questions about the risks of flying and the responsibilities of airlines have followed reports of anaphylaxis cases on two international flights in less than a month.