Advances in Family Medicine & Primary Care


This course is designed for family physicians and other primary care providers including internists, pediatricians, osteopathic physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and others interested in primary care.


This is the 49th year that the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine is offering educational opportunities for family medicine and primary care health care providers.Each year, the goal is to provide current information about practice skills and the diagnosis and management of a broad array of primary health care issues within family medicine, cardiology, endocrinology, psychiatry, behavioral science, neurology, sports medicine, women’s health, pulmonology, nephrology, infectious disease, chronic pain, pediatrics, and gastroenterology. We are pleased to offer this course online only via Zoom webinar.


Accreditation with Commendation

The University of Washington School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

The University of Washington School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.5AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Upon completion of this activity, attendees should be able to:

  • Apply new knowledge and skills from family medicine, cardiology, endocrinology, psychiatry and behavioral science, neurology, sports medicine, women’s health, pulmonology, nephrology, infectious disease, chronic pain, pediatrics, and gastroenterology to the care of patients in primary care.
  • Describe new practice designs to optimize practice effectiveness in chronic disease management, detecting and treating mental health problems, and opioid addiction.


Welcome and Course Introduction
8:00AM – 8:15AM
Grace Shih, MD
Paul James, MD
USPSTF Updates
8:15AM – 9:00AM
Alexander Krist, MD
Atrial Fibrillation Update for 2021
9:00AM – 9:45AM
Jordan Prutkin, MD, MHS, FACC, FHRS
Keeping Up with Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines
9:45AM – 10:30AM
Constance Mao, MD
10:30AM – 10:45AM
COPD Updates in Primary Care
10:45AM – 11:30AM
Hugo Carmona, MD
Osteoporosis Management
11:30AM – 12:15PM
Kim O’Connor, MD, FACP
Lunch break
12:15PM – 1:00PM
Tips for Treating Depression: A Case Based Approach
1:00PM – 1:45PM
Jessica Whitfield, MD, MPH
Laurel Pellegrino, MD
Immunizations: Recent Changes and Challenges
1:45PM – 2:30PM
John B. Dunn, MD, MPH
Welcome Remarks
7:55AM – 8:00AM
Grace Shih, MD (Course Chair)
Equity in Dermatology
8:00AM – 8:45AM
Jay Vary, MD, PhD
Evaluation of Hematuria
8:45AM – 9:30AM
Cary Paine, MD
Using Medications to Support Controlled Drinking
9:30AM – 10:15AM
Mark Duncan, MD
10:15AM – 10:30AM
EKG Refresher
10:30AM – 11:15AM
Tomio Tran, MD
Management of the Late Effects of COVID for Primary Care Physicians
11:15AM – 12:00PM
Aaron Bunnell, MD
Lunch break
12:00PM – 1:00PM
Gout 2021: A Case-Based Review of the New Guidelines
1:00PM – 1:45PM
Elizabeth Wahl, MD, MAS
Infectious Disease: Open Mic
1:45PM – 2:30PM
Paul Pottinger, MD, FACP, FIDSA
Welcome Remarks
7:55AM – 8:00AM
Grace Shih, MD (Course Chair)
10 EBM Updates
8:00AM – 8:45AM
Frank Domino, MD
Management & Assessment of Chronic Pain
8:45AM – 9:30AM
When and How to Refer for Nutrition and Diabetes Self-Management Education
9:30AM – 10:15AM
Xenia Averkiou, MS, RDN, CDCES
10:15AM – 10:30AM
Structural and Cultural Strategies for Effective OUD Treatment
10:30AM – 11:15AM
Richard Waters, MD, MSc
What Every PCP Should Know about Physical Therapy
11:15AM – 12:00PM
Joshua Gellert, DPT, SCS
Lunch break
12:00PM – 1:00PM
Youth Return to Sport after COVID
1:00PM – 1:45PM
Kimberly G Harmon, MD
Visual Recognition: Dermatology for Primary Care Providers
1:45PM – 2:30PM
Anna Cogen, MD, PhD
Welcome Remarks
7:55AM – 8:00AM
Grace Shih, MD (Course Chair)
Advanced Cases in T2DM: Using the Latest Therapeutic Options
8:00AM – 8:45AM
Farah Khan, MD
Dementia and Geriatric Q&A
8:45AM – 9:30AM
Jaqueline Raetz, MD
Barak Gaster, MD, FACP
To Stent or Not to Stent- The ISCHEMIA Trial
9:30AM – 10:15AM
Eugene Yang, MD, MS, FACC
10:15AM – 10:30AM
Race & GFR
10:30AM – 11:15AM
Bessie Young, MD
How to Become Better at Diagnosis: Recognizing the Horses and Taming the Zebras
11:15AM – 12:00PM
Douglas S Paauw, MD, MACP

To enroll, please register online at If you have not received confirmation, please contact the CME office at 206.543.1050. Continuing Medical Education will not be responsible for expenses incurred by an individual who is not confirmed if space is not available at the course

Continuing Medical Education at the University of Washington is a self-sustaining unit and does not depend on or receive public monies in support of its educational efforts. Fees for this course are estimated to cover the costs of conducting this course. These costs include salaries, registration and credit recording, instructional materials, record keeping, faculty planning and evaluation.

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*Resident/Fellow/Student rate requires written confirmation of current status


Educational materials will be available online at (for conference registrants only). Materials will be available beginning on September 7, 2021, for registrants to print and/or download. Content will be recorded and available to attendees for educational purposes. Attendees will be notified when recordings are available, approximately 4-6 weeks after course completion. CME credit is available only for attending the live webinar; no credit is available for watching the recorded lectures. Webinar Technical Requirements: Additional technical requirements can be found on the UW CME website ( Minimum browser requirements for successful access and completion for this activity are as follows:

  • Chrome version 70.0 or newer, or Firefox version 63.0 or newer
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The Office of Continuing Medical Education must receive written notification of your cancellation by August 31, 2021. A $75.00 processing fee will be deducted from refund requests received by this date. No refunds will be issued following August 31, 2021. The Office of Continuing Medical Education reserves the right to cancel this course twenty (20) days prior to the course date when a minimum enrollment is not met or for other reasons that prevent the University from holding the course. Each registrant will be notified by written notification and issued a full refund. The University of Washington is not responsible for any other costs. Contact CME Office with questions — call 206.543.1050, fax 206.221.4525 or email


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