2017 Family Medicine Update (32nd annual)

June 14-17, 2017  (Wednesday-Saturday)  •  Chattanooga Convention Center (Chattanooga, TN)

25 CME / AAFP Prescribed Credits / 25 AMA Category 1 CreditsTM


Family Medicine Update


Times:  8:00am-5:00pm on Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday and 8:00am-12:00pm on Saturday  

Click Here for a detailed Agenda showing the times for each talk.   


Overview:  The 2017 Family Medicine Update is the 32nd annual of the meeting and will be held in Chattanooga, TN. It is designed to meet the continuing medical education needs of family medicine physicians and other medical professionals in order to enhance their knowledge, competence, and performance in various areas of interest & value. The content and instruction are focused on providing new abilities and strategies in primary care, assisting in modifying practice, and ultimately improving patient outcomes.

Click Here to download our Brochure Invitation including the Learning Objectives, Agenda, Speakers, and other info


This year's topics include:  

• Alzheimer's

• antihypertensive meds

• arteritis (giant cell)

• arthritis (rheumatoid)

• cancer screening

• carpal & tarsal tunnel

• congestive heart failure


• coronary heart disease


• dermatology

• diabetes & dialysis

• exercise & aging

• foot & ankle

• gluten intolerance

• Hepatitis C virus

• lymphoid cancers


• obstructive sleep apnea

• palliative care

• pediatric illnesses

• pelvic floor prolaps

• polycystic ovary syndrome

• psych disorders

• pulmonary hypertension

• urinary incontinence


Click Here for a detailed Agenda showing the times for each talk.   


Who Should Attend? Physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, residents, medical students, and other health care professionals invovled or interested in primary care.


Education Credits:  AMA Credit Designation: The University of Tennessee College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  AAFP: The AAFP credit application will be submitted to the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the 2016 meeting was approved for 25.00 Prescribed credits.  AAPA: The American Academy of Physician Assistants accepts Category 1 credit toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award from organizations accredited by the ACCME. The AAPA has complete reciprocity with the ACCME. Continuing Education for Other Non-Physicians: A certificate of attendance will be issued to non-physicians for attending this continuing medical education activity,  and the University of Tennessee designates CEU's using the national standard that 1 live hour of educational instruction is awarded .1 CEU. 

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


Why Come to Chattanooga? Chattanooga has received a variety of national awards and recognition in recent years for its beauty and rich culture, including:

  • "Best Town Ever" twice! by Outside magazine (2015, 2011)
  • Ranked 3rd in "Top 100 Places to Live In America" - RelocateAmerica.com
  • "One of America's Best Mid-Sized Cities" - The Washington Post
  • One of the "Top 10 Family Vacation Destinations in the U.S." - Disney Family Fun magazine
  • One of the "Best Adventure Towns in the U.S. to Live and Play" - National Geographic Adventure magazine
  • Named one of the five "Next Great Escapes" - Travel + Leisure magazine
  • Named "Best City on the Water" - Life on the Water magazine
  • Ranked 2nd in "Mid-Sized Arts Destinations" - American Style magazine
  • Among many other awards 

Registration Fees: 

  • $595 for Practicing Physicians
  • $445 for NP's, PA's, Pharmacists, Nurses, and Other Medical Professionals
  • $395 for Residents, Fellows & Students 

Registration fees include: admission to all general sessions; issuance of a continuing medical education credit certificate; light breakfast each day; fresh snacks & beverages during breaks; lunch each day except Saturday; a program booklet, name badge, and UT giveaways; and a Riverbend Festival admission wristband for use on a daily checkout basis while supplies last.  Cancellations: Refunds are not available after June 8, 2017, and a fee of $50 may be imposed for all refunds. 


To Register:  Print and complete the Meeting Registration form and mail it to us along with your check (address & instruction located on the registration form). 


Lodging/Hotel:  The meeting will be held at the Chattanooga Convention Center, and we have room blocks at discounted rates in the following hotels: 

Marriott Downtown  •  $129/night, overnight parking is $11/night  •  Hotel website

(423) 756-0002  •  Two Carter Plaza, Chattanooga, TN 37402


Staybridge Suites  •  $104-$114/night, overnight parking is $7/night  •   Hotel website  

(423) 267-0900  •  1300 Carter Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402

- After you enter our meeting dates, you should see Family Medicine Update in the availability search results and the $104-$114 room rates



Exhibitors & Advertisers: Thanks to the following companies for their exhibiting & advertising support of this meeting:


Arbor Pharmaceuticals   Pfizer Vaccines   Southern Adventist University


We are currently seeking seeking Exhibiting, Advertising and Discount/Coupon support for this meeting.  Click here to download our Sponsorship Invitation



Other Supporters: Thanks to the following companies for their donation support of this meeting:

Chattanooga Theatre Center   Rock City   Ruby Falls   Tennessee Aquarium


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