2020 Family Medicine Update (35th annual)


The 2020 Family Medicine Update has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

We apologize for any inconvenience, and we will be communicating with registered attendees soon about refunds.


June 10-13, 2020  (Wednesday-Saturday)  •  DoubleTree by Hilton (downtown Chattanooga, TN)

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


Family Medicine Update


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

Click Here to view our Overview Brochure 

Click Here to view our printer-friendly Agenda 


Overview:  The 2020 Family Medicine Update is the 35th 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. 

In recognition of Dr. J. Mack Worthington's service to the medical profession as Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga (UTCOMC) for the past 24 years and his dedication of most of his adult life to physician training for medical students as well as experienced clinicians, the UTCOMC is pleased to commemorate his commitment to medical education by naming this annual Family Medicine Update in his honor. J. Mack Worthington, MD

The 2020 topics include:  

• abdominal pain

• allergies

• asthma

• anticoagulants

• bariatric surgery

• burnout (& wellness)

• de-prescribing

• diabetic therapies

• dyspepsia

• evaluation (pre-operative)

• food & nutrition

• hearing loss

• H(elicobacter) pylori

• hepatitis C

• hip pain

• hyperplasia (prostatic)

• hypertension

 murmurs (pediatric)

 obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

 pain management

 pap screening

 pneumonia (community-acquired)



• urinary incontinence

 venous & lymphatic

 weight issues

 wellness (& burnout)

 and more!


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: This Live activity, Family Medicine Update (35th annual), with a beginning date of 06/10/2020, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 25.00 Prescribed and 25.00 Elective credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  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: Certificates of participation 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, TN


City-Wide Reasons:

  • The Beauty of the Tennessee River, Lookout Mountain, Signal Mountain, and Missionary Ridge
  • The Tennessee River, 13-mile Riverwalk, 4 Bridges including Walnut Street Walking Bridge, downtown River Parks, and Greenways
  • World Class Outdoors – hiking, biking, paddleboarding, climbing/bouldering, white water rafting, hang gliding & more
  • Big revitalizations to the West Village, Main Street, Station Street, King Street, and Miller Park areas
  • Railroads, Train Rides and the Lookout Mountain Incline Railway
  • 300 types of trees & 900 varieties of wildflowers
  • 3,200 acres of Civil War battlefields, landmarks & monuments




- 13-mile Riverwalk & River parks

- new hotels, restaurants, shops, breweries & more in the revitalized Main Street, Station Street, West Village & King Street areas

- the newly-renovated Miller Park

- Walnut Street Walking Bridge

- Ruby Falls and Rock City 

- Lookout Mountain Incline Railway

- 2 Tennessee Aquariums including the world's largest freshwater

- Missionary Ridge & Chickamauga, GA Battlefield

- Civil War landmarks & monuments

- Bluff View Art District and Hunter Museum of American Art

- Ocoee White Water Rafting

- Lookout Mountain Flight Park hang gliding


- Host City for several IronMan® Triathlon World Championships - full IromMan®s & half IronMan®s

- Named "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



Meeting Registration: 

  • $595 for Practicing & Retired Physicians
  • $445 for NP's, PA's, Pharmacists, Nurses & other non-physicians
  • $395 for Residents, Fellows & Students 

Registration fees include: admission to all general sessions; issuance of a continuing medical education credit certificate; breakfast each day; fresh snacks & beverages during breaks; lunch Wednesday-Friday; a program booklet, name badge, and UT swag. Cancellations: Refunds are not offered after June 4, 2020.  


Registration is closed because the 2020 meeting has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Registrants will receive a correspondence soon about refunds.




DoubleTree by Hilton (downtown Chattanooga)  •  $139/night + tax

Room Block/Group Code: FMU  •  Overnight parking is $11/night ($15/night valeted)

(423) 756-5150  •  407 Chestnut Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402




Exhibitors, Advertisers & Sponsors:  We are currently seeking Exhibiting, Advertising & Sponsorship support for the 2020 meeting.  Click Here for more info about Exhibiting, Advertising & Dontating for the FMU2020. Once you're ready to register as an Exhibitor, Advertiser or Donor:

  • Click Here to register to Exhibit and/or Advertise and pay via Credit or Debit card
  • Click Here to register to Exhibit and/or Advertise and pay via mailed Check
  • Click Here to Donate (admission tickets, coupons, etc) for the attendees


2019 Sponsors included: 


 Alexion    Bristol-Myers Squibb   Chattanooga Allergy Clinic   Park Ridge Health System



Other Supporters in 2019 included: 

Bike Chattanooga   Creative Discovery Museum   High Point Climbing   Hunter Museum of American Art   Moon Pie   Rock City   Ruby Falls   Southern Belle



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