It is the policy of the AAFP that all individuals in a position to control content disclose relationships with commercial entities upon nomination/invitation of participation. Disclosure documents are reviewed for potential conflict of interest and, if identified, are resolved prior to confirmation of participation. Only those participants who have no conflict of interest or who agree to an identified resolution process prior to their participation were involved in this CME activity.

The following individuals in a position to control content for this activity have disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:

•    Joseph Garry, MD – Stock/Bond Holdings, Pfizer (Analgesics, Bone Health); Stock/Bond Holdings, Merck (Analgesics, Bone Health)

All other individuals in a position to control content for this activity have indicated they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Faculty members shall disclose when an unapproved or investigational use of a product not yet approved for any purpose is discussed during an educational activity. Faculty members shall disclose that the product is not labeled for the use under discussion or that the product is still investigational. It is not the purpose of this policy to prohibit or limit the exchange of views in scientific and educational discussions, but to ensure that faculty members disclose to participants that such discussion will take place.

All faculty members for this activity have indicated the content of their presentations for this AAFP-sponsored educational activity will not include discussion of unapproved or investigational uses of products or devices.

About the Content

The material presented here is being made available by the American Academy of Family Physicians for educational purposes only. This material is not intended to represent the only, nor necessarily best, methods or procedures appropriate for the medical situations discussed. Rather, it is intended to present an approach, view, statement, or opinion of the faculty, which may be helpful to others who face similar situations.

The AAFP disclaims any and all liability for injury or other damages resulting to any individual using this material and for all claims that might arise out of the use of the techniques demonstrated therein by such individuals, whether these claims shall be asserted by a physician or any other person.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the data presented here. Physicians may care to check specific details such as drug doses and contraindications, etc., in standard sources prior to clinical application.

This material might contain recommendations/guidelines developed by other organizations. Please note that although these guidelines might be included, this does not necessarily imply the endorsement by the AAFP.

Some images were replaced or removed from the printed materials due to copyright restrictions. Every effort was made to identify all third-party copyrighted material contained herein and request and receive permission.

Exam Content

The ABFM has advised that examinees should answer questions on the exam based on the most current practice recommendations.

Video Content

This self-study material was recorded live, and changes have been made to make the material more suitable for the at-home audience, including altering the appearance of the slides. The audience response percentages were captured live and are to be used for benchmarking purposes only. In some cases, the percentages displayed do not add up to 100% due to rounding by the audience response system (ARS) software. In all cases, the responses that were recorded by the ARS were exactly duplicated.

Following is an example of the answer slides within the presentations. The checkmark denotes the correct answer. The percentages shown on the left in the colored boxes show the results of live audience polling at the live course using ARS.

Study Folder

During the presentations, you will hear the faculty discuss “your study folder.” The study folder is a concept of taking slides or pages from your binder and placing them in a separate place that is easily accessible for later review. There are a number of ways to have your own study folder, depending on your learning style. Here are some ideas:

1. Pull pages out of your binder, or print individual slides from the PDFs, and place them in an actual folder to refer to later; take notes and use your highlighter.
2. Use a sticky flag to identify pages in your binder you want to return to, and circle or highlight the pertinent information or slide.
3. Use the Sticky Note and Highlight Text features in Adobe Reader to identify material in the slide or syllabus PDFs to return to later.

You may find other ways to actively listen to the presentations and note areas where you want to spend extra time.

You may consider incorporating slides or pages in your study folder that contain:

1. A summary of key presentation points.
2. Tables with a summary of guidelines, including asthma treatment guidelines, USPSTF recommendations, or immunization schedules.
3. Slides or pages with material that is a challenge for you, or slides that contain supporting information about a question in a presentation where you selected the incorrect answer.