Virtual CME

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Tuesday, November 3 | 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. CT

The Diagnosis and Preventive Treatment of Migraine Headache in Family Medicine
Duren Michael Ready, MD, FAHS

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the ICHD-3 criteria for migraine
  • Utilize diagnostic tools to support identification of candidates for migraine preventive therapy
  • Describe the current understanding of the pathophysiology of migraine and how it relates to current and emerging therapies
  • Discuss clinical data on current and emerging CGRP antibody therapies for the prevention of migraine

This session has been completed.

Tuesday, November 10 | 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. CT

Vaping Epidemic
Matthias Salathe, MD

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand what vaping means regarding diluents, nicotine and flavors plus possibly other substances
  • Understand how different components of the vaping fluid could influence health
  • Understand the difference between acute lung injury and chronic exposures in people who vape

Intimate Partner Violence
Nancy Carroll, LSCSW

Learning Objectives:

  • Which SDOH impact the possibility of Intimate Partner Violence
  • The role of Primary Care and Intimate Partner Violence
  • How to use a trauma-informed approach to providing care for a victim of intimate partner violence

This session has been completed.

Tuesday, November 17 | 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. CT

The Shoulder Made Eas(ier)
Nicole Yedlinsky, MD, CAQSM, FAAFP, RMSK

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify common injuries and pathology of the shoulder
  • Perform a comprehensive shoulder joint exam
  • Discuss treatment strategies for various shoulder diagnoses

Care of the Military Veteran
Nicole Yedlinsky, MD, CAQSM, FAAFP, RMSK

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify injuries and illnesses common among military veterans
  • Become comfortable asking about military service and be well informed about the range of veterans’ health concerns, particularly PTSD, depression, and suicidality
  • Learn about available resources and clinical practice guidelines such as those from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense to inform care and to assist veterans

This session has been completed.

Tuesday, December 1 | 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. CT

Immunizations: Keeping Up To Date and Countering the Anti-Vaxxers
Belinda Vail, MD, FAAFP

Learning Objectives:

  • Recall the ACIP recommended vaccines for children, adolescents, and adults
  • Discuss the schedule for individuals who are under-vaccinated
  • Know the contraindications and precautions for the major vaccines
  • Develop a plan for countering objections to vaccinations

Treating Obesity with Medications in a Primary Care Practice
Margaret Smith, MD, MHSA, FAAFP

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the most commonly prescribed weight loss medications
  • Understand the indications for prescribing weight loss medications
  • Discuss the contraindications for prescribing specific weigh loss medications

10 Things I Learned This Year
Belinda Vail, MD, FAAFP

Learning Objectives:

  • Review and analyze evolving and new concepts that have arisen over the past year that may affect clinical practice
  • Determine how evidence-based medicine can be employed to make clinical decisions and to relay that information to patients

This session has been completed.


Nancy Carroll, LSCSW  is a licensed specialist clinical social worker. Nancy received her master’s degree in social work from the University of Kansas in 1997 and her clinical social work license in 2000. The past 23 years of her career have been spent in working to prevent intimate partner violence. She began working in schools educating staff and students about teen dating violence. While working with Futures Without Violence and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Nancy participated in the Start Strong Project. This culminated in working directly with the Center for Disease Control, informing them of best practices for working with teens to prevent teen dating violence. Nancy went on to teach at Wichita State University and Emporia State University on a variety of relationship topics. Currently, Nancy is implementing the Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program (IPVAP) at the Robert J. Dole Veterans Administration Medical Center.

Duren Michael Ready, MD FAHS is a senior staff physician at Baylor Scott & White in Temple, Texas and Headache Clinic founding director. He is a graduate of the Texas Tech College of Medicine, Lubbock, Texas. After graduation, Dr. Ready continued his medical education at the Brazos Valley Family Medicine Residency in Bryan, Texas where he served as chief resident. After residency he joined Scott & White in the Department of Family and Community Medicine. In 2008, Dr. Ready was asked to transfer to the Department of Neurology in order to start a dedicated headache clinic. In 2010 he became certified in headache medicine by the United Council of Neurological Subspecialties and was elevated to Fellow status by the American Headache Society. In 2011 he successfully led the development and accreditation of the Central Texas Headache Fellowship at Scott & White. In 2014 he received the National Headache Foundation’s Annual Lectureship award. He is the co-author of Discussing Migraine with Your Patients: a common sense guide for clinicians.

Matthias Salathe, MD is the Peter Bohan Professor and Chair, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas. He received his medical degree from University of Basel School of Medicine, Basel, Switzerland.

Residency: Anesthesia from Cantonal Hospital Lucerne, Switzerland; internal medicine from University of Basel at Bruderholz Cantonal Hospital, Switzerland; internal medicine from University of Basel, Switzerland.

Fellowships: Pulmonary and critical care from University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Fla; Howard Hughes Medical Institute Physician Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Miami.

Certifications: Swiss Medical Association (1994); ABIM – Internal Medicine (1997, 2007, 2018); ABIM – Pulmonary (1998, 2008, 2018); ABIM – Critical Care (2000, 2010)

His work focuses on signaling in the airway epithelium; particularly on how signaling is affected by inflammation in cigarette smoke/e-cigarettes that lead to chronic bronchitis as well as cystic fibrosis. In addition, he is actively involved in translation (T1 and T2) in chronic bronchitis and cystic fibrosis. His lab established a biorepository of airway epithelial cells from now >500 lungs (organ donors) used for air-liquid interface (ALI) cultures, cells from transplant recipients (including CF patients) and airway samples from patients with airway diseases. He successfully built a translational and clinical trial environment around the themes of cystic fibrosis and chronic bronchitis for PI initiated and pharmaceutically sponsored trials. They have been funded to explore ways how vapors cause airway disease associated mucociliary dysfunction using a translational approach. He has been successful in collaborating with other researchers across intuitions and helped develop a novel large animal model for vaping exposures.

Margaret Smith, MD, MPH, MHSA, FAAFP graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in family medicine at the University of Kansas Family Medicine Residency. Dr. Smith is an associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Kansas School Of Medicine, Kansas City, Kansas. She is board certified in obesity medicine and has a certification in culinary coaching.

Belinda Vail, MD, FAAFP is Professor and Chair of the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Kansas School Of Medicine, Kansas City, Kansas. Dr. Vail graduated and received her residency training from the University Of Kansas School of Medicine. She later completed a fellowship in Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and a fellowship at the AAFP National Institute for Program Director Development, Leawood, Kansas. Her clinical practice includes procedures and maternity and inpatient care, and she teaches students in all four years of medical school, nurse practitioner students and residents during all of these clinical activities. She is also an active didactic teacher in the schools of medicine and nursing and in the residency program. Dr. Vail is medical director for Community Living Opportunities, a residential facility for developmentally disabled adults, and participates in oversight for the Kansas Department of Corrections and for the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability. She is a core lecturer for several CME programs for the American Academy of Family Physicians, was the director of the National Board Review Course for 15 years and continues to present in the AAFP Board Review Express course. A member of AOA, the Gold Humanism Society, and the Delp Society; her awards include the Rainbow Award for Heroes in Medicine, the Kansas Academy of Family Medicine Exemplary Teacher Award, The Nason Family Award for Excellence in Teaching in Family Medicine, The Jayhawk Lifetime Achievement for Mentoring Award, the Marjorie S. Sirridge Award for Excellence in Science and Medicine, the University of Kansas Bohan Award for Teaching and the Glendon B. Cox Award for Leadership.

Nicole T. Yedlinsky, MD, CAQSM, FAAFP, is a family and sports medicine physician at the University of Kansas Medical Center Department of Family Medicine and Community Health in Kansas City, Kansas. She attended Tulane University School of Medicine through the F. Edward Hébert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program. She completed her family medicine residency at Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. She served as an active duty Army physician and Department of the Army physician at several duty stations.

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