Advances in Family Medicine & Primary Care

This is the 45th year that the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine is offering five days of educational opportunities for family medicine and primary care health care providers.

Each year, our 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 and behavioral science, neurology, sports medicine, women’s health, pulmonology, nephrology, infectious disease, chronic pain, pediatrics, and gastroenterology. Course topics are chosen with these criteria in mind:

  • Suggestions from previous course attendees
  • Recent breakthroughs that may have significant impact on primary care practice and health outcomes
  • Controversial topics where medical opinions may vary or are in flux
  • Information about practice transformation that is in line with new healthcare legislation.

We offer a wide variety of interactive workshops to reinforce and integrate content that is shared in large group plenary sessions, and integrate educational methods that engage attendees and deepen learning.

New this year, we are providing a special opportunity for all attendees to receive the All Patients Safe Suicide Prevention Training with no additional cost. This can be used toward the new required 6 hours for health care providers in the state of Washington. An initial plenary lecture and subsequent 2-hour workshop will cover key areas. Participants will be able to complete the remaining 3 hours of training using online training modules.