69th Annual Scientific Assembly

May 4-5, 2018
Davenport Hotel, Spokane, Washington

The WAFP’s 69th Annual Scientific Assembly was held May 4-5 at the historic Davenport Hotel in Spokane, WA. Participants had a chance to network with 150-200 family physicians and other primary care providers. Participants also heard continuing medical education, scientific updates and practice enhancement strategies designed specifically for family medicine.

  • Evidence-based CME sessions (up to 12.5 Prescribed credits available at the 2017 event)
  • Reconnecting with your family medicine colleagues from around the state
  • An environment free of pharmaceutical company marketing
  • WAFP’s Annual Banquet and Foundation Auction
  • A family friendly event at the historic Davenport Hotel in downtown Spokane
  • Assembly agenda developed by your colleagues with a focus on clinically relevant, evidence-based, practical education


More information about the 2019 program will be available in late 2018.

Interested in exhibiting or sponsoring? Please see our Exhibitor and Sponsor page or email us at info@wafp.net.

2018 Annual Scientific Assembly Schedule

Friday, May 4, 2018
7 to 7:45 a.m.Breakfast & Registration
7:45-8 a.m.Welcome/Opening Remarks
8-9 a.m.MEAD LECTURE: Overcoming Barriers to Safe & Effective Primary Care Pain ManagementDavid Tauben, MD, Chief of Pain Medicine, UW Medicine
9-9:45 a.m.The History of Opioid Use and MisuseChris Frank, MD, PhD
9:45-10:15 a.m.Break/Exhibits
Plenary10:15-11:15 a.m.Team-Based Opioid ManagementMichael Parchman, MD
11:15 a.m.-NoonTreating Patients with Opioid Use Disorder: Why and How Family Physicians Should LeadCharissa Fotinos, MD
S&R Track 1
11 a.m.-NoonWelcome/Advocacy 101Jonathan and Patty Seib
12:15-12:30 p.m.Student/resident awardsWAFP Foundation President Stan Garlick, MD
12:30-1:30 p.m.Opioid Overdose Epidemic and What Family Doctors Can Do About ItCaleb Banta-Green, PhD, MPH
Workshop A
1:45-3:15 p.m.Case Discussions on the Inherited Opioid-Dependent PatientGregory Carter, MD, and Lucinda Grande, MD
Workshop B
1:45-3:15 p.m.Transgender Health Chelsea Unruh, MD
Workshop C
1:45-3:15 p.m.Setting Sail with the QPP: 2018 and BeyondLinda Rowe, Qualis Health
S&R Track 2
1:45-3:15 p.m.Practical ResiliencyBrad Baumgardner, MA
1:45-5:15 p.m.DepressionJune Bredin, MD
3:15-3:45 p.m.Break/Exhibits
Workshop D
3:45-5:15 p.m.Addressing Opioid Use Beyond BuprenorphineCharissa Fotinos, MD
Workshop E
3:45-5:15 p.m.Basic Osteopathic Manipulation in the Primary Care SettingKatina Rue, DO
Workshop F
3:45-5:15 p.m.MIPS for Clinicians New to Performance ReportingLinda Rowe, Qualis Health
S&R Track 3
3:45-5:15 p.m.Point-of-Care UltrasoundKenneth Lindsey, MD, MBA, CPE, FAAFP
6-10 p.m.Reception, Banquet, Foundation Auction and Installation of Officers
Saturday, May 5, 2018
7-7:45 a.m.Breakfast
8:00-8:45 a.m.Physician Resiliency ToolkitMark McConnell, MD
8:45-9:30 a.m.Integrative Care of Cancer Patients and Cancer SurvivorsChad Aschtgen, ND
9:30-10 a.m.Break/Exhibits
9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.Childhood IllnessMark Beard, MD, FAAFP
Workshop G
10:00-11:15 a.m.Fitting Global Medicine in Clinical PracticeBarry Bacon, MD
Workshop H
10:00-11:15 a.m.Cancer SurvivorshipGregg VandeKieft, MD, MA, FAAFP
Workshop I
10:00-11:15 a.m.The Journey from Child Abuse to Resiliency; RESCUE MethodTina Tanner, MD
Workshop J
10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.Point-of-Care Ultrasound in Primary CarePatrick Moran, DO and Tajinder Heer, MD
Workshop K11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.Choosing the Best AntidepressantChris Famy, MD
Workshop L
11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.Buprenorphine Care in Full Spectrum Family MedicinePamela Pentin, MD, FAAFP
Workshop M
11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.Antibiotic Stewardship: Emerging Issues & Trends in Antibiotic ResistanceAlex Brzezny, MD, MPH, FAAFP
12:50-1 p.m.FAAFP Ceremony
1-2 p.m.Physician Resiliency: Practical Tools for a New ParadigmDarcy Constans, MD
2-5:30 p.m.Pain Management Pamela Pentin, MD, FAAFP
Buprenorphine Waiver2-6 p.m.Matthew Perez, MD

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