MidWinter Family Medicine Update Recap


The 39th annual MidWinter Family Medicine Update, an event hosted by the MAFP Foundation in partnership with the University of Michigan Department of Family Medicine, recently concluded with approximately 50 members attending. The conference was held February 6 through February 11, at Boyne Highlands Resort in beautiful Harbor Springs. Old friends welcomed newcomers—including a young future Family Physician of only 6 months—and everyone was excited to come together to ski and earn CME credit. Participants raved about how much they appreciated topics like new options for colon cancer screening, how to select the right stress test for the right patient, and preoperative cardiac clearance (an evidence-based approach).

While there was certainly a lot of great information presented at this conference, attendees also found time to ski, snowshoe or hit the tubing run with their families and other attendees. Course Director Grant Greenberg, MD, MHSA, MA, had a blast skiing with his two daughters—and they even brought home some nice hardware from the family ski races. Before anyone knew it, the week-long event came to an end and attendees set to work completing online evaluations to receive CME credits. Feedback from all who attended shows the 39th annual conference was a success and we look forward to the rest of the 2015 lineup, including: Creating a Space for Wellness: Integrative Health in Primary Care, Northern Michigan Family Medicine Update, Sports Medicine for Primary Care Physician & Fall Update in Family Medicine, and Primary Health Care of Women.

The MidWinter Family Medicine Update is just one of the excellent events the MAFP Foundation runs in partnership with UM Family Medicine. Visit the CME and Events section on our website to learn more, or consider getting more involved with the MAFP Foundation.