Welcome to spring in Cincinnati and to What Works in Clinical Medicine!
We are very happy to announce that this meeting has been approved by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) for up to 20 hours of Category 1 CME credits. We submitted our application in a format called “blended learning”. This means that we have scheduled blocks of time for all to participate. We intend that the speakers will be the matches that ignite discussion.
The expression “a happening” comes to my mind when I think about ICIM meetings. This one is no exception. We have celebrations at the Cincinnati Zoo, a taste of astronomy, music, entertainment and even grocery shopping which all serve to provide opportunities to mingle with old friends and make new ones. This leads to powerful collaborations that can last for a lifetime.
As usual, we have taken good care to provide excellent nourishment. Banned are the ordinary pastry and coffee breaks. With our concentration on quality of food, we become better learners. Partaking in good food stimulates even more opportunities for mingling.
We have a great group of exhibitors who are here to help solve problems in your practices. Each of them have a message for you! Take the time to find out what it is. They are here not only to support your practices but have committed to help make ICIM a strong organization by attending, promoting and supporting this meeting. Let’s acknowledge and thank them individually during the exhibit times.
Finally, we have offered a large menu of learning opportunities. Most are directed to toward clinical practice but there are opportunities to learn practice management skills and get updated on legal issues. Don’t forget to provide feedback for future programming.
And now the Beatles’ song “Come Together” is playing in my head. Coming together here in Cincinnati not only improves the quality that we bring to our work and for our patients but makes an impact on the health and resilience of our whole society.
Thank you for coming together and we hope this meeting will be unforgettable.
Carol Petersen RPh, CNP