IAFP Conference


69th Annual Conference of the Idaho Academy of Family Physicians

May 19, 20, 21, 2017

at Shore Lodge, McCall, Idaho



Spring in McCall blends the perfect mix of winter and summer.  Central Idaho is one of the best hiking and mountain biking destinations in the West.  McCall is a year-round resort community in Idaho’s west central mountains. It embraces the southern shore of the magnificent Payette Lake.  The recreational activities abound.  Take in the amazing views, enjoy shopping, arts & culture, music and nightlife, hiking and biking, golf, water sports, rafting, jet boating, fishing, or off-road riding.  One look at the towering pines, flowing aspens and birch, magnificent meadows and dramatic snow-capped mountain vistas and you will realize you could only be in stunning Idaho.


  • Thursday, May 18, 2017

    5:30pm         Welcome Reception hosted by Idaho’s Family Medicine Residency Programs at Shore Lodge in The Narrows Dining Room
    6:00pm         EMS Medical Director Roundtable with the EMS Physicians Commission – At the Hunt Lodge (6:00 – 9:00) 

    Friday, May 19, 2017

    7:00am           Registration Open & Breakfast (visit exhibits)
    7:30am           Tips for Managing Chronic Kidney Disease – B. Mickelson
    8:30am           Why Won’t They Just Quit?—How Docs and Medical Treatment Help – N. Caspersen
    9:30am           Break (visit exhibits)
    10:00am        The Epidemic of Drug Use and Abuse; The Prescription Drug Monitoring System Solution – C. Hahn
    11:00am         Interventions to Impede the Progression of Sarcopenia – R. Fielding
    12:00am         Membership Meeting
    12:30am         Lunch on your own – Free Time
    4:00pm           Attendee, exhibitor and guest social & dinner
    5:00pm           An Evidence Based Update on Using Nutrition to Treat Chronic Diseases: What We Were Never Taught in Medical School – M. Wauters
    5:45pm           Antibiotic Stewardship: Doing Our Part to Prevent Superbugs – S. Henkle
    6:30pm           Conclude for the day

    Saturday, May 20, 2017

    7:00am          Breakfast (visit exhibits)
    8:00am          Sleeping with the New England Journal – B. Origer
    9:00am          Pearls from the ER – C. Sandy & I. Butler & A. Lima
    10:00am       Break  (visit exhibits)
    10:30am       The Good, The Bad and the Useless Pharmaceuticals – B. Origer
    11:30am        IAFP Officer Installation Lunch
    1:00pm          The Advancement of Palliative Care – K. Steele
    2:00pm          Maximizing the Joy of Practice in Medicine – T. Epperly & C. Hulse
    3:00pm          Break
    3:15pm           Pharmacologic Management of Alcoholism – Meds to Maintain Cessation – L. Orme
    4:00pm          Primary care of HIV; Co-morbidities, Cancer Screening, Immunization Issues – M. Pinsky
    4:45pm           ACA – Repeal, Replace, What’s Happening? – T. Epperly
    5:45pm           Conclusion


    Sunday, May 21, 2017

    8:00am          KSA Session on Medical Genomics (Pre-registration Required) (4 hour session)
    12:00pm        Conclusion



    Ian Butler-Hall, MD FACEP FAEMS; Emergency Physician, St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center

    Nancy Caspersen, RN;Tobacco Cessation Specialist, Quit and Live

    Ted Epperly, MD; CEO, Family Medicine Residency of IdahoRoger Fielding, PhD; Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine

    Christine Hahn, MD; Medical Director, Division of Health, Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

    Sarah Henkle, MD; Third Year Resident, Family Medicine Residency of Idaho

    Chuck Hulse; COO, MedMan Medical Management, Inc.

    Ann Lima, MD, MPH; Medical Director, Clearwater County Ambulance

    Brandon Mickelson, DO; Residency Director, ISU Family Medicine Residency

    Bill Origer, MD; Faculty, Samaritan Family Medicine Residency

    Lindsay Orme, MD; Third Year Resident, Family Medicine Residency of Idaho

    Maia Pinsky, MD; Third Year Resident, Family Medicine Residency of Idaho

    Curtis Sandy, MD; Director of EMS, Portneuf Medical Center

    Katherine Steele, DO; Internist, Geriatrics/Palliative Care, Saint Alphonsus Health System

    Michael Wauters, MD; Third Year Resident, Family Medicine Residency of Idaho


REGISTRATION – Materials will be available at the Registration Desk outside the exhibit hall at Shore Lodge on Friday morning beginning at 7:00am.
ROOM RESERVATIONS – A block of rooms has been reserved at Shore Lodge.  Convention rates have been arranged and are guaranteed if reservations are made BEFORE APRIL 14, 2017Call (800) 657-6464 for reservations and  mention that you are attending the Idaho Academy of Family Physicians Conference.
WELCOME RECEPTIONA Reception hosted by the Idaho Family Medicine Residency Programs will be held at Shore Lodge in the Narrows on Thursday evening.  Arrive in time to mingle with your colleagues and friends.
EMS MEDICAL DIRECTOR ROUNDTABLE – A dinner and roundtable discussion with the EMS Physicians Commission will be held at the Hunt Lodge, Holiday Inn Express & Suites; 210 N. 3rd Street  in McCall from 6:00pm until 9:00pm on Thursday evening for EMS Medical Directors.  This event is open to EMS Medical Directors and Agency Administrators only.  RSVP is required to ashtin.mitchell@dhw.idaho.gov or (208) 334-4001.
EXHIBITS  – Will be open Friday, May 19 from 7:00am to 5:30pm and 7:00am until 10:30am on Saturday, May 20.  Please make a special effort to visit all the exhibit booths.
FAMILY ACTIVITIES – A list of available activities will be provided for spouses and family members at the registration desk on Friday morning.
FAMILY PARTY – Friday afternoon is set aside to “Enjoy McCall” but plan to return to the lodge in time for a 4:00pm party in the exhibit hall.  All attendees, exhibitors and guests are invited to attend.  Visit the booths, enjoy food and drinks and visit with colleagues and friends.
BEST BOOTH PROMOTION – Requires each registrant to vote on the most outstanding exhibit with the winning exhibitor receiving a special gift.
INSTALLATION and AWARDS LUNCHEON – Dr.  Michael Munger, MD, FAAFP AAFP President-Elect, will install officers and address the membership on Saturday at 11:30am.  The Idaho Family Physician of the Year will be presented along with other special tributes. ONE TICKET IS PROVIDED FOR PAID REGISTRANTSFee Exempt Registrants (Residents, Students, Retired Physicians, Spouses, Guests, and Exhibitors) must purchase  tickets for $25 each.
KSA SESSION ABFM Knowledge Self-Assessment Session on MEDICAL GENOMICS will be held on Sunday morning beginning at 8:00am (pre-registration required).  See the registration page for more information.  This activity is eligible for 8 prescribed CME Credits.
DOOR PRIZES – To qualify for the door prizes, registrants must have all exhibitors sign a preprinted card available in the registration packets.  Drawings will be during the Saturday afternoon sessions.  You must be present to win.



Invitation Letter

Exhibitor Registration Form

Exhibit Floor Plan


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