Family Medicine Update: Bite-Sized Snack Edition

It is estimated that the doubling time of medical knowledge in 1950 was 50 years; in 1980, 7 years; and in 2010, 3.5 years. It is now projected to be just 73 days. Family physicians are bombarded daily with medical information and need a way to identify information, evidence and data that will most impact their patients. This “snack sized” version of our annual Family Medicine Update provides learners with the latest information available on a few key topics of interest.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this session, learners should be able to:
  • Identify major new guidelines which impact family physicians
  • Recognize updates in the diagnosis and treatment for diseases and illnesses which are commonly cared for by family physicians
  • Appreciate the evolving medical literature around “hot topics” and issues that receive recognition from the lay press

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The California Academy of Family Physicians has received no grant to support this activity.


There is no charge for this activity.

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This activity will include discussions of products or devices that are not currently approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Target Audience                            

This activity is intended for family medicine physicians, and other primary care team members.

Participation and Credit

Learners must register to participate in and receive credit for this online educational activity. For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board.
This enduring material activity, Family Medicine Update (Bite Sized Edition), has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 0.50 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP certification begins DATE. Term of approval is one year from this date. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Hobart Lee, MD, FAAFP

Associate Professor
Department of Family Medicine
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Loma Linda, CA


Hobart "Hoby" Lee, MD, FAAFP is a board-certified family physician and the Program Director of the Loma Linda University Health Education Consortium (LLUHEC) Family Medicine Residency Program in Loma Linda, CA. He went to medical school at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Dr. Lee completed his family medicine residency at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He was a chief resident there and completed an Academic Faculty Development Fellowship. He is the past president of the CAFP Riverside-San Bernardino Chapter.


Hobart Lee, MD, FAAFP declares that in the past 12 months neither he nor his partner/spouse have a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with one or more organizations that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest in the context of the subject of this continuing education activity.

Conflict of Interest Statement

It is the policy of the CAFP to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all their continuing education activities. All individuals with potential conflicts are contacted by CAFP staff or CCPD members, and issues of conflict have been discussed, managed, and resolved. 
All individuals with potential to influence the content of this program have submitted Conflict of Interest declarations that have been reviewed according to policy.  All disclosures were made for work beginning January 1, 2020 and have been resubmitted and renewed annually.  CAFP reviewed conflict of interest statements for each individual with potential to influence content and everyone in a position to influence content stated that neither he/she and/or his/her spouse/partner had any relevant financial interests to disclose.

0.50 AAFP Prescribed

This enduring material activity, Family Medicine Update (Bite-Sized Edition), has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 0.50 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP certification begins May 15, 2020. Term of approval is one year from this date. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)TM toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 0.50 AAFP Prescribed
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