Continuing Education

OHSU Family Medicine offers a wide range of continuing education opportunities.

Pennington Lectures in Family Medicine

This is a clinical topic-based single day conference typically held in the early fall in Portland. The morning session consists of several presentations interspersed with time for questions. Morning lectures are followed by a keynote Pennington Lecture, a clinically relevant piece pertinent to provision of medical care or practice transformation. All lectures are presented by clinicians with extensive experience in their topic. The day is rounded off by afternoon workshops with clinical application and resident poster presentations. This series of lectures offers prescribed CME credit from AAFP.

This conference is named in honor of Merle Pennington MD, a founder of the OHSU Department of Family Medicine and mentor to many physicians, who formally joined the faculty in 1977. 

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Laurel Case Lecture & Visiting Professor

The Laurel Case Lecture is a keynote presentation by a nationally renowned authority on a cutting edge topic important to Family Medicine. The Laurel Case Visiting Professor spends several days as a guest of our department, interacting with clinical faculty, research team and residents of our discipline and other departments.This lecture offers prescribed CME credit from AAFP.

Laurel G. Case, MD was the founding chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at OHSU, leaving a 16 year private practice in the Medford, OR in 1971 when requested to accept the leadership of Family Medicine education in OR. 

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Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Course

Developed by the American Academy of Family Physicians and directed and taught by certified ALSO instructors and instructor candidates, this course is an evidence-based multidisciplinary training program that prepares maternity health care providers to better manage obstetric emergencies. OHSU Family Medicine has sponsored this annually since 2007, usually at the beginning of each year. This course offers prescribed CME credit from AAFP.

ALSO Instructor Course

Family Medicine Grand Rounds

This monthly conference, held during the noon hour and broadcast simultaneously to a number of sites around the state, features invited presenters and OHSU faculty. These lectures offer prescribed CME credit from AAFP.

Faculty Development

Faculty Development

The goal of faculty development in the Department of Family Medicine is skill building for faculty. Department conferences and learning communities provide both basic and advanced skill development in four major areas: Teaching, Scholarship, Leadership/Management, and Personal/Professional. Presentations are designed to meet the faculty development needs for a broad range of faculty from fellows and junior faculty to senior, experienced faculty.