Innovations in Primary Care Practice Improvement



Thank you to all attendees at the Innovations in Primary Care Practice Improvement Conference! Your engagement and enthusiasm helped make this a wonderful event. Please follow the links below to find presentation materials from the conference, as well as information regarding the Translation to Practice (T2P) CME opportunity offered for this conference.



Keynote Speakers
wender      epling
Richard C. Wender, MD     John W. Epling, MD MSEd FAAFP
Chief Cancer Control Officer   SUNY Upstate Dept. Family Medicine
American Cancer Society  US Preventive Services Task Force

The goal of the conference was to share innovations and strategies for practice improvement in primary care that result in increased provision of preventive care for patients, focusing on breast, cervical & colorectal cancer screening.


Presentation Materials
Keynote 1: Guideline Challenges and Controversies PDF Icon
Keynote 2: Practice Improvement and Evidence-Based Medicine PDF Icon
Nuts and Bolts of Quality Improvement PDF Icon
Best Practices Workshops PDF Icon
Conference Agenda PDF Icon

PDF IconAAFP Continuing Medical Education - Translation to Practice

Translation to Practice (T2P) allows learners the opportunity to translate learned concepts from this CME activity into their practice, and report back to the CME provider organization (SUNY Upstate Medical University, Department of Family Medicine) on the results of their implementation.

This opportunity is open to all conference attendees until May 23, 2017. Learners can earn up to 2.0 CME credits for participating in this T2P activity.

In order to complete the T2P activity, please follow the instructions below:
  1. Complete the Commitment to Change PDF Icon form and return to or fax (315) 464-6982.
  2. Implement the change in your practice.
  3. Complete the Post-ActivityEvaluation PDF Icon form and return to or fax (315) 464-6982.

After completing these three steps, SUNY Upstate Department of Family Medicine will send you the CME certificate for your T2P completion.

Cancer Services Program of the New York State Department of Health

The Cancer Services Program (CSP) provides breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screenings and diagnostic services at NO COST to women and men who:

  • Live in New York State
  • Do not have health insurance
  • Have health insurance with a cost share that may prevent a person from obtaining screening and/or diagnostic services
  • Meet income eligibility requirements
  • Meet age requirements



More information about the resources available from the Cancer Services program can be found at External Icon.

Additionally, the NYSDOH offers the Medicaid Cancer Treatment Program to eligible persons who are found to be in need of treatment for breast, cervical, colorectal or prostate cancer (and in some cases, pre-cancerous conditions of these cancers). More information can be found at External Icon.


For any questions regarding the conference, please contact:

Call: (315) 464-7010

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