Maintenance of Certification


Palliative Care KSA - Series Starts February 2

Virtual KSA on Palliative Care
3-Part Series
February 2
, February 9, February 16, 2021
7:00-9:00pm each day

*you must participate in all 3 sessions to receive credit. Partial credit is not available.

$125 WAFP members
$250 non-members

The Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians, in partnership with the Illinois chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians is excited to announce a virtual, American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM)-endorsed KSA group study on Palliative Care.

Palliative Care is a new KSA topic, and this is the first time our chapter will be offering it. The KSA will be presented as a series spread out over three weeks. Participants must participate in all three sessions to receive credit for a completed KSA. Partial credit is not available. Series dates are February 2, February 9, and February 16, from 7:00-9:00pm each day. This program is limited to the first 20 members who register.

This innovative program will use a robust web-based system that will allow family physician learners from across the country the opportunity to complete the KSA while engaging their peers and an expert content leader from a location of their choosing.

This virtual learning session offers an innovative method for delivering a KSA nationwide to a large group of physician learners at the same time. A completed KSA will provide 10 certification points and 8 live CME credits toward ABFM certification requirements. Application for live continuing medical education (CME) credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

How Does it Work:

Each day of the KSA, participants will use an online polling system to work through KSA questions with our palliative care expert. Our main goal is to pass the exam, with an expert speaker offering assistance when questions arise. First, questions will be displayed giving participants approximately 30 seconds to respond (time varies based on speed of participant response). Next, results will be displayed and discussed. Finally, answers will be submitted as a group and individuals will be credited for completion of the knowledge self-assessment, once evaluations have been submitted. 

To Participate You Will Need:

To participate, you will need a computer (desktop or laptop) with a reliable high-speed internet connection, and a completed registration. You will also need a telephone and/or speaker capabilities, but a microphone is NOT needed, as all lines will be muted.

Registration Information:

Registration is limited to the first 20 participants and will be taken on a first-paid, first-served basis. The cost to attend is $125 for members and $250 for non-members. 

The deadline to register is 8:00am Friday, January 29. ABFM fees still apply.

ABFM Information:

If this is your first step in the Family Medicine Certification process, please be sure to contact the ABFM (877-223-7437) and obtain your ABFM ID.  If you do not recall your password, please use the “Help! I forgot my password and/or username” link on the ABFM website to reset your password. If you have any questions about how many Family Medicine Certification activities are required for you at this time and/or when you need to complete them, the ABFM can assist you.  

The ABFM charges a Certification Process Fee; the amount varies depending on your re-election cycle. This fee is in addition to the cost to participate in our program. You do not need to pay the Certification Process Fee in advance to earn credit for participation in the program. 

Registration deadline: 8:00am Friday, January 29


The WAFP must receive notice of cancellation in writing no later than 3 weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests for full cancellations will be refunded less a $50 administrative fee. View full Cancellation Policy.


In January 2019, the ABFM launched a pilot program to assess the value and feasibility of a longitudinal assessment option to the 10-year secure examination. Limited to ABFM Diplomates who are currently certified and are in the 10th year of certification due to end Tuesday, December 31, this approach is more aligned with adult learning principles, and when coupled with modern technology, promotes more enduring learning, retention, and transfer of knowledge than episodic examinations.

Pilot participants will answer up to 25 questions online quarterly in lieu of the one-day exam. You may answer questions at anytime and may use clinical references during the assessment. To satisfy your exam requirements, you will need to answer 300 questions over a four-year period and achieve a passing score.

ABFM Diplomates started opting into the ABFM’s FMCLA pilot on December 7, 2018. The last day Diplomates could apply for the pilot was March 1.

For more information and to check your eligibility, visit the ABFM website.



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