Monday, June 19, 2017 to Friday, June 23, 2017

53rd Annual Northern Michigan Family Medicine Update

7:00 AM to 12:30 PM

For additional information, please contact [email protected]

An annual CME course held in beautiful northern Michigan. 

Landscape photo of Shanty Creek Resort showing green trees.
Gorgeous views and golf. 

This course is a clinically-oriented program specifically designed for health care professionals with diversified primary care practices, including but not limited to, Family Physicians, internists, physician assistants and nurse practitioners.

Course Objectives

At the end of the 53rd Annual Northern Michigan Family Medicine Update participants will be able to:

  •  Update primary care providers on a variety of current issues in the diagnosis and treatment of clinical problems commonly encountered in the daily practice of adult and pediatric medicine.  
  • Understand patient-centered outcomes research as it relates to addressing personal and primary healthcare needs.
  • Identify evidence-based healthcare practices in physical health including but not limited to endocrinology, gastroenterology, nephrology, neurology, psychology, and pain management and wellness.
  • Determine strategies to implement best practices in family medicine within various healthcare settings, including primary and specialty care. 


Two attendees roasting marshmellows over a campfire.
Family fun in northern Michigan. 


Take full advantage of the resort's golf and spa packages. And, free afternoons allow you and your family to take day trips to some of the most scenic areas Northern Michigan has to offer. 

A note from the course director: 

Dear Primary Care Colleagues & Friends,  

Joel John Heidelbaugh MD
Joel J. Heidelbaugh, M.D.

As part of our 2017 CME program, the University of Michigan Department of Family Medicine—in partnership with the Adolescent Health Initiative—is pleased to bring you the 53rd Annual Northern Michigan Family Medicine Update, June 19-23, 2017.  

Held at the beautiful Shanty Creek Resorts in Bellaire, Michigan, our CME course offers the best of both worlds—top-rated academic professors teaching the most up-to-date information on important medical topics, and access to beautiful areas in northern Michigan.  

Our program will cover the latest diagnostic and treatment strategies in outpatient- and hospital-based medicine, women's health, gastroenterology, endocrinology, nephrology, otolaryngology, neurology, psychology, pain management and wellness. 

Take full advantage of this opportunity to join us for top-notch CME in beautiful northern Michigan. The early–bird discount expires May 19. If you have questions about our course, please contact us. Your valuable suggestions help to keep our conference innovative and inspiring - comments are always welcome!  

I hope to see you in June,

 Joel J. Heidelbaugh, M.D., FAAFP, FACG
Clinical Professor Departments of Family Medicine and Urology 
University of Michigan Medical School  

Conference Speakers

Melissa A. Pynnonen, M.D.

Division Chief, Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery
Clinical Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Kim Turgeon, M.D.