National Procedures Institute

Founded in 1989, NPI provides accredited CME procedure courses with hands-on learning for clinicians.

Founded in 1989, National Procedures Institute (NPI) was established by family physician and American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) member, John L. Pfenninger, MD, to teach outpatient procedural skills to medical professionals. Today, NPI is owned by the Texas Academy of Family Physicians and offers over 30 courses per year, covering a full range of office, hospitalist, ultrasound, aesthetic


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Join NPI in 2024 for some of the most comprehensive procedural training on the market. Choose from multiple course offerings with live, hands-on education to help enhance your practice and achieve optimum patient care. Stop referring revenue away, and earn your required continuing medical education credits.
Visit us in Conroe (Houston), Texas, Las Vegas, Nevada, and Austin, Texas. Register early and receive $100 off your registration. Book two courses at one location and save $200. Breakfast, lunch, and coffee/snack breaks are included on the days of your course along with a printed course syllabus.
Learn more and register now:


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NPI Charleston, SC, is being held this December 7-10 at the downtown Charleston Marriott. There are 9 CME courses to choose from ranging from X-Ray Interpretation, Allergy Testing, Aesthetics, Joint Injections, Ultrasound, and more! We hope to see you for our final conference of the year! The early bird rate ends after Nov. 7. Learn more & register:


Join us in Dallas this September! We have 6 CME courses to choose from including Dermatology, Aesthetics, EGD/Colonoscopy, Contraceptive & Women's Health, Hospitalist Procedures, and Hormone Replacement Therapy. We will be staying at the upscale and highly reviewed DoubleTree by Hilton Dallas near the Dallas Galleria! Courses are available on Sept. 7-8 or Sept. 9-10. Register now and save:


Join NPI this September in Dallas! We are offering 7 different CME courses. Book soon & save:


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Join NPI in Austin this May! Today is the last day of our early bird special to book one of seven different CME courses in Austin. Choose from Suturing, Derm Procedures, Aesthetics, POCUS, Joint Injections, Exercise Stress Testing, and HRT. Earn CME and explore the capital of Texas. Book your hands-on procedure training here:


Join NPI in Austin this May
NPI's procedure clinic in Austin offers many course options for you from Thursday, May 4 to Sunday, May 7. Register by April 4 and save $100 on your course registration.
Register for two courses and you'll save $200 by entering the promotional code twocourse at checkout. Consider taking Suturing & Wound Closure Techniques to address issues involving skin closure techniques, paired with the Joint Exam & Injections Course, which includes an evidence-based review of examination and injection techniques for musculoskeletal problems encountered in daily practice. Register soon as seats are limited!

NPI Procedure Clinic — Austin Join National Procedures Institute in May 2023 in Austin, Texas, for some of the most comprehensive CME procedural training available.


Our next destination location is NPI's hometown of Austin, Texas! Join us for 1 of 8 different CME courses ranging from Suturing, Dermatology, Ultrasound, Joint Injections, Exercise Stress Testing, Aesthetics, and HRT! Take two courses in Austin and save $200! Book soon as seats are limited. The early bird discount of $100 off expires after April 4. Our host hotel is conveniently located close to the airport and beautiful downtown Austin. Learn procedures and earn CME with NPI:

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Family Physicians see a variety of wounds in daily practice. Proper care and management should be addressed in an evidence-based manner and guidelines should be followed. This CME course is designed to help develop insight and “hands-on” skills to achieve the very best attainable wound care management and wound closure results for patients.

Wound Care Management and Advanced Suturing is being offered on Saturday, February 25 - Sunday, February 26 in San Antonio, Texas. Come and learn advanced suturing, wound care techniques, knot-tying skills and more while earning CME. Physicians and non-physicians are welcome. Learn more and register:


Join National Procedures Institute in San Antonio this February 23-26 for some of the most comprehensive procedural training available. We're offering nine exciting hands-on courses from the best instructors in the field. There are one-day and two-day course options available. Choose from Dermatology, Allergy, HRT, Contraceptive Procedures, Wound Care and more! We are hosting our conference at the Marriott San Antonio Airport conveniently located close to the airport and minutes from downtown and the River Walk. Register by Jan. 24 & SAVE $100:


Looking for CME in 2023? NPI is hosting 4 CME conferences next year. Registration is open for San Antonio in Feb., Austin in May, and Dallas, TX, in Sept. Registration is coming soon for Charleston, SC, in Dec. Book early and save! Learn more and register now:


Season's Greetings from NPI! Wishing you and yours a happy holiday season and a Happy New Year in 2023!
*The NPI office is closed until Monday, January 2, 2023.
We look forward to seeing you next year!


Happy Thanksgiving from our NPI staff to you! We hope you enjoy your holiday week. We are thankful for all of you! NPI will be closed from Wednesday through Sunday this week. We’ll return on Mon., Nov. 28.
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You have 1 day left to book a course in Dallas this December and save $100. The discounted group rate at our host hotel also ends tomorrow, Nov. 16. There are seven different CME courses currently available to choose from over the December 8-11 dates. Come join NPI for our final conference of the year at the Marriott Dallas Las Colinas. Book Now:


Need CME? Finish the year off right and earn CME at NPI's Procedure Clinic in Dallas this December 8 -11. We are offering 8 various 1 and 2-day CME courses. Earn CME credits and increase your procedural knowledge for your practice. Try Colonoscopy followed by X-Ray Interpretation. Book by Nov. 16 and save $100 off your course fee. Register for 2 courses in Dallas and save $200. We have a special discounted group rate available at our host hotel for all of our attendees. We hope to see you this December!


Tomorrow, Sept. 5, is the final day to receive $100 off a CME course in San Antonio. Choose from 8 different CME courses 1 or 2 days over Sept. 15-18 and visit historic San Antonio, Texas, with plenty to see & do while you are in town. Have a Happy Labor Day Weekend! Register here:
*See the hotel tab for our special group rate at the hotel.

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Hospitalist Procedures is back and will be held on Sept. 15-16 in San Antonio! This course will review indications, contraindications techniques, consent and universal precautions, and complications of procedures commonly performed by hospitalists including lumbar puncture, procedural sedation, central line placement, intraosseous vascular lines, paracentesis, thoracentesis, thoracostomy tube, thoracic vent placement, basic airway management, intubations and adjunct airways, arterial line placement, ventilator management, hemodynamic support in shock states, and coding of these procedures. Learners will gain experience with FAST exam and the use of ultrasound equipment in hospitalist procedures. Book now: *Register for San Antonio by Sept. 5 to save $100

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We have 1 SPOT remaining in NPI's premier Joint Exam and Injections with an Introduction to Ultrasound Guidance CME course. Join us in San Antonio on September 17-18 and learn examination and injection techniques both with blind and ultrasound guided injections. There is extensive hands-on time provided to practice. Register TODAY to receive the early bird discount:


Dermatologic Procedures focuses on hands-on training for common skin procedures including skin anesthesia, skin biopsy techniques, cryosurgery, electrosurgery, nail procedures, dermoscopy, and coding. Identification and treatment of various clinical dermatologic conditions including lipomas, cysts, warts, skin tags, chalazions, abscesses, actinics, seborrheics, basal cell and squamous cell cancers, and malignant melanomas will be covered.
Join NPI September 15 & 16 in San Antonio for this comprehensive two-day CME course:
*Register by Sept. 5 to receive $100 off*


Join NPI in San Antonio for CME courses on Sept. 15-18, with 8 different courses to choose from. We are offering Allergy Testing, Contraceptive, Wound Care, Hospitalist Procedures, POCUS, Joint Injections, Derm Procedures, and HRT. The early bird discount has been extended through August 24. Register now:

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We are looking forward to a great CME conference in San Antonio on September 15-18 with 8 different courses to choose from. Book a room at our discounted rate at the well-appointed Westin San Antonio North just minutes from the airport and north of downtown San Antonio. Register for a course by August 16 and save $100:


NPI is offering our popular Allergy Testing and Immunotherapy CME course in Houston this July! Join us for the one-day course on Sunday, July 17, and earn up to 8 credits.
Register here:
This course is a model for primary care physicians wanting to learn to administer and interpret allergy tests using multiple allergy applicators, and, when indicated, initiate and carry out an immunotherapy program to completion.


Learn procedures with NPI this July in Houston. The EARLY BIRD Discount is ending today! Book a CME course and save $100. We have 8 CME courses to choose from. Join us at the Hyatt Regency Houston West between July 14-17. Register here:

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Join NPI this July! We are staying at the upscale Hyatt Regency Houston West in the Energy Corridor near the CityCentre fine dining and shopping area. Choose from 8 different CME courses to be held July 14-17. Book NOW and SAVE:


We look forward to seeing you in beautiful Phoenix this week!
NPI Phoenix will be hosted on February 17-20 at the downtown Hyatt Regency.

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Our special group rate at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix is ending today. Join NPI for a CME course, explore downtown Phoenix all in walking distance, and enjoy the 360°-views from the only revolving restaurant in Arizona on the top floor of the hotel. Make your reservation today:

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