Seeking Leadership for 2013 GAFP Committees
GAFP President Dr. Mitch Cook appoints members to committees for a one-year term for 2013. Following is a list of the opportunities for service. We encourage your interest and participation as this is certainly an important and pivotal time for family medicine.
We are only as strong as the commitment and involvement of our members.
We appreciate your response only if you can attend a minimum of two out of the three scheduled meetings. A new feature for 2013, Committee members will have the ability to dial-in/conference call to the Committee meetings during the Conclaves if attendance in person is not viable. However, we are asking that the Committee Chairs and Vice Chairs to attend the meetings in person.
Here are the dates for the 2013 Committee Conclaves:
2013 Board Meetings:
Sunday, March 2, 2013 - Peachtree City
Saturday, June 15, 2013 - Ponte Vedra, FL - Sawgrass Marriott
Sunday, August 24, 2013 - Athens
Education Committee: This committee is responsible for all the educational activities of the Georgia Academy, including the annual and summer meeting, as well as regional programs.
Finance Committee: This committee reviews the financials including staff benefits and the budget. It also makes recommendations to the Board on financial policies.
Legislative Committee: This committee oversees all advocacy and legislative activities and recommends action to the Board to assure representation of family medicine and our patients.
Membership and Awards Committee: This committee serves a dual purpose, with the responsibility for membership recruitment and retention, as well as for all local and national award nominations. (Chair Marti Gibbs, MD and Vice Chair James Hagler, MD)
Practice Management Committee: The Practice Management Committee monitors insurance policies and issues that affect the business of family medicine.
Public Health Committee: This committee works to improve the health and welfare of our state's citizens by assisting Georgia's Department of Public Health in their mission. (Chair David Westfall, MD and Vice Chair Hogai Nassery, MD)
Bylaws Committee: The Bylaws Committee takes a fresh look at the GAFP mission and vision, as well as looking at the bylaws to ensure that the GAFP is prepared for the future of family medicine in Georgia.
Student and Resident Recruitment: This Committee promotes family medicine to our Georgia medical students, pre-medical and high school students as well as looks for areas to support family medicine physicians-in-training.
Please indicate the committee(s) you wish to participate on by checking them off and faxing this letter back to the GAFP offices at 404-321-7450. Please rank your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choice of committees you would be willing to serve on. Please fax back to 404-321-7450.
Check Choice Number (1-3)
_________________ Public Health
_________________ Practice Management
_________________ Education and Research
_________________ Membership and Awards
_________________ Student & Resident Recruitment
Print name: ______________________________________
E-mail/fax number: ________________________________
Please fax to the GAFP office at (404) 321-7450.