Archive for September, 2016

2016 Annual Research Poster Competition

The Georgia Academy of Family Physicians is seeking submissions for the Annual Research Poster Presentation to be held Friday, November 11, 2016, during the GAFP’s Annual Scientific Assembly.

Posters presented may be research results, case reports, summer projects, or educational projects.  Posters may address any topic relevant to family medicine.  Submissions must be of original work not yet published or presented at regional or national meetings.  Medical student projects previously presented at medical schools or student “Research Days” are accepted. Concurrent (2016) submissions to other conferences such as NAPCRG and STFM are considered legitimate and are, in fact, encouraged.

Please visit the GAFP website and access the Poster Competition information by clicking on the CME & Events tab, then selecting the Research Poster Competition link.  Complete the entry form and submit it back to Angela Flanigan at aflanigan@gafp.org by Friday, October 7th with the requested information.

Each submission will be reviewed by a panel of judges and accepted posters will be notified via email by Friday, October 21st. Posters will be judged for awards at the time of presentation at the meeting.  Review will focus on the Significance of findings for practicing family physicians; Quality of presentation of findings; and, Quality of methods used to generate findings.

Awards up to $500 will be awarded to an outstanding pre-med student(s), medical student(s), and resident(s). Practicing physicians/fellow receive a recognition award.

For more information, please contact Angela Flanigan (800) 392-3841 or aflanigan@gafp.org.

 

New AAFP Webinar to Focus on Zika Virus on September 16th

The Zika virus continues to be a concern for patients and physicians in the United States.

Register now for the AAFP’s members-only live webinar: Zika Virus–An Update for Family Physicians, September 16 from 12 to 1 p.m. CT.

Please note there is no CME available with this webinar.

Webinar participants will be able to:

  • Review the most current information on the status of Zika virus infections in the United States.
  • Understand the latest guidelines about the management of pregnant women at risk for Zika virus infection.
  • Review the most up-to-date guidelines on sexual transmission of the Zika virus.
  • Describe the role of family physicians in the prevention and management of Zika virus infection.

Register for the webinar today.

Contact Pamela Carter-Smith via email or at ext. 3162 with questions.

Free CME Webinar on September 14th, 2016: HIPAA 2016 and Beyond

Join MedMal Direct for a free Webinar on Wednesday, September 14th from 6:00 – 7:00 pm EST.

 

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  •  Examine the current HIPAA compliance environment and predictions for the future
  •  Develop a compliant Security Risk Assessment and explore how to implement it
  •  Learn how Cyber Liability insurance works and what it includes
  •  Identify helpful HIPAA resources

Register today for the webinar. 

GAFP Leaders Shine Bright in Rainy New Orleans

The Georgia Academy was well represented at the AAFP’s Southeastern Forum in New Orleans recently.  Hosted by the Louisiana Chapter, twelve southern states rotate the meeting and spend a weekend hearing the latest AAFP news and sharing best practices from many of our chapter’s successes.  The program included a moving discussion on healthcare recovery after Hurricane Katrina and improving care delivery across the southeast from our COSEHC / Quality Impact Practice Transformation Network partners.

Next year, the Georgia Academy will host this meeting in Savannah!  Thanks to the following leaders who traveled to New Orleans to attend this key meeting:  President Elect Eddie Richardson, MD, President Mitzi Rubin, AAFP COD Delegate Leonard Reeves, MD and AAFP COD Delegate Beulette Hooks, MD.

 

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