Archive for September, 2017

2017 Annual Research Poster Competition

The Georgia Academy of Family Physicians is seeking submissions for the Annual Research Poster Competition to be held Friday, October 27, 2017, during the GAFP’s Annual Scientific Assembly.

Submissions from Pathway to Medical School Pre-med students and GAFP members who are medical students, residents and practicing physicians/fellows are welcome.

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 original work not yet published or presented at regional or national meetings.  However, concurrent (2017) submissions to other conferences such as NAPCRG and STFM are encouraged.  Medical student projects previously presented at medical schools or on student “Research Days” are accepted.

How to Submit Your Poster Information:

Please visit the GAFP website and access the Poster Competition information by clicking on the Education tab, then selecting the 2017 Research Poster Competition link.  Complete the entry form and submit it back to Angela Flanigan at by Friday, September 29th with a copy of your project abstract and an electronic copy of your poster.

Poster Acceptance Notification:

Competition finalists will be notified via email no later than Friday, October 13th.

During the Competition:

Posters will be judged at the time of presentation at the Annual Meeting on Friday, October 27 from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm.  The 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.

Winners will be announced immediately after the competition in the Social and Information Hub.

After the Competition:

Awards up to $500 will be awarded to the winning outstanding pre-med student(s), medical student(s), and resident(s). The winning practicing physician/fellow will receive a recognition award. Monetary and recognition awards will be sent to the winners within two weeks after the meeting. Please note, if there are multiple presenters for a winning poster, they will share the award equally.

Click Here for more information

For more information, please contact Angela Flanigan (800) 392-3841 or

Georgia Healthy Family Alliance (GHFA) Seeking Colleague to serve on Alliance Board of Truste

A Message from GHFA President Dr. Evelyn Lewis & Clark:

Looking for a way to be more involved with your Academy?  Want to give back but aren’t sure where to start? The Georgia Healthy Family Alliance (GHFA) is seeking an interested GAFP member to serve on the Alliance Board of Trustees beginning in 2018.

Formerly the Foundation of the GAFP, the Alliance was founded in 1987 and is the philanthropic arm of the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians. The mission of the Alliance is to enhance the well-being of Georgia citizens through education and outreach programs that promote healthy practices consistent with the principles of family medicine.

Now, more than ever the Alliance needs family physicians who are excited about our future focusing on our Capital Campaign that will raise up to $3 million dollars.  This funding will allow the Alliance to have a full-time team dedicated to improving the health and welfare of our local communities in Georgia.

New Board members will serve four-year terms and will help guide and oversee GHFA projects including:

  1. The Community Health Grant Program— This award- winning (2015 AAFP Foundation “Program of the Year”) program awards grants to GAFP member affiliated projects addressing health care needs throughout Georgia. Since beginning this program three years ago, the Alliance has awarded over $160,000 to community projects in all corners of the state.
  2. Tar Wars, a tobacco education program, presented to more than 2,000 fourth and fifth graders in Georgia during last school year alone. Board members are expected to attend each of the GHFA meetings in 2018. Meetings are typically held in March, June, August, and November.

Click Here to Apply

Thank you in advance for considering this leadership role. Interested members should fill out the form below by September 5th and e-mail it to  To learn more visit us on the web at



GAFP Members – Join the Discussion

The first meeting of the Congress of Delegates will be via conference call/webinar on Thursday, October 5, at 6 pm. All members are invited and encouraged to attend. The call-in number is 1-800-791-2345, participate code 14297.  There will also be the ability to view a webinar via this link:

 2017 Congress of Delegates – 1st Session

Join us for a webinar on Oct 05, 2017 at 6:00 PM EDT.

Register now!

2017 Congress of Delegates – 1st Session

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

View System Requirements

Members are invited to speak to resolutions of interest or concern to you.  To see the resolutions up for discussion, please click here: View 2017 Final Resolutions.

The second session of the Congress of Delegates will be from 8 am until 12:30 pm on Saturday, October 28, at the GAFP Annual Meeting at the Westin Buckhead in Atlanta.   The second session is where final discussion and voting occurs.  COD delegates can speak and vote for your district during the second session.  Below is the current list of delegates.  Resident and student delegates will be selected soon.


Georgia Academy to Host John Bender, MD, FAAFP





AAFP Board Member Visits Georgia

The Georgia Academy of Family Physicians is honored to host AAFP Board Member, John Bender, MD, FAAFP October 25-28 in conjunction with the Georgia Academy’s annual meeting.

During Dr. Bender’s visit, he will participate as a keynote speaker at our GAFP All Member Party as well as our Board of Directors and Congress of Delegates meetings.  He will also spend time in small group meetings with individual Georgia Academy members.  If you are interested in meeting one-on-one with Dr. Bender – please contact Fay Fulton ( / 404-321-7445) to schedule your appointment.

About Dr. Bender:  John L. Bender, MD, MBA, FAAFP, is a family physician in Fort Collins, Colorado, where he is senior partner and chief executive officer at Miramont Family Medicine. Bender is also chairman of the board for Physicians Accountable Care Solutions, LLC, a nationwide accountable care organization, which produced more than $10 million in Medicare savings in 2015. He is also an associate professor of family medicine with a preceptor appointment to the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and a preceptor to Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine.