Archive for August, 2018

Georgia Dreams Big at the 2018 National Conference

Another successful National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students took place in Kansas City, August 2-4. A total of 64 medical students and residents from around the state of Georgia were in attendance along with the following 11 Georgia state residency programs: Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center FMRP, Columbus FMRP, Emory FMRP, Augusta University Medical College of GA FMRP, Medical Center of Central Georgia, Floyd FMRP, Savannah FMRP Memorial Medical Center, Phoebe FMRP, Gwinnett Medical Center FMRP, Houston FMRP, and WellStar Kennestone FMRP.

In addition, we had representation in both the resident and student categories for the National Conference Congress.  Dr. Jessica Brumfield from the Georgia South Family Medicine Residency at Colquitt Regional Medical Center in Moultrie served as our resident delegate and Dr. Joshua Koerner from Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville served as our alternate. Macy McNair from the Morehouse School of Medicine Program in Atlanta served as our student delegate and Nick Schoenmann from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta served as our alternate student delegate.

Macy McNair, a medical student at Morehouse School of Medicine stated, “one of my favorite features of the conference was the expo hall”. “I wish it was possible for all students to attend the conference to give everyone a baseline of the numerous opportunities family medicine offers”.

2018 Highlights

GAFP member and Resident Alternate Delegate to the AAFP Congress of Delegates Natalie Britt, M.D. was one of eight Adolescent Immunization Award Research Poster Winners to share best practices and techniques to boost adolescent immunizations at the national conference. Congratulations Dr. Brit!

Poster award winner Jordan Roberts, M.D., left, of the St. Mark’s Family Medicine Residency in Salt Lake City, explains his project to Eddie Richardson, M.D., Board Chair of the Georgia AFP

Another event that occurred at the AAFP National Conference was the Faces of Family Medicine: An Interactive Storytelling Event. GAFP Board Chair – Eddie Richardson, Jr., MD, FAAFP were amongst top panelists representing the diversity of choice within family medicine sharing his experiences, advice, and passion for primary care. Click here to view the video.


Storytellers: Anita Ravi, MD, MPH, MSHP, FAAFP; LTC Julie Hundertmark, MD, FAAFP; Eddie Richardson, Jr., MD, FAAFP; Renee Crichlow, MD; Kari Mader, MD, MPH

Georgia AFP Exhibits

Current residents from our programs were there to offer information and share their passion for family medicine with medical students, who were excited and energetic about family medicine and the future. The steady stream of medical students visiting the Georgia programs was non-stop for three days, and our programs engaged with hundreds of prospective applicants where they united to create a strong presence to the students.

Members in the News

Eddie Richardson Jr., M.D., shares his story with attendees at the 2018 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students: “You can you do well in family medicine. Absolutely you can.” Click here to view the article.


Dr. Daniel Gordan featured in the Georgia Health News on “Are rural doctors’ hardships exaggerated?” Click here to read the full story.

2018 Annual Research Poster Competition

The Georgia Academy of Family Physicians is seeking submissions for the Annual Research Poster Competition to be held Friday, November 9, 2018, 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 of original work not yet published or presented at regional or national meetings.  However, concurrent (2018) 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 at and access the Poster Competition information by clicking on the Education tab, then selecting the 2018 Research Poster Competition link.  Complete the entry form and submit it back to Megan Neuffer at by Monday, October 1st 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 15th.

During the Competition:

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

For more information, please contact Megan Neuffer (800) 392-3841 or

Early-Bird Registration rate ends on September 12th!

Don’t lose out on discounted registration. Early-bird rate ends soon!



This year’s meeting will cover current topics and workshops that highlight conditions and diseases that affect our communities.  We will have workshops focused on Palliative Care and Pain Management and Alzheimer’s.

We will also provide four Knowledge Self-Assessment Modules (KSAs), on mental health, maternity care, well child care and hospital medicine. In addition to lecture tracks and workshops, there is education on diabetes, hypertension, human trafficking, and opioid abuse.  There is something for everyone who attends the meeting.

Conference activities also include the Welcome Reception, and All Member Party & Casino Royale, which is open to everyone whether you are attending the Scientific Assembly or not. Early bird tickets for the Friday November 9th All Member Party are $75. Don’t miss out!


September 12: Board Comp Expires

September 12: (Early-Bird registration rate ends) | AAFP/GAFP Registration starts ($545)
September 25: Late Registration starts ($595)

Oct 1: Poster Abstracts due

Oct 12: All Member Party ticket rates increase to ($95)

Oct 18: Online registration closes

Annual Research Poster Presentation:  Submit application form, abstract, and electronic copy of your poster to Megan Neuffer, at by October 1, 2018.


The Georgia Academy of Family Physicians is seeking resolutions for the 2018 Congress of Delegates (COD) meeting. Last year, the COD tackled issues such as the expansion of telemedicine and electronic resources as well as formalizing GAFP’s policy to recognize physicians as physicians across all healthcare entities.

What is the Congress of Delegates, you ask?  The GAFP Congress of Delegates is a governing body of the Academy that can set policy. It meets annually at the GAFP Annual Meeting to vote on and ratify decisions that are made by the Board all year, as well as to hear and vote on resolutions from all members.

We are soliciting your ideas and leadership in proposing resolutions for this year’s Congress of Delegates, the first session will be a live webinar/conference call on Tuesday, October 23, at 6 pm and the final session will meet on Saturday, November 10 in conjunction with the Annual Meeting held at the Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort in Stone Mountain.

Do you need help writing your resolution? Staff and speaker Jeff Stone, MD and Vice- Speaker Chris Wizner, MD are available to assist you, contact Angela Flanigan at or 800.392.3841. You can submit your resolution online at The deadline to submit resolutions is Friday, September 14th.

Join us as a delegate!  If you are interested in serving your district by being elected as a COD delegate for your district, please reach out to Angela Flanigan and she will confirm your district number, then send you a survey to complete to nominate yourself and others from your district.