Archive for April, 2019

Early Bird rates expire this week! Register now for the GAFP/GPCA Summer CME meeting!!

 

 

 

 

 

Time is running out for you to register to attend the GAFP/GPCA Summer CME meeting. Register by Friday April 19th to get the early bird price. Miss this chance and you’ll pay more next week for the exact same registration. What are you waiting for? Register now!

The three-day meeting will provide an overview of clinical topics including: Case Studies on Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Hypertension, Cancer Screening updates and much more!  We also balance the CME sessions with family fun and beach activities. The complete schedule, with CME lectures and social events, is available online here 2019 Preliminary Summer Meeting Agenda (updated weekly)

In addition to CME, GAFP will offer four Knowledge Self-Assessment Modules (KSA):

Thursday, June 6 – 3:00 pm               KSA – Asthma

Friday, June 7 – 1:45 pm                    KSA – Diabetes

Saturday, June 8 – 1:15 pm               KSA – Cerebrovascular Disease

We are offering a reduced rate for GAFP members for the KSA modules at the meeting (ABFM fees not included). KSAs fulfill your ABFM Part II Requirement towards your recertification. To register for the Summer CME meeting, social activities, or a KSA, go to https://www.gafp.org/2019-summer-cme-meeting/ to register.

Note: Onsite registration will not be available for KSA working groups.

To register for the Summer CME meeting go to www.gafp.org and click the registration banner on the home page or call the GAFP offices at 800-392-3841 to register by phone.

This event sells out every year so make your hotel reservations now!  Room rates at the Omni Amelia Island Resort start at $259 a night. To make your reservations, call 1-888-261-6161 and request the Georgia Academy of Family Physician’s room block. The room block closes May 4th, or when our block is sold out.

If you have any questions about the meeting schedule, registration or other concerns, feel free to contact twallace@gafp.org or at 800-392-3841.

 

Georgia Academy of Family Physicians | www.gafp.org| 800.392.3841

DEADLINE EXTENDED!!! Nominate a Colleague for a GAFP Award

DEADLINE EXTENDED!!!

The deadline for the student/resident awards has been extended to Friday, April 26th!  We’d like you to think about honoring a fellow Georgia family physician, or a deserving student or resident in your program. Please help me and the rest of your Georgia family physicians in recognizing exemplary service to the profession of family medicine and contributions to our State, by nominating someone for one of the following awards:

GAFP Awards Deadline EXTENDED
Family Medicine Resident of the Year April 13, 2018   April 26, 2019
Keith Ellis Resident Scholarship April 13, 2018   April 26, 2019
T.A. Sappington Award April 13, 2018   April 26, 2019
Family Medicine Community and Volunteer Services Award May 3, 2019
Georgia Family Physician of The Year May 3, 2019
Family Medicine Educator of The Year May 3, 2019

The Membership Committee will nominate a slate to be approved by the Board of Directors, and presentation of the awards will be held during the 2019 GAFP Annual Meeting in November.

Many noteworthy colleagues may not have been considered for an award because they were not nominated.  To download an electronic copy of the awards nomination package go to https://www.gafp.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-Active-Award-Nomination-Forms-and-Criteria.pdf.  New this year is that the documents are now in a pdf format that you can fill out and email back to GAFP, which makes it easier for the Membership Committee to read your nomination.

The awards nomination package includes the awards and criteria, nomination forms and a list of past winners of each award.

If you have questions, please contact Angela Flanigan at 1-800-392-3841 or aflanigan@gafp.org.

Sincerely,

Donald L. Fordham, MD, FAAFP

President, Georgia Academy of Family Physicians

GAFP Nominating committee seeks candidates for 2020 Board of Directors

To:       All Active and Life GAFP Members in All Districts

From:   Donald L. Fordham, MD, FAAFP – Chair, Nominating Committee

Subject: GAFP Nominating committee seeks candidates for 2020 Board of Directors

The Nominating Committee is working to complie a slate of candidates for the 2020 GAFP Board of Directors.  GAFP leadership has a history of excelling at both the state and national levels and far outpaces other physician groups in innovative and new initiatives.

The Congress of Delegates will vote on the slate for the 2020 Board in late summer.  (Residents and Medical Students will hold their own elections in the fall.)

If you are interested in becoming more active in the Georgia Academy, please consider applying.  Your time commitment is 4 meetings a year (typically March, June, August and November) and being available to GAFP leaders, staff, and your district colleagues should issues emerge that require your leadership input and participation.

All Board members receive one free registration per year for either our Summer CME or Annual Meeting as a token of our appreciation for your hard work.

Board members are asked to be the eyes and ears of your community and bring to leadership issues important to family physicians from your hometown.  Please click this link, https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TGN2JJ3  and respond by April 26th if you are interested in applying for the 2020 Board.

Potential vacancies are listed below:

Officers

*President-Elect (automatically becomes President in November 2020 and Board Chair in November 2021)

*Secretary (3-year term)

*Vice President (1-year term)

*COD Speaker (1-year term)

COD Vice Speaker (1-year term)

*Member of the Executive Committee and must be available for monthly conference calls and four face-to-face meetings in addition to attending the GAFP Board of Directors meeting.

AAFP Delegates- (must be eligible to attend AAFP Congress of Delegates)

AAFP Delegate (2-year term)

AAFP Alternate Delegate (2-year term)

 

District Director and Alternate Director Available Positions

Director – District 5 (3-year term) – (Counties: Carroll; Cobb; Douglas; Haralson and Paulding)

Director – District 8 (3-year term) – (Counties: Appling; Atkinson; Bacon; Benn Hill; Berrien; Bleckley; Brantley; Camden; Candler; Charlton; Clinch; Coffee; Cook; Dodge; Echols; Emanuel; Glynn; Irwin; Jeff Davis; Lanier; Laurens; Montgomery; Pierce; Tattnall; Telfair, Toombs, Ware, Wayne and Wheeler)

Alternate Director – District 1 (3-year term) – (Counties: Baldwin; Bryan; Bulloch; Burke; Chatham; Effingham; Evans; Glascock; Greene; Hancock; Jefferson; Jenkins; Johnson; Liberty; Long; McDuffie; McIntosh; Screven; Taliaferro; Warren; Washington and Wilkinson)

Alternate Director – District 2 (3-year term) – (Counties: Baker; Brooks; Calhoun; Clay; Colquitt; Crisp; Decatur; Dooly; Dougherty; Early; Grady; Lee; Lowndes; Miller; Mitchell; Quitman; Randolph; Seminole; Sumter; Terrell; Thomas; Tift; Treutlen; Turner and Worth)

Alternate Director – District 4 (3-year term) – (Counties: DeKalb; Gwinnett; Newton; Rockdale and Walton)

Alternate Director – District 5 (3-year term) – (Counties: Carroll; Cobb; Douglas; Haralson and Paulding)

Alternate Director – District 8 (3-year term) – (Counties: Appling; Atkinson; Bacon; Benn Hill; Berrien; Bleckley; Brantley; Camden; Candler; Charlton; Clinch; Coffee; Cook; Dodge; Echols; Emanuel; Glynn; Irwin; Jeff Davis; Lanier; Laurens; Montgomery; Pierce; Tattnall; Telfair, Toombs, Ware, Wayne and Wheeler)

Alternate Director – District 9 (3-year term) – (Counties: Banks; Cherokee; Dawson; Fannin; Forsyth; Franklin; Gilmer; Habersham; Hall; Hart; Lumpkin; Pickens; Rabun; Stephens; Towns; Union and White)

Alternate Director – District 11 (3-year term) – (Counties: Clayton; Fulton and Henry)

Family Medicine Leads Scholarships for National Conference

Send your FMIG leaders to the AAFP National Conference July 25 – July 27, 2019, Kansas City, MO to sharpen their FMIG leadership skills. The AAFP will offer multiple programs for new and seasoned FMIG leaders in addition to the rest of the amazing programming and networking at the conference. Students can apply for a scholarship to attend by May 1!

If you have questions about any National Conference scholarship, email Rachel Larsen at rlarsen@aafp.org  or call (800) 274-2237, ext. 6369.

GHFA Seeking Applicants for Second Cycle 2019 Community Health Grant Awards Program

Deadline to Apply for Second Cycle 2019 Funding is May 14th

The Georgia Healthy Family Alliance (GHFA) is currently seeking applications for the second cycle of the 2019 Community Health Grant Awards program. Grant awards of up to $5,000 are made to GAFP member affiliated community organizations that support GHFA program priorities including underserved populations and community programs that promote healthy practices consistent with the principles of Family Medicine. Current GAFP members including medical students, residents and active/ life members are eligible to apply. The application deadline for second cycle 2019 awards is May 14th. Second cycle grant awards will be announced in June 2019.

Over the last six years, the Community Health Grant Program has given more than $280,000 in grants back to GAFP members, residency programs, FMIG groups and their communities including the Floyd Family Medicine Residency sponsored “Eat, Play, Learn Project” pictured below.

The third and final application deadline for 2019 grants is July 9th. Visit www.georgiahealthyfamilyalliance.org/grants/  to download the 2019 application or view a list of previously funded grant projects.

Even if you do not have a community project that could benefit from a grant, please consider making a contribution so that the Alliance can continue to support these vital projects. All donations are tax deductible. Alliance contributions can be made easily online at www.georgiahealthyfamilyalliance.org/donate/ or  by contacting Shan Hayes at shayes@gafp.org or calling (800) 392-3841.