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Attention: Student & Residents| Scholarships for AAFP National Conference

Family Medicine Leads Scholarships for National Conference

The 2020 AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students will take place July 30–August 1 in Kansas City, MO. Past attendees consistently rate this event as an invaluable opportunity because of the practical sessions, networking, and chance to learn more about family medicine.

The AAFP Foundation offers two awards to help students and residents attend National Conference and improve their leadership skills.

  1. FML Emerging Leader Institute(www.aafpfoundation.org) is a year-long leadership development program that starts immediately after National Conference. This highly competitive program accepts 30 scholars who each receive a $1,000 award to help with travel and lodging expenses. The application deadline is March 1.
  2. FML Scholarships provide 220 awards valued at $600 each. This financial assistance helps offset expenses of attending National Conference such as registration, travel, lodging, and meals. The application deadline is April 29.

Attendees are encouraged to apply for both opportunities; however, an FML Scholarship application will be considered only if an applicant is not selected for the FML Emerging Leader Institute.

If you have specific questions about National Conference or FML Scholarships, contact Rachel Larsen by email or at (800) 274-2237 ext. 6369.

If you have questions about the FML Emerging Leader Institute, contact Annette Routon by email or at (800) 274-2237 ext. 6223.”

AAFP Leadership Conference – April 23-25, 2020 (preconference April 22) – Kansas City, Missouri Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center

To:          GAFP Colleagues (Active and Life Members)

From:     Jeff Stone, MD, MBA, MHA, FAAFP – President

If you want to get more involved in your state and national academies, being a delegate to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Annual Chapter Leadership Forum (ACLF) and the National Conference of Constituency Leaders (NCCL) is the perfect opportunity.

Join your Georgia colleagues and network with over 300 family physician leaders from around the country at this vibrant meeting.  Whether you’re seeking professional development, leadership development, or a voice in policy development, the AAFP Leadership Conference is the place to network, learn, and train with hundreds of current and aspiring leaders in family medicine.

  • Redefineyour best self and empower other family physicians to do the same.
  • Reimagine your family medicine future and unlock your leadership potential.
  • Rethink your ways and what it takes to be a successful family physician leader.

In three days—and with two dynamic tracks available—don’t miss your chance to join aspiring leaders as you work together to advance the specialty of family medicine together.

https://www.aafp.org/events/aclf-nccl.html

Annual Chapter Leader Forum (ACLF)

The Annual Chapter Leader Forum (ACLF) is the AAFP’s leadership development program for chapter-elected leaders, aspiring leaders, and chapter staff. -Discover solutions to chapter challenges.

  • Learn from your colleagues.
  • Strengthen relationships with peers and AAFP leaders.
  • Refine leadership skills.
  • Develop new leaders.

National Conference of Constituency Leaders (NCCL)

The National Conference of Constituency Leaders (NCCL) is the AAFP’s premier policy and leadership development event for underrepresented constituencies.

  • Create powerful platforms for change and influence AAFP policies.
  • Inspire yourself, your colleagues, and other AAFP members. -Lead the way for progress and improvement.
  • Voice your unique perspective and opinion with others who share common interests.
  • Build leadership skills to use in your practice and community.

At NCCL, you will elect national officers, gain and enhance skills to become an articulate policy advocate and an effective leader, and meet others who share similar interests. Chapter delegates participate in all NCCL-specific business functions and have the opportunity to attend a variety of educational breakout sessions each day as well.

If you are chosen to be a GAFP representative to ACLF or NCCL, the Georgia Academy will reimburse your travel expenses up to $700 – $900*. (with the submission of an expense report and receipts).

*This travel stipend typically does not cover the cost of the entire meeting which is between $1,000 – $1,300. If you are interested serving as a delegate to ACLF or NCCL please email ffulton@gafp.org and make a brief statement of your interest no later than Tuesday, February 4. All nominees will be notified in mid-February in time to register for the “early bird” AAFP registration discount.

If you would like more information or have any questions, please contact Fay Fulton (ffulton@gafp.org) or call 800.392.3841.

Member Feedback Needed: AAFP Chapter Health Equity Survey

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians need your help to improve health equity in your state.

By completing this short survey, (less than 5 minutes) you will help us better understand how to address health inequity in your communities. Our goal is to identify passionate family physicians and other “health equity champions” with whom we can develop an effective health equity plan. This short survey will ask you about you and your work, as well as your interests and expertise related to health equity.

We appreciate your time and look forward to reviewing your response.

For more information contact Kevin Kovach at KKovach@aafp.org or Lauren Vorbeck at  vorbeck@aafp.org.

PerformanceNavigator® Your Guide to Family Medicine Certification

Satisfy your Family Medicine Certification’s Performance Improvement and Self-Assessment activities—all in one program. Earn up to 107.75 AAFP Prescribed credits. Improve care among your patient panel with cardiometabolic conditions: diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidemia.

Register now for the AAFP’s PerformanceNavigator Workshop, March 19-21, Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead, Atlanta, GA.

PerformanceNavigator blends live, expert-led instruction with group-learning activities and easy-to-use online tools relating to diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidemia. Meet all of your ABFM Performance Improvement Activities, Self-Assessment activities, and CME requirements for a three-year stage.

At this workshop, you will:

  • Improve your practice to better cardiometabolic outcomes among your at-risk patient panel.
  • Benefit from talking through solutions and challenges with fellow family physicians.
  • Participate in peer-to-peer learning, practice reflection, and address practice barriers.
  • Create an action plan to guide practice performance interventions.

Who can participate in the PerformanceNavigator Workshop?
The PerformanceNavigator Workshop: Cardiometabolic Conditions is designed for physicians who have a continuous patient panel. Physicians who work in environments where they do not see at least 20 patients regularly will not fully benefit from the course as they are unable to receive the 60 credits for the Family Medicine Certification Performance Improvement modules.

AAFP members: $1,795/Nonmembers: $1,995

Save $200 when you register by February 19.

Earn up to 107.75 AAFP Prescribed credits. Register now or call (800) 274-2237.

PrEP Prevention Practices Questionnaire

Dear Georgia Academy Member,

My name is Jacqueline Bible and I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Family Science and Human Development department at Montclair State University, focusing on health, prevention, and sexuality. I am pleased to invite you and other physicians you may know to participate in a short online survey on your thoughts about PrEP and HIV prevention. Most questions focus on those you treat who men are who have sex with other men, regardless of how they identify their sexual orientation. To participate in this study, you must be a licensed MD, DO, NP, or PA. The survey should take no more than 20-30 minutes to complete and can be completed at your convenience anytime over the next two weeks. Participation is anonymous and confidential. As a thank you, we will make monetary donations on behalf of the project to health organizations survey respondents select from the following list: Alzheimer’s Association, American Cancer Society, amfAR: The Foundation for AIDS Research, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

To participate, you must:

– Be a licensed MD, DO, NP, or PA

– Be able to prescribe medication

If you have any questions, please contact Jacqueline Bible at (248) 701 5756, biblej1@montclair.edu or Dr. Brad van Eeden-Moorefield at vaneedenmobr@montclair.edu.  Thank you for considering participating in this study. This study has been approved by the University Institutional Review Board (IRB #FY16-17-582).

The survey can be found here: https://montclair.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_56jhS7mELsTWGup