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AAFP Foundation Offers Scholarships to National Conference

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students (National Conference) will take place Thursday-Saturday, 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 is offering 250 Family Medicine Leads Scholarships (FML Scholarships) to assist students and residents in attending National Conference. This financial assistance, valued at $600 per scholarship, helps offset expenses such as registration, travel, lodging, and meals. The application deadline is Wednesday, April 29.

Information regarding scholarship eligibility and application requirements can be found on the AAFP website. If you have specific questions about National Conference or the FML Scholarships, please contact Rachel Larsen or call 800.274.2237, ext. 6369.

Message from AAFP President: Coronavirus Resources to Prepare Your Practice and Educate Patients

AAFP members,

With the recent outbreak and significant news coverage of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), your patients are likely turning to you with questions and concerns regarding their own health. The AAFP has gathered the latest information you need to ensure that your practice is prepared for COVID-19 and that your patients get evidence-based information from their trusted doctor.

The AAFP’s coronavirus page is your go-to resource that will be updated regularly with new information from the CDC and other credible sources that’s relevant for family physicians. This includes what’s currently known about:

  • Prevention
  • Infection control
  • Screening
  • Treatment
  • Pandemic preparation

Bookmark this resource and check back frequently to stay informed about this rapidly evolving public health situation.

In addition to patient concerns around coronavirus, I know many of us are still experiencing an active flu season. Thus, it is important we continue to remind our patients who haven’t gotten a flu shot that is it not too late to be vaccinated.

We will continue to monitor the coronavirus situation and will send you additional emails as appropriate.

Sincerely,

Gary LeRoy, MD
President
American Academy of Family Physicians

 

CTA: Visit the AAFP’s COVID-19 webpage

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.”

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.