AAFP News

Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO), Provider Course

ALSO® Provider Course. Tuesday, October 9, 2018 | New Orleans, LA

Does not include transportation or lodging.  Valid for one clinician.

A NEW one-day course format is available for Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO®). This newly evolved course is an evidence-based interprofessional training program that prepares members of the entire maternity care team to better manage obstetric emergencies through teaching standardized approaches to care. This comprehensive course encourages team-based learning amongst physicians, residents, nurse midwives, and registered nurses to improve patient safety and positively impact maternal outcomes.

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Help amplify the importance of treating mental health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and the AAFP is conducting a campaign encouraging patients to take care of both their mind and body by talking to a family physician.  Please help us amplify the importance of treating mental health by joining the AAFP’s May 22 Thunderclap drive.  The “Mental Health Matters” Thunderclap event dovetails with the larger consumer campaign, which focuses on dispelling the shame surrounding talking about this issue and provides tools designed to spur consumers to reach out and have that physician-patient conversation.

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Thank you for your participation.

 

ONC & CMS Public Listening Session on Reducing Clinician Burden

As part of 21st Century Cures Act implementation (Cures), ONC and CMS will hold a public listening session to hear from stakeholders on reducing clinician burden. Seating for the session is extremely limited to 100 on a first-come basis, and a conference line will allow registrants to share their comments and offer potential solutions to ONC and CMS. The listening session will support ONC’s efforts under Cures to document the effects of clinician burden and, with CMS, to establish a goal, with strategy and recommendations to reduce regulatory and administrative burdens related to the use of electronic health records. ONC will update registrants with meeting logistics and a draft agenda.

Date & Time: Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 10am – 4:30pm ET
Location: US Department of Health and Human Services* and phone conference
*In-person seating is limited to 100 people, but attendees on the phone will also have the opportunity to provide input.

Register for the meeting

Volunteer Now to Attend AAFP Leadership Development Meeting

Attention GAFP Members: Leadership Development Meeting – Join Us – Travel Stipend Available 

AAFP Leadership Conference – April 26-28, 2017 (preconference April 25) – Kansas City, Missouri Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center

To: GAFP Colleagues

From: Loy D. “Chip” Cowart, MD, 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! April 26-28, 2018 (optional preconference April 25) – Kansas City, Missouri.

Join your colleagues at the Annual Chapter Leader Forum and National Conference of Constituency Leaders. 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.

Three-plus days of training. Two dynamic tracks. One focus: LEADERSHIP.

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.

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 $800 – $1,000*. (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 as serving as a delegate to ACLF or NCCL please email ffulton@gafp.org and make a brief statement of your interest no later than Friday, February 2nd. 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.

Visit the AAFP for more detail: https://www.aafp.org/events/aclf-nccl.html

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