Posts Tagged ‘GAFP’

August Committee Conclave and Board Meeting

August Committee Conclave and Board Meeting – July 31– August 2

Hotel Information:

Callaway Resort & Gardens

  • Date: July 31– August 2
  • Address: 17800 US Hwy 27, Pine Mountain, GA 31822
  • Phone: (844) 512-3826
  • Click Here to Book a Room
  • Room Rate:  $149 and up
  • Click Here for Preliminary Meeting Agenda

Deadline to book your hotel accommodations is July 7th.  Reservations needed outside of the stated dates may be reserved by calling Callaway Gardens at 800.225.5292 and referencing GAFP.

If you have questions regarding the hotel and member RSVP, contact Felicia Kenan at

Day at the Capitol


Legislative Day at the Capitol 

Thursday, March 5, 2020

The Freight Depot
65 Martin Luther King Jr Dr – Atlanta, GA 30312

– New Location!!! Georgia State Capitolgi

Hosted by Patient-Centered Coalition of Georgia


  Georgia Academy of Family Physicians

 Georgia OBGyn Society, Georgia Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics

  Georgia Osteopathic Medical Association, Georgia Chapter – American College of Physicians


8:30 am – 9:15 am                                     Breakfast/Legislative Priorities

9:15 am – 10:15 am                                    Policy Briefing

10:15 am – Noon                                         Legislative Visits at the Capitol

12:15 pm – 2:00 pm                                   Lunch with Legislators/Wrap Up


Click here to complete the online registration

2017 Annual Scientific Assembly

The 2017 Annual Scientific Assembly will be held at the Westin Buckhead, October 25th through October 28th.

Online Registration Closed – Onsite Registration Opens Thursday, October 26 at 6:30 am- 4th floor Prefunction Area of the Westin Buckhead

View the 2017 Preliminary Annual Meeting Agenda *Subject to Change*

The GAFP Annual Meeting App is ready to download

GAFP is going mobile with an event app! We teamed up with CrowdCompass to build an app that will make this year’s experience a lot more valuable for our attendees, exhibitors, and speakers. This app will include networking, schedules, social media and much more at the palm of your hand.

iOS Download here.

Android Download here.

Your Event URL (Takes attendees to the online version of your event).

Use the QR code to access the online version of the event

Call the GAFP office to get your All Member Boots & BBQ Party Tickets while you still can!

Hotel Information
Rates at the Westin Buckhead begin at $180. For reservations call 404-365-0065 or 800-253-1397. Request the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians room block-available until October 9, 2017. GAFP Room Block is Closed!

If you are interested in exhibiting as an Industry Partner, view the Exhibitor Prospectus.

View the Annual Meeting Brochure below or download it by clicking here!


Georgia Shines at AAFP National Conference for Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students

Georgia, along with family medicine residency programs from twenty-five additional states, set up decorative booths at the Kansas City Convention Center July 28th-30th to attract medical student candidates to Georgia to attend residency in our state.  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 our programs united to create a strong presence to the students.

In addition, we had a full delegation representing us in both the resident and student categories.  Drs. Daniel Gordon from the Memorial Health Program in Savannah and Chetan Patel from the Columbus Family Medicine Residency Program, two of our resident Board members, were our delegate and alternate respectively, and Joey Krakowiak and Tim Hutton, two of our student Board members, served as our student delegate and alternate.

Our resident delegates reported that the total conference attendance was 4,565-a record high composed of 1,210 Residents and 1,349 Students, and that out of 66 resolutions submitted, another record high, 46 were adopted.

Student and Resident National Meeting

SPECIAL NEWS: Chetan Patel, MD was elected as 1 of the 2 National Resident Alternate Delegates to the AAFP Congress of Delegates for 2016-2017!  Congratulations to Dr. Patel, who is pictured here with AAFP Board member Dr. Jack Chou from California and Dr. Gerry Tolbert, NCCL Convener. The main stage sessions during the conference were inspirational and challenging. They enjoyed hearing from the panel of doctors who discussed various issues that impact family medicine, including how increasing the number of primary care doctors and utilizing them well would help solve our nationwide healthcare spending problem. They were challenged by Dr. Jeffrey Brenner about innovative ways to think about our healthcare system. He shared convincing data about the benefits of healthcare hotspotting through his work with the Camden Coalition.

Our student delegates, Joey Krakowiak and Tim Hutton, reported that they appreciated the opportunity to represent the Georgia Academy at the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students Congress of Delegates last week.  It was their first time attending and were thrilled to meet so many like-minded people who are excited and passionate about Family Medicine and striving to provide the best care for their patients.

S&R National Conf

And they even got a chance to meet and talk with Dr. Wanda Filer, the president of the AAFP, as pictured here.

GAFP launches #StopAFIBinGA Social Media Campaign



Morgan Mahone

Marketing and Communications Manager



June 23, 2016



Social media campaign emphasizing risk factors for cardiac atrial fibrillation and stroke

June 23, 2016—-

The Georgia Academy of Family Physicians in conjunction with Pfizer is bringing awareness to thousands of Georgians who are unaware of their cardiac atrial fibrillation and stroke risk.

@GAFamilyDocs, the academy’s Twitter handle, will be tweeting on the 5th, 15th, and 25th of every month for the next year. Tweets will remind clinicians and patients that the risk factors for atrial fibrillation and stroke are manageable. Atrial fibrillation, known as AF or AFIB, is an irregular and often very fast heart rate. This may cause symptoms like heart palpitations, fatigue, and shortness of breath. Treating atrial fibrillation is important because it may cause a stroke and negatively impact the patient’s quality of life. An estimated 2.7 million Americans are living with AFIB.

“Unhealthy eating, smoking, drinking, and lack of exercise are risk factors you can control”, said Mitzi Rubin M.D. “Simple lifestyle changes can make a world of difference when treating AFIB and drastically reduces the chance of stroke.” Dr. Rubin is the president of the GAFP and a family physician in the Atlanta area. The tweets will cover a range of topics intended to start a conversation between patients and providers about their heart health.

The Georgia Academy of Family Physicians represents 2,900 physicians and medical students. It is the only medical society devoted solely to relationship focused on integrated care. primary care.

Family physicians conduct approximately one in five office visits—that’s 192 million visits annually or 48 percent more than the next most visited medical specialty. Today, family physicians provide more care for America’s underserved and rural populations than any other medical specialty. Family medicine’s cornerstone is an ongoing, personal patient-physician