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Resident, Student Leaders Elected During National Conference

Aug 5, 2013 - This year's AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students had the highest attendance in at least the past decade. According to preliminary numbers, the AAFP hosted 3,542 people during the 2013 National Conference Aug. 1-3 in Kansas City, Mo., including 1,028...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20130805ntlconfelection.html

New Mobile App Puts the AAFP at Your Fingertips

Jul 31, 2013 - Wherever you go, whatever you're doing, you now can take the AAFP along. Thanks to the AAFP's new mobile app for iOS and Android, you can have information, resources and tools from the Academy right at your fingertips.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20130730aafpmobileapp.html

AAFP Checklist Helps Family Physicians Apply for Higher Medicaid Rate

Jul 31, 2013 - The AAFP has put together a one-page checklist to help family physicians who treat Medicaid patients receive a higher payment rate as called for by a provision in the health care reform law designed to pay FPs and other primary care physicians at a rate at least equal to Medicare ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20130731paritytools.html

Tar Wars Winners Visit Capitol Hill; Deputy Surgeon General Applauds Activism

Jul 18, 2013 - Kinjal Gupta is saving for her education, and Delaney Reid is helping rescue her neighborhood playground. In addition, the two winners of AAFP's 2013 Tar Wars national poster and video contests, respectively, say they'll continue fighting to stop tobacco use in the United States. The ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20130718tarwarswinners.html

Privacy Policy Update Should Save Time for AAFP Members Reporting CME

Jul 10, 2013 - The AAFP is announcing that it has revised its privacy policy to accommodate sharing CME records with medical licensing boards so that members only have to enter their CME records once with the AAFP, and that information then can be transmitted to a licensing board.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20130710privacyupdate.html

2013 AAFP Congress of Delegates to Meet in San Diego

Jul 9, 2013 - The AAFP Congress of Delegates will meet Sept. 23-25 in Marriott Hall of the San Diego Marriott Marina and Marquis. The Congress will convene in conjunction with the AAFP Scientific Assembly, which will meet Sept. 24-28 in the San Diego Convention Center. During the Congress' reference ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20130709cod-announcement.html

Candidates Vie for AAFP Leadership Positions

Jun 28, 2013 - Ten candidates are seeking election to Academy offices and the AAFP Board of Directors. The AAFP Congress of Delegates will elect officers and new directors Sept. 25 in San Diego. But before then, you can review each candidate's personal statement and find out what the candidates' views...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20130628aafpcands-slate.html

AMA Delegates Defer Proposal to Extend 'Primary Care' Mantle to Subspecialists

Jun 26, 2013 - Primary care was an important focus during the 2013 annual meeting of the AMA House of Delegates held June 15-19 in Chicago, but as the meeting went on, it became increasingly clear that delegates had very different views of what primary care truly means. Fortunately, as representatives...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20130626ama-medicaid.html

Academy Providing Social Media Resources for Family Physicians

Jun 19, 2013 - Although delegates to the National Congress of Family Medicine Residents, the National Congress of Student Members and the Congress of Delegates are at different stages in their training and careers and have disparate needs, all three groups adopted resolutions last year calling on the ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20130619socialmediaresource.html

Poor Medication Adherence Rates Prompt Formation of Broad-Based Coalition

May 7, 2013 - The AAFP has joined a broad-based coalition that wants to improve patient care and save billions in health care costs by implementing strategies to improve the nation's medication adherence rates. Known as Prescriptions for a Healthy America, the coalition is made up of 30 organizations...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20130507prescripcoalition.html

OTC Oral Contraceptives Spur Debate at NCSC

May 1, 2013 - With unintended pregnancies accounting for about half of all pregnancies in the United States, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommended last year that women be allowed to skip obtaining a doctor's prescription and instead purchase oral contraceptives ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20130501advocacyncsc.html

Help for Solo, Small-Group Physician Practices, Hospital Privileging Among Topics ...

Apr 30, 2013 - At the 2013 National Conference of Special Constituencies (NCSC) held April 25-27 in Kansas City, Mo., AAFP members from five constituent groups -- women, minorities, new physicians, international medical graduates (IMGs) and physicians interested in gay, lesbian, bisexual and ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20130430ncscorgfinpracen.html

State Advocacy Efforts on Menu at AAFP Town Hall

Apr 30, 2013 - The AAFP is willing and able to help family physicians advocate on state-level issues, but it cannot get involved without a request from a constituent chapter. That clarification was made multiple times during a Town Hall meeting at the Annual Leadership Forum and National Conference of...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20130430townhall.html

Screening, Education for Sexual Perpetrators, Targeted Gonorrhea, Chlamydia Screening ...

Apr 30, 2013 - Delegates from the AAFP special constituencies -- women, minorities, new physicians, international medical graduates (IMGs) and physicians interested in gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) issues -- got down to business on April 27 at the National Conference of Special ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20130430ncschopsedu.html

2013 NCSC Delegates Elect New Leaders

Apr 29, 2013 - AAFP constituent chapter delegates who attended the Academy's National Conference of Special Constituencies (NCSC) April 25-27 in Kansas City, Mo., elected colleagues to fill various leadership positions.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20130429ncscelections.html

Let's End Health Care Disparities, Urges NCSC Keynote Speaker

Apr 29, 2013 - Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane. That quote, attributed to Martin Luther King Jr., set the tone for a message delivered at the opening plenary session of the 2013 Annual Leadership Forum/National Conference of Special ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20130429ncscopening.html

Richard Corson, M.D., Runs for AAFP Director

Apr 23, 2013 - The New Jersey AFP announces the candidacy of Richard Corson, M.D., of Hillsborough, for AAFP director.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20130423corson-cand-ann.html

FP Caps Career With Appointment to Bureau of Health Professions

Apr 17, 2013 - As a child, Kathleen Klink daydreamed about becoming a veterinarian. But as so often happens when children grow up, she reversed course as a young adult. Klink went off to college and completed her undergraduate degree in liberal studies and philosophy. She earned a teaching certificate...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20130417klinkprofile.html

AAFP Joins 'Digital Revolution' With Launch of New Journal Apps

Mar 25, 2013 - There's an app for that. That ubiquitous phrase is all the rage today, and now the AAFP's journals are joining in with new apps for American Family Physician (AFP) and Family Practice Management (FPM). The new mobile apps for tablets and smartphones provide digitally enhanced replicas ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20130227afpfpmapps.html

Inaugural Family Medicine Cares International Trip Changes Lives of Haitians, ...

Mar 19, 2013 - For a program that is barely six months old , Family Medicine Cares International already is making a difference in the lives of both the people it helps and the volunteers who offer their time and expertise to a country in need. Family Medicine Cares International -- the AAFP ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20130319fmci-haiti.html

Richard Madden, M.D., Runs for AAFP President-elect

Mar 18, 2013 - The New Mexico AFP announces the candidacy of Richard Madden, M.D., of Belen, for AAFP president-elect.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20130318madden-cand-ann.html

Barbara Doty, M.D., Runs for AAFP President-elect

Mar 4, 2013 - The Alaska AFP announces the candidacy of Barbara Doty, M.D., of Wasilla, for AAFP president-elect.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20130304doty-cand-ann.html

Robert Wergin, M.D., Runs for AAFP President-elect

Feb 11, 2013 - The Nebraska AFP announces the candidacy of Robert Wergin, M.D., of Milford, for AAFP president-elect.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20130211wergin-cand-ann.html

Michael Munger, M.D., Runs for AAFP Director

Feb 6, 2013 - The Kansas AFP announces the candidacy of Michael Munger, M.D., of Overland Park, for AAFP director.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20130206munger-cand-ann.html

People in the News/Awards -- January

Feb 6, 2013 - AAFP News Now has learned of two Academy members who recently were honored.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20130206people-awards.html

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