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News From 2011 Annual Assembly

Mar 22, 2012 - AAFP News Now's coverage of the Congress of Delegates and Scientific Assembly held Sept. 12-17, 2011, in Orlando, Fla.

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Nancy Nielsen, M.D., Brings Message to COD From CMS Innovation Center

Sep 21, 2011 - As the AAFP Congress of Delegates churned toward the close of business Sept. 14 in Orlando, Fla., delegates and other attendees were treated to remarks by guest speaker Nancy Nielsen, M.D., serving in her new role as senior adviser to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. ...

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CME, GME and Workforce: What Delegates Had to Say

Sep 16, 2011 - Policy measures taken up Sept. 11 by the Reference Committee on Education here spanned a wide range of topics -- from CME and maintenance of certification, or MOC, to graduate medical education, or GME, workforce issues and defining the specialty's future. Members who attended the ...

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'Stand Out' Issue at COD: Fair Payment for Family Physicians

Sep 16, 2011 - A full plate of resolutions faced the Reference Committee on Practice Enhancement when the Congress of Delegates and various reference committee hearings commenced Sept. 12 in Orlando, Fla. From perceived public and private payer shenanigans to member dissatisfaction with the ...

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Delegates Ask AAFP for Help in Protecting First Amendment Right to Counsel Patients

Sep 16, 2011 - When Andrew Carroll, M.D., a full-time family physician in Chandler, Ariz., volunteered to practice tactical emergency medicine with a local SWAT team, he was required to carry a weapon. His wife wasn't thrilled when he brought his new gun home.

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Irish Tenor Notes Importance of Mentors

Sep 15, 2011 - Ronan Tynan had a lot to tell family physicians about overcoming adversity during the Opening Ceremony of the AAFP's Scientific Assembly on Sept. 14. He knows the topic well. The famed Irish tenor -- who also is an author, physician and world-record setting athlete -- was born with ...

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Safeguarding Patients' Health Commands Delegates' Attention

Sep 15, 2011 - Patient safety was top of mind among AAFP members who debated policy measures that came before the Reference Committee on Advocacy here on Sept. 12. Those spirited discussions continued the next day, when the Congress of Delegates called for the Academy to oppose any expansion of ...

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COD Shows Support for Academy's Work With Corporate America

Sep 14, 2011 - Family physicians expect organizations that do business with the AAFP to turn to Academy members -- family physicians -- for the provision of health care to those organizations' employees. That was the gist of a substitute resolution adopted by the Congress of Delegates here on Sept. ...

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Delegates Elect Jeffrey Cain M.D., as AAFP President-elect

Sep 14, 2011 - The AAFP Congress of Delegates today elected Jeffrey Cain, M.D., of Aurora, Colo., to be the Academy's next president-elect. Other positions elected or chosen by acclamation are Speaker of the Congress, Vice Speaker, Directors, the new physician Board member, the resident Board member ...

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AAFP's New President Urges Family Physicians to 'Be Part of the Unstoppable Force of ...

Sep 14, 2011 - AAFP President Glen Stream, M.D., of Spokane, Wash., stood before his family physician colleagues here on Wednesday and reminded them of the challenges the specialty of family medicine faces. Every day, some procedural subspecialist tells a medical student, 'You're too smart to be a ...

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2012 Family Physician of the Year Inspires Exceptional Care for Those With Nowhere Else...

Sep 13, 2011 - In 1993, Richard Kovar, M.D., traveled to Romania as a volunteer working to improve conditions for the country's children. The country was a mess, in shambles, he recalls. Following the rule of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, children had been abandoned by their parents, and many were ...

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Distressed Practices, Fair Payment Take Center Stage at Town Hall Meeting

Sep 12, 2011 - AAFP members who attended the Sept. 11 Town Hall meeting in Orlando, Fla., had plenty on their minds and no hesitation about sharing those views with their colleagues and the Academy leaders who facilitated the event. Small wonder, when in one form or another, payment issues dominated ...

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