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News From 2014 AAFP Congress and Assembly

Sep 29, 2014 - This is the topic page for AAFP News' coverage of the 2014 AAFP Assembly, including proceedings of the Congress of Delegates.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/2014-cod-assembly.html

Members Debate Wide Range of Public Health Policy Issues

Oct 29, 2014 - AAFP members attending the 2014 Congress of Delegates in Washington took up a diverse set of resolutions, discussing topics that ranged from rapid diagnostic testing by pharmacists to working with the DEA to ease restrictions on writing electronic prescriptions for controlled substances.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/2014-cod-assembly/20141029advocrefcmte.html

AAFP Member Describes His Harrowing Experience Overcoming Ebola

Oct 29, 2014 - AAFP member Kent Brantly, M.D., sat down with AAFP News shortly before his speech to a packed ballroom during the AAFP Assembly on Oct. 24 to discuss his experience with Ebola infection.

AAFP News : News From 2014 AAFP Congress and Assembly

https://www.aafp.org/news/2014-cod-assembly/20141029brantly.html

'Health Is Primary' Launches to Much Fanfare at Assembly

Oct 29, 2014 - Attendees at this year's AAFP Assembly got a first glimpse of a three-year communications campaign being launched by the AAFP and its seven family medicine sister organizations. Dubbed Health is Primary, the campaign will use advertising, news media outreach, online communications and ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/2014-cod-assembly/20141029fmahlaunch.html

AAFP Reveals New Name for 2015 Annual Meeting

Oct 29, 2014 - At the close of the 2014 AAFP Assembly, Academy EVP and CEO Doug Henley, M.D., delivered a surprise announcement. Starting in 2015, the premier family medicine event of the year will be known as FMX, or the Family Medicine Experience.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/2014-cod-assembly/20141029fmx.html

News and Views From 2014 Congress of Delegates, Assembly

Oct 29, 2014 - This page provides a roundup of photos from the 2014 Congress of Delegates and Assembly, as well as social media coverage of the events, videos by and about participants, and more.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/2014-cod-assembly/20141029newsviews.html

New 'Out and About' Assembly CME Draws Sell-out Crowds

Oct 29, 2014 - At last week's AAFP Assembly, the Academy offered something new: off-site CME with an element of fun. Both Out and About sessions sold out.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/2014-cod-assembly/20141029outnabout.html

'Do You Know Who I Am?'

Oct 27, 2014 - Patients want more than a diagnosis and treatment from their physicians, Pulitzer Prize winning author Anna Quindlen told Assembly-goers during her Oct. 23 presentation. They want to be seen, heard and respected, she said.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/2014-cod-assembly/20141027quindlenaddress.html

Technological Advances Offer 'Unprecedented Opportunity,' Says Assembly Keynoter

Oct 26, 2014 - Eric Topol, M.D., said during the opening session of the 2014 AAFP Assembly that advances in medical technology have the potential to reduce health care costs and improve care.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/2014-cod-assembly/20141026topolkeynote.html

HHS Secretary Outlines New Grant Program to Promote Care Coordination

Oct 24, 2014 - During the 2014 AAFP Assembly, HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced the launch of a new grant program designed to promote greater coordination of care among physicians and other clinicians.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/2014-cod-assembly/20141024burwellannounce.html

AAFP Delegates Tackle Health Care Equity, CME Issues

Oct 24, 2014 - The 2014 AAFP Congress of Delegates adopted a number of resolutions dealing with various health equity issues, as well as a measure to increase eligibility for live CME credit. Delegates also voted to support installation of nursing pumping rooms in commercial transportation hubs.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/2014-cod-assembly/20141024educ-refcmte.html

FPs Highlight Practice Concerns That Affect Patient Care, Payment

Oct 24, 2014 - During this year's Congress of Delegates, AAFP members addressed issues that ranged from ensuring patients get the drugs they need to seeing that family physicians get paid appropriately for the care they provide.

AAFP News : News From 2014 AAFP Congress and Assembly

https://www.aafp.org/news/2014-cod-assembly/20141024practenhance-refcmte.html

End-of-Life Care, Tobacco Control, Immigrant Discrimination Draw Fervent Testimony

Oct 23, 2014 - Delegates to the 2014 Congress of Delegates in Washington considered a number of clinical and public health issues, adopting measures dealing with end-of-life care issues, tobacco control and education, and discrimination against immigrants, among others.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/2014-cod-assembly/20141023hopsrefcmte.html

2015 FPOY Mixes Full-scope Family Medicine With Healthy Dose of Advocacy

Oct 23, 2014 - In addition to practicing full-scope family medicine, including obstetrics, the Academy's 2015 Family Physician of the Year, Oscar Lovelace, M.D., of Prosperity, S.C., has involved himself in numerous public health issues in his home state.

AAFP News : News From 2014 AAFP Congress and Assembly

https://www.aafp.org/news/2014-cod-assembly/20141023fpoy-lovelace.html

New AAFP President Calls on Family Physicians to Champion Primary Care

Oct 23, 2014 - AAFP President Robert Wergin, M.D., of Milford, Neb., told attendees at the 2014 AAFP Assembly that family medicine is on the right path to deliver more effective patient care in a changing environment. Family physicians can take a leadership role in promoting changes in care delivery ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/2014-cod-assembly/20141023werginspeech.html

New AAFP Leaders Announced at Congress of Delegates

Oct 22, 2014 - The AAFP Congress of Delegates today elected Wanda Filer, M.D., M.B.A., of York, Pa., to be the Academy's president-elect. Others elected or chosen by acclamation for the following positions are

AAFP News : News From 2014 AAFP Congress and Assembly

https://www.aafp.org/news/2014-cod-assembly/20141022electionresults.html

AAFP Delegates Debate Issues Past, Present and Future

Oct 22, 2014 - The Reference Committee on Organization and Finance heard testimony and made recommendations on a number of issues related to family medicine at the AAFP's 2014 Congress of Delegates in Washington.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/2014-cod-assembly/20141022orgfinrefcmte.html

AAFP's New President Emphasizes, Epitomizes Full-scope Family Medicine

Oct 22, 2014 - AAFP News interviewed newly installed AAFP President Robert Wergin, M.D., of Milford, Neb., to learn about his small-town practice and discuss his plans for leading the Academy during the coming year.

AAFP News : News From 2014 AAFP Congress and Assembly

https://www.aafp.org/news/2014-cod-assembly/20141022qa-wergin.html

GME, Payment Reform Take Center Stage at Town Hall Meeting

Oct 21, 2014 - The 2014 Town Hall meeting at the Congress of Delegates on Oct. 19 included discussion of graduate medical education reform and the need to physician payment.

AAFP News : News From 2014 AAFP Congress and Assembly

https://www.aafp.org/news/2014-cod-assembly/20141021townhall.html

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