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Oct
30

AAFP Member Describes His Experience Overcoming Ebola

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.

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Oct
29

News and Views From 2014 Congress of Delegates, Assembly

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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Oct
29

News and Views From 2014 Congress of Delegates, Assembly

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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Oct
29

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

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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Oct
29

AAFP Reveals New Name for 2015 Annual Meeting

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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Oct
29

Members Debate Wide Range of Public Health Policy Issues

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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Oct
29

'Health Is Primary' Launches at Assembly

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 other outreach efforts to rally patients, employers, policymakers and others to recognize and support the value of family medicine and primary care.

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Oct
27

'Do You Know Who I Am?'

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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Oct
26

Tech Advances Offer 'Unprecedented Opportunity,' Says Assembly Keynoter

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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Oct
24

HHS Secretary Announces New Grant Program to Promote Care Coordination

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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Oct
24

AAFP Delegates Tackle Health Care Equity, CME Issues

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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Oct
24

FPs Highlight Practice Concerns That Affect Patient Care, Payment

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

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Oct
23

New Academy President Calls on FPs to Champion Primary Care

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 and encouraging more medical students to choose family medicine.

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Oct
23

Delegates Consider End-of-Life Care, Other Health Issues

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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Oct
23

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

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.

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Oct
22

AAFP Delegates Debate Issues Past, Present and Future

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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Oct
22

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

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.

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Oct
22

New AAFP Leaders Announced at Congress of Delegates

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

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Oct
21

GME, Payment Reform Take Center Stage at Town Hall Meeting

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

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Oct
20

Speakers Emphasize Need to Integrate Primary, Mental Health Care

A panel of health policy experts and other stakeholders recently discussed how to improve care for patients with both physical and mental health needs.

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