Aug. 9, 2018 | Issue 194
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Government Affairs and Practice Advocacy
PAFP-PAC: Getting family medicine at the table in Harrisburg
The PAFP Political Action Committee, PAFP-PAC, ensures that family medicine has a seat at the table in our state's capital. The official political action committee of family medicine in Pennsylvania is made possible through individual donations which support candidates running for office. Never is this more important than in an election year. Create a stronger voice for family medicine in Harrisburg by donating today!
Counting down to Procedures and Clinical Dermatology CME event
Time is running out! If you plan to be in State College next month for the 2nd Annual Procedures and Clinical Dermatology CME event or the PAFP board meeting, be sure to book your discounted hotel room at the Penn Stater by Monday, Aug. 13. Click here to reserve your room now. Registrations will be taken for the derm event until Friday, Aug. 24 when the online registration closes. You can click here to register now and save $10 with promo code 2DERM18. If you have any questions about the program or the hotel, contact Janine or Lindsey.
Americans' enthusiasm for marijuana may lack evidence
As Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program continues to provide patients with treatments for many conditions, new research suggests Americans’ “rosy view” of the drug may not match up with reality. Reuters reports in a recent survey, adults believe cannabis is responsible for benefits that haven’t been proven; some believe “legal” automatically means “safe.”
Residents and Students
Career fairs, networking events coming up
Primary Care Career Fair, Philadelphia
September 27, 5:30-8 p.m.
Sheraton University City
Details and online registration
Popular networking event with Philly-area FQHC teams; National Health Service Corps representatives; tips on interviewing and job search preparedness; free food and parking!
Primary Care Networking Evening, Pittsburgh
October 25, 5:30-8 p.m.
Olive or Twist, 2nd Floor Lounge
Must register in advance! Details and online registration
Not-to-be-missed event with leaders from the Pittsburgh-area primary care community, FQHC teams, advocates clinicians of multiple disciplines. Featured guest: Jim Withers, MD.
FMEC student scholarships available! Apply today!
FMEC Annual Meeting, Nov. 9-11, Rye Brook, N.Y.
Welcome New PAFP Members!
- Joseph Martinez, MD
- Tity Kpandeyenge, MD
- Crystal Ingram, DO
- Anne Ivie, MD
Become the leader you're meant to be with PAFP Leadership Institute
Are you ready to take your leadership abilities to the next level? The PAFP is pleased to announce the creation of the PAFP Leadership Institute: providing members with the skills to be influential community leaders and advocates of family medicine. Members will develop communication skills, explore the business aspects of family medicine, and become a source of knowledge, inspiration, and leadership to others through live and online events. CME credit will be offered. Click here for more information and to register for one or more Leadership Institute events!
Enroll in ABFM PRIME Registry free for 3 years
The ABFM invites board-certified family physicians to enroll in its PRIME Registry free for the first three years! PRIME Registry is a practice and population data tool developed by the ABFM that safely extracts patient data from your electronic health records (EHRs) and turns it into actionable measures, presented in an easy-to-use, personalized dashboard, maintaining its full confidentiality.
PRIME not only simplifies quality reporting for payment programs such as MIPS and CPC+, but also allows you to better evaluate aspects of your practice, patient groups, and individual patients, illuminating gaps or successes in patient care. Click here for full details!