Jan. 23, 2020 | Issue 230
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Government Affairs and Practice Advocacy
PAFP reviews proposed electronic prescribing regulations
On Tuesday, Jan. 21, the PAFP had the opportunity to review proposed regulations for Act 96 of 2018, which amends the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act. Act 96 provides for electronic prescribing of scheduled drugs and allows for exceptions under certain circumstances. PAFP Government and Practice Advocacy Committee Vice Chair Dr. Perry Meadows, alongside the PAFP team, provided feedback on the proposed regulations to the state Department of Health during an in-person session ahead of the regulations being made public. PAFP members will have an opportunity to provide additional feedback during a public comment period before the regulations are promulgated. The PAFP will alert members once the proposed regulations are made public.
Online store now open for a limited time
Use your remaining membership reward points to save 10% on your next PAFP apparel purchase. You must contact Lindsey Killian to verify your current point balance and she will provide you with a promo code to save on your purchase. The online store is available now through Feb. 14. First-time customers will need to create an account before being able to preview available items - polo shirts, fleece jackets, sweaters, soft-shell jackets, kid shirts, and sherpa blankets! Step-by-step directions are available online to help with your purchase.
Free online session on Maternal Health Awareness Day
In recognition of Pennsylvania's Maternal Health Awareness Day on Jan. 23, the Pennsylvania Section of the American College of Obstetricians is sponsoring a live online presentation on Thursday, Jan. 23 at 7:30 a.m. The link for the session titled “Using Innovative Approaches to Optimize Care and Outcomes in the 4th Trimester” is available here.
Residents and Students
Call for teaching award nominations and research abstracts!
Seeking nominations: PAFP Exemplary Teaching Award 2020
Nominate that role model faculty mentor who has supported you along your path to becoming the family physician you’ve always wanted to be. We’ve made it easy for residents and students to submit nominations from any device with our new online form!
Nominations deadline: Jan. 24, 2020.
Join us in Hershey in March 2020: Call for research abstracts open!
PAFP Research Day 2020 comes to Hershey Saturday, March 7 with original research posters and oral presentations by residents, students, fellows and faculty. Join the fun and win cash prizes! Researchers must also register for the Hershey CME Conference.
Submission deadline: Jan. 24, 2020.
Med students: Apply for IRETA Summer Fellowship
The IRETA Scaife Medical Student Fellowship offers a three-week summer intensive fellowship program in substance use disorders and treatment. U.S. medical students eligible to apply; 16 openings available. Fellowship includes stipend and transportation allowance. Details and online application.
Welcome New PAFP Members!
- David McBride, MD
- Michael Rosenthal, MD
- Carlton Baer, MD
- Denise Ann Webb, MD
- Raina Gazurian, MD
- Janet Cruz, MD
- Salwa Ahsan, MD
- Khyati Vijay Kadia, MD
- Mohammed Zakiul Islam, MD
- Princy Koshy, MD
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