Nov. 28, 2019 | Issue 227
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Government Affairs and Practice Advocacy
Medical student choice resolution introduced
A resolution addressing medical student choice in primary care was introduced this week in the state House of Representatives. Rep. Paul Schemel (R-Franklin) introduced House Resolution (HR) 625, which would direct the Joint State Government Commission to conduct a study and issue a report on the efforts of medical schools to promote primary care and include primary care experiences as part of the curriculum. HR 625 also attempts to address disparities in populations represented in medicine and increase diversity among those seeking to enter family medicine. The resolution builds on a 2014 study on physician shortages in the Commonwealth. The PAFP is committed to increasing the number of Pennsylvania medical school graduates who enter family medicine to 25% over the next decade and is advocating for immediate passage of HR 625 when the state House returns to session in December.
Register today for March CME and save twice!
Online registration is open for our March Hershey CME Conference, Annual Business Meeting, and Research Day. Join us at the Hotel Hershey, March 5-8 for a wealth of patient safety CME (including mandated Act 31 training), induction and celebration festivities for Tracey D. Conti, MD as the PAFP's new president, outstanding research posters and presentations, and great networking opportunities. This will be the last CME event to redeem your PAFP membership reward points: redeeming 10 points will save $25 on your registration! Reward points can be applied toward the early bird rate! Contact Lindsey Killian for specific details on how to redeem your points today.
Update: Pennsylvania Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
The Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) has provided an update on its Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP). According to DOH, the number of individuals receiving high doses of opioids has dropped nearly 47 percent since the launch of the PDMP. Opioid dispensation (excluding buprenorphine) has also dropped among all age groups. For more data, click here to view the full DOH report.
Residents and Students
Seeking nominations for exemplary teacher; call for 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.
Apply today for a PAFP leadership position
The Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians is currently seeking applicants to serve in various leadership positions, but you only have until Dec. 31, 2019. PAFP board and committee members serve as the infrastructure of the Academy, developing policy and making decisions that keep the organization at the forefront of the specialty. Nominations are needed for President-Elect, Treasurer, Director At-Large, AAFP Delegate, AAFP Alternate Delegate, and Foundation President. To apply for a leadership position, complete the online application. Please make sure to upload your curriculum vitae when completing your application. Please complete the online conflict of interest statement when submitting your application. For questions regarding nominations, contact John Jordan, CAE, PAFP Executive Vice President and CEO, at 1 (800) 648-5623 or email@example.com. Nominations for leadership positions may also be received at the March 7, 2020 Annual Meeting.
Nominations now open for PAFP awards
Nominations are now open for the PAFP's 2020 Family Physician of the Year and Public Health Award contests! Help us find the state's finest family physician and public health champion today by nominating yourself or a colleague for these awards. Click here to nominate someone for Family Physician of the Year and here to nominate a physician for Public Health Award.
Welcome New PAFP Members!
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- Mary Stephens, MD
- Kenneth Lankin, MD
- Hang Nguyen, DO
- Heather Beauparlant, DO
- Elisa Segal, MD
- Katiuschka Nunez, MD
- April Cindric, MD
- Mateo Cindric, MD
- Ivan Loker, MD
- Denise Kohl, DO
- Matthew Yu, DO
- Claude Pluviose, MD
- Boris Gilyadov, MD
- Roopa Anmolsingh
- Jonathan Triantafyllou, MD
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