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Nov. 2, 2017  |  Issue 175

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Government Affairs and Practice Advocacy

Budget complete after months and a credit downgrade

Pennsylvania’s unprecedented budget saga came to an end on Monday when Gov. Tom Wolf signed revenue plans passed last week matching the spending plan approved back in July. The final deal includes expanded gambling and borrowing from future payments of the state’s tobacco settlement. As the dust settles, in four short months the governor will present his 2017-18 budget proposal to begin the process anew. 


Registration closing soon for Reading CME Conference

Reminder, online registration closes Friday for the upcoming Reading CME Conference. Click here to register for the conference and avoid the walk-in fee! Full conference attendees can earn over 18 CME hours, with 12 patient safety hours.

The PAFP Continuing Education Committee needs your feedback for future CME events. If you have not already completed the needs assessment survey, click here to complete it, and please contact Janine Owen or Lindsey Killian with any questions. 

Public Health

New model predicts moderate flu season

It's flu season, and this year is shaping up to be an above-average one for the influenza virus. Medscape reports a model which accurately predicted the severity of last year's outbreak is forecasting that the 2017-2018 flu season will be severe, albeit less than the previous one. Nevertheless, the message is clear: get the flu shot!

Residents and Students

From Philly to Ohio, we go where residents and students go

FMEC Annual Conference
Nov. 10-12, Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, Downtown Cleveland, Ohio | Students: Scholarships still available – apply today!
Scholarships will remain available until they’re all given away! If you can get yourself to Cleveland to join us, including the first-ever Saturday night social event at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, apply today! You’ll be glad you did!

Save the date: PAFP Research Day
March 3, 2018, Downtown Philadelphia
Call for abstracts expected December, 2017.

Have you seen our online listing of fellowship programs in family medicine? Explore post-residency training opportunities in Pennsylvania here!

Other News

Consider joining the PAFP's leadership team

The leadership team of the PAFP develops policy and makes decisions that keep the organization at the forefront of the specialty. Use your individual talents and unique insight to help guide the PAFP into the future by applying for a leadership position! It's easy - just complete this simple application to get started.




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