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May 18, 2017  |  Issue 163    

Government Affairs and Practice Advocacy

Complex state budget takes center stage

Facing at least a $2 billion deficit, it is crunch time for the General Assembly. The House of Representatives in April sent a $31.5 billion dollar spending plan to the Senate. The Senate has concluded budget hearings and public reviews on creating a super-agency to envelop all health and human services departments. Gov. Wolf has proposed sweeping cuts and a $1 billion tax package, mostly met with criticism from the Republican-controlled legislature. The PAFP will continue its advocacy on a broad range of bills as budget season at the Capitol can often bring movement on non-budgetary items. 




Get some skin in the game with PAFP CME

The PAFP is eager to introduce Procedures and Clinical Dermatology Days, coming to Monroeville Aug. 5 and Langhorne, Bucks County Aug. 19! The same curriculum will be offered at each, covering topics such as acne, biopsies, and melanoma, and the events will be immediately followed by a PAFP member appreciation event! Spaces are limited for these events - register today!

Also, mark your calendar for the Reading CME Conference, November 17-19 at the Doubletree Reading. Registration and complete details available soon at!


Public Health

State seeks input on medical marijuana program

The American Academy of Pediatrics, Pennsylvania Chapter (PA-AAP) is hosting a webinar titled Let's Talk: PA School Immunization Requirements Update on May 23 at 12:15 p.m. This event will cover new immunization requirements for public school attendance in Pennsylvania. Register today, and please click here for more information about the updated requirements.


Residents & Students

You can't afford to hesitate! Apply for scholarships today

AAFP National Conference (AAFPNC) scholarships: apply now!

 Be surrounded by people who are passionate about family medicine and discover the scope of practice offered in the specialty through workshops, main stage sessions, and musculoskeletal clinics. Visit with any of 330-plus residency programs from across the country. Education sessions, professional development sessions like the standing-room-only "Applying to Residency," residency connections, networking, leadership and fun events combine to make AAFPNC a great experience.

 PAFP scholarship application deadline: June 2

 Find details and links to online applications here.


PAFP implements new member database

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Q: Wondering how you can support medical students to choose family medicine?

A: Sponsor a student scholarship to AAFP National Conference!

Pennsylvania medical students need our support to connect to the premiere event in family medicine: AAFP National Conference (AAFPNC). The PAFP Foundation offers scholarships of $599 to support student participation in AAFPNC - here’s how you can help: Please donate securely online and select “National Conference Scholarship Fund” in the drop-down menu. Should you prefer to send a check, please make it out to “PAFP Foundation” and mail to the PAFP. Donations to the Foundation are tax-deductible.



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