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Jan. 11, 2018  |  Issue 179

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Government Affairs and Practice Advocacy

PAFP-PAC develops plans for 2018

Under the leadership of PAFP Political Action Committee (PAFP-PAC) Board Chair Dr. Michael Baxter and Vice-Chair Dr. Brad Fox, the PAFP-PAC Board of Directors is working on its annual non-partisan allocation strategy. The PAC Board will meet in March during the Philadelphia CME Conference and Annual Business Meeting to finalize plans for 2018. Each year, due to the generous support of family physicians and through special fundraising events, the PAFP-PAC contributes thousands of dollars to candidates who support issues of importance to family medicine. Our next PAFP-PAC fundraising event will be at Lucky Strike in Philly on Saturday, March 3.


Act quickly before this early bird flies south!

Less than one month left to take advantage of the early bird discounted registration fee for the Philadelphia CME Conference and Annual Business Meeting! If you have participated in previous CME events and have accumulated 10 PAFP reward points, you qualify for an additional $25 off your registration. Contact Lindsey Killian to review your CME registration profile and PAFP’s new online registration system. Click here to register online for the March CME event at the Hilton at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia on Friday, March 2 through Sunday, March 4.

Public Health

'Arm' your patients with the facts about the flu shot

No one likes to get a shot, but it’s still better than getting the flu! Experts are predicting a worse-than-usual flu season this year, and even though the flu vaccine isn’t always the best match for the most prevalent flu strain, it’s still the best way for patients to protect themselves against this very serious illness. So before you give them that shot in the arm, arm them with the facts: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has done the work for you with this myth-busting list of misconceptions about the flu vaccine.

Residents and Students

Early 2018 shaping up to be exciting season for residents, students

New: PAFP All-Resident Member Survey
The PAFP wants to gain insight into the needs of resident members through this brief survey. Enter to win a Starbucks gift card and help your program qualify for one of the Panera gift card participation prizes!

Research Day Call for Abstracts OPEN!
Saturday, March 3, downtown Philadelphia
Deadline: February 9
Step 1: Register online
Step 2: Submit your abstract

New! Resident, Student Career Planning Track
Saturday, March 3
Join us in Philadelphia to connect with experts on educational loan repayment, personal finance, visa waiver programs, and job searching.
RSVP when registering for the conference.

Other News

New Annual Business Meeting format coming in March

This year’s Annual Business Meeting will be broken into two separate parts. Fridays breakfast will feature the traditional Annual Business Meeting items including election of PAFP leaders. At lunch Friday, new officers will be installed and the AAFP Fellowship Diplomas will be presented; the annual Lila Stein Kroser, MD Memorial Lecture will be held in the afternoon, then a shuttle will transport guests to Citizen’s Bank Park where celebratory food and drinks will be served in the Hall of Fame Club overlooking the ballpark, taking the place of the formal president’s gala. No formal attire required – all encouraged to attend!

Welcome New PAFP Members!

  • Bonnie Kelly, MD
  • Giselle Aerni, MD
  • XiXi Wong, MD





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