NCCL Session Descriptions

Wednesday, April 26 (Preconference)

Turn three days of dynamic leadership development into four with the preconference sessions. Find your inner leader, gain insight on advocating for your patients, and find joy in patient care while preventing burnout. These optional sessions are included in your conference registration fee.

Leadership Listen & Learn

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

AAFP leaders in various capacities, both internally and externally, talk about how to take your leadership to the next level and discuss what opportunities are out there for you to lead.
Jay W. Lee, MD, MPH, FAAFP, Chief Medical Officer, Venice Family Clinic; Immediate Past President, California Academy of Family Physicians
Sarah Nosal, MD, FAAFP, Chair, AAFP Commission on Membership and Member Services
Shelly B. Rodrigues, CAE, CHCP, FACEHP, Deputy Executive Vice President, California Academy of Family Physicians
Presentation(5 page PDF)

Preventing Physician Burnout: Returning Joy to Patient Care through Lean Transformation

3:15 - 4:15 p.m.

Paul DeChant, MD, MBA, will review the impact of physician burnout, how burnout manifests, and the drivers of burnout that are specific to physicians. He will then describe how lean management, based on the principle of respect for people, addresses the root causes of burnout and how it can restore joy to patient care.
Paul DeChant, MD, MBA, Executive Director, Clinical Operations and Innovation, Simpler North America
Presentation(19 page PDF)

Advocating for Marginalized Patient Populations

4:30- 5:30 p.m.

This session will discuss how to be a proponent and effect change at a grassroots level for your patients.
Daniel E. Dawes, JD, Executive Director of Health Policy and External Affairs, Morehouse School of Medicine
Kim K. Yu, MD, FAAFP, Board Chair, Michigan Academy of Family Physicians

ACLF/NCCL Meet & Greet

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Get a jumpstart on your conference experience at this casual networking event. Light refreshments will be provided.

Thursday, April 27

Yoga

6:00 - 6:45 a.m.

Networking Breakfast

7:15 - 8:30 a.m.

First-Time Attendee Orientation And Resolution Overview

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Learn relevant takeaways from NCCL leaders. Familiarize or reacquaint yourself with resolution writing. Hear what resolutions are, how resolutions should be crafted, what the AAFP does with resolutions. Plus, review examples from prior years.
First-time attendees are highly encouraged to attend. All other attendees are welcome to assist with this interactive session.

OPENING SESSION AND PLENARY

8:45 - 10:15 a.m.

Plenary Session: Achieving Health Equity: Tools for a National Campaign Against Racism

Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD

Constituency Discussion Groups

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Each constituency (women, minorities, new physicians, IMGs, and LGBT physicians) meets to discuss issues and identify priorities in an effort to help members prepare for resolution writing in the afternoon. Attendees will also have an opportunity to review resolutions from 2016 and the actions taken on them.

General Luncheon

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Colleagues from ACLF and NCCL gather for lunch.

Governance Component: Effective Resolution Writing

1:00 - 3:15 p.m.

Join your ACLF colleagues to learn to write an effective resolution and/or serve as a resource for the constituency resolution writing.
A committee of content experts will review each resolution. Resolutions are subject to minor grammatical and substantive changes as deemed appropriate.

Joint Session Caucus

3:15 - 4:15 p.m.

Chapter delegates from all five constituencies come together to hear speeches from the 2018 NCCL Convener candidate, as well as the New Physician Board candidates. Q&A follows speeches from the convener candidate and New Physician Board candidates.
Voting takes place on Friday.

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

4:30 - 5:45 p.m.

Advocating for Marginalized Patient Populations

This session will discuss how to be a proponent and effect change at a grassroots level for your patients.
Daniel E. Dawes, JD, Executive Director of Health Policy and External Affairs, Morehouse School of Medicine
Kim K. Yu, MD, FAAFP, Board Chair, Michigan Academy of Family Physicians

Leadership Listen & Learn

AAFP leaders in various capacities, both internally and externally, talk about how to take your leadership to the next level and discuss what opportunities are out there for you to lead.
Jay W. Lee, MD, MPH, FAAFP, Chief Medical Officer, Venice Family Clinic; Immediate Past President, California Academy of Family Physicians
Sarah Nosal, MD, FAAFP, Chair, AAFP Commission on Membership and Member Services
Shelly B. Rodrigues, CAE, CHCP, FACEHP, Deputy Executive Vice President, California Academy of Family Physicians

How to Hug a Porcupine: Building Relationships with Lawmakers and Why It's Important

Building relationships with elected officials can sometimes be difficult and uncomfortable. It forces you and key stakeholders to get close to politicians in ways that may feel “prickly”—like hugging a porcupine. This program will help participants overcome that discomfort, revealing the methods and benefits for building relationships with elected officials. Learn who Congress and state legislators listen to; what congressional staffers believe are the most effective communications tactics for influencing undecided Members of Congress; and how to conduct effective in-person meetings, influence legislators at town hall meetings, as well as effective advocacy in the state/district.
Brad Fitch, Congressional Management Foundation

Inside The Mind Of A Reporter (Basic Media Training)

Learn to take advantage of every interview opportunity, regardless of the format. Mark Bernheimer, a renowned health care media trainer and former CNN reporter, imparts crucial tips in a lively and engaging seminar. This training session makes extensive use of actual news clips, anecdotal discussion, and realistic on-camera video drills for selected volunteers. Walk away from this session with an understanding of the media’s “rules of engagement,” basic motivations of modern day news reporters, and four types of interview questions you shouldn’t answer.
Mark Bernheimer, MediaWorks Resource Group

Welcome Reception

5:45 - 8:00 p.m.

Join your colleagues for networking and entertainment in the ballroom. This casual reception includes a live band, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and a cash bar. Enjoy yourself and get energized for the amazing programming to follow in the days ahead.

Tellers Committee Orientation

5:50 - 6:20 p.m.

A required session for volunteers selected to serve on the NCCL Tellers Committee.

Reference Committee Orientation

5:50 - 6:20 p.m.

A required session for volunteers selected to serve as NCCL reference committee members.

Friday, April 28

Pilates

6:00 - 6:45 a.m.

Chapter Peers Networking Breakfast

7:00 - 8:00 a.m.

Share a meal and network with members of your chapter.

Town Hall Meeting

7:30 - 8:00 a.m.

AAFP senior leaders address current issues of critical importance.

MACRA and Quality Payment Programs

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Contituency Caucuses

9:15- 10:30 a.m.

Each constituency (women, minorities, new physicians, IMGs, and LGBT physicians) meets separately to discuss the reference committee agendas and resolutions. Brief remarks will also be heard for co-convener candidates.

REFERENCE COMMITTE HEARINGS

10:45 - 11:30 a.m.

Education

Testimony on resolutions referred to the reference committee will be heard.

Organization and Finance

Testimony on resolutions referred to the reference committee will be heard.

Lunch, Awards and Plenary Session

11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.  

Reference Committee Hearing: Heath of the Public and Science

1:30 - 2:15 p.m.

Testimony on resolutions referred to the reference committee will be heard.

Reference Committee Hearing: Advocacy

2:00 - 2:45 p.m.

Testimony on resolutions referred to the reference committee will be heard.

Reference Committee Hearing: Practice Enhancement

2:30 - 3:15 p.m.

Testimony on resolutions referred to the reference committee will be heard.

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

3:15 - 4:30 p.m.

Working Effectively with Millennials

“It’s a millennial world.” This is what most headlines are telling us about the world of work today and the future. With four generations at work, why are we paying so much attention to just one? What is the most appropriate and effective way to lead this generation of workers? What can leaders do to ensure the success of this generation? While effective management is individual, leadership is broader. This session will help you understand the trends and the tactics to employ in hiring, engaging and retaining this demographic group.
Pamela Green, Pamela L Green Solutions, LLC

Unleash the Leader Inside of You

Move past mediocrity and plateaus and take your leadership to new heights. Hear the secrets to overcoming complacency, outdated thinking, and how to shift to new self-leadership tactics to create sustainable success. Learn how the best leaders build lasting connections, collaborate fearlessly, and generate great performance.
Steve Gutzler, Leadership Quest LLC

Focus on Family Physician Well-Being

Learn about recent family physician burnout data and why the AAFP has identified this as a top priority for our members. Participants will understand the family physician ecosystem and how all the parts influence family physician well-being, as well as the concept of deliberate well-being planning. Hear how others are addressing and improving family physician well-being.
Clif Knight, MD, FAAFP, AAFP

Messaging Tough Stories (Advanced Media Training)

Engaging with reporters is enough of a challenge when the questions are friendly. This seminar takes the process a step further with more challenging issues, geared to help participants learn to navigate controversial topics. Learn to contend with a hostile reporter, and witness an in-session “ambush” interview. Volunteer to “face the reporter” on camera, and review the result with feedback from the facilitator and input from the group. Leave the session with an enhanced understanding of media messaging, and the importance of representation during an interview..
Mark Bernheimer, MediaWorks Resource Group

Identifying Your Productivity Style

Candidate Forum and Elections

4:45–5:45 p.m.

Conference registrants will vote for the next NCCL leaders. Hear candidate remarks and vote for AMA-YPS Delegate and Member Constituency Alternate Delegates.
All new physician attendees who meet the AAFP and AMA criteria will vote in the AMA-YPS Delegate election. Chapter delegates from the women, minority, IMG, and LGBT constituencies will vote in the Member Constituency Alternate Delegate election.

Saturday, April 29

Yoga

6:00 - 6:45 a.m.

Breakfast Caucus and Network

7:00 - 8:15 a.m.

Begin your day by sharing ideas with your conference peers. Member constituency delegates will caucus and discuss reference committee actions.

Parliamentary Procedure, Business Session, and Conference Closing

8:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

A basic overview of parliamentary procedure to assist with business proceedings.
Javette Orgain, MD, MPH, FAAFP, AAFP speaker
Alan Schwartzstein, MD, FAAFP, AAFP vice-speaker

Lastly, with the use of a consent calendar, the five constituencies debate resolutions from each of the five reference committee hearings and take action on the resolutions brought forward.