General Sessions

You're not alone. Family physicians say these are their issues -- the things that keep them up at night. 

Think about old problems in a new way during the Assembly General Sessions. Hear three national speakers discuss meaningful tools, technology, and mindsets designed to help you thrive. Meet the new AAFP President Robert Wergin, MD, FAAFP, and AAFP Family Physician of the Year in these engaging sessions hosted by AAFP Executive Vice President/CEO Douglas Henley, MD, FAAFP.

All sessions will be hld in Ballroom ABC in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. CME credit will be offered for each session.

Wednesday, October 22
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
The Creative Destruction of Medicine: How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care

Explore the digital-medical revolution with cardiologist Eric Topol, MD, author of the definitive book, The Creative Destruction of Medicine. Tour of the advances in medical technology and hear how they will transform health care and the business of health care. He will also discuss the thrill of working in such exciting times—and the urgency of not being left behind.


Thursday, October 23
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Health Care in an Information Age: How Doctors, Nurses and Consumers Can Make One Another Better

Enjoy this rare opportunity to hear bestselling author, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, and social critic Anna Quindlen. Known for balancing the political with the personal, Quindlen paints a more realistic picture of modern life by placing national affairs alongside people’s daily lives.


Friday, October 24
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Closing Session:
Burnout, Happiness and Finding Your Path in the Midst of Change

What most affects your personal well-being and health? How can you begin to recognize the signs of professional exhaustion in this important? Gain insights and tips from Dike Drummond, MD, a Mayo-trained family physician who, as a business coach, works with physicians and others to prevent and recover from job burnout.