Family Medicine Congressional Conference

Monday, April 18 - Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Washington Court Hotel on Capitol Hill
Washington, DC

All your specialty needs is you

Family medicine is integral to a better health care solution. But it needs your voice.

Learn to tell your story. At Family Medicine Congressional Conference (FMCC), you will learn how to turn your experiences into teaching moments. In two days, you will:

  • Gain practical, hands-on experience with the legislative process.
  • Explore vital issues, and then confidently address Congress with fellow family physicians on payment reform, graduate medical education (GME), and other topics.
  • Unite your voice with those of your colleagues at FMCC to help advance the specialty.

Share your voice for family medicine. Register now

Registration Fees

Before March 4$250
After March 4$295
Students and Residents$99

Schedule at a Glance

Monday, April 18 
7:00 - 8:30 a.m.Breakfast Buffet
7:45 - 8:15 a.m.Welcome & Opening Remarks
8:15 - 8:45 a.m.Keynote Remarks from the Surgeon General
8:45 - 10:00 a.m.Mental Health Reform
10:15 - 11:15 a.m. 11:15 a.m.Making Teaching Health Center GME Permanent
11:15 - 11:30 a.m.Health is Primary
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Lunch Buffet
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.Lunch with Primary Care Caucus Co-Chairs
1:30 - 1:45 p.m.FamMedPAC
1:45 - 3:00 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

  • Chronic Deisease Management
  • Direct Primary Care
  • Curbing Prescription Drug Abuse
  • Lobbying 2012
3:15 - 4:15 p.m.New Payment Models Under MACRA
4:30 - 5:00 p.m.State Delegation Planning
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.FamMedPAC & Grassroots Reception
Tuesday, April 19 
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.Breakfast Buffet
9:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Visits to Congressional Offices


Washington Court Hotel on Capitol Hill
525 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

Reserve your room online( or call 800-321-3010 to book a room at the FMCC rate.

Be sure to request the AAFP room block when booking over the phone.

Reservations made before March 18 will be guaranteed at the conference rate. Reservations made after March 18 are subject to general hotel rate and space availability.

“I’d personally encourage each and every AAFP member to become involved in the political process. Their future depends on it, and one way to definitively do this, is to participate in the FMCC program.”

— Joseph A. Lieberman III, MD, MPH

Online Registration

Registration for FMCC 2016 is now live.
Register before
March 4 and save $45.

Or mail in or fax a registration form(109 KB PDF)

Congress 101 Webcast

refresh your civics knowledge in just a few minutes with our webcast about congress

Sponsored by AAFP and the Council of Academic Family Medicine (CAFM), FMCC educates participants on family medicine’s legislative priority issues, trains attendees on how to lobby on Capitol Hill, and allows participants to put these skills to use with federal legislators and their staff. Advocacy is a high priority of AAFP and the CAFM organizations. Every family physician and educator can learn how to be effective in Washington and at home.