Family Medicine Congressional Conference
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Monday, April 7 - Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Return to this page to register in January 2014.
The Family Medicine Congressional Conference is an exceptional opportunity to understand federal advocacy, get up-to-date on current priorities for family medicine, receive practical, hands-on experience with the legislative process, and share the power of your story with confidence in Washington, D.C. -- all in two days.
- LEARN the fundamentals of advocacy.
- ENGAGE legislators in issues important to you and your patients.
- SHARE your experience.
- INSPIRE change.
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.
“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
"It was powerful to be in the presence of over two hundred physicians who not only dedicate their lives to caring for patients, families, and communities, but also make advocating for them a priority."
— Marissa Black, Tulane MD/MPH Candidate 2013