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

Students and Residents$99

Schedule at a Glance

Monday, April 18 
7:00 - 8:30 a.m.Breakfast 
7:45 - 7:55 a.m.Welcome & Opening Remarks
7:55 - 8:15 a.m.Introduction of Conference Issues and Special Guests
8:15 - 8:45 a.m.Keynote Remarks from the Surgeon General
8:45 - 10:00 a.m.New Payment Models Under MACRA
10:15 - 11:15 a.m. Making Teaching Health Center GME Permanent
11:15 - 11:30 a.m.Making Health Primary in Washington, DC
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Lunch
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.Lunch with Primary Care Caucus Co-Chairs
1:30 - 1:45 p.m.FamMedPAC Update
2:00 - 3:00 pmCurbing Prescription Drug Abuse
3:15 - 4:15 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

  • Chronic Deisease Management
  • Direct Primary Care
  • Mental Health Reform
  • Lobbying 201
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 
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

The AAFP meeting room block is available for stays between April 16 - April 18. Any stays occuring outside these dates will be subject to standard hotel rate and availabilty. Please contact the hotel directly to reserve your room and be sure to refer to the FMCC room block when booking.

Online Registration

Registration for FMCC 2016 is now live.

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

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“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

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.