Family Medicine Congressional Conference

Tuesday, May 12 - Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Renaissance Washington, DC, Downtown Hotel
Washington, DC

Share your personal experiences to help advance family medicine at the Family Medicine Congressional Conference (FMCC), May 12-13 in Washington, DC. Learn to tell your story to members of Congress in order to help make a positive difference. Better understand the issues that affect family medicine at the federal level, learn about current priorities, and get practical, hands-on experience with the legislative process—all in two days. Explore the 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.

For more information, please contact Lorlita Alexander.

Schedule at a Glance

May 12 
7:00 - 8:45 amBreakfast Available
7:45 - 8:15 amWelcome & Opening Remarks
8:15 - 8:45 amHHS Leadership in Advancing Primary Care
8:45 - 10:00 amPlenary Session: The Value of Primary Care
10:00 - 10:15 amBreak
10:15 - 11:30 amPlenary Session: Physician Workforce and Graduate Medical Education
11:30 - 11:45 am
Teaching Health Center Video
11:45 - 1:30 pmLunch: Health Care Issues Ahead in Congress
1:30 - 1:45 pmFamMedPAC Update
1:45 - 2:45 pmPlenary Session: Family Caregivers and the Management of Chronic Conditions
2:45 - 3:00 pmBreak
3:00 - 4:15 pmBreakout Sessions
  • Health Information Technology
  • Primary Care Research for a Practicing Family Doctor
  • Primary Care and Public Health: Advocacy Opportunities
  • Lobbying 201
4:15 - 4:30 pmBreak
4:30 - 5:15 pmState Delegation Planning
5:15 - 5:30 pmBreak
5:30 - 6:30 pmFam MedPAC & Grassroots Reception
May 13 
8:00 - 9:15 amBreakfast Available
9:15 - 5:00 pmCongressional Office Visits

Registration Fees

Member $295
Students and Residents$99


The FMCC room block at the Renaissance Washington, DC, Downtown hotel is now full. Reservations may no longer be made online but may be confirmed on a rate and space-available basis by contacting the hotel directly(

Please also be prepared to make seek accommodations elsewhere.

“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

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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.