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 amBreafast with Legislator
8:45 - 10:00 amPlenary Session: Primary Care Payment Reform
10:00 - 10:15 amBreak
10:15 - 10:45 amPlenary Session: Physician Workforce and Graduate Medical Education
11:45 am - 12:00 pmBreak
12:00 - 1:30 pmLunch with Legislator
1:30 - 1:45 pmFamMedPAC Update
1:45 - 2:45 pmPlenary Session: Chronic Disease Management and Family Caregivers
2:45 - 3:00 pmBreak
3:00 - 4:15 pmBreakout Sessions
  • Primary Care Research for a Practicing Family Doctor
  • Health Information Technology
  • Advocacy to End Health Disparities
  • Lobbying 201
4:15 - 4:30 pmBreak
4:30 - 5:15 pmState Delegation Planning
5:15 - 5:30 pmBreak
5:30 - 6:30 pmReception
May 13 
8:00 - 9:15 amBreakfast Available
9:15 - 5:00 pmCongressional Office Visits

Registration Fees

Member $295
Students and Residents$99


Accommodations may be made at the Renaissance Washington, DC, Downtown hotel online(

999 9th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

Reservations made after April 10th will be confirmed on a rate and space-available basis only. Conference rates are not guaranteed for reservations made after this date. Room Rates shown do not include 14.50% Hotel Room Tax (subject to change). Total room charges will include all room fees and taxes. All cancellations must be received by 6.00 pm ET day of arrival to avoid a penalty of one night's room and tax.

“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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Mail-In Registration Form

ALSO Accepting 2015 registrations via mail or fax

Download the form(1 page PDF)

Scholarship Application

Now Accepting Scholarship applications for FMCC 2015

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STFM Advocacy Course

Take advantage of STFM's new advocacy course and learn to educate legislators on the value of family medicine, and encourage them to support expansion of a well-trained family medicine workforce.

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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.