2014 Assembly

Assembly Videos

Presidential Address

Meet Dr. Wergin

Meet newly installed AAFP President Robert Wergin, MD, FAAFP at home with his family, friends, and patients in Milford, NE.

Dr. Wergin’s Address

Hear Dr. Wergin discuss this incredible moment for health care in America, as well as the choices and tradeoffs still to be made. Learn about the new Health is Primary campaign to educate key decision-makers about the value of family medicine and primary care.

Family Physician of the Year

Meet Dr. Lovelace

Meet the 2015 AAFP Family Physician of the Year Oscar Lovelace, who practices full-spectrum family medicine in the small town of Prosperity, SC.

Dr. Lovelace's Speech

Hear Dr. Lovelace describe his switch from veterinary school to family medicine because he loved the people more than their pets. His path was made known to him because "there is joy in the practice of family medicine–servant medicine–a healing force for good in our land."

The Experience of Ebola

One of the most poignant presentations during the 2014 AAFP Assembly was AAFP member Kent Brantly, MD's first-person account of contracting the virus while on a medical mission trip to Liberia. He spent 19 days in isolation at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta and was near death when experimental medicine never before tested on humans resulted in almost sudden improvement. His address to a packed ballroom in Washington, DC, ended with a standing ovation from 3,500 of his peers. (45 minutes)

Family Medicine in the First Person

Practicing family medicine today can be both rewarding and frustrating. In these brief videos shot and edited on site in DC, hear about the challenges your colleagues face and how they address them. Learn what makes them proud to be a family doctor. And finally, enjoy their memorable and inspiring patient encounters.

Wednesday's Video


Thursday's Video


Friday's Video

UpClose Daily Editions

Missed the paper edition? Read the daily digital UpClose for a recap of past Assembly events and profiles of speakers and colleagues.



  • Welcome to Assembly (Page 1; continued on page 15)
  • Audience Engagement System (Page 3)
  • General Sessions (Page 4)
  • CME Sessions (Page 12)



  • Q&A with President Robert Wergin, MD (Page 1; continued on page 15)
  • New AAFP Leaders Selected (Page 3)
  • Expo Hall Opens (Page 8)
  • CME Sessions (Page 12)



  • HHS Announces Grants (Page 1)
  • FPOY Mixes Family Medicine with Advocacy (Page 1)
  • Celebration Sites Tell America's Story (Page 3)
  • Foundation Programs for Leaders in Medicine (Page 4)
  • CME Sessions (Page 8)



  • AAFP Member Shares His Ebola Experience (Page 1)
  • AAFP Annual Meeting Evolves into FMX (Page 1)
  • CMS Outlines New Grant Program (Page 3)
  • CME Sessions (Page 8)