Fellowship Convocation Breakfast

Friday, September 15 | 7:00 - 8:30 a.m.

Grand Hyatt San Antonio
Please Note: Convocation is for new fellows who have never been conferred.

Outstanding member physicians are awarded the Degree of Fellow during this special ceremony attended by peers and Academy leadership. AAFP Fellows have fulfilled requirements in many areas, including lifelong learning, practice quality and improvement, volunteer teaching, public service, research, and more.

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Event details

Date and Time: Friday, September 15, 2017; 7:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Location: Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Texas Ballroom - ABC
Dress: Business Attire

Check-in Times and Location

In order to attend the breakfast and receive recognition for the Degree of Fellow, you must go to the Fellowship Check-in Booth at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center to pick up the following items:

  • Tickets for the breakfast
  • Fellow Pin
  • Fellow Ribbon
  • Fellow Lanyard

The Fellowship check-in booth is located at:
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center Fellow Registration Area

Registration Times

DateTime
Date: September 12, 2017
Time: 11:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Date: September 13, 2017
Time: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Date: September 14, 2017
Time: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Arrival

Fellows should plan to arrive at the hotel no later than 6:45 a.m. on Friday, September 15. Be sure that you have tickets for you and your guest(s). If you are driving, your tickets can be picked up outside of the Ballroom at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Texas Ballroom - ABC the day of the event. Please arrive about 30 minutes early.

Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please come early if you have a large party.

Breakfast schedule

Upon registering on site at the Fellowship Exhibit booth, you will be given a card with your name, an assigned number, and a set of these instructions on the fellowship convocation process during breakfast.

The breakfast will consist of the following elements:
7:00 - 7:07 a.m. - Welcome and invocation/reflection
7:07 - 7:30 a.m. - Breakfast
7:31 - 8:20 a.m. - Fellows to stand to take the Degree of Fellow pledge with process to follow as outlined:

  • After taking the pledge, Fellows will be asked to line up according to your assigned number.
  • As your name is announced, you will walk on stage to be greeted by the President and receive your certificate.
  • A picture of you and the President will be taken as your certificate is handed to you. (An email will be sent to you 4-6 weeks after the convocation with information on how you can obtain your picture.)
  • You will walk off the stage on the other side to sit down.

8:20 - 8:25 a.m. - President remarks
8:25 - 8:30 a.m - Closing remarks/announcements

Your certificate will be mailed to you 4 to 6 weeks after the breakfast.

Parking

  • Hourly self-parking: First hour $10, each additional hour is $5, with a maximum of $30
  • Hourly valet parking: First hour is $20, each additonal hour is $5, with a maximum of $40
  • Self-parking: $29 per night
  • Valet parking: $39 per night