General Sessions

Each FMX General Session is specifically designed to send you back to your work feeling inspired, connected and equipped. And we are designing programs to both motivate and entertain you.

Wednesday, September 21 | 3:00 - 4:30 pm.

How can you improve quality, manage risk, and measure your own performance? Renowned surgeon and researcher Atul Gawande is a bold visionary for healthcare reform while acknowledging that we must first build upon what we do every day. A MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship winner, Dr. Gawande is the bestselling author of Being Mortal, The Checklist Manifesto, Complications, and Better and will inspire you to continue on your own journey of greatness.

Dr. Gawande will sign 250 copies of Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End on Wednesday, September 21 at 2:15 p.m.

Also on Wednesday: Meet the new AAFP President John Meigs, Jr., MD, FAAFP

Thursday, September 22 | 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

In an election year, how will a changing political landscape trickle down to your daily work? "Whip smart" political analyst David Wasserman will equip you with the inside scoop on what a new President and an altered House of Representatives will mean for healthcare legislation, especially legislation that impacts family medicine. Wasserman's entertaining and "scrupulously nonpartisan" style has won him fans both in print (in the Cook Political Report), online (where he earned "Best of #Twitter" honor for his 2014 real-time election coverage), and on the air as an analyst for NBC News, ABC World News, CNN, NPR and C-SPAN.

Friday, September 23 | 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Standing on top of a mountain isn't important. It's about the journey. Alison Levine has climbed the highest peak on every continent, served as the team captain of the first American Women's Everest Expedition, and skied across the Arctic Circle. She will share practical, humorous, and unconventional leadership insight to help you scale the peaks you aspire to climb.

Also on Friday: Meet the 2017 AAFP Family Physician of the Year.

General Sessions are not approved for CME credit.

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Earn a year's worth of Prescribed CME credit!
35 Live PLUS
25 Enduring credits

Sept 20 - Sept 24
Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL


The feeling of energy - of being with so many peers in one room - is what I valued most from attending the General Sessions.

— 2015 General Session Attendee

It was inspiring and exhilarating!

— 2015 General Session Attendee