2017 Highlights

Look Back at 2017 National Conference

Thank you for participating in the 2017 National Conference. You and your peers added yourselves to the family medicine equation through workshops, main stage sessions, and networking with peers and potential employers.

Social Media Highlights

See social media posts from the conference.

Main Stage Sessions

Watch the Main Stage sessions you experienced, or share them with your friends who couldn't attend.

Opening Main Stage Session

Disrupting the Status Quo: Clinical Innovation in Primary Care

Panelists: Rushika Fernandopulle, MD; Sachin H. Jain, MD; Jay Lee, MD; Manisha Sharma, MD
Moderator: T.R. Reid

The session covered how primary care is undergoing dramatic and fundamental change with the rapid shift toward team-based, technology-enabled care. Policymakers and payers are increasingly recognizing the role of primary care in delivering better health and quality at a lower cost, particularly for vulnerable and underserved populations. The panelists explained why they were encouraged by what these changes will mean for the future of family physicians.

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Friday Main Stage Panel Session

Empowering a New Generation of Physician Advocates: A Fishbowl Conversation

Presenter: Douglas E. Henley, MD, FAAFP and Shawn Martin

AAFP executive leaders Douglas Henley and Shawn Martin discussed the increasing need for family physicians to advocate for social, economic, educational, and political policies that support the health and well-being of society as a whole. During this fishbowl conversation, the speakers looked at the role of a physician advocate and how to identify and seize opportunities to be a force for positive change.

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Closing Main Stage Session

American Family Physician Podcast

Presenters: Steven R. Brown, MD; Brett Daily, MD; Kalina Ehrenreich-Piot, DO; Ryan Evans, MD; Justin Jenkins, DO; and Evan Werk, MD

The American Family Physician Podcast highlighted favorite take-home messages in a special live taping of its podcast. The session featured audience engagement and a special family medicine VIP guest to answer audience questions.

American Family Physician, one of the top journals in primary care, publishes evidence-based clinical review articles to benefit a full-spectrum family medicine practice. The AFP Podcast debuted in 2015 and is regularly in the top 10 medical podcasts with 25,000 downloads per month.

For more information on the AFP Podcast, visit http://www.aafp.org/afppodcast or follow @AFPPodcast(twitter.com) on Twitter.

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