Main Stage and Featured Presenters

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Thursday, August 7 - Saturday, August 9, 2014

Kansas City Convention Center

Kansas City, MO

Opening Main Stage Session

Thursday, August 7, 9:30 - 10:45 a.m.

Paul Grundy, MD, MPH, FACOEM, FACPM

  • Global Director of Healthcare Transformation for IBM Corporation
  • Member of the ACGME Board of Directors
  • President of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative, a coalition he led in creating in 2006

Dr. Grundy will examine the evolution of health care away from just an episode of care to a proactive, healing, and personal trusting relationship. He will discuss family medicine as the foundation of health care transformation, as well as why family physicians are best positioned to lead the nation in the continued evolution of the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) to ensure that it is the best way to deliver comprehensive, patient-centered primary care to the patients, families, and the communities they serve.

Friday Main Stage Panel Session

Friday, August 8, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Four panelists will share unique perspectives on practice opportunities and career options for family physicians on topics including academic medicine, rural medicine, urban medicine, and direct primary care. Each panelist will contribute personal insights and relevant experiences. Attendees will have the opportunity to speak informally with the panelists for 30 minutes following the presentation.

Lilia Cardenas, MD

  • Physician at Greater Lawrence (Massachusetts) Family Health Center
  • Residency program inpatient obstetric team supervisor 
  • Former consultant for the global health organization Population Services International


Keith Davis, MD, DABFM, FAAFP

  • AAFP 2014 Family Physician of the Year
  • 2012 Idaho Family Physician of the Year
  • Medical Director of the Shoshone (Idaho) Family Medical Center

Abbas Hyderi, MD, MPH

  • Associate Dean of Curriculum at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Family Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
  • 2010 Illinois Academy of Family Physicians Teacher of the Year

Ryan Neuhofel, DO, MPH

  • Founder of NeuCare Family Medicine - a direct primary care practice in Lawrence, Kansas
  • NeuCare patients receive nearly all-inclusive primary care for an affordable membership fee
  • Former chief resident of the University of Kansas Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program

Closing Main Stage Session

Saturday, August 9, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Reid Blackwelder, MD, FAAFP

  • Current AAFP President
  • Director of the Medical Student Education Division for the Department of Family Medicine at East Tennessee State University's James H. Quillen College of Medicine
  • Past program director of the ETSU Kingsport Family Medicine Residency Program for more than 13 years

Dr. Blackwelder will inspire you to become patient-centered in your attitude and your actions, and show you how to have fun while doing so. It is never too early to recognize your power of personal choice. Come and nurture yourself and leave with life tools and hope! You have indeed made the right choice to follow your heart and respond to the call to becoming a healer.

Featured Workshop Presenters

Bob Phillips, MD, MSPH, FAAFP

Becoming Family Medicine: Reshaping the Landscape of Health Care

Thursday, August 7, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:15 - 2:15 p.m.

  • American Board of Family Medicine Vice President of Research and Policy
  • Past Director of the Robert Graham Center
  • Past Vice Chair of the U.S. Council on Graduate Medical Education

The evidence for family medicine’s value is still mounting, but it is under-resourced, under-estimated, and threatening to the current business model for health care. However, there are shifts in the health system that will create a real opportunity for family medicine to become what it was created to be. Family medicine will emerge from this disruption more robust than ever. But, family medicine must also undergo change to increase its value. Dr. Phillips will discuss how current students and residents are our best hope for achieving what family medicine must become.