Networking and Community Service

Networking Opportunities

National Conference Orientation

Thursday | 8:00 – 8:45 a.m.
Location: 2504

You don’t want to miss this bird’s-eye view of educational sessions, congress activities, networking opportunities, and much more. National Conference Resident and Student Chairs will highlight key
events, let you know about new activities and sessions, and offer tips to make the most of your time and experience.

Minority Special Interest Discussion

Thursday | 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Location: 3501 B/D

Facilitators will lead this highly interactive forum that gives you the opportunity to ask questions, share information, and network with your peers. Learn about opportunities in family medicine. Discuss issues relevant to minorities entering medicine. Hear about and share knowledge of helpful resources
that are available.

International Medical Student Special Interest Discussion

Thursday | 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.
Location: 2206

This highly interactive forum gives you the opportunity to ask questions, share information and resources, and network with like-minded peers. Facilitators will lead discussions on topics such as the opportunities and relevant issues facing students attending international medical schools.

Chat and Chew

Thursday | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Expo Hall

Buy your lunch in the Expo Hall, and then join AAFP leaders and topic experts for facilitated roundtable discussions during Chat and Chew. Check the mobile app for the list of discussion topics.

AAFP Member Interest Groups (MIGs)

The AAFP created member interest groups (MIGs) for members who have shared professional interests. Meet and discuss with peers who share your interests in these areas during National Conference.

AAFP Member Interest Group:

  • LGBT
    Thursday, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
    Location: 2206
  • POCUS
    Thursday, 4 – 5 p.m.
    Location: 2207
  • Reproductive Health
    Thursday, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
    Location: 2203
  • Rural Health
    Friday, 1 – 2 p.m.
    Location: 2205
  • Single Payer Health Care
    Friday, 10 – 11 a.m.
    Location: 2208

FMIG Breakfast

Friday | 7:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Location: 2215 A/B/C

Network with FMIG leaders and medical students from across the country. Learn about the FMIG Network Program of Excellence (PoE) Awards, and be there when this year’s winners are honored.
Stay and hear how the AAFP collaborates with other family medicine student organizations.

Global Health and Family Medicine: Finding Your Best Pathway Into Global Health

Friday | 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Location: 3501 D

Network and learn from global health leaders how family medicine prepares physicians for many different roles abroad and domestically. Also, hear from your peers about how they found their best pathway into global health.


Community Service

Donate Blood

Friday | 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday | 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Expo Hall, Booth 2531

Save lives by donating blood. It’s residents vs. students! Who will help us most as we try to collect 120 pints for the Community Blood Center of Greater Kansas City? Appointment and walk-in times are available.

Help Children in Haiti

Thursday – Saturday
Location: Expo Hall, Booth 1411

Help the AAFP Foundation improve the lives of children in Haiti by giving a monetary donation or donating school supplies (e.g., colored pencils, pens, crayons, markers, etc.), toothbrushes, and toothpaste to the Family Medicine Cares International program at the Foundation Booth 1411.