Networking and Community Service

Networking Events

National Conference Orientation

Thursday, July 30, 2015 | 8:15 - 9:00 a.m.
Room 2105

Whether it’s your first or third time attending National Conference, you don’t want to miss this bird’s-eye view of educational sessions, congresses, networking opportunities, and much more. National Conference 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. Chapter delegates and alternate delegates are encouraged to attend.

Minority Special Interest Discussion

Thursday, July 30, 2015 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Room 2105

This highly interactive forum gives you the opportunity to ask questions, share information, and network with your peers. Facilitators will lead discussions on topics such as the vast opportunities in family medicine and relevant issues for minorities entering medicine.

Chat and Chew

Thursday, July 30, 2015 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Expo Hall

Join AAFP leaders and topic experts for facilitated roundtable discussions during Chat and Chew. This new lunchtime discussion opportunity will take place on Thursday in the Expo Hall from 12 to 1 p.m. Purchase an Expo Hall lunch ticket with your registration prior to National Conference so you can eat on site and maximize your time chatting.

Tickets will not be available for purchase on site due to contracts between the convention center and their in-house caterer.

FMIG Breakfast

Friday, July 31, 2015 | 7:00 - 8:30 a.m.
Room 2502A/B

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 Pathway: Challenges and Opportunities

Friday, July 31, 2015 | 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Room 2104B

At this educational networking session attendees will learn how family medicine prepares you to serve globally and hear about the breadth of opportunities available and how to get involved. Take this opportunity to interact with peers who will share their first-hand experiences in the global health community.

Community Service

Donate Blood

Save lives by donating blood. Help us reach our goal of collecting 100 for the Community Blood Center of Greater Kansas City. This blood drive is an important event and walk-ins are always welcome!

Help Children in Haiti

The AAFP Foundation( would like your help in meeting the basic needs of the children of Haiti. After the devastating earthquake in January 2010, the people of Haiti still struggle every day, and the children in orphanages and schools survive with next to nothing.

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

Stop by AAFP Foundation booth, #1338, in the Expo Hall to drop off your donations.

2016 National

Join us for the 2016 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students!

July 28 - July 30, 2016
Kansas City Convention Center
Kansas City, MO

Registration will open in February.

Procedural Skills Courses

Register for a procedural skills course and gain hands-on experience through procedures regularly conducted in a family medicine practice.