2017 National Conference

Students, Residents Set Course by Electing New Leaders

July 29, 2017 03:50 pm News Staff Kansas City, Mo. –

The 2017 AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students set new attendance records once again. According to preliminary numbers, the AAFP hosted some 5,100 people here July 27-29, including 1,691 medical students and 1,147 residents.

Delegates to the National Congress of Family Medicine Residents and the National Congress of Student Members chose new leaders July 29 to represent them in the coming year. Here are the election results:

AAFP Board of Directors resident and student member candidates: Alexa Mieses, M.D., M.P.H., of the Duke University Medical Center Family Medicine Residency in Durham, N.C., and John Heafner, of St. Louis University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo.  

Alexa Mieses, M.D., M.P.H.

John Heafner

Co-chairs of the 2018 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students: Kristina Dakis, M.D., of the University of Illinois at Chicago Family Medicine Residency, and Victoria Boggiano, of Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, Calif.

Kristina Dakis, M.D.

Victoria Boggiano

Alternate resident and student delegates to the 2017 AAFP Congress of Delegates: Natalie Britt, M.D., of the Memorial University Medical Center Family Medicine Residency in Savannah, Ga.; Vicky Bakhos Webb, M.D., M.B.A., of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center of the Permian Basin Family Medicine Residency in Odessa; Sway Wu, of Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit; and Anna Askari, of Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus

Resident and student members of the AAFP Foundation Board of Trustees: Jay-Sheree Allen, M.D., of the Family Medicine Residency at Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education in Rochester, Minn., and Michael Keller, of Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis

Resident and student members of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Board of Directors: Isabel Chen, M.D., M.P.H., of the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program, and Ranjani Natarajan, of Albany Medical College in New York, N.Y.

Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors Board of Directors resident member: Katherine Hartl, M.D., of the University of Arizona Family Medicine Residency in Tucson

Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) Network national coordinator: Chandler Stisher, of the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham

(Note: All resident and student electees must be confirmed by the AAFP Board of Directors or the board of directors/trustees of the organization to which they were elected.)

In addition, appointed student and resident leadership positions are still available, including

  • representatives to five AAFP commissions (Commission on Continuing Professional Development, Commission on Governmental Advocacy, Commission on Health of the Public and Science, Commission on Membership and Member Services, and Commission on Quality and Practice);
  • FMIG Network regional coordinators;
  • student liaison to the Student National Medical Association;
  • representatives to the AMA; and
  • members of the AAFP Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Committee, and Annals of Family Medicine Editorial Board.

Details and application materials are available online.

Additional Resources
2017 National Conference: Day Two(storify.com)

2017 National Conference: Day One(storify.com)