Leawood-Based American Academy of Family Physicians Brings Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students to Kansas City
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(800) 274-2237, ext. 5224
WHO: More than 1,000 family medicine residents and medical students
WHAT: 2004 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students (31st year)
WHERE: Kansas City Convention Center, 415 West 13th St., Kansas City, Mo.
WHEN: Wednesday, July 28 - Saturday, July 31
Highlights of this year's conference include:
- Opening Session - Michael Fleming, M.D., AAFP president, will speak about his commitment to family medicine and the unique role family physicians play in the health care system and community. (Wednesday, July 28, 6 p.m.)
- Visioning Family Medicine's Future - An interactive panel discussion on the Future of Family Medicine Project and medical education will be followed by open forums led by panelists and elected AAFP leaders. (Thursday, July 29, 8:30 - 11:00 a.m.)
- Stephen J. Jackson, M.D., Memorial Lecture - Regina Benjamin, M.D., will discuss caring for medically underserved populations. (Friday, July 20, 8:30 a.m.)
- 2004 Family Physician of the Year - Eric Ossowski, M.D., chief of family and primary care medicine for the Phoenix Indian Medical Center, will discuss the importance of understanding the impact of different cultures on the effective delivery of health care. (Friday, July 20, 1 and 4:15 p.m.)
- Guest Lecture - Samuel LeBaron, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of family medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine and the director of Stanford's Center for Education in Family and Community Medicine, will discuss current health care issues and the role family physicians play as leaders and innovators. (Saturday, July 31, 1 p.m.)
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Founded in 1947, the AAFP represents 110,600 physicians and medical students nationwide. It is the only medical society devoted solely to primary care.
Approximately one in four of all office visits are made to family physicians. That is 240 million office visits each year — nearly 87 million more than the next largest medical specialty. Today, family physicians provide more care for America’s underserved and rural populations than any other medical specialty. Family medicine’s cornerstone is an ongoing, personal patient-physician relationship focused on integrated care.
To learn more about the specialty of family medicine, the AAFP's positions on issues and clinical care, and for downloadable multi-media highlighting family medicine, visit www.aafp.org/media. For information about health care, health conditions and wellness, please visit the AAFP’s award-winning consumer website, www.FamilyDoctor.org.