News From 2010 Annual Assembly
AAFP President Roland Goertz, M.D., shares a smile with the audience after outgoing President Lori Heim, M.D., presents him with the presidential medal during the 2010 Scientific Assembly opening ceremony.
(9/30/2010, 6:45 p.m.) -- AAFP President Roland Goertz, M.D., of Waco, Texas, reached out to all AAFP members during his address in Denver on Wednesday when he said, "We are an incredibly diverse group of people," in terms of our political affiliations, our demographics and our opinions on the Academy's policies and actions during the past year. "Change of the magnitude we are trying to accomplish always meets resistance," said Goertz, adding that AAFP members are "bound together because we believe in family medicine, and we are family physicians." More
Minnesota alternate delegate Lynne Lillie, M.D., of Lake Elmo, tells the Reference Committee on Education during testimony on Sept. 27 that the AAFP should research costs and outcomes of care provided in primary care physicians' practices and compare them with those of nurse practitioners, as well as doctors of nursing practice.
(9/30/2010, 6:40 p.m.) -- The Congress of Delegates has requested that the AAFP fund a study comparing the practices of primary care physicians and nurse practitioners. Specifically, delegates adopted a resolution Sept. 28 calling on the Academy to fund a Robert Graham Center study to evaluate the quality of existing studies that compare the two groups of health care providers, including in terms of health care outcomes and cost effectiveness. More
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