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Race for NCSC Offices Ends as Delegates Pick New Leaders
By News Staff • Kansas City, Mo.
New physician alternate delegates to the AAFP Congress of Delegates: Kisha Davis, M.D., of North Potomac, Md., and Christina Kelly, M.D., of University Place, Wash.
Special constituency alternate delegates to the AAFP Congress of Delegates: Leila Hagshenas, M.D., of New York; Kevin Wang, M.D., of Seattle; Asim Jaffer, M.D., of Peoria, Ill.; Tamaan Osbourne-Roberts, M.D., of Denver; Joseph Perez, M.D., of New London, Conn.; and Karla Booker, M.D., of Lilburn, Ga. (Note: The special constituency delegates and alternate delegates represent the following constituency groups: gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender, or GLBT, physicians; international medical graduates, or IMGs; minority physicians; and women physicians.)
AAFP delegates to the AMA Young Physicians Section: Melissa Jefferis, M.D., of Columbus, Ohio, will serve with Ajoy Kumar, M.D. of Saint Petersburg, Fla., who is completing his second term.
2012 NCSC convener: Jay Lee, M.D., M.P.H, of Long Beach, Calif.
2012 special constituency co-conveners: Hagshenas and Wang (GLBT constituency); Sarah Jacob, M.D., of Garden City, Mich., and Jaffer (IMG constituency); Osbourne-Roberts and Perez (minority constituency); and Booker and Rachel Franklin, M.D., of Oklahoma City (women's constituency).
Thirteen chapters sent full delegations to the conference, with at least one representative from each of the five constituencies. A total of 152 people participated in this year's NCSC, including 67 first-time attendees. The delegates considered 58 resolutions.
In addition, 199 individuals attended the concurrent Annual Leadership Forum.
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