• ACLF Schedule Details


    Wednesday, April 28–Preconference Sessions

    2–2:45 p.m.

    ACLF Chapter Innovations Showcase

    3–3:45 p.m.

    ACLF Chapter Innovations Showcase

    4–6 p.m.

    Overcoming “Imposter Syndrome”: Everyone Has the Potential for Leadership
    In this workshop, learn how to amplify your voice and advocate for issues that are relevant to you. 

    Thursday, April 29

    8–8:45 a.m.


    Morning Windup: Networking Breakfasts
    Bring your own breakfast and connect with chapter members.

    9–9:30 a.m.

    Opening Plenary
    Ada Stewart, MD, FAAFP, AAFP President

    9:45–10:45 a.m.          BREAKOUT SESSIONS

    Grassroots and Key Contacts: Making the Most of Your Physician Members
    Constituent physicians’ relationships with their members of Congress can be some of the most effective ways for AAFP members to influence policymaking on Capitol Hill. Join Heather Cutler, the AAFP’s senior manager for political affairs and member engagement, to discuss the AAFP’s latest updates to its grassroots engagement strategy and key contacts program.
    Heather Cutler, Senior Manager for Political Affairs and Member Engagement, AAFP

    How to Build and Cultivate Trust With Others
    Can you optimize for trust? Yes! Learn how you can cultivate trust in your business relationships by focusing on the three keys to trustworthy leadership and the seven elements of trust-building communications. Community builder KiKi L’Italien will give you the road map you need to create a strategy for building trust in yourself and your organization.
    KiKi L’Italien

    11–12 p.m.                  BREAKOUT SESSIONS

    Leadership During and Post-COVID
    Leadership is always a challenge, but especially during a global pandemic. Join your colleagues for a lively, facilitated dialogue with Peter O’Neil, FASAE, CAE, a long-time association CEO with extensive experience working with staff and volunteer teams. The primary discussion will be around leadership during and post-COVID. Join us to identify the challenges that lie ahead and the steps you can take as you reassess and plot your direction. Participants will leave with the confidence necessary to navigate their chapter through uncertainties resulting from the pandemic.
    Peter J. O'Neil, FASAE, CAE, Chief Executive Officer, ASIS International

    Understanding and Engaging Osteopathic Medical Schools
    For every U.S. MD senior student who matched into family medicine in 2020, almost nine DO seniors also matched into family medicine. AAFP and chapter connections to osteopathic medical education and its stakeholders have been limited as a result of the newness of many osteopathic schools coupled with historic divides in the allopathic and osteopathic communities. Due to key differences in the medical education process and student experiences, the strategies employed to support allopathic medical schools are not likely to have the same results at osteopathic medical schools. Learn about the role of the osteopathic medical education system in growing the family medicine workforce, key differences between allopathic and osteopathic medical schools in structures and processes, and advice to aid in developing a strategy to better engage osteopathic schools, faculty, students, and staff, as well as pitfalls to avoid.
    Ashley Bentley, MBA, CAE (Facilitator)
    Rebecca Stoll, OMS-III, Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine (Panelist)
    Gregory K. Griggs, MPA, CAE, North Carolina AFP (Panelist)
    Dana Lawrence, Michigan AFP (Panelist)
    Ian Coker (Panelist)

    12:15–12:45 p.m.

    ACLF Chapter Staff Lunch
    LIMITED TO CHAPTER STAFF

    1–2 p.m.                      BREAKOUT SESSIONS

    What to Watch for With a Democratic President and Congress
    Now that the president has signed into law the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, what’s next? Join the AAFP’s political consultants, Sarah Kuehl Egge and Amy Jensen Cunniffe with SplitOak Strategies, as they look ahead to the next few months—what to watch for, who the main political players are, and what’s up next on the agenda.
    Amy Jensen Cunniffe and Sarah Kuehl Egge, SplitOak Strategies

    ABFM Update and Chapter Pilot Program Case Study
    In this split session, the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) will provide an overview on major updates to ABFM certification, followed by a joint presentation with the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians on the chapter pilot program. Learn the latest updates on Family Medicine Certification Longitudinal Assessment (FMCLA), the Knowledge Self-Assessment (KSA) revision process, new offerings, and Performance Improvement (PI) Activities. The second portion of the session will focus on the pilot programs funded by the ABFM in 2020 and a case study with the Ohio AFP that illustrates how chapters and the ABFM can mutually benefit from collaboration.
    Ashley Webb, Director of Outreach, American Board of Family Medicine
    Kaitlin McGuffie, Director of Foundation and Strategic Programs, Ohio AFP

    2:15–3:15 p.m.            BREAKOUT SESSIONS

    Will Artificial Intelligence Expand Family Medicine Comprehensiveness?
    There is a significant amount of hype and investment in artificial intelligence (AI) for health care. This session will explore the potential perils and promise of AI for family medicine, as well as our potential role to help steer its future.
    Steven Waldren, MD, MS, Vice President and Chief Medical Informatics Officer, AAFP

    How-to Hybrid—What’s Next for Events
    We made it through the “Year of Virtual Events” and now the big question is, “What exactly is hybrid and how do I do it?” It’s more than livestreaming the general session. Hybrid is here to stay and the groups that build successful models now set themselves up for the future. In this session, two experts share their of-the-moment thinking in a conversational style, leaving you with key takeaways to implement in your events.
    Beth Surmont, 360 Live Media
    Arianna Rehak, Matchbox Virtual

    3:30–4:30 p.m.           

    Chapter Staff With the AAFP EVP/CEO
    Discuss current issues during an informal session with AAFP Executive Vice President/CEO Shawn Martin.
    LIMITED TO CHAPTER STAFF

    Friday, April 30

    8-8:45 a.m.

    Morning Windup: Networking Breakfasts
    Bring your own breakfast and connect with chapter members.

    9–10 a.m.        Town Hall Meeting

    The AAFP’s senior leadership will address current issues of critical importance.

    10:15–11:15 a.m.        BREAKOUT SESSIONS

    Navigating Change: A Chapter Leader’s Role in Advancing Racial Equity
    The year 2020 brought with it a collective awakening to the pandemic of racial inequality in America. Racism was acknowledged as a social determinant of health, and calls to action to eliminate it from our institutions and systems followed. As a leader in the field, the AAFP was well positioned to be outspoken on this topic, citing its policies and providing education to members. However, for some chapters, these conversations were new and difficult, evoking feelings of helplessness about what to do next. This session provides an opportunity for chapters to hear from one another about the challenges and opportunities related to becoming a leader on racial equity in order to improve health outcomes in their states and support the growing diversity of members.
    Danielle D. Jones, PhD, MPH, Director, Center for Diversity and Health Equity, AAFP (Facilitator)
    Wayne Forde, MD, FAAFP, Ohio AFP (Panelist)
    Sarah Gerrish, MD, FAAFP, Idaho AFP (Panelist)
    Lillian Wu, MD, FAAFP, Washington AFP (Panelist)

    Top Tech Tools for 2021
    Too busy with work to keep track of the best new tech for 2021? Don't worry! Your Nerdy Best Friend has been bookmarking the best new and improving tech tools. Join us for this 60-minute, app-packed session to get the highlights of the tech of today that will help you tomorrow.
    Beth Ziesenis, Your Nerdy Best Friend

    11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.           BREAKOUT SESSIONS

    Scope of Practice
    Nurse practitioners and physician assistants are critical components of the health care team but expansion of scope of practice continues to upend the physician-led team care model in state houses nationwide. Join American Medical Association (AMA) staff to discuss the state-of-play and how to navigate scope battles to ensure patient safety is prioritized.
    Kim Horvath, JD, American Medical Association, Scope of Practice Partnership

    1–1:45 p.m.          Keynote

    2–3 p.m.                      BREAKOUT SESSIONS

    New Ideas for Tackling the Preceptor Shortage
    Primary care clerkships are struggling to obtain and retain quality clinical training sites. Learn about strategies, resources, and incentives chapters can use to help states address the critical shortage of family medicine training sites for medical students. These ideas and resources were developed through a multiyear, interprofessional, interdisciplinary initiative led by the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) to address not only the difficulty in finding clinical training sites but also the quality of education taking place in these environments.
    Ann Rutter, MD, Medical Student Education Director, Albany Medical College

    Put a Little Zip in Your Zoom: Techniques to Engage Your Online Audiences
    Yet another videoconference? Yawn. Your attendees are suffering from Zoom fatigue, and it's time to wake them up! Your Nerdy Best Friend, aka author Beth Z, will share tips and tricks to make online meetings and events more engaging and interactive. Learn the secrets to whiteboards, breakout room tips for productive peer-to-peer interactions, hacks for easier screen sharing, and Zoom settings for extra visual features.
    Beth Ziesenis, Your Nerdy Best Friend

    3:15–4:15 p.m.            BREAKOUT SESSIONS

    Deep Dive: Keys to Hybrid Event Success
    Now that sponsors, organizers, and attendees have all experienced the “power of virtual,” event organizers all over the world are planning for the future—hybrid events. In light of exciting opportunities to bring back in-person experiences while supplementing with the power of virtual, we will break down hybrid events from the event planner’s perspective to give you a great sense of how you'll plan and execute a strong hybrid event. In this session, learn how to craft a hybrid event to meet your in-person and virtual attendees’ needs, how to differentiate your attendee and sponsor experience while maximizing value for both, and what roles and skills you'll need for success.
    Liz King Caruso, Liz King Events & techsytalk

    Advocacy in Action—State and Federal Legislative Priorities
    The AAFP remains committed to working with chapters and federal policymakers to advance a family medicine-friendly agenda in state houses and in Congress. David Tully, director of the AAFP’s Division of Government Relations, and Eric Waskowicz, manager of the AAFP’s Center for State Policy, will be on hand to discuss the AAFP’s state and federal priorities and answer questions from chapter staff.
    David Tully, Director, Division of Government Relations, AAFP
    Eric Waskowicz, Manager, Center for State Policy, AAFP

    Saturday, May 1

    7–8 a.m.

    Chapter Presidents/Presidents-elect Breakfast
    Network with AAFP and chapter leaders and discuss current issues.
    Ada Stewart, MD, FAAFP, AAFP President; and Sterling Ransone Jr., MD, FAAFP, AAFP President-Elect
    LIMITED TO CHAPTER PRESIDENTS AND PRESIDENTS-ELECT

    9:15–11:30 a.m.  

    (15-minute break)
    Your Role as Board Member and Leader—Virtually, In Person, and Beyond
    Michael Fraser, PhD, MS, CAE, FCPP, Chief Executive Officer, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials