NCCL Session Descriptions

Wednesday, April 25

Turn three days of dynamic leadership development into four with the preconference session—Family Medicine Advancing Health Equity. This session is included in your conference registration fee.

Family Medicine Advancing Health Equity

1:30–4:30 p.m.

Join this powerful preconference on the important role of family medicine in advancing health equity. Facilitated discussions and participative workshops will get attendees ready to stand against injustices that cause health disparities and become change agents leading the way to health equity.

Speakers/Contributors:

Viviana Martinez-Bianchi, MD, FAAFP, Duke Department of Community and Family Medicine

Jennifer Edgoose, MD, MPH, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Kim Yu, MD, FAAFP, Ambulatory and Urgent Care, CEP America

Danielle Jones, MPH, AAFP Center for Diversity and Health Equity

Christina Kelly, MD, FAAFP, Mercer University School of Medicine

Bonzo Reddick, MD, MPH, FAAFP, Mercer University School of Medicine

Jewell Carr, MD, Carolinas Medical Center

Karen Smith, MD, FAAFP, Family Medicine Practice of Karen L. Smith, MD

Brian Frank, MD, Oregon Health & Science University

Denise V. Rodgers, MD, FAAFP, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Lloyd Michener, MD, Duke Department of Community and Family Medicine


ACLF/NCCL Meet and Greet

6–7 p.m.

Get a jumpstart on your conference experience during this casual networking event. Light refreshments will be provided.

Thursday, April 26

Yoga

6–6:45 a.m.


Networking Breakfast

7:15–8:30 a.m.


First-Time Attendee Orientation and Resolution Overview

7:30–8:30 a.m.

Learn relevant takeaways from NCCL leaders. Familiarize or reacquaint yourself with resolution writing. Hear what resolutions are, how resolutions should be crafted, what the AAFP does with resolutions.

First-time attendees are highly encouraged to attend. All other attendees are welcome to assist with this interactive session.


Opening Session and Plenary

8:45–10:15 a.m.

Hear welcome remarks from AAFP President Michael Munger, MD, FAAFP, Commission on Membership and Member Services Chair Michael Sevilla, MD, and NCCL Convener Shani Muhammad, MD, FAAFP, followed by your NCCL keynote speaker.


Plenary: Disruptive Leadership

We all recognize that huge changes are needed in our country, national systems, organizations, and practices. It is critical that every attendee recognize that they are leaders and potential agents of change. During our time together, we will review some of the situations that attendees face through pre-session work, and note common themes. We will explore options for disrupting the status quo in ways appropriate for the individual’s style and situation. At the end of the session, each attendee should feel empowered to advocate for change, and feel a personal responsibility to do so.

Reid Blackwelder, MD, FAAFP, Past AAFP President, ETSU Department of Family Medicine


Constituency Discussion Groups

10:30 a.m–12 p.m.

Each constituency (women, minorities, new physicians, IMGs, and LGBT physicians) meets to discuss issues and identify priorities in an effort to help members prepare for resolution writing in the afternoon. Attendees will also have an opportunity to review resolutions from 2017 and the actions taken on them.


General Luncheon

12–1 p.m.

Colleagues from ACLF and NCCL gather for lunch.

Open to ACLF chapter leaders and NCCL attendees


Resolution Writing

1–3 p.m.

Members from all five constituencies come together to write resolutions based on conversations in the discussion group sessions earlier in the morning. Reference materials are available online. The AAFP’s leadership and staff members are available, as well as colleagues from ACLF, to assist in resolution preparation.

A committee of content experts will review each resolution. Resolutions are subject to minor grammatical and substantive changes, as deemed appropriate.


Joint Session Caucus

3:15–4:15 p.m.

Chapter delegates from all five constituencies come together to hear speeches from the 2019 NCCL convener candidate, as well as the new physician board candidates. A question and answer session will follow the speeches from the convener candidate and new physician board candidates.

Voting takes place on Friday.


BREAKOUT SESSIONS

4:30–5:45 p.m.

Health Policy Strategy: Case Studies on How to Successfully Pass Legislation By Building Coalitions and Neutralizing the Opposition

Our medical degrees place us in a unique position to affect change in our communities through health policy. But we can’t do it alone. This presentation reviews four case studies in physician-led health policy successes, and focuses on the coalitions that were built that led to their successes. In the interactive format, you will work with a small team to work through a case study, and determine who your likely allies are (and how to activate them), who the opposition may be (and how to neutralize them), and how to legislatively achieve your goals. Together, we will review your ideas and look at what really happened that led to the health policy success.

Ravi Grivois-Shah, MD, MPH, FAAFP, Banner/University of Arizona College of Medicine


Leadership Listen and Learn

AAFP members who followed different family medicine career paths discuss what opportunities are available for you to lead, and how to take your leadership to the next level.

Christina Kelly, MD, FAAFP, Moderator, Mercer University School of Medicine

Tamaan Osbourne-Roberts, MD, FAAFP

Ann Tseng, MD

Venis Wilder, MD


How to Remedy “Advocacy Apathy”

Motivating advocates can be extremely challenging. Through the media, internet, and even Hollywood, citizens are bombarded with messages that their voices don’t make a difference in our democracy. Moreover, some grassroots networks are just worn out—either because previous efforts have been unsuccessful or the legislative process grinds too slowly. This presentation will provide tools and strategies for working with grassroots advocates. It will offer information from Congressional Management Foundation research to help organizations convince their supporters that their voices do make a difference, and provide motivational tools to turn citizen-slouches into citizen-SUPER-advocates!

Brad Fitch, Congressional Management Foundation


Crisis Media Training for Chapter Leaders and Staff

Engaging with reporters is enough of a challenge when the questions are friendly. This seminar takes takes the process a step further with challenging issues, geared to help participants learn to navigate controversial topics. Learn to contend with hostile reporters and patients during a public relations crisis. Volunteer to “face the reporter” (a former CNN correspondent) on camera, and review the results with feedback from the facilitator and input from the group. Leave the session with an enhanced understanding of media messaging, and the importance of representation during an interview.

Mark Bernheimer, MediaWorks Resource Group


Welcome Reception

5:45–8 p.m.

Join your colleagues for networking and entertainment in the ballroom. This casual reception includes a live band, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and a cash bar. Enjoy yourself and get energized for the amazing programming to follow in the days ahead.


5:50–6:20 p.m.

Tellers Committee Orientation

This is a required session for volunteers selected to serve on the NCCL Tellers Committee.


Reference Committee Orientation

This is a required session for volunteers selected to serve on the NCCL Reference Committees.

Friday, April 27

Pilates

6–6:45 a.m.


AAFP “Meet Your Chapter Peers” Breakfast

7–8 a.m.

Share a meal and network with chapter members.


Town Hall Meeting

7:30–8:00 a.m.

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


MACRA/QPP Update with CMS

8-8:45 a.m.

In 2018, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) Quality Payment Program (QPP) enters its second performance period. Hear directly from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on the major changes to the QPP program and how physicians should be preparing their practice for participation in the QPP.

Michael Munger, MD, FAAFP, AAFP President and CMS Representative


Constituency Caucuses

9–10:15 a.m.

Each constituency (women, minorities, new physicians, IMGs, and LGBT physicians) meets separately to discuss the reference committee agendas and resolutions. Brief remarks will also be heard for co-convener candidates.


Break

10:15–10:30 a.m.


REFERENCE COMMITTEE HEARINGS

10:30–11:15 a.m.

Testify on resolutions referred based on topic.

Health of the Public and Science

10:30–11:15 a.m.

Organization and Finance

10:30–11:15 a.m.


Lunch, Awards, and Plenary

11:30 a.m.–1:15 p.m.

Speaker TBD


REFRENCE COMMITTEE HEARINGS

1:30–3:15 p.m.

Testify on resolutions referred based on topic.

Education

1:30–2:15 p.m.

Advocacy

2–2:45 p.m.

Practice Enhancement

2:30–3:15 p.m.


BREAKOUT SESSIONS

3:15–4:30 p.m.

Insightful Decision Making in an Over-Thinking World

Family physicians who are association leaders face complex decisions. Not everyone will agree and tensions may escalate. The result can be over thinking or people who agree just to keep the peace. Learn practical tips to leverage neuroscience and combine analytics with a gut feeling for optimal decision making. The session combines research with results from 77 leadership interviews to show how to use all parts of your brain for optimal decision making.

Shelley Row, PE, MBA, Shelley Row Associates, LLC


Primary Care Spending       

In July 2017, the Milbank Memorial Fund published a study entitled, “Standardizing the Measurement of Commercial Health Plan Primary Care Spending.” This session will focus on the key findings from that report, and how chapters can use the information to drive reforms in their states.       

Rachel Block, Milbank Memorial Fund          

R. Shawn Martin, AAFP


Examining Ourselves to Understand Others: Moving Toward Health Equity

Learn how bias and privilege can contribute to health inequities. While change needs to be made at an institutional level, cultural transformation needs to first be explored personally. Organizers will facilitate an activity that will actively engage participants in the private experience and public lens of intersectionality. We hope this helps frame ongoing discourse and engagement in moving toward health equity.

Jennifer Edgoose, MD, MPH, FMAHealth Health Equity Team
 

I Didn’t Sign On For This! Leading in Times of Change

Today’s increasing pace of change can create a personal and work life that mirrors the experience of standing on the baseline of a tennis court while your opponent fires tennis balls from a tennis cannon at you. Change can seem constant—before you can assimilate to one change, another comes along. Accepting and addressing change isn’t complicated, but it can be difficult. This session will make it easier and less stressful.

Mike Collins, The Perfect Workday Company


Health Policy: Forming Coalitions to Affect Change in Your Community

Our medical degrees place us in a unique position to affect change in our communities through health policy. But we can’t do it alone. This presentation reviews four case studies in physician-led health policy successes, and focuses on the coalitions that were built that led to their successes. In the interactive format, you will work with a small team to work through a case study, and determine who your likely allies are (and how to activate them), who the opposition may be (and how to neutralize them), and how to legislatively achieve your goals. Together, we will review your ideas and look at what really happened that led to the health policy success.

Ravi Grivois-Shah, MD, MPH, FAAFP, Banner/University of Arizona College of Medicine


Using Technology to Be More Productive

Overwhelmed by the number of apps that can help you stay organized, streamline your workload, or even manage your travel? Need a primer on how to use your phone for more than checking email and catching up on Facebook? With all this technology at your fingertips, learn how to maximize the tools available to make you a more informed and efficient leader. Be prepared to take notes because these apps will improve your life in a huge way!

Liz King Caruso, techsytalk, Inc.


Candidate Forum and Elections

4:45–5:45 p.m.

Conference registrants will vote for the next NCCL leaders. Hear candidate remarks and vote for the American Medical Association’s Young Physicians Section (AMA-YPS) delegate and member constituency alternate delegates.

All new physician attendees who meet the AAFP and AMA criteria will vote in the AMA-YPS delegate election. Chapter delegates from the women, minority, IMG, and LGBT constituencies will vote in the member constituency alternate delegate election.

Saturday, April 28

Yoga

6–6:45 a.m.


Caucus and Networking Breakfast

7–8 a.m.

Begin your day by sharing ideas with conference peers. Member constituency delegates will caucus and discuss reference committee actions.


Parliamentary Procedure, Business Session, and Conference Closing

8:15 a.m.–12 p.m.

A basic overview of parliamentary procedure to assist with business proceedings.

Alan Schwartzstein, MD, FAAFP, AAFP speaker

Russell Kohl, MD, FAAFP, AAFP vice-speaker

Lastly, with the use of a consent calendar, the five constituencies debate resolutions from each of the five reference committee hearings and take action on the resolutions brought forward.