Family Medicine Advocacy Summit

Monday, May 20 - Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Register Now for FMAS

Help us fight for family medicine! Register today for the FMAS 2019.

FMAS Scholarship    

Are you a student or family medicine resident interested in attending the Family Medicine Advocacy Summit in 2019? Apply for the FMAS Scholarship!

 

Register Now for FMAS

Help us fight for family medicine! Register today for the FMAS 2019.

Fight for Family Medicine in the Nation’s Capital 

Join family physicians from around the country to represent your patients and your profession on Capitol Hill. Over the course of two days, you will learn about the issues facing family medicine and best practices for sharing your story with elected officials. The Summit is the perfect opportunity for family physicians to get practical, hands-on experience advocating within the legislative process.

We hope you will join us from May 20-21, 2019, at the Marriott Marquis Hotel(www.marriott.com) in Washington, DC.


Registration and Fees

Registration information for the 2019 Family Medicine Advocacy Summit.

Attendee Type

On or Before April 5, 2019

 

After April 5, 2019

 

Attendee Type

:

General Attendee

On or Before April 5, 2019

 

:

$290

After April 5, 2019

 

:

$340

 

Attendee Type

:

Students/Residents

On or Before April 5, 2019

 

:

$150

After April 5, 2019

 

:

$150

 

FMAS Schedule at a Glance

Sunday, May 19, 2019FMAN Pre-conference
Sunday, May 19, 2019: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.FMAN Pre-conference: New Advocate Orientation
Sunday, May 19, 2019:  FMAN Pre-conference:
  • Jeanette Contreras, MPP, AAFP Manager of Strategic Advocacy Communications
Sunday, May 19, 2019: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.FMAN Pre-conference: Key Contact Training
Sunday, May 19, 2019:  FMAN Pre-conference:
  • Michael D. Gottlieb, President, Ballast Research
Sunday, May 19, 2019: 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.FMAN Pre-conference: FMAN Pre-Conference Reception (Invite Only)
Sunday, May 19, 2019:  FMAN Pre-conference:  
Monday, May 20, 2019FMAS Day 1
Monday, May 20, 2019: 7:00 - 8:00 a.m.FMAS Day 1: Breakfast
Monday, May 20, 2019: 8:00 - 8:15 a.m.FMAS Day 1: Welcome Remarks
Monday, May 20, 2019:  FMAS Day 1:
  • John Cullen, MD, FAAFP, AAFP President
  • Douglas Gruenbacher, MD, Chair, AAFP Commission on Governmental Advocacy
Monday, May 20, 2019: 8:15 - 9:15 a.m.FMAS Day 1: Making the Case for Primary Care
Monday, May 20, 2019:  FMAS Day 1:
  • Andrew Bazemore, MD, FAAFP, Director, Robert Graham Center
Monday, May 20, 2019: 9:15 - 10:15 a.m.FMAS Day 1: Delivery System & Payment Innovations
Monday, May 20, 2019:  FMAS Day 1:
  • Moderator: Michael Munger, MD, FAAFP, AAFP Board Chair
  • Kavita K. Patel MD, MSHS, Managing Director of Clinical Transformation,
    the Engelberg Center for Healthcare Reform
  • Clare Pierce-Wrobel, Senior Director, Health Care Transformation Task Force
Monday, May 20, 2019: 10:15 - 10:30 a.m.FMAS Day 1: Break
Monday, May 20, 2019: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.FMAS Day 1: Innovations to Modernize Graduate Medical Education
Monday, May 20, 2019: 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.FMAS Day 1: 2019 Legislative Asks
Monday, May 20, 2019:  FMAS Day 1:
  • Robert Hall, JD, MPAff, AAFP Government Relations Director
Monday, May 20, 2019: 12:00 - 12:45 p.m.FMAS Day 1: Lunch
Monday, May 20, 2019: 12:45 - 1:30 p.m.FMAS Day 1: Healthcare in the Media
Monday, May 20, 2019:  FMAS Day 1:
  • Moderator: Shawn Martin, AAFP Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy
Monday, May 20, 2019: 1:30 - 2:15 p.m.FMAS Day 1: Keynote Speaker
Monday, May 20, 2019:  FMAS Day 1:
  • Congresswoman Kim Schrier (D-WA)
Monday, May 20, 2019: 2:15 - 2:45 p.m.FMAS Day 1: FamMedPAC and Grassroots Update
Monday, May 20, 2019:  FMAS Day 1:
  • Jeanette Contreras, MPP, AAFP Manager of Strategic Advocacy Communications
  • Mark Cribben, JD, FamMedPAC Director
Monday, May 20, 2019: 2:45 - 3:00 p.m.FMAS Day 1: Break
Monday, May 20, 2019: 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.FMAS Day 1: Breakout Session 1: Rural Health Disparities
Monday, May 20, 2019:  FMAS Day 1:
  • Julie Wood, AAFP Senior Vice President for Health of the Public, Science and Interprofessional Activities
  • Maggie Elehwany, JD, Government Affairs and Policy Vice President, National Rural Health Association
  • Robbie Boone, JD, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs and Farm Credit Council,
    Rebuild Rural Infrastructure Coalition
Monday, May 20, 2019:  FMAS Day 1: Breakout Session 2: Primary Care Investment
Monday, May 20, 2019:  FMAS Day 1:
  • Ryan Biehle, Deputy CEO for Policy and External Affairs, Colorado Academy of Family Physicians
  • Rachel Block, Program Officer, Milbank Memorial Fund
  • The Honorable Kara Odom Walker, MD, FAAFP, Secretary, Delaware Health and Social Services (invited)
Monday, May 20, 2019: 4:30 - 5:00 p.m.FMAS Day 1: State Delegation Planning
Monday, May 20, 2019: 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.FMAS Day 1: FamMedPAC and FMAN Reception
Monday, May 20, 2019:  FMAS Day 1:
  • Special Guest: Congresswoman Sharice Davids (D-KS) (invited)
Monday, May 20, 2019:  FMAS Day 1:  
Tuesday, May 21, 2019FMAS Day 2
Tuesday, May 21, 2019: 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.FMAS Day 2: Breakfast  
Tuesday, May 21, 2019: 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.FMAS Day 2: Champions of Family Medicine Awards
Tuesday, May 21, 2019:  FMAS Day 2:
  • Honoring Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY) and Congressman Brad Schneider (D-IL)
Tuesday, May 21, 2019: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.FMAS Day 2: Visits to Congressional Offices

Questions?

Contact:

grassroots@aafp.org

See Also

FMAS Scholarship    

Are you a student or family medicine resident interested in attending the Family Medicine Advocacy Summit in 2019? Apply for the FMAS Scholarship!

 

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FMAS Hotel Information

The Family Medicine Advocacy Summit will be held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel:

901 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC, 20001

Reservations may be made online(book.passkey.com) or by contacting the hotel directly at (855) 821-4281. 

If calling the hotel, please be sure to reference the AAFP FMAS room block in order to receive the special conference rate. Please note that the deadline for booking under the AAFP conference rate is April 20, 2019.

Hotel stays outside of the dates of May 19 through May 21 may be subject to standard room rates. All reservations will adhere to standard hotel booking and cancellation policies.

Should the hotel sell out and you still need accommodations during the conference, there are a number of alternative hotels nearby. Please note there is no established AAFP block at these hotels, but the following are very close/walkable to the Marriott Marquis Hotel: 

The Henley Park Hotel: 1-minute walk from FMAS
926 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC, 20001
(202) 638-5200

Renaissance Washington DC, Downtown: 3-minute walk from FMAS
999 9th St NW
Washington, DC, 20001
(202) 898-9000

Embassy Suites by Hilton Washington DC: 4-minute walk from FMAS
900 10th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 739-2001



Coming Soon: Access the FMAS 2019 Event via the AAFP Events App

Want to build your FMAS schedule and stay updated on the Family Medicine Advocacy Summit? The AAFP Events App(app.core-apps.com) is available for Apple, Android, and mobile devices and contains a link to download the 2019 FMAS Event.

Download the 2019 FMAS event before arriving at the conference and use it to:

  • Build your schedule
  • Connect with your fellow attendees
  • Receive event updates
  • Download sessions materials directly to your device

Note: to receive information about possible schedule changes, make sure you allow the app to send notifications.

Sponsored by the American Academy of Family Physicians, FMAS educates participants on family medicine’s legislative priority issues, trains attendees on how to lobby on Capitol Hill, and allows participants to put these skills to use with federal legislators and their staff. Advocacy is a high priority of the AAFP and every family physician and educator can learn how to be effective in Washington and at home.