Update: After careful consideration, the AAFP is canceling FMAS.
Update: After careful consideration, the AAFP is canceling FMAS.

Family Medicine Advocacy Summit | May 18-19 | Canceled

AAFP will transfer or credit your registration fee.

After careful consideration of information from the CDC and our experts, the AAFP has determined that it is necessary to cancel The Family Medicine Advocacy Summit that was scheduled for May 18 - 19.

We know that you were looking forward to Family Medicine Advocacy Summit as an opportunity to personally engage with new information and renew professional relationships, and the decision to cancel isn’t one we took lightly. Here is why we decided to cancel this event:

  • We recognize that many of you are working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 outbreak and that you need to remain in your community to serve patients.
  • Within the health care industry, it is important that we lead by example through social distancing and not contribute to further spread of the virus.

You will receive an email soon with details about how to transfer registration or request a refund. In the meantime, please contact the AAFP’s Member Resource Center at (800) 274-2237 or aafp@aafp.org with any immediate questions you may have.

If you reserved a room, please contact the hotel directly to cancel your reservation.

SCAM ALERT: Please note there are scams trying to capitalize on the COVID-19 situation and associated event cancelations. If you receive communication regarding AAFP event refunds or registration transfers and you are uncertain if it is from the AAFP, please contact us at aafp@aafp.org or (800) 274-2237 to verify.

Thank you for all you do to support family medicine.

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.

Registration and Fees

Registration for the Family Medicine Advocacy Summit is closed.




FMAS Schedule at a Glance

FMAS Hotel Information

Grand Hyatt Washington(www.hyatt.com):
1000 H St NW
Washington, DC, 20001

See Also

Access the FMAS 2020 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 will contain a link to download the 2020 FMAS Event after registration is live. You can download the 2019 FMAS Event app here(app.core-apps.com).

You will be able to use the app 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.