Family Medicine Advocacy Summit

Monday, May 21 - Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Read about FMAS

Shawn Martin, senior vice president of advocacy, practice advancement and policy, lays out the event in the AAFP's In the Trenches blog.

 

Read about FMAS

Shawn Martin, senior vice president of advocacy, practice advancement and policy, lays out the event in the AAFP's In the Trenches blog.

 

Fight for Family Medicine in the Nation’s Capital 

Join the fight for family medicine in Washington, DC, at the annual Family Medicine Advocacy Summit. Learn about the legislative issues facing family medicine and best practices for lobbying. The summit provides an opportunity to share your experience in family medicine– in your own voice– with your Representatives and Senators.

Please check back often for Summit updates, and do not hesitate to reach out with any questions at grassroots@aafp.org.  


Hotel Information

FMAS 2018 will be held at the:

Washington Court Hotel on Capitol Hill
525 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

The AAFP room block at the Washington Hotel is now sold out. However, there are a number of alternative hotels nearby. Please note that there is no established AAFP block at these hotels, but the following are very close/walkable to the Washington Court Hotel: 

Kimpton George Hotel(www.hotelgeorge.com) (0.2 miles)
15 E St NW, Washington, DC 20001
202-347-4200

Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill(washingtondc.regency.hyatt.com) (0.2 miles)
400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
202-737-1234

See Also

Questions?

Contact:

grassroots@aafp.org

Agenda for FMAS 2018

Washington Court Hotel | 525 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001
Monday, May 21, 2018
Monday, May 21, 2018: 7:00 - 8:00 a.m.Breakfast Buffet – Grand Ballroom
Monday, May 21, 2018: 8:00 - 8:20 a.m.
Welcome & Introduction of Conference Issues – Grand Ballroom
Monday, May 21, 2018: 8:20 - 8:30 a.m.
Introduction of Special Guests – Grand Ballroom
Monday, May 21, 2018: 8:30 - 9:15 a.m.Physician-Focused and Advanced Payment Models – Grand Ballroom
Monday, May 21, 2018: 9:15 - 10:15 a.m.Health Care Coverage – Grand Ballroom
Monday, May 21, 2018: 10:15 - 10:30 a.m.
Break
Monday, May 21, 2018: 10:30 – 11:15 amThe U.S. Opioid Crisis – Grand Ballroom
Monday, May 21, 2018: 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Legislative Priorities – Grand Ballroom
Monday, May 21, 2018: 12:00 - 12:45 p.m.State Delegation Planning Lunch – Grand Ballroom
Monday, May 21, 2018: 12:45 - 1:30 p.m.A Media Perspective on the Nation's Capital – Grand Ballroom
Monday, May 21, 2018: 1:30 - 2:00 p.m.AAFP Advocacy Resources – Grand Ballroom
Monday, May 21, 2018: 2:00 - 2:30 p.m.Political Update
Monday, May 21, 2018: 2:30 - 2:45 p.m.Break
Monday, May 21, 2018: 2:45 - 3:30 p.m.Breakout Sessions: TBA
Monday, May 21, 2018:  1. Using Data to Improve Advocacy – Executive Room
Monday, May 21, 2018:  2. Media Communications for Advocacy – Springwood
Monday, May 21, 2018:  3. Key Contacts Advocacy Training – Grand Ballroom
Monday, May 21, 2018: 3:30 - 3:45 p.m.Break
Monday, May 21, 2018: 3:45 - 4:15 p.m.Family Physician Workforce – Grand Ballroom
Monday, May 21, 2018: 4:15 - 5:00 p.m.State Delegation Planning – Grand Ballroom
Monday, May 21, 2018: 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.FamMedPAC & Grassroots Reception – Atrium Ballroom
Monday, May 21, 2018: After 6:30 p.m.
Dinner on your own
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Tuesday, May 22, 2018: 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.Breakfast – Grand Ballroom
Tuesday, May 22, 2018: 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.Congressional Champions of Primary Care Awards – Grand Ballroom
Tuesday, May 22, 2018: 9:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.Visits to Congressional Offices

Access the FMAS 2018 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 2018 FMAS Event.

Download the 2018 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.

Registration and Fees

Registration for the 2018 Family Medicine Advocacy Summit is full and now closed. 

Attendee Type

On or Before Early Bird Date

 

After Early Bird Date

 

Attendee Type

:

General Attendee

On or Before Early Bird Date

 

:

$250

After Early Bird Date

 

:

$300

 

Attendee Type

:

Students/Residents

On or Before Early Bird Date

 

:

$150

After Early Bird Date

 

:

$150

 

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.