• Family Medicine Advocacy Summit 2021

    Virtual Event | Tuesday, May 18–Wednesday, May 19

         Tuesday, May 18, 2021 | 6:30 PM CT – Live Training Session
         Wednesday, May 19, 2021 – FMAS Virtual Advocacy Day

    Fight for Family Medicine in the Nation's Capital

    You have the power to influence legislation that directly affects your practice. Register for FMAS to

    • Engage with Congress as a constituent whose expertise and authority are uniquely valuable.
    • Learn how to tell a memorable story about your practice, patients, and community.
    • Build a strong connection to your representatives.


    Help Advance the Specialty of Family Medicine

    FMAS is your once-a-year chance to join colleagues and directly engage policymakers in the push to solve family medicine's most pressing issues.

    The day before FMAS Virtual advocacy day — Tue., May 18 — you'll be briefed in the live training session on the three policy areas at the center of AAFP lobbying right now:

    1. Securing Medicaid pay parity
    2. Locking in telehealth flexibility for primary care
    3. Improving primary care access for patients enrolled in high-deductible health plans

    To prepare you prior to the live training session, there will be a short series of on-demand training modules. You’ll learn how to speak persuasively about these issues, share stories from your practice with lawmakers and their staffs, and influence the legislative process. Registrants will learn more about these sessions in the coming weeks.

    Registration Fees

    Physicians: $75
    Students and Residents: $50

    Online registration has ended. You may still register for this event by contacting the Member Resource Center at (800) 274-2237.

    Once you register for FMAS, your state chapter will request congressional meetings on your behalf and provide you with a schedule. You can use your work or home address to establish constituency with the representatives you'll speak with. 

    Cancellation Policy

    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.

    2021 Family Medicine Advocacy Summit Training

    Congress needs to hear from you on the biggest issues affecting your practice. These three on-demand training sessions will show you what successful legislative advocacy looks like. You’ll also learn how to bring your unique perspective and authority as a family physician to meetings with your representatives.

    AAFP Advocacy Climate
    From statehouses to the U.S. Capitol, AAFP advocacy is everywhere. Here's how we do it, why it matters, and how to add your voice to the fight for family medicine.

    Navigating Congressional Offices
    What to expect when you've set a meeting with your member of Congress — before, during and after your interaction.

    Virtual Lobbying
    Your successful FMAS 2021 advocacy meeting starts here, whether you already know your congressional reps or are starting from scratch.