• Family Medicine Advocacy Summit

    Fight for Family Medicine in the Nation's Capital

    • Learn about the issues facing family medicine and best practices for sharing your story with elected officials.
    • Get practical, hands-on experience advocating within the legislative process.
    • Meet with your legislators on the Hill and impact family medicine policy.

    Note: Due to COVID-19, FMAS 2020 is canceled. Please check back for information to come on FMAS 2021.

    Help Advance the Specialty of Family Medicine

    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.

    Questions?

    Contact:
    grassroots@aafp.org


    Registration and Fees

    Registration for the Family Medicine Advocacy Summit is closed. Watch this space for information about FMAS 2021.


    FMAS Schedule at a Glance

    Curious about what was covered at FMAS? See the 2019 schedule »


    Hotel Information for the Family Medicine Advocacy Summit

    Check back for details on FMAS 2021, including hotel information.


    Access FMAS via the AAFP Events App

    Want to build your FMAS schedule and stay updated on the Family Medicine Advocacy Summit? The AAFP Events App is available for Apple, Android, and mobile devices and will contain a link to download the 2021 FMAS Event after registration is live.

    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.

    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.