Gain fresh insights from four dynamic keynote presentations, ranging from topics on COVID-19 and racial disparities to advocacy efforts, medical myths, and evidence-based medicine, that will leave you feeling inspired and empowered to return to office. In addition, AAFP leadership will address new realities in family medicine and what the Academy is doing to move the specialty forward.
New AAFP President Ada Stewart, MD, from Columbia, SC, will share what led her to pursue family medicine and various leadership roles within the Academy and medical profession. Stewart will also address her goals as president over the next year and emphasize the impact she hopes to leave on the AAFP and the family medicine specialty.
Ada D. Stewart, MD, FAAFP, AAFP president-elect, is a family physician with Cooperative Health in Columbia, South Carolina. She advocates on behalf of family physicians and patients to inspire positive change in the US health care system. Stewart has been a practicing family physician with Cooperative Health, formerly Eau Claire Cooperative Health Centers, since 2012 and currently serves as lead provider and HIV specialist. A member of the AAFP since 1995, Stewart has served in several leadership positions at the state and national level. Born and reared in an underserved urban area of Cleveland, Ohio, Stewart has committed her career to ensuring uninsured and low-income families have access to high quality health care. In the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001, Stewart enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserves and has achieved the rank of Colonel. Stewart has also earned additional certification in HIV care from the American Academy of HIV Medicine and is certified as a hospice medical director by the Hospice Medical Director Certification Board.
Founder & CEO, Advancing Health Equity
Bias and racism are everywhere—even in health care. Activist Uché Blackstock, MD, breaks down the historical and current-day context of health inequities, including how the Coronavirus has exposed the world to racial health disparities. Blackstock will also shed light on the important topics of diversity, equity, an inclusion in an effort to impact modern health care practices.
Uché Blackstock, MD, is a thought leader and sought-after speaker on health inequities and
racism in health care. She is the Founder and CEO of Advancing Health Equity, which partners with health care and health care-related organizations to address the critical factors contributing to health inequity, through talks, workshops, and consulting services. In 2019, Blackstock was recognized by Forbes magazine as of one of 10 Diversity and Inclusion Trailblazers You Need to Get Familiar With. Her writing has been featured in the Chicago Tribune and STAT News for The Boston Globe.
She was formerly an associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and the Faculty Director for Recruitment, Retention and Inclusion in the Office of Diversity Affairs at NYU School of Medicine. She left NYU School of Medicine in December 2019 after almost 10 years on faculty to focus on Advancing Health Equity. Blackstock received both her undergraduate and medical degrees from Harvard University.
Professor of Health Law & Science Policy
Author of “Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?”
In the era of internet searches and insta-filtered glamour, misinformation on health and wellness is everywhere. What’s credible? What’s not? Health science expert, Netflix star, and bestselling author Timothy Caulfield, amplifies the importance of evidence-based medical research as he debunks a variety of harmful celebrity falsehoods by breaking down their pseudoscience myths.
Caulfield is an unrivalled communicator who debunks myths and assumptions about innovation in the health sector — from research on stem cells to diets to alternative medicine — for the benefit of the public and decision-makers. He is a Canada Research Chair in health law and policy, a professor in the Faculty of Law and the School of Public Health, and a research director of the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta. Caulfield writes frequently on a range of health and science policy issues and is the author of two national bestsellers. He is also the host and co-producer of the award-winning, hit documentary TV show, “A User’s Guide to Cheating Death,” which is currently streaming on Netflix.
Leading infectious disease expert
For months, he’s played a lead role in the United States’ response to the coronavirus pandemic. Now the nation’s top infectious disease expert, Anthony Fauci, MD, will deliver a state-of-the art lecture on the latest developments in COVID-19 science and how they impact your work on the frontlines of health care. Be there as he discusses the historical impact of COVID-19, steps to instill patient trust as information and our understanding of COVID-19 evolve, and more.
Anthony Fauci, MD, is an American physician and immunologist who has served as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) since 1984. Since January 2020, he has been one of the lead members of the Trump administration's White House Coronavirus Task Force addressing the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. Fauci is one of the world's leading experts on infectious diseases, and during the early stages of the pandemic The New Yorker and The New York Times described Fauci as one of the most trusted medical figures in the United States. As a physician with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Fauci has served American public health in various capacities for over 50 years, and has been an advisor to every U.S. president since Ronald Reagan. He has made contributions to HIV/AIDS research and other immunodeficiency diseases, both as a scientist and as the head of the NIAID at the NIH. From 1983 to 2002, Fauci was one of the world's most-cited scientists in scientific journals.
In this pivotal year for America, leading political health care experts will offer a dynamic presentation around the 2020 Presidential Election and the health care landscape in 2021 and beyond. Hear both sides of the political aisle reflect on the health care system and what the future holds for family medicine.
Staff writer, Los Angeles Times
Haberkorn covers Congress in Washington, DC. She has reported from Washington since 2005, spending much of that time roaming the halls of the U.S. Capitol. Before arriving at The Times, Haberkorn spent eight years at Politico writing about the 2010 health care law, a story that took her to Congress, the states, health care clinics and courtrooms around the country. She also covered Congress and local business news for the Washington Times. Haberkorn is a native of the Chicago area and graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis.
Partner, Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas
Rosen is one of Washington’s foremost experts on America’s complex health care system—and a master of both the politics and policies that shape it. With more than two decades of experience developing and advancing health policy initiatives on Capitol Hill and in the private sector, Rosen has been named a “Top Lobbyist” by The Hill. He advises a wide range of health care stakeholders, from established players to startups trying to gain a foothold in Washington, DC. Immediately prior to becoming a partner at Mehlman Castagnetti, Rosen served as chief health policy advisor to Majority Leader Bill Frist, MD (R-TN), where he helped pass legislation related to Medicare prescription drug benefits, public health preparedness, and patient safety.
Founder and President, Jennings Policy Strategies Inc.
Jennings is an over 30-year veteran of the White House, Congress, and the private sector. He served for nearly nine years as the Senior Health Care Advisor to both President Obama and President Clinton. For a decade, he was a policy advisor for three Senators on the Senate Aging and Finance Committees, including David Pryor and John Glenn. From his positions, Mr. Jennings has helped pass, enact and implement the ACA, CHIP and numerous other health reforms. He currently is President of Jennings Policy Strategies (JPS), a nationally respected health care consulting firm.
Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy
As the family medicine landscape continues to change, Stephanie Quinn, the AAFP’s senior vice president for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy, will share what the Academy is doing in Washington, DC—on behalf of its members and the specialty—to move the specialty forward.
Stephanie Quinn serves as senior vice president, advocacy, practice advancement and policy. She oversees the AAFP Divisions of Government Relations and Practice Advancement as well as the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care. She directs legislative and private sector advocacy on issues such as value-based models of care and increasing health care access. Prior to joining the AAFP in 2019, Quinn served more than 15 years of government relations and legislative experience in the health care industry, including with the AAFP, American Society of Radiation Oncology, and various Blue Cross Blue Shield organizations.
Professor/Pre-Doctoral Education Director, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts (UMass) Medical School, Worcester
In health care, change is the only constant. Each year, you’re faced with legislation and technology that continue to push the specialty in new directions. How do you keep up? Back by popular demand, Frank J. Domino, MD, offers insight on implementing evidence-based practice recommendations. This jam-packed presentation provides a clinical perspective and understanding on how medical statistics can help translate the best medical literature into patient care.
Dr. Domino is a professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester. He is the editor-in-chief of The 5-Minute Clinical Consult; author and editor of the new Manual Medicine for Allopathic Providers, an easy-to-use handbook/video series of manual procedures we can use in the office; editor of a weekly evidence-based practice update, which reviews clinically relevant articles; and the host of the "Frankly Speaking About Family Medicine" podcast. Dr. Domino is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He completed his residency at Hunterdon Medical Center in Flemington, New Jersey, where he was the chief resident.
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