Reconnect with Your Peers

Nothing beats being together in person!

That’s why we’ve added more networking events and activities to this year’s schedule.

FMX Celebration: A Family Medicine Experience

Tuesday, September 20
7–9 p.m. | Walter E. Washington Convention Center

To make this long-awaited gathering extra special, we’re kicking the week off with an epic family reunion featuring the can’t-miss Emerald City Band.

Join your peers for one unforgettable evening as you celebrate this unstoppable specialty. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and cash bar available.

Free for all FMX attendees. Bring the family for just $35 apiece (free for children 12 and under). Buy extra tickets when you register. 


6:30 p.m. | Convention Center, Hall D

Upgrade your FMX Celebration festivities with your own VIP experience. Proceeds support future family medicine leaders and expanding health care services in underserved communities.


Your VIP ticket gets you this and more:

Unlimited drinks from the hosted bar

Special photo opp for you and your guests

Early access to FMX Celebration: A Family Reunion

A song from the band...just for YOU

Primary Care Forum

Tuesday, September 20 | 2–5 p.m.
Convention Center, Room 209BC

Join your peers and the Robert Graham Center team for a panel discussion on The Landscape of Integrated Behavioral Health–Who, What, and Where, featuring researchers, clinicians, and policymakers. A presentation on the Robert Graham Center, small-group research consultations, and refreshments to follow. 

To attend, please RSVP to

Community Service Activity

Tuesday, September 20 | 4–7 p.m.
Wednesday, September 21 | 7–9 a.m.
Convention Center, Level 1—East Salon (across from registration)
while supplies last

Give back to the local DC community by volunteering to help inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers, and future family physicians. 

Volunteers will create early childhood STEAM circuitry kits for second- through fifth-grade students participating in STEAM-related programs at the Boys & Girls Club of Washington, DC.

AAFP Foundation Annual Recognition Event

Thursday, September 22 | 6 p.m.
by invitation only

Each year, the AAFP Foundation recognizes its most loyal donors with an exclusive evening of fun and celebration. Contact the Foundation’s Tracy Ingram to learn more about this event.

New Physician* Happy Hour

Wednesday, September 21
6:30–8 p.m.
Penn Social DC

Raise a glass with your peers! This must-attend networking event is your chance to connect with fellow new physicians and reunite with residency classmates. 

*New physicians in their first seven years after residency completion

National Research Network Working Reception

Wednesday, September 21
6:30–8 p.m.

Convention Center, Level 2—West Overlook

Interact with your colleagues and staff from the AAFP National Research Network on the topic of primary care research. Come prepared to listen, learn, and share your input. Limited drink tickets and food provided.

Member Constituencies Meet and Greet

Thursday, September 22
5:30–7 p.m.
Convention Center, Ballroom
Pre-Function – Level 3

Come celebrate the AAFP’s diversity. Whether you identify with one of the five member constituencies (women, minority, new physician, international medical graduate, or LGBTQ+) or are a supporter, connect with old friends or meet new ones.

Chat and Chews

Wednesday, September 21–Friday, September 23
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Convention Center, Salons ABC

Connect with your peers and favorite presenters to find answers to your questions during these engaging lunch group opportunities. (Sessions are not eligible for CME credit.)


Member Interest Groups (MIGs)

Meetings: Tuesday, September 20–Friday, September 23
Times and locations vary

Reception: Thursday, September 22 | 5:30–7 p.m.
Convention Center, Ballroom Pre-Function – Level 3

Have a particular passion about patient care? Find your Member Interest Group (or groups!). You’ll hear about the MIG's progress and achievements from the past year, plus set goals for the upcoming year.

Adolescent Health

Wednesday, September 21
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | 209A

Climate Change and Environmental Health

Wednesday, September 21
1–2 p.m. | 208AB

Direct Primary Care

Friday, September 23
10–11 a..m. | 208AB

Emergency Medicine/Urgent Care

Thursday, September 22
10 a.m.–12 p.m. | 203A  

Global Health

Wednesday, September 21
1 p.m. | 203AB

Home-based Primary Care

Thursday, September 22
12–1 p.m. | 208AB

Independent Solo / Small Practice

Thursday, September 22
2–3 p.m. | 203AB

Integrative Medicine

Friday, September 23
10–11 a.m. | 204A 

Lifestyle Medicine

Wednesday, September 21
1–2 p.m. | 204A  

Medical Aid in Dying

Wednesday, September 21
5–6 p.m. | 203A  


Thursday, September 22
12–1 p.m. | 203A

Physicians for Life

Wednesday, September 21
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | 203A

Point-of-Care Ultrasound

Wednesday, September 21
5 p.m. | 208AB

Reproductive Health

Wednesday, September 21
5–6 p.m. | 204A

Rural Health

Thursday, September 22
10–11 a.m. | 204A

Single Payer Health Care

Wednesday, September 21
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | 208AB 

Technology Empowered Clinical Optimization

Wednesday, September 21
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | 204A  


Friday, September 23
10–11 a.m. | 203A

Hospital Medicine

Thursday, September 22
12–1 p.m. | 204A 

Wellness Time

Anytime | Online

Login through the Wellness app to select from a range of wellness activities for your mind, body, and soul. There you’ll find three pre-recorded Yoga sessions, a walking challenge to meet your daily step goal, and more. 

Activity data easily syncs with your Fitbit, Apple Watch, etc.

Prizes will be awarded.