2016 Highlights

Look Back at 2016 National Conference

Thank you for participating in the 2016 National Conference, where you and your peers advanced the family medicine movement through workshops, main stage sessions, and networking with peers and potential employers.

Social Media Highlights

See social media posts from the conference.

AAFP News Highlights

Main Stage Sessions

Watch the Main Stage sessions you experienced, or share them with your friends who missed out.

Opening Main Stage Session

Becoming a Champion for Primary Care

Panelists: Natasha Bhuyan, MD; Jennifer Brull, MD, FAAFP; and Zubin Damania, MD (ZDoggMD)
Moderator: T.R. Reid

The session provided an overview of the Health is Primary campaign and highlighted three family physicians from around the country who are innovating and transforming primary care delivery, including a special and entertaining video debut by ZDoggMD(www.youtube.com). Panelists discussed how to become a primary care champion and how attendees can help shape the role of primary care in a rapidly evolving health care system.

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Friday Main Stage Panel Session

Healthcare Hotspotting: Innovative Approaches to Caring for Patients Experiencing Super-Utilization

Presenter: Jeffrey Brenner, MD

Dr. Brenner discussed how the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers in Camden, NJ has worked to build a network of healthcare providers, community partners, and advocates to improve the quality, capacity, and accessibility of healthcare services to the city’s most vulnerable citizens while reducing costs. He highlighted how the Coalition has worked methodically to redesign how healthcare is delivered and to target services to patients facing the most complex medical and social challenges.

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Live Recording: AFP Podcast

Presenters: Steve Brown, MD; Jake Anderson, DO; Kelsey Lewis, MD; C. Luke Peterson, DO; and Megan Hunt, MD

In the first-ever live recording of AFP Podcast, season one hosts Steve Brown, MD, Jake Anderson, DO, Kelsey Lewis, MD, C. Luke Peterson, DO, and Megan Hunt, MD, from the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix Family Medicine Residency discuss clinical takeaways from the July 15th issue of American Family Physician. AAFP Board Chair Robert L. Wergin, MD, FAAFP, joined the team for a VIP guest interview and answered questions from future leaders in family medicine.

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Closing Main Stage Session

Advocacy: A Critical Skill Set for Family Physicians

Presenter: Wanda Filer MD, MBA, FAAFP

AAFP President Dr. Wanda Filer shared how advocacy is an essential skill for family physicians to develop in order to lead U.S. health care to a more sustainable patient centered system, strengthen the health of communities, grow the primary care workforce, and close disparities in care.

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