2015 Highlights

Look Back at 2015 National Conference

Thank you for participating in the 2015 National Conference, where you and your peers explored the family medicine specialty through workshops, main stage sessions, and networking with peers and potential employers.

Social Media Highlights

See social media posts from the conference.

Main Stage Sessions

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

Opening Main Stage Session

Health is Primary for Students and Residents

Panelists: Thomas Cornwell, MD, FAAFP; Manisha Sharma, MD; and Karen Smith, MD, FAAFP
Moderator: Lauren Hughes, MD, MPH, MSc, FAAFP

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.  Panelists discussed how they are working to achieve the "quadruple" aim of better health, better quality, lower cost, and joy of practice.

  • Read more about how this session energized students and residents.

Friday Main Stage Panel Session

Practicing Excellence: The Why and What of Becoming a Great Clinician

Presenter: Stephen Beeson, MD

Dr. Beeson reviewed what it means to be a physician that creates impact, makes a difference, inspires others, and participates in making care better. He profiled the highly effective physician and the benefits that come to patients, teams, and physicians by becoming better, continuously learning, and leading the team.

Closing Main Stage Session

Family Physicians: Yesterday's Foundation, Tomorrow's Future

Presenter: Robert Wergin, MD, FAAFP

AAFP President Dr. Robert Wergin shared insights on the conference theme "Family Physicians: Yesterday's Foundation, Tomorrow's Future."