Main Stage & Featured Presenters

Get Inspired at Main Stage Sessions

Plan your day around engaging Main Stage sessions from reputable leaders in family medicine. You’ll leave feeling energized and ready to explore a dynamic career in family medicine—one that can take you anywhere.

More than Just Medicine

Family medicine encompasses every piece of health care—from addressing the needs of your community to spurring change at a global level. It’s the specialty that makes the largest impact. We’ve invited nationally known health care leaders to be a part of our Main Stage sessions to inspire and inform you about every piece of family medicine. Whatever your future in medicine holds, it begins here.

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Sounding the Alarm:  Strategies for Medical Students to Champion Anti-Racism Advocacy

Thursday   l     July 29, 2021    l     2 p.m.– 3 p.m.

RATIONALE FOR TOPIC SELECTION:  Diversity, equity, and inclusion continues to be an important topic in society at large, but also in medical education.  This session hits on how medical students and family medicine residents can take a role in helping create an anti-racism culture.

DESCRIPTION: Every year, incoming medical students take the Hippocratic Oath and pledge that they: "will be an advocate for patients in need and strive for justice in the care of the sick." Medical students are absolutely essential to the success of these advocacy efforts. During this Main Stage presentation, dive deep into strategies for medical students to become front and center in advocacy efforts. Leave feeling confident about championing anti-racism advocacy, embracing a common agenda, establishing formal structures, engaging affinity groups and allies, endorsing legislative advocacy; encouraging curricular reform, and enriching the pipeline

J. Nwando Olayiwola
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Deborah Fadoju
3rd year, The Ohio State University
College of Medicine
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Rosevine Azap
3rd yearThe Ohio State University
College of Medicine
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Adventure Awaits: Your Career in Family Medicine

Friday   l     July 30, 2021    l     2 p.m.– 3 p.m.

RATIONALE FOR TOPIC SELECTION:  Storytelling sessions are always popular at National Conference. This format shows the scope of family medicine in way that resonates with medical students and residents. There are a variety of panelists and all were selected to show the importance of diversity in family medicine—whether race, gender, location, experience, or perspective.

DESCRIPTION: Continuing the tradition of storytelling at National Conference, this year's Main Stage features a new panel of family medicine voices who will share their diverse experiences that demonstrate leadership, resilience and ingenuity in this dynamic specialty to inspire students and residents to chart their own adventure.  

Cleveland Piggott, MD
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Daniel Lewis, MD
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Alexa Mieses Malchuk, MD
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Carla Ainsworth, MD
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