AAFP National Conference | July 28–30, 2022

Kansas City, MO | Kansas City Convention Center | Exhibit Halls B, C, D

National Conference has the resources you need to confidently prepare for what’s ahead with workshops that feature learning tracks spanning clinical skills, leadership development, future career planning, and beyond. Get familiar with the hands-on side of family medicine with practical learning about topics including ultrasound, pain management, reproductive health, and more. Discover the impact of family medicine in communities with differing needs, including access and equity issues as well as the importance of caring for under-served and vulnerable populations.

Explore the variety of program focus areas. Whatever your future holds, you will leave National Conference with tips for everything on your horizon.  

Career Planning

Whether you're selecting a residency, exploring career options and fellowships, or negotiating your first employment agreement, sessions are available to help you with this process.

2022 Workshops Include:

  • Applying to Residency: From Before Application to After Interview
  • Direct Primary Care: A Thriving Alternative to Insurance-Based Primary Care
  • Do's and Don'ts of Residency Interviewing: Advanced Skills for Residency Applicants
  • Fellowships in Family Medicine: Who, What, When, Where, and Why?
  • From One IMG to Another
  • From Residency to Faculty: Explore the Options for Your Future
  • Is a Career in Academic Family Medicine for Me? A Guide for Underrepresented in Medicine Students and Residents
  • Managing Your Student Loans After Graduation
  • Maternal Care in Family Medicine
  • Patient- and Community-Centered Care in the Rural Landscape: It Is Great to Be a Small-town Doctor
  • The Perpetual Tightrope: Balancing Work and Family Life Throughout Your Career

Clinical Skills

Enhance your clinical skills, such as providing trauma-informed care, understanding reproductive and maternal care in family medicine, learning procedures, and more.

2022 Workshops Include:

  • Caring for Everyone Under the Rainbow: Health Care for Gender and Sexual Minorities
  • Diabetes Management: What You Need to Know
  • Fundamental Principles of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
  • Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy
  • Hands-on Approaches to Relieving Acute and Chronic Pain
  • Hands-on Family Medicine Procedures: Make Models, Practice, and Have Fun
  • Hey, You're a Doctor! Responding to Emergencies When Everyone Knows What You Do
  • Introduction to Bedside Ultrasound: The New Stethoscope
  • Lifestyle Medicine: The Panacea of Health Prevention
  • Palliative Care for Family Physicians: Skills Development and Exploration of Career Opportunities
  • Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Hands-on Workshop
  • Practical Approach to EKG Interpretation
  • Refugee Health Care: Global Health at Home
  • Reproductive Health Procedures: Patient-Centered Language, Pelvic Examinations, and IUD Practice
  • Simplifying Psychopharmacology: The Waco Guide to Psychopharmacology in Primary Care
  • Suicide Risk Assessment and Safety Planning in Primary Care
  • They Are Not Addicts, They Are People: Reducing Stigma and Improving Treatment of Substance Use Disorders
  • Trauma-Informed Care: An Invaluable Addition to the Family Physician's Clinical Arsenal
  • Wilderness and International Medicine: Thriving and Surviving in the Austere Environment

Health Policy and Advocacy

Learn about policy development, lobbying, and helping patients navigate the health care system.

2022 Workshops Include:

  • A Long and Winding Road: Family Medicine Journals Continue Down the Road to Social Justice
  • Advocacy Update and Member Engagement Opportunities
  • Primary Care Leadership Collaborative (PCLC): Leading for Change in Health Care

Leadership Development

Discover leadership opportunities and participate in interactive exercises through workshops and the National Congress of Family Medicine Residents (NCFMR) and the National Congress of Student Members (NCSM).

2022 Workshops Include:

  • Combating Misinformation and Conspiratorial Thinking: The Role of Family Medicine
  • Family Medicine Cares: Helping Those in Need at Home and Around the World
  • Family Practice Stories: Teaching Professionalism, Ethics, and Family Medicine Values Through Storytelling
  • FMIG Basics
  • FMIG Inspirational Programming
  • FMIG Leadership


Review the latest important practice-changing studies and explore options for pursuing research and other scholarly activities.

2022 Workshops Include:

  • Emerging Leader Institute Poster Exhibition
  • Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute Best Leadership Project Award Presentations
  • Patient-Oriented Evidence That Matters (POEMs): Important 2022 Studies That May Change Your Practice
  • Research Skills to Complete Your Scholarly Activity Requirement