Networking and Community Service

Networking Opportunities

National Conference Orientation

Thursday | 8:00 - 8:45 a.m.
Location: 2501C

You don’t want to miss this bird’s-eye view of educational sessions, congress activities, networking opportunities, and much more. National Conference Resident and Student Chairs will highlight key events, let you know about new activities and sessions, and offer tips to make the most of your time and experience.

FMIG Breakfast

Friday | 7:00 - 8:30 a.m.
Location: 2501C

Network with FMIG leaders and medical students from across the country. Learn about the FMIG Network Program of Excellence (PoE) Awards, and be there when this year’s winners are honored. Stay and hear how the AAFP collaborates with other family medicine student organizations.

Global Health Interest and Networking Meeting

Friday | 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Location: 2211

Network and learn from global health leaders how family medicine prepares physicians for many different roles abroad and domestically. Also, hear from your peers about how they found their best pathway into global health.

LGBT Special Interest Discussion

Thursday | 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Location: 3501D

Facilitators will lead this highly interactive forum that gives you the opportunity to ask questions, share information, and network with peers. Discuss and learn about issues relevant to the LGBT community and share knowledge about helpful resources available.

Minority Special Interest Discussion

Thursday | 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: 3501G

Facilitators will lead this highly interactive forum that gives you the opportunity to ask questions, share information, and network with peers. Learn about opportunities in family medicine. Discuss issues relevant to minorities entering medicine. Hear about and share knowledge of helpful resources available.

AAFP Member Interest Groups (MIGs)

The AAFP created Member Interest Groups (MIGs) for members who have shared professional interests. Meet and discuss with peers who share your interest in these areas during National Conference.

Hospital Medicine
Thursday | 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Location: 2207

Thursday | 2:45 - 3:45 p.m.
Location: 3501E

Single Payer Health Care
Thursday | 2:45 - 3:45 p.m.
Location: 3501 D

Emergency Medicine/Urgent Care
Thursday | 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: 3501C

Reproductive Health
Thursday | 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: 3501D

Direct Primary Care
Friday, | 2:45 - 3:45 p.m.
Location: 3501B

Rural Health
Friday | 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: 2207

Community Service

Donate Blood

Friday | 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Expo Hall, Booth

Save lives by donating blood. It’s residents vs. students! Who will help us most as we try to collect 120 pints for the Community Blood Center of Greater Kansas City? Appointment and walk-in times are available.

National Conference Poster Presentations

Thursday 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 a.m. Saturday
Location: 2300 Foyer and Ramp

The National Conference posters, which showcase innovative and effective educational programs and unique research and community projects, will be available for viewing from Thursday at 5 p.m. through Saturday at 8 a.m. in the Convention Center walkways. Authors of the 12 posters selected for presentation will be available to answer questions Friday from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. in the 2300 Foyer.

AAFP Foundation Emerging Leader Institute Project Posters

Thursday - Saturday
Location: 2300 Foyer

Check out award-winning project work from the AAFP Foundation Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute Scholars. Discover how future Family Medicine leaders are making a difference personally and professionally in their residencies, medical schools, and communities. Posters will be on display from Thursday through Saturday in the Convention Center walkways. Leadership project award recipients will also showcase their work at a networking reception.