Your NC Experience

National Conference 2024 | Kansas City | August 1–3

What’s National Conference?

It’s an action-packed, 3-day event where you can focus on becoming the physician you want to be.
Start shaping your career. Develop leadership skills. Learn more about primary care and the growing family medicine specialty. Influence AAFP policy that affects your future. Meet with residency programs and potential employers.
Come experience National Conference for yourself.

Medical Students Belong Here

Explore programming designed to enhance your education. Prepare for clinical rotations, visit with residency programs before applying through ERAS, and get the inspiration you need for transitioning to residency.

“Everyone here is just so passionate about what they do.”
—Maggie Yip, Medical Student

Residents Belong Here

Refine clinical skills through sessions designed specifically for you, meet with potential employers, learn about post-residency opportunities, and prepare to transition into practice with confidence.

"Connect with all great folks from different parts of the nation."
—Jason Rivera, MD, Resident

Why Come?

This unforgettable weekend is yours to explore all the opportunities before you.

For 50 years, the AAFP has offered students and residents dedicated time and space to interact with peers,
residency programs, and leaders in the specialty.

This year you can expect:


hours of live workshops and Main Stage sessions


residency programs, medical missions, and potential employers


relevant workshops, clinics, and procedural courses


attendees and peers to network with


networking opportunities with medical students, residents, and faculty

What Else Is There?

Clinical Knowledge

Skilled workshops and educational sessions feature 40+ topics that are relevant to family medicine and important to attendees. Health care is about more than just prescribing medicine—and that’s why our clinical knowledge takeaways include topics like caring for the underserved.

Relevant Connections

Get involved with a Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIGs). That means forging lasting relationships with like-minded peers who challenge and support you. 

Poster Competition

Each year, National Conference gives medical students and residents a stage to share posters of innovative educational programs and unique community projects. Find details here.

Leadership Development

Arm yourself with everything you need to become champions of the family medicine specialty. Check out National Congress of Family Medicine Residents (NCFMR) and National Congress of Student Members (NCSM). It’s included in your registration! Brainstorm with others about issues important to family medicine and take part in resolution writing. You are the future of health care—influence it here.

Support from the AAFP

While you’re setting up your future success, don’t forget to include AAFP in your plans. We’re dedicated to ensuring a strong future for family medicine, and our medical student and resident attendees are crucial to that goal. We proudly support family physicians through every stage of their careers—from medical school and residency to retirement.