• State Legislative Conference

    Thursday, October 21 - Friday, October 22

    11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Registration is now closed.

    We learn best when we learn from each other! Join your state colleagues from across the country to look back on another successful year promoting family medicine and look ahead to next year’s state legislative sessions. This year’s virtual State Legislative Conference will feature sessions tailored to both physicians and chapter staff to:

    • Learn from chapters and policy experts about issues facing family medicine
    • Engage with other chapters through the annual chapter roundtable
    • Prepare for next year’s legislative sessions with new and updated advocacy resources


    The times listed are eastern time.

    Thursday, October 21

    11:00 – 11:15 a.m.  Welcome to SLC! Sterling Ransone, Jr., MD, FAAFP, President, AAFP
    Sarah Nosal, MD, FAAFP, Board Liaison to the Commission on Federal and State Policy, AAFP
    Samuel Mathis, MD, FAAFP, Board Liaison to the Commission on Federal and State Policy, AAFP
    Eric Waskowicz, Manager, Center for State Policy, AAFP
    11:15 – 11:45 a.m. Measuring Spending on Primary Care Across the States Ann Kempski, MS, Adviser, Primary Care Collaborative
    11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Primary Care Spend: A Chapter Focus Deb Dittberner, MD, MBA, Minnesota AFP
    Sam Zager, MD, MPhil, FAAFP, Maine AFP
    Josue Gutierrez, MD, Nebraska AFP
    12:30 – 1:30 p.m. AAFP Government Relations: Federal Update and the Importance of Grassroots David Tully, VP, Government Relations, AAFP
    1:30 - 2:00 p.m. Scope of Practice during COVID and Beyond Kai Sternstein, JD, Vice President, AMA
    2:00 – 2:45 p.m. Scope of Practice: A Chapter Focus Katie Patterson, MD, FAAFP, Mississippi AFP
    Greg Griggs, MPA, CAE, North Carolina AFP
    Peter Koopman, MD, FAAFP, Missouri AFP
    2:45 – 3:00 p.m. Break  
    3:00 – 3:30 p.m. How to Reduce Administrative Burden and Re-commit to Patient Care Brian Henderson, Director of State Government Affairs, Hart Health Strategies
    3:30 – 4:15 p.m. Administrative Burden: A Chapter Focus Jennifer Reis, Pennsylvania AFP
    Brian Wojcicki, JD, Illinois AFP
    4:15 – 5:00 p.m. Recognizing our Leadership in State Government Advocacy Award Winners Domenic Casablanca, MD, FAAFP, Chair, Commission on Federal and State Advocacy
    California AFP
    Catrina Reyes, JD, California AFP
    Claudine Leone, JD, NJAFP

    Friday, October 22

    11:00 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. State Roundtable Stephanie Quinn, SVP, Advocacy, Practice Advancement, and Policy, AAFP
    Eric Waskowicz, Manager, Center for State Policy, AAFP
    2:15 – 2:30 p.m.  Break  
    2:30 – 3:00 p.m. State Strategies to Expand and Improve Medicaid Coverage Matt Salo, Executive Director, National Association of Medicaid Directors
    3:00 – 3:45 p.m. Medicaid: A Chapter Focus Kari Webber, CAE, Oklahoma AFP
    Fay Fulton, MHS, Georgia AFP
    3:45 – 4:15 p.m. Family Medicine and COVID-19: Telehealth, Treatment, and Trust in Vaccines Amy Durbin, MPP, Center for Connected Health Policy
    4:15 – 5:00 p.m. COVID-19: A Chapter Focus Ryan Biehle, MPH, MPA, CAE, Colorado AFP
    Liz Woodruff, MA, Idaho AFP
    Sarah Sams, MD, FAAFP, Ohio AFP

    The times listed are eastern time.

    Note: The schedule is subject to change.

    Fees and Registration

    Physician/Chapter Staff Member - $75
    Student/Resident - $50 

    Livestream Questions

    What should I expect after registering for livestream?
    You will receive an email from our streaming provider the day before the conference begins. The email will contain a link to access the livestream and resources.

    What are the system requirements for the livestream?
    For ideal viewing and participation, you should have access to the following:

    • Compatible computer with the minimum specifications of either Mac IS x 10.6 or Windows 7 with latest updates installed and four gigabytes (GB) of random-access memory (RAM)
    • Smartphone compatible with all modern mobile browsers (i.e., iOS for Apple and Android-based tablets and smartphones)
    • Adobe Flash Plug-in
    • Web browsers: Firefox 1.1+, Internet Explorer 10.0+, Safari 1.0+, Edge, Chrome, or Opera
    • High-speed internet connection with a consistent internet download speed of three megabits per second (Mbps); test the speed and performance of your internet connection at www.speedtest.net

    : Some corporate networks and internet service providers block video transmissions by use of a firewall. If you cannot see video clips (even though your system meets the system requirements), contact your network administrator to see whether a security firewall is blocking video transmission. If a firewall is creating a block, you will need to whitelist the platform URL as well as the email, noreply@swapcard.com

    What if I want to cancel my virtual event registration?
    Standard American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) live course cancellation policies will apply.

    What if I'm not satisfied with the virtual experience?
    Please contact the AAFP Member Resource Center at (800) 274-2237 or aafp@aafp.org no later than 5 p.m. CT, Monday, October 25, 2021.


    Eric Waskowicz
    Manager, Center for State Policy