Family physicians who attended the 2016 Congress of Delegates and/or the AAFP Family Medicine Experience in Orlando, Fla., had plenty to keep them occupied. Here's a look at some of the events.
At the close of the 2016 Congress of Delegates (COD), outgoing AAFP President Wanda Filer, M.D., M.B.A., of York, Pa., performs her first official duty as Board chair by installing John Meigs, M.D., of Centreville, Ala., as the new Academy president. (Sheri Porter/AAFP News)
WONCA President Professor Michael Kidd brings his organization's greetings to the 2016 COD in Orlando, Fla. Kidd lamented this summer's shootings there: "As family physicians, we're part of the glue that binds our communities together in sad times like these." (Sheri Porter/AAFP News)
Arkansas delegate Julea Garner, M.D., former assistant director of the (then) AAFP Division of Education, urges delegates during the Sept. 20 business session of the COD to adopt a substitute measure on maintenance of certification offered by the Education Reference Committee. (Cindy Borgmeyer/AAFP News)
In an exemplary demonstration of parliamentary procedure, delegates consider amendments to a substitute motion (in blue) offered from the COD floor. Next steps are to vote on whether to accept those amendments (blue strikeout) and then on whether to adopt the substitute in place of the original resolution (red strikeout). (Cindy Borgmeyer/AAFP News)
In case family physicians attending the AAFP's 2016 Family Medicine Experience (FMX) in Orlando, Fla., don't know it already, the event -- and the logo -- is a really big deal! (Sheri Porter/AAFP News)
Academy CEO and EVP Douglas Henley, M.D., opens the 2016 FMX by welcoming attendees and sporting a T-shirt that describes family physicians as "FREAKIN' AWESOME." (Sheri Porter/AAFP News)
Family physicians flock to the Expo Hall to chat with vendors and explore new ideas and new career opportunities during the 2016 FMX. (Sheri Porter/AAFP News)
The Office of the Future exhibit debuts at the 2016 FMX and draws crowds of family physicians eager to learn how to improve office workflow and their patients' experiences. (Sheri Porter/AAFP News)
Sarah Gibson, M.D., demonstrates an examination technique on Vanessa Villacorta-Sierra, M.D., of Chicago. Gibson led a workshop on musculoskeletal exams during an FMX Out and About session at Nemours Children's Hospital. (David Mitchell/AAFP News)
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New AAFP President John Meigs, M.D, shares his thoughts on practicing full-scope family medicine in rural Alabama, offers a look at what members can expect from him during his presidential year, and outlines what he sees for the specialty down the road.
2017 Family Physician of the Year Karen Smith, M.D., talks about what brought her to family medicine, while patients and colleagues praise her compassion, innovative spirit and absolute devotion to her community and all who live there.
Family physicians who attended the 2016 Family Medicine Experience talk about how they have been rejuvenated by the ideas they've heard and the connections with colleagues they've made during the meeting, pledging to "never stop" doing what they love about family medicine.