• 2018 National Conference

    Students, Residents Elect New Leaders for the Coming Year

    August 04, 2018 02:00 pm News Staff Kansas City, Mo. – The 2018 AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students set new attendance records once again. According to preliminary numbers, the AAFP hosted some 5,300 people here Aug. 2-4, including 1,800 medical students and 1,200 residents.

    Delegates to the National Congress of Family Medicine Residents and the National Congress of Student Members chose new leaders Aug. 4 to represent them in the coming year. Here are the election results:

    AAFP Board of Directors resident and student member candidates: Michelle Byrne, M.D., of the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University Family Medicine Residency in Chicago, and Chandler Stisher, of the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham

    Michelle Byrne, M.D.

    Chandler Stisher

    Co-chairs of the 2019 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students: Anna Askari, M.D., of Eisenhower Medical Center Family Medicine Residency in Rancho Mirage, Calif., and Margaret Miller, of East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine in Johnson City, Tenn.

    headshot of Anna Askari, M.D.

    Anna Askari, M.D.

    Margaret Miller

    Alternate resident and student delegates to the 2018 AAFP Congress of Delegates: Benjamin Meyerink, M.D., of the Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.) Family Medicine Residency; Matthew Peters, M.D., of the Cascades East Family Medicine Residency Program in Klamath Falls, Ore.; Julia Wang, of the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles; and Amanda Stisher, of the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham

    Resident member of the AAFP Foundation Board of Trustees: Kristina Laguerre, M.D., of Sunrise Health Graduate Medical Education Consortium/Southern Hills Hospital in Las Vegas

    Resident member of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Board of Directors: Alexandra Gits, M.D., of the University of Minnesota North Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program in Minneapolis

    Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) Network national coordinator: Erin Clark, of the Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lillington, N.C.

    (Note: All resident and student electees must be confirmed by the AAFP Board of Directors or the board of directors/trustees of the organization to which they were elected.)

    In addition, the following appointed student and resident leadership positions are still available:

    • representatives to five AAFP commissions (Commission on Continuing Professional Development, Commission on Governmental Advocacy, Commission on Health of the Public and Science, Commission on Membership and Member Services, and Commission on Quality and Practice);
    • FMIG Network regional coordinators;
    • student liaison to the Student National Medical Association;
    • representatives to the AMA; and
    • members of the AAFP Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Committee and the Annals of Family Medicine Editorial Board.

    Further information about these and other positions, including deadlines to apply and application materials, are available online. 

    Additional Resources
    2018 National Conference: Day Three(wakelet.com)

    2018 National Conference: Day Two(wakelet.com)

    2018 National Conference: Day One(wakelet.com)