2014 NCSC Delegates Elect New Leaders

May 03, 2014 01:10 pm News Staff Kansas City, Mo. –

AAFP chapter delegates who attended the Academy's 2014 National Conference of Special Constituencies (NCSC) here elected colleagues May 1-2 to fill various leadership positions.

[New physician Board member candidate Emily Briggs, M.D.]

New physician Board member candidate Emily Briggs, M.D.

AAFP Board of Directors new physician member candidate: Emily Briggs, M.D., of New Braunfels, Texas. (Note: This candidate is to be approved by the 2014 Congress of Delegates in Washington.)

New physician alternate delegates to the AAFP Congress of Delegates: Brent Smith, M.D., of Cleveland, Miss., and Kristen Koenig, M.D., of Clarksville, Tenn. (Koenig is a member of the Uniformed Services chapter.)

Special constituency alternate delegates to the AAFP Congress of Delegates: Robin Barnett, D.O., of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Renee Crichlow, M.D., of Robbinsdale, Minn.; Andrew Goodman, M.D., of Philadelphia; Mary Krebs, M.D., of Centerville, Ohio; Sonya Sidhu-Izzo, M.D., M.B.A., of Schenectady, N.Y.; and Venis Wilder, M.D., of New York, N.Y. (Note: The special constituency alternate delegates represent the following constituency groups: physicians interested in gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender [GLBT] issues; international medical graduates [IMGs]; minority physicians; and women physicians.)

[2015 NCSC convener Christina Kelly, M.D. ]

2015 NCSC convener Christina Kelly, M.D.

AAFP delegates to the AMA Young Physicians Section: Joanna Bisgrove, M.D., of Fitchburg, Wis.

2015 NCSC convener: Christina Kelly, M.D., of Harker Heights, Texas.

2015 special constituency co-conveners: Goodman and Crichlow (GLBT constituency); Sidhu-Izzo and Samir Ginde, M.D., of Danville, Ind., (IMG constituency); Khalil Alleyne, M.D., of Topeka, Kan., and Wilder (minority constituency); and Krebs and Barnett (women's constituency).

Nineteen chapters sent full delegations, meaning all five special constituencies were represented by a chapter delegate. NCSC set a record for total attendance (183) and had 40 chapters represented. Registrants included 114 new physicians and 88 first-time attendees.

In addition, 219 individuals attended the concurrent Annual Leadership Forum.