August 27, 2020, 10:27 am News Staff -- After reviewing formal applications, the AAFP Board of Directors in July approved creation of two new member interest groups -- one focused on integrative medicine and one on medical aid in dying.
The stated purpose of the Integrative Medicine MIG is to "provide a forum for members to increase awareness of and interest in complementary therapies and integrative medicine, and foster communication and dialogue among family physicians practicing integrative medicine."
The chair of the Integrative Medicine MIG is Louis Kazal Jr., M.D., the vice chair is Robert Bonakdar, M.D., and the secretary is Ann Marie Chiasson, M.D.
The stated purpose of the Medical Aid in Dying MIG is to "serve as a resource for information about the practice of medical aid in dying and provide a community where members can share best practices, discuss challenging clinical cases and enlist advice from colleagues."
The chair of the Medical Aid in Dying MIG is David Grube, M.D., and the vice chair is Cory Carroll, M.D.
Both new MIGs are overseen by the Commission on Health of the Public and Science.
The MIGs give AAFP members a forum where they can network and share ideas. To date, the Board has approved 23 MIGs since the Academy first launched these groups in 2014.
Members who have questions about MIGs are encouraged to email MIG support for more information.