AAFP Association News

Everyday heroes: What we do today saves lives tomorrow

Family Medicine SmartBrief | Aug 26, 2016

Through detection, prevention and careful health management, primary care physicians save countless lives each day with little drama or fanfare. Peter Rippey, M.D., has more in the latest Fresh Perspectives blog post.

Tools to improve your patients' lives

Family Medicine SmartBrief | Aug 25, 2016

The AAFP has resources needed to educate members and their patients on the impact of head injuries in sports. A series of three Sports Concussion webcasts may be viewed for free. The webcast series is focused on identifying and evaluating patients with a concussion, clinical presentation and treatment plans, and debates and controversies. Additionally, a complementary patient education brochure is available to facilitate physician-patient dialog on concussions.

Last chance to apply for CPC+

Family Medicine SmartBrief | Aug 24, 2016

The AAFP can help your practice apply to participate in Comprehensive Primary Care Plus. Applications are due Sept. 15. Email us for CPC+ application support.

AAFP delivering on maternity care training, resources

Family Medicine SmartBrief | Aug 24, 2016

In many rural communities, family physicians are the only maternity care providers. In the latest Leader Voices Blog post, Carl Olden, M.D., explains how the AAFP supplies the training and support members need to play this vital role.

New Zika webinar | AAFP members only

Family Medicine SmartBrief | Aug 23, 2016

The Zika virus continues to be a concern for patients and physicians in the United States. The AAFP's members-only webinar Zika Virus: An Update for Family Physicians on Sept. 16 from 12 to 1 p.m. CDT will provide the most current information and management guidelines for Zika virus infections. Register for the live webinar today.

It's not too late to register for FMX

Family Medicine SmartBrief | Aug 22, 2016

Planning to attend the 2016 AAFP Family Medicine Experience? Be sure to register before online registration closes Sept. 13. Attend FMX in Orlando, Fla., Sept. 20-24, to gain best practices for conditions you see every day, earn CME, and hear keynote speaker and best-selling author Atul Gawande, M.D. Register now and save.

Swing and a miss: Do quality measures have dubious value?

Family Medicine SmartBrief | Aug 19, 2016

With trends pointing to an emphasis on team-based care, Kyle Jones, M.D., questions the rationale for quality measures that focus on individual physicians. Read what he has to say on the topic in the latest Fresh Perspectives blog post.

Still time to register: Global Health Workshop

Family Medicine SmartBrief | Aug 18, 2016

Connect with people and places while learning from experience. Attend the AAFP Family Medicine Global Health Workshop, Sept. 8-10 in Atlanta. Students, residents, physicians, health professionals, teachers of family medicine and consultants are welcome. The only requirement is a strong interest in global health. Register now.

Today is the last day to save on the 2016 AAFP FMX

Family Medicine SmartBrief | Aug 17, 2016

Register today to save $100 on the 2016 AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX), Sept. 20-24. Online registration is simple. Don't miss evidence-based family medicine education with real-world applications, keynote speaker Atul Gawande, M.D., and some much-needed downtime in sunny Orlando, Fla. Register now and save.

New: Drug and nutrient interaction mobile applet

Family Medicine SmartBrief | Aug 16, 2016

The new drug and nutrient interaction applet on the AAFP mobile app provides helpful resources for conversations with patients. Download it now.

Men's health campaign offers opportunity to tout family medicine

Family Medicine SmartBrief | Aug 16, 2016

A report on men's health the AAFP released on Aug. 9 gave Academy leaders an opportunity to tell the media about the importance of having a family physician. Two AAFP officers conducted interviews with 39 media outlets in less than six hours. President Wanda Filer, M.D., M.B.A., has the details in the latest Leader Voices Blog post.

Two days left to save on the 2016 AAFP FMX

Family Medicine SmartBrief | Aug 15, 2016

You can still save $100 on the 2016 AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX) in sunny Orlando, Fla., Sept. 20-24. The advanced registration deadline is this Wednesday, Aug. 17. Online registration is simple. Many great hotels are still available in the AAFP hotel block. Register now and save.

What you need to know on path through residency and beyond

Family Medicine SmartBrief | Aug 12, 2016

The transition from resident to new physician can be challenging. In the latest Fresh Perspectives blog post, five of our new-to-practice physician bloggers offer advice for those who will follow them.

AAFP Emergency and Urgent Care course | Long Beach, Calif.

Family Medicine SmartBrief | Aug 11, 2016

During evaluations, it's crucial to know the latest treatment options. Learn best practices and evidence-based information on recent and relevant clinical topics, including opioid education, obstetric emergencies, do-not-resuscitate discussions, sepsis and more. Attend the AAFP's Emergency and Urgent Care course in Long Beach, Calif., Nov. 9-12. Earn up to 23.75 AAFP Prescribed credits. Register early to save.

Preorder updated AAFP Coding Flash Cards 2017

Family Medicine SmartBrief | Aug 10, 2016

The AAFP's coding flash cards now include more than 1,200 of the top ICD-10 diagnosis codes -- that's more than 400 new codes. Preorder now and save $15.

Register now to save on the 2016 AAFP FMX

Family Medicine SmartBrief | Aug 09, 2016

Don't miss this chance to experience FMX, the best five days in family medicine. Aug. 17 is the last day to save $100 on the 2016 AAFP Family Medicine Experience. Join your colleagues Sept. 20-24 in sunny Orlando, Fla. Register now and save.

FMX offers something for every family physician

Family Medicine SmartBrief | Aug 08, 2016

The AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX) offers the ability to earn an entire year's worth of CME, a jam-packed expo hall, and abundant social and networking opportunities. President-elect John Meigs, M.D., has more about next month's event in Orlando, Fla., in the latest Leader Voices Blog post.

Be MACRA Ready | The AAFP has your back

Family Medicine SmartBrief | Aug 05, 2016

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act is setting up groundbreaking changes in how Medicare pays physicians by introducing an innovative two-track system that emphasizes value. To help family physicians thrive in this new payment environment, the AAFP is pulling out all the stops to ensure members are "MACRA Ready." Explore the Academy's MACRA Web page; it's chock-full of resources to help you navigate and succeed in the new system.

Sign up to receive PDR Drug Alerts

Family Medicine SmartBrief | Aug 04, 2016

The AAFP has partnered with PDR Drug Alerts so you can receive FDA-mandated and product-related patient safety alerts as soon as they are issued. This is an exclusive, specialty-specific service that fulfills FDA guidance for electronic delivery of drug warnings. There's no advertising involved, and the service is free to U.S.-based prescribers. Sign up today.

Artful communication of evidence can overcome anecdotal fears

Family Medicine SmartBrief | Aug 03, 2016

Patients and physicians think about diagnosis and treatment in very different ways. In the latest Fresh Perspectives blog post, Kyle Jones, M.D., explains that it's up to physicians to clearly communicate why it's important to follow the evidence.

Get free practice transformation support

Family Medicine SmartBrief | Aug 02, 2016

Prepare your practice for value-based payment with the Transforming Clinical Practice initiative (TCPi). TCPi is offering practice transformation support, and the AAFP is here to connect you with a PTN that meets your needs. Email us to learn more.

Bringing a small town approach to urban practice

Family Medicine SmartBrief | Aug 01, 2016

Whether urban or rural, every patient needs a primary care physician and open lines of communication with that physician. Marie-Elizabeth Ramas, M.D., who recently moved from a small town practice to a more urban setting, has more in the latest Leader Voices Blog post.

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