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  Education: Save the Date for South Central Conference Aug. 21, 2014
Save the date for the PAFP's 2014 South Central Chapter Fall Conference! The meeting, Nov. 1 in Harrisburg, will be held in conjunction with the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (MARC-ACSM) Annual Meeting. Click here for details and information, and be sure to register soon! 

 
  Government Affairs: Health Experts Call for Action on Fracking Aug. 20, 2014
More than 400 health experts are calling for reform at the Pa. Dept. of Health after reports that its staff was told not to respond to health complaints related to hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. Activists are calling for actions including an investigation and the creation of a public health registry. Read the press release here.
 
 
  Affordable Care Act: UPMC vs. Highmark: Good for Patients? Aug. 19, 2014
The battle between the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and insurer and provider Highmark is all but final. Experts say the Affordable Care Act is partially responsible, since insurers now need to get creative with the services they provide. But, NPR asks, could all this competition be good for the patient?

 
  Health IT: Hackers Steal 4.5 Million Patients' Records Aug. 18, 2014
It's the largest data breach of a health care system in U.S. history: the Community Health Services hospital chain reports that 4.5 million patients' data, including names and social security numbers, have been stolen by Chinese hackers. According to Reuters, patient medical information was unaffected by the hack.
 
 
  Featured News: PAFP Offers Online DOT Training May 19, 2014
The Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians is excited to offer online accredited, certified training for those who wish to give physicals to commercial motor vehicle drivers. Click here to register for online DOT training - a six-hour audio session presented by expert faculty. An Internet connection is required to listen.

 
     
 

 






   
 
 










 
October 8 - 11, 2014
AAFP Family Medicine Board Review Express™ Live Course
(details - register by Aug 15 to save $200)
 
October 31 - November 1, 2014
PAFP South Central Chapter Fall Conference
(details and registration)
 
November 7 - 9, 2014
Pittsburgh CME Conference & Live Streaming
(details and registration)

November 7, 2014
SAM Study Group
Topic: Well Child Care (details)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




 
 
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