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  Free public health lecture open to family physicians July 20, 2017
The Philadelphia Dept. of Public Health is sponsoring a lecture, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV Prevention: A Primer for Family Physicians, Aug. 1 in Philly. This session is free of charge for community providers. If you're interested in this educational opportunity, please view the latest issue of Progress Notes.
  Please take our 90-second member survey July 19, 2017
As part of a continuing effort to meet its members' needs and impact health care in Pennsylvania, the PAFP is considering the development of a leadership institute to help physicians build partnerships, influence dialogue, and enhance credibility. Members, please take 90 seconds to respond to a survey on this initiative. 
  Latest health bill fails after 2 defect July 18, 2017
The GOP's plan to replace the Affordable Care Act has hit a significant snag: CNN reports Sens. Jerry Moran (Kansas) and Mike Lee (Utah) won't support it, which means it doesn't have enough votes for a debate to begin. President Trump says Republicans should repeal the bill now and start from a clean slate.
  Physician empathy reflects competence: study July 17, 2017
Empathy and warmth are important qualities for a physician to have - and they also make doctors seem more competent to patients. A study by Scientific American suggests emphasizing empathy in physicians promotes patient perceptions of confidence; empathy also increases health outcomes and patient adherence.
  Featured: Big changes this year for back-to-school vaccines 
This year, the grace period for students entering kindergarten to get vaccines or prove they're scheduled to receive them has been shortened from eight months to five days, reports PennLive. A second meningococcal shot must also be administered. Visit the Pa. Department of Health for full information!



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Procedures and Clinical
Dermatology Day • Langhorne, PA
August 19, 2017
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Reading CME Conference
November 17-19, 2017
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