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THIS WEEK (JULY 17-21, 2017)

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.

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