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  Stay safe during your July 4 celebration July 1, 2016 
Barbecues and fireworks are hallmarks of Independence Day celebrations, but enjoy the holiday responsibly. The National Fire Protection Association has assembled a list of grilling fire safety tips, and the National Council on Fireworks Safety has advice on how to properly and safely use fireworks and sparklers.

 
  Pitt, state team up to address opioid epidemic June 30, 2016 
The University of Pittsburgh has partnered with Pennsylvania in an effort to battle the opioid epidemic county-by-county. According to WESA, the Pennsylvania Heroin Overdose Prevention Technical Assistance Center (TAC) will support and train county officials to identify evidence-based strategies within each county.
 
 
  Nurse practitioner legislation positioned for final vote June 29, 2016 
The Pennsylvania Senate Appropriations Committee has voted 24-2 in favor of legislation allowing nurse practitioners to practice without a collaborative agreement with a physician. Capitolwire reports the legislation is in position for a possible final vote before heading to the House. The PAFP opposes the legislation.
 
 
  Doctors are getting burned out by EHR busywork June 28, 2016 
U.S. doctors suffer some of the highest rates of burnout of all professionals, and a new study has found a major cause: electronic health records and other digital tools. TIME reports physician burnout has been linked to a lack of professionalism, a drop in patient satisfaction, and a greater likelihood of making errors. 
 
 
  Featured: AAFP delivers opioid toolkit and education 
In the midst of the nationwide opioid epidemic, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has developed new resources to help family physicians combat the crisis. These offerings include a chronic pain management toolkit and a free CME webcast focused on chronic opioid therapy. Please click here for more. 

 
 
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Read statements from at-large Board of Directors candidates March 9, 2016 
At the PAFP's Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh on Friday, March 11, PAFP members will be voting on candidates for the At Large positions on the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians 2016-2017 Board of Directors. Statements from these candidates can be found at the top of the Members Only webpage.
 
Read statements from at-large Board of Directors candidates March 9, 2016 
At the PAFP's Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh on Friday, March 11, PAFP members will be voting on candidates for the At Large positions on the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians 2016-2017 Board of Directors. Statements from these candidates can be found at the top of the Members Only webpage.
Read statements from at-large Board of Directors candidates March 9, 2016 
At the PAFP's Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh on Friday, March 11, PAFP members will be voting on candidates for the At Large positions on the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians 2016-2017 Board of Directors. Statements from these candidates can be found at the top of the Members Only webpage.
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July 2-7, 2016
PAFP Foundation 2016 CME Cruise 
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November 18-20, 2016
Kalahari CME Conference
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