July 13, 2017 | Issue 167
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Government Affairs and Practice Advocacy
Pa. in the midst of another budget battle
Gov. Tom Wolf has allowed a spending plan to become law while the revenue plan or fiscal code bill is unresolved – a revenue plan that needs to find $2 billion in new funds. The governor supports a natural gas tax and expansion of the sales tax to services, while Republican leaders would rather expand gambling and liquor sales. Both agree on new borrowing, much to the displeasure of analysts at Standard and Poor’s who, with a credit downgrade, could expand the cost of the very borrowing being discussed.
Act quickly - summer CME opportunity filling fast
Join the PAFP Saturday, Aug. 19 at the Sheraton of Bucks County for Procedures and Clinical Dermatology Day! Click here to register for the one-day event offering over six CME hours including hands-on experience with dermoscopy, suturing, and roundtables with challenging cases. The PAFP will host a family-friendly member appreciation event during a summer concert series at the Shady Brook Farm the evening prior; the cost is covered with registration, so join us and relax with friends! Check your email this week for a special pricing discount offer for PAFP members; contact Janine Owen or Lindsey Killian with any questions
Free public health lecture open to family physicians
The Philadelphia Dept. of Public Health is sponsoring a lecture titled Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV Prevention: A Primer for Family Physicians at the National Medical Association (NMA) Annual Convention on Aug. 1 in Philly. As a result of the sponsorship of this session by the AIDS Activity Coordinating Office, the NMA has opened this session without charge to community providers; you do not need to be registered for the Convention. If you are interested in attending this session please email Erika Aaron, PrEP Clinical Advisor to AACO by July 12 to register.
Residents and Students
Summer of learning and leading is on a roll
AAFP National Conference Pa. reception
Are you attending AAFP National Conference July 27-29? Please join us for the Pennsylvania reception at the Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet July 28 from 5-7 p.m. Stop by any of the Pennsylvania residency booths for details, or contact Molly Talley.
Pennsylvania Primary Care Career Fair
Thursday, Sept. 7, Philadelphia
Hosted by Pennsylvania Primary Care Career Center
Register today for this networking event, offering important information about practice opportunities, FQHCs and CHCs, loan repayment programs directly from experts and practice teams themselves. Explore your options – envision what you want for your future and start charting your course
Be on the lookout for a PAFP survey
Next week, we will be releasing a survey July 10 regarding the formation of a PAFP leadership institute. The PAFP would like to gauge interest in and awareness of this new initiative. You will receive the survey as an email; please be on the lookout for this important message.