Dec. 13, 2018 | Issue 203
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Government Affairs and Practice Advocacy
State government legislative priorities survey
Please help us prioritize our 2019-20 state legislative agenda by taking a brief survey ranking the issues you feel are most important for the PAFP to focus on (click here to take the survey). To watch a short video overview of our current agenda, click here to view Tuesday’s Facebook Live legislative briefing by PAFP President Dr. David O’Gurek. State government’s influence on health care continues to expand demanding our judicious use of resources. Help us focus on what matters most to you.
Registration open for Gettysburg; important online poll coming shortly
Registration is now open for the much anticipated PAFP and WellSpan Health CME Conference at the Wyndham Gettysburg, March 7-10, 2019. Click here to register and reserve your room. In addition to over 18 exceptional CME credits, the Annual Business Meeting and Research Day, this agenda is filled with historical activities including a celebration at the Gettysburg National Military Museum with PAFP’s incoming President, Mary Stock-Keister, MD. Next Wednesday, you will receive an email with a link to poll as we seek input on interest and the feasibility of a CME Cruise to Alaska in summer 2021. The six-question survey takes seconds to complete.
41 percent of U.S. adults don't plan to get flu shot
Despite last year's record-breaking and deadly flu season, more than 40 percent of American adults haven't yet received the flu shot - and say they don't plan to. The Hill reports among those who say they won't receive the vaccine, most were concerned about side effects and getting the flu from the vaccination; worries also abound over the effectiveness of the flu shot.
Residents and Students
Gearing up for 2019: mark your calendars!
Gearing up for Match 2019? Take a look back to see who matched into family medicine in 2018 and what trends are emerging in this report from AAFP.
Mark your calendars!
PAFP Research Day, March 9, 2019
Call for abstracts!
Submission deadline: Jan. 18, 2019
Review resources, tips, tools, and prepare an awesome abstract for you submission!
PAFP Exemplary Teaching Awards
Deadline for nominations: Dec. 31, 2018
Call for nominations!
We’ve made it super-easy for busy residents and students to nominate those mentors and educators who have changed their lives and inspired their path to family medicine. Nominate that mentor today!
Call open for PAFP 2019 Family Physician of the Year nominees!
It's time to nominate the 2019 Family Physician of the Year! We're looking for the best family physician in Pennsylvania, someone who exemplifies everything excellent about the speciality: excellent patient care, leadership, community service, a desire to truly make the world a better place through practicing family medicine. Click here to nominate a friend, colleague, or even yourself for the PAFP's highest award, the 2019 Family Physician of the Year!
PAFP searching for Public Health Award winner
The PAFP is looking for its first ever Public Health Award winner! This member will be someone who has demonstrated leadership and engagement in either a traditional public health organization or population and community health, is actively engaged with their health system and community, and who is focused on health equity, diversity, and inclusion. To nominate this person, click here! The deadline to nominate is Jan. 18, 2019.
Welcome, new PAFP members!
The PAFP would like to welcome these new members who recently joined its ranks!
- Karen McArthur, MD
- Colin Turney, MD
- Menachem Leasy, MD
- Joseph Chun-Fu Huang, MD
- Katelyn Show, MD
- Shrabonti Saha, MD
- Amrita Chakraborty, MD
- Gregory Jaffe, MD