April 18, 2019 | Issue 211
The Latest News
Government Affairs and Practice Advocacy
Prior authorization, fail first legislation coming soon
The physician community is collaborating with the American Cancer Society and other patient advocacy groups to address the burden of prior authorizations and step therapy through legislation to be introduced shortly by State Rep. Steve Mentzer (R-Lancaster). PAFP President Mary Stock Keister, MD will join in a legislative kickoff event at the Capitol Rotunda on Tuesday, April 30 at 1:30 p.m. Based on a recent survey of PAFP members, prior authorization reform is our top state legislative issue.
Summer CME with the PAFP - bring your family!
Join the PAFP this summer, bring your family along and experience a truly unique CME event! Lake Raystown Resort and Conference Center in Huntingdon County will play host for our 3rd Annual Dermatology and Outdoor Medicine Conference from Thursday, Aug. 8 through Saturday, Aug. 10. Enjoy the new Outdoor Medicine track if you're up for experiential learning, choose to stay indoors for the varied procedures workshops and dermatology-related sessions ... or do a little of both tracks! Lots of family activities available! Attendees can take advantage of fantastic overnight rates with a variety of style options. Click here to register. Contact Janine Owen or Lindsey Killian for questions and details.
Measles cases continue to climb in U.S.
The number of measles cases in the United States climbed again this month to 555, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The New York Times reports this year's outbreak is on pace to be the worst since the country eliminated measles in 2000. The disease is largely spreading through communities with large numbers of unvaccinated people.
Residents and Students
Call for leaders; register for AAFPNC scholarships
Call for resident and student leaders – join us!
Resident and student leadership is vital to the PAFP and to the future of family medicine.
RSVP to connect with your peers who share your interest in leadership and advocacy and run for the elected positions that pique your interest.
Click below for details, position descriptions and RSVP:
Resident Assembly: April 22, 8 p.m.
Student Assembly: April 29, 8 p.m.
AAFP National Conference: Register, Apply for Scholarships
July 25-27, Kansas City, Mo.
Registration and scholarship applications are open!
FMEC Annual Meeting
Nov. 1-3, 2019, Lancaster, Pa.
Call for submissions: sessions, workshops and posters. Deadline April 30.
Congratulations to the 2019 Research Day Award Winners!
Register for 2019 AAFP FMX in Philadelphia
The 2019 AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX) will be held in Philadelphia, September 24-28. Don’t miss out on the AAFP’s largest annual family medicine event–right in our backyard! You and your peers will earn CME, be inspired by dynamic keynote presentations, and find patient care solutions to implement when you return to practice. Learn more and register soon to capitalize on early bird savings.
Get excellent program benefits with Atlantic Health Partners
In addition to the most favorable pricing and terms on Sanofi, Merck, Pfizer and Dynavax vaccines, our partner Atlantic Health Partners offers our members a comprehensive flu program for Sanofi Pasteur and Seqirus flu products with low pricing and many advantages. Sanofi flu program benefits include favorable Fluzone and Flublok pricing for all flu presentations ordered from Vaccine Shoppe or Vaxserve; strong shipping guarantees and better control over shipping timeframes for Atlantic members. Seqirus flu program benefits include the ability to order directly from Seqirus, or from eligible distributors (including Henry Schein, McKesson and others).
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