Feb. 7, 2019 | Issue 206
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Government Affairs and Practice Advocacy
Pa. Senate seeks delay in Court's venue rules
State Senator Lisa Baker, Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, introduced Senate Resolution (SR) 20 responding to wide spread concerns about a proposed rules change regarding medical liability venue. SR 20, which passed 32-17 on Tuesday, directs the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee (LBFC) to conduct an analysis of the impact of the current venue rule that will aid the State Supreme Court's Civil Rules Procedural Committee as they consider whether to change this rule. PAFP’s President David O’Gurek, MD issued a statement saying “The PAFP commends Senator Lisa Baker for Senate Resolution 20 and extends its sincere thanks to the Pennsylvania Senate for standing for Pennsylvania physicians today.”
Gettysburg CME deadline coming up
There is still time to click here to register for the upcoming PAFP and WellSpan CME event in Gettysburg on Friday, March 8 through Sunday, March 10. The deadline to book your discounted hotel room has been extended one week to February 14, 2019. You can book your room by calling 717-339-0020, and pick option #3 for new reservations. The PAFP has secured a block of rooms at a discount with a published cut-off date; if the rooms in our block fill up before this date, the resort is under no obligation to add more or honor our rate beyond this. Once that happens, we will turn to nearby overflow properties.
Anxiety to be treated with medical marijuana in Pa.?
Anxiety may soon be on the list of conditions qualifying patients to purchase medical marijuana at a dispensary. According to the Morning Call, the state Medical Marijuana Advisory Board voted to permit patients with Tourette syndrome and anxiety to use the treatment. The board also voted to recommend that legislators add edibles as a permitted form of medical marijuana.
Residents and Students
Research Day, Professional Development Track, scholarships available
PAFP Annual Meeting, CME Conference & Research Day
March 7-10, 2019, Wyndham Gettysburg
There’s lots to offer residents and medical students!
Professional Development Track 11:15 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Lunch included: $100 resident attendee scholarships available!
Conference agenda and online registration Select “Research Day Only”
“Live your best life: Managing your educational debt”
Joy Sorensen Navarre, Navigate Student Loans
Lunch and chili cook-off fundraiser
Table topics: Networking with family physicians with diverse practice models
Advocacy workshop: Refine your message and practice with our “standardized legislators”
Brent Ennis, PAFP COO and Chief Lobbyist
Questions? Email Molly Talley, PAFP Director of Resident & Student Initiatives
Welcome New PAFP Members!
- Margaret Hart, DO
- Candace Nguyen, MD
- Michael Maloney, MD
- Alexandra Schwartz, MD
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