October 28, 2020
2020 Virtual Family Winter Summit - Early Bird Ends Soon!
REGISTER NOW the FAFP Virtual Family Medicine Winter Summit, December 11-12, 2020. Stay up-to-date on the latest scientific advances and important issues in family medicine. Register by November 5, 2020 for a $50 discount. 
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Update
The discounted room rate that the Ritz-Carlton extended to FAFP members is sold out. We apologize for any inconvenience, but there were a limited number of rooms made available at a first-come-first served basis. 
FAFP 2020 Elections Slate & Bylaws Amendments
In accordance with Chapters IV and X of the Florida Academy of Family Physicians (FAFP) Bylaws, the FAFP Board of Directors presents the following 2020 Officer and Board Slate and bylaws amendments.
Nominations for the FAFP Officers and Board were solicited electronically via FAFP News beginning on June 3. The FAFP Nominating Committee met in July and developed the draft slate which will be presented for final approval at the 2020 FAFP Annual Business meeting scheduled during the Virtual FAFP Family Medicine Winter Summit on Saturday December 12, 12:15-1:00PM.  

Also to be voted upon during the same virtual meeting will be multiple FAFP bylaws amendments, being recommended by the FAFP Board of Directors, which members are encouraged to download and review. It is expected that both the slate of nominations and bylaws amendments will be approved by acclamation (i.e., barring objection), unless there are any concerns or comments that cannot be clarified prior to December 12. Any member wanting to comment is asked to email FAFP EVP Jay Millson at jmillson@fafp.org no later than November 15. Thank you.
October Member Spotlight - Dr. Ronald Trout
"I grew up in Southern, Illinois, in a family where hard labor was the center workforce. The balance between hard working parents and my childhood medical hindrances, set the motion for my future goal of working in the medical field. As a child, I suffered from severe asthma and atopic dermatitis. There were nights I recall being unable to breathe and the additive of dermatitis made enduring the fear and uncertainty no easy feat. The lack of suitable treatment for my conditions at the time, followed by familial financial struggles set my conquest of medicine into fruition." CLICK HERE to read more.
The Excellent Adventures of Jay and Adam - FAFP Walktoberfest
Two Men, One Mission to achieve FAFP Walktoberfest Legendary Status! Check it out by CLICKING HERE and don't miss out on FAFP's EVP Jay Millson and Deputy EVP Adam Beamer's journey on Thursday, October 29.

Don't forget to log your miles for FAFP's "Walktoberfest" and submit your photos to dwalker@fafp.org by Friday, November 6. For more information, CLICK HERE.
COVID-19 Vaccine Development, Safety and Expected Efficacy December 3 Webinar
Join us for FAFP's 13th COVID-19 webinar entitled "COVID-19 Vaccine Development, Safety and Expected Efficacy" on December 3. Join Dr. Jonathan L. Temte, MD, PhD from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health as he discusses the current candidate COVID-19 vaccines that are in phase 3 trials in the United States. CLICK HERE to register now.
Prevent Patient Information Blocking
Electronic health record or EHR on tablet show personal health information .
The 21st Century Cures Act, which includes the Information Blocking Rule for physicians who maintain an EHR system, goes into effect on Monday, Nov. 2. An excellent guide, including exemptions, is provided HERE from the American Medical Association. Please make certain your office is aware of these regulations to ensure your patients are appropriately informed.
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