June 14, 2023
Available Monday: Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Education
Beginning on June 27, 2023, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will require one-time attestation of training on management of substance use disorders (SUDs) prior to renewal of a DEA registration.

The FAFP is pleased to announce that the online enduring material activities on Substance Use Disorder (SUD) will be released on Monday, June 19, 2023. 

The featured courses will satisfy the new DEA one time eight-hour education requirement on the treatment and management of opioid and other substance use disorders.

All FAFP enduring educational programs provided in the FAFP Online Library are offered at no cost to FAFP members and can be completed at their own convenience.

Click here for FAFP SUD topics, learning objectives, and SAMHSA core curriculum elements.
For FAQs regarding the new DEA requirement, please click here.
Can't Attend In-Person? No Problem!
Earn Up to 18.0 Live CME Credits Via Virtual Attendance
Register now for the 2023 Family Medicine Summer Forum, scheduled for June 30 - July 2, 2023, at The Boca Raton Resort & Club. The meeting will be held as a hybrid event, combining a traditional in-person meeting with a virtual platform via live streaming.

Connect with speakers and your family medicine peers from the comfort of your own space.

To Participate:
  • Register for the 2023 Summer Forum
  • Have a laptop, computer, or smart device ready; link to access the virtual meeting will be provided prior to the event
  • Have a reliable internet connection
  • The 2023 Summer Forum is a live activity. To claim credits, participate virtually in, real-time.

Earn up to 18.00 hours of live CME credits, and all credits are deemed Florida Prescribed. Register now by clicking here. For the CME agenda, click here.
Register Now for the In-Person ABFM KSA Study Group
Register Now for the In-person FAFP ABFM KSA Study Group: Health Counseling & Preventative Care that will be offered for In-Person attendees in conjunction with the 2023 Summer Forum on Saturday, July 1, from 7:00 AM- 9:00 AM. Deadline to register is Tuesday, June 27, 2023 at 11:59 PM EST.
Important: This KSA will be offered live, in-person only, and there will be no virtual component offered. Summer Forum attendees who have registered for In-Person attendance will be able to participate. The study group will be held at The Boca Raton Resort & Club.

Questions? Contact Alexandra Parkinson (aparkinson@fafp.org).
Did You Hear About SIG?
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SIG: Something New at the 2023 Summer Forum
What is SIG:
  • Special Interest Groups are small networking, informal discussion hubs designed to bring together meeting participants with common interest in a particular topic relevant to the practice of family medicine

  • SIGs are designed for voluntary participation with the purpose of focusing on a single topic, where participants can discuss, disseminate information, and share ideas about the topic at hand.

What is SIG’s Goal?
  • Provide a forum for individuals who have common interest on a specific topic, or who want to be with others and are willing to share their views and best practices, or simply have a free exchange of ideas regarding the topic of focus.

2023 Summer Forum SIG Topics:
SIG Topic 1: Urgent Care (Facilitator: Dr. Tracey Davidoff)
SIG Topic 2: Hospital Medicine (Facilitator: Dr. Andrew Buelt)
Date: Saturday, July 1, 2023
Time: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
To learn more about SIG, click here.
2024 FAFP Officer and Board Nominations
Have an interest in serving your Florida Academy of Family Physicians (FAFP) as a member of the Board of Directors or as an Officer? The FAFP Nominating Committee is officially accepting nominations for the 2024 Officers & Board of Directors.
CLICK HERE to apply and review more details. Deadline is Friday July 212023.
Sex Reassignment Prescriptions Rules Released
Doctor or physician writing diagnosis and giving a medical prescription to male Patient
On Monday, June 12, the Florida Department of Health released the emergency rule filed by the boards of medicine regarding sex reassignment prescriptions. In summary, the rule states:  A patient’s prescribing physician may renew a prior lawfully issued sex-reassignment prescription as defined in section 456.001(9)(a), Florida Statutes, that was prescribed prior to May 17, 2023, up and until six months from the effective date of the Board’s emergency rule formally adopting a consent form per sections 456.52(1) and (2), Florida Statutes.  The FAFP will provide the consent form once it has been released by the boards of medicine.
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