January 13, 2021
Don't Forget to Submit Your Abstract
A Call for Abstracts is being issued for presentation during the Family Medicine Spring Forum 2021. The research must be of interest and educational value to the specialty of family medicine and conducted by (1) a Florida family medicine resident (2) a Florida medical student or (3) an active FAFP physician member. 
Deadlines for Abstracts and 50 word descriptions: January 15, 2021
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Stay Up to Date with the Latest COVID Updates
The FAFP continues to provide its members with excellent educational opportunities. Join us for FAFP's 14th COVID-19 webinar entitled "COVID-19 Updates for Family Medicine 2021: Testing, Treatment, and Vaccinations" on February 4, 2021 from 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm ET. This 1-hour webinar will be offered as a CME internet live course, not enduring. The activity will be available on the scheduled date/time and is only available in real-time. Featured speakers include Drs. Daniel Van Durme and Julia Weeks.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Implement latest updates for COVID-19 testing
  2. Comply with newest treatment guidelines for COVID-19 in the out-patient setting
  3. Apply latest developments in COVID-19 vaccinations and vaccination strategy
FAFP Advocacy for Vaccine Accessibility Continues
The FAFP continues advocacy efforts for family physicians to receive access to the COVID vaccine. FAFP member Dr. Charles Warren has also been advocating independently and was recently interviewed by Jacksonville News4Jax. Other support has included letters to hospital CEOs across the state urging vaccine availability to primary care physicians who are not affiliated with local hospitals or health systems and posting the latest updates for vaccination locations throughout the state. The latest information can be FOUND HERE via the FAFP's website: www.fafp.org.

Have You Registered to Provide the COVID Vaccine?

The State of Florida is encouraging physicians and medical practices to register to provide COVID Vaccine to your patients. Although there is not a sufficient supply available, readiness preparations are in progress. To become a COVID-19 vaccine provider, your organization must be enrolled in Florida SHOTS and the Vaccines for Children/Adult Program.

For questions or additional information, please contact the COVID-19 Vaccine Enrollment Desk at 833-701-1397, or email CovidVaccineProgram@flhealth.gov. Updates will be provided as more information becomes available.

Additional Resources:
Florida Medical License Update
Important message regarding license expiration dates: As part of the response efforts to the Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID- 19), State Surgeon General, Scott Rivkees has extended the licensure renewal expiration date until March 31, 2021 for any health care practitioner with licensure renewal deadlines between December 31, 2020 and March 01, 2021.

If you are renewing your license in 2021 and are in need of state mandatory courses, please visit: https://www.fafp.org/webinars. Upon completion, FAFP will report your credits to AAFP and CEBroker. Questions, please contact Jennifer Young at jyoung@fafp.org. Thank you.
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