FMEC in Focus - July, 2018
Our Partners
2018 FMEC Annual Meeting
Hilton Westchester /  Rye Brook, New York /  November 9-11

Theme:   Family Medicine State of Mind:  Spreading the News 

Pulse - Voices from the Heart of Medicine

Celebrating 10 years

Telling the personal story of health and for everyone--patients, health professionals and students of narrative medicine.

Visit their website to learn more!
Penn State
Penn State College of Medicine 50th Anniversary
Reunion:  Sept 21-22

Honoring 50 years of Family and Community Medicine

2018 Special Tracks
Preparing to Succeed in Practice

Procedures for Residents, Faculty and Community-based Family Physicians

Osteopathic Medicine

Medicine and the Fine Arts

Responding to the Primary Care Workforce challenge

Chronic Pain/Opioids/Substance abuse

Promoting Healthy Living Through Lifestyle and Integrative Medicine

Maternal Child Health

Rural Health

Global Health

Showcase FM research

Media Skills for Family Physicians

High school student participation

"Clinic First" - strengthening your residency program
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2018 Annual Meeting Registration Links


Early Bird Rate for Meeting Registration ends September 15th

November 8th - ALSO Instructor Course -  Register
Nov. 8 - 9: Pre-conference Workshops - registration to come.

Thank you!  by Kelli Mulloy, President, The Inline Group
Thank you for choosing family medicine. Eleven long years of education. Rotations in obstetrics, pediatrics, general surgery, and inpatient hospital care in CCUs or ICUs. A broad education allowing you to serve your patients and community. Are you already in an FM residency or are you planning to enter one? That is a commitment to others that deserves a hearty THANK YOU.

In one heartbreaking conversation I had with an FM resident in Kansas City at the AAFP conference, I learned that many FM students encountered at least one teacher who told them, "You are too smart to stay in family medicine. You should specialize."  Read More

A Re-cap of the PCIN event at the 2018 DPC Summit

The Primary Care Innovators Network (PCIN) held a standing room only pre-conference workshop prior to the kickoff of the Direct Primary Care (DPC) Summit in Indianapolis, IN on July 13. The pre-conference offered self-insured employers and family medicine practices an opportunity to each learn what the other needs in order to provide high quality care to company employees. Employers experienced the passion and commitment to patient-centered care of family physicians. Physicians learned about the challenges self-insured employers face and about the many opportunities available to collaborate with them, using a DPC payment framework. The PCIN brought these two groups together to propose a systemic approach to scaling DPC for self-insured employers in the private, public and non-profit sectors.
The PCIN, co-sponsored by FMAHealth and the Family Medicine Education Consortium, has been holding similar meetings in a number of markets around the country. To date, the PCIN has brought together family medicine practices and self-insured employers in Pittsburgh, Dallas, Houston and Cleveland. Participants at these meetings discover how collaboration can benefit both practices and employers in ways that increase quality, lower costs, and improve the health of the employee population they serve. To learn more about how this could work for your practice, and to look ahead to meetings in additional markets coming up later in 2018, look here:  

The FMEC and the Department of Family Medicine
at Georgetown are proud to announce: 

A Media Skills Workshop
at Georgetown University
September 7, 2018 | Time: 8 am to 5 pm
- Lunch will be provided
Deadline for pre-registration is September 1, 2018.
Lunch is not guaranteed after September 1.
On-site registration is available.
Family / Health Care Professionals - $50.00
Residents / Fellows - $20.00
Students - $10.00