October 12, 2022
Florida’s New Abortion Law: Myths and Misinformation
Few issues are more polarizing and more prone to misinformation than abortion. That is why, when the Florida Legislature this past session passed HB 5, both liberal and conservative commentators often invoked hyperbole to describe the legislation and its consequences. On its face, the pertinent section of HB 5, Florida Statute 390.0111, is very concise and clear, as it simply states that “A physician may not perform a termination of pregnancy if the physician determines the gestational age of the fetus is more than 15 weeks.” CLICK HERE to read more.
Physician-Led Healthcare Teams are the Solution to Efficient, Safe Patient Care
In an article for The Pulse Pensacola, Dr. Maureen Padden takes a closer look at scope of practice expansion and explains why a physician-led care model is the most effective way to ensure that patients receive the best care. To read more, CLICK HERE. Learn more about ThePhysicianDecision.com, a patient empowerment campaign designed to help educate on the importance of seeking a physician-led care team by clicking HERE.
Unable to Attend in Person? Sign up for Virtual Registration!
Register now for the 2022 Family Medicine Winter Summit, scheduled for December 9-11, 2022, at The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island. The meeting will be held as a hybrid event, combining a traditional in-person meeting with a virtual platform via live streaming. Attend virtually or in-person and earn up to 18.00 hours of live CME credits. All credits are deemed Florida Prescribed. CLICK HERE to register now!

The FAFP room block at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island has been filled. We highly encourage you to add your name to the hotel waiting list by calling 1-904-277-1100 and referencing the Florida Academy of Family Physicians. 

If you are interested in alternative accommodations, please CLICK HERE.
At-Large 2022 FAFP Officer and Board Candidates - Deadline today!
In accordance with Chapters IV and X of the Florida Academy of Family Physicians (FAFP) Bylaws, nominations for the 2023 FAFP Officers and Board were solicited electronically multiple times via FAFP News beginning on June 15, 2022Subsequently, the FAFP Nominating Committee reviewed the nominations and developed, with FAFP Board of Directors approval, the following 2022 Officer and Board Slate for membership review no later than sixty (60) days prior to the annual business meeting being held on December 10, 2022.  

Chapter IV, Section 4 permits write-in candidates to be added to the ballot for officer and director positions as provided on the slate. To qualify, write-in candidates must notify the FAFP Board Chair by completing the FAFP Write-in Candidate Form no later than TODAY, October 12, 2022. The form or any questions should be sent to FAFP EVP Jay Millson at jmillson@fafp.org

The final ballot will be sent out to the membership no later than October 25, 2022 (45 days prior to the FAFP Annual Business Meeting scheduled for Saturday, December 10 during the 2022 FAFP Family Medicine Winter Summit). Further instructions will be provided at this time along with the link to vote. 
It's Easy to Pay Your 2023 Dues
Please do not delay in paying your membership dues today! You may pay your membership dues online or mail your payment directly to the AAFP.

CLICK HERE to pay now!
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