IAFP News Bites
September 2, 2020
Upcoming IAFP Virtual 
CME Opportunities 
The IAFP is excited to bring you new virtual programming to meet your CME needs. In September we will be offering a state-mandated CME webinar on End-of-Life Care. October will bring you another state-mandated CME webinar on Pain Management. We will be offering a virtual KSA on Palliative Care (Knowledge Self-Assessment) in November. To top everything off we currently have FREE on-demand cancer webinars you can watch anytime, anywhere! You will find more information and registration on all of our virtual CME below.

IAFP End of Life Care Course Zoom Webinar
September 26, 2020 - 8:00-10:30 a.m.
Cost: $40 for IAFP/AAFP Members

Evidence Based Care of Chronic Pain Course
Zoom Webinar
October 10, 2020 - 8:00-10:30 a.m.
Click Here to Register
Cost-$40 for IAFP/AAFP Members
$50 for Nonmembers 
Knowledge Self Assessment- Palliative Care Zoom Webinar
November 14, 2020 - 8:00 am- Noon (estimated)
8 CME credits
Click Here to Register
Cost: $125 for IAFP/AAFP Members
$150 for Nonmembers
On-Demand Cancer Webinars
IAFP is proud to team up with the American Cancer Society, the IDPH, and the Iowa Cancer Consortium to bring you FREE webinars.
Each webinar offers 1 credit of CME.
Save the Date for 2020 IAFP Virtual Business Meeting 
Save the date for the IAFP Virtual Business Meeting to be held November 11th at 6:00 pm
With the cancellation of the IAFP 2020 Annual Conference, we will be holding our IAFP  Business Meeting virtually. Please plan on joining us. During the Annual Business Meeting we will review annual reports from the Finance, Membership, Education and Advocacy committees, review proposed Bylaws changes and elect new Board members and officers.  

Following the Business Meeting please join us as we express our gratitude to Jim Bell, MD for his years of service on the Board of Directors and as President and board chair.  Sherry Bulten, MD will complete her year as president and will transition to Board Chair.  Help us celebrate the installation of  Lonny Miller, MD as your 2020-21 IAFP President.  Registration is FREE. You will be sent a link to join the meeting via zoom the week of the meeting. 
Register HERE

Head Shots Needed for Help with 
Special Project!
We are planning a very special issue of our Fall magazine to honor and recognize all Iowa family physicians and we need your help!

To create this special project, we are collecting as many head shots of our members as we can to make a collage...the more, the better! 

Please submit your head shot ASAP to Katie at kcox@iaafp.org
Proposed Bylaw Changes 
The IAFP Board of Directors has proposed changes to our bylaws. The membership will vote on accepting these changes at the annual business meeting on Wednesday, November 11th at 6 pm.
The majority of the changes are to accommodate changes in the governance approved in 2019. The Board also discussed making the Nominating Committee a free-standing-committee and eliminating the mandated structure currently outlined in the Bylaws.
You can find the proposed bylaw changes as well as a link to where you can leave any questions or comments regarding the proposed changes at http://www.iaafp.org/bylaws . Please comment by October 15th.
Jason Wilbur, MD
Secretary- Treasurer
IAFP Board of Directors

University of Iowa Family Medicine Interest Group Receives 2020 Program of Excellence Award 
The Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine at University of Iowa was recently recognized by the American Academy of Family Physicians as one of 18 medical school Family Medicine Interest Groups to win the 2020 Program of Excellence Award for exemplary efforts to grow and support interest in family medicine.

Medical students and faculty were honored during the AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students, where they gathered virtually across the country to network with each other, hear addresses by family medicine leaders and to learn which schools won the PoE Awards.

FMIGs are student-run organizations that create opportunities for students to learn about and experience family medicine outside of their medical school curricula. FMIGs host social events, workshops, leadership development opportunities, community service and clinical experiences. These award-winning groups are breaking new ground with important initiatives such as starting pipeline programs for students who are underrepresented in medicine and serving their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Initial AAFP Summary of the 2021 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule 
On August 4, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the proposed 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. This 1353-page regulation also impacts the Quality Payment Program (QPP).

To help family physicians understand the proposed changes, the AAFP has created an initial summary.
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Iowa Academy of Family Physicians | 515-283-9370 | mail@iaafp.org | www.iaafp.org
Pam Williams, Executive Vice President, pwilliams@iaafp.org
Katie Cox, Deputy Executive Vice President , kcox@iaafp.org
Kelly Scallon, Director of Education and Advocacy, kscallon@iaafp.org