IAFP News Bites
March 2020
Cedar Rapids Family Medicine Residency Program will Close in July
IAFP leadership was sad to hear of the plan to close Cedar Rapids Family Medicine Residency Program in July. The IAFP Board of Directors and IAFP Foundation are contributing $1000.00 grant to each resident impacted. We are also holding a fundraising effort to further support these residents. More information and a link to the fundraising  form can be found HERE
Okoboji 2020 Summer CME Getaway
Space is Limited Register Today
Save the Date for the 
IAFP 2020 Okoboji Summer CME Getaway
June 11 - 13, 2020
Bridges Bay Resort, Okoboji
Register HERE

The Summer CME Weekend Getaway in Okoboji is a long standing tradition at the IAFP and we are heading back to Okoboji in 2020 for all the fun, sun, education, and socialization this event is known for! This meeting is truly a family affair where there will be plenty of time for you to relax, explore and enjoy all the area has to offer. We will offer three, half-day CME sessions during this weekend beginning at 12:30 on Thursday and from 8:00 to 1:00 on Friday and Saturday. We are excited to return to Bridges Bay Resort for the 2020 meeting!  

Hotel reservation must be made directly with the hotel at 712-332-2202. Please tell them you are with the IAFP room block to receive the room rate of $199.00 per night for a Double Queen Room.
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Exciting NEW Summer 2020 
CME Getaway in Galena!
IAFP 2020 Galena Summer CME Getaway
June 25 - 27, 2020
Eagle Ridge Resort
Register HERE

We are thrilled to be offering a brand new Summer CME Getaway in beautiful Galena in June of 2020! Eagle Ridge resort has something for the whole family. You can go horseback riding, unwind at the spa, hit the greens, or enjoy a dip in the pool. Check out the resort website for all the available activities and to view photos of the accommodations.  We hope to see you there!

Hotel reservation must be made directly with the resort at 1-800-892-2269. Please tell them you are with the IAFP room block to receive the discounted room rate. 
We are pleased to offer a rate of $190.00 per night for a King or Queen/Queen in the Inn. We are also excited to offer special rates of $190.00 for a one bedroom villa and $250.00 for a two bedroom villa. All room rates are quoted exclusive of applicable state and local taxes, currently 11%, as well as the resort amenity fee.  

End of Life Care Course
End of Life Care Course
Coralville Public Library, Coralville, Iowa
April 3, 2020 - 1:00-3:30 pm (light lunch provided)

  • $125 for IAFP/AAFP Members and/or those attending the Spring Refresher Course
  • $175 for Nonmembers who DID NOT attend the Spring Refresher Course
  • $75.00 for Residents 
This session meets the Iowa Board of Medicine CME Requirements on End of Life Care (Iowa licensed physicians are required to complete 2 hours of a Category 1 activity in end of life care every five years. This requirement, which became effective August 17, 2011, is for physicians who provide primary care to patients. 
Faculty: James Bell, MD
Medical Director, Palliative Care, St Luke's Hospital

Lecture 1: Palliative Care and Hospice Essentials
Lecture 2: Goal setting: The Family Meeting
Lecture 3: The role of the Family Physician in the application of new technologies in advanced disease
Save the Date:
2020 IAFP Annual Conference
November 12 - 14, 2020
Prairie Meadows Event Center in Altoona
Full program and registration coming soon

FMCSA Medical Examiner Certification Training Course
The Iowa Academy of Family Physicians brings you medical examiner education to prepare you to take the National Registry for Certified Medical Examiners Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) examination. This course is open to all states. Watch this on-demand webinar at your leisure from the comfort of your home or office.

Dear Physician,
My name is Jacqueline Bible and I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Family Science and Human Development department at Montclair State University, focusing on health, prevention, and sexuality. I am pleased to invite you and other physicians you may know to participate in a short online survey on your thoughts about PrEP and HIV prevention. Most questions focus on those you treat who are men who have sex with other men, regardless of how they identify their sexual orientation.  The survey should take no more than 20 minutes to complete, and can be completed at your convenience anytime over the next two weeks. Participation is anonymous and confidential. As a thank you, we will make monetary donations on behalf of the project to health organizations survey respondents select from the following list: Alzheimer's Association, American Cancer Society, amfAR: The Foundation for AIDS Research, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

To participate, you must:

- Be a licensed MD, DO, NP, or PA
- Be able to prescribe medication

If you have any questions, please contact Jacqueline Bible at biblej1@montclair.edu or Dr. Brad van Eeden-Moorefield at vaneedenmobr@montclair.edu.

Thank you for considering participating in this study. This study has been approved by the University Institutional Review Board (IRB #FY16-17-582).

Iowa Academy of Family Physicians | 515-283-9370 | m ail@iaafp.org | w ww.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