March 29, 2023
FAFP 8-Hour Course Under Consideration
Wrinkled old lady hands holding a bright red orange prescription medication pill bottle.
Yesterday, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) released a LETTER outlining a new one-time, eight-hour training requirement for all registered physicians and practitioners regarding the treatment and management of patients with opioid or other substance use disorders. The FAFP leadership is working with its Continuing Professional Development (CPD) committee regarding the development of a course that will not only meet the requirement, but be provided to FAFP members at no cost! Part of this process includes obtaining clarification on the actual deadline for physicians to obtain the education as well as how to attest to completion of the requirement. More information will be provided as soon as possible, but rest assured every effort is being made to help FAFP members satisfy this new training requirement. 
Book Now at The Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek: Room Block Extended to April 5
Register now for the 2023 Family Medicine Spring Forum! The meeting is scheduled for April 14-16, 2023 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek in Orlando, FL and will be held as a hybrid event, combining a traditional in-person meeting with a virtual platform via live streaming.
Earn up to 19.0 live CME credits. Educational content and available live CME credits will be exactly the same for both virtual and in-person attendees. CME hours obtained at an FAFP meeting (live or virtual), go towards the FL Chapter requirement (of 12 CME hours). For the CME agenda, click here. For the Resident and Student agenda, click here.
CLICK HERE for meeting registration.

Signia by Hilton - Orlando Bonnet Creek
14100 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane
Orlando, FL 32821
(407) 597-3600
The FAFP room rate has been extended and is available until April 5, or until the room block is full. Parking: Attendees staying at the Signia by Hilton will receive a daily discounted rate of $16 for overnight self-parking. Optional overnight valet parking is available for $45 per day.
Fulfill Your ABFM MOC Requirements at the 2023 Spring Forum
Register Now for the In-person FAFP ABFM KSA Study Group: Diabetes that will be offered in conjunction with the 2023 Spring Forum on Saturday, April 15, from 7:00 AM- 9:00 AM.
Important: This KSA will be offered live, in-person only, and there will be no virtual component offered. The in-person study group will be held at the Signia by Hilton- Orlando Bonnet Creek.

KSA Registration Deadline: Tuesday, April 11, 2023
Registration will close at 11:59 PM EST. Questions?
Contact Alexandra Parkinson ([email protected]).
March Member Spotlight - Dr. Melanie VanDemark
As an academic physician, I live and breathe the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) requirements. While I do not appreciate all the recent changes the ACGME has made, I am proud of this statement that is part of the ACGME Family Medicine definition of specialty: “Family physicians advocate for social justice and ethical principles to remove barriers to equitable care for all populations. They advocate for their patients through the development and promotion of health policy by working with local organizations and partnering to promote better health within the intricacies of the health care system.” CLICK HERE to read more.
Capitol Update - Week 3
Democracy was in action this week as thousands of Florida citizens visited the Capitol to express their views on myriad topics. Legislative committee agendas remained full and both the House and Senate released initial versions of their budget proposals. Dr. Amy Neal (right) of Tallahassee served as Doctor of the Day this week, sponsored by Representative Allison Tant (left). Despite it being a quiet day in the Capitol, Florida’s family physicians appreciate Dr. Neal’s commitment to advocacy and willingness to do what we do best - care for all Floridians. A recap of the third week's happenings can be found by CLICKING HERE
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