August 2, 2023

Nominate an Exceptional Physician

The FAFP is accepting nominations for the 2023 awards recognizing exceptional family physician members. Categories include:


  • Family Physician of the Year
  • FAFP Family Physician Executive Award
  • Art of Medicine
  • Exemplary Full-Time Educator
  • Exemplary Part-Time/Volunteer Educator
  • Young Leader Award
  • Exceptional Resident Scholar
  • Excellence in Advocacy Award


Nominees must be current FAFP members. For more information, CLICK HERE.


The deadline is August 12, 2023.

Call for CME Topics for 2024
Do you have family medicine topic recommendations for the 2024 FAFP CME Weekends?

Get involved and submit your 2024 topic proposals here.
Submission Deadline: Friday, August 25, 2023. All proposals will be reviewed for consideration by the FAFP CPD Committee.
The FAFP’s CME activities are designed to allow Family Medicine physicians and health care professionals the opportunity to update their medical knowledge, enhance clinical skills, and support their professional development through dynamic CME curricula.

Sports Medicine PPE Education Webinar

Calling all FAFP Members! Earn CME credits & ensure you're up-to-date before the new school year begins.

Preparticipation Athlete Screening Process: The New FHSAA EL2 PPE (0.75 CME)

Do you know what page of the PPE form is required to be submitted to the school and what page(s) can be kept with the parent or physician?


Learn how to implement the changes to the PPE form and be updated with the latest developments in standard of care for providing preparticipation physicals for student athletes.

All FAFP online educational programming are offered at no cost to FL chapter members and can be taken at your own convenience. CLICK HERE to register now.

Register Now for the Virtual ABFM KSA Study Group - Care of Hospitalized Patients

Register now for a stand-alone Virtual KSA Study Group (Care of Hospitalized Patients) on Thursday, October 5, 2023 from 6:30-9:00 pm EST. CLICK HERE to register. Deadline to register is Monday, October 2, 2023; 11:59 pm EST.


You will earn 10 certification points and 8 enduring (not live) CME credits after successful completion of each KSA; ABFM will award these certification points and enduring CME credits.

Before you register:

Please check your ABFM Physician Portfolio to make sure that you are eligible to take this KSA topic. Visit the ABFM website:, or call the support number at 1-877-223-7437 if you need help determining what modules you need.

July Member Spotlight - Dr. Julia Fashner

"My interest in family medicine was sparked by the great family medicine mentors at my medical school, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, OH. Through our FMIG (Family Medicine Interest Group), we were able to participate in all the hands-on workshops for suturing or casting. Using the cast saw for the first time was a scary experience."

CLICK HERE to read more.

New 2023 Facial Covering Requirements for Physician Offices

SB 252 (2023 legislative session) titled “An Act Relating to Protection from Discrimination Based on Health Care Choices” prohibits businesses from requiring employees or customers from wearing facial coverings, but health care providers, physicians, practitioners, and facilities from this prohibition. However, the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) and the Department of Health (DOH) were required to collaborate and develop joint standards for the appropriate use of facial coverings for infection control in health care settings which was released July 1, 2023. CLICK HERE to review the new standards and a sample protocol physicians can use in their practices.

Congratulations to FAFP Member, Dr. Alma Littles

Congratulations to FAFP Past President, Dr. Alma Littles, for receiving the 2023 Gerold L. Schiebler, MD, Advocate for Medical Students Award.

In 2002, the FMA Board of Governors created an award category of “Advocate for Medical Students” to be presented by the medical students to an FMA member at the FMA House of Delegates awards ceremony. In 2008, this award was renamed the Gerold L. Schiebler, MD, Advocate for Medical Students Award.

Thank you to the 12 FAFP members who served as delegates to the FMA 2023 House of Delegates this past weekend in Orlando - truly fulfilling the FAFP's mission of Supporting Florida's Family Physicians!

  • Coy Irvin, MD, Delegation Chair
  • Noureen Akbar, MD
  • Lupita Gallardo, MD
  • Dennis Mayeaux, MD
  • Lolita Ontiveros, MD
  • Brooke Orr, MD
  • Matthew Rensberry, MD
  • George Smith, MD
  • Trishanna Sookdeo, MD
  • Diana Twiggs, MD
  • Natasha Verma, MD
  • Hailon Wong, MD

FAFP Partners with AAFP and the Opioid Response Network

In addition to the FAFP's Substance Abuse CME Accredited Webinars developed to meet the eight hour DEA requirement, the FAFP has partnered with the Opioid Response Network (through an AAFP grant) to promote a Non-CME webinar entitled, "How to Save a Life: Expanding Access to Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD)" on Thursday, August 10, 2023 from 6:00pm - 7:00pm featuring speaker, Dr. Samuel Parish.


1.Review status of Substance Use Disorders in the US and Florida focused on Opioid Use Disorder (Opioid Use Disorder)

2.Understand Screening, Diagnosis, and Terminology related to OUD

3.Review the evidence-base for medication and behavioral therapies in treating OUD

4.Understand basic pharmacology of each FDA approved medication for OUD: methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone

5.Understand the role of Primary Care in management of OUD

For more information, click here. Register now by clicking here.

Save the Date - 2023 Family Medicine Winter Summit

Save the date for the 2023 Family Medicine Winter Summit. The meeting is scheduled for December 8-10, 2023, 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. Online registration and the hotel room block will open soon. 


CLICK HERE for a full list of FAFP CME meetings.

Moderna Webinar: Increasing Vaccine Uptake in Black Communities Thursday, August 3

Additional Resources

CME Event:  Increasing Adult Immunization Rates Among African American Communities

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