February 1, 2023
FAFP Supports FTC's Rule to Ban Non Compete Clauses
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As many as 45% of family physicians have employment contracts that include non-compete clauses. Our members share stories about how restrictive covenants impact our ability to provide continuity of care for our patients and our communities. The FAFP Board of Directors identified limiting the enforcement of non compete clauses in physician contracts as a 2023 legislative priority, and endorsed a resolution on the matter to the 2022 FMA Annual Meeting. Now, the FAFP is joining the AAFP in its support of the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) proposed regulation designed to ban non compete clauses in all employment contracts. We encourage members to submit comments, as the FAFP will, during the public comments period by CLICKING HERE prior to March 10.
Loan Repayment Portal is Now Open!
The FRAMEworks portal is now available to submit online applications beginning February 1, through March 31, 2023. The FRAME program (Florida Reimbursement Assistance for Medical Education) was funded by the legislature to encourage physicians and other healthcare professionals to practice in underserved locations of the state. Through the FRAME program, healthcare professionals may be eligible to receive an award of up to $20,000 to offset student loan debts for their medical education. For any questions or concerns not included or answered on the website, DoH staff encourages family physicians to reach out directly by emailing [email protected]

CLICK HERE to access the portal.
Register Now: Hybrid Family Medicine Spring Forum 2023 - April 14-16
Registration for the 2023 Family Medicine Spring Forum is now open! 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.

As an attendee, you will have the following options:
Virtual Attendance: Attend the meeting remote from the comfort of your own space (e.g., home/office).
In-Person Attendance: Attend the meeting at the Hilton Bonnet Creek Hotel and be physically present to participate in the educational sessions.
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).
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 is available until March 29, 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.
Register Now for the Virtual ABFM KSA Study Group - Heart Disease
Register now for a stand-alone Virtual KSA Study Group (Heart Disease) on Thursday, March 2, 2023 from 6:30-8:30 pm EST. CLICK HERE to register. Deadline to register is Monday, February 27, 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.
The National Conference of Constituency Leaders (NCCL)
Each year, the FAFP has been successful in its efforts to send a full delegation to the American Academy of Family Medicine's (AAFP) National Conference of Constituency Leaders (NCCL) meeting in Kansas City, Missouri. The 2023 meeting will be held Tuesday, May 9th and Wednesday, May 10th, 2023. FAFP delegates selected to attend NCCL are reimbursed for meeting registration, airfare/transportation, up to 3 nights in the hotel, and meals. However, while the delegation is in Kansas City, many of the meals will be as a group. Contact Adam Beamer ([email protected]).

NCCL constituencies include:

New physicians
International medical graduates (IMG)
LGBTQ+ physicians or physician allies
2023 Resident Leadership Summit

At the only national residency program event for both MDs and DOs, you can expect:

  • Guidance for the new ACGME program requirements coming in July
  • Even more hot topic workshops
  • Networking with your peers
  • Insider best practices

So, don't delay! Save big today and we'll see you in person March 3–5, 2023, in Kansas City, MO. Click here to register now.
Don't Forget 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. View and manage your dues today by visiting AAFP's Quick Pay!

CLICK HERE to pay now!
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