July 19, 2023

2024 FAFP Officer and Board Nominations: Deadline is this Friday, July 21

Have an interest in serving your Florida Academy of Family Physicians (FAFP) as a member of the Board of Directors or as an Officer? The FAFP Nominating Committee is officially accepting nominations for the 2024 Officers & Board of Directors.
CLICK HERE to apply and review more details. Deadline is Friday, July 212023.

Standardized Language for COVID-19 Treatments

As mentioned in the FAFP 2023 Final Legislative Summary, the new Protection from Discrimination Based Upon Healthcare Choices Law (SB 252) requires that family physicians and advanced practice professionals obtain informed consent for medications used to treat COVID-19. The FAFP is providing its members the following sample language for use in practice to ensure compliance. While written consent on a separate, unique form is not necessary, informed consent cannot be verbal alone and must be documented in the patient's medical record.  The following language is a sample the FAFP suggests members use for documenting.

"I have discussed with the patient all current Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) or U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) treatment options for COVID-19, including the risks, benefits, and alternatives for all authorized and/or approved medications. After learning about the efficacy and potential side effects of each medication, the patient and I (through a shared decision-making process) have agreed on the indicated treatment."

NOW OPEN: Registration 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: www.theabfm.org, or call the support number at 1-877-223-7437 if you need help determining what modules you need.

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.

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.

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.

AAFP CME Performance Improvement Activities: Increasing Adult Immunization Rates Among African American Communities

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