The Ohio Academy of Family Physicians (OAFP) will again host monthly, mildly-moderated learning sessions on Sundays at 7 p.m. Members can join the conversation by logging on to the OAFP Facebook or YouTube page to watch live.
For our third year of Bite-Sized Learning Sessions, we hope to not only provide educational topics and important clinical information from some of our sponsors and Partners in Health, but also bring you stories of current medical students, family medicine residents, and physicians. We hope you’ll join us live to share in that time–it’s needed now more than ever!
Each session will be moderated by OAFP Immediate Past President Mike Sevilla, MD, FAAFP, and include a variety of speakers and topics. Following each interview, we open it up for a live Q&A through Facebook and YouTube comments before signing off. The sessions are 30 to 45 minutes of education and fun!
Financial support for this program was provided by the AAFP Foundation to the Family Medicine Philanthropic Consortium (FMPC) and is funded by members like you! Help programs like this continue to support family medicine by giving to the AAFP Foundation. Select “Chapter Grants” when making your gift online. Thank you!
September 25, 2022
|Richard Whitney, MD, FASAM, medical director of the Ohio Physicians Health Program (OhioPHP) joins session moderator, Mike Sevilla, MD, FAAFP, to talk about substance use disorder, the One-Bite Program, and services and programs offered by OhioPHP.
Additionally, Dr. Whitney shares insight from a survey OhioPHP conducted in August 2021, in collaboration with 13 of Ohio’s Professional Licensing Boards. The comprehensive survey was deployed to all of Ohio’s health care professionals about the impact COVID-19 has had on their mental health and well-being. Over 13,000 professionals responded to the survey.
Listen in to learn more about the valuable resources OhioPHP has and what the survey results showed from the physician community.
August 28, 2022
|Moderated by OAFP Past President Mike Sevilla, MD, FAAFP, this session features the OAFP’s Easy Performance Improvement (EasyPI), a peer-reviewed, curated collection of online educational resources launched in the summer of 2022 to support family physicians in completing a self-guided PI project in practice and receive credit for the work they do.
EasyPI will guide you through the process of evaluating background information for a specific condition, determining how this information should drive patient care, and implementing team-based practice change to improve patient outcomes.
Listen in to this session to learn more from project champion Ryan Kauffman, MD, FAAFP, who shares how this initiative was created and what it means for you and your PI work!
July 17, 2022
|Moderated by OAFP Past President Mike Sevilla, MD, FAAFP, this session features Jamie Pandey, MPH, third-year medical student, and Michaela Ward, second-year medical student, both from Northeast Ohio Medical University College of Medicine. Jamie and Michaela were selected as 2021 American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation (AAFP Foundation) Family Medicine Leads (FML) Emerging Leader Institute Scholars.
This signature education program of the AAFP Foundation, focuses on the future of the family medicine specialty by supporting efforts to fill the workforce pipeline with the best and the brightest, as well as developing more and better trained family medicine leaders through attendance at the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students (National Conference), and participation in the FML Emerging Leader Institute. Thirty medical students and residents are selected annually as scholars.
Jamie and Michaela began their experience at the 2021 National Conference, not only attending as conference participants but also taking part in in-depth workshops in three leadership tracks (Policy & Public Health, Personal & Practice, and Philanthropic & Mission-Driven).
Over the past year, Jamie and Michaela have been working with family physician mentors to develop and complete a leadership project based on one of the three leadership tracks.
Listen to the discussion to learn more about their projects, the experience overall, and more!
June 12, 2022
|Moderated by OAFP Past President Mike Sevilla, MD, FAAFP, this session features student and resident leaders sharing all of the exciting details about the American Academy of Family Physicians National Conference of Family Medicine Residents & Medical Students (National Conference).
May 1, 2022
Note: This educational video has been approved by AstraZeneca
|Moderated by OAFP Past President Mike Sevilla, MD, FAAFP, this session features Demondes Haynes, MD, MS, FCCP, professor of medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and associate dean for admissions for The University of Mississippi Medical Center’s School of Medicine. Prior to becoming associate dean for medical school admissions, he served in several leadership roles in the department of medicine including vice chair for clinical affairs and the executive vice chair.
Listen as Drs. Haynes and Sevilla discuss the burden of asthma in the United States and the role that severe exacerbations play. Attendees will gain an increased understanding of the mechanisms of disease associated with the variability of airway inflammation, asthma symptoms, and exacerbations; patient preferences for immediate symptom relief; and the risk of adverse health conditions associated with even short courses of oral corticosteroids.
Recent recommendations from the Global Initiative for Asthma and the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program are reviewed within the context of recognizing that a Window of Opportunity may exist to address pre-exacerbation inflammation, symptoms, and severe exacerbations for all patients with asthma.
April 3, 2022
|Moderated by OAFP Past President Mike Sevilla, MD, FAAFP, this session features four, graduating medical students that recently matched in family medicine. The panel of students share their journey to family medicine and how they each navigated the match process.
Our panelists include:
For Match resources, visit the American Academy of Family Physicians website.
March 20, 2022
|Moderated by OAFP Past President Mike Sevilla, MD, FAAFP, this session features Beth Weinstock, MD, a family physician at Equitas Health in Columbus, OH, and a mother of four whose eldest son, Eli, died in March 2021 when he unintentionally ingested fentanyl. This conversation is a follow-up to Dr. Weinstock’s article in spring 2022 edition of The Ohio Family Physician. Dr. Weinstock shares her story of grief and how it has led her to a new mission in life.
In September 2021, Dr. Weinstock and her daughter launched the non-profit BirdieLight, to educate parents and young people on ways to reduce the harms posed by fentanyl use. Visit the BirdieLight website for more information and educational materials.
February 20, 2022
|Moderated by OAFP Past President Mike Sevilla, MD, FAAFP, this session features Christen Johnson, MD, MPH, sharing her experience participating in the American Academy of Family Physicians Health Equity Fellowship Program and the project that resulted from her participation.
Through her fellowship, Dr. Johnson took the work she had done in residency and amplified it to develop a curriculum that could reach a broader audience. The curriculum she developed during the yearlong process covers issues such as advocacy, social determinants of health, and cultural humility from a critical race theory lens.
Listen in to this valuable conversation. From her journey to family medicine, connecting with strong mentors, and all of the experiences that have led to a passion for health equity, advocacy, and teaching–Dr. Johnson covers it all!
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