Family Medicine Celebration

(The OAFP’s annual meeting; formerly known as the Members Assembly)




Each summer, Ohio’s “family” of family physicians reunites to connect, recharge, and reignite the passion that makes family medicine so great! Located at a fresh, new location, this year’s Family Medicine Celebration is a can’t miss event! Whether your aim is to earn continuing medical education (CME), take part in engaging wellness activities, celebrate a year of family medicine achievements, or simply to have fun, this event is for you.

Commemorating 70 Years of Excellence

This year, the Academy reached a tremendous milestone – 70 years of excellence. This anniversary is an opportunity to reflect on our rich history and see how far we have come for our patients, our communities, and our specialty. A party fitting of this momentous occasion has been planned – come turn the page on another history making event!

Features Include

  • Innovative and up-to-the-minute continuing medical education (CME) sessions and an American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) knowledge self-assessment (KSA) and clinical self-assessment (CSA) on pain management (over 14 Prescribed CME credits expected)
  • Inspiring annual awards program and American Academy of Family Physicians Degree of Fellow convocation
  • Personalized legislative update to keep you informed
  • Plenty of opportunities to rekindle old friendships and build new connections.

Schedule of Events*

Saturday, August 18
7:00 – 8:30 a.m. Nominating Committee Meeting
8:00 a.m. Registration & Breakfast
8:45 – 9:00 a.m. Welcome & Acceptance of Rules of Procedure
9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Burned Out or Fired Up? How to Put the Joy Back in Medicine

Speaker: Dan Diamond, MD

Physicians all share the goal of working in organizations where people are engaged and patients receive great care. But, physicians are facing more challenges than ever before. These days, it’s easy to become discouraged and disengage. Dr. Diamond knows first-hand how to get things done when times are tough and resources are scarce. He was the director of the medical triage unit at the New Orleans Convention Center after Hurricane Katrina and he has responded to some of the most devastating international disasters of our time. His jaw-dropping stories will show you the power of mindset and equip you to thrive.

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. The EveryONE Project: Advancing Health Equity in Every Community

Speakers: Venis Wilder, MD, New York Academy of Family Physicians, and Gary LeRoy, MD, AAFP Board of Directors

Social determinants of health (SDOH) such as economic stability, environment, education, and social connections can lead to significant health care inequities. Because family physicians work with people affected by SDOH every day, the AAFP developed a comprehensive package of tools called The EveryONE Project for physicians to better address these factors. Using case studies and implementation strategies, Drs. Wilder and LeRoy will share how physicians can use these tools in everyday practice to achieve optimal health for everyone.

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Providing Culturally Humble Care to the LGBTQ Community

Speaker:  Ramona Peel, MA , Equitas Health

The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) community is growing both in size and visibility. This training will provide you with the knowledge, skills, and behaviors needed to best serve this community. Differences between sexual orientation, sex assigned at birth, gender identity, and gender expression will be discussed. Health disparities experienced by the LGBTQ community will be highlighted and tips will be shared on how best to provide culturally humble and structurally competent care to this community.

12:15 – 12:30 p.m. Break
12:30 – 2:15 p.m. Academy Luncheon
Dine with your family medicine colleagues and hear brief remarks from AAFP Board Director Gary LeRoy, MD, and OAFP Speaker Mike Sevilla, MD. In addition, the OAFP Nominating Committee will present its slate of candidates for the election of new Academy officers.
2:15 – 3:15 p.m. Family Physician Feud
This session will be similar in style to the television gameshow “Family Feud” in which teams will face off in pop culture questions, providing answers to what “100 people” surveyed would say. Two teams will play four rounds and the team with the most points after four rounds will move on to the next game. It will be tournament style so the last winning team at the end will be the champions!
3:15 – 4:30 p.m. Ohio Legislative/Regulatory Update
Join OAFP Lobbyist David Paragas, JD, as he moderates an afternoon legislative and regulatory session. Ohio Supreme Court and Ohio Gubernatorial candidates have been invited to join us for a forum discussion.
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Medical Marijuana Panel Discussion
Hear from a panel of the state’s most knowledgeable experts in the medical marijuana field. Whether you plan to recommend marijuana use to your patients or not, this session will help you prepare for the inevitable rollout of medical marijuana in Ohio.
7:00 – 7:30 p.m. Academy Dinner Reception
7:30 – 10:00 p.m. Academy Awards Dinner
A night of celebration, the Academy Awards Dinner honors the OAFP’s Family Physician of the Year, Family Medicine Educator of the Year, and Friend of Family Medicine; pays tribute to those members reaching their 50 years-in-medicine milestone; installs new leadership; and recognizes all AAFP Fellows.
10:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. Presidents’ Reception
All attendees are invited and welcome to attend this reception congratulating the new OAFP president.
Sunday, August 19
8:30 – 10:00 a.m. Board of Directors Meeting
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast & Exhibitor Visits
10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. KSA & CSA Group Study: Pain Management
Earn up to 8 Live Prescribed CME credits from the AAFP and complete an ABFM certification requirement more efficiently with your family medicine peers from across Ohio. It’s a fun and easy way to earn the valuable credit you need.
12:00 – 12:30 p.m. Boxed Lunch & Exhibitor Visits
12:30 – 3:00 p.m. KSA & CSA Group Study: Pain Management Continued

*Schedule is subject to change.

Registration Information

Online registration for the Family Medicine Celebration is open! Registration fees include meal functions, materials, CME, and joy activities. The actual value of the program is $300 per person for all of Saturday. This cost has been deeply discounted for OAFP members as indicated below. Resident and student members are eligible for a scholarship to attend Saturday’s sessions for free.

Sessions Member Non-Member/Guest
Saturday morning and afternoon sessions $75 $250
Saturday Academy Awards Dinner Free $50 adults | $30 children
Sunday KSA Group Study Session $75 $125

Please contact Katie Siegrist or call 800.742.7327 to register off-line or with any questions.

Hotel Accommodations

The OAFP has negotiated a group room rate at the Courtyard by Marriott Columbus/OSU, located adjacent to The Grand Event Center, at 780 Yard St., Columbus, OH 43212, of $132 plus tax per night. Make your reservation online or by calling the hotel directly at 614.453.4420. When calling, be sure to tell the booking agent you are with the OAFP to receive the group rate. The group cut-off date for hotel reservations is Friday, August 3.


This live activity has been reviewed and is acceptable for up 14 Prescribed CME credits (6 on Saturday and 8 on Sunday) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association (AMA) as equivalent to the AMA Physicians Recognition Award Category 1 credit.

Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Osteopathic Association. Determination of credit is pending.

Exhibiting and Sponsorship Opportunities

The OAFP is seeking exhibitors and sponsors for the Family Medicine Celebration. For more information, please view the prospectus, contact Katie Siegrist, or visit the Marketing Opportunities page .