A large contingency of Ohio family physicians attended the American Academy of Family Physicians Family Medicine Advocacy Summit (FMAS) in Washington, DC, May 21-22.
Members attending included Ohio Academy of Family Physicians President Don Mack, MD; OAFP President-Elect Stan Anderson, MD; AAFP Director Gary LeRoy, MD; Nancy Mathieu, MD; Fred Miser, MD; Nate Overmire, DO; Scott Rogers, MD; Sarah Sams, MD; and Salim Sheikh, DO. The summit is a four-day event focused on family medicine and advocacy-related activities.
FMAS convened on May 21. Participants heard policy and political updates from government officials, national policy leaders, and from AAFP leadership and staff.
May 22 was the Family Medicine Day of Action. Ohio attendees spent that day visiting Capitol Hill offices and meeting with their elected officials to advance AAFP’s legislative priorities. They specifically met with Congressional health staffers in the offices of U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, U.S. Senator Rob Portman; and Members of Congress Joyce Beatty, Jim Renacci, Mike Turner, and Steve Stivers.