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 is the Family Medicine Day of Action — a day focused on the promotion of the important role family physicians play in the lives of patients, communities, our country, and the world. The day started with the presentation of the Champions of Family Medicine awards to two members of Congress and two congressional staffers who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in promoting family medicine and primary care. Ohio attendees are spending the day meeting with their elected officials and advancing the AAFP’s legislative priorities.