The 2016 American Academy of Family Physicians National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students (National Conference) took place July 28-30 with a record number of attendees. More than 4, 000 attendees from around the country came together to explore the theme “family medicine in motion.” Attendees were encouraged to learn how to be positive change agents in their spheres of influence.
Capitalizing on the AAFP’s high energy event, the OAFP Foundation hosted an Ohio-only reception for all students, residents, program directors, and physicians registered for the National Conference. Not only did the reception provide a venue for more than 40 Ohio attendees to network and meet face-to-face, it also provided a setting for each attendee to get all of their questions answered about all things Ohio including Academy and Foundation involvement and residency programs across the state.
The OAFP Foundation would like to thank all those students, residents, and physicians who attended the reception. A great time was had by all!
- Cleveland Clinic Akron General Family Medicine Residency
- Grant Family Medicine Residency
- ProMedica Toledo family Medicine Residency
- Elizabeth Boardman Family Medicine Residency
- The Ohio State University Family Medicine Residency
In addition to the Ohio-Only Reception, the Foundation supported a resident delegate and alternate delegate and a student delegate and alternate delegate to attend the conference and represent Ohio’s resident and student voice. This year’s delegate scholarships were supported by funds from the Central Ohio Academy of Family Physicians, Miami Valley Academy of Family Physicians, and the Northwest Academy of Family Physicians. The Foundation is truly grateful for this support from Ohio’s regional chapters.
This year’s resident representatives were Delegate Marcus Wing, DO, Mount Carmel Family Medicine Residency Program, and Alternate Delegate Scott Morris, DO, Riverside Methodist Family Medicine Residency Program. This year’s student representatives were Delegate Jessica Tucker, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Alternate Delegate Christen Johnson, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. Both pairs of delegates were successful in submitting and passing resolutions within their congresses. The resolutions will be sent to the AAFP Board of Directors for review.
Get a full social media recap of the National Conference.