The weekend began with a session on the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) and the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) program. Attendees heard from Shawn Martin, American Academy of Family Physicians senior vice president for advocacy, practice advancement, and policy on the current state of progress and what is expected to develop in the near future with MACRA and an overview of CPC+ plus program requirements and benefits.
Next, a presentation on physician well-being, resiliency, and burnout was given by Clif Knight, MD, FAAFP, AAFP senior vice president for education. Attendees learned about the prevalence of this issue and how to combat it.
Throughout these sessions, Mark Belfer, DO, FAAFP, enjoyed sitting in “The Best Seat in the House” as the OAFP Foundation auction’s highest bidder.
Following the morning sessions, attendees participated in an advocacy luncheon moderated by Lobbyist David Paragas, JD. During this time, candidates for the Ohio Supreme Court shared their platforms and qualifications.
Vice Speaker Mike Sevilla, MD, opened the business session with a welcome and turned it over to Speaker Stan Anderson, MD, FAAFP; President-Elect Ryan Kauffman, MD, FAAFP; and AAFP Guest Officer Jack Chou, MD, FAAFP; to make remarks.
- Dr. Chou, AAFP
- Windel Stracener, MD, Indiana Academy of Family Physicians
- Pamela Valenza, MD, Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians
- Robert Ostrander, MD, New York Academy of Family Physicians
- JP Thompson, Ohio Association of Physician Assistants
- Brian Bachelder, MD, Ohio State Medical Association
- Ed Hosbach, DO, Ohio Osteopathic Association and Ohio State Society of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
The OAFP’s Strategic Plan 2020 was presented by panelists Sarah Sams, MD, FAAFP; Suellwyn Stewart, MD; and Ted Wymyslo, MD, FAAFP. Dr. Chou spoke about the AAFP’s strategic initiatives.
After careful consideration and deliberation, final action was taken on two resolutions.
During the Academy Awards Dinner, award recipients were recognized for their commitment to family medicine. New in 2016 were award videos to highlight the accomplishments of the recipients. Recipients included Family Physician of the Year Terry Wagner, DO, FAAFP, and Family Medicine Educator of the Year Christopher Bernheisel, MD. The OAFP Foundation awarded Shelley Blackburn, MD, the Family Medicine Mentorship Award.
- Edwin Bath, MD, FAAFP
- Charles Chang, MD, FAAFP
- Edwin Davis, MD
- James Key, MD.
Daniel Welt, MD, FAAFP, and Jaividhya Dasarathy, MD, FAAFP, participated in the AAFP Degree of Fellow convocation by reciting the oath with other AAFP Fellows in attendance. They had the privilege of being conferred by Dr. Chou. Many other OAFP members achieved the AAFP Degree of Fellow this year. The Degree of Fellow is a special honor bestowed upon AAFP members who have distinguished themselves among their colleagues by their service to family medicine and their commitment to their professional development through medical education and research.
This year also included a hypertension American Board of Family Medicine knowledge self -assessment, formerly known as a SAM, and the now optional clinical self-assessment, led by Dr. Kauffman.
- Act Early: Learn the Signs
- American Dairy Association Mideast
- American Health Network
- Atlantic Health Partners
- Commonwealth Labs LLC
- HEINE USA Ltd.
- Hemosure Inc.
- Lake Health
- Medical Advantage Group
- Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
- Ohio Department of Health
- Orthopedic ONE
- Relieve SI
- State Medical Board of Ohio
- U.S. Air Force.