Reminders for C. Frank Webber & Interim Session

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The 2014 C. Frank Webber Lectureship is upon us and we are looking forward to seeing you there! Below you will find important information to make sure everything during the event goes smoothly for you.

Registration hours
Thursday, Feb. 27 | 9:00 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 28 | 6 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 1 | 6:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

C. Frank Webber Lectureship registration on Thursday and Friday will be located on the main floor in the hotel lobby outside the Omni Ballroom. The CME breakfast lecture begins at 7 a.m. on Friday.

On Thursday, registration for the SAM Group Study Workshop on Depression starts at 9 a.m. and the SAM begins at 10 a.m.

On Saturday, registration for the SAM Group Study Workshop on Care of the Vulnerable Elderly starts at 6:30 a.m. and the SAM begins at 7 a.m.

New this year...C. Frank Webber Lectureship/Interim Session Mobile App
Download TAFP’s new C. Frank Webber Lectureship/Interim Session App to use on your mobile device. Search “TAFP” in your app store and install the app for free. The app has all schedules, faculty information, maps, CME handouts, and special events at the touch of a finger.

Syllabus Materials
Printed Course Syllabus – The registration form provided an opportunity to purchase a printed syllabus in advance for $15. A limited number will be available for purchase on site for $20. We recommend arriving early to purchase a copy if you did not pre-order.

Online Course Syllabus – You will have free access to course syllabus materials through the mobile device app and at www.tafp.org/professional-development/cfw/cme. Individual PDFs of the slides and handouts are available as hyperlinks following each lecture title. These documents will be available from Tuesday, Feb. 25, to Monday, Mar. 3.

Conference location
Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark
4140 Governor’s Row
Austin, TX 78744
(512) 448-2222

Self-parking is free for anyone visiting the hotel. The parking lot is open and available to all. Valet parking is also available at the attendee’s own expense. For a map, click here.

DIRECTIONS FROM THE NORTH – VIA I-35 SOUTH
Traveling on I-35 South, follow past Austin center city and take Exit 231 – Woodward. Follow the frontage road to the third stoplight (Ben White Blvd). Turn left at the stoplight, follow for 0.1 mile, and turn right on Governor’s Row. The Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark’s entrance will be on the right.

DIRECTIONS FROM THE SOUTH – VIA I-35 NORTH
Traveling on I-35 North, take Exit 230 toward 290W / TX 71/ Johnson City/ Bastrop. Follow the parallel frontage road for 0.3 miles and turn right onto Director’s Blvd. Continue for 0.1 mile, then turn left onto Governor’s Row. The Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark’s entrance is located on the left.

DIRECTIONS FROM THE EAST – VIA HWY 71 WEST
Traveling west on Hwy 71, proceed past Austin-Bergstrom International Airport for approximately 5.3 miles. Follow to the Woodward Street intersection and turn left at the stoplight. Follow for 0.2 miles and turn right onto Freidrich Lane. Continue for 0.2 miles then turn right onto Director’s Blvd. Continue for 0.1 mile and turn right onto Governor’s Row. The Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark’s entrance will be on the left.

Conference attire
All CME and business meetings are business casual. Meeting rooms can often be cold and TAFP recommends that you bring a light jacket or sweater to ensure your comfort inside the general session.

Interim Session Business Meetings
Each year TAFP holds its Interim Session in conjunction with the C. Frank Webber Lectureship. All committees and commissions meet to discuss current issues in family medicine and set recommendations for the Academy. Even if not appointed to a certain committee, all TAFP members are invited and encouraged to attend any meeting as a non-voting guest. Section membership is not appointed and these meetings are open to all.

Download a PDF of the Interim Session schedule here. To view the agendas and backup materials for each meeting, go to www.tafp.org/membership/members-only. You will need to log in with your AAFP ID number as the username and your last name in lower case letters as the password. Most groups meet on Saturday, but the Commission on Legislative and Public Affairs and the Commission on Continuing Professional Development meet Friday, 7-10 p.m.

– samantha

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