By Perdita Henry
It’s the second week of April 2017 and that means TAFP just wrapped up Interim Session and C. Frank Webber Lectureship! It was great to see all of you for two days of business meetings and CME, but there was so much more that happened. In case you were busy with other important tasks, meetings, and networking opportunities, here’s some behind the scenes information.
This year’s CFW had 306 total attendees. Of our total number of attendees, 276 were physicians who had the opportunity to earn up to 17 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and AAFP Prescribed Credits. More than 100 members helped shape Academy policy and discussed hot topics on a wide range of issues in committee, commission, and section meetings during Interim Session.
Held in conjunction with The C. Frank Webber Lectureship, the Texas Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Students drew a total of 24 resident and 54 student attendees. Participants received a warm welcome from TAFP President, Tricia Elliott, MD, learned about the challenges facing those who live on the border of Texas from Adrian Billings, MD, and a received a legislative update from our very own CEO, Tom Banning.
Formerly known as Self-Assessment Modules, our Knowledge Self-Assessments proved again to be popular events. Two workshops were held and both were led by TAFP members. Dale Moquist, MD, guided participants through Hospital Medicine, while Sharon Hausman-Cohen, MD, led a session on Medical Genomics.
This year’s meeting also marked the inaugural session of the 2017 Family Medicine Leadership Experience’s new class. Twenty-six family medicine doctors began the leadership journey with a session on Communication and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator presented by psychologist Richard D. Grant Jr., PhD. After getting more of a fix on the different personality types, they jumped into Effective Negotiation, presented by Doug Dierking, PhD, and Conflict Resolution, by Gaylen Paulson, MS, PhD. They wrapped the meeting up with an engaging presentation on Leading Effective Teams presented by TAFP president, Tricia Elliott, MD. The FMLE class of 2017 will have additional sessions throughout the year and immerse themselves in topics such as communication, organizational leadership, advocacy, and influence. Their next meeting will be June 9-10 in Austin.
To all who attended the C. Frank Webber Lectureship, we were so glad to see your smiling faces and we can’t wait to see you when we meet again at the 2017 Annual Session and Primary Care Summit held this November in Galveston.