TAFP members represent Texas at AAFP national conference

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TAFP members represent Texas at AAFP national conference

posted 4.16.14

More than 200 family physicians, residents, medical students, and state chapter staff gathered in Washington, D.C., for AAFP’s Family Medicine Congressional Conference last week, April 7-8, 2014. Conference attendees learned about family medicine’s legislative priority issues and how to educate lawmakers on the importance of the specialty. Read more about the conference in this AAFP news story.

Auringer, Swegler, Abraham, and TAFP CEO Tom Banning before meeting with a representative.

While on Capitol Hill, the Texas representatives were able to advocate for family medicine while visiting a number of federal legislators’ offices including staff of Rep. Pete Gallego, D-Alpine, Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, and Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin.

Thank you to the TAFP members who attended the 2014 FMCC:  Michael Auringer, M.D., of Midland; Justin Bartos, M.D., of North Richland Hills; Doug Curran, M.D., of Athens; Tricia Elliott, M.D., of Galveston; Lesca Hadley, M.D., of Cleburne; Erica Swegler, M.D., of Dallas; Jerry Abraham, M.P.H., fourth-year medical student at UTHSCSA; and Blair Cushing, third-year medical student TCOM.