Report on the 2015 C. Frank Webber Lectureship

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Report on the 2015 C. Frank Webber Lectureship

Family docs gather for annual symposium in Austin

More than 300 physicians attended the C. Frank Webber Lectureship held Friday, March 6, at the Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark. A number of residents, medical students, and other health care professionals also gathered at the Omni for TAFP’s Interim Session and other related events, including CME lectures, two ABFM SAM Group Study Workshops, TAFP business meetings, the Texas Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Students, and the Clerkship and Residency Coordinators Conference.

The first SAM Group Study Workshop of the weekend was held Thursday, giving diplomates of the American Board of Family Medicine a chance to get credit for the Self-Assessment Module portion of their Maintenance of Certification. Attendees discussed asthma and completed the 60-question knowledge assessment portion of the module, making them eligible to complete the clinical simulation online to receive full credit.

Friday’s CME lectureship featured speakers on a wide array of topics, including diabetes, palliative care, prostate cancer, and more. TAFP commission, committee, and section meetings also began on Friday and included discussions on many aspects of family medicine that will guide the Academy. Action items were written into final reports which the Board of Directors will discuss and vote on at their August meeting.

The second SAM Group Study Workshop was held Saturday and discussed hypertension. TAFP also hosted the Texas Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Students on Saturday, teaching medical students and residents about family medicine. For the first time, this year began with a discussion on procedures with Kaparaboyna A. Kumar, MD, and a procedure workshop where attendees had the opportunity to practice a variety of procedures with TAFP members Jake Margo, MD, and Clare Hawkins, MD. Attendees then got to interact with two family physicians from different aspects of the specialty, Travis Bias, DO, and Emily Briggs, MD. Students and residents also got to visit with exhibitors at the Job Fair and the Procedures and Residency Fair. 

This year is TAFP’s first with the new conference schedule, including the launch of the Texas Family Medicine Symposium, held June 5-7 in San Antonio, where attendees will have the opportunity to earn up to 24 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Annual Session has moved to the fall and has a new name – Annual Session and Primary Care Summit. It will take place in The Woodlands, Nov. 12-15 and will include more than 20 hours of CME and all TAFP committee, commission, and section meetings. Next year’s C. Frank Webber Lectureship and Interim Session will be held April 15, 2016, at the Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark. Mark these dates on your calendars and we will see you then!