The 2017 Summer Family Medicine Weekend Was a Beach Blast!

June 8-10, 2017 marked the GAFP’s 2017 Summer Family Medicine Weekend in Isle of Palms, SC.  This year we hosted more than 125 family physicians and other health care professionals at Wild Dunes Golf & Beach Resort.  We offered 35 CME credits to attendees and many opportunities to engage with our Industry Partners while also offering time to network with colleagues, and plenty of family fun activities.

With an expansive number of lectures, attendees were able to attain as much as 35 AAFP prescribed credits on a wide variety of topics pertinent to the broad range of practice needs of our members.  Several lectures included- Community-Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia: Is There Anything New, Burn Therapies & Pediatric Specialty Burn Care Management, Addressing HPV Vaccine Hesitancy and Myths, Treating IBS: Listen, Look, and Learn from Your Patients, Adult Inattention, and a Dementia update.

In addition to lectures and workshops, the GAFP offered three Self-Assessment Modules (KSAs) to attendees in an effort to fulfill the Maintenance of Certification, Part II – Self-Assessment and Lifelong Learning.  More than 35 attendees successfully completed the modules.

We also hosted an Alliant Quality Workshop – Designing and Implementing Your Improvement Activity to Satisfy the MIPS Requirement, which was facilitated by. Adrienne Mims MD, and included faculty from Alliant GMCF (the State’s QIO), and a representative from GA-HITEC.  The workshop was well received and participants noted that this was a great start to improving their clinical processes.

Attendees considered the meeting a success and offered the following comments on their post-meeting evaluations:

  • Excellent CME program. Thank you for having the KSA’s available!
  • Great location…
  • Great conference and topics! Thank you for your hard work and time to make it successful! Looking forward to October!
  • Overall great meeting. Sessions were interactive. Good breakfast, healthier options always a plus. Thank you for keeping coffee out the whole time. Thanks, GAFP staff, for putting on a great CME. You did it!
  • … Enjoyed all 4 presentations and the KSA on pain.
  • These have all been good and practical presentations.

The meeting’s success was based on the hard work, time, and effort of the Education Committee.  The 2017 Education Committee members are Theresa Jacobs, MD – Chair; Ken Howard, MD – Vice Chair; Karla Booker, MD; Mike Busman, MD; Clark Gillett, MD; Alice House, MD; Alison Lauber, MD; Yvonne Maduka, MD; Carl McCurdy, MD; Yuan-Xiang Meng, MD; Adrienne Mims, MD; Saida Omarova, MD; Harry Strothers, MD; Monique Merritt-Atkins, MD – resident; Blake Rudeseal – student.

Thank you to the Education Committee for all the hard work that went into making this meeting a success.

Mark your calendars now with the dates of the 2017 Annual Scientific Assembly!  This year’s Annual Meeting will be held Friday, October 27 – Sunday, October 29 at the Westin Buckhead in Atlanta, GA. We look forward to seeing you there!