Annual Scientific Assembly was a Great Success!

November 7th – 10th, 2018 marked the GAFP’s 70th Annual Scientific Assembly and Exhibition in Stone Mountain.  Hosting more than 450 family physicians and other health care professionals at the Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Resort, the GAFP offered countless CME and exhibits to attendees while offering many opportunities to network with colleagues.

With a wide variety of clinical lectures attendees were able to obtain up to 48 AAFP prescribed credits on a wide variety of topics pertinent to the broad range of practice needs of our members.

Again, this year, we offered four Knowledge Self-Assessment Modules (KSAs) to attendees in an effort to fulfill the Maintenance of Certification, Part II – Self-Assessment and Lifelong Learning using the ABFM’s new point system.  More than 115 attendees successfully completed the Mental Health, Hospital Medicine, Heart Failure, and Maternity Care.

Throughout the Annual Meeting, attendees had the opportunity to win several prizes by participating in the passport game and simply interacting with our Industry Partners when visiting the Social Information Hub.  Also, the GAFP PAC raffled off the chance to win a gift certificate for a Big Green Egg, valued at $900.  Congratulations to Dr. D. Ann Travis-Honeycutt on her big green win!

Casino Night exceeds expectations: The most buzzed-about activity during the meeting was the All Member Party & Casino Royale and Leadership Appreciation. The Casino Royale event featured a Low Country Dinner, casino games, and fellowship as we highlighted the 2019 GAFP Leaders.  A great time was had by all in attendance!

Overall, attendees deemed the meeting a success and offered the following comments on their post-meeting evaluations:

  • I want thank you all and congratulate you on coordinating one of the best Scientific Assemblies that I have attended in recent memory!
  • Great conference overall! A weekend well spent!
  • All of the sessions were very good!

The meeting’s success was based on the hard work, volunteer time, and efforts of the Education and Research Committee…

The 2018 Education and Research Committee members were:

Theresa Jacobs, MD- Chair

Ken Howard, MD – Vice Chair

Dolapo Babalola, MD

Karla Booker, MD

Mike Busman, MD

Blair Funk, MD – Resident

Johnathan Gore, MD

Wanda Gumbs, MD

Ambar Kulshreshtha, MD

Evelyn Lewis & Clark, MD

Carl McCurdy, MD

Yuan-Xiang Meng, MD

Adrienne Mims, MD

Viktoria Nurpeisov, MD

Harry Strothers, MD

Mark your calendars now for the 2019 Summer Family Medicine Weekend, which is scheduled June 6-9, 2019 at the Omni Amelia Island in Amelia Island, Florida.  Additional meeting information will be available in early 2019.

Dr. Reeves, AAFP Board Member (Left) and Dr. Fordham President-Elect (Left) following the presidents installation during the GAFP Congress of Delegates

Dr. Richardson, Past Board Chair (Left) receiving the Family Physician of the year award during GAFP Congress of Delegates and Dr. Cowart, Past President (Right) presenting

GAFP Past Presidents gathered during the Annual Scientific Assembly