Join Us For 2024! Recruitment for 2024 Georgia Academy Leadership

To: Georgia Academy Colleagues (Active, Life, Resident, Medical Student)

From: Samuel L. “Le” Church, MD, MPH, CPC-1, FAAFP – Incoming 2023-24 President

One of the most important roles serving as your President for this upcoming year is appointing the Committee members for 2024.  I am soliciting your interest in participating on one of the Georgia Academy’s committees for next year. We anticipate meeting in-person and will continue to have virtual option for most positions as well. We typically meet three times a year.

Here are the dates for the 2024 committee dates. 

  • Saturday, March 9 – The Westin Atlanta Perimeter North
  • Thursday, June 6 – (in conjunction with the GAFP Summer CME Meeting at the Omni Hilton Head)
  • Saturday, August 10 – Brasstown Valley Resort – Young Harris

I appreciate your consideration of service with your colleagues on a committee.  We are only strong with many voices of family medicine working together. 

Committee membership will be held to no more than 15 members. For most committees, this will include one slot for a resident and a medical student. The expectation is that each member selected for a committee will have the ability to 1) attend the three committee conclave meetings, 2) respond to emails, and 3) review committee materials and be ready to offer advice and guidance. 

There will also be a Legislative Session Working Group that meets weekly, but for a shorter time (January-April 2024) which weekly reviews health legislation that is moving through the Georgia General Assembly.

Education and Research Committee: This committee is responsible for all the educational activities of the Georgia Academy, including the annual and summer meetings, as well as our regional and online CME options. 

Finance Committee (15 members): This committee reviews the financials including our annual audit, staff benefits and the budget. It also makes recommendations to the Board on financial policies.  

Legislative Committee (15 members): This committee oversees all advocacy and legislative activities and recommends action to the Board to assure representation of family medicine and our patients.  

State Legislative Session Working Group (unlimited members): This working group will meet weekly by phone (typically Monday evenings) from January – April to review the policy priorities of the Georgia Academy along with receiving updates on the activities of the Georgia General Assembly.  

Membership Services Committee (15 members): This committee has the responsibility for membership recruitment and retention, overview of leadership development, as well as, for all local and national award nominations. This committee is also tasked with monitoring the communications to our members.

Practice Management Committee (15 members): The Practice Management Committee works on keeping members informed on all the moving parts of the business of family medicine.  It monitors insurance policies, new payment models, and seeks to ease administrative burdens.

**Student and Resident Recruitment Committee (15 members – 9 active/life members, 3 students, 3 residents) This Committee promotes family medicine to our Georgia medical students, pre-medical students as well as looks for areas to support family medicine residents.  Plans the annual medical student meeting. 

**This committee will meet virtually in late January, early Summer, and in-person in August!

Committee Membership Application: