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June | 2024

Elevate Learning in Your Residency Program with Rosh Review

Summer is the perfect time to revitalize your residents’ education. Collaborate with FMEC and Rosh Review to integrate a top family medicine Qbank into your curriculum. Empower your residents with 2,000 ABFM-formatted questions, expert explanations, and performance tracking. Reach out to CJ at Christopher.Gerdowsky@roshreview for a personalized demo and take advantage of the exclusive FMEC discount.

FMEC 2024 Annual Meeting Updates

The FMEC 2024 Annual Meeting will be September 19-21, 2024, at the Philadelphia Marriott in downtown Philadelphia, PA. 

Early Bird Deadline Extended!

The Early Bird Deadline for individual and residency fair registration has been extended to July 8, 2024. Make sure you get your faculty and residents registered by July 8 to save $50 per registration!

Attend a Preconference

Preconferences are below, and many are capped, so register soon. Visit FMEC 2024 Annual Meeting to see the full schedule and learn more about preconferences.

 

Residency Fair

Nearly 40 residency programs have registered for the meeting. The Residency Fair is held for two hours each evening, Friday and Saturday, and does not compete with educational programs or exhibits. For more information, including costs, registration deadlines, information required to register, meeting policies, and more, visit FMEC 2024 Residency Fair.

 

Exhibits and Sponsorship

The FMEC Annual Meeting is a unique opportunity to market your health system, recruiting, promote a product, and more. Please visit our Exhibitor/Sponsor Information page and view our prospectus for the array of opportunities to interface with the family medicine community. 


Program Schedule

If your program was accepted, you will receive an email from the FMEC in early July with the day and time of your session. The complete schedule of sessions will be posted on the FMEC website for all attendees by the end of July. All speakers, need to register, so please register by July 8 to get the Early Bird rate.

Help Introduce Students to Family Medicine

Help the FMEC bring 300+ students to the Annual Meeting in September!

Donate to support student scholarships today.

FMEC Updates

New CDC App Collects Family Health History

My Family Health Portrait is a free, online family health history collection tool that lets you share family health history information with relatives and assess your risk for certain conditions. New in May 2024, the CDC launched MFHP Cancer (My Family Health Portrait: Cancer Edition), which is a free mobile app to collect and share family cancer history information with relatives and assess your risk for breast, ovarian, and colorectal cancer. Android users can download the app from Google Play, and iOS users can download the app from the App Store.


Watch for final reports from the FMEC’s quality improvement (QI) pilot project to engage family physicians in addressing hereditary breast cancer and using narrative medicine and Bring Your Brave resources in practice. This is a collaboration between the FMEC, the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD), and the CDC. The seven residencies engaged have made huge strides in breast cancer screening, patient education, and referral!

 

Get inspired by the FMEC Healthcare Innovators Network summaries

Since 2008, the FMEC has hosted the Healthcare Innovators Network during its Annual Meeting, where industry leaders present cutting-edge practices and more. The 2023 presentations shared information such as: a risk assessment using demographics and billing data that stopped 300 patients from migrating to the high risk/high cost category; a primary care model where appointment times are 30 minutes in length, and physicians spend most of their time face to face with their patients; and evidence-based, guideline-driven lifestyle medicine group visits that have, for instance, stimulated significant blood pressure reduction and decreased medication after only 4 sessions. You can catch up on these presentations by reading short write-ups posted on the FMEC Annual Meeting Healthcare Innovators Network page.

News from the Field

Primary Care for All Americans

Primary Care for All Americans is a new organization whose mission is to build a movement in the United States that will lead to a primary care-driven system. The organization, which counts FMEC CEO Emeritus Larry Bauer among its founders, holds monthly virtual Teach-In/Learn-In sessions of 30-60 minutes. FMEC members interested in supporting PC4AA and participating in its activities should join PC4AA and visit the PC4AA website to sign up for their upcoming virtual meetings.


Updates from the Global Ultrasound Institute (GUSI)

Initially, ultrasound technology was cumbersome and expensive, limiting its use to radiologists who utilized it primarily for diagnostic imaging in dedicated radiology departments. As the first adopters, radiologists set the foundational standards for its use, focusing on high-quality imaging to support accurate diagnoses. Read An Overview of the Integration of POCUS into Primary Care on GUSI’s website. Also, join GUSI for a free webinar on June 26, Improving Diagnosis in General Practice: The Merits of POCUS.

Make sure to register for the FMEC/GUSI Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Preconference Workshop, offered twice on Thursday, September 19 at the FMEC Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA.

Congratulations to FACTS on a Successful Year

FACTS about Fertility became an independent organization in 2023 and is no longer a project of the FMEC. Read more about FACTST in their 2023 Annual Report and on the FACTS About Fertility website.

The FMEC has been instrumental in helping many projects get off the ground. Family medicine leaders have connected via the FMEC, presented initial programs and held meetings at the FMEC, received guidance and support from the FMEC CEO, and benefited from FMEC administrative support in their early years. Below are some of the projects that FMEC was involved in during their early stages.

Direct Primary Care (DPC) Summit

Smiles for Life

Pulse - Voices from the Heart of Medicine

IMPLICIT (Interventions to Minimize Preterm and Low birth weight Infants using Continuous Improvement Techniques) Network

Join the FMEC

Get your discounts as an FMEC Partner or Member

Joining the FMEC as an individual or institution not only helps support the FMEC mission and promote family medicine, but it gives you tangible benefits and discounts. Programs who are FMEC Partners receive $300 discounts on their Residency Fair booths, and individuals who join, or receive complimentary memberships through an FMEC Partner organization, receive $50-75 discounts on registration. Read more about FMEC Memberships and Partnerships now and join or renew. And don’t forget to watch the FMEC Special Edition email newsletter for job and fellowship openings from FMEC Silver Partners and above.


A hearty THANK YOU to the residency programs, medical schools, and health systems who have joined or renewed their FMEC partnerships. See the full list at FMEC Partners. The support of these FMEC partners is critical to the FMEC’s success.

Upcoming Meetings

A selection of upcoming family medicine and primary care meetings, nationally and in the FMEC region. If you have a meeting to be listed, please email jennifer.stamper@fmec.net.


June 20-23, 2024 – Direct Primary Care Summit, Dallas, TX

August 1-3, 2024 – AAFP National Conference for Family Medicine Residents & Medical Students, Kansas City

September 15-18, 2024 – STFM Conference on Practice and Quality Improvement, Denver, CO

September 19-21, 2024 – FMEC Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA

September 24-28, 2024 – AAFP FMX, Phoenix, AZ

January 30-February 2, 2025 - STFM Conference on Medical Student Education, San Antonio, TX

February 17-21, 2025 - ADFM Annual Conference, Nashville, TN

April 2-6, 2025- ACOFP Annual Convention and Scientific Seminars, Palm Springs, CA

April 15 – 2025 - SNMA Annual Medical Education Conference, St. Louis, MO

May 3-7, 2025 –STFM Annual Spring Conference, Salt Lake City, UT 

September 18-20, 2025 – FMEC Annual Meeting, Cleveland, OH

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