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CAFP's Family Medicine Summit provides an unprecedented opportunity for California medical students, residents, program directors and thought leaders in family medicine to convene for a day of learning, leading, reflecting and connecting. The Summit is a unique chance for attendees to network, develop leadership skills and advocacy acumen, and explore programs at the Residency Fair.

This year’s theme, The Prism of Practice, explores the spectrum of family medicine: we’ll share stories about What Working in Medicine is Really Like; hear from program directors about their take on the future of residency training; sit and chat with family physicians about diverse practice settings; and dive deep into topical sessions on advocacy, global health, loan repayment, fellowships, and leadership development.

Join us for our 10th annual Family Medicine Summit on September 8 in Los Angeles, with a special keynote presentation by The Nocturnists.


our speakers

Alison Block, MD

Alison was born and raised in New York City and lived on the East Coast until she made her way to San Francisco for medical school at UCSF. In her third year of medical school, Alison enjoyed all of her core clinical rotations, but found her people and her place in family medicine. She attended residency at the Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency Program where she was able to feed her passions for underserved medicine, integrative medicine and women’s health. She currently serves as faculty at the Contra Costa Residency Program, where she directs the Reproductive Health curriculum and trains residents in comprehensive reproductive health care. In the last several years, she also has found a passion for the power of storytelling, and has partnered with Emily Silverman, MD, an internist at UCSF, in developing The Nocturnists, a physician storytelling event series and podcast aimed at restoring the humanity to medicine.

the nocturnists

The Nocturnists is a live storytelling event and podcast that highlights the stories of doctors and other health care workers. It is a full-fledged movement of physicians sharing stories of joy, sorrow, self-discovery, and how to best care for each other. Started by San Francisco-based doctors, Emily Silverman and Alison Block, The Nocturnists collect stories to remind us of the narrative richness in medicine and help restore joy to practice.

more speaker information coming soon


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5400 West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90045, United States

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