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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.

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Gain skills for working in a global health setting, as well as domestically with migrant workers, refugees and asylum seekers.

Mariah Hansen, PSYD

This session will introduce pathways mentoring as a form of advocacy that promotes joy in medicine and overall wellness.

Jeff Luther, MD, FAAFP

Hear a Program Director's perspective on the residency application process as it may inform residency applicants.​

Shelly Rodrigues, CAE, FACEHP

In this interactive session, learn active listening skills, humble inquiry and how to optimize mentoring relationships.

This session will introduce strategies for negotiating contracts, planning long-term, maintaining skills and re-paying loans.

Find out how a residency program functions, develops a vision for delivering care and brings together its team of educators.



Curious about practice settings? Want to learn how a family doc can integrate different focus areas into practice?


Then you won't want to miss Table Talks at FMS! Grab your lunch and join the conversations.

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.

meet the nocturnists

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Jenny Tiskus, MS2

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Meg Schwarzman, MD, MPH

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Moazzum Bajwa, MD, MPH

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Milana Pebenito, MD

Conrad Amenta

Conrad Amenta​, CAFP's Director of Health Policy,​ has served health care associations and nonprofits for fourteen years, including CAFP​, the Canadian Medical Association, Canadian Pharmacists Association and The Ottawa Hospital. He has contributed articles about health information technology and medical practice to Vice's Motherboard, Kill Screen and Electronic Healthcare Law Review. He moved from Ottawa, Canada to San Francisco in 2016.

tipu khan, md, faafp

Dr. Khan earned his BA in Philosophy and BS in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior from UC Davis. He went on to earn his MD from the University of Washington with a certificate in The Underserved Pathway. Dr. Khan completed his residency training at Harbor-UCLA and an Obstetrics fellowship at USC. He is a 2012 CME Leaders graduate. He worked in South Central Los Angeles for two years and then joined faculty at Ventura in 2014. He also is board certified in addiction medicine and his clinical interests of full spectrum family medicine include addiction in pregnancy, high-risk obstetrics, inpatient medicine, emergency medicine and academics. In 2018, Dr. Khan was named CAFP Family Physician of the Year.

Mariah hansen, PsyD

Mariah Hansen, PsyD graduated from Mills College, with a BA in international relations, and the Wright Institute where she received her doctorate in psychology. For the past decade, she has been a behavioral medicine faculty member at the Sutter Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency where she teaches, supports and mentors residents as they develop their identity as community physicians. Her areas of expertise include culturally responsive medicine, specifically structural competency, child/adolescent issues, social justice and effective communication strategies. Mariah loves cooking, traveling and spending time with her family.

Jeff Luther, MD

Jeff Luther, MD attended medical school at UC Irvine and completed his residency training at San Pedro Peninsula Hospital and Glendale Adventist Medical Center. He joined as full-time faculty at Long Beach Memorial in 1993, after working in private practice in Oxnard and Torrance, California. From 2010 to 2017, he served as the program director of the family medicine residency program, and is currently serving as director emeritus and director of health policy. Dr. Luther is a past-president of CAFP and serves as a delegate to the AAFP Congress of Delegates. In 2016, he was named CAFP Family Physician of the Year.

shannon connolly, MD, faafp

Shannon Connolly, MD, FAAFP completed her undergraduate degrees at Brown and Harvard Universities, medical school at the University of Southern California and residency in family medicine at UCLA. She currently is the Director of Primary Care Services at Melody Women's Health, a nonprofit health care group developed by Planned Parenthood that seeks to provide high quality comprehensive primary care services to women of reproductive age. She enjoys combining her interests in the patient-centered medical home model, practice redesign and evidence-based practices in family planning. Dr. Connolly is an active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, serving as the New Physician Director on the CAFP Board, a California Delegate at the All Member Advocacy Meeting, a New Physician delegate at the National Conference of Constituency Leaders, and President of the Los Angeles Chapter of the AFP. She also is a graduate of the CAFP CME Leaders Institute.

Adam Francis

Adam Francis​, CAFP's Director of Government Relations, ​has worked for​ the Academy​ since 2007. ​Adam represents family medicine in federal and state legislative issues and analyzes California state legislation, state budgets, regulations, policies and issues affecting primary care, family physicians and their patients. ​He also is the Executive Director of the Family Physicians Political Action Committee (FP-PAC). Prior to working at CAFP, ​Adam worked as Campaign Manager on several campaigns, including the successful No on Measure K campaign in 2006, and as Field Organizer for the John Dutra for State Senate 2006 campaign. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a focus on Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies, which included a stint in the Office of Israel and Palestinian Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.

Training the next generation of family docs:
A discussion with residency program directors

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Jeremy Fish, MD

John Muir Health Family Medicine

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Kate Kearns, MD

Valley Family Medicine Residency Program of Modesto

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Hobart Lee, MD

Loma Linda University Health Education Consortium Family Medicine Residency

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Greg Lewis, MD

Family Medicine Residency at California Hospital Medical Center

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Tara Scott, MD

Sutter Health Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency Program

LOCATION

The Westin Los Angeles Airport
5400 West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90045, United States

for more information

Contact Pamela Mann at pmann@familydocs.org.