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The 2020 Forum is a three-part virtual event on November 13-15, 2020 with follow-up sessions on December 12, 2020 and January 16, 2021. 

Contact cafp@familydocs.org for questions!

We are thrilled with the wonderful feedback received from first session of the 2020 Virtual Family Medicine Clinical Forum Nov. 14-16, 2020 held on our conference platform Pathable.  More than 95.5 percent of attendees indicated they were satisfied or very satisfied with their sessions.

"Thank you CAFP for having a #HealthEquity track at #FMforum20! Good resources for all regarding race conscious medicine and research."
Kim Yu, MD, FAAFP
Orange County
"So many great tips and a practical and patient centered approach! #fmforum20"
Alex M. McDonald, MD CAQSM FAAFP
Riverside-San Bernardino
"Race-based medicine provides a false sense of health equity and undermines the health disparities engendered by racism. Our learning does not stop here. Next step: critical self-reflection. Such amazing speakers at #FMForum20!!"
Laura Murphy, DO
San Diego

DAY ONE

On Day One, we celebrated the accomplishments of our new AAFP Fellows and had fun shaking and mixing with CAFP President Dave Bazzo, MD during our virtual Happy Hour. 

DAY TWO

On Day Two, we were humbled and inspired by the first-hand accounts of service workers and community service organizers who have positively affected their communities during the COVID pandemic. These unsung heroes opened our eyes to all the good going on around us.  We heard from Emily Fisher, MD and a two homeless clients about Project Room Key – a program offering hope for more sustainable housing solutions. We met Elaine Patel and a mother-son team and learned about careersparks.org, an organization providing mentorship opportunities for disadvantaged students #BeTheSpark! We also watched the mini-documentary Keepers of the House highlighting the importance of hospital environmental service workers and the meaningful relationships they develop with patients, making them a lifeline to the outside world during the COVID pandemic.

Attendees then enjoyed the wide variety of sessions (13 of them!) as well as the fun activities during the breaks – including a scavenger hunt and finding strategies for mind body and spirit through Haikus.  

DAY THREE

On Day Three, we were inspired by the powerful message on equity and inclusion. Attendees were encouraged to take steps to address racism in medicine and recognize ways we continue to promote it without even knowing.  Another 13 CME sessions were offered along with engagement sessions like a mindful stress reduction course and the #DocsWhoRock virtual jam session. The day concluded with an address by Mark Ghaly, MD, MPH, Secretary of California Health and Human Services, who provided us with important recognition of our role on the front lines of this pandemic and notice that we are in for more hard times.

"We're going to be called upon not to be heroes once or twice, but again and again in the coming weeks. And I want to figure out how to support you; it's going to be tough, and you are the ones carrying a huge load."
Secretary Mark Ghaly, MD
California Health and Human Services

A range of companies supported the Forum and our virtual exhibit hall.  And, we were treated with a virtual tour a Maine Alpaca farm leaving many wondering how to adopt these hypoallergenic, adorable creatures!

LOOKING AHEAD

We will now take all the commitment to change statements and feedback received from attendees to ensure that the final two events (Dec. 12 and Jan. 16) of the 2020 Virtual Family Medicine Clinical Forum hosted on Pathable exceed everyone’s expectations! It’s not too late to register for these “live” events on Homeroom, CAFP’s one-stop for education.  By registering, you will also gain free access to the numerous recorded sessions from the November meeting.   

We are gearing up for our December 12th event when keynote speaker AAFP President Ada Stewart, MD, FAAFP joins us along with key faculty from November. We will also return on January 16, 2021 for a final gathering to hear from Rishi Manchanda, MD, MPH, author of The Upstream Doctors. Go to education.familydocs.org/2020FMForum to register!

To access the recorded content from November, being launched soon, you’ll need to go to Homeroom and register for the 2020 Family Medicine Clinical Forum – RECORDED event.  It will be free for those who have already registered for the live event with an access code you will receive before launch.

Registration:

REGISTER HERE

Registration cost:

CAFP/AAFP Member$195
Life or New Physician Member$145
Non-Member$245
Student or Resident Member$75
FNP/NP/PA/Other$200
Health Behavior KSA$95

Continuing Medical Education Credit Available

The 2020 Family Medicine Clinical Forum has been approved by the AAFP for 22.75 Prescribed Credits. This encompasses all three events (Nov, Dec, Jan) of this virtual conference. Even more credits are available once Commitment to Change and Translation to Practice activities are documented after the meeting - and we'll help with this! 

The California Academy of Family Physicians also designates this educational activity for a maximum of 19 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM The FM Family Medicine Clinical Forum is also approved for 19 AOA Category 2A credits and 19 nursing credits.

Move the Torch! Virtual FundRun Benefitting the CAFP Foundation

Join us in supporting student and resident activities, while covering the distance of the iconic California Pacific Coast Highway - 656 miles! We invite walkers, runners, joggers, and rollers (that includes rollerbladers, bicyclists, baby strollers, and wheelchairs!) to participate in this year's Move the Torch event. 

The PCH Challenge can be done at any location and at any time from November 1 to December 31, 2020. However and wherever you want to move (in your neighborhood, at the beach, on a mountain), it doesn't matter to us - we simply want you to have a good time while contributing to a great cause!  All proceeds benefit programming supported by the CAFP-Foundation

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LEARN

You will receive engaging education and two timely keynote panel discussions (one on addressing health disparities and the other on COVID-19). You'll have multiple learning tracks to choose from and the education you can't attend "live" will be available on-demand for several months after the Forum. Key learning points will be clear, practical, and easy to start implementing right away. Access to additional information and resources will be available to extend your learning opportunities!

CONNECT

You will have opportunities to make new personal and professional connections in virtual small group sessions.

You'll also be amazed at new ways to connect with those companies that support Family Medicine - and inspired by our reimagined engaging activities.

CELEBRATE

Together we'll find ways to continue to celebrate with colleagues virtually as we highlight the joy and "family" of Family Medicine at the 2020 Family Medicine Clinical Forum.

Download the Supporter and Exhibitor Kit

Welcome to the 72nd Annual CAFP’s Family Medicine Clinical Forum. The California Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP) is the largest chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians and is the ONLY organization solely dedicated to the family medicine specialty in California. We currently represent more than 11,000 members.

The Family Medicine Clinical Forum is CAFP’s largest CME meeting of the year and this year will be bigger and better than ever in a virtual environment! For our supporters, there will be new and exciting ways to connect with learners – and we expect record-breaking attendance this year.

Thanks for attending our 2019 Forum!

More than 260 physicians gathered in Monterey for two and a half days of excellent CME, networking, camaraderie, and all-around fun at CAFP’s 2019 Family Medicine Clinical Forum. The event included an all member reception, community service project, the CAFP Foundation’s 5K Fund Run, and optional workshops. Many of the sessions stressed the importance of physical activity and taking care of ourselves in order to continue to provide the best care for our patients. Early in the conference, Alex Mroszczyk-McDonald, MD challenged the group to “share out” on social media the terrific information and experiences of the Forum and reach 1 million impressions. We exceeded that goal and reached more than two million impressions! If you’ve followed #FMForum19 then you’ve seen what a rewarding experience the Forum was for everyone involved. If you were not able to join us, please mark the 2020 and 2021 dates in your calendars now!

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