The 2020 Family Medicine Virtual Clinical Forum brought together a mix of physicians, medical students, and other health professionals to learn about some of the most important issues of the day – the pandemic and vaccines, health care disparities, racism in medicine and social determinates of health. Ted O’Connell, MD moderated our first keynote session with a panel discussion titled Lessons, Silver Linings and Stories from COVID-19 where we heard about project Room Key, Career Sparks and Keepers of the House, hopeful stories of how people made positive impacts during an otherwise chaotic time in our history. Monica Hahn, MD and Stephen Richmond, MD delivered a powerful keynote address on equity and inclusion and then continued to engage with our learners through follow up sessions in December and January where attendees were encouraged to take steps to address racism in medicine. Mark Ghaly, MD, MPH, Secretary of California Health and Human Services provided learners with important recognition of their roles on the front lines of the pandemic. In addition, Rishi Manchanda, MD, reminded us of how important it is to look upstream to the social determinates of health to broaden the care of our patients and our communities.
Other sessions were offered along with engagement sessions like a mindful stress reduction session, Monkey Brain, Alpaca Tour, FM Fierce, a Scavenger Hunt and of course, the #DocsWhoRock virtual jam session.
To access the recorded content from November, 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.
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.