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Published: November 17, 2020

2020 Virtual Family Medicine Clinical Forum Recap

It’s a wrap! We are thrilled with the wonderful feedback from learners at this weekend’s first session of the 2020 Virtual Family Medicine Clinical Forum. Over 95.5 percent of attendees responding to the survey indicated they were satisfied or very satisfied with their sessions.

On day one, we celebrated the accomplishments of our new AAFP Fellows, and had fun shaking and mixing with CAFP President, Dave Bazzo, MD.  On day two, we were humbled and inspired by the first-hand accounts of service workers, and community service organizers who have had a positive impact on communities during the COVID pandemic (remember Be The Spark?), enjoyed 14 additional CME sessions on a variety of important topics and enjoyed participating in a scavenger hunt, FMRevolution discussion and visiting the exhibit hall. On day three, we received a powerful message on equity and inclusion to help us all take steps to help address racism in medicine, chose from 12 more CME sessions and the address , by Secretary Mark Ghaly, MD, MPH, CA Dept. of Health and Human Services 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 also took time to enjoy a #DocsThatRock jam session, received tips for stress reduction and concluded with an exciting virtual visit to a Maine Alpaca farm leaving many wondering how to adopt these hypoallergenic, adorable creatures! We will now take all the commitment to change statements and feedback we received and ensure that the final two events of the 2020 Virtual Family Medicine Clinical Forum exceed expectations!

It’s not too late to register and gain access to the 23 recorded sessions from the meeting online for free AND be able to attend the upcoming sessions! We are ramping up for the next event when keynote speaker AAFP President Ada Stewart, MD, FAAFP joins us on December 12, 2020. We will also return on January 16, 2021 for a final gathering to hear from Rishi Manchanda, MD, MPH, author of The Upstream Doctors. It’s not too late to register and gain access to the 23 recorded sessions from the November meeting online and attend the Dec. 12 and Jan. 16 live virtual sessions! Go to education.familydocs.org/2020FMForum to register!

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