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Published: December 14, 2020

Thank You for Attending the 2020 Family Medicine Virtual Clinical Forum, Session II

Last Saturday CAFPers gathered together for the second installment of the FM Clinical Forum.  The day started with a bang as Jeff Luther, MD presented the keynote The Latest on COVID-10 Vaccines: Answering Family Physicians’ Questions. Dr. Luther is CAFP’s representative on the CA Community Vaccine Advisory Committee. He encouraged everyone to engage in ongoing conversation on SPARK where he will provide ongoing updates and take your questions/comments to his statewide meetings.

Drs. Monica Hahn and Stephen Richmond followed Dr. Luther, returning to the topic of racism in medicine and providing learners with excellent suggestions to engage in these discussions and the next steps that can be taken. Following the plenary session, several BREAKOUT ROOMS were available for attendees’ informal conversations on November topics including vaping, women’s health, dementia, increasing efficiencies, and COVID clearance for return-to-play, FM update, anti-racism strategies.

We had two fun engagements for attendees as well – some heard the choir performance and Tour of the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA); others joined Dr. Greg Sazima as he shared tips for handling whatever life throws your way in a session of “A Mindful Stress Reduction Routine.”

The day was ended with a plenary session, “The Power of Social Media: Using Your Voice to Combat Misinformation discussion” by Drs. Laura Murphy and Robin Linscheid Janzen, and social media consultant Corey Perlman. Following the plenary session, Lisa Folberg, MPP, CAFP’s CEO, gave an update on “Virtual Advocacy, Leadership, and You.” Our final speaker of the day was AAFP President Ada Stewart, MD, FAAFP, who offered a view of what is happening nationally.

We would be remiss not to mention the Celebration of the Retirement of Shelly Rodrigues, CAE, FACEHP, FAAMSE. It was a celebration of Shelly as she was toasted and thanked her 28 years as CAFP’s Deputy EVP.

Mark your calendars for the third installment … We will 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, December 12 session, and January 16 live virtual sessions!

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