10) It's the Michigan Family Medicine event of the year.
As the premiere event for Family Physicians in Michigan, the Michigan Family Medicine Annual Conference & Expo is THE place to meet leaders within the specialty, residency program directors, and others who can be valuable resources in your network.
9) It's sure to be a good time.
Family Physicians work hard and they like to have fun. Beginning from the early-bird welcome reception on Sunday, July 10 through the closing "Sail Away" BBQ lunch on the riverfront as the tall ships come into port on Thursday, July 14, the conference provides opportunities for CME + Networking + Vacation = FUN. Click here for the schedule at-a-glance.
7) Expand your network.
Meeting new people face-to-face can be one of the most beneficial aspects of attending a conference, not only for brainstorming and tapping into others' ideas, but also for learning about resources, tools and information--showcased in the Expo Hall--that can enhance your practice, and building and nurturing relationships that can last a lifetime.
6) Learn from the best of the best.
The strength of the dynamic Michigan Family Medicine Annual Conference & Expo agenda
lies with the experts who are excited to share their evidence-based insights and lessons learned. From the president of the American Academy of Family Physicians, Wanda Filer, MD, MBA, FAAFP
; to nationally renowned angel investor/cosmonaut Esther Dyson
; to the senior advisor to the president of the American Board of Family Medicine, Joseph W. Tollison, MD
; and many others, you will learn how to navigate the changing landscape of Michigan's healthcare system from the best of the best.
5) Deposit into your brain bank.
Gather new ideas and strategies that are working for your colleagues, from managing chronic pain, to improving outcomes for diabetic patients, to adapting to the post-MACRA world, and other challenges facing Family Physicians today. Ask questions, learn what not to do to avoid pitfalls, and leave with actionable strategies that you can put into practice when you return home.
4) Renew and re-energize.
Spending a few days, free of your day-to-day work and outside distractions, with other Family Physicians who, like you, are dedicated to improving the health of others can inspire, excite and re-ignite your passion for Family Medicine. We all need inspiration from time to time.
3) Tap into group think.
Creativity at live events can be contagious. Catch and spread the outside-the-box thinking during formal educational sessions and informal discussions. Sometimes the best ideas come when you least expect it!
2) Influence the future of your profession.
Voice your opinion at the Academy's Annual Meeting on Tuesday, July 12. Discuss resolutions with your colleagues from around the state, vote on bylaw changes, elect MAFP's new officers and directors, and celebrate as new AAFP Fellows are conferred.
1) Invest in yourself.
Do you need CME credit but don't have time to travel to a far-away place ? The 2016 Michigan Family Medicine Annual Conference & Expo is approved for 20.5 AAFP Prescribed credits, available right here in your own backyard. As a Family Physician, you devote yourself to selflessly caring for others. Go ahead--invest in yourself by registering to join your Michigan Family Medicine colleagues July 11-14 at the DoubleTree in Bay City!
Early-bird Welcome Reception:
Sunday, July 10
Monday, July 11-Thursday, July 14
DoubleTree by Hilton
1 Wenonah Park Place
Bay City, MI
A special discounted room rate is available for you and your family at the DoubleTree when you make your room reservation on or before June 20. Click here for rates and information about how to reserve your room.
This event is of interest to Family Physicians, Internists, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Residents, Medical Students with an interest in Family Medicine, and other primary care providers.
CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION
Approved for 20.5 AAFP Prescribed credits.
Contact MAFP Headquarters at 517.347.0098 or [email protected] with questions or if you would like assistance with your registration.
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