Last week was another successful Family Medicine Leadership meeting by the American Academy of Family Physicians. You can re-live the meeting through tweets via the AAFP storify account.
Even though I was not physically there, I got an idea of the energy, enthusiasm, and empowerment that was happening during the meeting. It happens every year. The question is "What happens now?"
Even though by the data, this was the highest attendance for this meeting ever, and the most candidates running the the prestigious New Physician on the AAFP BOD position ever, I'm still kind of skeptical if this momentum will carry on.
I've seen this too many times before. People get back home and are back in their usual routines and will forget the magic of this year's NCSC meeting. However, this is where social media can take over. We can continue to keep in touch and we can continue to encourage each other through twitter, facebook, and other platforms.
So, the question becomes, was 2013 NCSC a flash in the pan? A blip? A really great three day leadership meeting, and that's it? Or hopefully, the participants and the leadership will find a way to continue the great work that was started last week, and make this a leadership trend. Only time will tell....