Countdown To #AAFP2014 & Conference Overview

Thanks to our pal Dr. Gerry Tolbert for the fun show tonight where we mostly talked about the upcoming 2014 American Academy of Family Physicians Assembly which will take place October 21-25, 2014 in Washington, DC.

We reviewed many of the exciting elements of the meeting including the conference app, the conference brochure, and the upcoming announcement of Family Medicine For America's Health initiative. The main stage speakers include Dr. Eric Topol, Anna Quindlen, and Dr. Dike Drummond. There will also be some specialized content tracks during the conference in the areas of Direct Primary Care, ICD-10, and Patient Centered Medical Home.

There will also be numerous networking and social events during the conference. The Member Interest Groups that will be meeting include Direct Primary Care, Rural Health, Hospital Medicine, Independent Solo/Small Group Practices, and Emergency Medicine and Urgent Care.

I'm excited to announce that I will be a part of a small group of AAFP members designated as "Social Media Ambassadors" during the conference who will be using twitter (the official hashtag is #AAFP2014), Facebook, instagram, and other social media platforms. Our group hopes to bring you some behind the scenes access to some aspects of the conference.

Towards the end of the show, we talked about yesterday's announcement about the first diagnosed case of Ebola in the United States. During the show, Gerry showed pictures of their newborn twins. And, there were even live technical glitches which we had to deal with. It's live internet broadcasting, you know.

This show was merely a warm up to next week's extravaganza! Please join us on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 9pm Eastern Time at this link where we will share with you something that we created having to do with leadership, Family Medicine, the AAFP, and our friends! It's going to be very exciting, and you just have to be there live!