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Special Events

Welcoming Center

Friday, May 5, 3–6 pm 

Stop by the welcoming center for light refreshments. Meet with staff and the program committee to:

  • Learn how to navigate the conference
  • Get help downloading the mobile app and creating your schedule
  • Upload your presentation to the mobile app and the STFM Resource Library

STFM History Exhibit

Take a walk down memory lane. Stop by the STFM History Exhibit for a glimpse of key events from decades past, present, and future. Browse on your own, or stop by during scheduled tour times to hear stories from past, present, and future STFM leaders. Tours are available on Saturday, May 6, at 10:30–11:30 am, 2:30–3:30 pm, 4– 5:30 pm; Sunday, May 7, at 11:15 am–12:15 pm, 1:45–4 pm; and Monday, May 8, at 11:15 am–12:15 pm, 1:45–2:45 pm.

One-on-One Conversations with STFM Leaders

Ever wonder what STFM and/or academic family medicine was like “back in the day”? And wouldn’t you like just a few minutes to find out what’s on the mind of some of our greatest leaders? Schedule a 20-minute personal conversation.

Faculty for Tomorrow Career Opportunities Fair

Friday, May 5, 4-6 pm
Looking for a faculty position or just want to learn more about different faculty roles? Stop by, mingle with colleagues, and learn about different types of faculty positions. Learn more and reserve a table.

STFM Annual Poetry and Prose Contest and Reading

Friday, May 5, 6:30-8 pm 
Reading poems and stories to our peers promotes professional bonding as we share the struggles, joys, and sorrows encountered in the practice of medicine and mentoring new physicians. Bring your works (up to 5 minutes in length) and read them to the group. To participate in the contest, write about “A patient story or family medicine moment that inspired you.” Learn more.  

Networking Luncheon

Saturday, May 6, 11:45 am–1:15 pm
Celebrate the success of your peers, sing Happy Birthday to STFM, and enjoy lunch and conversation.

Reception With the STFM Open House & Member Authors’ Showcase

Saturday, May 6, 5:30–7 pm
Learn more about STFM products and services and meet STFM member authors. Showcase your work.

STFM Fellowship Alumni Breakfast

Sunday, May 7, 7:15–8:15 am
Are you a graduate or current fellow of Emerging Leaders, Leading Change, MSEDI, Bishop Fellowship or Behavioral Science/Family Systems Educator Fellowships? Join us for breakfast and a brief leadership presentation by David O, Barbe, MD, president elect of the American Medical Association. No charge, but advanced registration is required.

STFM Collaborative Meetings

Sunday, May 7, 7:15–8:15 am & 12:30–1:30 pm
This is your chance to learn more about and join an STFM Collaborative. Look for the schedule in the conference Final Program.

50th Anniversary Gold Party

Sunday, May 7; 8 pm-Midnight

Don your favorite gold duds (or don’t) and join us poolside for cocktails and socializing, as we recognize our first 50 years and as we place a piece of the present into the 50th Anniversary time capsule, to be opened by family medicine educators in 2042! The celebration will continue in the hotel ballroom with dessert stations, a 50th anniversary souvenir photo booth, live band and dance party. This event is included with your STFM registration. Guest tickets may be purchased for $50. Please RSVP on your conference registration form.

50th Anniversary Marathonaki/Foundation “Light the Torch” Run

Monday, May 8, 6:15 am
Support STFM and the STFM Foundation with your tax-deductible contribution by participating in the Annual Spring Conference Marathonaki Fun Run/Walk. Pledge/sign up forms will be available at the conference in your registration packets or at the STFM Foundation Desk. You can also sign up and include your donation on your registration form You are not required to make a donation to participate in the run/walk.

STFM Annual Business Meeting

Monday, May 8, 8:30–10 am
Attend the STFM Annual Business Meeting to learn about key Society activities and present any issues of concern to the STFM Board of Directors. STFM members not attending the conference can attend the Business Session without registering for the conference.

UC San Diego Student-Run Free Clinic Project Tours

Monday, May 8,5:20 pm, 7 pm, and 8:30 pm
Join UC San Diego faculty and students for a tour of their Student-Run Free Clinic at First Lutheran Church, 1420 3rd Ave., between Ash and Beech (corner 3rd and Ash). This is a 25-minute walk or 6-minute drive from the conference hotel. Learn more about the clinic at To register for a tour, email Lisa Deferville at 

STFM Baseball Night at Petco Park

Monday, May 8, 7 pm
Join your colleagues at the ballpark as the Padres take on the Rangers. Limited tickets available. Order tickets when you register. Purchased tickets will be available when you check in at the STFM Registration Desk.

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