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Family Medicine Advocacy Summit

May 22-23, 2017

Share your personal experiences to help advance family medicine at the Family Medicine Advocacy Summit, May 22-23, in Washington, DC. Learn to tell your story to members of Congress in order to help make a positive difference. Better understand the issues that affect family medicine at the federal level, learn about current priorities, and get practical, hands-on experience with the legislative process—all in two days. Explore the issues and then confidently address Congress with fellow family physicians on payment reform, graduate medical education (GME), and other topics. Unite your voice with those of your colleagues to help advance the specialty.


Registration is now closed. 

Schedule at a Glance

Monday, May 22  
7:00 - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast 
8:00 - 8:10 a.m. Welcome & Opening Remarks
8:10 - 8:30 a.m. Introduction of Conference Issues and Special Guests
8:30 - 9:20 a.m. Health Care Reform 2.0
9:20 - 10:10 a.m. Physician-Focused and Advanced Payment Models
10:30 - 11:20 a.m.  Teaching Health Centers
11:20 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Keynote Lunch

12:45 - 1:00 p.m. FamMedPAC Update
1:00 - 1:50 pm Immunizations for Vaccine-Preventable Disease
3:25 - 4:15 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

  • Physician-Focused Payment Models
  • Telemedicine
  • Primary Care Research
  • Lobbying 201
4:30 - 5:00 p.m. State Delegation Planning
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. FamMedPAC & Grassroots Reception
Tuesday, May 23  
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast 
9:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Visits to Congressional Offices


Washington Court Hotel on Capitol Hill
525 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

Accommodations may be made online or by contacting the hotel at (202) 628-2100 by April 21. Be sure to reference the Family Medicine Advocacy Summit to ensure booking at the conference rate.

Reservations made after April 21, 2017 will be confirmed on a rate and space-available basis. Conference room block rates are not guaranteed for reservations made after this date, or for check-in/check-out dates that fall outside of conference dates.

All reservations are subject to hotel rate rules and room and cancellation policies. Taxes are not included in the hotel room block nightly rate.

Produced by the American Academy of Family Physicians in partnership with the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors and the North American Primary Care Research Group.

Copyright 2017 by Society of Teachers of Family Medicine