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Family Medicine Congressional Conference

Tuesday, May 12—Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Renaissance Washington, DC, Downtown Hotel
Washington, DC

Make an impact in our nation's capital at the 2015 Family Medicine Congressional Conference. Converge with other family medicine advocates from across the country to learn more about issues at the federal level, as well as what you can do to help family medicine's legislative priorities. The first day will provide an opportunity to hear from a variety of experts. Put what you learn into practice on the second day by meeting with your legislators on Capitol Hill.

Leave the conference with tools that will help you continue advocating on behalf of family medicine.

Registration and Hotel Information

Register online through the AAFP (requires AAFP account)
Download the registration form

Registration Fees
 Category Early Bird
Before March 1      
Regular Rate
After March 1
 Member $245 $295
 Student and Resident                    $99               $99

Hotel Information

Hotel Accommodations may be made at the Renaissance Washington, DC, Downtown hotel online. Reservations made after March 1 will be confirmed on a rate and space-available basis only. Conference rates are not guaranteed for reservations made after this date. Room Rates shown do not include 14.50% Hotel Room Tax (subject to change). Total room charges will include all room fees and taxes. All cancellations must be received by 6.00 pm ET day of arrival to avoid a penalty of one night's room and tax.

Schedule at a Glance

Advocacy Course

Take advantage of STFM's new advocacy course and learn to educate legislators on the value of family medicine, and encourage them to support expansion of a well-trained family medicine workforce. 

May 12

7:00-8:45 am Breakfast Available
7:45-8:15 am  Welcome & Opening Remarks
8:15-8:45 am  Breafast with Legislator
8:45-10:00 am  Plenary Session: Payment
10:00-10:15 am  Break
12:00-1:30 pm  Lunch with Legislator
1:30-2:45 pm  Plenary Session: Health is Primary
2:45-3:00 pm  Break
3:00-4:15pm  Breakout Sessions
  • Primary Care Research
  • HIT & Meaningful Use
  • Public Health
  • Lobbying 101
 4:15-4:30pm  4:15 - 4:30pm
 4:30-5:15pm  State Delegation Planning
 5:15-5:30pm  Break
 5:30-6:30 pm  Reception

May 13

 8:00-9:15 am  Breakfast Available
 9:15-5:00 pm  Congressional Office Visits


Sponsored by AAFP and the Council of Academic Family Medicine (CAFM), the Family Medicine Congressional Conference educates participants on family medicine's legislative priority issues, trains attendees on how to lobby on Capitol Hill, and allows participants to put these skills to use with federal legislators and their staff. Advocacy is a high priority of AAFP and the CAFM organizations; every family physician and educator can learn how to be effective in Washington and at home.

Copyright 2015 by Society of Teachers of Family Medicine