American Academy of Family Physicians Scientific Assembly to convene in Washington, D.C.

Original family medicine research takes center stage

It's not too late to register!

2006 American Academy of Family Physician's Annual Scientific Assembly

September 27 – October 1, Washington, D.C.

  • Attend the Vote for America's Health Rally on Capitol Hill, Sept. 27, 10 a.m. More than 2,000 people are expected to command the attention of our nation's leaders and urge them to improve our health care system.

  • Be inspired by keynote speaker Newt Gingrich, former congressman and speaker of the House, who will discuss the need for a better health system and a renewed focus on research, prevention and wellness.

  • Learn about the latest primary care research findings at more than 80 presentations, exhibits and poster presentations.

  • See how the AAFP is helping small- and medium-size practices harness the power of electronic health records and health information technology. Test drive the latest IT solutions from more than 50 IT vendors in the Exposition Halls.

  • Learn how family physicians are leading the way in the effort to transform family medicine and the U.S. health care system by reengineering medical education and residency training, reforming payment systems, redesigning practice, harnessing information technology and influencing health care policy.

  • Find out what family physicians are doing to help their patients better understand and manage chronic disease at more than 60 CME courses relating to chronic diseases.

These are just a handful of the topics being presented at the American Academy of Family Physicians' Annual Scientific Assembly, Sept. 27 – Oct. 1, 2006 in our nation's capital. More than 4,000 family physicians will travel to Washington, D.C. to learn about the latest in evidence-based research, practice management, medical procedures and treatment options at more than 300 education sessions. To access the daily course schedule, visit http://www.aafp.org/online/en/home/cme/aafpcourses/conferences/assembly/tracks.html.

Mark your calendar now to attend this premier educational meeting and visit http://www.aafp.org/x20085.xml to access the press registration form and guidelines. All press must register for the AAFP Annual Scientific Assembly.

If you have any questions please contact Barbara Kowalski in the AAFP's Public Relations Department at 800-274-2237, ext. 5204 or bkowalsk@aafp.org.

We hope to see you in Washington, D.C.!

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About the AAFP

Founded in 1947, the AAFP represents more than 94,000 physicians and medical students nationwide. It is the only medical society devoted solely to primary care. Nearly one in four of all office visits are made to general and family physicians. That is 207 million office visits each year – nearly 62 million more than to the next medical specialty. Today, family physicians provide the majority of care for America's underserved and rural populations. In the increasingly fragmented world of health care where many medical specialties limit their practice to a particular organ, disease, age or sex, family physicians are dedicated to treating the whole person across the full spectrum of ages. Family medicine's cornerstone is an ongoing, personal patient-physician relationship focused on integrated care. To learn more about the American Academy of Family Physicians and about the specialty of family medicine, please visit www.aafp.org.


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