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Your 2017 MAFP Membership

Tuesday, November 1, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Maria Huntley, EVP
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by Maria Huntley, EVP

As I step back and look at the work that MAFP has done over the past year to support our members and family medicine, I find myself feeling humbled to be part of this great organization.

What exactly I am taking about? I can’t wait to share!

Leadership and Professional Networking:

  • ACLF and NCCL Conference
  • House of Delegates
  • Board and committee positions
  • Chapter revitalization starting in late 2016
  • Physician Rendezvous events
  • Reimagined MVP Academy Awards Event
  • Resident AAFP Commission Assignments

High Quality CME and Educational Offerings:

  • Annual Spring Refresher
  • New Summer Conference in Alexandria in 2017 and Duluth in 2018
  • Additional KSA (formerly SAM) offerings at the end of the year in Mankato, Duluth, and the Twin Cities
  • Research and Innovation Forum
  • Advocacy Training event for faculty, residents and students at Surly Brewing!

Advocating Passionately for the Specialty:

  • Evaluating legislative priorities for the 2017 session is in progress, with continued support of Prior Authorization legislation leading the pack
  • Involvement in the Health is Primary campaign

Providing News and Information:

  • Weekly “MAFP News Now” emails to keep members informed and connected
  • Launching in the Minnesota Family Physician as a quarterly magazine in January 2017
  • Enhancing social media @MNfamilydocs

Cultivating the Next Generation of Family Physicians:

  • Providing scholarships to attend the AAFP National Conference
  • Hosting of our annual Residency and Procedures Workshop
  • Coordinating FMIGs with all Minnesota medical schools
  • Board of directors positions for students and residents
  • Grant and scholarship programs from our Foundation

Renewing your membership for 2017 will allow us to continue to focus our work and energy on the great programs and services that you deserve. On behalf of the MAFP staff team, we look forward to continuing to serve you in the coming year!

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