April 12, 2011

CAPITOL UPDATE: View the second edition of Capitol Report
Join Academy communications staff for the second edition of the Capitol Report news webcast to get an insiderís look into the recently-passed House budget, graduate medical education, the IMG licensure bill, and legislative battles to come. This episode features interviews with Rep. Richard PeŮa Raymond of Laredo, TAFP past president Doug Curran, M.D., TAFP Vice President Clare Hawkins, M.D., and TAFP Treasurer Troy Fiesinger, M.D. more...

TAFP and AAFP release resources on ACOs and practice affiliation
Arm yourself with the resources you need to navigate impending payment and delivery system reforms; access two new resources developed by TAFP, AAFP, and a coalition of state chapters. The The Family Physicianís ACO Blueprint for Success and The Family Physicianís Practice Affiliation Guide will help you plot your strategy for maintaining a successful family medicine practice. Also, mark your calendars for a payment reform summit on Oct. 1. more...

Calling all TAFP members: Make Your Mark on family medicine
The easiest way to become more involved in your Academy is by joining a committee or commission. These groups cover a variety of topics, so you can choose what interests you most and help shape TAFP policy that will guide us through the coming years. Fill out the Make Your Mark form by May 13 and make a difference for the specialty. more...

Free patient resource on cancer available to TAFP members
A non-profit organization would like to provide patient education guides to you at no charge to distribute to your newly diagnosed and newly restaged cancer patients. The Patient Resource Cancer Guide educates these patients on their cancer, prepares them for treatment, and empowers them to become their own advocates. Find a listing of topics and the order form. more...

Receive free SBIRT training May 5-6 in Dallas
Physicians interested in learning more about screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) have the opportunity to receive free training at a summit in Dallas on May 5Ė6. Act quickly; conference organizers ask that physicians register by today, April 12. more...

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Annual Session registration is now open
Registration for TAFPís 2011 Annual Session and Scientific Assembly is now open. Make plans today to join your family medicine colleagues at the Sheraton Dallas July 27-31 for high-quality CME and workshops, business meetings, social events, and more. Go to the Annual Session section of TAFPís website to register: www.tafp.org/professional-development/assa.