News from the 2012 C. Frank Webber Lectureship
Family physicians gather to expand clinical knowledge, advance the specialty
Thanks to everyone who joined TAFP in Austin for the 2012 C. Frank Webber Lectureship and Interim Session. Read a recap of the weekend’s events and view photos. more...

CMS announces next stage for providers adopting electronic health records
The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services has announced the proposed rule for meaningful use stage two, expanding the requirements a physician must meet to be eligible to receive incentive funds through the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. more...

TAFP Foundation votes to fund two family medicine research projects
As part of its mission, the TAFP Foundation funds practice-based, primary care research. The Foundation met during Interim Session and approved funding for two new studies. Read more about the studies and find out how to apply for the next funding period. more...

Calling all researchers: Enter TAFP’s annual research poster competition
Show off your research at the 2012 TAFP Student, Resident, and Community Physician Poster Competition, to be held during Annual Session on July 13 at the Austin Convention Center in downtown Austin. The top resident will win a $300 cash prize and up to $1,500 in travel funding to attend a national research conference. The deadline to submit an application and abstract is May 15. more...

AAFP to host 2012 Family Medicine Congressional Conference May 14-15
Do you want to influence politics on a national level? At AAFP’s Family Medicine Congressional Conference in Washington, D.C., attendees from around the country will learn how to develop relationships with congressional leaders and staff, and take these new skills to the streets to educate them. more...

Veterans’ rural health committee to hold meeting March 29-30
The Department of Veterans Affairs’ Veterans’ Rural Health Advisory Committee will hold a meeting on March 29-30, 2012, at the Conference Center at the Community Health Development, Inc., 201 South Evans St., Uvalde, Texas, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. This meeting is open to the public. Individuals who plan to speak are invited to submit a 1-2 page summary of their comments for inclusion in the official meeting record. To view the meeting notice, go to www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-03-06/pdf/2012-5408.pdf.


EDUCATION UPDATE

Thank you to all C. Frank Webber Lectureship attendees
Thanks to all of the attendees of the 2012 C. Frank Webber Lectureship, which offered 10.25 credits of engaging, high-quality continuing education. We hope that you fully enjoyed the opportunity to learn, network, and participate. CME certificates will be e-mailed within four to six weeks. Save the date for next year’s C. Frank Webber Lectureship, March 1, 2013, and we hope to see you at the 63rd Annual Session & Scientific Assembly, July 11-15, 2012, in Austin.