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CAPITOL UPDATE: House, Senate lay out base budgets
The base budget bills both contain significant increases in funding for the Physician Education Loan Repayment Program, but maintain the drastic cuts to family medicine residency programs. more...

Member of the Month: Arie Marancenbaum, M.D.
Wound care physician comes from medical family, loves teaching
Meet January’s Member of the Month, Arie Marancenbaum, M.D. Born and raised in Santa Cruz, Bolivia , he now practices at the Lake Pointe Wound Care Center east of Dallas in Rowlett, Texas. His father’s work in engineering sparked his interest in science, while his two uncles in the medical field inspired him to become a physician. He says his career as a physician has exceeded his expectations, but he thinks eventually he will return to the academia world. “After all, the word doctor in Latin is ‘docere,’ which means to teach,” he says. more...

TAFP Blog: Have you ever attended ALF or NCSC? Why not this year?
If you’ve never attended AAFP’s Annual Leadership Forum or National Conference of Special Constituencies, we encourage you to consider it. These conferences bring together a diverse group of family physicians from around the country and provide leadership training specifically tailored to family physicians. They’re relevant to members of all ages and all practice types and you’ll come away feeling energized and fired up for family medicine. Anyone can register and TAFP provides funding for nine members. more...

Apply for immunization clinic grant
Submit your application now for a grant of $500 to $1,500 to support your next Be Wise — Immunize clinic. This program was created by the Texas Medical Association to improve vaccination rates throughout the state of Texas. more...


Make plans to attend the 2013 C. Frank Webber Lectureship
Secure your hotel reservations today
Make plans to join TAFP for one of the year’s most anticipated CME conferences for primary care physicians, the 2013 C. Frank Webber Lectureship on March 1. All events will take place at the Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark. We encourage you to make your hotel reservation at our host hotel early to ensure a great conference experience. TAFP's special group rate is available until Feb. 7, 2013, or until all rooms in the block are reserved. Note that due to other large-scale events in Austin that weekend, the hotel anticipates being sold out well in advance of the meeting. Go to www.tafp.org/professional-development/cfw for more information.