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CAPITOL UPDATE: Key House committee explores expansion of
residency positions

Family physicians testified before a joint subcommittee meeting last week, making the argument that funding family medicine residencies should be a critical priority for state appropriations. more...

AAFP News Now: AAFP releases second Choosing Wisely list of tests,
procedures that physicians, patients should question

AAFP released its second Choosing Wisely list of recommendations detailing various tests and treatments physicians should think twice about before performing, ordering or prescribing. For this extension of the original American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation initiative, which launched in April 2012, the Academy joined 16 other medical specialty organizations in Washington, D.C., at a Feb. 21 press event. Read more about the ongoing effort to help physicians curtail the practice of ordering unnecessary tests and procedures in this Feb. 21 AAFP News Now story.

Join medical home experts for statewide summit in Austin April 4-5
Join physicians and health care organizations from around the state as they come together for the Texas Health Home Summit, the first-ever statewide conference focused specifically on expanding access to health/medical homes for individuals and families in Texas. The summit will offer stakeholders the opportunity to learn about this care model and best practices, and to interact with program expertsóincluding three TAFP membersóat various stages of implementation. more...

Take family medicine’s message to the Hill with AAFP’s congressional conference
Do you want to influence politics on a national level? At AAFPís Family Medicine Congressional Conference, May 14 – 15, 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...

EDUCATION UPDATE

Register on-site for TAFPís C. Frank Webber Lectureship
Itís not too late to join your colleagues at TAFPís 2013 C. Frank Webber Lectureship, tomorrow, Friday, March 1, at the Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark. The C. Frank Webber Lectureship is one of the most anticipated conferences for primary care professionals, offering the opportunity to earn a maximum of 10.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditsô. On-site registration will be available in the foyer of the hotel starting at 6 a.m.; the first CME lecture starts at 7 a.m. For more information about on-site registration, parking, and more, go to the C. Frank Webber Lectureship section of TAFPís website, www.tafp.org/professional-development/cfw.