2019 C. Frank Webber Lectureship

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Report on the 2019 C. Frank Webber
Lectureship and Interim Session

Family docs gather for annual symposium in Austin

More than 400 physicians, residents, medical students, and other health care professionals attended the 2019 C. Frank Webber Lectureship and Interim Session held Friday, April 5 through Saturday, April 6, at the Renaissance Austin Hotel. The two-day meeting included CME lectures, two KSA Workshops, TAFP business meetings, and the CFW Resident and Student Track.

Diplomates of the American Board of Family Medicine had two chances to get credit for the Self-Assessment Module portion of their Maintenance of Certification at TAFP’s KSA Workshops. Attendees at Thursday’s KSA Workshop discussed coronary artery disease and at Saturday’s workshop they discussed diabetes.

Friday’s CME lectureship featured speakers on a wide array of topics, including diabetes, reproductive health, hypothyroidism, and more. TAFP commission, committee, and section meetings also began on Friday and included discussions on many aspects of family medicine that will guide the Academy. Committees sent action items to the Board of Directors for consideration.

TAFP also hosted the 2019 CFW Resident and Student Track on Saturday, teaching medical students and residents about family medicine. It began with a welcome from TAFP President Rebecca Hart, MD followed by an interactive panel with two family physicians, Rita Schindeler-Trachta, DO, and Brian Jones, MD. Residents and students also had the opportunity to learn about advocacy in the 86th Legislature from TAFP CEO Tom Banning and visit exhibitors during the Job Fair and the Residency and Procedures Fair.

Consider attending TAFP’s next conference, the Texas Family Medicine Symposium, held June 7-9 in San Antonio, where attendees will have the opportunity to earn up to 24 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. The fall conference, the Annual Session and Primary Care Summit, will take place in The Woodlands, Nov. 8-10 this year and will include more than 20 hours of CME and all TAFP committee, commission, and section meetings. Next year’s C. Frank Webber Lectureship and Interim Session will be held April 3-4, 2020, at the Renaissance Austin Hotel. Mark these dates on your calendars and we will see you then!