Report on the 2014 C. Frank Webber Lectureship

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Report on the 2014 C. Frank Webber Lectureship

Family physicians congregate in Austin for annual symposium

posted 03.19.14

Almost 300 physicians attended the C. Frank Webber Lectureship held Friday, Feb. 28, at the Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark. Countless other family physicians, residents, and medical students also gathered at the Omni for TAFP’s Interim Session and other related events. The packed weekend included CME lectures, two ABFM SAM Group Study Workshops, TAFP business meetings, the Texas Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Students, and the Clerkship and Residency Coordinators Conference.

Throughout the weekend TAFP interacted with members and attendees through Facebook and Twitter. Search our hashtag– #TAFP –on Twitter to see tweets surrounding the weekend’s events or go to

The first SAM Group Study Workshop of the weekend was held Thursday, giving diplomates of the American Board of Family Medicine a chance to get credit for the Self-Assessment Module portion of their Maintenance of Certification. Attendees discussed depression and completed the 60-question knowledge assessment portion of the module, making them eligible to complete the clinical simulation online to receive full credit.

Friday’s CME lectureship featured speakers on a wide array of topics, including sinusitis, women’s health, PTSD, and more. For the first time, attendees were able to complete their evaluation survey and CME recording form not only on paper, but also within the new TAFP mobile app.

The second SAM Group Study Workshop was held Saturday and covered care of the vulnerable elderly. TAFP also hosted the Texas Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Students on Saturday, giving medical school students and residents a chance to learn about the specialty. Lesa Moller with the Higher Education Coordinating Board kicked off the conference by presenting information about the loan repayment program. The attendees were then able to interact with a panel of three TAFP members in different areas of primary care practice: Mark Chassay, M.D. (sports medicine); Emily Briggs, M.D. (OB); and Jake Margo, M.D. (rural). New to the conference this year was the Student and Resident Job Fair, giving attendees the opportunity to talk with programs hiring from around the state. As always, the student and resident conference ended with an interactive Procedures and Residency Fair where attendees could talk to representatives of residency programs from around the state and practice various procedures.

TAFP commission, committee, and section meetings took place Friday and Saturday, and included discussions on multiple aspects of the family physician practice and policy that will guide the Academy. With the changes made to the TAFP governance structure last year at Annual Session, there was no TAFP Board of Directors meeting Saturday night. Instead, board members met via conference call in April to discuss action items created by commission, committee, and section members. Read more on page 14.

Mark your calendars now to join TAFP for next year’s C. Frank Webber Lectureship at the Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark on March 6. Also plan to join us for our largest symposium, Annual Session and Scientific Assembly, July 24-27, 2014, at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio Hotel in San Antonio, Texas. This fall, TAFP will host Primary Care Summit – Houston, Oct. 17-19, at the Westin Oaks, and Primary Care Summit – Dallas/Fort Worth, Nov. 7-9, at the Westin Galleria.