Events

The MDAFP works to bring you quality CME opportunities and other events important to you and your career. View the upcoming events below.


Upcoming Webinar

CDC Foundation’s Summit #4 Catalyzing Cross-Sectoral Partnerships and Community Engagement

March 23, 2022 from 11:00am – 2:00pm ET

The CDC Foundation is convening a national series on the future of public health in collaboration with the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, the National Association of County and City Health Officials, Big Cities Health Coalition, and other public health partners to advance recommendations for a modernized U.S. public health system.

The series will include four virtual convenings, leveraging recommendations from the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Public Health Forward.

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2023 Annual Meeting and Winter Refresher

Next years Annual Meeting and Winter Refresher will be February 24 – 26, 2023. Location is currently TBD. Please continue to check our newsletters and website for these upcoming dates and location.

 

Upcoming Virtual KSA’s

October 16, 2022

4:30pm Central

Topic: Care of Hospitalized Patients

20 spots available

Registration will open this summer.

Registration closes 5:00pm Friday September 30 and is capped at 20 registrants.

 

November 20, 2022

4:30pm Central

Topic: Care of Women

20 spots available

Registration will open this summer.

Registration closes 5:00pm Friday, November 4 and is capped at 20 registrants.

 

If you have any questions, please contact us.


Virtual Town Hall Addresses Black Maternal Health, Birth Equity

CME Available for Participants

This on demand CME session from AAFP’s Virtual Town Hall on April 14, 2021 features the discussion on ways to advocate for legislation aimed to reduce racial disparities in maternal mortality and morbidity, communicate the scope of racial disparities in maternal health outcomes with an emphasis on rural issues and the impact of COVID-19, and implement clinical practice strategies that minimize the adverse birth outcomes of Black Women.

AAFP Virtual Town HallDanielle Jones, Ph.D., M.P.H., director of the Academy’s Center for Diversity and Health Equity, will moderate the panel. Scheduled panelists include:
  • AAFP President Ada Stewart, M.D.;
  • Zita Magloire, M.D., chair of the Academy’s Obstetrics Member Interest Group; and
  • Tanya Anim, M.D., a practicing family physician with Lee Health, a community-owned not-for-profit public health system in southwest Florida.

Background
The panel on Black maternal health comes at a time of increasing concern about maternal mortality among family physicians and other health care professionals. While maternal mortality rates worldwide declined almost 38% between 2000 and 2017, maternal mortality increased by over 26% in the United States during the same period.

Research presented at the American Diabetes Association’s 80th Scientific Sessions in June 2020 indicated that in the United States, non-Hispanic Black women were three times more likely to have a maternal death than white women. Non-Hispanic Black women also were significantly more likely to experience a severe maternal morbidity event at the time of delivery. Other research showed that Black infants were more likely to be born preterm than white infants, and were at the highest risk of dying within less than 28 days after being discharged from the hospital or of experiencing morbidities in the time between birth and discharge.

Additional Details
The panelists will discuss a variety of topics during the Virtual Town Hall, including rural issues in maternal health disparities, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Black maternal health and ongoing advocacy efforts. In addition, one panelist will share her personal birth experience.

Members who attend will learn how to implement clinical practice strategies that minimize adverse birth outcomes in Black women, better communicate the breadth of racial disparities in maternal health outcomes, and advocate for legislation aimed at reducing racial and ethnic disparities in maternal mortality and morbidity.

The Virtual Town Hall can be viewed via the Academy’s Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as on the AAFP’s YouTube channel.

Members who participate in the Virtual Town Hall will be able to earn AAFP Prescribed CME credit.

Members who are unable to attend the Virtual Town Hall on April 14 will be able to view it on demand the following day. A Q&A document from the live event will also be available.  READ MORE


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