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This is your chance to nominate a family physician who demonstrates outstanding work in education, research, or philanthropy. Our awards recognize a family physician who exemplifies the best qualities in family medicine and a family medicine resident who ensures a bright future for the specialty. Nominations are due January 15, 2019. Questions? Contact Shelly Rodrigues.
CAFP Foundation Wins AAFP Foundation 2018 Program Excellence Award
Our End-of-Life Conversations project was selected as the best program in 2018, with a nod to the podcasts, tools and resources, and educational activities, including the maintenance of certification practice improvement module. AAFP Foundation President P. Brent Smith, MD, MD, MSc presented the award to CAFP-F Executive Director/CAFP Deputy EVP Shelly Rodrigues who thanked the Foundation for the recognition to support family physicians as they engage in these important conversations with their patients, and their own families and physicians.
Acute Flaccid Myelitis: What Health Care Providers Need to Know
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is actively investigating acute flaccid myelitis (AFM). A COCA Call on November 13 will highlight how to identify symptoms of AFM to look for in patients, the importance of reporting cases, and the process for reporting.
helpful flu tips for the 2018-2019 season
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urges the public to take action and fight the Flu. Flu is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and even death. The CDC encourages the following actions to protect yourself and others from influenza.

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