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2018 AKAFP Virtual Annual Meeting

We are pleased to announce a new format for the June 27 AKAFP Annual Meeting this year. 
 
Time and Location Convenient
This event is held as a live, one-hour webinar and is accessible from the comfort of your home, office or anywhere you have an internet connection. Plan to join us and mark your calendars for June 27 at 6:00pm.
 
Concise Agenda
Hear from AKAFP leadership, vote on slate of officers and directors, learn about advocacy efforts, educational offerings, programs, and how to get involved in your Academy.
Join the Conversation
In addition to opportunities for discussion during the meeting, we will offer members registered an opportunity to submit questions and comments.
 
Registration
Registration will open up in 2 weeks. Watch your email inbox during the week of May 21 for registration details. 
 
We look forward to your participation!

Call For Nominations
A great opportunity awaits you to help lead the association dedicated to providing responsible representation and leadership for our members, and to promote the specialty of family medicine through awareness and education. AKAFP is currently accepting nominations to its Board of Directors for the following positions:
  • President-Elect
  • Vice-President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
The role of AKAFP officers is to lead the organization and exercise the legal fiduciary responsibilities of a governing board of directors. As part of the AKAFP Executive Committee, officers meet monthly via phone conference an act on behalf of the board during interim times between board meetings.
  • AAFP Delegate and Alternate Delegates
The role of AKAFP delegate and alternate delegates to the AAFP is to serve as a chapter representative in the capacity set by the AAFP. Review the roles.
AKAFP values and seeks diverse leadership from all practice types and sizes, and has identified desired attributes that will be part of the selection process for new board members:
  • Demonstrated leadership commitment and experience
  • Commitment to participate in 4 board meetings per year
  • Positive leadership attributes; emotional intelligence; ability to work collaboratively and engage in appropriate debate and discussion
  • Visionary and strategic thinker, in order to incorporate strategy, leadership, future focus and entrepreneurial spirit.
If you are nominating a colleague or someone else, please provide a statement of support along with the nominee’s contact information including email and phone. Self nominations should include a current CV and statement of interest.
You can submit nominations to Mike Cosgrove. The deadline for nominations is May 31.

 


AAFP Board Accepts Recommendations on Board Certification

The AAFP Board recently approved recommendations by the Academy’s task force on continuing board certification. John Cullen, M.D., writes in the Leader Voices Blog that the recommendations include providing guidance on how to evaluate alternative certifying organizations.

 


Mission Statement:
The mission of Alaska Academy of Family Physicians is to improve the health of our patients, their families, and the Alaskan people; to advance and represent the specialty of family medicine; and to serve with professionalism and creativity the unique needs of our members.

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