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Annual Winter Update
March 13-15, 2020
Hotel Alyeska, Girdwood
Make your Hotel Alyeska room reservations for the block reservation rate of $207 per night. Be sure to reference the Alaska Academy of Family Physicians Winter Update.
|Cullen Shares Tips to Protect Against Medical Errors|
|Click here to go to MarketWatch article|
|AAFP President John Cullen, MD, shared tips in a MarketWatch article on ways patients can protect themselves against medical errors. In the article, “In a review of 337,000 patient cases, this was the No. 1 most common preventable medical error,” Dr. Cullen cites content from familydoctor.org and encourages patients to make sure they fully understand any procedure or medication their doctor is recommending and not to assume every health care professional has access to all of their health care information.|
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.
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