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AKAFP Winter Update on March 13-15, 2020

The Alaska Academy of Family Physicians will be having its annual Winter Update on March 12-13, 2020. The conference will be hosted at the beautiful Hotel Alyeska, an amazing location to spend the weekend. The Winter Update is the best place to earn CME credit and learn about a range of topics that interest the Family Physicians of Alaska.  More information coming soon!


                           Cullen Shares Tips to Protect Against Medical Errors
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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.


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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