Statement

Dear San Diego Family Medicine Physicians,

Your San Diego Academy of Family Physicians stands with multiple medical organizations (including AMA, ACOG, AAFP) in denouncing the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn half a century of precedent protecting the right to privacy for a person with a uterus including for abortion care by striking down Roe v Wade. The decision by SCOTUS is an egregious attack on people with a uterus, the patient-physician relationship, and a violation of patients' rights to evidence-based reproductive health services. Access to abortion will be limited to those with sufficient resources and financial means to do so, which will exacerbate existing health disparities by placing the burden on Black, Latinix, Indigenous, low-income, rural, and other historically disadvantaged groups. This decision endangers the lives of many of our patients across the country.

We will continue to advocate for our patients to have access to reproductive health care services and be able to make decisions about their own care in consultation with their physician or medical team. We will support access to comprehensive education to allow this and the next generation of physicians to provide evidence-based reproductive health services to all patients. Of note, the CAFP is anticipating an increase in demand for abortion services from people in other states, and are offering a webinar on July 19 for family physicians to learn more about managing medication abortions.

As your San Diego Academy of Family Physicians, we oppose any law or regulation that compromises or criminalizes patient access to safe, evidence-based medical care, including abortion. Termination of a pregnancy is a medical matter between the patient and physician, subject to the physician's clinical judgement and the patient's informed consent.

We stand AGAINST this far-reaching and disturbing decision by SCOTUS and stand WITH medical professionals in advocating to protect the rights of our patients.

In solidarity,

Melissa Campos, M.D.
SDAFP President

Please click here for SDAFP's statement on gun violence: a public health crisis

2022 Symposium

Thank you to all of the participants and vendors who joined us in June for SDAFP Family Medicine Update 2022. This was our first in person meeting since 2019 and we truly appreciate the family medicine community for supporting us as we made this transition back to live CME meetings after more than two years. In doing so we wanted to offer this year's program not only to those who could join us in person but also to anyone who would prefer to stay online. For this reason we will be offering a virtual version of Family Medicine Update 2022 as well. Additional information on CME amount, how long you will have to view the program online and how to register will soon be posted on our website so stay tuned!

Symposium

We were happy to have our Current CAFP President, Dr. Lauren Simon, join us for this year's symposium, pictured here with 2020 CAFP President and UCSD Interim Department Chairperson of Family Medicine Dr. David Bazzo.

The All Member Meeting

Register for the All Member Meeting Enduring CME.

Missed the live airing of this year's All Member Meeting? Not to worry, you can still sign up! Once registered you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the program videos and the evaluation. After viewing the videos fill out the evaluation and your CME certificate will be emailed to you. It's that easy!

Important Links

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Edwin Reithmayer and Malvin Williams Scholarship

The Edwin Reithmayer Memorial Award is presented to a student pursuing a Family Medicine Residency who exemplifies Excellence in Undergraduate Family Medicine.

The Malvin Williams Memorial Award is presented to a second or third year student of color who is underrepresented in the medical field who exemplifies Excellence in Scholarship, Character and Dedication to the Profession of Medicine, with an Interest in Family Medicine.

The SDAFP Board of Directors are very excited to add an additional fund in 2022 entitled the Marianne McKennett Residency Account to be provided annually to a first, second or third year family medicine resident in San Diego. Details to follow regarding how to apply.




San Diego Academy of Family Physicians

The San Diego Academy of Family Physicians strives to bring together and educate Family Medicine physicians as well as allowing a means of communication with their local peers. Our organization provides two or more CME programs during the year as well as fundraisers for a memorial scholarship provided to a UCSD second and fourth year medical student on an annual basis and a bi-annual newsletter. Our yearly 3 day symposium attracts hundreds of physicians from across the country as well as more than 45 exhibitors.

In addition, our board of directors, which consists of physicians from across San Diego, provides a training ground for those interested in serving as leaders in areas including advocacy and coordination of CME activities. These members then often go on to roles at the State and National Academy of Family Physicians level. The San Diego Academy of Family Physicians is a member-based organization. All Family Medicine physicians in San Diego County are eligible to join.

The San Diego Academy of Family Physicians strives to bring together and educate Family Medicine physicians as well as allowing a means of communication with their local peers. Our organization provides two or more CME programs during the year as well as fundraisers for a memorial scholarship provided to a UCSD second and fourth year medical student on an annual basis and a bi-annual newsletter. Our yearly 3 day symposium attracts hundreds of physicians from across the country as well as more than 45 exhibitors.

In addition, our board of directors, which consists of physicians from across San Diego, provides a training ground for those interested in serving as leaders in areas including advocacy and coordination of CME activities. These members then often go on to roles at the State and National Academy of Family Physicians level. The San Diego Academy of Family Physicians is a member-based organization. All Family Medicine physicians in San Diego County are eligible to join.

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Our Mission

The purpose of the San Diego Academy of Family Physicians is to educate and support the local Family Medicine community in order to promote professional and personal growth for its members and to advocate for family centered care for all San Diegans. We strive to bring members together at a local level by providing activities which promote good hospital relations for primary care, quality programs for continuing medical education, and support for students interested in becoming family medicine physicians.




For more information about membership, please contact the American Academy of Family Physicians: (800) 274-2237 or WWW.AAFP.ORG

For more information about becoming a participant of the SDAFP Board of Directors, please contact: Sabrina Bazzo MPH, Executive Director: 619-540-6307 or SBAZZO@SANDIEGOAFP.ORG

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