Statement

Dear San Diego Family Physicians,

These last few weeks have been marked by great loss of life by the recent shootings at Laguna Woods, Buffalo, Uvalde, and Tulsa. We will always remember these tragic losses of life and the pain these communities are facing after these awful events.

We remember Dr. John Cheng, a Family Medicine physician, who lost his life while saving others at a Taiwanese Church in Laguna Woods. We remember the 10 lives lost at a racist massacre in Buffalo. We remember the 19 children and 2 teachers lost in Uvalde. We remember Dr. Preston Phillips, Dr. Stephanie Husen, and the 2 other individuals who were murdered at a medical clinic in Tulsa.

Your SDAFP is in alignment with CAFP and AAFP policy that firearm violence is a public health issue.

The CAFP recognizes that firearm violence is a public health issue and supports targeted public education campaigns on firearm violence prevention to improve public understanding of the risks associated with firearms and to enlist community partners in the effort to reduce morbidity and mortality from firearms. In addition, the CAFP supports California’s strong legal and regulatory protections related to firearms and commits to working with the AAFP and others to improve federal policy in that regard. (More of the policy can be found here: https://www.familydocs.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/CAFP-Policy-Manual-Update-Updated-10.29.21.pdf

The AAFP supports primary prevention strategies to reduce the injuries and deaths associated with gun ownership and violence. (Please read more of the policy here: https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/prevention-gun-violence.html)

We know action is needed to prevent more senseless deaths. Your CAFP is supporting AB 2253 (Bonta, Mia D) which would declare that it is established policy of the state that gun violence is required to be recognized and addressed as a public health crisis. The bill would require all relevant state agencies, including the Department of Justice, to consider this state policy when revising, adopting, or establishing policies, regulations, and grant criteria, or making any expenditures related to the prevention of gun violence and increasing community safety. The bill would also create the Office of Gun Violence Prevention within the Department of Justice with the goal of developing a strategy, through collaboration with the Board of State and Community Corrections and other specified community members, to identify causes of gun violence in communities and to incorporate a public health approach to improve social determinants of health for communities most affected by gun violence. This bill would require the Office of Gun Violence Prevention to create a plan of action for how the Department of Justice and Board of State and Community Corrections will incorporate a public health approach to their gun violence prevention-related programs and services. AB 2253 would require the Office of Gun Violence Prevention to submit the plan to the Legislature no later than July 1st, 2023.

As Family Medicine physicians, we are a part of the communities we serve and feel when our communities are hurting. There are many emotions to process after these last few weeks. Please take time to care for yourselves, so that we may continue to care for our patients.

In solidarity,

Melissa Campos, M.D.
SDAFP President

2022 Symposium

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SDAFP is proud to announce that our 65th Annual Family Medicine Update 2022 is scheduled to be Live and In Person June 24th-26th, 2022! It will take place at the Paradise Point in Mission Bay, San Diego. We are very excited to be able to invite you all back and can't wait to see you! Sign up by clicking the link provided. If you are planning on staying at the resort please also click on the link to make your hotel reservation as soon as possible. The deadline to reserve a room is Monday, May 23rd, 2022. *Please note: Proof of Covid vaccination will be required for all attendees.

Approved for 20.25 CME by AAFP

KSA Workshop approved for 8 CME by AAFP (Note: KSA credit is available to physicians only)

The cut off to reserve a hotel room at the conference rate of $289 (includes overnight parking) was May 23rd. If you are still interested in staying at the Paradise Point for the meeting please contact Sabrina Bazzo at: sbazzo@sandiegoafp.org.

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!

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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

Become a leader in the Family Medicine community by being an active part of the San Diego Academy of Family Physicians!