• 2016 ACE Conference

    The Arizona Academy of Family Physicians (AzAFP) is holding their Annual Clinical Education (ACE) Conference April 7th - 9th 2016, at the Desert Willow Conference Center in Phoenix, AZ. The conference is a model for quality continuing medical education free of industry influence and support.

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  • 2016 Legislative Update- Friday February 26, 2016

    It is the 47th day of the 2016 session, and the week has been described by political commentators as an “earthquake” of unexpected political news at every level of government in Arizona. On Thursday, current Congressman Matt Salmon announced his retirement from Congressional District 5, and declared that he would support Senate President Andy Biggs (R-Gilbert) to replace him. Representative Warren Petersen (R-Gilbert) immediately announced his intention to pursue the Arizona Senate seat vacated by Biggs. Read more under the advocacy tab

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  • Life of a family medicine resident: St. John's

    She loves family medicine -- the conversation, the connection, the continuity. She looks forward to getting to know her patients and their families and hearing their stories. Watch the video to find out why the University of Minnesota St. John's Hospital Family Medicine Residency is the right place for her.

  • Stuff About Med School I Wish I'd Known In College

    A guide about medical school and how it all works. This video is for people that are in pre-med or planning on going to medical school.


A Primary Care Approach to Curbing Dangerous Teen Trends

Teenagers, no matter how smart, sometimes do senseless things. There are countless viral challenges and trends online, ranging from silly to downright dangerous, that physicians and parents should be aware of.

Need a few examples?

Two Tennessee teens died in mid-January after drinking “dewshine,” a toxic mixture of racing fuel and Mountain Dew.

That same week, a 14-year-old boy in Washington shattered his eye socket and cheek bone and landed in the hospital with a brain aneurysm after suffering a fall during a “duct tape challenge.”

And car surfing resulted in the deaths of several young people in the past year.

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Medicine, Media and the Need for a Physician’s Perspective

“I don’t like taking medicine unless I really have to.”

That is the most common complaint I hear from my patient Sandra whenever I talk with her about why she should be taking a statin or why it’s important to get an annual flu vaccination. Unfortunately, she bristles at discussions about quality of life and mortality.

But a conversation I had with her at this time last year was different. Sandra was eager to learn more about an immunization and medication she thought she really needed. This patient, who had rejected recommended preventive care that could protect her from far more prevalent diseases, was worried about Ebola. 

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Please read the attachment which outlines ways in which YOU can get involved in your AzAFP! We want YOUR help to make the Arizona Academy of Family Physicians the best it’s ever been in 2016! After reviewing this document called “Getting Involved in Your Academy,” please email Christy with any questions christy@azafp.org! Happy Holidays!

2016 ACE Conference

The Annual ACE Training will be held April 7th-9th, 2016 at the Desert Willow Conference Center. Brochure and registration information attached.

If you are coming from out of town and need accommodations while you are here, below is the reservation link you can use to make online reservations:

Book your group rate for 2016 Ace Conference

Reservations Details: 2016 Ace Conference
Start date: 4/3/16
End date: 4/13/16
Last day to book: 3/17/16


Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate: Phoenix Marriott Tempe at The Buttes for $169 USD per night

Book your group rate for 2016 Ace Conference CME Event 

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2016 ACE Conference

The Arizona Academy of Family Physicians (AzAFP) is holding their Annual Clinical Education (ACE) Conference April 7th - 9th 2016, at the Desert Willow Conference Center in Phoenix, AZ.

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