GAFP/GPCA Summer Meeting Update – 2020 Summer CME Meeting Goes Virtual!

With the COVID-19 pandemic dominating the news, state shelter-in-place mandates, and our physicians and their clinical teams serving as frontline defenders, the Georgia Academy and our educational partner, the Georgia Primary Care Association (GPCA) have decided to offer our Summer CME Meeting virtually. 

The GAFP/GPCA has partnered with EZ Audio Visual on the 2020 Summer CME meeting which will be live-streamed on Saturday, June 6, from 7am – 4pm, offering up to 8 hours of CME at a reduced rate of $200.  The reduced rate virtual conference will include clinical education on such topics as Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in Type 2 Diabetes, Migraines, and Gynecologic Cancers and you will hear from nationally recognized faculty throughout the day. Please click here for meeting information or to register to attend. A full schedule is available to view on the GAFP website.

In an effort to fully focus on our clinical programming, we will not offer ABFM Knowledge Self Assessments (KSAs) as a part of the one-day virtual meeting.  The Education and Research Committee has scheduled the virtual KSAs for the following dates:

• Mental Health in the Community – Monday, June 8, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
• Heart Disease – Tuesday, June 9, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
• Palliative Care – Wednesday, June 10, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Please note that the virtual KSAs are open to all GAFP members.  Those who pre-registered for a KSA during the Summer Meeting, please note the new date(s).

At this time, the hotel cancellation policy is to refund all required deposits for any cancellations or changes received seven days in advance of your arrival date. It is your responsibility to cancel your hotel room at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

Should you choose to visit Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort sometime between Memorial Day (May 25th) and Labor Day (September 7th), the hotel has agreed to honor the GAFP/GPCA Summer Meeting rates (rates starting at $179).  If you have questions about the cancellation policy or to book a future stay, contact the hotel directly at 1-800-320-8115.

The GAFP and GPCA recognize that family physicians are on the frontlines of COVID-19, and by offering our Summer CME Meeting as a virtual meeting we minimize your time away from your practice while keeping your safety and health at the forefront of our planning.  We appreciate your understanding as we navigate through this pandemic and please know that we are in this together.

If you have any questions regarding the Summer CME Meeting, please contact Felicia Kenan, Director of Education at fkenan@gafp.org or (404) 321-7445.

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