2015 Save the Date - Mass

Annual Meeting Update – Ways to Get Involved

Call for speakers

The MassAFP is currently accepting proposals for speakers at the 2015 Annual Meeting. Each year, the conference provides educational and networking opportunities to family physicians in Massachusetts and the New England area through plenaries, general hot topic sessions and poster presentations, plus sessions to help members meet MA regulatory requirements.

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October is Safe Sleep Awareness Month

Over the past few years there have been 30-50 sudden unexpected infant deaths per year in Massachusetts.  Recent reviews of these deaths have determined that many, if not most, are related to unsafe sleep positions and unsafe sleep environments, such as bed-sharing.

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Clinical Advisory Regarding Enterovirus D68 – Updated

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) announced a confirmed case of Enterovirus D68 on September 23, 2014.  The patient is a school aged child with a history of asthma who became ill in early September and has since been treated and released from an area hospital.  Please see the attached DPH Fact Sheet about enterovirus D68, an updated Clinical Advisory dated 9/23/14, and the new CDC infographic about preventing the spread of enterovirus D68 suitable for printing and posting.

 Other enteroviruses may also circulate at this time of year. EV-D68 and other more common enteroviruses are all capable of causing the full spectrum of clinical presentation that is typical of enterovirus infections, although the current outbreak of EV-D68 has been predominantly associated with respiratory disease and not nervous system infection.

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Call for Award Recipient Nominations

The Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians is currently accepting nominations for our Family Physician of the Year and our Family Medicine Educator of the Year.

If you know a family physician who serves as a role model to patients, colleagues, other health professionals, young physicians in training or medical students, please consider nominating them for the Family Physician or Family Medicine Educator of the Year Award.

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ICD 10 Coding – Is YOUR Practice Ready?

ICD-10 will go into effect on Oct. 1, 2014, for services provided on or after that date. Are YOU ready? The transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 coding will require significant changes in your documentation, workflow, and technology. The AAFP has put together a topic collection featuring how-to articles from FPM’s ongoing series focused on ICD-10 coding. Find more information here to to ensure ICD-10 preparedness.

CO*RE is offering Free Webinar!

Collaborative for REMS EducationExtended-Release/Long-Acting Opioids:

Achieving Safe Use While Improving Patient Care
The MassAFP is promoting this event as a membership benefit. The California Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP) is the management organization for this webinar.

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