WMC Seeks Members from 8th, 10th Congressional Districts

The Washington Medical Commission is seeking commission members from the 8th (represented by Rep. Kim Schrier) and 10th (Rep. Marilyn Strickland) Congressional Districts. To identify your congressional district, use the “Find Your Representative” tool in the upper right of the House of Representatives’ homepage. To be eligible, you must have an active allopathic license, have…

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2024 House of Delegates Elects New WAFP Leadership

WENATCHEE — New leadership for the Washington Academy of Family Physicians was elected and sworn in at the 2024 House of Delegates at the Wenatchee Convention Center. Carla Ainsworth, MD, MPH, of Seattle, was sworn in as president by the AAFP visitor, president-elect Jen Brull, MD, FAAFP, of Colorado Springs. The full elected leadership of…

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Get Ready for the 2024 House of Delegates!

WAFP’s House of Delegates is the organization’s annual meeting where members elect new leaders and debate policy proposals. WAFP’s leadership, committees, and staff will continue work throughout the year on those proposals approved by the House of Delegates. Topics of this year’s proposals (called resolutions) include continuity of care, crisis pregnancy centers, expedited partner treatment,…

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Upcoming KSA: Care of Women

The WAFP will host the Care of Women KSA on Saturday, April 27, in Wenatchee. Registration is open, so join us today! The Care of Women KSA focuses on having a better understanding of the unique health care needs as well as common medical conditions experienced by gender-identified women including gynecologic conditions and reproductive health,…

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March Vaccination Corner: Vaccine Information Sheet

Federal law requires the provision of a VIS for each immunization before it is administered to a patient. The most current VIS must be given, but federal law allows up to 6 months for a new VIS to be used (VIS facts). Provide efficient and eco-friendly service by offering QR codes for all vaccine information…

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WA Medical Commission Warns Against Scammers Impersonating Regulators

The Washington Medical Commission is warning licensed health care providers that scammers continue to impersonate it and other governmental agencies. Below is WMC’s press release from March 5, 2024: An ongoing fraud ring has been preying on healthcare practitioners. The fraudulent behavior includes using the Washington Medical Commission (WMC) phone number, email and web URL;…

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Seventh Annual LGBTQIA2S Health Symposium: Primary Care and Family Planning for LGBTQIA2S Families

Friday, April 5, 20247:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. PTSwedish Cherry Hill and Simultaneous Live, Virtual Broadcast Providence Swedish’s Seventh Annual LGBTQIA2S+ Health Symposium will focus on the provision of primary preventive care, sexual health counseling, reproductive health, and family planning for our LGBTQIA+ communities. The current climate has made it difficult to provide care to…

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Resident Scholarships Available for WSMA Leadership Conference

The WAFP Foundation is excited to offer up to 20 scholarships to attend the WSMA Leadership Conference in Chelan on May 17-18, 2024.  Why do you want to attend? To quote Dr. Katina Rue, a family physician and the immediate past WSMA president, “The Leadership Development Conference features an outstanding lineup of speakers, all experts in…

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Nominations Open for WAFP Family Medicine Educator of the Year

Do you know a family medicine educator who has positively impacted their community, students, and residents? If an educator has inspired you, please consider nominating them. The WAFP Foundation wants to celebrate educators who exhibit the highest standards of medical care, training, collaborative leadership, and professionalism in their work with residents, students, colleagues, and patients. Nominate someone…

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Registration is Open for the 2024 Student & Resident Retreat!

WAFP resident and medical student members: Registration is now open for the 2024 Student & Resident Retreat, sponsored by the WAFP Foundation. The retreat will be held Feb. 10-11 in Leavenworth. We hope you will join us for a weekend of learning and connection! When registering, you will have the opportunity to stay in your…

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