The Inland Northwest Chapter (INW) includes Ferry, Lincoln, Stevens, Spokane, Pend Orielle, and Whitman counties.

All members who work in these counties are members of the INW chapter.


President: Jordan Storhaug, MD

Secretary-Treasurer:  Thomas Osten, MD

Immediate Past President: Julie Moran, MD

19th Annual Winter Retreat and CME Conference

A message from Inland Northwest chapter President Jordan Storhaug, MD:

As the current INAFP president, I am so excited for the CME event that we have coming up in February that I wanted to send out a message. I think the lineup for Primary Care Update and the Winter Retreat for this next year is excellent. While I would like to see everyone at these events, I know you will need to have discussions on who will stay in clinic to continue patient care while the rest receives incredible primary care relevant teaching. I’m so excited I wanted to give you the opportunity to start having those conversations now.

The 19th Annual Winter Retreat and CME Conference will be held the afternoon of Friday, Feb. 2, and the morning of Saturday, Feb. 3.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Dr. Laura Fralich, Fellowship trained in Sports Medicine
  • Dr. Amy Burns of the Spokane Psychiatry Residency
  • Dr. Ken Cathcart, Endocrinologist
  • Dr. Jiten Patel, Pulmonologists
  • Dr. Henry Mroch, Nephrologists

I am so excited to hear from this excellent group of presenters. Topics will include: Update on Diabetes Drugs, What’s New in CHF Treatment, Improved COPD care and other primary care relevant topics. While CME is still being confirmed, we expect to be able to offer 7.5 CME hours. All providers are welcome to attend and membership in the American Academy of Family Physicians is not required. Although this also serves as an opportunity for family physicians across the area to get together over hors d’oeuvres.

To stay current with updates and to register when available, go to

Registration will be available soon. I look forward to seeing you in February but am always available for questions.

Upcoming Meetings & Events:

The Executive Committee meets once a month on the second Tuesday morning from 7 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. Please contact the local chapter president for site meeting information.

61st Annual WAFP House of Delegates Meeting: May 3, 2017, Davenport Hotel, Spokane, WA

35th Annual Primary Care Update Conference: May 4-5, 2017, Red Lion Hotel at the Park, Spokane, WA

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