Mark Your Calendars for 2024 Events!

Two of WAFP’s annual events now have dates: the 2024 Family Medicine Advocacy Day will be held Jan. 22 in Olympia, while the 2024 Student & Resident Retreat will be held Feb. 10-11 in Leavenworth.

At Family Medicine Advocacy Day, WAFP members work to advance family medicine and primary care in Washington state. In 2023, nearly 80 WAFP members — active physicians, family medicine residents, and medical students — attended FMAD. That advocacy helped secure additional funding for the state’s Family Medicine Residency Network and mandate needed reform to prior authorizations. Customarily, the morning session is a large-group setting where attendees hear from legislators, policymakers and others on current priorities and the state of primary care in Washington. In the afternoon, attendees visit their legislative delegation to speak about WAFP advocacy priorities.

The Student & Resident Retreat, sponsored by the WAFP Foundation, will be held Feb. 10-11, 2024, at Icicle Village Resort in Leavenworth. The event offers physicians in training the chance to network and attend educational sessions developed by their peers. In 2023, the retreat included sessions on POCUS, suicide intervention for adolescents, dermoscopy, uterine aspiration, suturing, dermatology, and numerous other topics.

Information and registration for both events will be available later this year.

And if you haven’t already, add the 2024 WAFP House of Delegates too: It will be held April 26 in Wenatchee.