"What to Expect": Training the Primary Care Physician in a Time of Health Care System Transformations

The 25th National Conference on Primary Health Care Access meets April 14-16, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco.

A series of plenary presentations will look at the evolution of how the primary care physician is used in health care systems that are being transformed by new financing arrangements, legislative expectations and technological innovation.

Perry A. Pugno, MD, MPH, Executive Vice President, American Academy of Family Physicians; Leawood, Kansas
Perry A. Pugno, MD, MPH, Executive Vice President, American Academy of Family Physicians; Leawood, Kansas

On Monday April 14th, a plenary session on the role of the primary care physician will include Doctor Perry A. Pugno, Vice President of the American Academy of Family Physicians and Doctor Norman Kahn, chief executive officer of the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS). Doctor Pugno will present a preview of the latest report of the Future of Family Medicine project, which will be officially released the next day.

Kahn, who represents 39 specialty societies through CMSS, including the primary care societies of FM, IM and Peds, will be a reactor to the report, and will present his own perspectives of the current and future status of the primary care specialties.

Norman Kahn, MD; Executive Director, Council of Medical Specialty Societies, Chicago
Norman Kahn, MD; Executive Director, Council of Medical Specialty Societies, Chicago

These will include discussions of the primary care medical home, the teaching health center, and accountable care organizations.

There also will be plenary panels discussing the many new rules that govern the education of primary care physicians, at both the medical school and postgraduate (residency and fellowship) levels.

The 25th National Conference is invitational.

Additional information on the program will be added continuously at this site.

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