June 9-10, 2023 | Courtyard by Marriott, Jefferson City

This conference is all about learning, networking, and relaxing! Family medicine residents and medical students interested in family medicine will learn practical tools to use as they begin residency or their careers after residency. Every participant will leave the conference armed with resources, ideas, and best practices to become a Missouri family physician. We will also conduct a mock legislative hearing at the state capitol and take a tour.

Registration and Lodging

All Missouri family medicine residents and medical student members interested in family medicine are invited to attend at no cost. Meals and one night’s lodging will be provided based on double occupancy. Registration is supported by the Family Health Foundation of MissouriRegister here.
Not a member? Students can join for free here. Resident membership is $40 per year – join here

Questions? Contact the MAFP office at (573) 635-0830 or email office@mo-afp.org.

Conference Schedule

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Friday, June 9, 2023

TimeEvent/TopicSpeaker/Additional Info
11:30 amRegistration and LunchCourtyard by Marriott
610 Bolivar St., Jefferson City, MO
12:00 pmWelcome, Overview and IntroductionsKathy Pabst, MBA, CAE, MAFP Executive Director
12:30 pmOpening Keynote – Joy of Discomfort: The Benefit of Doing Hard ThingsJohn Paulson, DO, PhD, FAAFP
1:30 pmBreakout SessionsStudents: Insights from Family Medicine Residency Directors
Sarah Cole, DO, FAAFP, Mercy Family Medicine Residency
Lawrence M Gibbs, MD, MSEd, FAAFP
Founding Program Director, HCA Healthcare KC FMR, Lee’s Summit
Residents: Contract Negotiations to Protect You
Ryan McDaniels, JD; Newman, Comley, & Ruth, PC
2:30 pmBreak
3:00 pmBoard Bus Outside Hotel
3:30 pmAdvocacy in Action at Missouri State CapitolSarah Cole, DO, FAAFP, MAFP Past President
Randy Scherr, Brian Bernskoetter, MAFP Governmental Consultants
5:00 pmBoard Bus
5:15 pmTour of Missouri State Penitentiary (www.missouripentours.com)115 Lafayette St., Jefferson City, MO
6:30 pmDinner at Arris’ Pizza Palace117 West High Street
8:00 pmReturn to Courtyard by Marriott

Saturday, June 10, 2023

TimeEvent/TopicSpeaker/Additional Info
7:30 amBreakfast
8:00 amFinance Basics for PhysiciansAndi Selby, DO, FAAFP
9:00 amIf Only I Knew Then What I Know Now – Physician WellnessJohn Paulson, DO, PhD, FAAFP
Amanda Shipp, MD
10:00 amPractice Workshop: Common Dermatological ProceduresJack Wells, MD, FAAFP, UMC Family Medicine Residency
11:00 amMissouri Mingle Networking with Missouri Residencies and Recruiters
12:00 pmWrap Up - Grab and Go Boxed Lunches

Poster Contest

Deadline to Submit Entry: June 2, 2023

Missouri family medicine residents and medical students are invited to display a poster highlighting patient quality improvement projects, scientific research programs, patient safety, clinical vignettes, clinical research, or other projects related to Family Medicine. 

Participants can exhibit work still in progress, innovations recently introduced, or already established projects. Posters will be on display for all attendees.

Awards for top posters will be presented during the Missouri Mingle at the end of the conference on Saturday, June 10, 2023. You do not need to be present to win. Winners will receive $300 for first place, $200 for second place, and $100 for third place. In addition, winners may be invited to present their poster at the MAFP’s Annual Fall Conference, November 10-11, 2023, at Big Cedar Lodge, Ridgedale. The MAFP Education Commission will review submissions and determine who will present at the conference.

A list of guidelines and criteria is available on the submission form.

Missouri Mingle

An invitation for Missouri family medicine residency programs and recruiters.

Join family medicine residency programs and recruiters during an informal meeting to discuss recruitment opportunities with residents and students.  This one-hour event will be just the right amount of time for you to meet with Missouri’s finest family medicine residents and students.  Sponsorships are also available.