Over the past six years, “CME & Ski” has become one of UAFP’s signature events. Since its inception in 2015, we have had hundreds of speakers and attendees join us from around the county to learn, ski, network, and enjoy the fantastic amenities Utah has to offer. We were so fortunate to be able to…

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Dramatic, alarming, dangerous — for months, experts quoted widely in national press outlets have used these words to describe 2020’s ebb of vaccination coverage. As of May, the CDC had already recognized a significant disruption to childhood immunizations and attributed it to COVID-19. “Havoc” is — quite correctly — the word AAFP President Gary LeRoy, M.D.,…

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The Utah Academy of Family Physicians strongly opposes the proposed legislation SB6006 to alter the current job requirements of Director of the Utah Department of Health. Regardless of the ongoing pandemic and health landscape in the state, it is a short-sighted endeavor to alter job requirements of such a critical position simply for the sake…

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August 10, 2020 01:52 pm News Staff – A new collaboration between the AAFP and Project N95 will help Academy members secure personal protective equipment — even in hard-to-find small quantities — during a limited-time opportunity beginning later this month. Start planning now for the purchase opportunity, which will be open from Aug. 24 through Sept. 2. All…

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At this year’s annual Utah Medical Association (UMA) House of Delegates, members of UMA will have the opportunity to vote for new officers including president-elect. UAFP is proud to support the candidacy of Dr. Mark Greenwood. UMA has been a powerful voice at Utah’s capitol and throughout the state for decades, and it would be…

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The Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) has been monetized. As of September 1st, 2020, caregivers will no longer be permitted to administer the MoCA without having first completed the official MoCA ™ certification process.* The certification process takes about an hour, costs $125 for individuals and is good for two years. Currently, MoCA ™ recommends recertification…

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August 5, 2020 — The Student Association of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians of the Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine—Southern Utah (RVUCOM-SU) was recently recognized by the American Academy of Family Physicians as one of 18 medical school Family Medicine Interest Groups (FMIG) to win the prestigious 2020 Program of Excellence…

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The UTAH STRONG Crisis Counseling Program has been developed to assist people in finding ways to cope with stress caused by Coronavirus (COVID19). UTAH STRONG provides free crisis counseling services through virtual outreach, public education, emotional support, education, information and referral and will be working toward community outreach once the State opens up.  There are…

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UAFP MEMBERS IN THE NEWS Originally published in the Salt Lake Tribune on June 30, 2020. “It sucks to be Black!” exclaimed a non-minority epidemiologist colleague to our class of graduate students. Why would someone think that is ever appropriate to say about anyone, but especially in a professional setting? We are tired of the…

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