Our first ever hybrid virtual/in-person event was not without its hiccups, but for the most part went well! We were glad to be able to offer the opportunity for our members to gather and celebrate this year’s awardees while still including those who could not join us in person. This format also allowed us to have Dr. Ada Stewart, AAFP President, safely join us virtually to provide UAFP members words of encouragement and empowerment. Dr. Stewart also installed our new president, Dr. Chad Spain, and conferred two AAFP Fellows, Dr. Rhett Crapo and Dr. Lisa Saturnino. We were also able to honor our retiring board members and welcome those who were just elected this year.
Our Annual Meeting also allows us the opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of our Family Medicine Champion of the Year, Dr. Marc Babitz; Family Medicine Physician of the Year, Dr. Kurt Rifleman; and new this year – two AAFP Boundary Breakers for their exceptional work over the past 18 months; Dr. Alana Jonat and Dr. Michele Goldberg. Congratulations to all these incredibly deserving physicians!
Thank you to everyone who joined us in person or virtually for this special event celebrating family medicine in Utah!