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Dr. Aloff In the News:
Jennifer R. Aloff, MD, FAAFP
Candidate for 2017 AAFP Vice Speaker
During the closing session of the 69th AAFP Congress of Delegates on September 21, 2016, Michigan Academy of Family Physicians proudly announced the candidacy of Jennifer R. Aloff, MD, FAAFP (Midland) for 2017 AAFP Vice Speaker.
Dr. Aloff practices Family Medicine at Midland Family Physicians, PC in Midland, Michigan, and has been an AAFP / MAFP member since her first year of medical school in 1994. During her membership she has served in many state and national leadership positions, such as Resident Member of the AAFP Board of Directors, Chair of the National Congress of Family Practice Residents, Parliamentarian of the MAFP Congress, and Speaker and Past President of MAFP. Today she is a member of the AAFP Commission on Quality & Practice and AAFP Advisor to the American Medical Association/Specialty Society Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC).
The election will be held during the 2017 AAFP Congress of Delegates in San Antonio, Texas, in September. We invite you to join us!
In Dr. Aloff's Words
It is an honor to be a candidate for the position of Vice Speaker of the AAFP Congress of Delegates.
Since I joined the Academy as a first-year medical student in 1994, I have been inspired by the voice that students, residents and physician members have in the AAFP Congress of Delegates. I continue to be awed by the warmth and compassion of our members and by the passion for doing what is right for patients that is so prevalent among family physicians. Those are the assets we have in common, and they are what drew me to the practice of family medicine.
I believe that one of our greatest strengths is the diversity within our Academy membership. Be it educational background, practice setting or personal experiences, our varied breadth of identity and expertise is unparalleled in healthcare. This can also be a tremendous challenge as the Academy seeks policies that meet the needs of all members.
Parliamentary procedure is the process that allows us to effectively hear the wide-ranging voices within the Congress. Of all the positions I have held in the Academy, those I have most enjoyed—Parliamentarian and Speaker of the MAFP Congress and Chair of the AAFP National Conference of Family Practice Residents—provided me opportunities to use parliamentary procedure to facilitate conversations, to ensure fair and reasoned debate, and to explore multiple facets of issues. In my role as Vice Speaker, I would use my parliamentary experience to assist the Speaker in effectively running the Congress but also—and of equal importance—to ensure that the tone of the full discussion is captured and brought forward to the Board table.
As your next Vice Speaker, I would carry forward my long-held and steadfast commitment to the Academy to help the Congress develop policy that enhances our advocacy for our specialty and our patients. I am ready to accept the challenge of serving as Vice Speaker of the AAFP Congress of Delegates, and I look forward to the opportunity to bring your voice to the Board of Directors.