2016 Michigan Family Medicine Advocacy Day

February 23, 2016
Karoub Associates, Governor's Room | 121 W. Allegan, Downtown Lansing, MI

The Michigan Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) and the Michigan Association of Osteopathic Family Physicians (MAOFP)—which collectively represent more than 4,500 Family Physicians statewide—invite you to the 2016 Michigan Family Medicine Advocacy Day on February 23, 2016, in Downtown Lansing. Advocacy Day is taking place during Family Medicine Week in Michigan (February 21-27), as proclaimed by Governor Rick Snyder.

The annual Michigan Family Medicine Advocacy Day provides a valuable opportunity for Family Physicians, Family Medicine residents, and medical students to visit with legislators and discuss legislative and policy issues, including access to primary care, team-based health care, primary care workforce issues, and payment and delivery reforms. 

Join Us!

Join us Tuesday, February 23, in Downtown Lansing for a morning advocacy seminar, followed by in-person meetings with House and Senate lawmakers. The day also includes a complimentary luncheon with colleagues and legislators at Troppo.

There is no cost to attend this event! However, space is limited so we ask you to register early to reserve your spot.

In addition to attending the event, you will be given the opportunity to contribute to the Family Medicine Political Action Committee (PAC) as part of your registration. This is an optional contribution to the fund that supports advocacy efforts on behalf of Family Physicians across the state. To learn more about the Family Medicine PAC and how it is working on behalf of Michigan Family Physicians, click here.


The event will take place at Karoub Associates located at 121 West Allegan Street in Downtown Lansing. For driving directions click here. For a map of convenient parking locations downtown, click here.


8:00 a.m.                      
Registration Opens (Karoub Associates’ Governor’s Room)

8:30 – 10:15 a.m.       
Family Medicine Advocacy Seminar, including an award ceremony and brief remarks from the recipient of the 2016 Friend of Family Medicine Award (KA Governor’s Room)

10:30 11:45 a.m.     
House Visits

12:00 – 1:15 p.m.       
Lunch with Legislators (Troppo Governor's East and West Rooms, 2nd floor)

1:30 – 4:00 p.m.         
Senate Visits

4:00 p.m.                   
Event Concludes
(Karoub Associates)

Who Should Attend?

Family Physicians, Family Medicine residents, and medical students are invited to participate. Anyone who would like to share their story and experiences as we meet face-to-face with legislative leaders is encouraged to attend. Again, there is no cost to attend this event!

Briefing materials and instructions will be made available to all registered attendees to prepare for the legislative meetings on a participants-only webpage (coming soon).

How to Register

We ask that you register well in advance to reserve your spot. Once registered, legislative meetings can be scheduled and by indicating your home address on your registration, we will work to ensure that you are meeting with your own Senator and/or Representatives.

  • Register Online by clicking the blue button at the top of this page, or click here to be redirected. Please note, if you are an MAFP member, you may login first to pre-populate your form.
  • Register By Phone by calling the MAFP Office between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on business days. Call 517.347.0098 to register today.
  • Register By Fax or Email by sending the registration form to 517.347.1289 or email to [email protected]


If you have any questions about the 2016 Michigan Family Medicine Advocacy Day, please contact MAFP Director of Government Affairs, Christin Nohner, at [email protected] or 517.664.9082.

Registration Information

Online registration ends 02/13/2016

Contact Information

Christin Nohner, Director of Government Affairs
[email protected]