2018 MI Future of Family Medicine Conference

October 13, 2018
Michigan State University | 965 Fee Rd., East Lansing, MI

Registration Now Open!

Family Medicine Foundation of Michigan's Student & Resident Education Committee in collaboration with Michigan State University Colleges of Human Medicine and Osteopathic Medicine are excited to invite medical students who are interested in learning more about the specialty of Family Medicine to the back-by-popular-demand...

Michigan Future of Family Medicine Conference
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Michigan State University, East Lansing

Highlights include:

  • Conference enhancements based on students' feedback that include more opportunities to meet with residency programs, a shorter day, and extended time periods for procedural breakout sessions.
  • Interactive panel discussions highlighting what it's really like to be a Family Physician and how to prepare for residency.
  • Hands-on outpatient clinical procedures workshops.
  • Opportunities to network with residency program directors, faculty, and residents.
  • Opportunities for residents to serve as mentors.


Subject to change

7:30-7:50 a.m.
Exhibitor Check-in & Set-Up

7:50-8:15 a.m.
Early Bird Student / Exhibitor Meet-N-Greet
Based on feedback, this opportunity has been created for those of you who wish to take advantage of some time with exhibitors before the Conference officially opens.

8:15-9 a.m.
Attendee Check-in and Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors

9-9:30 a.m.
Welcome & Introductions

  • Debra McGuire, MBA, IOM, CAE, Chief Executive Officer, Michigan Academy of Family Physicians; Executive Vice President, Family Medicine Foundation of Michigan
  • Christine Medaugh, MD, Chair, Student & Resident Education Committee, MidMichigan Medical Center (Midland)
  • Amy Keenum, DO, Professor and Chair, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (East Lansing)
  • Julie Phillips, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Sparrow-MSU Family Medicine Residency Program, and Assistant Dean for Student Career and Professional Development at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine (East Lansing)

9:35-10:25 a.m.
Panel: Family Medicine = Options to Last a Career
Family Medicine offers a multitude of options for where and how Family Physicians practice medicine. This provides a variety of choices when it comes to lifestyle, geography, income and career goals. During this panel discussion, a diverse group of Family Physicians share their experiences that span the full spectrum of Family Medicine. Discover your career options to fit your goals, and come armed with your questions.

  • Amy Keenum, DO, Pharm D, Chair, Family and Community Medicine, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Michigan State University (East Lansing)
  • Paul Thomas, MD, Family Physician, Plum Health Direct Primary Care (Detroit)
  • Fatin Sahhar, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Wayne State University (Detroit); Associate Program Director, Detroit Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program (Detroit)
  • Sheala Jafry, MD, FAAFP, Assistant Profession, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health; Assistant Director, Ambulator Education and Recruitment, Oakland University William Beaumonth School of Medicine (Rochester)

10:25 a.m.-12 p.m.
Student / Exhibitor Networking

12-12:30 p.m.
Networking Lunch (Exhibitors will stay for lunch as well)

12:30-1:20 p.m.
Panel: Residency Preparation Demystified!
As a medical student at the beginning of your journey to becoming a physician, you undoubtedly have many questions about residency. During this panel discussion, you will get tips for preparing for residency and you will get an ‘insider’s view’ about what it’s really like to be a Family Medicine resident. Get your questions answered as you prepare for this next step!

  • Jenese Reynolds-Gibbs, MD, FAAFP, Assistant Program Director, Family Medicine Residency Program, Ascension, St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit)
  • Nikolaus C. Fulbright, MD, Faculty Physician, Providence Family Medicine Residency (South Lyon)
  • Puneet Uppal, Resident, Sparrow Family Medicine PGY-2
  • Elise Boganno, Faculty, Grosse Pointe Family Medicine Residency (Grosse Pointe)

1:35-3:40 p.m.
Procedural Breakout Sessions
Gain hands-on experience as you discover the outpatient procedures you can perform within your own practice. These workshops will be led by residency program faculty. Each student will choose one of several options per session. Example procedures include Punch & Shave Biopsies, Suturing Techniques, Women's Health / Pelvic Exam & IUD Insertion, Joint Injections, and Osteopathic Manipulation Medicine.

1:35-2:35 p.m.
Procedural Breakout Session 1

2:40-3:40 p.m.
Procedural Breakout Session 2

3:45-4 p.m.
Closing session


Registration Information
Online registration available through October 12 @ 12 Noon. On site registration and late fee apply thereafter.

MAFP Student Member

  • $45.00 Early-bird Rate through September 22 @ 11:59 p.m. 25% savings!
  • $60.00 September 23-October 12 @ 12 Noon.
  • $70.00 Thereafter

MAFP Resident Member:

  • $75.00 Early-bird Rate through September 22 @ 11:59 p.m.
  • $100.00 September 23-October 12 @ 12 Noon.
  • $110.00 Thereafter

Non-MAFP Member - Student:

  • $60.00 Early-bird Rate through September 22 @ 11:59 p.m.
  • $80.00 September 23-October 12 @ 12 Noon.
  • $90.00 Thereafter

Non-MAFP Member - Resident:

  • $100.00 Early-bird Rate through September 22 @ 11:59 p.m.
  • $125.00 September 23-October 12 @ 12 Noon.
  • $135.00 Thereafter

Allied Health Professional (PA, NP, etc.):

  • $100.00 Early-bird Rate through September 22 @ 11:59 p.m.
  • $125.00 September 23-October 12 @ 12 Noon.
  • $135.00 Thereafter

MAFP Physician Member

  • $75.00 Early-bird Rate through September 22 @ 11:59 p.m.
  • $100.00 September 23-October 12 @ 12 Noon.
  • $110.00 Thereafter

Cancelation Policy:
All cancelations and refund requests must be submitted in writing to MAFP. An administrative fee will be deducted from any and all cancelations or refund requests. The final date for refunds will be September 22; no refunds will be granted after this date. Substitutions accepted in lieu of cancelations and will be charged the appropriate registration rate if different from the original registration. 

Registration Information

Early-bird pricing ends 09/22/2018
Online registration ends 10/17/2018

Contact Information

Denise Cook, MS

Register today to reserve your seat!

When you register by the early-bird deadline of September 22, your name will be put in a drawing TWICE for the chance to win a signed copy of Pfenninger & Fowler's Procedures for Primary Care, co-authored by outpatient procedures expert and Michigan Family Physician Jack Pfenninger, MD.

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Thank You Sponsors



Thank You Exhibitors

  • Ascension Providence Hospital Family Medicine Residency
  • Ascension St. John Hospital & Medical Center Family Medicine Residency
  • Beaumont Health Family Medicine Residency - Grosse Pointe
  • Beaumont Health Family Medicine Residency - Troy
  • Detroit Medical Center (Sinai Grace) / MSU Family Medicine Residency 
  • Mercy Health Grand Rapids Family Medicine Residency
  • Milk Means More
  • Spectrum Health / Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Family Medicine Residency
  • St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Family Medicine Residency
  • University of Michigan Family Medicine Residency
  • Wayne State University / Ascension Providence Rochester Family Medicine Residency
  • Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine Family Medicine Residency