Events for Families at the 2022 Michigan Family Medicine Conference & Expo

July 7 - 10, 2022
Grand Hotel | 286 Grand Avenue, Mackinac Island, MI

Family Medicine Foundation of Michigan is excited to host events for family members of attendes of the 2022 Michigan Family Medicine Conference & Expo! Aside from reserving golf tee times, registration for our events is not required. We invite family members to these fun, family-friendly networking opportunities on Mackinac Island! 


Schedule of Events

Thursday, July 7 | 9-10 am MAFP Family Breakfast
For guests staying at the Grand Hotel, start your day with a hearty buffet breakfast and meet other family physician spouses, partners, and families. 

Thursday, July 7 | Tee Times 10-11 am Golf the Jewel on Mackinac Island Enjoy a grand golf experience at The Jewel, one of the most unique golf courses in Northern Michigan and one of the only courses in the country with horse-drawn carriage rides between nines. Tee times for foursomes between 10-11 am have been reserved, under Michigan Academy of Family Physicians. To reserve your spot in a foursome, email Denna Bunting at [email protected] no later than June 6. *All golf-related costs are at the expense of the golfer. 

Friday, July 8 | 9-10 am MAFP Family Breakfast For guests staying at the Grand Hotel, start your day with a hearty buffet breakfast and meet other family physician spouses, partners, and families.  Friday, July 8 | 10 am-6 pm Pool Day at the Family Medicine Cabana
Enjoy a relaxing day in a reserved cabana at the iconic Esther Williams Swimming Pool, named after the actress and competitive swimmer who starred in the 1947 movie, This Time for Keeps, filmed at the Grand Hotel. Enjoy a zero-depth entry, water jet play area, water slide, large heated whirlpool, and private adults-only area featuring an infinity edge and magnificent views. No stay at the Grand Hotel is complete without a pool day, or two!

Friday, July 8 | 10:30-11:30 am Coffee & Conversation: Thriving as a Physician Family
Join us for this one-hour interactive Q & A session that will focus on the wellness of physician families. 

Saturday, July 9 | 9-10 am MAFP Family Breakfast
For guests staying at the Grand Hotel, start your day with a hearty buffet breakfast and meet other family physician spouses, partners, and families. 

Saturday, July 9 | 1:30-2:30 pm
Family Ice Cream Social
Satisfy your sweet tooth and connect with other families in the most delightful of ways at Sadie’s Ice Cream Parlor, featuring Michigan-made Guernsey Farms Dairy ice cream, milkshakes, sundaes, banana splits, chocolate hand-dipped cones, mini Grand pecan balls on a stick, and a special Grand sundae built to share. *Ice cream purchases are at the expense of attendees. 


Other Important Information 

Group Discounts

Shepler's Ferry is offering conference attendees discounted ferry rates from Mackinaw City and St. Ignace:

  • Tickets can be purchased online or in person using the discount code FMFM22
  • Discounted roundtrip rates are $23/adult and $14/child (ages 5-12)

Murdick's Fudge offers a 15% discount to anyone that mentions the Family Medicine Foundation of Michigan at the time of purchase. 

Island Activities

Dining on Mackinac Island

Geocaching on Mackinac Island

Grand Hotel Activities

#SELFIESOFMACKINAC Photo Scavenger Hunt

Things to do on Mackinac Island

Upcoming Island Events

Registration Information

Contact Information


Denna Bunting, MAFP Meeting Planner

[email protected]


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