Are you eligible to serve on an LAFP Committee? If you are a Resident or Active Member, you are! Please review the committee summaries below and decide where you'd like to be involved. The Board of Directors has appointed committees to deliberate on issues within their scope of work, referrals from several entities within the LAFP, and new strategic ideas. Committees then make recommendations to the Board regarding policy, development of new programs and projects, improvements to current activities, and potential discontinuation of activities.
LAFP Committees Include:
Chaired by Trenton James, MD
The Committee on Education defines the LAFP educational mission statement and ensures that the LAFP is working to fulfill it. This committee also works to periodically assess the educational needs of LAFP members, develops learning objectives consistent with those identified educational needs, identifies speakers capable of meeting those learning objectives and assess the effectiveness of its educational activities in meeting the educational needs of LAFP members. This committee is also charged with maintaining contact and cooperation with the AAFP Commission on Continuing Medical Education and to ensure continued compliance with requirements for certification by the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The Committee on Education is also responsible for planning the LAFP Annual Assembly and Scientific Program and other continuing education activities as deemed necessary by the LAFP and its members.
Chaired by Richard Bridges, MD
The Legislative and Membership Issues Committee assumes a proactive approach in the health care delivery system by maintaining legislative awareness that allows proactive responses in any area of importance to the members of the LAFP and their patients. The committee also oversees membership recruitment and retention efforts.
Chaired by Bryan Picou, MD
The Operations Committee supervises the financial transactions of the Academy by the keeping track of the Academy’s accounts, operational costs, and approving all expenditures incurred in maintaining the LAFP headquarters office building including all property. Periodically, the committee will review the Bylaws and make recommendations for changes, deletions, or modifications in order to maintain the integrity and consistency of the Bylaws. This committee also evaluates Academy projects and recommends to the Board of Directors any initiative which would aid in the long-range planning of the Academy.
Chaired by Resident & Student Leaders
The Resident and Student Leadership Committee serves to provide a forum for resident and student members of the LAFP to meet and discuss problems and solutions regarding Family Medicine policy, primary care physician recruitment, clinical skills assessment and improvement, and leadership development. The Committee helps to support, encourage, and validate the choice of Family Medicine as a specialty; coordinate efforts in recruitment and programming between residents and students in the state; evaluate and advise the Board of Directors on issues unique to medical students and Family Medicine residents; facilitate the LAFP Mentorship Program amongst students, residents, and practicing physicians; as well as facilitate planning of the annual Resident and Student Leadership Conference; assists in planning resident and student activities at Annual Assembly; and to promote LAFP information and events to residency programs and FMIGs.
If you are interested in becoming an LAFP Committee Member, please SIGN UP TODAY or contact the LAFP office at 225.923.3313.