General Assembly logo68th General Assembly – August 7, 2015 – New Orleans, LA  
Report by:Derek Anderson, MD, Speaker, LAFP General Assembly
Daniel Jens, MD, Vice-Speaker, LAFP General Assembly  
The 68th annual General Assembly convened on August 7th in New Orleans, LA at the beautiful Hotel Monteleone. Speaker Derek Anderson and Vice Speaker Dan Jens presided as around forty five members and guests discussed issues and elected officers for the upcoming year.  As usual it was a lively meeting with many issues discussed and debated.
The meeting provided members with addresses from Paul Murphree, DO, Interim Chief Medical Officer and Medical Director of Quality & Informatics for Blue Cross Blue Shield of LA and Robert Wergin, MD, AAFP President.  Dr. Wergin brought us greetings and information from the national Academy and also shared a presentation on the work of the board over the past year.
The 2015-2016 LAFP Board of Directors were elected and are as follows:
President: Brian Elkins, MD, Alexandria, LA
President-Elect: James Taylor, MD, Zachary, LA
Vice President: M. Tahir Qayyum, MD, Bastrop, LA
Secretary: Christopher Foret, MD, Franklinton, LA 
Treasurer: Bryan Picou, MD, Natchitoches, LA
Immediate Past-President: Melvin G. Bourgeois, MD, Morgan City, LA
Speaker: Derek Anderson, MD, Baton Rouge, LA
Vice-Speaker/GA: Daniel Jens, MD, Mandeville, LA
AAFP Delegate: Russell Roberts, MD, Shreveport, LA
AAFP Delegate: Marguerite Picou, MD, Natchitoches, LA
AAFP Alternate Delegate: James Campbell, MD, Kenner, LA
AAFP Alternate Delegate: Bryan Picou, MD, Natchitoches, LA
Resident Representative: Becky Batiste, MD, Lacombe, LA 
Resident Alternate: Clay Runfalo, MD, Prairieville, LA
Student Representative: Koby Lanclos, LSUHSC, Shreveport, LA
Student Alternate: Cara Permenter, LSUHSC, Shreveport, LA 
District1 Director Mary Coleman, MD, New Orleans, LA
District 1 Alternate William Woessner, MD, New Orleans, LA
District 2 Director Daniel Jens, MD, Mandeville, LA
District 2 Alternate Luis Arencibia, MD, Mandeville, LA
District 3A Director Jack Heidenreich, MD, Raceland, LA
District 3A Alternate Camille Pitre, MD, Larose, LA 
District 3B Director Indira Gautam, MD, Lafayette, LA
District 3B Alternate Zeb Stearns, MD, Eunice, LA
District 4 Director Ricky Jones, MD, Shreveport, LA
District 4 Alternate Gregory Bell, MD, Coushatta, LA
District 5 Director Tobe Momah, MD, West Monroe, LA
District 5 Alternate James Smith, Bastrop, LA
District 6A Director Phillip Ehlers, MD, Baton Rouge, LA
District 6A Alternate Carol Smothers-Swift, MD, New Roads, LA
District 6B Director Richard Bridges, MD, Amite, LA
District 6B Alternate Keisha Harvey, MD, Bogalusa, LA
District 7 Director Jason Fuqua, MD, Sulphur, LA
District 7 Alternate Andrew Davies, MD, Lake Charles, LA 
District 8 Director Jonathan Hunter, MD, Alexandria, LA
District 8 Alternate Matthew Erickson, MD
Director at Large Jody George, MD, Lake Charles, LA
Alt. Director at Large Esther Holloway, MD, Coushatta, LA
Reports were given by each of the committee chairs on the work that had been done over the past year.  After completing our business by early afternoon, Dr. Anderson called for an adjournment. We hope everyone enjoyed their time in New Orleans. We look forward to seeing you all next year in Destin!
Click here to view the 2015 General Assembly Minutes.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

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