Get Updates on Family Medicine During 2022 We Are Family (Medicine) Conference

Designed to provide PAs with essential updates and skills necessary for family medicine practice

January 19, 2022

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Leslie Clayton, PA-C, MPAS, DFAAPA

Ready for a primer on what you need to know as a PA in family medicine? Or do you need an update on the latest clinical practices? The AAPA We Are Family (Medicine) Conference is designed to provide PAs and NPs with essential updates and skills necessary for family medicine practice.

The 2022 event has both in-person and virtual attendance options and will be held Feb. 17 – 21, 2022. It’s ideal for those of all experience levels practicing in family medicine and offers AAPA Category 1 CME credits.


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Ben Taylor, PhD, PA-C, DFAAPA

We Are Family (Medicine) course directors include Ben Taylor, PhD, PA-C, DFAAPA; Leslie Clayton, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA; and Jeffrey Katz, PA-C, DFAAPA. These PAs have more than 60 years of combined experience and they have carefully selected the topics and faculty for the 2022 course.

The course directors have learned many lessons during their primary care careers. Taylor shares, “Enjoy the deep and mutual interactions between patients and yourself, balance your homelife and work, and treat every patient as if they were a member of your family.” Clayton adds, “Learning the patient’s personal story helps to improve their health. No one is an expert at everything so knowing where and who to get help from is key to being a successful provider. Never be afraid to say you don’t know the answer and be brave enough to try and figure it out.”

Sessions applicable to PA and NP day-to-day work
The We Are Family (Medicine) sessions were selected to be applicable to PAs’ and NPs’ day-to-day work in family medicine. According to Taylor, “This conference has been tailored specifically for PAs and NPs. It is a way to obtain new clinical information, keep current with family medicine trends, and learn what’s on the horizon for primary care.”

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Jeffrey Katz, PA-C, DFAAPA

Each course instructor is a strong advocate of family medicine. “Family medicine allows PAs and NPs to care for the entire family throughout their lifespan,” says Clayton. “We Are Family (Medicine) will address the varied aspects of family medicine including pediatrics, chronic disease management, psychiatry, disease prevention, and ways to identify leadership opportunities for PAs and NPs.”

Taylor says the conference encompasses the entire spectrum of common disease states seen by advanced practice providers in family medicine.

Why attend?
It is important for PAs and NPs in family medicine to attend, says Clayton, because “Education that focuses on the expansive topics of family medicine helps to keep PAs’ and NPs’ skills current and clinically applicable.” She adds, “Family medicine is a rich and wonderful area of medicine and this conference will touch on many of the aspects that make caring for patients so rewarding.” Taylor and Katz concur, and stress the focus on information that will be helpful in everyday clinical practice. “The conference will be a professionally rewarding experience for all who attend.”

Join Clayton, Katz, Taylor, and your family medicine colleagues at this year’s We Are Family (Medicine). Register today!

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This was originally posted in October 2020 and has been updated.

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