Events

AMSA and National Primary Care Week, October 6-10, 2014

National Primary Care Week is an annual event to highlight the importance of primary care and bring health care professionals together to discuss and learn about generalist and interdisciplinary health care, particularly its impact on and importance to underserved populations. NPCW’s goal is to engage physicians-in-training, students across the health care spectrum, and the general population on the indispensable role of primary care in our health care system.

How can you participate?

  1. During NPCW, participate in national webinars held Monday, October 6 through Friday, October 10, 2014. Organize a lunch lecture at your campus to participate virtually in the webinar. Topics, speakers, and schedule of webinars will be available shortly.
  2. Plan a movie matinee. Videos can generate awareness about communities with limited access to primary care and will also educate those who are interested in working in Health Professional Shortage Areas.
  3. Organize a health fair on your campus or in your community during NPCW. Provide information on food and nutrition, health promotion, and disease prevention.
  4. Set up a photo booth on your school campus during NPCW. A primary care photo booth provides a fun, but also impactful message about why students, clinicians, and primary care supporters are passionate about the field.
  5. Create your own event at your school, using the Programming Menu displayed below or Events in a Box offered by National Health Service Corps. These are some great events to plan and topics to discuss with your fellow classmates in relation to primary care.
  6. Collaborate with local ambassadors from National Health Service Corps to participate in National Corps Community Day events during NPCW. Find an event near you.
  7. Come up with your own project/event. AMSA has put together tools and resources to help you put together a rock solid NPCW!

2014 NPCW Schedule

  • Monday, October 6
    -12-1pm EST webinar with Brian Forrest, MD of Access Healthcare speaking on the Direct Primary Care model for delivery of care to an underserved population.
    View the webinar recording here
  • Tuesday, October 7
    -12:15-1pm EST webinar with James Plumb, MD MPH of Thomas Jefferson University’s Center for Urban Health speaking about the urban underserved and homeless populations of Philadelphia.
  • Wednesday, October 8
    -7-8pm EST webinar with Heather Alva, MS3, speaking about her experiences as a patient, volunteer, and medical student.
  • Thursday, October 9
    NHSC’s Corps Community Day
    -12-1pm EST webinar with Adrian Billings, MD, NHSC Scholar Alumni and member of the NHSC National Advisory Council, speaking on his experiences in a rural border health practice
    -7-8pm EST AAFP-hosted webinar with Robert Wergin, MD, AAFP president-elect speaking about his rural practice and his work with AAFP
    -8pm EST Panel Discussion and Facebook chat event with NHSC at facebook.com/nationalhealthservicecorps
  • Friday, October 10
    -12-1pm EST Introduction to Remote Area Medical with Stan Brock, Founder of Remote Area Medical. Chapters are encouraged to screen the six foot chipmunk documentary about RAM for their members. Click here for flyer on how to schedule a screening event. For more information go to RAMUSA.ORG.
  • Saturday, October 11
    -Chapters, feature your service projects (clinics, health fairs, etc) in your local underserved communities.

2014 NPCW Webinar Details

  • Topic: Direct Primary Care webinar, Brian Forrest, MD
    View the webinar recording here
  • Topic: Urban Underserved webinar, James Plumb, MD, MPH
    Date and Time:
    Tuesday, October 7, 2014 12:15 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
    Event number: 293 347 781
    Event address for attendees: https://amsaevents.webex.com/amsaevents/onstage/g.php?d=293347781&t=a
    Event password: Web1234
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    Audio conference information
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    Call-in toll number (US/Canada): 1-650-479-3208
    Access code: 293 347 781
  • Topic: American Resident Project webinar, Heather Alva, MS3
    Date and Time:
    Wednesday, October 8, 2014 7:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
    Event number: 579 419 086
    Event address for attendees: https://amsaorg.webex.com/amsaorg/j.php?MTID=m27939364943bde154e3ace0cad8612c2
    Event password: Web1234
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    Audio conference information
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    Call-in toll number (US/Canada): 1-650-479-3208
    Access code: 295 250 307
  • Topic: NHSC webinar on border health, Adrian Billings, MD
    Date and Time:
    Thursday, October 9, 2014 12:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
    Event number: 295 632 498
    Event address for attendees: https://amsaevents.webex.com/amsaevents/onstage/g.php?d=295632498&t=a
    Event password: Web1234
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    Audio conference information
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    Call-in toll number (US/Canada): 1-650-479-3208
    Access code: 295 632 498
  • Topic: AAFP webinar on rural health, Robert Wergin, MD
    Date and Time:
    Thursday, October 9, 2014 7:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
    Event number: 296 296 944
    Event address for attendees: https://amsaevents.webex.com/amsaevents/onstage/g.php?d=296296944&t=a
    Event password: Web1234
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    Audio conference information
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    Call-in toll number (US/Canada): 1-650-479-3208
    Access code: 296 296 944
  • Topic: Remote Area Medical Webinar, Stan Brock
    Date and Time:
    Friday, October 10, 2014 12:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
    Event number: 299 229 829
    Event address for attendees: https://amsaevents.webex.com/amsaevents/onstage/g.php?d=299229829&t=a
    Event password: Web1234
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    Audio conference information
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    Call-in toll number (US/Canada): 1-650-479-3208
    Access code: 299 229 829

Source: http://www.amsa.org/AMSA/Homepage/Events/NPCW.aspx

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