The NCAFP 2023 Calendar

All NCAFP events, activities, and important dates in 2023 are listed below.

Return to this page periodically, since we'll add new resources, images, and information as we develop these events.

The Event:

Make plans to be in Asheville from Nov. 30 – Dec. 3, 2023, when your NCAFP marks its 75th Anniversary! From start to finish, we will celebrate and honor the specialty of Family Medicine (and you!) during the 2023 Winter Family Physicians Weekend. Hosted at the Omni Grove Park Inn, the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain setting makes this highly anticipated conference even more rewarding and fun for everyone. 

Don’t worry; it won’t be all work and no play! This annual conference also promises plenty of surprises (and lots of fun!) to commemorate our diamond jubilee. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to celebrate and learn with colleagues and friends. Watch your email and the conference page for more details and links for online registration opening this summer! We can’t wait to celebrate this milestone anniversary with you! 

Please contact Kathryn Atkinson, CMP, Director of CME & Events, at with any questions.

Thursday, Nov. 30 – Sunday, Dec. 3, 2023
Omni Grove Park Inn | Asheville, NC
Approximately 30 credits

The Family Medicine Experience (FMX) combines the professional training, personal community, and exclusive experience that members around the country anticipate every year! It happens in tandem with the AAFP Congress of Delegates but brings even more full-bore fun.

FMX unveiled its roster of four keynote speakers: Dr. Steven P. Furr, the Olympian Allyson Felix, Dr. Wendy Dean, and Dr. Frank Domino. They each bring their own hard-earned insights to cap days full of specialized tracks of clinical innovation and career resources.

Learn all about the 2023 offerings!

The Congress of Delegates (COD) is the Academy's policy-making body. Its membership consists of two delegates and two alternates from each constituent chapter and from the member constituencies including new physicians, residents, students, and other constituency groups represented at the National Conference of Constituency Leaders. During the meeting, the Congress agenda includes addresses from AAFP officers, resolutions from chapters, and reports from the Board of Directors and commissions.

NCAFP leaders attend the Congress of Delegates to attend and learn from the five reference committees: Advocacy, Education, Health of the Public and Science, Organization and Finance, and Practice Enhancement. Learn more from the AAFP!

We’re grateful to have you at the NC Academy of Family Physicians!

Your membership renewal includes paying the annual dues and reporting your CME, but it’s also a commitment to our unique medical specialty, its improved practice, and its future in North Carolina.

To pay your dues:

  • Pay directly through AAFP, and then select auto-renewal so you won’t have to juggle renewal dates next year. Or you can choose the monthly instalment option to manage the cost over time.
  • Pay by phone by calling the AAFP at 1-800-274-2237.
  • Mail your dues check to the AAFP at 11400 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Leawood, KS 66211. Make the check payable to AAFP, and be sure to include your membership number on the check. 

To report your CME: call the AAFP at (800) 274-2237 or email them at! 

What counts as CME? You can check our overview of required CME along with the full AAFP guide. Here are several options:

  • Medical seminars or conferences
  • Lecture series
  • Teaching
  • Independent examination preparation
  • Programs for other health care professionals of education interest to family physicians 
    informal self-study activities
  • Other CME options

The Event:

Save the date and place! More details are coming sooon!

Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2023 

UNC Family Medicine Center
Approximately 1.5 credits

The AAFP's National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students is the premier primary care conference for family medicine residents and medical students who want to explore all the specialty has to offer.

This annual weekend gives future family physicians the resources they need:

  • Live workshops and clinics
  • Procedural courses
  • Exhibits from residency programs, medical missions, and employers

The 2023 conference takes place July 27-29 in Kansas City, MO. Learn more about the event!

The NCAFP offers a variety of programs and opportunities to medical students. Their primary goal is to give students community-based medical experience away from their academic settings, and so these programs can offer a travel stipend to help off-set commuting and other related costs you may incur due to your placement site.

Interested medical students should reach out to Perry Price, Manager of Workforce Initiatives at  Students interested in multiple programs are permitted to apply for more than one. The NCAFP typically sends participation offers in March and officially confirms all participants by early April. Once selected, students will be matched to Family Medicine preceptors who will help direct their externship's daily activities.

Learn more about joining our NCAFP summer programs here!

Here are the dates of our 2023 summer programs:

  • Western NC Rural Health Externship – June 5-16
  • Concord NC Rural Health Experience – July 10-21
  • 4-week Externships - various dates throughout Summer 2023

The annual Family Medicine Advocacy Summit joins our leaders with their national counterparts to discuss the issues, advocacy, and tactics that could shape the future of our specialty. The conference coordinates Family Medicine leaders with one another and also enables direct lobbying to members of Congress, to influence and inform the policies that affect family physicians and their patients.

The 2023 Advocacy Summit takes place May 22-23 at the Hyatt Regency Washington in Washington, DC. Learn more from the AAFP's guide to the event: its education, opportunities, and importance are why we attend!

The NCCL is the AAFP’s leadership development event that empowers a select group of change makers to catalyze positive change in Family Medicine. Our staff and executive board members attend each year to better serve key consituencies within the family physicians we serve:

  • Women
  • Minorities
  • New physicians (practicing within the their first seven years after residency)
  • International medical graduates (IMG) from schools outside the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico
  • LGBTQ+ physicians and physician allies

The 2023 NCCL occurs April 18-20 in Kansas City, MO. To learn more about the formation and commitment to consituent groups, learn more from the AAFP's in-depth guide.


The ACLF is a time when the NCAFP joins with other state chapters to focus on new ways to address the issues affecting all our members, all by engaging in important dialogue with counterparts around the country. It's where our staff and board members gain valuable takeaways from colleagues and refine their leadership skills.

The 2023 ACLF occurs April 18-20 in Kansas City, MO. To learn more, review the full AAFP guide to the Forum.

The Event:

Your NCAFP is super excited to offer a cool and convenient summertime CME opportunity this June! Designed with flexibility in mind, the virtual webcast is sure to fit your busy schedule, allowing you to join in from anywhere. This year’s Virtual Summer Symposium is scheduled for Saturday, June 24, 2023, from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm, with a pre-conference KSA workshop on Friday evening, June 23, 2023, to kick things off. Both days combined are set to serve up to 16 Live AAFP Prescribed Credits! 

Plan to spend time with us as you expand your clinical knowledge and stay up to date with practical and valuable information that you will begin using immediately. Review the complete schedule, session learning objectives, and guest speaker bios, and submit your online registration at 

Friday, June 23, 2023 - Virtual Pre-Conference KSA
Saturday, June 24, 2023 - Virtual Summer Symposium

From your favorite location! 
All together: Approved for up to 16 Live AAFP Prescribed Credits! 

The Event

Virtual learners earned two AAFP prescribed credits from Dr. Steven Prakken's seminars, which broadened physicians’ expertise in treating complex pain through training and consultation.

Tuesday, May 2, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
or Saturday, May 6, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

The Event:

Each year, NCAFP members and staff meet with their representatives at the North Carolina General Assembly to advocate for the profession of Family Medicine. This year's White Coat Wednesday occurred April 19.

The Event Recap:

"Relationship-building to support informed healthcare policy for North Carolina guided White Coat Wednesday and its planning. “We’re wanting to build long-term relationships,” NCAFP Executive Vice President Greg Griggs told members." Read more!

The Event Photos


Key updates on NCAFP Advocacy, Cancer Screening in Women, Contraception Options, and Healthcare in the 4th Trimester were provided at this fun and unique NCAFP learning opportunity in Charlotte. Special thanks to Dr. Jewell Carr for her leadership as Program Chair. Watch for similar casual and convenient programs coming to your region soon! 

The Event:

Family Medicine Day introduces medical students to North Carolina's diverse array of family medicine residency training programs.

The Event Recap:

"During Family Medicine Day, medical students from across North Carolina joined together for a full day of hands-on clinical training, residency interview prep, and face-to-face conversation with our North Carolina Family Medicine residency programs.  Many of the attendees were first- or second-year students experiencing these training courses and interacting with our residency programs for the first time, which made their attendance even more important." Read more!

The Event Photos

The Event Overview:

The seminar is themed around Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) and will include terrific networking, regional collaboration, and CME credit.

The Event Recap:

"During the Academic Summit, academic faculty from Family Medicine residency programs and medical schools from around the state taught and discussed best practice applications of Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS), shared curriculum guidance for training residents, and discussed what it really means to learn and teach in a collaborative." Read more!

The Event Photos