Emirates Family Medicine Society 2018 Conference’s Scientific Partner, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) is one of the largest international medical organizations.
Until October 3, 1971, it was known as the American Academy of General Practice. The name was changed in order to more accurately reflect the changing nature of primary health care.
The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) was founded in 1947 to promote and maintain high quality standards for family doctors who are providing continuing comprehensive health care to the public.
Other major purposes of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) include:
Want to learn more about the history of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and family medicine? The Center for the History of Family Medicine (CHFM)(www.aafpfoundation.org) is the primary repository of information and resources on the history and evolution of general practice, family practice and the specialty of family medicine in the United States.