Dr. Dawson installed as vice president of La. Academy of Family Physicians
Dr. Mark Dawson was installed as vice president of the Louisiana Academy of Family Physicians (LAFP) during its 63rd Annual Assembly conference on July 1-4 in Destin, Florida, at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Approximately 70 family physicians from Louisiana and various states participated in this continuing medical education conference.
The 2010-2011 officers were installed by the American Academy of Family Physicians President, Dr. Lori Heim from North Carolina.
Dr. Alan L. LeBato of Lake Charles became the 63rd President of the LAFP. Dr. LeBato is an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital in Lake Charles, La. He is a 1983 graduate of LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport. He completed his residency at the W.O. Moss Regional Family Practice Residency, where he served as chief resident in his third year. Dr. LeBato has been active in the American Academy of Family Physicians and is a Diplomate and Fellow of the American Board of Family Medicine.
Many renowned speakers presented up-to-the-minute information on a broad range of health topics. Subjects to be covered in this four-day session are very important to family physicians striving to provide optimum health care for their patients. Physicians earned up to 26.5 hours of continuing medical education at this year’s conference, making this an important medical education meeting for family physicians.
Headquartered in Baton Rouge, LA., the LAFP is a voluntary association providing leadership and support to Louisiana’s family physicians. It is composed of 1,500 members, representing family physicians, family medicine residents and medical students from around the state. All members of the LAFP must complete a minimum of 150 hours of accredited continuing medical education every three years. by phone at (225) 923-3313.