The AAPCE was founded in 2006 for the purpose of making gastrointestinal endoscopy more accessible to most Americans as well as for improving the overall health of our patients. To this end we strive to provide support and ongoing training for our members as well as encourage endoscopy training in primary care residencies.
In our first year, we sponsored a quality, evidence-based GI endoscopy seminar and have expanded this CME offering for 2008. We are planning several CME meetings for 2009. Our members' listserve has been an invaluable platform for discussing intriguing and unusual cases with other members.
Our founding president, Dr Bill Coleman, is a family physician who performed gastrointestinal endoscopy for over 30 years and was a past president of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
The AAPCE has the potential to be a vital part of improving health care in our country and we welcome the involvement of primary care physicians who perform or wish to perform gastrointestinal endoscopy.
Members will be added to the list serve discussion group upon acceptance into the association.
If membership is declined for any reason, you will be notified by email and your payment will be refunded.