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Networking and Optional Events

Conference Welcome Reception: Thursday, January 26; 5:30-6:30 pm
Catch up with old friends and meet new conference attendees at this fun networking event!  

STFM Collaborative Meetings: Friday, January 27; 7:15-8:15 am (with breakfast)

  • Medical Student Education Collaborative
  • Medical Student Education Academic Coordinators and Administrators Collaborative

Dine-Around Night: Friday, January 27; 6:30 pm
Join your conference friends and colleagues for a fun dining experience on Friday night. A variety of restaurant options will be available in downtown New Orleans.  Sign-up sheets will be posted at the conference registration desk. Participants are responsible for meal costs.

Musical Entertainment by the “STFM Editors Band”:  Friday, January 27;  8–10 pm
After a three-year pandemic-induced break from the stage, The Editors are back to perform for the 2023 MSE Conference! Please join us for an evening of music and fun inspired by New Orleans. We will debut new covers and bring back old favorites.  Be ready to dance and sing along!

Morning Yoga Wellness ClassSaturday, January 28; 6:45–7:30 am
Move Ya Brass Krewe” is a fun and funky fitness program from New Orleans. You come to our group fitness classes as a stranger, but you leave as family. Our mission is to promote a happy, positive and healthy lifestyle and to encourage celebration of our daily lives by taking you off the sidelines and into a New Orleans second line! End or start your day with a stress relieving, soulful stretch with your option of Stretch Ya Brass, our group stretch classes with a combination of Yoga and music for your soul.  Towels will be provided for floor stretches, and personal yoga mats are welcomed
(No Fee; Class size is limited to 40 participants; pre-registration is required.)

Wellness Breaks –“Mind/Body/Spirit Stretch”
Afternoons on Friday, January 27 and Saturday, January 28
Anthony Fleg, MD, MPH, University of New Mexico and Running Medicine (, Albuquerque, NM

Optional Evening Event – New Orleans Ghost Tour:  Saturday, January 28  7–9 pm
New Orleans Haunted Cemetery Bus Tour: This tour visits a cemetery at night and also explores the city’s historic haunted neighborhoods. This two-hour bus tour makes several stops that allow guests to explore the city and search for the paranormal. Attendees can enjoy a cocktail or beer at our bar stop while we search for paranormal activity. Your tour guide will lead the way with an EMF Reader and explain how to use them to search for paranormal activity. Feel free to bring your own meter and share your findings with us! 

Fee: $50; Limit: 28 pre-registration is required.

Note: STFM reserves the right to cancel this activity 48-hours prior to the start date if the event does not reach our minimum required registration. STFM will issue a full refund if the event is cancelled. No other refunds will be issued before or after the event. Attendees wishing to purchase additional tickets may do so by contacting the STFM office at 800-274-7928.

STFM Foundation Fun Run and Walk: Sunday, January 29;  7 am
Socialize with colleagues, get some exercise, and raise money for the STFM Foundation at the Fun Run/Walk!  Special thanks to Tulane University School of Medicine for their sponsorship of this event.

The STFM Foundation supports programs that build our academic pipeline. We suggest a $50 donation from participants, which helps the Foundation provide scholarships to students to attend this conference.  If you would like to make a donation to the STFM Foundation to help develop the next generation of family medicine faculty, please sign up on the conference registration form. You do not have to donate to participate. 

NEW FOR 2023—COORD Track sets a faster pace!
The 2023 STFM Medical Student Education Conference is proud to host the 10th Annual Academic Coordinators and Administrators Track, aka “COORD” track.  We continue to acknowledge and support that behind every program and medical student is a Coordinator and/or Administrator that helped achieve success. 

In 2007, the official COORD track was created and this group’s philanthropic efforts, education and benefits amongst Coordinators and Administrators group membership has gained momentum and has been trailblazing within STFM and MSE community since 1995.  To continue in that progress, STFM is excited to provide a dedicated educational space specifically for the Academic Coordinators and Administrators Collaborative.  The late Mrs. Joyce Jeardeau, former Co-Chair of the ACAC, longtime STFM member, MSE advocate, colleague, friend, and mother advocated for this change, and it has become a portion of her legacy within the collaborative. 

This “COORD” track is designed for all Academic Coordinators, Administrators, and/or Managers to provide education from peers, mentorship in your role, networking opportunities, problem-solving skills, and to provide opportunities for professional growth while ensuring relevant and interesting topics specific to the Academic Coordinator/Administrator role.  Please email Melissa Owens at for any questions. 


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