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2021 Annual Schedule-at-a-Glance.docx
2021 Annual Mtg Reg Form.pdf
Omni Richmond Hotel is the host hotel.
A city of historical significance, Richmond is also known for its beautiful architecture, the impressive James River with category III and IV rapids, and its natural beauty and parks for hiking and biking as well as bird watching and horseback riding.
See the church where Patrick Henry delivered his inspiring call to arms "Give me liberty or give me death!". Depending on local pandemic restrictions, you may see the capital of the Confederacy and appreciate the historical architectural statement of Thomas Jefferson in designing the Virginia State Capitol building.
Interesting museums abound, craft breweries and eateries that have placed this delightful destination city on the map and are just outside the meeting hotel's doors!
Optional tours and activities provide attendees the chance to explore the Richmond area and become immersed in its history. These will be available with a separate registration beginning on June 30.
Continuing Medical Education and Aviation Education and Safety highlights include:
Human Trafficking up close and personal, presented with first-hand knowledge and insights -- this session will include lunch on Monday and is among the most timely of topics for everyone.
Medicine and Art-two local Virginia Commonwealth University faculty share their experiences in the application of art in medical treatment. They relate the link of art to patient healing and physician development.
AsMA Exchange Speaker and Director of the FAA Civil Aerospace Medical Institute on commercial space flight crew and passenger screening
NTSB Vice-chair updates on GA accidents and staying alive
The US State Department Director of Operational Medicine discusses complex medical evacuation operations and biocontainment transport
GA long-distance world record holder describes the planning and adventures of his around-the-world-over-both-poles in a homebuilt single-engine aircraft
Medical and scientific presentations in a broad range of topics of importance to physician-pilots, AMEs, physicians treating pilot-patients, and physicians preparing for missions, from stem cells to transfusions, geriatric patient controlled substance issues to pregnancy.
Virginia State Capitol Building designed by Thomas Jefferson and site of the Saturday evening Welcome Reception
Social Highlights of the Annual Meeting include:
OPTIONAL Activities and Tours (extra charge):
The optional activities and tours will be finalized and managed with a separate registration beginning June 30.
The FPA is committed to full support and compliance with local, county, state and national pandemic recommendations and mandates. Tours and social events are being finalized in cooperation with local authorities and governmental regulations.
Immediate Past President Ted Stransky and Right Front Seaters (RFS) chair, Ana Stransky oversee the social and tours activities. She is pictured following a reenactment of Patrick Henry's historic 1775 American Revolution proclamation at the St. John's Church
OPTIONAL Afternoon Tours for Flying Physicians, Right Front Seaters, family members, friends and guests attending the 66th Annual Meeting.
Discovering and exploring the historic and diverse attractions of a vibrant city that gave voice to the new colonies, a city that has played an influential role in the shaping and destiny of the nation since it was established.
MONDAY AFTERNOON - Board transportation after the Monday scientific session and lunch and see from the comfort of the motorcoach the historic sites throughout Richmond. It's the "overview" of a city past and present. A knowledgeable guide leads the tour, answering questions and providing insights.
TUESDAY AFTERNOON -- Shuttle service begins at 12:15 pm and continues until everyone is transported from the Omni Hotel to Historic St. John's Church for this exceptional private group event.
Lunch for the group will be available in the Parish Hall with time to visit and relax after the morning session.
From lunch the group will move into the church for the highly acclaimed re-enactment of the Second Virginia Convention. You will be part of this convention -- hearing the professional actors bringing Thomas Jefferson, George Washington and Patrick Henry, among others, to life. Listen to the debates and the arguments as they reached the powerful decision that changed the course of America's history! It's truly history experienced live, up close and personally.
Following the re-enactment, questions and answers, the group will be led in small group by guides through the first public cemetery in Richmond -- relaying the stories of the famous and the infamous -- the citizens who lived in the area, celebrated or long-forgotten.
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON -- This is 'your' day to explore the activity that most appeals to you. Richmond has so much to offer that it is a question of what not to do! The planners encourage everyone to make plans.
Consider options from Whitewater Rafting through downtown Richmond (no other American city offers this!), visiting Hollywood Cemetery on the St. James River banks, the Valentine Museum, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Virginia History and
Culture Museum, the Edgar Allen Poe Home, Maymont, the incredible Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, the local craft breweries, the St. James River Plantations near Charles City, the Shirley Vineyard Winery Restaurant.....the list goes on.
THURSDAY AFTERNOON -- The first shuttle begins at 1:15 pm with the FPA group moving between two sites: The White House of the Confederacy and the historic Tredegar Iron Works. They offer to everyone a personal time in the executive mansion used by Jefferson Davis and his family from 1861-65, and imagining life in the era. Informative docents lead the small groups on the tour.
Tredegar Iron Works is now an award-winning 30,000 square foot museum that is best seen with the experienced guides -- with two galleries for permanent and rotating exhibits. There are generally over 500 artifacts on display.
2022 ANNUAL MEETING
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND 2022
May 28 - 31, 2022
FRENCH LICK SPRINGS, INDIANA
A Classic American Resort and Hotels
Established in 1845, with the current spa wing built in 1901, French Lick Springs Hotel seamlessly blends its fascinating history with modern amenities and services. Family-friendly activities and facilities make this an ideal destination for the 2022 Flying Physicians Association Annual Meeting. Earn CME and enjoy a relaxing getaway. This classic American hotel has something everyone can enjoy; whether it’s golf, spa, bowling, hiking, biking, swimming or shopping.
When you touch down at French Lick Airport (KFRH), you’re taking off on a getaway that combines big-city attractions with small-town charm and convenience. Just a few minutes from the airport with resort pick up!
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French Lick Resort includes two colossal historic hotels worth exploring all on their own, plus revered Pete Dye and Donald Ross courses that are on every golfer’s bucket list, French Lick Casino with your favorite table games and slots, two world-class spas, kids’ activities and plenty more attractions year-round.
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