Local physician, Dr. James H. Allen, MD, of Brady attended the Texas Academy of Family Physicians’ (TAFP) 2001 C. Frank Webber Lectureship and Interim Session meeting in Austin on March 9-11. The meeting is one of two annual TAFP conferences at which members conduct academy business, confer with their colleagues and augment their skills by learning about contemporary treatment methods in the delivery of health care to their patients. The TAFP board of directors convened during the meeting to develop and refine policies intended to facilitate better care for patients across Texas. In donating his time, Dr. Allen continues to support TAFP in its mission to help family physicians to improve the health of patients, and to advance and represent the speciality of family practice. The Frank C. Webber Lectureship addressed various topics ranging from pain management to dermatology and was presented by some of the nation’s leading medical authorities. Dr. Allen earned up to 8.5 hours of accredited continuing medical education, which counts towards the 150 hours required every three years of all TAFP members. The state’s largest medical specialty organization, TAFP, promotes and assures the maintenance of high-quality health care. The academy has 31 local chapters and is a chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians. It provides continuing medical education to more than 7,000 physicians statewide while giving members a unified voice for family medicine. The academy continues to be one of the most patient-and-public-health-focused groups in Texas.