Issue 144 | July 2021

IPFCC Portal is Now Live
Don’t forget to sign up for the IPFCC Portal! Stay connected with IPFCC’s latest news, events, and resources! The Portal will make it easier for you to learn about and register for IPFCC events, access and update your contact information, and more. Check your email from July 29 for our invitation to register and login! If you did not receive this email, please let us know by emailing Natasha Reed,
Remembering Jim Conway
It is with great sadness that we inform you that Jim Conway died on July 14, 2021. Jim was a talented and committed senior leader in health care. He was a man with great integrity who had a deep understanding for patient- and family-centered care. He inspired patients, families, and other leaders around the world to bring about transformational change in health care. He was a wonderful friend to IPFCC and he will be greatly missed. For further information, visit here.
IPFCC Events
Upcoming Webinar

Better Together: Recommitting to Family Presence
Wednesday, August 25, 2021, Noon ET
Join us to learn about current efforts and resources in the US and Canada focused on recommitting to family presence and recognizing families as essential care partners.
IPFCC at Work
Recognition for IPFCC Faculty

Julie Ginn Moretz, a family leader, Chief Experience Officer, and AVP for Patient- and Family-Centered Care at the Center for Patients and Families, Augusta University Medical Center in Augusta, GA, recently completed a 3-year term as the first public representative to serve on the Association of Departments of Family Medicine (ADFM) Board of Directors. Bryant Campbell, a patient leader and Equity Officer with the State of Oregon, has been selected to succeed her on the ADFM Board. Both Julie and Bryant have served as faculty members at IPFCC seminars in past years. 
Resources and Opportunities
The Impact of Restrictions on Family Presence
In a recent issue of Forbes, infectious disease specialist and author Judy Stone shares her personal story and those of another family to highlight the suffering caused by restrictions on family presence. Stone says that the restrictions could be justified early in the COVID pandemic but now are “senseless.” Citing other physicians who have also urged that the restrictions be changed, Stone ends her article by saying, “We need a more humane policy that evolves with science.” Read the article.
Recordings from IPFCC Past Webinars & Informal Conversations

“Reflecting on Inclusion, Diversity, Race, and Health Equity”
May 11th, noon ET

Other COVID specific webinar recordings are available here. If you missed previous webinars, you can access all the recordings here.

If you missed previous Informal Conversations, we encourage you to listen to the recordings and access materials/slides at PFCC.Connect Library. Not a member? Join PFCC.Connect today!