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Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2017

A healthy way to support your KAFP-Foundation 

KAFP-Foundation

The KAFP-Foundation supports many programs and scholarships for Kansas family medicine residents and medical students.  You can enjoy a Saturday of being active, enjoy breakfast and perhaps even win a prize while supporting a worthy cause! Join us for our 3rd year for Let’s Move, Kansas run/walk -  OCTOBER 14, 2017 at Sedgwick County Park, Wichita, Kansas.

Residents and medical students receive $5 off registration for  with promo code 5OFF.

Register as a team for Let's Move, Kansas run/walk and receive a $3 discount per team member! Create or join a team when you register online.

New! Chris Cakes breakfast (pancakes with link pork sausage and orange drink) for all participants. Additional breakfast tickets can be purchased on site for $5 each.

Proceeds will be used to inspire medical students to select family medicine  as their specialty and to support residents who have made that choice.  

If your hospital/clinic/company is interested in being a sponsor for this event, please email Michelle Corkins or call 316-721-9005 for more information. 

Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2017

Volunteer as FDOD for 2018 Legislative Session

KAFP

It is not too early to sign up to serve as Family Doctor of the Day (FDOD) for the 2018 legislative session. Each year during the legislative session, KAFP organizes for a volunteer to serve as the "Family Doctor of the Day” at the state capitol.  In preparation for the 2018 legislative session, KAFP is recruiting volunteers to serve. All KAFP members with a Kansas license (including residents) are eligible to volunteer.   View the calendar of dates, read more about the program, and complete the volunteer form online today!”

Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2017

Calling all mentors

KAFP-Foundation

It is rewarding to see students excited about family medicine! Volunteer as a mentor for the Faces in Family Medicine (FIFM) program and be rewarded.  This program pairs medical and pre-med students with a practicing family physician for mentoring throughout the academic year. We currently have a total of 46 students signed up and 20 mentors. We need more mentors! Please consider being a mentor and and sign up today by completing this online form. 

The ultimate goal is to expose students to the many different, energetic, vibrant, and authentic faces of family medicine, and promote the selection of family medicine as their specialty.

This program has two major components:

  1. Group Mentorship Dinners will be hosted for each campus (free to students and mentors).  Mentors will rotate around the room from table to table, “speed dating” style, sharing their face of the specialty.
  2. One-on-One Mentoring pairs students and mentors for conversations throughout the academic school year. 

Learn more about FIFM on our website, or contact Michelle Corkins at mcorkins@kafponline.org.

Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2017

 
Don't miss KSA Group Learning on Preventive Care

KAFP

Join us this fall at one of these locations for the Knowledge Self Assessment (KSA Group Learning Session): Preventive Care. Registration is now open for two locations. Don't miss this opportunity! See below for details.

Friday, September 29, 2017: 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Olathe Health Education Center, 21201 W 152nd St, Olathe, KS 66061

OR                    

Friday, October 13, 2017: 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Marriott Hotel, 9100 Corporate Hills Drive, Wichita, KS 67207

KSA seating is limited. Register onlineQuestions about registration? Contact Karen at 316-721-9005 or karen@kafponilne.org If you have questions about the new format contact the ABFM at 877-223-7437.

This Live activity, KAFP Preventive Medicine KSA Group Learning Sessions, from 09/29/2017 - 10/13/2017, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to  8.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2017

Immunizations Q & A

IAC Express

August is Immunization Awareness Month. The following questions and answers have all been published previously as a Question of the Week in 2017 issues of IAC Express and may be of particular interest. Enjoy!

 

Q: Is there any contraindication to administering Tdap vaccine and Rhogam at the same time to a pregnant woman?

A: No. Tdap is an inactivated vaccine and may be administered at the same time as Rhogam (in a separate site with a separate syringe).


Q: Mom comes in with her 19-month-old. She reports that her (the mother’s) sibling has a history of a severe reaction to pertussis vaccine in the mid-1990s. Now mom is reluctant to give her child pertussis vaccine although the child received Pediarix (DTaP-HepB-IPV, GlaxoSmithKline) 2 months ago without incident. Should we be concerned about the mother’s family history of a severe reaction to pertussis vaccine?

A family history of a neurologic disorder or reaction to a pertussis-containing vaccine is not a contraindication to vaccination of this child. The child should receive additional DTaP doses as indicated in the catch-up schedule.



Q: A dose of Kinrix (DTaP-IPV; GSK) should have been administered to a 4-year-old, but Pentacel (DTaP-IPV/Hib; Sanofi Pasteur) was administered instead. Does the dose of DTaP count? Yes. The DTaP in the Pentacel can be counted. Although Pentacel is licensed as a 4-dose series and this may represent a fifth dose of Pentacel (in which case it would be off-label use), the dose of DTaP counts as the fifth dose of DTaP. 



Q: Are there recommendations for administering Tdap when Td is not available? 

A: If Td is indicated but unavailable, Tdap should be administered in place of Td, including persons who previously received Tdap. 


Read more at http://www.immunize.org/express/issue1321.asp

Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2017

Wellness Webinars for farm and ranch women

AgriSafe

Please share this interesting 30 minute webinar with patients who are women farmers and ranchers to learn how to incorporate simple steps to stay well.

Presentations will be given by: Carolyn Sheridan, Farmer and AgriSafe Clinical Director

Carolyn is a course instructor for agricultural health, a trained nurse but most importantly a farmer. She grew up and worked on an Iowa dairy farm with four siblings. She currently lives ten miles from her childhood home where she farms with her husband. The opportunity to be an active farmer is very important to Carolyn. She feels this ongoing connection with farming helps her to understand the life of women farmers and ranchers.

Aug

31

 

Wellness for Farm and Ranch Women
Time: 7:30 - 8:00 p.m. Central
AgriSafe Network
866.312.3002
nroy@agrisafe.org

Sep

5

 

Sep

7

Wellness for Farm and Ranch Women
Time: 12:00 - 12:30 p.m. Central
AgriSafe Network
866.312.3002
nroy@agrisafe.org

 

 

Wellness for Farm and Ranch Women
Time: 12:00 - 12:30 p.m. Central
AgriSafe Network
866.312.3002
nroy@agrisafe.org

Link to register:  https://attendee.gototraining.com/rt/3095783124708649985

 

Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2017

Rob Freelove MD and KAFP staff to present at KPHA Conference

KPHA

You are invited to attend the 74th annual Kansas Public Health Association (KPHA) Conference "It's Time to Activate" in Manhattan, Kansas on October 10-11 at the Hilton Garden Inn. The sessions will focus on many public health issues important to Kansas.

KAFP member Robert Freelove MD will be a panelist for the keynote presentation A Journey to Population Health and Value Based Care discussing current evidence based best practices related to MACRA, MIPS and value-based care.

KAFP Tobacco Control Coordinator Tara Nolen MPH will present a breakout session The People's Voice: Developing Solutions to Reduce Tobacco Disparities with Targeted Community Members. And Kim Neufeld, KAFP Toboacco Control Coordinator, will present her poster Establishing a Medical Advisory Council to Maximize Coalition Impact and Reach.

For more information visit : www.wichita.edu/conferences/kpha

Click HERE to view the brochure

Click HERE to register online

Posted on Monday, August 14, 2017

FIFM volunteers needed

KAFP-Foundation

KAFP members are invited to volunteer as a mentor in the Faces in Family Medicine (FIFM) program.  This program pairs medical and pre-med students with a practicing family physician for mentoring throughout the academic year. We currently have a total of 37 students signed up and 17 mentors. We need more mentors! Please consider being a mentor and and sign up today by completing this online form.

The ultimate goal is to expose students to the many different, energetic, vibrant, and authentic faces of family medicine, and promote the selection of family medicine as their specialty.

This program has two major components:

  1. Group Mentorship Dinners will be hosted for each campus (free to students and mentors).  Mentors will rotate around the room from table to table, “speed dating” style, sharing their face of the specialty.
  2. One-on-One Mentoring pairs students and mentors for conversations throughout the academic school year. 

Learn more about FIFM on our website, or contact Michelle Corkins at mcorkins@kafponline.org.

Posted on Monday, August 14, 2017

 
KSA: Preventive Care registration open: Sept. 29 (Olathe) or Oct. 13 (Wichita)

KAFP

Join us this fall at one of these locations for the Knowledge Self Assessment (KSA Group Learning Session): Preventive Care. Registration is now open for two locations. Don't miss this opportunity! See below for details.

Friday, September 29, 2017: 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Olathe Health Education Center, 21201 W 152nd St, Olathe, KS 66061

OR                    

Friday, October 13, 2017: 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Marriott Hotel, 9100 Corporate Hills Drive, Wichita, KS 67207

KSA seating is limited. Register onlineQuestions about registration? Contact Karen at 316-721-9005 or karen@kafponilne.org If you have questions about the new format contact the ABFM at 877-223-7437.

This Live activity, KAFP Preventive Medicine KSA Group Learning Sessions, from 09/29/2017 - 10/13/2017, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to  8.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Posted on Monday, August 14, 2017

 Join a team & receive a discount

KAFP-Foundation

Register as a team for Let's Move, Kansas run/walk and receive a $3 discount per team member! Create or join a team when you register online. We currently have six teams: AOA Ortho, Health ICT, Dr. Carol A. Johnson, Montoya FP, WFMR and VCFM. The largest team wins a trophy and bragging rights!

Join us for our 3rd year for Let’s Move, Kansas run/walk -  OCTOBER 14, 2017 at Sedgwick County Park, Wichita, Kansas.

Residents and medical students receive $5 off registration for  with promo code 5OFF.

New! Chris Cakes breakfast (pancakes with link pork sausage and orange drink) for all participants. Additional breakfast tickets can be purchased on site for $5 each.

Proceeds will be used to inspire medical students to select family medicine  as their specialty and to support residents who have made that choice.  

If your hospital/clinic/company is interested in being a sponsor for this event, please email Michelle Corkins or call 316-721-9005 for more information. 

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