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Posted on Monday, October 16, 2017

Residents and students invited to attend Advocacy Afternoon on November 8

This is a free event


Attention all residents and students, don’t miss this opportunity to become more involved with advocating for your specialty – family medicine. KAFP is hosting an Advocacy Afternoon  from 1 to 4:30 p.m. on November 8 at Via Christi, St. Francis Campus in Wichita. Hear from KAFP’s governmental liaison, Dodie Wellshear and other physician leaders in advocacy and engagement. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.

For schedule information: www.kafponline.org/Advocacy/AdvocacyAfternoon/

Posted on Monday, October 16, 2017

FDOD Program Opens January 8


The Family Doctor of the Day program is an opportunity to network in Topeka, learn about the legislative process, perhaps attend part of a session or committee, and provide a much-appreciated service to legislators on behalf of KAFP.

If you are an active or resident member with a Kansas license, you are eligible to serve as the Family Doctor of the Day (FDOD) at the Statehouse during the legislative session.  The 2018 Legislative Session opens on January 8, 2018.

FDOD volunteers report to the Capitol Building in Topeka at 9 a.m. and stay until 3 p.m. taking care of legislators, staff and sometimes even visitors who need medical attention.

Current openings in January: January 10, 11, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 29, 30, 31. For a complete calendar listing and to sign up go to the KAFP FDOD web page  online go to.   Or, contact Michelle Corkins at mcorkins@kafponline.org or 316.721.9005.

If you have not participated before you are missing out on a wonderful opportunity. If you have served in the past, we thank you and welcome you back to serve again!

Posted on Monday, October 16, 2017

2018 Kansas Award Nominations Open


Nominations are open for the following Kansas Academy of Family Physicians awards : The deadline to receive all awards nominations is December 30, 2017.

KANSAS FAMILY PHYSICIAN OF THE YEAR: Each year the KAFP awards one family physician the title of "Kansas Family Physician of the Year" on the basis of describing the candidate’s most outstanding characteristics and contributions to community and family medicine.

EXEMPLARY TEACHING AWARD: KAFP also recognizes two Kansas Exemplary Teaching Award winners each year -- one in the Volunteer Category and one in the Full-time/Part-time category.

HUMANITARIAN AWARD: Established in 1997, this award honors extraordinary and enduring humanitarian efforts, both within and beyond the borders of the United States; and encourages AAFP members, their families and colleagues to assume a sense of global responsibility and to encourage service to others.  This award is not an annual award  but awarded when deemed deserving.

For more information visit the KAFP Awards web page.

Posted on Monday, October 16, 2017

Brown Bag Webinar Series: Chronic Disease Management Cluster is October / November

KDHE Primary Care

You are invited to attend the Chronic Disease Management Cluster with five sessions in October and November.  All sessions will be held from 12 - 1 p.m. The registration deadline is noon, October 19. Registrations turned in after this date will be charged an additional $10.  Click here for more information including continuing education credit, registration information, and technology requirements or call the KU Medical Center Area Health Education Center at (620) 235-4040.

October 24, 2017 - Motivational Interviewing: Having Good Conversation about Behavior Change

Speaker: Mary Koehn, Ph.D., APRN, CHSE, Education Associate Professor, University of Kansas School of Medicine – Wichita

October 31, 2017 - Cultural Perspectives

Speaker: Christina Boyd, LSCSW, LCAC, Western Kansas MSW Program Director, School of Social Welfare, University of Kansas

November 7, 2017 - Heart Failure

Speaker: Allen Greiner, M.D., MPH, Professor, Family Medicine Research Division, The University of Kansas Medical Center

November 14, 2017 - Depression with CDM: Early Identification and Intervention

Speaker: Jessica Hamilton, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, The University of Kansas Medical Center

November 21, 2017 - Diabetes Management

Speakers: Kerstin Stephens, PA and Jessica Sledge, Diabetes Educator, Cray Diabetes

Target Audience

Physicians, Physician Assistants, Advanced Practice Nurses, Nurses, ACHA-Res., Social Workers, and other allied health professionals.


Cost is determined for attending as an individual or an organization.

$100 - Organization (Participants must be employed by the organization)

$50 - Individual Participant

* Call (620) 235-4040 for questions about organization registration.

Posted on Monday, October 16, 2017

Webinar: Rural HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment


Date: Thursday, November 2, 2017
Time: Noon
Duration: approximately 60 minutes

The Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub) and the NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis will present the Rural HIV/AIDS Prevention & Treatment Toolkit designed to help rural communities plan, implement, and sustain rural HIV/AIDS programs. Developed by NORC on behalf of the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP), the toolkit identifies model programs and resources that will benefit rural communities seeking to implement HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment programs. This webinar will feature examples of successful programs, including lessons learned. 

Register here!

About the Rural Health Information Hub
The Rural Health Information Hub is a free, federally funded resource that provides information to help build quality health services in rural America. RHIhub is funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.

If you have questions, please contact Cathy Westerhausen at cathy@ruralhealthinfo.org or 701.777.0584. 

Posted on Monday, October 16, 2017

The Pregnant Woman's Guide to Buckling Up available

Safe Kids Kansas

Your pregnant patients will be interested in this helpful guide by the Kansas Traffic Safety Resource Office: “Pregnant Women’s Guide to Buckling Up.” The guide is available on the Kansas Traffic Safety Resource Office website along with finding a location near you to learn how to properly install a car seat in your vehicle and more resources.

The materials are provided and shipped at no cost.  Call 1-800-416-2522. Click here to view the guide: Pregnant Women's Guide to Buckling Up 2017 .

Posted on Monday, October 16, 2017

Attend presentation by AMA President on healthcare policy and politics in Washington, D.C. on December 5


The University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita Family Medicine Interest Group invites you to attend a presentation by David Barbe, MD, MHA (President, American Medical Association) on December 5  from noon to 1 p.m. at KU School of Medicine-Wichita, Roberts Amphithreatre. Download flyer for details.

Posted on Monday, October 16, 2017

Advanced Endoscopy for Primary Physicians: Art of the Difficult Colonoscopy set for December 8


The KUSM-W Department of Family & Community Medicine sponsors four Continuing Medical Education webinars of endoscopy per year. The next session is December 8. You can attend in person in Wichita or you can attend virtually through Adobe Connect. Click here for flyer.   

Friday, December 8 

Presentation: Advanced Endoscopy for Primary Care Physicians: Art of the Difficult Colonoscopy by Aaron Sinclair, MD, KUSM-W Family Medicine Residency Program at Wesley Hospital

Lunch at noon (click here to RSVP for lunch); lecture from 12:15—1:15 p.m.

KUSM-W Chaney Conference Room (3011) or via Adobe Connect (click here to join)

At the conclusion of the webinar, participants will be able to:

· Identify the goal cecal intubation rate.

· Differentiate which medicinal, physical, and positional manipulations of the patient will help achieve cecal intubation.

· Describe new technologies and techniques which may aid in cecal intubation.

Contact Tiffany Bonfiglio with any questions.


Posted on Monday, October 9, 2017

FREE Presentation on Highlight on Vaccinations 4 Teens: October 13 in Wichita


You are invited to attend a FREE panel presentation: Highlight on Vaccinations 4 Teens (HOV4T) on Friday, October 13 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Wichita Marriott. Register today! The presentation will feature the best practices in adolescent immunizations.

The AAFP-Foundation is a great resource for best practices. Did you know that the AAFP-Foundation has an abudance of materials for you to use that are tailored to educate parents/guardians and teen patients about the four CDC-recommended immunizations for adolescents: meningococcal disease (MenACWY), HPV, Tdap and flu? CLICK HERE to view video resources for your staff, Q & A conversations with parents/teen patients, fact sheets, reminder cards, posters and more.

Panel Presentation

Highlight on Vaccines 4 Teens

Friday, October 13, 2017  |  2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Wichita Marriott Hotel | 9100 Corporate Hills Dr.  |  Wichita, KS 67202

Registration required.

Moderator:  Robert P. Moser, Jr, MD
Panelists:     John Eplee, MD  -  family physician, KS legislator, immunization champion
Gretchen Homan, MD  -  pediatrician, immunization champion
Shari Sutton  -  nurse, immunization champion
Bob Werner  -  father who lost his daughter to meningitis

For more information about this program, visit our website.

Posted on Monday, October 9, 2017

Last chance to register for KSA: Preventive Care Group Learning Session is October 11


Registration for KSA Group Learning Session: Preventive Care closes October 12! Don't miss this opportunity to complete part of your American Board of  Family Medicine (ABFM) maintenance of certification (MC-FP) requirements. Register online.

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

KSA seating is limited.  Questions about registration?  Contact Karen at 316-721-9005 or karen@kafponline.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. 

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