Advocacy Day

January 29, 2020

ADVOCACY DAY
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
KMS/KAMMCO Bldg
623 SW 10th Ave.
Topeka, KS

Advocacy Day is for family physicians, general surgeons, ER physicians, general internists, residents and medical students who are interested in learning more about how to advocate for medicine. The event energizes, prepares and informs you about the Kansas legislative session. Advocacy Day features speakers presenting information on healthcare issues expected to come up during the session.

  • KAFP Members
  • $30
  • Non-Members
  • $60
  • Residents & Students
  • Free

Schedule

9:00 a.m.

Advocacy Day Registration Opens

9:30 a.m.

Welcome, by Sheryl Beard, MD, FAAFP, President Kansas Academy of Family Physicians (KAFP)

9:35 a.m.

KAFP Legislative Priorities Overview, by Dan Dickerson, MD, PhD, FAAFP, Governmental Advocacy Committee (GAC) Chair

9:45 a.m.

Issues Expected to Arise in the 2020 Legislative Session, by Rachelle Colombo, Kansas Medical Society (KMS) Executive Director and Director of Government Affairs and Dodie Wellshear, KAFP Government Relations Liaison

10:15 a.m.

Tobacco 21, by Lee Norman, MD, Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Secretary

  • Tenants of Tobacco 21 legislature
  • Impact of lack of access to pharmaceuticals to treat nicotine-addicted teens

11:15 a.m.

Medicaid Expansion, by Kansas Legislature Research Department

  • Comparison of house bill passed last year and proposed Senate plan

Noon

Lunch, leave for the Capitol following lunch.

1:15 p.m.

At Capitol to meet with Legislators, schedule time to meet with your legislators; find your elected officials.

2:30 p.m.

Break, return from Capitol to KAMMCO Building

2:45 p.m.

Immunization, Julie Wood, MD, MPH, FAAFP, Senior Vice President for Health of the Public, Science and Interprofessional Activities, American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)

  • National legislative policies regarding immunization requirements and patient rights of refusal

3:00 p.m.

Updates regarding Hilburn Case, Kurt Scott, President & CEO, KAMMCO

3:30 p.m.

Kansas Policy Makers’ Perspectives, TBA

4:45 p.m.

Closing Remarks

HOTEL

Topeka Courtyard Marriott

2033 SW Wanamaker Rd.

Topeka, KS 66604

Guests may also call the hotel directly at 785-271-6165 and mention the “Kansas Academy of Family Physicians” or “KAFP” group block.

Room Rate: $126 + tax Reservation Deadline: January 1, 2019

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