Save with Fam Med Forward Early Bird Registration

KAFP

 

 

 

 

Register for KAFP’s biggest event of the year now and save! Sign up for Fam Med Forward between now and Feb. 1, 2020 and save 10% off full registration.  Each day is packed with a variety of CME that you will be able to apply to your practice.  Go to www.kafponline.org/FamMedForward to view the full schedule and registration.

OneCare Kansas Provider Webinar Series: Member Invitation and Enrollment Process

KanCare

OneCare Kansas services are scheduled to begin April 1, 2020. In this webinar, KDHE will walk providers through a variety of processes that have been developed to invite potentially eligible members to participate and enroll them in OneCare Kansas. This will include important dates to remember related to the enrollment process.

To be eligible for services, individuals (adults and children) must be currently enrolled in KanCare and have at least one of the following diagnoses:
* Asthma + at risk for at least one additional chronic condition OR
* Paranoid Schizophrenia OR
* Severe Bipolar Disorder

OneCare Kansas Provider Webinar Series: Member Invitation and Enrollment Process
Friday, Jan. 31
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 PM

If you are unable to join online, you may listen in via telephone. Dial 1-877-400-9499 and enter conference code 658 421 2274#

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Express Your Interest to Represent Kansas at the AAFP NCCL

KAFP/AAFP

 

 

 

The Kansas Academy of Family Physicians is seeking emerging leaders to serve as delegates to the American Academy of Family Physicians National Conference of Constituency Leaders (NCCL) – April 23-25, 2020 in Kansas City, Mo.

KAFP is looking for physician members to represent five special constituencies:

  1. Women
  2. Minorities
  3. New physicians (in the first seven years of practice following residency)
  4. International medical graduates (IMG), from schools outside the United States, Canada, or Puerto Rico
  5. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) physicians or physician allies

KAFP delegates to NCCL are reimbursed for eligible expenses, in accordance with the KAFP reimbursement policy. If you are interested in serving as an NCCL delegate, please email a short statement of interest to Tarah Remington Brown at tremingtonbrown@kafponline.org expressing your interest by Jan. 31, 2020.

During NCCL, you will meet family physicians from across the United States, discuss and develop resolutions that shape AAFP policies, and have the chance to be elected for various leadership positions for the next NCCL or as a delegate to the annual AAFP Congress of Delegates. Become a KAFP leader and be inspired with the NCCL Family Medicine + You = Everyday Leadership. Be part of positive change in family medicine.

2020 Legislative Session Begins

KAFP

This is first full week of 2020 legislative session. Thank you to the following for serving as Family Doctor of the Day (FDOD) Jan. 13-24:

Jan. 13, 14: KAFP President Sheryl Beard, MD, FAAFP (Wichita)
Jan. 15: Cassandra McKarnin, DO (Olathe)
Jan. 16: Graig Nickel, MD, FAAFP (Lawrence)
Jan. 21: John Feehan, MD, FAAFP (Olathe)
Jan. 23: Danelle Perry, MD (Manhattan)
Jan. 24: Lynn Fisher, MD, FAAFP (Wichita)

FDOD is a volunteer program organized by the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians, in which KAFP members provide medical care to legislators and staff each day during the legislative session. KAFP relies on its trusted membership to volunteer to serve as FDOD. Active and resident members with a Kansas medical license are eligible to serve as the FDOD at the Statehouse during the legislative session. Please check your calendar for your availability in February and March as we have multiple days that need filled. Thank you!  Volunteer today!

FDOD volunteers report to the Statehouse in Topeka at 9:00 a.m. and stay until 3:00 p.m. taking care of legislators, staff and sometimes even visitors who need medical attention.

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

 

Advocacy Day to Provide Valuable Information

KAFP

The Kansas legislative session began this week and Advocacy Day is not far behind. We hope you are planning to be with us in Topeka on Kansas Day – Wednesday, Jan. 29.

The schedule at a glance includes discussions on:

  • Tobacco 21, by KDHE Secretary Lee Norman, MD
  • Medicaid expansion
  • National legislative policies regarding immunization requirements and patient rights of refusal
  • Updates regarding Hilburn case
  • Kansas policy makers’ perspectives

Registration is FREE for residents and students; $30 for members and $60 for non-members. The schedule is available at www.kafponline.org/AdvocacyDay

Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
KAMMCO Building
623 SW 10th Ave, Topeka, KS 66612

Advocate for Family Medicine in 2020

KAFP

The new year is here – make a resolution to advocate for family medicine in 2020! Join us for Advocacy Day in Topeka on Kansas Day – Wednesday, Jan. 29. Registration is FREE for residents and students; $30 for members and $60 for non-members. The schedule is available at www.kafponline.org/AdvocacyDay

Why attend?

  1. Learn what is coming up in the 2020 legislative session.
  2. Be energized to advocate for family medicine!
  3. Get informed about issues that affect your profession both in Kansas and nationally.
  4. Network with like-minded colleagues.
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
KAMMCO Building
623 SW 10th Ave, Topeka, KS 66612

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Represent Kansas at the AAFP NCCL

KAFP/AAFP

 

 

 

The Kansas Academy of Family Physicians is seeking emerging leaders to serve as delegates to the American Academy of Family Physicians National Conference of Constituency Leaders (NCCL) – April 23-25, 2020 in Kansas City, Mo.

KAFP is looking for physician members to represent five special constituencies:

  1. Women
  2. Minorities
  3. New physicians (in the first seven years of practice following residency)
  4. International medical graduates (IMG), from schools outside the United States, Canada, or Puerto Rico
  5. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) physicians or physician allies

KAFP delegates to NCCL are reimbursed for eligible expenses, in accordance with the KAFP reimbursement policy. If you are interested in serving as an NCCL delegate, please email a short statement of interest to Tarah Remington Brown at tremingtonbrown@kafponline.org expressing your interest by Jan. 31, 2020.

During NCCL, you will meet family physicians from across the United States, discuss and develop resolutions that shape AAFP policies, and have the chance to be elected for various leadership positions for the next NCCL or as a delegate to the annual AAFP Congress of Delegates. Become a KAFP leader and be inspired with the NCCL Family Medicine + You = Everyday Leadership. Be part of positive change in family medicine.

Take Advantage of Early Bird Registration – Fam Med Forward

KAFP

 

 

 

 

Don’t forget to take advantage of the KAFP Fam Med Forward early bird registration (10% discounted rate) between now and Feb. 1, 2020.  Go to www.kafponline.org/FamMedForward for more information about the conference, including registration and supporter/exhibitor opportunities!

We are excited to have you join us for a new conference, in a new city, with exceptional CME sessions and great opportunities to connect with colleagues in the Little Apple, Manhattan, Kan., June 4-6, 2020. Be a part of the Fam Med Forward movement and register today!” – Sheryl Beard, MD, FAAFP

The History of Medicine in 60 Minutes

KUSM-Wichita

 

The KU School of Medicine-Wichita, Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) presents The G. Gayle Stephens Lectureship “The History of Medicine in 60 Minutes” by Jason Marker, MD, MPH.

Monday, Feb. 3, 2020

6:00-6:30 p.m. dessert served
9:30-7:30 p.m. lecture

KUSM-Wichita Roberts Amphitheater
1010 N. Kansas, Wichita, KS 67214

2020 Legislative Session Begins Jan. 13

KAFP

The 2020 legislative session begins on Monday, Jan. 13. Thank you to the following for serving as Family Doctor of the Day (FDOD) the first week:
Jan. 13, 14: KAFP President Sheryl Beard, MD, FAAFP (Wichita)
Jan. 15: Cassandra McKarnin, DO (Olathe)
Jan. 16: Graig Nickel, MD (Lawrence)

FDOD is a volunteer program organized by the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians, in which KAFP provides for a family physician to be present at the Statehouse each day during the legislative session. KAFP relies on its trusted membership to volunteer to serve as FDOD. Active and resident members with a Kansas medical license are eligible to serve as the FDOD at the Statehouse during the legislative session. Please check your calendar for your availability in February and March as we have multiple days that need filled. Thank you!  Volunteer today!

FDOD volunteers report to the Statehouse in Topeka at 9:00 a.m. and stay until 3:00 p.m. taking care of legislators, staff and sometimes even visitors who need medical attention.

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