Faces in Family Medicine program Opportunity for Pre-med and Med students

KAFP-Foundation

Spread the word that the Faces in Family Medicine (FIFM) mentorship program is now accepting applications. This program provides medical and pre-med students the opportunity to see the many “faces of family medicine” through group mentorship activities and one-on-one mentoring.

Student online application (2018-19 KUMC Kansas City and Salina first and second year students; 2018-19 Junior and Senior pre-med students at Fort Hays State University and Pittsburg State University)

Mentor online application 

Volunteers will be paired with students to mentor through the fall and spring semesters; they can communicate as much or as little as they wish, a minimum of four contacts is expected. KAFP will provide monthly “conversation starter” topics to keep communication engaging. Volunteers spend approximately one hour per month corresponding with their student(s). Group mentorship activities will also be scheduled, more to come on those activities!

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. Show your face in family medicine, volunteer to be a mentor!

Complete Survey by October 1

KAFP
KAFP Members: Please read the following letter from a KUSM-W student asking for you to complete a short survey. Your help is much appreciated!

My name is Valerie Binns. I am a medical student at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita. I am recruiting family medicine physicians in Kansas to complete a survey regarding their experiences with cancer-focused genetic testing. Participation involves completing a survey that will take no longer than 10 minutes to complete. The survey will be open until October 1, 2018.  No identifiable information will be collected about you, and the survey is anonymous.

Survey: Experiences of family medicine physicians regarding cancer-focused genetic testing

There are no personal benefits and minimal risks to participating in this study.  Participation is voluntary, and you can stop taking the survey at any time.

If you have any questions, please contact my research supervisor, Elizabeth Ablah, PhD, MPH at eablah@kumc.edu.  For questions about the rights of research participants, you may contact the KUMC Institutional Review Board (IRB) at (316) 293-2610.

Sincerely,

Valerie Binns
MD Candidate, Class of 2021
University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita

Fall weather brings outside opportunities

KAFP-Foundation

Fall is here! Let’s get moving together. Gather your family and friends and join us on October 20 for Let’s Move, Kansas.

Let’s Move, Kansas
Saturday, October 20; 8:30 a.m.
Sedgwick County Park, Wichita, KS

Swag bag, race t-shirt, and pancake breakfast included with registration. Get more bang for your buck by combining these special offers when you register!

  • Students & Residents: Use code STURES18 for $5 off + join a team for an automatic $3 off; up to $8 off!
  • 2017 Repeat Runners & Walkers: Use code 17OFF for 17% off + join a team for an automatic $3 off; $9.29 off!
  • All general registrations: Join a team (or create a new team) for an automatic $3 off registration.

For pricing and registration, visit our website.

Let’s Move, Kansas aims to promote an active, healthy lifestyle for all Kansans. All proceeds from this event go to the KAFP-Foundation to support many programs and scholarships for Kansas family medicine residents and medical students.

Special thanks to our presenting sponsor, KU School of Medicine-Wichita!

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Restore, Invigorate, Strengthen, Energize YOU

KAFP

Join us for the fourth session in the RISE Webinar Series on Wednesday, October 24 from 12:15 – 12:45 p.m. Drs. Melissa Rosso (Manhattan) and Beth Oller (Stockton) who will present Prevent Burnout & Build Resilience in Practice: Two Kansas Case Studies.*

Sign up today!

There is no charge for the RISE Webinar Series. Registration is required to receive log-in information.

The RISE program is a wellness initiative of KAFP designed to help Kansas family physicians RISE above burnout.  RISE resources include:

RISE: Restore, Invigorate, Strengthen, Energize.

*This Live series activity, KAFP RISE Webinar Series, from 01/31/2018 – 10/24/2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Each webinar is approved for 0.5 AAFP Prescribed credits. KAFP will submit CME earned for members who participate in live webinars.

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Getting to Smoke-Free Webinar

NAMI

Smoking rates are significantly higher in people with mental health or substance use disorders, leading to higher rates of smoking-related health problems and deaths. Incorporating smoking cessation into mental health and addiction treatment has become increasingly important, and most treatment and medical care facilities are now required to be smoke free. This webinar by the American Psychological Association will show how to best implement smoke-free policies that not only comply with legal and policy mandates but also therapeutically benefit your patients.

Getting to Smoke-Free: Effective strategies to implement smoking cessation in behavioral health treatment

Thursday, September 27, 2018 | 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm CT

Register today

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Free Parent Health Literacy Training Available

KS Head Start Assoc

This fall brings two Parent Health Literacy training opportunities. This training is appropriate for any staff who work directly with parents/patients, supervisors and program directors.

The training is free. Three CEUs are available for $15.

Attendees will receive the resources needed to teach parents how to use the “What To Do When Your Child Gets Sick” book using effective, evidence based teaching methods. The KHSA Parent Health Literacy project partners with agencies, medical providers, schools and human services organizations who serve families with young children to provide this important health literacy resource. Visit the KHSA website  or call 785-856-3132 for further information about the Parent Health Literacy Project.

 

 

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RISE Webinar is October 24

KAFP

Register for our fourth session in the RISE Webinar Series on Wednesday, October 24: featuring Drs. Melissa Rosso (Manhattan) and Beth Oller (Stockton) who will present Prevent Burnout & Build Resilience in Practice: Two Kansas Case Studies.*

Sign up today!

There is no charge for the RISE Webinar Series. Registration is required to receive log-in information.

The RISE program is a wellness initiative of KAFP designed to help Kansas family physicians RISE above burnout.  RISE resources include:

RISE: Restore, Invigorate, Strengthen, Energize.

*This Live series activity, KAFP RISE Webinar Series, from 01/31/2018 – 10/24/2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Each webinar is approved for 0.5 AAFP Prescribed credits. KAFP will submit CME earned for members who participate in live webinars.

There is no charge for the RISE Webinar Series. Registration is required to receive log-in information.

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Let’s Move, Kansas Discount Opportunities

KAFP-Foundation

Please join us for this fun event!

Let’s Move, Kansas
Saturday, October 20; 8:30 a.m.
Sedgwick County Park, Wichita, KS

Swag bag, race t-shirt, and pancake breakfast included with registration. Get more bang for your buck by combining these special offers when you register!

  • Students & Residents: Use code STURES18 for $5 off + join a team for an automatic $3 off; up to $8 off!
  • 2017 Repeat Runners & Walkers: Use code 17OFF for 17% off + join a team for an automatic $3 off; $9.29 off!
  • All general registrations: Join a team (or create a new team) for an automatic $3 off registration.

For pricing and registration, visit our website.

Let’s Move, Kansas aims to promote an active, healthy lifestyle for all Kansans. All proceeds from this event go to the KAFP-Foundation to support many programs and scholarships for Kansas family medicine residents and medical students.

Special thanks to our presenting sponsor, KU School of Medicine-Wichita!

ACS CAN Policy Forum

ACS CAN

This October, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) will host the third annual ACS CAN Kansas Cancer Policy Forum, a premiere event that brings together key leaders and decision makers in business, education, medical research, cancer care, government, and health policy.

Thursday, October 4, 2018 – 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Kansas Health Institute, Topeka, KS

Register today!

This event not only helps unite those in Kansas who are fighting to end cancer, but serves to empower ACS CAN, and its work to ensure that elected officials across the country make cancer a top priority. This year’s forum is dedicated to educating patients, providers and the public about the unique challenges of access to care for cancer treatment in rural Kansas.

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AAFP Virtual Care is New Telemedicine Platform for Members

AAFP

Offer your patients more options with AAFP Virtual Care, a new telemedicine platform designed exclusively for Academy members.

AAFP Virtual Care, powered by Zipnosis, allows you to treat patients when and where they need it, via web-based technology. It combines clinical efficiency and convenience with high-quality care.

It’s easy to get started with a practice-branded web storefront and customizable marketing materials. Soon you’ll be saving time, generating more revenue, and streamlining workflows—all with less effort.

The new platform offers clinical efficiency and convenience with high-quality care through both online patient interviews and video visits. The HIPAA-compliant platform connects AAFP members with their patients virtually – to keep care local.

To learn more, visit the AAFP Virtual Care website or visit the “Office of the Future” exhibit at FMX, Oct. 9-13 in New Orleans.