KAFP

KAFP thanks you! We have gotten off to a fantastic start to filling all of the Family Doctor of the Day slots. We have 12 left for the session. If you are an active member or resident with a Kansas license, you are eligible to serve as the Family Doctor of the Day (FDOD) at the Statehouse during the legislative session. Please sign up and say yes to serving as Family Doctor of the Day at the Statehouse.

Upcoming open dates include:
February 13
March 12, 13, 19, 20
April 1, 5
May 1, 6, 7, 8, 9

Your time is appreciated!

Go to the FDOD web page for a complete calendar listing with instructions and to sign-up or contact Michelle Corkins at 316.721.9005.

FDOD volunteers report to the Capitol Building 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.

KAFP

The Nominating Committee is working on nominations for directors in districts 1, 3, 5, 7 and faculty directors for the Kansas City and Wichita/Salina campuses. The individuals who currently hold these positions are eligible for re-election. The Nominating Committee wants to know if you are interested in being a candidate. If you are interested in serving in one of the positions or would like additional information, please contact Carolyn Gaughan kafp@kafponline.org by Monday, February 18.

These positions are for a 2-year term to serve as a member of the Board of Directors. The representative of each district or campus must live or work in that district or be a faculty member at that campus.

  • District 1 Director: represents members in Johnson and Wyandotte counties
  • District 3 Director: represents members in Sedgwick county
  • District 5 Director: represents members in Chase, Clay, Cloud, Dickinson, Ellsworth, Geary, Harvey, Jewell, Lincoln, Marion, McPherson, Mitchell, Morris, Ottawa, Republic, Riley, Saline, and Washington counties
  • District 7 Director: represents members in Clark, Finney, Ford, Grant, Gray, Greeley, Hamilton, Haskell, Hodgeman, Kearny, Lane, Meade, Morton, Ness, Scott, Seward, Stanton, Stevens, and Wichita counties
  • Faculty Director, Kansas City Campus: represents faculty members at the KU School of Medicine-Kansas City campus
  • Faculty Director, Wichita Campus: represents faculty members at the KU School of Medicine-Wichita and KU School of Medicine-Salina campuses
AAFP

Soliciting authors for FP Essentials™, a clinical monograph that is one of the AAFP’s largest educational activities. This is an opportunity to contribute to an important continuing medical education (CME) and Board Review publication with thousands of subscribers.

Manuscripts must be evidence based and case oriented. Medical editors will review all proposals, select one or more for further consideration, and contact a prospective author before the final selection. Authors are awarded a $4,000 honorarium to prepare a manuscript and see it through to publication.

FP Essentials is currently seeking authors for these topics:

  • Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Obesity
  • Autoimmune Disorders

Find out more details by visiting the AAFP website.

Kansas Head Start Assoc

Three new Kansas Head Start Association (KHSA) Parent Health Literacy training classes are being offered for this spring. 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 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. This training is appropriate for any staff who work directly with parents/patients, supervisors and program directors.

Download the flyers and share with your staff:

Junction City, Tuesday, April 30

Great Bend, Wednesday, May 1

Dodge City, Thursday, May 2

The training is free.  3 CEUs are available for $15.

Please see the brochure and the KHSA website for further information about the Parent Health Literacy Project.

KAFP

The Nominating Committee is working on nominations for directors in districts 1, 3, 5, 7 and faculty directors for the Kansas City and Wichita/Salina campuses. The individuals who currently hold these positions are eligible for re-election. The Nominating Committee wants to know if you are interested in being a candidate. If you are interested in serving in one of the positions or would like additional information, please contact Carolyn Gaughan kafp@kafponline.org by Monday, February 18.

These positions are for a 2-year term to serve as a member of the Board of Directors. The representative of each district or campus must live or work in that district or be a faculty member at that campus.

  • District 1 Director: represents members in Johnson and Wyandotte counties
  • District 3 Director: represents members in Sedgwick county
  • District 5 Director: represents members in Chase, Clay, Cloud, Dickinson, Ellsworth, Geary, Harvey, Jewell, Lincoln, Marion, McPherson, Mitchell, Morris, Ottawa, Republic, Riley, Saline, and Washington counties
  • District 7 Director: represents members in Clark, Finney, Ford, Grant, Gray, Greeley, Hamilton, Haskell, Hodgeman, Kearny, Lane, Meade, Morton, Ness, Scott, Seward, Stanton, Stevens, and Wichita counties
  • Faculty Director, Kansas City Campus: represents faculty members at the KU School of Medicine-Kansas City campus
  • Faculty Director, Wichita Campus: represents faculty members at the KU School of Medicine-Wichita and KU School of Medicine-Salina campuses
KAFP

Gov. Laura Kelly

With nearly 100 registrants and an outstanding lineup of speakers, we are definitely ready for 2019 Advocacy Day! We are pleased to confirm that Governor Laura Kelly will be joining us as along with Insurance Commissioner Vicki Schmidt, Rep. John Eplee, MD and Sen. Barbara Bollier as speakers for the Kansas Policy Makers’ Perspectives session. This popular session gives our attendees an opportunity to engage with the policy makers. View the complete schedule online at www.kafponline.org/AdvocacyDay.

Online registration is closed. Registrations accepted on site only. Thank you.

Wednesday, Jan. 30
10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Registration opens at 10:00 a.m.
KMS/KaMMCO Building
623 SW 10th Ave, Topeka, KS 66612

Reception at Dillon House 5:45 – 7:30 p.m.
404 SW 9th St, Topeka, KS 66612

As you prepare to attend Advocacy Day, you are encouraged to make appointments to visit with your state Senator and Representative. The schedule has time built in between 1:30 – 2:45 p.m. for you to meet with them. Find your elected officials.

Registration is FREE for family medicine residents & medical students; $30 for members and $60 for non-members.

KAFP

Register for our fifth session in the free RISE Webinar Series on Wednesday, March 6: featuring Tina Khan, Community and Personal Leadership Consultant with Kansas Alliance for Wellness. Stay tuned for the topic to be announced soon!

Meet Tina Khan…

Tina Khan spent 13 years in Dual Language Bilingual Classrooms as a teacher advocate for families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.  The principle stating leadership starts with you is especially near to her work both in and out the classroom. Tina has a Level I Kansas Leadership Center certification in Teaching Leadership and a Level II Case-In-Point certification for group facilitation. She has more than 10 years experience in team training and group facilitation. She has a degree from Kansas State University in K-12 Education and Bilingual/Multicultural licensure as well as an MA in American History and MS in Educational Administration & School Leadership from Emporia State University.

Tina currently works to increase healthy food access for communities across Kansas. Through her work at the Center for Engagement and Community Development at Kansas State University, she was instrumental in establishing the state’s 2nd CDFI (community development financing institute) and only the tenth CDFI in the country that focuses on increasing healthier food access for citizens. She is the current director for the Kansas Alliance for Wellness where she works to develop Food Policy Councils focusing on healthier food access in local communities, through local policy. She is passionate about connecting individuals with resources that benefit the progress of Kansas communities.

She fills her spare time with cycling, outdoor activities, animals and enjoying the beautiful countryside of Lyon County Kansas where she lives with her husband Brandon, their seven dogs, two miniature donkeys and potbelly pig Roscoe. Read more

AAFP/OAFP

The Ohio Academy of Family Physicians announces its 2019 “Wellness Wednesdays” series and invites you to join.

Wellness Wednesdays is a structured, bi-monthly webinar series focused on enhancing professional and personal wellness through the joy of medicine. Sessions are scheduled on a Wednesday, 11:15 a.m. – noon, and are free to join. Check out the 2019 schedule.

February 20, 2019 | 11:15 a.m. – noon
Precepting: Finding Joy in Teaching the Next Generation
Speaker: Christina Kelly, MD

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IAC Express

CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases recently launched the first video in a new, animated video series for parents titled “How Vaccines Work.” In these short videos, viewers follow baby Jack and his parents as they get answers to common vaccine-related questions and learn more about the importance of vaccinating on schedule. The first video describes how vaccines fight germs and provide long-lasting protection against 14 serious diseases. Please share with your patients with children.

CDC will be launching two additional videos in February and March on the following topics: “Vaccines and Your Baby’s Immune System” and “What to Expect When Your Child is Vaccinated.”

Learn more at www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/childhood-vaccines.