KAFP

Below is a letter from President-Elect and Nominating Committee Chair Chad Johanning, MD, FAAFP (Lawrence) to update you on changes being considered regarding the KAFP Board governance and leadership structure. We will offer a member comment period once the proposed changes are finalized.

Greetings.

I’m writing today as the KAFP president-elect and chair of the nominating committee for 2020.

Many of you may have heard that KAFP is currently undergoing many changes. One of the most exciting changes is our commitment towards developing leadership in our Academy with a more active and meaningful governance structure. The KAFP board of directors has formed a governance restructure task force that has been meeting intermittently this past year. The recommendations of the task force are pending, but a rough timeline for the outcomes will be no earlier than the summer of 2021.

In anticipation of the task force’s recommendations regarding changes necessary to allow for future growth of our board and leaders on the board, the nominating committee pondered many scenarios for presenting candidates for the 2020 election. Based on the fact there will only be one year before such board governance changes take effect in 2021 and the current board structure supports election of directors for two-year terms, we have decided to ask our current outgoing directors in districts 2, 4, 6 and 8 to stay in their posts for an additional year. This will help transition to the new structure in 2021 in a much more efficient manner by not seeking new leaders for board seats that may be eliminated after one year.

Much like our district directors, we anticipate changes to the executive committee after the restructure. The nominating committee has discussed in great detail how members are identified, elected and ascend to officer roles. Further, the nominating committee decided to reevaluate the process of election of the secretary for the coming year. In contrast to other years, the committee will present one candidate for the secretary role and allow members voting in person to vote on this person or write-in another candidate when officer elections take place during the annual business meeting at Fam Med Forward in June. This upholds our bylaws requirements and allows the anticipated governance restructure to proceed efficiently. This year’s process of secretary election does not suggest a permanent post-restructure change. The process for executive board leadership election is a matter of continued discussion for the governance restructure task force the board of directors and with our members,.

How our nomination process and board structure changes proceed after this year will depend on the work of our governance restructure task force. We look forward to their report and recommendations soon and will continue this dialogue with you, the members, to ensure the intent of these changes and the timeline for implementation are transparent.

Should you have questions about or thoughts on the nominating process for this transition year, don’t hesitate to reach out by email to info@kafponline.org.

Sincerely,

 

 

Chad Johanning, MD, FAAFP
KAFP President-Elect
Nominating Committee Chair

AAFP

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to receive significant attention in this country and around the world. The AAFP has prepared you with resources to prepare your practice and to educate your patients. Please visit and bookmark the AAFP’s COVID-19 webpage. This resource page contains information specifically curated to meet the needs of family physicians and to keep you informed about this rapidly evolving public health situation. In addition to patient concerns around coronavirus, it is important to continue to remind patients who haven’t gotten a flu shot that is it not too late to be vaccinated.

KAFP

 

 

 

 

Great news! The American Academy of Family Physicians has accredited Fam Med Forward 2020 for up to 15.25 prescribed credits.

Visit the Attendee Hub for a full schedule, hotel information and more. Mark your calendar and register today!

June 4-6, 2020
Hilton Garden Inn
410 S. 3rd St.
Manhattan, KS 66502

KanCare

OneCare Kansas is a free program to provide extra support for people who have KanCare insurance and have certain serious health conditions. These services can help make sure your patients have the right health care services for their condition as well as find and get support services in their community. Download and print this flyer for more information on a session March 2 in Wichita to share with your patients.

AAFP

Family Medicine Experience (FMX)  is back and better than ever. Whether this is your first year, or you’ve been counting down since 2019, save the date for FMX, October 13–17 in Chicago. You’ll have an agenda packed full of CME opportunities, networking activities and more than 350 experts presenting patient-centered solutions in the exhibit hall. When they say, “Sky’s the limit,” they mean it.

In addition to three inspiring main stage sessions, AAFP is offering double the topics from last year—that’s 250+ trending topics, plus over 300 CME sessions across multiple learning formats, such as engaging lecture sessions and hands-on procedure workshops. Between sessions, network with thousands of other family physicians.

Register today and experience the AAFP’s largest annual family medicine event.

AAFP

One of AAFP’s goals is to provide you exceptional experiences and essential resources to make you more successful as a family physician.

Tell AAFP what’s important to you and how to better meet your needs by completing the 2020 Member Satisfaction Survey. You will need your member ID to participate. Deadline to share your feedback is Mar. 31, 2020.

All individual responses will be kept confidential and only reported in the aggregate. The AAFP will share feedback with the KAFP, providing your chapter valuable information to improve our member services and benefits. Thank you for your time and feedback.

KAFP

Thank you to the following members for giving your time to serve as the Family Doctor of the Day (FDOD) last week at the Statehouse: Michael Engelken, MD (Topeka); Kimberly Krohn, MD, FAAFP (Wichita); Chad Johanning, MD, FAAFP (Lawrence) and Erin Locke, MD (Holton).

Please check your availability for the following dates and volunteer to serve as FDOD:

  • March 12, 13, 17, 25, 31
  • April 3, 28, 29

We appreciate you. Volunteer today!

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.

FDOD volunteers report to the Statehouse in Topeka from 9:00 a.m. to 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.

We appreciate you.

KAFP

 

 

 

 

We’ve just posted the Fam Med Forward 2020 brochure to the KAFP website – download now and use it to identify sessions, add on events to your registration and share with colleagues in your office to encourage them to register too!

We hope you will find it useful in planning ahead to attend Fam Med Forward 2020.  Connect with more than 200 family physicians from across our state, earn CME credits from 36 cutting-edge sessions and have some fun in the Little Apple with the KAFP Foundation Wine Tasting, Fun Run/Walk, President’s Dinner and so much more! We encourage you to share the brochure with colleagues.

We look forward to seeing you in the Little Apple.

Fam Med Forward 2020
June 4-6, 2020
Hilton Garden Inn
410 S. 3rd St.
Manhattan, KS 66502

KAFP

Thank you to all who have contributed to the campaign to support the 2020 candidacy of Jen Brull MD, FAAFP for the American Academy of Family Physician’s (AAFP) Board of Directors.  Since the fall of 2019, Dr. Brull has been writing a blog  you may relate to, be inspired by, enjoy and perhaps even learn from – check out her latest blog post about her three incredible mentors at adastrabrull.com

If you have questions regarding Dr. Brull’s plans and vision as a 2020 AAFP Board of Directors member, we encourage you to contact her by email mrsbrull@gmail.com. The AAFP Board of Directors election will be at the 2020 Congress of Delegates (COD) in Chicago, Oct. 12-14. Registration will open in mid-2020 and we welcome you to join Jen and the KAFP at COD!

KAFP

Please check your availability to serve as Family Doctor of the Day (FDOD) for one of these open dates:

  • Feb 19, 26
  • March 12, 13, 17, 25, 31
  • April 3, 28, 29

We appreciate you. Volunteer today!

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.

FDOD volunteers report to the Statehouse in Topeka from 9:00 a.m. to 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.