KAFP

Kansas has some amazing family doctors! Help us showcase the great work of our members, nominate an outstanding family physician today! The deadline for  submission of 2019 nominees is December 31, 2018.  KAFP is seeking nominations for the following awards: Thank you in advance for sharing this information with your office manager.

Kansas Family Physician of the Year: This is the highest recognition KAFP awards annually.  Through it, KAFP recognizes involvement in community affairs and activities that enhance the quality of life of the community. Learn more and nominate.

Kansas Exemplary Teaching (two categories: full-time/part-time and volunteer): Through these annual awards KAFP recognizes members with exemplary teaching skills, who have implemented educational programs and/or developed innovative teaching models. Learn more and nominate.

Kansas Humanitarian Award: This award recognizes extraordinary and enduring humanitarian efforts. Learn more and nominate.

Do you know a Kansas family physician deserving of any of these honors? KAFP wants to hear from you!

KAFP-Foundation

The Let’s Move, Kansas 5K run and 1.5 mile walk is this Saturday and we are excited that sunny skies are predicted! If you haven’t already registered, you can take advantage of this special offer: use code 1010 (note: numerical digits not alphabetical) and receive $10 off registration (does not apply to 17 and under $20 walk registrations). Register now! Don’t forget to register on a team for an automatic $3 off registration. Please note that online registration closes at noon on Friday, October 19. After noon on Friday, please register on site at Sedgwick County Park.

We look forward to seeing you 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. Non-participants can also enjoy pancakes for $5!

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!

ABFM

The American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) announces a pilot program to begin in January 2019 that will assess the value and feasibility of a longitudinal assessment option to the 10-year secure examination. Jerry Kruse, MD, Chair of the ABFM Board of Directors, announced the news last week to family physicians attending the 2018 American Academy of Family Physicians Congress of Delegates in New Orleans. Physicians who are current with continuous certification and are due to take the examination in 2019 would be eligible to participate in the pilot. Dr. Kruse stated, “based on the popular Continuous Knowledge Self-Assessment (CKSA) platform, the longitudinal assessment pathway will deliver 25 questions online each quarter to those Diplomates who choose this new option. This approach is more aligned with the ongoing changes in medicine and draws upon adult learning principles, combined with modern technology, to promote learning, retention and transfer of information.  Over time, we will be able to assess the core clinical knowledge of board-certified family physicians and recognize the vast majority who work to keep up to date to take care of their patients.” Read more about the longitudinal assessment.

KDHE

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s (KDHE’s) Bureau of Disease Control and Prevention is alerting Kansas providers of the significant increase in congenital syphilis cases during the current calendar year. There have been six cases of congenital syphilis reported to KDHE so far in 2018, compared to only a single case in the previous five years. This reflects the alarming national trends observed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), who recently reported that rates of congenital syphilis have more than doubled over the past five years, with 2017 having the highest number of reported cases in 20 years. All pregnant women should be tested for syphilis at the first prenatal visit. For women who are at high risk for syphilis, live in areas of high syphilis morbidity, are previously untested, or had a positive screening test in the first trimester, the syphilis screening test should be repeated during the third trimester (28 to 32 weeks gestation) and again at delivery. Any woman who delivers a stillborn infant after 20 week’s gestation should also be tested for syphilis. Read KDHE notice.

KDHE

Families of children with special needs benefit from the care and support that can only be offered by others who have shared their experience. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Special Health Services Family Advisory Council (SHS-FAC) announce a new peer-support initiative in Kansas – Supporting You – that will enable individuals and families who have similar experiences to communicate and gain support from one another, by sharing ideas, resources and strategies to meet the needs of their children. Please share this new initiative with your patients with special needs children.This is a great opportunity to seek assistance or volunteer. More information can be found on the Supporting You website at or by contacting Heather Smith, Special Health Services Director, at 785-296-4747. 

 

 

KUMC

The Rural Kansas Photo Contest entry ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21. Showcase your healthcare providers in the Healthcare Heroes category! Focus on a healthcare hero in your community. Grab your camera and shoot a portrait or casual shot and provide a few sentences on why this healthcare hero has earned his/her cape (individuals or a group of any healthcare providers or first responders). For contest details, categories and entry form, visit Rural Kansas Photo Contest. Please share this with your office staff.

KAFP

The RISE program is a wellness initiative of KAFP designed to help Kansas family physicians RISE above burnout. Register for our fourth session in the RISE Webinar Series!

Prevent Burnout & Build Resilience in Practice: Two Kansas Case Studies.*
Presenters: Melissa Rosso, MD (Manhattan) and Beth Oller, MS (Stockton)
Wednesday, October 24; 12:15 – 12:45 p.m.

RISE resources include:

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

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.

KAFP-Foundation

Gather your family and friends and join us on October 20 for Let’s Move, Kansas. Use code FALL5 and enjoy $5 off registration!

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. Did somebody say pancakes? Non-participants can also enjoy pancakes for $5!

Choose one of these special offers when you register!

  • Fall discount: Use code FALL5 for $5 off + join a team for an automatic $3 off; up to $8 off!
  • 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!

For pricing and registration, visit our website.

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!

KAFP

Kansas has some of the best family doctors! Help us showcase the great work of our members, nominate an outstanding family physician today! The deadline for  submission of 2019 nominees is December 31, 2018.  KAFP is seeking nominations for the following awards:

Kansas Family Physician of the Year: This is the highest recognition KAFP awards annually.  Through it, KAFP recognizes involvement in community affairs and activities that enhance the quality of life of the community. Learn more and nominate.

Kansas Exemplary Teaching (two categories: full-time/part-time and volunteer): Through these annual awards KAFP recognizes members with exemplary teaching skills, who have implemented educational programs and/or developed innovative teaching models. Learn more and nominate.

Kansas Humanitarian Award: This award recognizes extraordinary and enduring humanitarian efforts. Learn more and nominate.

Do you know a Kansas family physician deserving of any of these honors? KAFP wants to hear from you!

 

NAMI

KAFP encourages you to print and distribute these palm cards to your KanCare enrolled patients, outlining the expanded benefits for tobacco cessation. Benefits include prescribed medications and counseling for for tobacco cessation. Give your patients a better chance of succeeding quitting tobacco for good with these resources!