KUMC

Mark your calendar for the return of Current Concepts in Concussion Management. The second annual symposium is scheduled for Saturday, Apr. 4, 2020 at the University of Kansas Medical Center – Kansas City.

Join the concussion care experts of The University of Kansas Health System as they present a patient-centered approach to the diagnosis and management of acute injury and post-concussion symptoms. This one-day conference will highlight the critical nature of individualized, patient-centered care.

The event will offer clinical topics and hands-on experience for all involved in concussion care, including physicians, nurses, multidisciplinary therapists, athletic trainers and mental and behavioral health providers.

AAFP

The AAFP is soliciting submission proposals for FP Essentials™, a clinical monograph that is one of the AAFP’s largest educational activities.

Each monthly edition of FP Essentials provides a comprehensive review of and new information on a subject important in family medicine. Currently, proposals are being solicited for these topics:

  • Hand and Finger Injuries
  • Diabetes Update
  • Integrative Medicine

Visit FP Essentials online for requirements for submission and other important information, including honoraria.

The due date for submissions is March 15, 2020.

AAFP

The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices issued an updated pediatric vaccine schedule stating that only oral polio vaccinations given to children prior to April 1, 2016, should be counted and recommending “shared clinical decision-making” for meningococcal B immunizations. The updated schedule in Pediatrics also recommended that a fifth DTaP dose is unnecessary in youths given the fourth dose at ages 4 or older and six months after the third dose and said that children ages 7 to 9 years who get the Tdap vaccine should get the routine Tdap dose at ages 11 to 12, but 10-year-olds do not need to get the routine Tdap dose at ages 11 to 12 years. Visit the CDC website to print the 2020 Birth-18 Immunization Schedules.

KAFP

This week at the Capitol, we thank the following members for serving as Family Doctor of the Day (FDOD):

Feb. 10: Kelsie Kelly, MD (Kansas City)

Feb. 11: Doug Gruenbacher, MD (Quinter)

Feb. 13: Nicole Yedlinsky, MD, FAAFP (Lansing)

Feb. 17: Michael Engelken, MD, FAAFP (Topeka)

Please check your calendar for your availability in February and March as we still have multiple days that need filled. 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.

KAFP

You should have recently received your copy of the Kansas Family Physician (KFP), featuring the beautiful city of Manhattan on the cover. You can also access it and past issues of the KFP on the KAFP website.

Inside you will find highlights about Fam Med Forward 2020 and a printed registration page. You will not receive a mailing brochure for registration – please use this form or register on our website at FMF Attendee Hub.

Fam Med Forward presents a new name, new location –and great content! If you have questions about the conference, please contact us at 316.721.9005 or info@kafponline.org

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

KUMC

You are invited to attend Cancer Survivorship ECHO Series beginning Tuesday, Feb. 12. There are four interactive tele-mentoring sessions focused on cancer survivorship. For more information download the flyer.

The meetings will be held the second Wednesday of the month from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on the following dates: Feb. 12, March 11, April 8 and May 13.

Make any place your classroom with AAFP audio content. Newest topics include social determinants of health, dementia care, opioid use disorder, postpartum care and reducing maternal mortality. The growing library of audio content supports your active lifestyle.

In the newest audiobook “Social Determinants of Health,” you’ll learn the benefits of screening for social determinants of health and how to implement this important knowledge into your daily practice. Listen anywhere using the AAFP mobile app. Member price: $14.95.

Learn about topics that matter most to your practice with the latest set of audio articles from the American Family Physician journal. Topics include dementia care, opioid use disorder, postpartum care and reducing maternal mortality. Get the set for $9.95.

Visit the AAFP website to start listening now.

AAFP

The 2019 Practice Profile Survey Summary is available, which describes the practices of family physicians in clinical practice and patient care.

2019 Topics include:

  • Practice characteristics (hours worked per week, patient panel size, patient encounters, advanced primary care functions)
  • Laboratory testing (clinical lab tests, decreased lab test offered)
  • Hospital practice (hospital privileges, babies delivered)
  • Patient insurance coverage (insurance coverage of patient panel, Medicare acceptance, wellness and care coordination service provided to Medicare patients^, Medicaid acceptance)
  • Delivery Care Model (direct primary care awareness and participation)
  • Income information (individual income)

The 2019 Practice Profile was designed to collect information describing the practices of family physicians primarily working in clinical practice and patient care (as opposed to physicians primarily working in administration, research, teaching, urgent care, emergency rooms, etc.). The questions continue the collection of information captured on previous Practice Profile studies as well as obtain new information about a variety of topics.

KAFP

The 2020 legislative session is here and we are thankful for each of you who have volunteered your time and talent. Thank you to the following members for serving as Family Doctor of the Day (FDOD) most recently:

Jan. 27: Rachael Svaty, MD (Garden City)

Jan. 30: Jen Brull, MD, FAAFP (Plainville)

Feb. 3: Jennifer Bacani McKenney, MD, FAAFP (Fredonia)

Feb. 5: Doug Iliff, MD, FAAFP (Topeka)

Feb. 6: LaDona Schmidt, MD, FAAFP (Lawrence)

Feb. 7: Rick Rajewski, MD, FAAFP (Hays)

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 still have multiple days that need filled. Volunteer today!

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.

KAFP

 

 

 

 

Did you know that Fam Med Forward is our new name for the annual CME meeting? It’s a new name, new location – Manhattan, Kan. — with GREAT content!

Visit the Attendee Hub for everything you need to know about what to expect as a Fam Med Forward attendee ― schedule, activities, hotel and of course registration.

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