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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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The Kansas Academy of Family Physicians is seeking emerging leaders to serve as delegates to the American Academy of Family Physicians National Conference of Constituency Leaders (NCCL) – April 23-25, 2020 in Kansas City, Mo. If you are interested in serving as an NCCL delegate, please email a short statement of interest to Tarah Remington Brown at tremingtonbrown@kafponline.org expressing your interest by Jan. 31, 2020.

KAFP is looking for physician members to represent five special constituencies:

  1. Women
  2. Minorities
  3. New physicians (in the first seven years of practice following residency)
  4. International medical graduates (IMG), from schools outside the United States, Canada, or Puerto Rico
  5. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) physicians or physician allies

KAFP delegates to NCCL are reimbursed for eligible expenses, in accordance with the KAFP reimbursement policy.

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The Kansas Academy of Family Physicians is seeking emerging leaders to serve as delegates to the American Academy of Family Physicians National Conference of Constituency Leaders (NCCL) – April 23-25, 2020 in Kansas City, Mo.

KAFP is looking for physician members to represent five special constituencies:

  1. Women
  2. Minorities
  3. New physicians (in the first seven years of practice following residency)
  4. International medical graduates (IMG), from schools outside the United States, Canada, or Puerto Rico
  5. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) physicians or physician allies

KAFP delegates to NCCL are reimbursed for eligible expenses, in accordance with the KAFP reimbursement policy. If you are interested in serving as an NCCL delegate, please email a short statement of interest to Tarah Remington Brown at tremingtonbrown@kafponline.org expressing your interest by Jan. 31, 2020.

During NCCL, you will meet family physicians from across the United States, discuss and develop resolutions that shape AAFP policies, and have the chance to be elected for various leadership positions for the next NCCL or as a delegate to the annual AAFP Congress of Delegates. Become a KAFP leader and be inspired with the NCCL Family Medicine + You = Everyday Leadership. Be part of positive change in family medicine.

KAFP/AAFP

 

 

 

The Kansas Academy of Family Physicians is seeking emerging leaders to serve as delegates to the American Academy of Family Physicians National Conference of Constituency Leaders (NCCL) – April 23-25, 2020 in Kansas City, Mo.

KAFP is looking for physician members to represent five special constituencies:

  1. Women
  2. Minorities
  3. New physicians (in the first seven years of practice following residency)
  4. International medical graduates (IMG), from schools outside the United States, Canada, or Puerto Rico
  5. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) physicians or physician allies

KAFP delegates to NCCL are reimbursed for eligible expenses, in accordance with the KAFP reimbursement policy. If you are interested in serving as an NCCL delegate, please email a short statement of interest to Tarah Remington Brown at tremingtonbrown@kafponline.org expressing your interest by Jan. 31, 2020.

During NCCL, you will meet family physicians from across the United States, discuss and develop resolutions that shape AAFP policies, and have the chance to be elected for various leadership positions for the next NCCL or as a delegate to the annual AAFP Congress of Delegates. Become a KAFP leader and be inspired with the NCCL Family Medicine + You = Everyday Leadership. Be part of positive change in family medicine.