Pre-Conference Health Behavior KSA available

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We are pleased to offer a Pre-Conference Knowledge Self Assessment (KSA) on Health Behavior – Wednesday, June 13 from 1:30 – 5:00 p.m.  (8 CME credits.) You can meet the American Board of Family Medicine’s certification requirement for self-assessment activities by attending this group learning session.

You may register with your Annual Meeting registration or separately at KSA Health Behavior.

About the KSA:

  • Review 60 core competency questions with experienced family physician faculty, and de­cide the best answers with your colleagues.
  • The KAFP reports your answers directly to ABFM on your behalf.
  • Earn 8 live credits of CME immediately.
  • Following your completion of the Clinical Self-Assessment, receive an additional 4 credits.

This Live activity, KAFP Health Behavior KSA Group Learning Session, from 06/13/2018 – 11/30/2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to  8.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Reserve hotel by May 25 deadline

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Planning to join us for the KAFP Annual Meeting: 70 Years Caring for Kansans? The conference hotel deadline is quickly approaching!  Reserve your room at the Overland Park Marriott Hotel for the reduced rate of $129.00 + taxes and fees.  This special reduced rate is available until Friday, May 25, 2018. To make your reservation please call the Marriott at 913-451-8000 and request the ‘Kansas Family Physicians’ group rate.

There is still time to register.  Please join us June 14-16, 2018 in Overland Park, Kansas for our biggest event of the year. We are pleased to offer a Pre-Conference Knowledge Self Assessment (KSA) on Health Behavior – Wednesday, June 13 from 1:30 – 5:00 p.m.  (8 CME credits.) Register TODAY! 

Please contact the KAFP office at 316-721-9005 or email kafp@kafponline.org with questions about the meeting or registration. We hope you will attend and celebrate 70 Years of Caring for Kansans!

This live activity, KAFP 2018 Annual Meeting, with a beginning date of June 14, 2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 15.75 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Register for Pre-Conference KSA & Annual Meeting

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Registration is open!  Come to the KAFP Annual Meeting: 70 Years Caring for Kansans at the Overland Park Marriott Hotel in Overland Park, Kansas – June 14-16, 2018. Register TODAY! We are pleased to offer a Pre-Conference Knowledge Self Assessment (KSA) on Health Behavior – Wednesday, June 13 from 1:30 – 5:00 p.m.  (8 CME credits.)

Please contact the KAFP office at 316-721-9005 or email kafp@kafponline.org with questions about the meeting or registration. We hope you will attend and celebrate 70 Years of Caring for Kansans!

This live activity, KAFP 2018 Annual Meeting, with a beginning date of June 14, 2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 15.75 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Visit KAFP Website’s “About Us”

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This week in our tour of the KAFP website we will explore the About Us section.

On the About Us landing page you can find the KAFP mission statement, vision, leadership, and history, including a link to past presidents!

Contact KAFP provides the various ways to contact your Academy: Mail, phone, email, fax, social media.

KAFP Team is a listing of staff and methods of contacting each of us.

Board of Directors is a listing of officers, AAFP delegates & alternates, KAFP-Foundation president, district directors, faculty/student representatives, committee chairs, and each of our residency programs. We thank each of them for serving on the board.

Beneath the Board of Directors tab, are the following areas of interest:

  • 2018 Board Candidates:  A list of candidates running for election this year with their pictures and candidates’ statements. Remember: district director ballots are due May 15!
  • Districts: A state map showing the geographical location of each of the KAFP districts and district counties.
  • Committees: Committees’ purposes and members are listed. Committee applications coming soon!
  • President’s Corner: Features the President’s Letter is printed in the Kansas Family Physician.

KAFP News: An overview of print and digital communications and advertising information.  Under this section, you will find:

70th Anniversary: A special page dedicated to showcasing the last 70 years! Check out the following: Through the Years, Your EVP’s Perspective, Throwback Thursday and AAFP 70 Years Strong.

Happy Birthday KAFP

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Happy Birthday to KAFP, chartered May 6, 1948! On our 70th anniversary we take time reflect on our rich history and see how far we have come for our patients, our communities, the state of Kansas, and our specialty. Today, family medicine plays a vital role in the health of current and future generations. Here’s to the next 70 years of caring for Kansans! Visit our 70th Anniversary web page for more memories or share your memories on social media with #KAFP70Years.

And if you have not already, register to join us at the 2018 Annual Meeting – June 14-16 – to celebrate!

Explore Your Foundation

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This week in our tour of the KAFP website we will explore the Foundation section.

The KAFP-Foundation landing page provides an overview of the Foundation including its mission and programs.

Make a Gift is simply that – an opportunity to make a secure monetary donation to the KAFP-Foundation.

Donor Honor Roll features a listing of our 2017 Honor Roll of Donors. We thank each one of you!

The AmazonSmile & Dillons Community Rewards web page gives details of how to become active with these programs and support your KAFP-Foundation through shopping. There is  no extra cost to you.

Board of Trustees lists the KAFP-Foundation officers and trustees. Thank you for your service!

And if you have not already signed up, please join us for the KAFP-Foundation’s largest fundraiser of the year – the Wine Tasting & Silent Auction! You may register as part of your Annual Meeting registration or separately at KAFP-Wine Tasting & Auction.

 

District Director Ballots Due May 15

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Elections for KAFP District Directors are conducted by U.S. Mail ballot. This year, directors in districts 1, 2, 4, 6 and 8 are up for election. Click here to view district boundaries. Ballots were mailed April 13. Ballots must be returned via U.S. mail by May 15, 2018. To get to know candidates, click this link: 2018 Board Candidates. Above each candidate’s photo click “Read Candidate Statement.” Curriculum vitae for candidates are available by request, kafp@kafponline.org or 316-721-9005. Thank you to all of our candidates for running.

Director Candidates

District 1: Keith Ratzlaff, MD (Olathe)
District 2: Tessa Rohrberg, MD (Winfield) & Ron Seglie, MD (Pittsburg)
District 4: Shana Jarmer, MD (Wellington)
District 6: Courtney Huhn, MD (Lansing) & Graig Nickel, MD, FAAFP (Lawrence)
District 8: Ferrill Conant, MD (Smith Center) & Dereck Totten, MD, MPH (Colby)

Officer Candidates

During this year’s KAFP Member Meeting, Friday, June 15, members will elect Secretary, Treasurer, Delegate and Alternate Delegates to the KAFP Board of Directors. The election will be conducted in person during the Annual Meeting  at the Overland Park Marriott Hotel in Overland Park on Friday, June 15 during the Member Meeting. You must be present to vote. Get to know your candidates before the big day.

Secretary Candidates: Jennifer McKenney, MD, FAAFP (Fredonia) & Margaret Smith, MD (Kansas City)
Treasurer: Gretchen Irwin, MD, MBA, FAAFP (Wichita)
Delegate (2 year term): Jen Brull MD, FAAFP (Plainville)
Delegate (2 year term): Doug Gruenacher, MD (Quinter)
Alternate Delegate (2 year term):  Diane Steere, MD (Wichita)
Alternate Delegate (1 year term): Lynn Fisher, MD, FAAFP (Plainville)

KAFP Resolutions Due May 14

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Resolutions are the official means by which you as a member have input into the Academy’s governance and political process. Resolutions can be easy to write. If you have a topic or resolution you’re interested in writing, but get stuck in the process, please don’t stop there – contact KAFP 316-721-9005 for assistance. All resolutions are due by Monday, May 14, 2018.

You may send by e-mail kafp@kafponline.org, fax 316-721-9044 or send by U.S. mail to:

Kansas Academy of Family Physicians
7570 W 21st St N 1026C, #104
Wichita, KS 67205

 

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Health Behavior KSA available as Pre-Conference Session

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The Health Behavior KSA Group Learning Session has been accredited for the pre-conference session of the 2018 Annual Meeting: June 13, 2018.  This Live activity, KAFP Health Behavior KSA Group Learning Session, from 06/13/2018 – 11/30/2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to  8.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

PRE-CONFERENCE:
HEALTH BEHAVIOR KSA GROUP LEARNING SESSION

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
1:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Overland Park Marriott
10800 Metcalf Ave
Overland Park, KS 66210

Register here with your 2018 KAFP Annual Meeting registration. Or you may register for it separately at KSA Group Learning.

Resolutions due by Monday May 14

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Don’t forget – resolutions are due soon!  Please submit your resolution for consideration by Monday, May 14, 2018. You may send by e-mail kafp@kafponline.org, fax 316-721-9044 or send by U.S. mail to:

Kansas Academy of Family Physicians
7570 W 21st St N 1026C, #104
Wichita, KS 67205

This is a great opportunity for you to make your recommendations to KAFP to change or support a topic important to you. Resolutions are the official means by which you as a member have input into the Academy’s governance and political process. Resolutions are not difficult to write. If you have a topic or resolution you’re interested in writing, but get stuck in the process, please don’t stop there– Contact KAFP! We can provide samples from years past, and will be happy to guide you through the process of writing your resolution. We are here to help you!

The official resolution process, adopted by the KAFP Board of Directors, is as follows:
(Please note important dates.)

  • A note in the April and May Weekly e-newsletters will announce that resolutions are due by Monday, May 14, 2018.  Late resolutions may be introduced at the discretion of the Reference Committee Chair, the senior Delegate (Dr. Jen Brull).
  • The staff will follow-up with those who author resolutions, providing them with a copy of this process and the timeline for consideration of resolutions.
  • In the KAFP Weekly e-Newsletter around May 22, we will publish the proposed resolutions, inviting those with an interest in them to contact KAFP with their input.
  • The Reference Committee will be made up of Delegates, Alternates, and officers.
  • On May 31 at 12: 15 p.m. the Reference Committee will hold a hearing by conference call, and inviting the authors of resolutions to participate if they so desire. The committee will go through new resolutions and ones considered for sunset, and make recommendations for the Board.
  • The resolutions will be made available to conference attendees, either in the conference manual or in a separate format.
  • The Board will consider all resolutions at its board meeting, Saturday, June 16, 2018 at the conclusion of the Annual Meeting.