Register for Last RISE Webinar to Help You Combat Burnout

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Join us for the last webinar in our RISE Webinar Series on July 24 at 12:15 pm. Dr. Amaryllis Sanchez Wohlever will inspire you to live well and lead effectively!

Nurturing a Heart of Service without Burning Out, Amaryllis Sanchez Wohlever, MD

Learning Objectives

  • Identify at least three specific ways to nurture a servant heart in a busy practice.
  • Consider ways to safeguard the heart and soul from burnout.
  •  Gain new tools to commit to a healthier way to practice medicine in this tough climate.

The RISE program is a wellness initiative of KAFP designed to help Kansas family physicians RISE above burnout. Although our RISE Webinar Series is complimentary for KAFP members, registration is required to receive log-in credentials to access the webinar.

RISE resources include:

KAFP Office Closed July 4

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The KAFP office will close on Wednesday, July 3 at 2:00 p.m. and  be closed on Thursday, July 4 in observance of the Independence Day holiday. The office will resume normal business hours on Friday, July 5. We wish you and your family a fun and safe 4th of July!

Free Webinar Inspires Physicians to Live Well and Lead Effectively

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Join us for the upcoming RISE webinar with Dr. Amaryllis Sanchez Wohlever on July 24 at 12:15 p.m. She will inspire you to live well and lead effectively!

About Amaryllis Sanchez Wohlever, MD

I am the wife of a pilot-turned-preacher, the happy mom of three terrific children, and have been a physician leader for twenty-five years. My life was transformed years ago through a heartfelt prayer. Since then, my work as a physician turned into a ministry as I learned to care for people from the heart. I strive to care for the soul and minister to the spirit while treating the body.

I served as chief resident and as president of the Florida Association of Family Medicine Residents. I have served two terms on the Board of Directors of the Florida Academy of Family Physicians and chair the FAFP Physician Wellness initiative. I am a graduate of the Florida Medical Association Leadership Academy and assisted the 2018 launch of the FMA’s statewide Healthy Living initiative. I am passionate about Helping Docs Thrive™ in the midst of a broken system in constant flux and feel blessed by the many opportunities I have to enhance physician wellness and prevent burnout at the state and national level.

The RISE program is a wellness initiative of KAFP designed to help Kansas family physicians RISE above burnout. Register for the upcoming free RISE webinar on Wednesday, July 24, 12:15 – 12:45 p.m. “Nurturing A Heart of Service Without Burning Out,” with presenter Amaryllis Sanches Wohlever, MD.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify at least three specific ways to nurture a servant heart in a busy practice.
  • Consider ways to safeguard the heart and soul from burnout.
  •  Gain new tools to commit to a healthier way to practice medicine in this tough climate.

Although our RISE Webinar Series is complimentary for KAFP members, registration is required to receive log-in credentials to access the webinar.

RISE resources include:

Retiring EVP’s Last Day in the Office is Friday

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The Board hired incoming Executive Vice President, Tarah Remington Brown, to allow EVP Carolyn Gaughan, CAE, to retire at the end of the summer. The transition has been in progress since May 13, 2019. Carolyn’s last day coming to the office daily is Friday, June 28. She will use accumulated vacation and leave days through most of July and August, and plans to be in the office only occasionally. Tarah will take over more responsibility during the transition. Carolyn’s last official day as EVP is August 31, 2019. As part of the transition, Carolyn will no longer monitor the e-mail kafp@kafponline.org after Friday, June 28. After Friday, all e-mail sent to that address will receive an auto-reply message directing the sender to others within the organization. We hope you will join us for a retirement party for Carolyn on Wednesday, August 28 from 4 – 6 p.m. at the KU School of Medicine – Wichita.  Further details to come!

 

Board Takes Action on Resolutions

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The 2019 Reference Committee recommendations were announced and members were heard at the Member Meeting on Friday, June 7 during the KAFP Annual Meeting at the Wichita Marriott. The Board discussed and took  action on the resolutions at its Board meeting on Saturday, June 8. Three of the resolutions involved the topic of medical aid in dying / physician-assisted suicide and there was impassioned testimony at the Board meeting from widely differing perspectives. The Board intends to conduct a survey this summer to gain a better understanding of members’ attitudes and opinions on the related topics.  Download the full Board Action on 2019 Reference Committee Report on Resolutions.  Please note that this document is a draft until the Board meets at its fall meeting to adopt the June 8, 2019 minutes.

Complete Annual Meeting Evaluation by Friday, June 28

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Thank YOU if you attended the 2019 KAFP Annual Meeting and submitted your evaluation. If you have not yet completed it, please don’t forget. The number one way to provide the Professional Development Committee with your input to improve the Annual Meeting for future years is to give us your opinions and feedback from this year. Please complete the evaluation.

Active, life and non-member attendees who complete the evaluation and submit with their name by midnight June 28, will be placed into a drawing. The prize is FREE REGISTRATION to the 2020 Annual Meeting, June 4-6 in Manhattan, Kan. Good luck! Residents and medical students already attend the conference free of charge. Thank you ALL for sharing your thoughts. It’s so important to us!

 

Combat Burnout and Attend RISE Free Webinar

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New research from KUSM-Wichita shows burnout is common even in med school and residency. Read full article. Combat burnout and attend KAFP’s upcoming RISE webinar on July 24 at 12:15 p.m.

The RISE program is a wellness initiative of KAFP designed to help Kansas family physicians RISE above burnout. Register for the upcoming free RISE Webinar Series on Wednesday, July 24, 12:15 – 12:45 p.m. “Nurturing A Heart of Service Without Burning Out,” with presenter Amaryllis Sanches Wohlever, MD.

There is no charge for the RISE Webinar Series. However, registration is required to receive the log-in information for the webinar.

RISE resources include:

RISE: Restore, Invigorate, Strengthen, Energize.

KAFP Responds to Hilburn Decision

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The Kansas Supreme Court recently issued a ruling (Hilburn v. Enerpipe, LTD) that will impact physicians, hospitals, and ultimately Kansas patients. The Court ruled that the state laws limiting non-economic damages (i.e. damages for pain and suffering) in civil cases are now unconstitutional. The ruling was a surprise to the legal community and reverses the Court’s 2012 decision in Miller v. Johnson which upheld the cap’s constitutionality. The Kansas Academy of Family Physicians (KAFP) condemns the potential effects of this ruling and last week sent an e-mail to membership regarding the impact. Read the letter.

 

 

Last Chance to Apply for a KAFP 2019-20 Committee

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If you have been contemplating applying for a KAFP Committee, respond by Monday, July 1.  KAFP is pleased to invite members to volunteer to serve on one of our six committees; Communications, Governmental Advocacy, Finance & Insurance, Membership & Member Services, Practice Enhancement, and Professional Development.  Through committee involvement you can provide input on Academy activities and help advance the mission of the KAFP.

  1. Review the committees and a short description of their work.
  2. Submit your committee application by July 1, 2019. Please note we request two selections, but you are only appointed to one committee.
  3. KAFP will be in touch with you regarding Dr. Beard’s committee appointments in July.

Please submit your committee application by July 1 to ensure that your request is reviewed during our upcoming appointment process.  If you have questions, please contact kafp@kafponline.org.  Thank you for your interest and commitment to KAFP.

Register for Upcoming RISE Webinar: July 24

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The RISE program is a wellness initiative of KAFP designed to help Kansas family physicians RISE above burnout. Register for the upcoming free RISE Webinar Series on Wednesday, July 24, 12:15 – 12:45 p.m. “Nurturing A Heart of Service Without Burning Out,” with presenter Amaryllis Sanches Wohlever, MD.

There is no charge for the RISE Webinar Series. However, registration is required to receive the log-in information for the webinar.

RISE resources include:

RISE: Restore, Invigorate, Strengthen, Energize.