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Renew Your Academy Membership Today

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KAFP Membership Chair Melissa Rosso, MD (Manhattan) shares how her membership with the Academy has benefited her, “Serving as membership chair the past several years had opened the door to so many new friendships and opportunities. Traveling to the residency programs and interacting with the residents has renewed my love of teaching and lifelong learning. The annual meeting has allowed me to stay current on both medical treatments and in my colleagues’ lives. And finally, dual membership in the AAFP has given me access to free online CME.

Continue to enjoy your Academy membership benefits by remitting your payment today by visiting the AAFP website, through , or by calling the AAFP at 800.274.2237. Quick pay allows any individual to pay a member’s dues invoice without logging in to the member’s AAFP account. The only information that is required to make a payment is the member’s AAFP ID number and dues invoice number. It’s as simple as that. We value your membership!

KAFP Reveals New Name for Annual Meeting

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Beginning in 2020, our largest CME meeting of the year will be known as Fam Med Forward (formerly known as KAFP Annual Meeting). The new name and new logo will match an improved CME meeting and a new location to best meet our members’ needs. You are invited to move forward with us to learn, network and participate in KAFP business during Fam Med Forward. Mark your calendars for June 4-6, 2020, Manhattan, Kan. Registration opens Dec. 2019 with early bird specials. Don’t miss it!

Wanted: Members in the News

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Have you recently received an award, been appointed to a committee or office for an organization or have another achievement you wish to share with KAFP?

We want to hear about your achievements! KAFP would like to include our members in the KFP feature, “Members in the News”. Please email Marina your news item with “Members in the News” in the subject line. Provide your headshot or a photo from your news item if applicable.

2020 Award Nominations Close Dec. 31

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Kansas has some of the best family doctors! Help us showcase the great work of our members by nominating an outstanding family physician you know.

The deadline to submit 2020 nominations is Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019.  KAFP is seeking nominations for the following awards:

Advocate for Your Specialty

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We invite all of our active members and residents with a Kansas medical license, to serve as the FDOD at the Statehouse during the legislative session. This is a great way to advocate for the specialty of family medicine.

FDOD volunteers report to the Statehouse in Topeka at 9:00 a.m. and stay until 3:00 p.m. taking care of legislators, staff and sometimes even visitors who need medical attention.

FDOD is a volunteer program organized by the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians, in which KAFP provides for a family physician to be present at the Statehouse each day during the legislative session. KAFP relies on its trusted membership to volunteer to serve as FDOD.

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.

Volunteers assist legislators and their staff with health needs that may arise throughout the day. Checking blood pressure, distributing ibuprofen, examining sore throats: the health issues are mainly minor health needs, with a few more serious ailments during the year. The legislators are grateful for the program and it showcases the great work of family medicine in patient care!

Save the Date for 2020 Advocacy Day

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Mark your calendars for Jan. 29, 2020 — Kansas’ birthday and Advocacy Day in Topeka! Advocacy Day is for physicians, residents and medical students who are interested in learning more about how to advocate for family physicians in our state. The day will energize you, prepare you to give testimony or call your legislator and inform you about issues in Kansas that affect your profession and about the upcoming legislative session. Registration and schedule are coming soon. This is our biggest legislative event of the year – don’t miss it!

2020 Award Nominations Open

KAFP

Kansas has some of the best family doctors! Help us showcase the great work of our members by nominating an outstanding family physician you know.

The deadline to submit 2020 nominations is Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019.  KAFP is seeking nominations for the following awards:

KAFP Seeks Authors and Members in the News

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KAFP is seeking authors for the Kansas Family Physician, “Physician Viewpoint” column and any professional news items. “Physician Viewpoint” is a regular feature article in the KAFP’s quarterly journal. If you have a story you would like to share with your colleagues about successes in your practice or experiences that have helped improve patient care, please share! Some recent topics “Physician Viewpoint” authors have written about include social determinants of health, end-of-life-care and physician burnout. Do you have a topic you are passionate about? Please submit your article for the winter issue by Dec. 30, 2019 to mspexarth@kafponline.org.

What to include in your “Physician Viewpoint” submission:

  1. Length: 750-1200 words
  2. Headshot
  3. Short Bio
  4. Send to Marina Spexarth by Dec. 30.

Have you recently received an award, been appointed to a committee or office for an organization?

We want to hear about your achievements! We want to include you in our “Members in the News” section of the Kansas Family Physician. Please email Marina your item. Be sure and include “Members in the News” in the subject line. Provide your headshot or a photo from your news item if applicable.

2020 Award Nominations Open

KAFP

Kansas has some of the best family doctors! Help us showcase the great work of our members by nominating an outstanding family physician you know.

The deadline for submission of 2020 nominees is Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019.  KAFP is seeking nominations for the following awards:

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

Volunteer at the Statehouse

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Spots are filling fast for Family Doctor of the Day (FDOD) volunteer opportunities! Check out availability . We invite all of our active members and residents with a Kansas medical license, to serve as the FDOD at the Statehouse during the legislative session.

FDOD volunteers report to the Statehouse in Topeka at 9:00 a.m. and stay until 3:00 p.m. taking care of legislators, staff and sometimes even visitors who need medical attention.

FDOD is a volunteer program organized by the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians, in which KAFP provides for a family physician to be present at the Statehouse each day during the legislative session. KAFP relies on its trusted membership to volunteer to serve as FDOD.

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.

Volunteers assist legislators and their staff with health needs that may arise throughout the day. Checking blood pressure, distributing ibuprofen, examining sore throats: the health issues are mainly minor health needs, with a few more serious ailments during the year. The legislators are grateful for the program and it showcases the great work of family medicine in patient care!