Celebrate Family Medicine Week — June 10-16, 2018

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Mark your calendars! Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer, MD, officially proclaimed June 10-16, 2018 as FAMILY MEDICINE WEEK in Kansas, during a signing ceremony last week in Topeka. We celebrate our 70th Anniversary during the 2018 Annual Meeting “70 Years Caring for Kansans,” June 14-16. You are invited to celebrate FAMILY MEDICINE WEEK with us at the Annual Meeting! If you have not already, there is still time to registerRead the FAMILY MEDICINE WEEK proclamation.

Thank you to the following KAFP Board of Director members for attending the signing ceremony:

  • John Feehan MD, FAAFP, Olathe; KAFP President
  • Chad Johanning MD, FAAFP, Lawrence; KAFP Secretary
  • Rick Kellerman MD, FAAFP, Wichita; KAFP Board member and Chair Department of Family & Community Medicine, KU School of Medicine, Wichita campus
  • Jen McKenney MD, FAAFP, Fredonia; Alternate Delegate to AAFP
  • Michael Munger MD, FAAFP, Overland Park; American Academy of Family Physicians President
  • Graig Nickel MD, FAAFP, Lawrence; KAFP Board member, District 6 Director
  • Belinda Vail MD, FAAFP, Prairie Village; KAFP Board member and Chair Department of Family Medicine, KU School of Medicine, Kansas City campus
  • Margaret Smith MD, MPH, MHSA, FAAFP, Kansas City; KAFP Board member, KUMC Faculty Representative, Kansas City campus
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Don’t miss 2018 Annual Meeting “70 Years Caring for Kansans”

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Last chance to register for the biggest event of the year – 2018 KAFP Annual Meeting. Register by Friday, June 8 to get the best conference rate and avoid the $35 late fee. Secure online registration for the KAFP Annual Meeting is available –  register today! It will be a memorable celebration of 70 years caring for Kansans.

Pre-Conference:  Health Behavior KSA Group Learning
June 13, 2018

2018 KAFP Annual Meeting
70 Years Caring for Kansans
June 14-16, 2018

 

Apply for a 2018-19 Committee! Deadline is July 2

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KAFP is pleased to offer the opportunity for you to get involved with your organization by volunteering to serve on a committee. Through committee involvement you can provide input about Academy activities.  Click here to review the committees and submit your committee application. Appointed committee members help form policy and make recommendations to keep the organization at the forefront of the specialty on a variety of topics affecting the specialty.

Please respond by Monday, July 2 to ensure that your request is reviewed during our upcoming appointment process. If you have questions, please contact us at kafp@kafponline.org or 316.721.9005. Thank you for your interest!

 

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Register for Annual Meeting by June 8 for best rate and no late fees

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The countdown for the KAFP Annual Meeting begins! Be sure to register by Friday, June 8 to get the best conference rate and avoid the $35 late fee. Secure online registration for the KAFP Annual Meeting is available –  register today! It will be a memorable celebration of 70 years caring for Kansans.

Pre-Conference:  Health Behavior KSA Group Learning Session
June 13, 2018

2018 KAFP Annual Meeting
70 Years Caring for Kansans
June 14-16, 2018

Both events are at the Overland Park Marriott, Overland Park, Kansas. Reserve your room at the conference hotel for the reduced rate of $129.00 + taxes and fees.  This special reduced rate is available until Friday, June 1, 2018. To make your reservation, book online or call the Marriott at 913-451-8000 and request the “Kansas Family Physicians” group rate.

2018-19 KAFP Committees now forming – apply today

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KAFP is pleased to offer the opportunity for you to get involved with your organization by volunteering to serve on a committee. Through committee involvement you can provide input about Academy activities.  Click here to review the committees and submit your committee application. Appointed committee members help form policy and make recommendations to keep the organization at the forefront of the specialty on a variety of topics affecting the specialty.

Please respond by Monday, July 2 to ensure that your request is reviewed during our upcoming appointment process. If you have questions, please contact us at kafp@kafponline.org or 316.721.9005. Thank you for your interest!

 

Reduced Room Rate Extended Until June 1

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Good news if you have plans to stay at the Overland Park Marriott during the KAFP Annual Meeting: 70 Years Caring for Kansans  – June 14-16, 2018! The conference hotel has extended the deadline to reserve your room at the special conference rate for one more week! Reserve your room for the reduced rate of $129 + taxes and fees by Friday, June 1.  To take advantage of this opportunity, make your reservation online or call the Overland Park Marriott at 1-800-228-9290 and request the ‘Kansas Family Physicians’ group rate.

June 13 from 1:30 – 5:00 p.m.  (8 CME credits)
 June 14-16, 2018
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.

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!

 

 

Three New Resolutions Presented for Consideration

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Three new resolutions were submitted for action this year. The Board of Directors will take action on them and resolutions from five years ago to decide whether to retain, rewrite or sunset each of them.  Members may view all the resolutions online: 2018 Resolutions.

The KAFP Reference Committee will meet Thursday, May 31 at 12:15 by video conference to discuss the resolutions.  Committee recommendations will be available at the Member Meeting during the Annual Meeting at lunch on Friday, June 15.  The board will discuss and take action at its meeting on Saturday, June 16. If you have any questions or input on the resolutions please contact Carolyn Gaughan at kafp@kafponline.org.

District Director Election Results Announced

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Congratulations to the following members who were elected to serve in districts 1, 2, 4, 6 and 8. And many thanks to all who ran – your participation is most appreciated.

Click here for District County Map.

Secretary, treasurer, delegate and alternate delegate elections will be held in-person at the Annual Meeting during the Member Meeting Lunch on June 15, 2018 in Overland Park.  Register to attend the Annual Meeting!

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.