2019 KAFP Award Honorees

KAFP

The KAFP congratulates the following members who were recognized at this year’s Annual Meeting:

  • Kansas Family Physician of the Year: John Eplee, MD, FAAFP (Atchison)
  • Kansas Humanitarian Award: S. Todd Stephens, MD, FAAFP (Wichita)
  • 30 Years of Service: Carolyn Gaughan, CAE (Wichita)
  • Kansas Exemplary Teaching (full time): Amy Curry, MD, FAAFP (Wichita)
  • Kansas Exemplary Teaching (volunteer): Marty Turner, MD, FAAFP (Rose Hill)
  • KAFP-Foundation Hostetter Student Awards: Samantha Claassen (KUSM-Wichita); and Adam Zuzelski (KUSM-KC)
  • Carol A Johnson MD Family Medicine International Mission Scholarships: Erin Hoffman, DO, Ascension Via Christi Family Medicine Residency Program (Wichita) and Theresia Neill, MD, Smoky Hill Family Medicine Residency Program (Salina)

AAFP Fellows: Amy Curry, MD, FAAFP (Wichita); Debra Doubek, MD, FAAFP (Manhattan); Robyn Hartvickson, MD, FAAFP (Newton); and unable to attend, Timothy Lawton, MD, FAAFP (Wichita).

The Kansas Family Physician summer edition will feature highlights of these honorees. You may also find photos on Facebook.

2019-20 KAFP Officers Elected

KAFP

Members elected KAFP officers and leaders at the Member Meeting on Friday, June 7. The elected officers were sworn in by AAFP Vice Speaker, Russell Kohl, MD, FAAFP of Stillwell, Kan. Introducing the 2019-20 slate of officers:

President: Sheryl Beard, MD, FAAFP (Wichita)
President-Elect: Chad Johanning, MD, FAAFP (Lawrence)
Vice President: Jen Bacani McKenney, MD, FAAFP (Fredonia)
Secretary: Debra Doubek, MD, FAAFP (Manhattan)
Treasurer: Gretchen Irwin, MD, MBA, FAAFP (Wichita)
Delegate: Jen Brull, MD, FAAFP (Plainville)
Delegate: Doug Gruenbacher, MD (Quinter)
Alternate Delegate: Lynn Fisher, MD, FAAFP (Plainville)
Alternate Delegate: Diane Steere, MD (Wichita)

Jeremy Presley, MD, FAAFP (Dodge City) automatically succeeded to Board Chair for the 2019-20 programming year. We cannot express enough how much we appreciate Dr. Presley for his leadership, level-headed approach, friendship and service throughout his ascension on the KAFP Board of Directors and we look forward to his Board chair service this year. Thank you, Dr. Presley!

Apply for a KAFP Committee – Respond by July 1

KAFP

Looking for a way to get more involved with your Academy?  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 your committee appointment 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.

Get Social During Annual Meeting This Week

KAFP

We are prepared to “Connect. Interact. Learn.” this week at the Wichita Marriott! More than 200 attendees will join us for our 71st Annual Meeting. Our week begins with the pre-conference session “MAT Waiver Training” on Wednesday, June 5 at 1:00 p.m. Annual Meeting registration opens at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 6. The conference begins at 11:00 a.m. If you are not registered yet, we will be accepting walk-in registrations. To expedite the process, complete the registration form and bring it with you.

We encourage registrants to have fun and participate in social media by following, liking, sharing, commenting, and posting.  If you are unable to join us, you can still follow and be engaged through our story.

Get social!

Kansas is Well-Represented at AAFP’s FM Advocacy Summit

KAFP

Eight KAFP members attended AAFP’s Family Medicine Advocacy Summit (FMAS) last week. They learned about the issues on Monday, May 20 and met with each of the six members of the Kansas Congressional Delegation and/or staff on Tuesday, May 21.  View background information on the requests.  Kansas attendees:

  • Sheryl Beard MD, FAAFP
  • Zach Degner, MD
  • Dan Dickerson, MD, PhD, FAAFP
  • Carolyn Gaughan, CAE
  • Doug Gruenbacher, MD
  • Clif Knight, MD, FAAFP
  • Karen Mitchell, MD, FAAFP
  • Mike Munger, MD, FAAFP

Online Annual Meeting Registration Closes June 2

KAFP

Are you ready to “Connect. Interact. Learn.” next week? There are so many opportunities for you to participate in quality CME and KAFP business. Plus, networking and special events for lots of interaction and connecting! If you have not already registered, the last day to register online is Saturday, June 1. After June 1, a $35 late fee applies and on-site registration is required – so please do not delay, register today!

Don’t miss….

  • Pre-Conference Session
    • MAT Waiver Training: Wednesday, June 5, 1:00 – 5:30 p.m. Free for KAFP members; $50 for non-members. Register with your Annual Meeting registration or register for it separately [MAT Training]. Thank you CKF Addiction Treatment for the educational grant.
  • STORM Alumni & Preceptor Reunion by KPPEPR and KUMC: Wednesday, June 5, 6:00 – 9:00 pm at the Wichita Marriott: Free for alumni. Must register in advance.
  • KAFP-Foundation Wine Tasting & Auction: Thursday, June 6, 7:00 – 9:30 pm at Mark Arts, Wichita: $75/per ticket. Pay with conference registration or separately online. Thank you to Wichita Surgical Specialists for supporting this event.
  • KAFP Fun Run & Walk. Friday, June 7,  6:00 – 7:00 am at the Wichita Marriott. Free for conference registrants and guest(s). Thank you Aledade and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas for supporting this event.
  • President’s Reception & Dinner: Friday, June 7, 6:30 – 9:30 pm at the Wichita Marriott.  Free for conference registrants and one guest. Additional charge for more than one guest. Thank you Wichita Urology for supporting the President’s Reception.

This 2019 Annual Meeting, with a beginning date of 06/05/2019, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 20.50 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.

Get Involved with your Academy

KAFP

Respond by July 1

Looking for a way to get more involved with your Academy?  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 your committee appointment 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.

Reference Committee Report on Resolutions Available

Committee Recommendations to be Announced at Member Meeting

KAFP

The Reference Committee hearing met on May 16. Thank you to the authors, committee members and interested KAFP members who participated in the hearing. Their committee recommendations are available on the website at 2019 Conference Committee Report. Committee recommendations will be announced at the Member Meeting on Friday, June 7 during the KAFP Annual Meeting at the Wichita Marriott.  The board will discuss and take action at its board meeting on Saturday, June 8. Four new resolutions were submitted for action this year on topics including Medical Aid in Dying (MAiD) and the oath for new fellows. The Board of Directors made recommendations on these resolutions as well as the sunset resolutions five years ago to decide whether to retain, rewrite or sunset each of them.

 

2019 Honorees at Annual Meeting

KAFP

KAFP is pleased to recognize the following award winners and honorees during the Awards & Recognition Lunch on Friday, June 7:

  • Samantha Claassen – Hostetter Student Award
  • Adam Zuzelski – Hostetter Student Award
  • Erin Hoffman, DO – Carol A. Johnson Family Medicine International Scholarship
  • Theresia Neill, MD – Carol A. Johnson Family Medicine International Scholarship
  • Marty Turner, MD, FAAFP – Kansas Exemplary Teaching Award – Volunteer Category
  • Amy Curry, MD, FAAFP – Kansas Exemplary Teaching Award – Full-time / Part-time Category

KAFP is pleased to recognize the following award winners and honorees during the President’s Dinner & Installation on Friday, June 7:

  • John Eplee, MD, FAAFP – 2019 Kansas Family Physician of the Year
  • S. Todd Stephens, MD, FAAFP – 2019 Humanitarian Award
  • Carolyn Gaughan, CAE  – 30 Years of Service as KAFP Executive Vice President
  • Sheryl Beard, MD, FAAFP  – In-coming 2019-20 KAFP President

Still need to register? Register securely today online!

June 5, 2019 | 1:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Pre-Conference Session:
MAT Waiver Training
Free for KAFP members

June 6-8, 2019

KAFP Annual Meeting
Connect. Interact. Learn.
Wichita Marriott, Wichita, KS

This Live activity, Kansas-AFP 2019 Annual Meeting, with a beginning date of 06/05/2019, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 20.50 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.

2019 District & Faculty Director Election Results Announced

KAFP

Congratulations to the following members who were elected to serve in districts 1, 3, 5, and 7 and faculty directors to serve Wichita and Kansas City campuses. And many thanks to all who ran – your participation is most appreciated.

Click here for District County Map.

Secretary, delegate and alternate delegate elections will be held in-person at the Annual Meeting during the Member Meeting on June 7, 2019 in Wichita.  View candidate statements before voting:

Register to attend the Annual Meeting!