Donate to Gaughan Leadership Fund

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This week we are celebrating the retirement of KAFP’s Executive Vice President after 30 years! There is a retirement celebration planned for Wednesday, August 28 at KU School of Medicine. We hope to see you there. Another great way to honor Carolyn and her contributions of leadership and work for the Academy and family medicine is through the support of the Carolyn Gaughan Leadership Fund.  This endowed fund will support medical students and residents from the Wichita campus to participate in leadership development opportunities. Read more about the fund here.

All contributions may be by check made out to KU Endowment (memo: Gaughan Fund), 1010 N. Kansas, Wichita, KS 67214 or make your gift online at www.kuendowment.org/Gaughanfund.

Medical Aid in Dying / Physician-Assisted Suicide Survey deadline is August 26

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All KAFP voting members (active, resident, life members) received an email a few weeks ago from President Sheryl Beard, MD, FAAFP providing notification of a survey that was launched on Aug. 12. The survey seeks the membership’s input on the topic of medical aid in dying/physician-assisted suicide, to provide valuable feedback to our delegates and alternate delegates who will travel to Philadelphia in September for the AAFP’s Congress of Delegates.

To gather unbiased input from the membership, KAFP has contracted with eAutoFeedback, LLC, a third-party independent survey company, to conduct the confidential survey and report back to KAFP’s Board of Directors. All responses will be anonymous and data will be reported only in aggregate.

If you are an active, resident or life member who did not receive the survey request, please check your junk/spam folder for an email from info@kafponline.org. A reminder was sent Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. If it is not there, let us know at info@kafponline.org Thank you for your time and attention on these important matters.

Plan Ahead and Sign Up for Family Doctor of the Day Early

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Get your Family Doctor of the Day (FDOD) volunteer date on your calendar early and get first pick of available dates! The 2020 legislative session is six months away, but it will go by quickly. We invite all active members and residents with a Kansas license, to serve as the FDOD at the Statehouse during the legislative session.

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.

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 definitely puts family medicine front and center with our legislators.

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

Thank you for your consideration of taking a day to volunteer for this important program.

Attend Retirement Celebration and Welcome KAFP EVPs, Aug. 28

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Join Carolyn, her friends, family and colleagues from KAFP, to celebrate her retirement after 30 years of service as KAFP’s Executive Vice President. Also, meet KAFP’s new EVP, Tarah Remington Brown.

Carolyn Gaughan, CAE

Tarah Remington Brown

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 28, 2019
OPEN HOUSE RECEPTION
4:00 – 6:00 P.M.

KU SCHOOL OF MEDICINE – WICHITA
1010 N Kansas St, Wichita, KS
Sunflower Room, #2202

Please RSVP to INFO@kafponline.org or call (316) 721-9005 by Aug. 20, 2019
Cards may be sent to Carolyn, c/o KAFP, 7570 W 21st St N, Bldg 1026C #104, Wichita, KS 67205.

Live Well, Lead Effectively – Register Today!

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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:

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.