Happy Birthday KAFP

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Happy Birthday to KAFP, chartered May 6, 1948! On our 70th anniversary we take time reflect on our rich history and see how far we have come for our patients, our communities, the state of Kansas, and our specialty. Today, family medicine plays a vital role in the health of current and future generations. Here’s to the next 70 years of caring for Kansans! Visit our 70th Anniversary web page for more memories or share your memories on social media with #KAFP70Years.

And if you have not already, register to join us at the 2018 Annual Meeting – June 14-16 – to celebrate!

Explore Your Foundation

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This week in our tour of the KAFP website we will explore the Foundation section.

The KAFP-Foundation landing page provides an overview of the Foundation including its mission and programs.

Make a Gift is simply that – an opportunity to make a secure monetary donation to the KAFP-Foundation.

Donor Honor Roll features a listing of our 2017 Honor Roll of Donors. We thank each one of you!

The AmazonSmile & Dillons Community Rewards web page gives details of how to become active with these programs and support your KAFP-Foundation through shopping. There is  no extra cost to you.

Board of Trustees lists the KAFP-Foundation officers and trustees. Thank you for your service!

And if you have not already signed up, please join us for the KAFP-Foundation’s largest fundraiser of the year – the Wine Tasting & Silent Auction! You may register as part of your Annual Meeting registration or separately at KAFP-Wine Tasting & Auction.

 

District Director Ballots Due May 15

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Elections for KAFP District Directors are conducted by U.S. Mail ballot. This year, directors in districts 1, 2, 4, 6 and 8 are up for election. Click here to view district boundaries. Ballots were mailed April 13. Ballots must be returned via U.S. mail by May 15, 2018. To get to know candidates, click this link: 2018 Board Candidates. Above each candidate’s photo click “Read Candidate Statement.” Curriculum vitae for candidates are available by request, kafp@kafponline.org or 316-721-9005. Thank you to all of our candidates for running.

Director Candidates

District 1: Keith Ratzlaff, MD (Olathe)
District 2: Tessa Rohrberg, MD (Winfield) & Ron Seglie, MD (Pittsburg)
District 4: Shana Jarmer, MD (Wellington)
District 6: Courtney Huhn, MD (Lansing) & Graig Nickel, MD, FAAFP (Lawrence)
District 8: Ferrill Conant, MD (Smith Center) & Dereck Totten, MD, MPH (Colby)

Officer Candidates

During this year’s KAFP Member Meeting, Friday, June 15, members will elect Secretary, Treasurer, Delegate and Alternate Delegates to the KAFP Board of Directors. The election will be conducted in person during the Annual Meeting  at the Overland Park Marriott Hotel in Overland Park on Friday, June 15 during the Member Meeting. You must be present to vote. Get to know your candidates before the big day.

Secretary Candidates: Jennifer McKenney, MD, FAAFP (Fredonia) & Margaret Smith, MD (Kansas City)
Treasurer: Gretchen Irwin, MD, MBA, FAAFP (Wichita)
Delegate (2 year term): Jen Brull MD, FAAFP (Plainville)
Delegate (2 year term): Doug Gruenacher, MD (Quinter)
Alternate Delegate (2 year term):  Diane Steere, MD (Wichita)
Alternate Delegate (1 year term): Lynn Fisher, MD, FAAFP (Plainville)

KAFP Resolutions Due May 14

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Resolutions are the official means by which you as a member have input into the Academy’s governance and political process. Resolutions can be easy to write. If you have a topic or resolution you’re interested in writing, but get stuck in the process, please don’t stop there – contact KAFP 316-721-9005 for assistance. All resolutions are due by Monday, May 14, 2018.

You may send by e-mail kafp@kafponline.org, fax 316-721-9044 or send by U.S. mail to:

Kansas Academy of Family Physicians
7570 W 21st St N 1026C, #104
Wichita, KS 67205

 

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Health Behavior KSA available as Pre-Conference Session

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The Health Behavior KSA Group Learning Session has been accredited for the pre-conference session of the 2018 Annual Meeting: June 13, 2018.  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.

PRE-CONFERENCE:
HEALTH BEHAVIOR KSA GROUP LEARNING SESSION

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
1:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Overland Park Marriott
10800 Metcalf Ave
Overland Park, KS 66210

Register here with your 2018 KAFP Annual Meeting registration. Or you may register for it separately at KSA Group Learning.

Resolutions due by Monday May 14

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Don’t forget – resolutions are due soon!  Please submit your resolution for consideration by Monday, May 14, 2018. You may send by e-mail kafp@kafponline.org, fax 316-721-9044 or send by U.S. mail to:

Kansas Academy of Family Physicians
7570 W 21st St N 1026C, #104
Wichita, KS 67205

This is a great opportunity for you to make your recommendations to KAFP to change or support a topic important to you. Resolutions are the official means by which you as a member have input into the Academy’s governance and political process. Resolutions are not difficult to write. If you have a topic or resolution you’re interested in writing, but get stuck in the process, please don’t stop there– Contact KAFP! We can provide samples from years past, and will be happy to guide you through the process of writing your resolution. We are here to help you!

The official resolution process, adopted by the KAFP Board of Directors, is as follows:
(Please note important dates.)

  • A note in the April and May Weekly e-newsletters will announce that resolutions are due by Monday, May 14, 2018.  Late resolutions may be introduced at the discretion of the Reference Committee Chair, the senior Delegate (Dr. Jen Brull).
  • The staff will follow-up with those who author resolutions, providing them with a copy of this process and the timeline for consideration of resolutions.
  • In the KAFP Weekly e-Newsletter around May 22, we will publish the proposed resolutions, inviting those with an interest in them to contact KAFP with their input.
  • The Reference Committee will be made up of Delegates, Alternates, and officers.
  • On May 31 at 12: 15 p.m. the Reference Committee will hold a hearing by conference call, and inviting the authors of resolutions to participate if they so desire. The committee will go through new resolutions and ones considered for sunset, and make recommendations for the Board.
  • The resolutions will be made available to conference attendees, either in the conference manual or in a separate format.
  • The Board will consider all resolutions at its board meeting, Saturday, June 16, 2018 at the conclusion of the Annual Meeting. 

Watch KAFP Annual Meeting video just for you – Register today!

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Presenting our 2018 Annual Meeting video just for you!

Kansas Academy of Family Physicians (KAFP) invites you to celebrate our 70th Anniversary:  KAFP Annual Meeting: 70 Years Caring for Kansans at the Overland Park Marriott Hotel in Overland Park, Kansas – June 14-16, 2018.

Click here to read more about special activities such as the pre-conference KSA, Wine Tasting & Auction, Fun Run and President’s Dinner.

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 join us 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.

 

View KAFP Education & Events Web Section

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If you thought we packed in a lot into the KAFP Advocacy section of the website, you are in for a treat with the KAFP Education & Events section.

Let’s visit each of the tabs under the Education & Events section, starting with the landing page featuring upcoming and past events that may be of interest to you.

  • The Events Calendar is where you will find a monthly calendar of KAFP & AAFP events (CME, board meetings, special events).
  • The Annual Meeting tab has a nice landing page of the different aspects of the meeting to help guide you. Under this tab you will find:
    • Annual Meeting Schedule
    • For Attendees
    • For Speakers
    • For Supporters & Exhibitors
  • The AAFP CME tab redirects you to the AAFP’s site to view all AAFP Certified CME
  • Resources A-Z is a listing of outside resources for you.
  • The Tobacco page provides tobacco-related resources for you from KAFP.
  • DOT Training redirects to the Iowa Academy of Family Physicians (IAFP), who KAFP works collaboratively with, to provide information about the National Registry for Certified Medical Examiners Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) examination.
  • Fine Print is everything you need to know about our educational offerings that isn’t covered anywhere else! Everything from photo releases to Conflict of Interest disclosure, Travel Reimbursement, and to KAFP policies on cancellations and refunds.

Don’t forget to bookmark the KAFP website and use it as a valuable resource.

Registration open for “Let’s Move, Kansas” Run/Walk

 

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​The Kansas Academy of Family Physicians-Foundation is proud to announce our fourth year for Let’s Move, Kansas run/walk. Let’s Move Kansas aims to promote an active, healthy lifestyle for all Kansans. Mark your calendars for October 20, 2018 at Sedgwick County Park, Wichita, Kansas for this year’s event!

Registration is now open at: www.letsmovekansas.com Be sure and sign up by August 20 for the early bird rate! $5 discount for residents and medical students ONLY with promo code STURES18.

Register at www.letsmovekansas.com  Proceeds benefit the KAFP-Foundation.  Join us in motivating Kansans to move, and supporting the future of family medicine!

Special thanks to our presenting sponsor, KU School of Medicine-Wichita and our platinum sponsor, Grene Vision Group. If your hospital/clinic/company is interested in being a sponsor for this event, please contact at Michelle Corkins or 316-721-9005 for more information.

KAFP Annual Meeting offers valuable CME

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Kansas Academy of Family Physicians (KAFP) invites you to celebrate our 70th Anniversary with us:  KAFP Annual Meeting: 70 Years Caring for Kansans at the Overland Park Marriott Hotel in Overland Park, Kansas – June 14-16, 2018.

Sessions cover topics including cholesterol guidelines, opioid use and misuse, fertility, heart failure, leadership, sports medicine, and MACRA/MIPS/QPP. There will also be round table discussion on DPC, several EMRs, POCUS, ER, public health, and new physicians.”  View the full schedule here.

Click here to read more about special activities such as the pre-conference KSA, Wine Tasting & Auction, Fun Run and President’s Dinner.

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 join us 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.