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.

 

Register for Pre-Conference KSA & Annual Meeting

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Registration is open!  Come to the KAFP Annual Meeting: 70 Years Caring for Kansans at the Overland Park Marriott Hotel in Overland Park, Kansas – June 14-16, 2018. Register TODAY! 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.)

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.

 

Visit KAFP Website’s “About Us”

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

On the About Us landing page you can find the KAFP mission statement, vision, leadership, and history, including a link to past presidents!

Contact KAFP provides the various ways to contact your Academy: Mail, phone, email, fax, social media.

KAFP Team is a listing of staff and methods of contacting each of us.

Board of Directors is a listing of officers, AAFP delegates & alternates, KAFP-Foundation president, district directors, faculty/student representatives, committee chairs, and each of our residency programs. We thank each of them for serving on the board.

Beneath the Board of Directors tab, are the following areas of interest:

  • 2018 Board Candidates:  A list of candidates running for election this year with their pictures and candidates’ statements. Remember: district director ballots are due May 15!
  • Districts: A state map showing the geographical location of each of the KAFP districts and district counties.
  • Committees: Committees’ purposes and members are listed. Committee applications coming soon!
  • President’s Corner: Features the President’s Letter is printed in the Kansas Family Physician.

KAFP News: An overview of print and digital communications and advertising information.  Under this section, you will find:

70th Anniversary: A special page dedicated to showcasing the last 70 years! Check out the following: Through the Years, Your EVP’s Perspective, Throwback Thursday and AAFP 70 Years Strong.

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)