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Mark calendars for October 20: “Let’s Move, Kansas” Run/Walk

 

KAFP-Foundation

Mark your calendars for October 20, 2018 at Sedgwick County Park, Wichita, Kansas for the fourth annual Let’s Move, Kansas run/walk! ​Please visit https://kafponline.org/lmk for more information on registration and sponsorship.

Sign up by August 20 for the early bird rate!

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.

Let’s Move Kansas aims to promote an active, healthy lifestyle for all Kansans.

KAFP Committee Applications Due July 10

KAFP

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 recommendations to keep the organization at the forefront of family medicine on a variety of topics affecting the specialty.

Please respond by Tuesday, July 10 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!

 

Complete Annual Meeting Evaluation to be entered in drawing

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Don’t forget to complete your KAFP Annual Meeting online evaluation by June 29.  Click the blue Evaluation button. Your feedback helps us plan for future meetings. If you fill out an evaluation and submit with your name by midnight June 29, you will be placed into a drawing.  The prize is FREE REGISTRATION to the 2019 Annual Meeting, June 6-8 in Wichita. Thank you for your time. Good luck!

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Registration open for “Let’s Move, Kansas” Run/Walk: Sign up by August 20 for best rate

 

KAFP-Foundation

​The Kansas Academy of Family Physicians-Foundation is proud to announce the fourth annual 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.

Bylaws Amendment Passes; Board Adopts Policy

KAFP

The KAFP membership passed the following bylaws amendment at the Member Meeting on Friday, June 15, 2018:

Bylaws: Chapter III, Meetings

Section 4. Each member of the Board shall be expected to attend participate in all of the scheduled Board Meetings on an annual basis. If expected attendance participation is not achieved, the Board member in question may be interviewed by an ad hoc committee selected by the president, to consider whether that member should be asked to resign.

Rationale: This would allow virtual participation in Board Meetings.  If adopted the Board intends to adopt policies regarding which meetings are eligible for virtual participation and other details regarding virtual Board participation.

During the KAFP Board Meeting, the Board took action to adopt the following policy:

KAFP will hold completely virtual meetings for the Spring and Fall Board Meetings, when there are not additional meetings attached, such as Strategic Planning or Succession Planning.  In-person attendance is highly preferred and encouraged for the Winter and Summer Board Meetings.  This is due to the additional meetings near the same time for which board attendance is expected:  Advocacy Day, with the winter meeting, and the Annual Meeting, with the summer meeting.

  • If a board member is unable to attend the Winter and Summer Board meetings in person, KAFP will offer the capability for video conferencing through a program such as Zoom, to enable the Board to both hear and see people who could not otherwise participate.
  • If a person must connect virtually s/he should connect via video conferencing rather than by conference call.
  • The chair for the Winter and Summer Board meetings should be present in person. If the Board Chair is not present in person, the President will chair the meeting, even if the Chair is participating via video conference.
  • Staff will develop an RSVP system by which Board Members should reply about their plans to attend the Winter and Summer meetings, whether in person or virtually. Prompt notice of the need for video conference attendance (at least 7 days before the meeting) is essential for staff to make appropriate accommodations for technology. 
    • Staff will make their best efforts to accommodate last minute (less than 7 days prior to a meeting) video conference attendance requests with the understanding that accommodations may be limited. If no video conference attendees are known ahead of time, staff will not make plans to set up virtual meeting technology.
  • For all meetings, voting members have the privilege of the vote, whether they attend and participate virtually or in-person.
  • Board Orientation will be offered virtually, or in person.
  • KAFP may develop additional ground rules that pertain to Virtual Participation. (See below.)
  • If there is a Board member who does not participate and engage in Board activities either in-person or virtually, the officers should have a conversation with him/her, discussing any barriers and encouraging engagement.
  • KAFP will provide links to available tutorials and other assistance for use of the video conferencing tool used. (End of Policy)

Additional Ground Rules for Virtual Participation in Board Meetings:

  • Do not mute and hold side conversations if there is more than one board member at a location.
  • The Chair may decide whether to use thumbs up/thumbs down, the chat or polling function for voting.

 

2018 KAFP Award Winners

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

  • Kansas Family Physician of the Year: Michael Machen, MD (Quinter)
  • President’s Award: Todd Miller, MD, FAAFP (Wichita)
  • Foundation President’s Award: Debra Doubek, MD (Manhattan)
  • Kansas Exemplary Teaching (full time): Patricia Fitzgibbons, MD (Kansas City)
  • Kansas Exemplary Teaching (volunteer): Todd Miller, MD, FAAFP (Wichita)
  • KAFP-Foundation Hostetter Student Awards: Erik Bowell (KUSM-Salina); Codi Ehrlich (KUSM-Wichita); and Victoria Otaño (KUSM-KC)
  • Carol A Johnson MD Family Medicine International Mission Scholarships: Ellen Abell, MD and Andrew Ross, MD, both Via Christi Family Medicine Residency Program
  • AAFP Fellows: Patrick Lee Allen, MD, FAAFP, (Wichita); Lisa Marie Gilbert, MD, FAAFP (Wichita); Stephen Muriuki Njagi, MD, FAAFP (Lees Summit); Jeremy J Presley, MD, FAAFP (Dodge City); Jon D Schultz, MD, FAAFP (Stilwell); Margaret Smith, MD, MPH, MHSA, FAAFP (Kansas City); and Nicole Terranova Yedlinsky, MD, FAAFP (Lansing).

 

2018-19 Slate of Officers

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Members elected KAFP officers and leaders at the Member Meeting on Friday, June 15. During the President’s Dinner & Installation, elected officers were sworn in by AAFP President, Michael Munger, MD, FAAFP. Introducing the 2018-19 slate of officers:

President: Jeremy Presley, MD, FAAFP (Dodge City)
President-Elect: Sheryl Beard, MD, FAAFP (Wichita)
Vice President: Chad Johanning, MD, FAAFP (Lawrence)
Secretary, Jen Bacani McKenney, MD, FAAFP (Fredonia)
Treasurer, Gretchen Irwin, MD, MBA, FAAFP (Wichita)
Delegate (2 year term) Jen Brull, MD, FAAFP (Plainville)
Delegate (1 year term), Doug Gruenbacher, MD (Quinter)
Alternate Delegate (2 year term), Diane Steere, MD (Wichita)
Alternate Delegate (1 year term), Lynn Fisher, MD, FAAFP (Plainville)

2018 Summary of Legislation available

KAFP

During the Annual Meeting, KAFP’s Government Relations Liaison, Dodie Wellshear presented a summary of the 2018 legislative session. Access the 2018 Legislative Summary on the Legislative Update web page.

Legislation passed included:

  • SB 109 – State Appropriations; Selected Health Care Priorities; Graduate Medical Education
  • HB 2028 – The Kansas Telemedicine Act
  • HB 2600 – Maternal Deaths and Palliative Care

Legislation not passed included:

  • SB 38 – KanCare Expansion, Bridge to a Healthy Kansas
  • SB 377 – Pharmacists Administering Injections
  • SB 387 – Statewide Drug Therapy Protocol for Pharmacists
  • SB 300; HB 2507; HB 2591 – Changes to KanCare without Legislative Approval
  • SB 316; SB 436 – Smoking Cessation for Medicaid Beneficiaries
  • HB 2231 – Increasing the Tax on Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products
  • HB 2574 – K-TRACS; Allowing Access by Law Enforcement & Mandating Physicians’ Utilization
  • HB 2589 – Independent Practice of Midwifery
  • HB 2704 – Informed Consent from Adult Care Residents to Administer Antipsychotic Medications

 

Family Medicine Week is June 10-16, 2018…How Do you Care for Kansans?

KAFP

FAMILY MEDICINE WEEK in Kansas is here –  June 10-16, 2018. We hope that you are able to attend the 2018 Annual Meeting “70 Years Caring for Kansans,” June 14-16 and we can celebrate FAMILY MEDICINE WEEK together! During the Annual Meeting, attendees can complete a fill-in-the-blank sign, “I care for Kansans by ____________.”  Then hold their sign in front of the KAFP banner for a photo and share on social media.  If you are unable attend the meeting, please participate in this fun photo opportunity this week!

  • Download and print sign
  • Fill in the blank on how you care for Kansans.
  • Take a photo of yourself holding the sign or have someone take your photo.
  • Share on social media using #KAFP70Years and #KAFPAM with your post.

Click here to read the FAMILY MEDICINE WEEK news release.

 

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KAFP Annual Meeting Celebration Begins this Week

KAFP

The KAFP Annual Meeting countdown is here! Wednesday, June 13 is the pre-conference KSA Group Learning Session. And on Thursday, June 14, we will officially kick off the 2018 Annual Meeting, 70 Years Caring for Kansans!  All registrants should have already received a “Know Before You Go” e-mail with details about the conference.  You will want to bookmark or save this website page: kafponline.org/ForAttendees And if you haven’t already registered, we will accept on-site registration starting Thursday morning at the Overland Park Marriott Hotel in Overland Park (1010800 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66210).

We look forward to the Annual Meeting and also celebrating FAMILY MEDICINE WEEK – June 10-16, 2018.  Hope to see you at the KAFP Annual Meeting 70 Years Caring for Kansans, June 14-16 at the Overland Park Marriott. Please contact the KAFP office at 316-721-9005 or email kafp@kafponline.org with questions about the meeting or registration.