Social Media Ambassador Opportunity

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Volunteer to be a Social Media Ambassador at the Annual Meeting and you could receive a registration discount! Are you social media savvy? Do you enjoy the social media world? Help KAFP elevate our social media presence, and you will benefit at the same time! We are seeking up to three Social Media Ambassadors to tweet and post Facebook messages and pictures throughout the KAFP Annual Meeting, June 14-16, using our hashtags – #KAFPAM, #KAFP70Years and #KSHealth. In return, KAFP will provide each ambassador a 25 percent discount off full meeting registration, and other considerations. Please contact Carolyn to apply – 316-721-9005 or kafp@kafponline.org.

Check out the KAFP Advocacy web page

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There is a lot packed into the KAFP Advocacy section of the website. Take a moment to familiarize yourself with the many resources and information about how KAFP is advocating for family medicine! Let’s walk through each of the tabs under the Advocacy section.

Please read the 2018 Legislative Priorities. The Governmental Advocacy Committee develops priorities each year and the Board considers for adoption.  These are of great importance in keeping the KAFP on priority issues throughout the legislative session.

The Family Doctor of the Day page provides an overview of the FDOD program, how to volunteer and a calendar of volunteers.  There are still four open FDOD days left on the calendar, consider volunteering for a date while you’re there.

Visit the Advocacy Day page for the date & full schedule for this event each year.

Our Happening in Topeka web page has the following resource areas for members:

  • Legislative Update – Current and past weekly Legislative Updates recap the session.
  • Testimony – This is the testimony presented this session on behalf of Kansas Academy of Family Physicians.
  • Bill Tracker – Here is an overview of bills that KAFP tracks.
  • Health Committees – Members of Kansas legislative health committees that have jurisdiction over legislation that relates to health care and social services.

And finally, AAFP Advocacy is a listing of ways to become involved through AAFP. Don’t forget to bookmark the KAFP website and use it as a valuable resource.

Resolutions due by Monday May 14

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Do you have a burning issue you’re passionate about?  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!

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

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 DATE TBD 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. 
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RISE Webinar recordings available online

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Thank you to Dr. Clif Knight for presenting the RISE Webinar last week:  Physician Health First: AAFP Physician Health & Well-Being Resources.  Also check out AAFP’s Physician Health First portal as a resource.

Recordings of past RISE webinars are located on KAFP’s Physician Wellness web page.

Mark your calendar for future RISE webinars:
August 29, 2018

  • Increasing Joy in Practice, Avoiding Burnout, Building Resilient Practices and Careers
    Presenter: Terry L “Lee” Mills, MD, FAAFP

October 24, 2018

  • Prevent Burnout & Build Resilience in Practice: Two Kansas Case Studies
    Presenters: Melissa Rosso, MD & Beth Oller, MD

This Live series activity, KAFP RISE Webinar Series, from 01/31/2018 – 10/24/2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Each webinar is approved for 0.5 AAFP Prescribed credits. KAFP will submit CME earned for members who participate in live webinars.

There is no charge for the RISE Webinar Series. Registration is required to receive log-in information.

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Annual Meeting brochure in the mail

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Be on the lookout for your 2018 KAFP Annual Meeting conference brochure to arrive in the mail this week! Make plans now to attend the 2018 KAFP Annual Meeting “70 Years Caring for Kansans” in Overland Park, June 14-16. Secure online registration for the KAFP Annual Meeting is now open. Register today for both the KAFP Annual Meeting and Pre-Conference KSA!

Pre-Conference:  Health Behavior KSA Group Learning Session
June 13, 2018

2018 KAFP Annual Meeting
70 Years Caring for Kansans
June 14-16, 2018

Navigate KAFP’s membership web page

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This week we will focus on the Membership tab on the newly refreshed KAFP website. Clicking on Membership gives you an overview of the KAFP mission statement and an overview of key areas of importance for you as member. Under the Membership tab, you will find three tabs: Family Physicians, Residents & Students, Career Center.

The Family Physicians tab features information on Maintaining Your Membership (dues, CME requirements); Physician Wellness (features the RISE Webinars); Awards (information about KAFP awards); Membership Directory (links you to the AAFP Membership Directory).

The Residents & Students tab has six areas pertinent to family medicine residents and students: Faces in Family Medicine (an overview of the program); Summer Student Rural Program (an overview of the program); Awards & Scholarships; Residency Programs; Legal Consultation (information on contract review estimates).

We hope you have the KAFP website bookmarked and use it as a valuable resource.

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Last Chance! RISE Webinar April 4

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It is not too late to sign up for the RISE Webinar “Physician Health First: AAFP Physician Health & Well-Being Resources” on Wednesday. April 4 from 12:15-12:45 p.m. Our presenter is Clif Knight, MD, FAAFP – a family physician who serves as Vice President for Education at the American Academy of Family Physicians. Following the webinar you will:

  • Understand several factors contributing to family physician professional satisfaction, well-being, and burnout
  • Know resources available through the AAFP to improve family physician well-being and professional satisfaction
  • Utilize the family physician ecosystem framework when developing a plan to improve your well-being
  • Be stimulated to develop your personal plan to improve family physician well-being

Take 30 minutes for you- Register today!

 

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Health Behavior KSA is accredited

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The Health Behavior KSA Group Learning Session has been accredited for the pre-conference session on 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.

You are invited: 2018 Annual Meeting “70 Years Caring for Kansans”

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Let’s celebrate together! Make plans now to attend the 2018 KAFP Annual Meeting “70 Years Caring for Kansans” in Overland Park, June 14-16. Secure online registration for the KAFP Annual Meeting is now open. Register today for both the KAFP Annual Meeting and Pre-Conference KSA!

Pre-Conference:  Health Behavior KSA Group Learning Session
June 13, 2018

2018 KAFP Annual Meeting
70 Years Caring for Kansans
June 14-16, 2018

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Free RISE webinar series features Physician Health First

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The next RISE Webinar is on Wednesday, April 4 – featuring Clif Knight, MD, FAAFP, who will present Physician Health First: AAFP Physician Health & Well-Being Resources. Sign up today and following the webinar, you should be able to:

  • Understand several factors contributing to family physician professional satisfaction, well-being, and burnout
  • Know resources available through the AAFP to improve family physician well-being and professional satisfaction
  • Utilize the family physician ecosystem framework when developing a plan to improve your well-being
  • Be stimulated to develop your personal plan to improve family physician well-being

Learn more about KAFP’s Physician Wellness program “RISE.”

This Live series activity, KAFP RISE Webinar Series, from 01/31/2018 – 10/24/2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Each webinar is approved for 0.5 AAFP Prescribed credits. KAFP will submit CME earned for members who participate in live webinars.

There is no charge for the RISE Webinar Series. Registration is required to receive log-in information.