Join us for Annual Meeting Fun!

 Register by May 15 to guarantee Fun Run & Walk T-shirt
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The KAFP Annual Meeting has plenty of fun at the conference in store for you. Check out these special events:

  • Wednesday, June 5 (pre-conference), 6:00 – 9:00 pm at the Wichita Marriott: STORM Alumni & Preceptor Reunion by KPPEPR and KUMC. Free for alumni. Must register in advance.
  • Thursday, June 6, 7:00 – 9:30 pm at Mark Arts, Wichita: KAFP-Foundation Wine Tasting & Auction. $75/per ticket. Pay with conference registration or separately online. Thank you to Wichita Surgical Specialists for supporting this event.
  • Friday, June 7,  6:00 – 7:00 am at the Wichita Marriott: KAFP Fun Run & Walk. Free for conference registrants and guest(s).  Free t-shirt guaranteed to those who register by May 15. Thank you Aledade and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas for supporting this event.
  • Friday, June 7, 6:30 – 9:30 pm at the Wichita Marriott: President’s Reception & Dinner. Free for conference registrants and one guest. Additional charge for more than one guest. Thank you Wichita Urology for supporting the President’s Reception.

Still need to register? Register securely today online!

June 5, 2019 | 1:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Pre-Conference Session:
MAT Waiver Training
Free for KAFP members

June 6-8, 2019

KAFP Annual Meeting
Connect. Interact. Learn.
Wichita Marriott, Wichita, KS

This Live activity, Kansas-AFP 2019 Annual Meeting, with a beginning date of 06/05/2019, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 20.50 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.

KAFP Welcomes Tarah Remington Brown as Incoming Executive Vice President

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Kansas Academy of Family Physicians welcomes Tarah Remington Brown of Kansas City, Missouri as the incoming Executive Vice President. Hired by the KAFP Board of Directors, Ms. Remington Brown joined the KAFP team May 13.  She transitions into the role of KAFP’s Executive Vice President officially on September 1, 2019.  She replaces Carolyn Gaughan, CAE, who is retiring as Executive Vice President on August 31, 2019. Please join us in welcoming Tarah to the KAFP family. Read entire news release.

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AAFP and KAFP Membership Grows

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The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and Kansas Academy of Family Physicians announces their 2019 membership numbers:

AAFP Membership Benchmark:

Total: 134,600

Active: 72,000

Student: 37,200

Resident: 13,000

KAFP Membership Benchmark:

Total: 1,820

Active: 1,053

Student: 479

Resident: 126

AAFP benchmark numbers have increased by 200 members overall. Our Kansas chapter has grown as well!  We have 1,820 members, an increase of 60.  Thank YOU for your membership.

Do you know someone who isn’t a member but should be?  Check out the Active Membership Benefits and Resident & Student Membership information and how to apply for membership.  For further information or questions contact KAFP at kafp@kafponline.org or 316-721-9005.

Resolutions on MAiD and Fellow Oath

Reference Committee Hearing is May 16 at 7 a.m.

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Four new resolutions were submitted for action this year on topics including Medical Aid in Dying (MAiD) and the oath for new fellows. 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: 2019 Resolutions.

The Reference Committee hearing will be Thursday, May 16 at 7:00 a.m.  Resolution authors and other interested members are invited to participate in the hearing, which will be conducted by video conference. Committee recommendations will be announced at the Member Meeting on Friday, June 7 during the KAFP Annual Meeting at the Wichita Marriott.  The board will discuss and take action at its board meeting on Saturday, June 8. If you wish to participate in the hearing please contact Carolyn Gaughan at kafp@kafponline.org.

Official Call to Meeting

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Hear ye, hear ye! The KAFP Board of Directors officially sends notice of the:

KAFP Annual Member Meeting
Friday, June 7, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.
Wichita Marriott Hotel
9100 E Corporate Hills Dr.
Wichita, KS 67207

On the agenda will be election of officers and discussion of resolutions. As a member of the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians you are invited to attend the Annual Member Meeting. Questions? Contact us at kafp@kafponline.org or 316.721.9005.

We hope you can join us for the entire meeting. Register today at https://kafponline.org/annualmeeting/

Annual Meeting Room Block Extended to May 22

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Good news! You still have time to book your hotel room at the Wichita Marriott! The room block has been extended until Wednesday, May 22.

If you need overnight accommodations, make your reservation at the Wichita Marriott Hotel by the new deadline of May 22 and take advantage of the special group convention rate of $123/night for a single/double room plus applicable taxes. Click to book your room online. Or reserve your room by calling 316-651-0333 or 1-800-228-9290 and mention that you are with the KAFP to receive the convention rate.

Still need to register? Register securely today online!

June 5, 2019 | 1:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Pre-Conference Session:
MAT Waiver Training
Free for KAFP members

June 6-8, 2019

KAFP Annual Meeting
Connect. Interact. Learn.
Wichita Marriott, Wichita, KS

This Live activity, Kansas-AFP 2019 Annual Meeting, with a beginning date of 06/05/2019, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 20.50 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.

Legislative Update Delayed

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The Legislative Update e-newsletter will arrive in your in-box on Wednesday, May 8. KAFP’s Government Relations Liaison, Dodie Wellshear will report on the end of the session including Medicaid Expansion. Be on the look-out for this important legislative information.

Annual Meeting Room Block Expires May 9

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Are you ready to join us June 6-8 to connect, interact and learn?

If you need overnight accommodations, make your reservation at the Wichita Marriott Hotel by the May 9 deadline and take advantage of the special group convention rate of $123/night for a single/double room plus applicable taxes. Click to book your room online. Or reserve your room by calling 316-651-0333 or 1-800-228-9290 and mention that you are with the KAFP to receive the convention rate.

Still need to register? Register securely today online!

June 5, 2019 | 1:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Pre-Conference Session:
MAT Waiver Training
Free for KAFP members

June 6-8, 2019

KAFP Annual Meeting
Connect. Interact. Learn.
Wichita Marriott, Wichita, KS

This Live activity, Kansas-AFP 2019 Annual Meeting, with a beginning date of 06/05/2019, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 20.50 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.

Vote for District and Faculty Director – Ballots Due May 7

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Please vote! Elections for District and Faculty Directors are conducted by U.S. Mail ballot. Districts 1, 3, 5, 7 and Faculty Directors (Kansas City campus and Wichita/Salina campuses) are up for election this year. Ballots have been mailed to all voting members in the those respective districts/campuses and must be returned to the KAFP office by Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Lost your ballot? Questions? Contact KAFP at kafp@kafponline.org or 316.721.9005.

Thank you to the following District and Faculty Director candidates for running:

District 1: Keith Ratzlaff, MD (Olathe)
District 3: Jared Johnson, MD (Wichita); Doug Nunamaker, MD (Wichita); and Dirk Smith, MD (Wichita)
District 5: Robyn Hartvickson, MD (Newton) and Danelle Perry, MD (Manhattan)
District 7: Elizabeth “Libby” Hineman, MD (Scott City) and Jill Linville, MD (Lakin)
KU Kansas City Faculty Director: K. Allen Greiner, MD and Margaret Smith, MD, MPH, MHSA, FAAFP
KU Wichita Faculty Director: Rex Keith, MD and Jennifer Thuener, MD

 

Last Chance to Submit a Resolution – May 6

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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.  Please submit your resolution for consideration by Monday, May 6, 2019. You may send by e-mail to kafp@kafponline.org, by fax to 316-721-9044 or 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 on the KAFP website. You are encouraged to submit a resolution if you have a topic you are interested in addressing. KAFP can help guide you through the process of writing your resolution. A resolution writing worksheet is available on the website along with important dates. Contact KAFP at kafp@kafponline.org or 316.721.9005 for resolution assistance.