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.

2019 Resolution Deadline is 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.  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.

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

Premiere Screening Event is this Week – Don’t Miss it!

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The Kansas Academy of Family Physicians is excited to partner with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) for the premiere screening of a new documentary titled “Critical Condition: Stories of Health in the Heartland.” This short film, created by award winning filmmaker Ky Dickens, features community members and health professionals across the state – including KAFP member Rob Freelove, MD – sharing their challenges and triumphs of caring for themselves, their families, and their communities. These events are part of the launch of ACS CAN’s Medicaid covers US public education campaign. The campaign and this film are intended to foster an important and open dialogue about the role that Medicaid plays in the lives of our friends, neighbors and communities. Screening events will take place in Overland Park, Wichita, and Salina this week! Please join us!

Overland Park
Tues., April 23, 2019
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Wichita
Wed. April 24, 2019
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Salina
Sat., April 27, 2019
10:00 a.m. to noon

2019 Spring Board Brief

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John Feehan, MD, FAAFP
2018-19 Board President

Welcome to the first Board Brief! Your Academy is committed to keeping you informed on all KAFP news. We hope you enjoy learning how your KAFP Board of Directors is working for you. Below is an overview of business conducted at the Spring Board Meeting on April 6, 2019. This meeting was a virtual meeting with the option to attend in-person at the Wichita Public Library. If you have any questions, please contact kafp@kafponline.org.

First Virtual Meeting:

This spring marked the first virtual meeting, a conference that is set-up at a location with virtual participation via video or phone. Board members could choose to attend in-person at the meeting location or via video or phone participation. Virtual board meetings will facilitate additional KAFP members from across the state to be engaged in leadership opportunities.  The summer (board meeting following Annual Meeting) and winter (board meeting prior to Advocacy Day) meetings will remain as on-site board meetings.

Discussion Regarding a Poll on Resolutions:

A balanced and robust discussion was held regarding a proposed resolution in response to an AAFP Congress of Delegates (COD) vote that was taken at the 2018 COD meeting. The discussion related to consideration of a poll of membership on a particular vote.  There was agreement that input from membership is desired, but the Board has outlined a process to solicit input from KAFP members not just on one item, but expanded to include multiple resolutions of interest, which will go before the COD.  This process will be implemented for the 2019 AAFP COD meeting, and the initiative is expected to proceed for subsequent COD meetings.

 2019 Resolutions:

The Board approved a proposal on process to give KAFP members the opportunity to review resolutions to go before the AAFP COD, and provide feedback.  Every effort is being made to give our COD delegates and alternate delegates valuable input from our membership.

New EVP

The Executive Vice President search committee presented to the Board recommendations regarding candidates for the EVP position (yes, Carolyn is going to retire, to spend more well earned time with family and friends).  The Board reviewed the candidates in detail, and developed a proposal process for the search committee to retain a new EVP.  It is anticipated that the new EVP will be present at the Annual Meeting, June 6-8, 2019.

Foundation Trustees

The KAFP-Foundation proposed nominations to the Foundation Board.  These nominations were reviewed, and the KAFP Board approved these recommendations to move forward to the Annual Meeting.

District and Faculty Director Ballots Due May 7

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Don’t forget to 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. 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

 

Make Connections at the KAFP Annual Meeting

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The KAFP Annual Meeting is a perfect opportunity to make connections professionally and personally. With four days of CME opportunities and several social events you won’t want to miss, the KAFP Annual Meeting will connect you to speakers, physicians, residents and medical students. You are guaranteed to “Connect. Interact. Learn.”

View the Annual Meeting Schedule with up to 20.50 CME credits are available! Check out the special events section on the For Attendees web page to find out details about the STORM Alumni Preceptor Reunion, Wine Tasting & Auction, President’s Dinner and more!

For more information and to register go to 2019 Annual Meeting 

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.

 

Register for KAFP Annual Meeting: Connect. Interact. Learn.

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Please join us for the 2019 KAFP Annual Meeting “Connect. Interact. Learn.” You should have received your brochure in the mail already. Contact the KAFP office at kafp@kafponline.org if you have questions or did not receive a brochure. We hope you are excited about the great CME lineup!  The Annual Meeting Schedule is packed full of quality CME with a variety of topics such as social determinants of health, wound care, smart technology with children, long acting reversible contraception, POCUS, prostate cancer and more! Don’t miss this chance of quality CME and networking! Up to 20.50 CME credits are available! For more information and to register go to 2019 Annual Meeting 

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.