Our Rural Health Education Workgroup has planned exceptional content for the Mid to West Rural Health Equity Summit attendees.

With a mix of speakers from Kansas and Colorado, we know the sessions and content will provide rural family physicians with information, research and best practices to improve your practice and the care you deliver in your community.

The following schedule is subject to change.

Schedule at-a-glance

Wednesday, Oct. 5

  • 3-5 p.m. | Registration
  • 6 p.m. | Optional Dine Around .

Thursday, Oct. 6

  • 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Registration Open
  • 7:30 – 8 a.m. | Supporter Coffee Conversation
  • 7:30 – 8 a.m. | Breakfast
  • 8 a.m. – Noon | CME
  • Noon – 12:30 p.m. | Lunch
  • 12:30 – 5:15 p.m. | CME
  • 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. | Reception with Exhibitors

Friday, Oct. 7

  • 7:30 – 8 a.m. | Supporter Coffee Conversation
  • 7:30 – 8:45 a.m. | Breakfast
  • 8 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. | CME
  • 12:30-3:30 p.m. | KAFP Fall Board Meeting

Wednesday, Oct. 5

Time
Topic
3 – 5 p.m. Registration Opens
6 p.m. Optional: Dine Around Dinner

Thursday, Oct. 6

Time
Topic
Speaker(s)
7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Registration Open
7:30 – 8 a.m. Supporter Coffee Conversation
7:30 – 8 a.m. Breakfast with Exhibitors
8 – 8:45 a.m. Innovative and Collaborative Care Teams Jeremy Presley, MD, FAAFP
8:45 – 9:30 a.m. Engaging with Other Specialties to Improve Patient Care Beth Oller, MD, FAAFP and Jeff Curtis, MD (Cardiologist)
9:30 – 10 a.m. Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
10 – 11 a.m. Access to Broadband and Telehealth Services David Jordan, CEO, United Methodist Health Ministries Fund
11:00 – 11:30 a.m. Innovative Technologies in Rural Health Katie McGarry, DNP, RubiconMD
11:30 a.m. – Noon Welcome Address & Legislative Issues Impacting Rural Family Medicine Jennifer Bacani McKenney, MD, FAAFP
Noon – 12:30 p.m. Lunch with Exhibitors
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Grassroots Advocacy: How to Get Involved Sage Bauer, AAFP

Chad Johanning, MD, FAAFP

1:30-2:25 p.m. Physician Wellness: How to Avoid Burnout When You’re the Only Game in Town Stacy Dashiell, MD, FAAFP
2:15 – 2:45 p.m. Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
2:45 – 3:45 p.m. Breaking Down Barriers for OB/GYN Care in Rural Communities
3:45 – 4:30 p.m. What’s Unique to the Rural Physician Toolbox? Marc Stephens, DO, FAAFP

Michael Kennedy, MD, FAAFP

Christine Donnelly, MD, FAAFP

Doug Gruenbacher – MD (Moderator)

4:30 – 5:15 p.m. Addressing Health Disparities of Marginalized Persons in Rural Communities Aline Hansen-Guzman MD
5:30 p.m. Reception with Exhibitors

Friday, Oct. 7

Time
Topic
Speaker
7 a.m. – Noon Registration Open
7:30 – 8 a.m. Supporter Coffee Conversation
7:30 – 8 a.m. Breakfast with Exhibitors
8:00 – 8:45 a.m. Breakfast Round Table Discussions & Networking PHYSICIAN RECRUITMENT

Dorothy Hughes, Ph.D., MHSA, Assistant Professor of Population Health, KU Medical Center

PHYSICIAN RETENTION

Benjamin Anderson, MBA, MHCDS
Vice President, Rural Health and Hospitals, Colorado Hospital Association

ACOs

Beth Oller, MD, FAAFP

8:45 – 9:15 a.m. Physician Retention Benjamin Anderson, MBA, MHCDS
Vice President, Rural Health and Hospitals, Colorado Hospital Association
9:15 – 9:45 a.m. Practice Management for the Rural Family Physician Cooper Nickel, MD
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Physician Recruitment to Rural Communities Dorothy Hughes, Ph.D., MHSA, Assistant Professor of Population Health, KU Medical Center

Benjamin Anderson, MBA, MHCDS
Vice President, Rural Health and Hospitals, Colorado Hospital Association

11:00 a.m. – Noon The Future of Family Medicine David Jordan, CEO, United Methodist Health Ministries Fund

Jennifer Findley, Vice President, Education and Special Projects, Kansas Hospital Association

Bethany Enoch, MD, FAAFP,
Associate Program Director,
Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas

Jennifer Bacani McKenney, MD, FAAFP (Moderator)

Noon – 12:15 p.m. Wrap Up and Next Steps Jeremy Presley, MD, FAAFP

Application for CME credit will be filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians.  KAFP anticipates learners will be eligible for a minimum of 12 CME credits after full participation in this conference.

Thank You Rural Health Sub Committee

Please take a moment to recognize and appreciate the KAFP members who have worked on developing this high-quality CME schedule.  They have met multiple times to discuss what is important to rural family physicians and invite speakers who can deliver the best content for you.  Thank you to this sub committee for your hard work and dedication!