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

Thursday, Oct. 6

  • 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Registration Open
  • 7:30 – 8:30 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

Friday, Oct. 7

  • 8:15 – 9:15 a.m. | Breakfast
  • 8:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. | CME
  • 12:30-3:30 p.m. | KAFP Fall Board Meeting

Thursday, Oct. 6

7 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration Open
7:30-8:30 a.m. Breakfast
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
9:30-10 a.m. Refreshment Break
10-11 a.m. Telehealth & Patient Care Resources in Your Community John Fitzpatrick, KC Digital
Drive and David Jordan, CEO, United Methodist Health Ministry Fund
11-11:30 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 and Ryan Biehle, Executive Vice President & CEO, CAFP
Noon-12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30-1:30 p.m. Grassroots Advocacy Sage Bauer, AAFP, Chad Johanning, MD, FAAFP (KAFP) and Erica Pike, MS (CAFP)
1:30-2:15 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
2:45-3:30 p.m. Breaking Down Barriers for OB/GYN Care in Rural Communities Jenna Sloan, MD FACOG and Anna Rempel, MD
3:30-4:30 p.m. What’s Unique to the Rural Physician Toolbox? Marc Stephens, DO, FAAFP, Michael Kennedy, MD, FAAFP, Christine Donnelly, MD, FAAFP and 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

Friday, Oct. 7

7 a.m.-noon Registration Open
8:15-9:15 a.m. Breakfast
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, CPC, CPB, CRHCP
10-11 a.m. Physician Recruitment to Rural Communities Benjamin Anderson, MBA, MHCDS
Vice President, Rural Health and Hospitals, Colorado Hospital Association
11 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, Lynn Fisher, MD, FAAFP and Jennifer Bacani McKenney, MD, FAAFP (Moderator)
Noon-12:15 p.m. Wrap Up and Next Steps: What Did I Learn and How to Apply It. 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 11 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!