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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.
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.
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Make plans to attend this Thursday!
Knowledge Injection Series (KIP-KIS) Session: Vaccine Safety
Thursday, April 18 | Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Presenter: Daniel Salmon, PhD, MPH, Institute of Vaccine Safety Director John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
About Daniel Salmon, PhD, MPH:
- Discuss the importance of vaccine safety in the context of mature immunization programs.
- Identify the strengths and limitations of the many processes to ensure vaccines are very safe throughout a product lifecycle.
- Continuing education credit will be available.
During his tenure, he has led the expansion of the Institute's website, a trusted resource for parents and professionals across the world. The site offers information on associations between potential adverse events and routine immunization in the United States. In addition to summarizing the scientific literature and providing causality assessments, the site links to supplemental information about specific adverse events. Before joining the Institute, Salmon was the Director of Vaccine Safety in the National Vaccine Program Office at the US Department of Health and Human Services. As director, he coordinated, evaluated and provided leadership for federal vaccine safety programs. During the 2009-10 H1N1 influenza pandemic, he oversaw the federal vaccine safety monitoring program—the most comprehensive vaccine safety monitoring effort in US history. Salmon's work focuses on optimizing the prevention of childhood infectious diseases through the use of vaccines. He currently studies issues around post-licensure vaccine safety and the factors associated with parental decisions to vaccinate, or not vaccinate, their children. This work fits nicely with the Institute’s mission to provide an independent assessment of vaccines and vaccine safety to help guide decision makers and educate physicians, the public and the media about key issues surrounding the safety of vaccines.
If you are a resident or medical student interested in attending the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students, July 25-27 in Kansas City, AAFP-Foundation has 250 scholarships available to attend the National Conference. The deadline to apply is May 1. The Family Medicine Leads (FML) Scholarships to National Conference are provided by the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation. All scholarships are made possible by the donations of family physicians across the country.
For scholarship application information and guidelines visit Family Medicine Leads Scholarships.
Syphilis, a genital ulcerative disease caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum, is associated with significant complications when not diagnosed and treated. After historic lows in reported cases in 2000 and 2001, syphilis cases have increased almost every year since then. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has partnered with the St. Louis STD/HIV Prevention Training Center at Washington University to offer this Continuing Education Unit (CEU) opportunity:
Webinar: Syphilis Update for Kansas Clinicians: Focus on Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention
Thursday May 2, 2019, 10 a.m. – noon
Free of charge. Registration required.
Since 2000, the rise in the rate of syphilis infections has been primarily attributable to increased cases among men and, specifically, among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (collectively referred to as MSM). However, in the last five years, rates have increased among both men and women, and the syphilis rates among women have more than doubled. Subsequently, rates of reported congenital syphilis cases also increased substantially, with eight Kansas cases reported in 2018, compared to only two cases reported in the decade before.
The course will focus specifically on recent trends in syphilis epidemiology in Kansas, clinical presentation of primary and secondary syphilis, laboratory diagnostic issues and treatment and prevention strategies (including PrEP for HIV prevention).
Kansas Health Institute
Wondering what the County Health Rankings mean for your community?
You are invited to attend County Health Rankings in a Changing Kansas on Wednesday, May 8, for an engaging discussion on the health factors and outcomes detailed for each Kansas county — and the implications moving forward as demographics continue changing.
Participants can attend either online or in-person at the Kansas Health Institute (Topeka), Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center (Chanute) or Republic County Hospital (Belleville).
County Health Rankings in a Changing Kansas
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
9:45 a.m., check-in; 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., program and lunch
The population of Kansas is aging, becoming increasingly diverse and concentrating in urban areas. Event attendees will learn more about a changing Kansas and the role Rankings can play as counties work to develop healthy and thriving communities. The event also will focus on the key leadership roles of the behavioral health, health care and community health sectors in this work.
Seating is limited, so please register by May 3. Co-sponsored by the Kansas Health Institute and the Kansas Hospital Association.
Community Care Network of Kansas
Join Community Care Network of Kansas for the Substance Use Disorder Training Conference which will feature engaging presentations and discussions regarding treatment strategies and best practices. National and local speakers will provide more insight on multifaceted community approaches to SUD, team based care, sustainability of integration models, and more.
Substance Use Disorder Training Conference
Wednesday, May 15 | 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Hilton Garden Inn, 410 S 3rd St., Manhattan, KS
If you need a sleeping room, a discounted hotel room block is available at the Hilton Garden Inn until April 22. For reservations, call 785-532-9116 or book online
If you have any questions about this event or need assistance to register please contact Theron Platt, Pam Smith or Susan Wood.
Kansas Head Start Association
Three new Kansas Head Start Association (KHSA) Parent Health Literacy training classes are being offered for this spring. Attendees will receive the resources needed to teach parents how to use the “What To Do When Your Child Gets Sick” book using effective, evidence based teaching methods. The Parent Health Literacy project partners with agencies, medical providers, schools and human services organizations who serve families with young children to provide this important health literacy resource. This training is appropriate for any staff who work directly with parents/patients, supervisors and program directors. We encourage you to share this information with parents in your practice.
Download the flyers and share with your staff:
Junction City, Tuesday, April 30
Great Bend, Wednesday, May 1
Dodge City, Thursday, May 2
The training is free. 3 CEUs are available for $15.
Please see the brochure and the KHSA website for further information about the Parent Health Literacy Project.
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