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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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 316.721.9005.
We hope you can join us for the entire meeting. Register today at https://kafponline.org/annualmeeting/
Looking for a way to get more involved with your Academy? KAFP is pleased to invite members to volunteer to serve on one of our six committees; Communications, Governmental Advocacy, Finance & Insurance, Membership & Member Services, Practice Enhancement, and Professional Development. Through committee involvement you can provide input on Academy activities and help advance the mission of the KAFP.
1. Review the committees and a short description of their work.
2. Submit your committee application by July 1, 2019. Please note we request two selections, but you are only appointed to one committee.
3. KAFP will be in touch with you regarding your committee appointment in July.
Please submit your committee application by July 1 to ensure that your request is reviewed during our upcoming appointment process. If you have questions, please contact email@example.com. Thank you for your interest and commitment to KAFP.
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!
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.
The Kansas Academy of Family Physicians-Foundation is pleased to announce that KU School of Medicine-Wichita is the presenting sponsor of the Let's Move, Kansas 5K run and 1.5 mile walk. Grene Vision Group will again be a platinum sponsor. We are grateful for our sponsors! If you, your clinic, or hospital is interested in supporting this fun event with all proceeds benefiting the KAFP-Foundation’s programs and scholarships, please contact Michelle or Marina at the KAFP office for more information at 316-721-9005. Mark your calendars for October 19, 2019 at Sedgwick County Park, Wichita.
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.
The AAFP app now has everything students need to find the right family medicine residency program. Open the app and click For Students to search and save residencies, take notes on programs you meet, plan interview questions, and make decisions about a rank list. Start selecting your favorite programs to meet at this summer’s National Conference. Read a handout about the app or download it now.
University of Kansas Medical Center
Register online for this no cost webinar!
We're Not There Yet ... Strategies Toward Improving HPV Vaccination in Kansas by Gretchen Homan, MD
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
At the conclusion of this session participants should be able to:
1. Review background information on HPV disease and vaccine.
2. Discuss vaccination strategies and counseling.
3. Explore pro-vaccination culture.
For additional assistance with registration, call the KU Area Health Education Center at (620) 235-4040.
Statement attributable to:
Michael Munger, MD, FAAFP
American Academy of Family Physicians
"The American Academy of Family Physicians recently announced that Douglas E. Henley, MD, FAAFP, executive vice president and chief executive officer for the AAFP since 2000, has notified the board of directors of his intention to leave his role with the organization next year. Dr. Henley's last day as the AAFP's EVP and CEO will be Aug. 1, 2020, the 20th anniversary of his tenure.
"Dr. Henley will remain at the helm of the AAFP and fully committed to his role until August of next year. During that time the AAFP will initiate a nationwide search for his successor. Because of the ample notice Dr. Henley provided, the AAFP expects seamless transition and onboarding for a new leader sometime in 2020.
So many aspects of modern life have changed in the last 20 years, and health care in America has experienced some of the most evolutionary transformation. The AAFP has accomplished many things under Dr. Henley’s leadership, and there is much more to work to do on behalf of family medicine over the course of Dr. Henley’s next 15 months."
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