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Pre-session: SAM Group Learning to focus on Care of the Vulnerable Elderly
KAFP
Take advantage of this great Annual Meeting pre-session! The KAFP is pleased to offer a SAM Group Learning Session: Care of the Vulnerable Elderly from 1-5 p.m. Wednesday, June 10 at the Wichita Marriott as its Annual Meeting pre-session. Registration is available in the Annual Meeting brochure, coming soon!
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SAVE THE DATE: 2015 KAFP Annual Meeting
KAFP
Save the date! The 2015 KAFP Annual Meeting "Focus on Family Medicine" is June 11-13, 2015 at the Marriott Hotel in Wichita, Kandsd. Watch for your registration brochure coming in the mail soon! Each week, the KAFP Weekly focuses on an Annual Meeting session. This week's focus is about the PCMH panel discussion.
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Tune in to tobacco cessation workshop on March 12
Take advantage of this broadcast via webcast workshop: Using an Organizational and Team-Based Approach to Tobacco Cessation on March 12.

This workshop is designed to provide practical evidence-based approaches for establishing a tobacco cessation program in the practice setting.

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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE


Short week for legislators
Dodie Wellshear, KAFP Government Relations Consultant
Legislators returned from a short turnaround break on Wednesday and Thursday, taking a "pro forma" day on Friday. Most bills they consider from here on must have already passed one chamber. There are some exceptions, as a few committees are exempt from the usual legislative bill deadlines.

One of the bills still open for legislative action is HB 2306, proposing a tax increase on cigarettes and tobacco products. The bill has had a hearing in the House Taxation Committee, but has yet to receive any formal committee action.

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Focus on PCMH
KAFP
The Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) remains a topic of discussion. Join moderator, Jen Brull, M.D., FAAFP and panelists: Mike Munger, M.D., FAAFP; Terry L "Lee" Mills, M.D.; CPE, FAAFP; Beth Loney, M.D.; and Allie Lohrmeyer, M.D. to focus on PCMH at the KAFP Annual Meeting.

The presentation, Focus on PCMH is scheduled for Friday, June 12 from 4:10-5:10 p.m. during the 2015 KAFP Annual Meeting.

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Volunteering at the Capitol this Week...
KAFP
Thank you to the following Family Doctor of the Day volunteers this week: Michael Farris, M.D. (March 9); Dennis Tietze, M.D. (March 11); Merrill Conant, M.D. (March 12); and Beth Loney, M.D. (March 13). Please consider volunteering if you have not already done so. Check your calendar and give us a call 316.721.9005 or email Karen@kafponline.org.
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ACIP reaffirms recommendation for annual influenza vaccination; states no preference for LAIV or IIV
IAC Express
CDC released a statement to the media after the close of the February 25–26 ACIP meeting. The first paragraph is reprinted here. Today the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted on its annual influenza vaccine recommendations for 2015–2016.
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New! HPV Vaccine: A Guide for Young Adults
IAC
Please share this one-page handout found in the latest Needle Tips (Vol. 25, No. 1) with young adults. It provides answers to common questions about HPV and HPV vaccination.
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