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Early bird rate expires May 31! Register now for best rate and avoid late fees
KAFP
Countdown to KAFP Annual Meeting — 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1! Be sure and register by May 31 to get the best conference rate and avoid any late fees. Be part of the excitement! "Family Medicine: The Road to Better Healthcare!" To register, click here.

The Road to Better Healthcare is June 5-7 at the Marriott Hotel in Overland Park. We hope to see you there! Click here to view conference schedule and events.

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Join us on the road to better healthcare, June 5-7. Register now!

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Registration deadline is May 28 for SAM Childhood Illness Group Learning Session
KAFP
SAM Group Learning Session: Childhood Illness module
June 4, 2014 - 12:30-5 p.m.
Marriott Hotel, Overland Park, Kansas


Q: What is a SAM Group Study Session?
A: Get credit for the Childhood Illness Self-Assessment Module of your American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) Maintenance of Certification though the SAM Group Study Session. At the session, diplomates will discuss and complete the 60-question Knowledge Assessment portion of the module presented by KAFP and moderated by Jen Brull, MD, FAAFP. Following the session, the facilitator will provide the names of all participants to ABFM stating you have completed this SAMs module. You will be required to log-in individually on your own and complete the Clinical Simulation.

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2014 Resolutions conference call
KAFP
Four new resolutions were submitted for board action this year. The board will also review resolutions from 5 years ago to decide whether to retain, rewrite or sunset them. You can view all the resolutions here: 2014 Resolutions.

The KAFP Reference Committee meets TODAY, Tuesday, May 27, at 12:15 p.m. by conference call. The committee recommendations will be available at the Member Meeting during the Annual Meeting on Friday, June 6. The board will discuss and take action at its meeting on Saturday, June 7.

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Memorial Day holiday alters BCBSKS provider payment schedule
BCBSKS
Due to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas being closed Monday, May 26, in observance of Memorial Day, the provider payment schedule will be as follows:

• Friday, May 23 — Regular weekly payments. These payments will be mailed Tuesday, May 27 and Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) payments will be sent Tuesday, May 27 and deposited into providers' accounts Wednesday, May 28.

If you have any questions, please contact your Professional Relations Representative or the Communications Coordinator at 785-291-8868 or dustin.kimmel@bcbsks.com.

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AHRQ and Million Hearts Webinar
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Million Hearts® initiative and the American College of Cardiology invite you to join a special Webinar on Tuesday, June 17, from noon – 1 p.m., to discuss research findings on stroke prevention for patients with cardiovascular disease. Pending accreditation, the Webinar is expected to offer participants 1.0 continuing education credit.

Register here. Click here for more information.

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Applications now available for Year 10 of the Great Plains Public Health Leadership Institute
Great Plains Public Health Leadership
The Great Plains Public Health Leadership is a regional institute focusing on leadership development in Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, South Dakota and the Great Plains Region.

The Institute strengthens leaders by offering training
  • at the individual level (Who am I as a leader? What style(s) do I use to lead?),
  • the organizational level (How can I build effective teams? How does my leadership affect others in my organization?),
  • and the trans-organizational level (How can I influence the public health system through my leadership?).

Attention Kansas applicants:
The Kansas State Office of Rural Health is offering partial scholarships to attend Year 10! Interested applicants must work in a rural area. Three scholarships were awarded to Kansas scholars in Year 9. For more information, please contact ruralhealth@kdheks.gov.

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Save the Date: MAIC Symposium June 27
KAFP
Save the date for the MAIC SYMPOSIUM — Mid America Immunization Coalition, "Exploring Challenges & Opportunities."

When: Friday, June 27, 2014 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Ritz Charles Conference Center, 9000 West 137th St., Overland Park, Kansas 66221

Click here to register.

More information, click here.

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