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If you have not registered for this weekend's run/walk - Let's Move, Kansas – good news, there is still time! Register at www.letsmovekansas.com
The 2nd annual Let's Move, Kansas 5K run and 1.5 Mile walk kicks off at 8:30 a.m. at Sedgwick County Park, Wichita.
This is a fun event with cash prizes for top three male and female finishers, beautiful medals for top four finisher in each age division and participation medals for all children/youth. This year we've added team trophies for the fastest team (based on top 5 team members' times) and the largest team! You'll definitely enjoy the live DJ – she keep things moving, so to speak – and complimentary massages by ICT Muscle & Joint Clinic. Everyone receives a swag bag full of goodies and a race T-shirt.
KAFP is happy to represent family medicine across the state in various coalitions and venues, and we do it on your behalf. This is the first of a series of periodic articles noting some of our activities for you. Enjoy! - Carolyn
Week of Sept. 26 and Oct. 3:
KAFP and KAFP-Foundation teamed up to provide a grant and an exhibit at the 2016 Kansas Career Opportunities conferences! Sponsored by KU Rural Health Education and Services, the conference offered the chance to join about 50 communities and organizations from across the state who were offering career opportunities in many fields. One thing almost every exhibiting community had in common: they would all like to have more family physicians! The KAFP/KAFP-Foundation exhibit featured information from AAFP on Choosing Family Medicine and was primarily aimed at medical students and residents. The Wichita event was Sept. 27, and the Kansas City event will be Oct. 5. It's a privilege to work on your behalf!
Plan to attend! KAFP is pleased to offer a Knowledge Self-Assessment (KSA) Group Learning Session Dec. 2 in Wichita.
Date: Friday, Dec. 2
Time: 1 - 5 p.m.
Place: KU School of Medicine
Family Medicine Conference Room, #3011
1010 N. Kansas, Wichita KS 67214
Faculty: Sheryl Beard, MD, FAAFP
Module: Pain Management
Register: Online at http://www.kafponline.org/Education/KnowledgeSelfAssessment/
or call 316.721.9005.
Registration fee is $150 for members/ $250 for non-members
KAFP partnered with Colorado AFP and Aledade to publicize a series of 3 MACRA webinars in September and is now pleased to offer a free Final Rule MACRA webinar on December 6 at two different times: 12:15 and 5:15. It will be an appropriate webinar for participation for you and your staff. Registration is now open.
Calling all medical students and residents! Are you interested in presenting a poster at a statewide meeting? Are you working on a research project, case study or literature review? This could all come together for you in the 2017 Annual Meeting Poster Presentations! KAFP and KAFP-Foundation invite you to submit an abstract for research, a case study or a literature review for the 2017 Poster Presentation at the Annual Meeting, Saturday, June 10, 2017, at the Wichita Marriott Hotel. The purpose of the presentation is to:
A $100 participation stipend will be provided for all Poster Session participants. For guidelines and application, click here. To be considered, your completed abstracts must be received by Friday, Feb. 27, 2017. For additional information, contact Carolyn Gaughan, CAE, Executive Vice President, at 1.800.658.1749 or 721-9005 in Wichita, or by email at email@example.com.
- Promote scholarly activity among medical students, family medicine residents, and fellows
- Provide a venue for recognition of original work
- Provide quality education at the KAFP Annual Meeting
This is a week to celebrate all things primary care: National Primary Care Week (NPCW), an annual event on medical school campuses aimed at highlighting the importance of primary care. Activities focus on bringing healthcare professionals together to discuss and learn about generalist and interdisciplinary healthcare.
The theme for NPCW 2016 is "Improving Access and Quality for All"
The goal of NPCW is to engage physicians-in-training, students across the healthcare spectrum, and the general population on the indispensable role of primary care in our healthcare system. Special programming and opportunities for medical students and other health trainees to learn about, experience and spread awareness of primary care's pivotal role in the U.S. healthcare system are planned and resourced by the American Medical Student Association, sponsor of NPCW. Learn more about National Primary Care Week on the AMSA website.
Please print and share this information source on breast cancer with your female patients.
One thing you can do this month to celebrate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is be a source of information and encourage your female patients 50 to 74 years old to have a screening mammogram every two years and those who are at high risk start screening at 40 years old.
Other activities you may wish to do to boost awareness in breast cancer are: Employee Pink Day, sponsored walks, golf events, seminars and breast cancer screening days.
Immunization Action Coalition recently posted an updated one-pager on Hepatitis A & B Vaccines: Be Sure Your Patients Get the Correct Dose! Changes were made to remove the column that displayed the units of vaccine antigen that were to be administered, while retaining volume as a more meaningful measurement.
Find all recently updated resources on What's New at IAC at immunize.org.
Alliance for a Healthy Kansas
As we get closer to Election Day, it's now more important than ever to make sure the candidates who will be representing the values of hard-working Kansans know about the importance of expanding KanCare.
Not only will expanding KanCare help over 150,000 Kansans now, but it will help future generations to come — and that starts with us making our voices heard today.
Community forums are scheduled for the following areas this month:
Oct. 4, 6:30 p.m., Paola Community Center, Paola, KS
Oct. 5, 6:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, Atchison
Oct. 6, 11:00 a.m., Allen County Regional Hospital, Iola KS
Oct. 11, 6:30 p.m., Downtown YMCA, Wichita, KS
Oct. 12, 6:30 p.m., Wellington, KS
Oct. 13, 6:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, Salina, KS
Oct. 19, 6:30 p.m., Colby Community Center, Colby, KS
Oct. 20, 6:30 p.m., Shawnee Civic Centre Theatre, Shawnee, KS
Oct. 26, 6:30 p.m., McPherson Museum, McPherson, KS
To register for any of these locations and to learn more about the upcoming schedule – click here.
Great Plains QIN
The Great Plains Quality Innovative Network (QIN) is hosting a webinar on October 20, 2016: Outpatient Antibiotic Prescribing and Goal Setting in the United States from noon to 1 p.m. Dr. Katherine Fleming-Dutra with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will be the features speaker.
More information and registration is on the Great Plains QIN website.
In May, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with Pew Charitable Trusts and others, released new data showing that at least 30 percent of all prescriptions written in doctors’ offices and emergency rooms are completely unnecessary.
Join pediatrician and pediatric emergency medicine doctor Katherine Fleming-Dutra, M.D., medical epidemiologist with CDC's Office of Antibiotic Stewardship, for a detailed explanation of these findings and an update on Get Smart About Antibiotics Week 2016.
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