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The Bipartisan Congressional Primary Care Caucus formally launched on Thursday, Oct. 8. This is exciting news!
AAFP unveiled the new Primary Care Caucus during FMX. This is a significant advocacy accomplishment of the AAFP as this group will be an important partner for years to come.
AAFP launched a Speak Out campaign aimed at encouraging other Members of Congress to support the Primary Care Caucus. KAFP encourages you to use Speak Out to urge your Representative to join the Bipartisan Congressional primary Care Caucus. It takes less than five minutes to listen to the video and click through the Speak Out. You may wish to substitute "family medicine" for "primary care" in the body of the message for more emphasis on our specialty. In Kansas, primary care means family medicine. Click here for the Speak Out message.
View the FMX video announcing the formation of the Caucus here.
Thank you to all who joined us Saturday for the inaugural "Let's Move, Kansas" 5K run/1.5 mile walk to benefit the KAFP-Foundation. It was a success with 145 participants! Please check out our Facebook page for photos.
Race results can be found here.
Quite a few members medaled in their respective divisions! Congrats to all!
Thank you again to our sponsors!
|Annual Meeting poster presentations
Deadline for Receipt of Abstract: Feb. 26, 2016
The Kansas Academy of Family Physicians–Foundation (KAFP-F) is currently seeking submissions from medical students, residents, and fellows for Poster Presentations on June 11, 2016, during KAFP's Annual Meeting.
The purpose of the presentation is to:
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
For more information including requirements and application download:
[WORD APPLICATION] or [PDF APPLICATION]
Applications are due Feb. 26, 2016. If you have questions regarding the application process or the contest, contact KAFP at firstname.lastname@example.org or 316-721-9005.
Survey results indicated the Cerebrovascular Disease module as the most highly requested topic for the next SAM Group Learning Session, and KAFP is happy to oblige!
Here are the details:
Date: Friday, Nov. 13
Place: University of Kansas Medical Center, Dyke's Library - Rm 1028, 2100 W 39th Ave, Kansas City, KS 66103
Time: 1–5 p.m.
Topic: Cerebrovascular Disease module
Facilitator: Sheryl Beard, MD, FAAFP
Registration: Click here.
Please register by Oct. 30
The SAM Group Learning sessions help you complete the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) SAM module as part of your maintenance of Certification (MC-FP) process. Participate with colleagues in a distraction-free, focused work environment that fosters interaction and promotes collaboration, while earning CME*.
*To finalize the SAM process and earn CME, the clinical simulation must also be completed on the ABFM website within one year. The registration fee to KAFP is $150 for members/ $250 for nonmembers. ABFM charges a separate fee. Participants who complete the SAM Group Learning Session and Clinical Simulation earn 12 elective credits.
Each year, KAFP seeks worthy family physician nominees to consider for recognition as Kansas Family Physician of the Year (FPOY). Nominations are now open for 2016 FPOY.
You can submit your nomination for Kansas FPOY four ways:
Electronically at Kansas Family Physician of the Year
Email a letter to email@example.com
Mail to: KAFP, 7570 W 21st St N #1046C, Wichita KS 67209 or
Fax to 316-721-9044
The deadline for nominations is Dec. 31. Listed below are the criteria:
Provides his/her patients with compassionate, comprehensive, and caring family medicine on a continuing basis.
Enhances the quality of his/her community by being directly and effectively involved in community affairs and activities.
Acts as a credible role model professionally and personally to his/her community, to other health professionals, and residents and medical students.
Stands out among his/her colleagues.
Enrollment is currently open for the Compass Practice Transformation Network (PTN) program to help prepare your practice for the new quality and performance-based payment systems. It is expected that interest in participating will be very high and there is a limited window during which practices can enroll. Practices who wish to participate will need to complete a charter and send it to the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative (KHC) no later than Oct. 30.
You are invited to the KanCare Forum on Tuesday, Nov. 3, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Kansas Leadership Center in Wichita, Kan. Come hear all about the Healthy Indiana Plan, Kansas advocacy efforts and KanCare expansion opportunities. Kansas Academy of Family Physicians is proud to co-sponsor of this forum along with the other sponsors listed below. To view the schedule and RSVP to attend, click here.
Calling all Kansas providers working to improve immunization rates! The Immunize Kansas Coalition (IKC) seeks to provide recognition awards (with cash awards for winners) for local quality improvement activities that support evidence-based practices and measurable increases in Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and meningococcal vaccination rates among adolescents in Kansas.
Who is eligible? (Kansas only)
Residency programs in family medicine or pediatrics
Providers and clinics directly involved in the delivery of immunization services for adolescents
Local public health departments
By KDHE Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
Do you know a rural healthcare provider in your community that exemplifies a real "Doc Hollywood" (a 1991 movie about a big city doctor moving to a rural town to practice medicine)?
The KDHE Office of Primary Care and Rural Health would like to use National Rural Health Day as an opportunity to honor real "Doc Hollywoods" or other healthcare providers who have made a positive impact on their local community, brought services that may not have been there before, shown local leadership, or have helped make any change for the better.
Describe how your "Doc Hollywood" goes above and beyond to make their rural community a better place to live, work and play. Submissions may be shared via the National Rural Health Day website and social media outlets as part of the National Rural Health Day celebration.
To make your submission, click here. There are no limits on the number of submissions. We encourage you to share this with your hospital/clinic newsletter.
Packing Your Digital Go-Bag: Essential Disaster Health Information on Your Mobile Device
Breezing Along with the RML
Wednesday, Oct. 21 – 11 a.m. CT
There are many mobile resources and apps available to assist responders, public health professionals and others in the disaster and preparedness workforce with information needs before and during emergencies and disasters. However, loading these resources on a mobile device just prior to or during a disaster may be too late. Finding and evaluating the best tools and resources takes time, as does learning how to use them effectively and quickly.
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has developed a suite of widely-used resources for mobile devices such as WISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders) and has evaluated and made accessible on their website many other mobile apps and other information resources that are useful in emergency and disaster situations. In this webinar, representatives from NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center will identify and discuss key resources that responders and disaster/emergency preparedness professionals should load on their mobile devices as part of their preparedness activities.
Free to attend. No registration required. Click here to join.
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