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Registration now open for 2015 Advocacy Day
KAFP
Registration is now open for our 2015 Advocacy Day on Jan. 21 in Topeka. The day will energize, prepare and inform you about Kansas issues and the upcoming legislative session. We have great line-up of topics and speakers who will cover Expanding our Grassroots Efforts; Health Care Issues Expected to Arise in the 2015 Session; the Kansas Hospital Association KanCare 2.0 Proposal on Medicaid Expansion; and more!
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KAFP seeks nominations
KAFP
Each year, KAFP seeks out the best and brightest family physicians to recognize as Kansas Family Physician of the Year. Nominations are now open for 2015 FPOY.

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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  Physician Temporary Coverage

Short and long-term temporary coverage opportunities for physicians are available throughout Kansas. Physicians select their assignments and are paid competitive rates. Hospitals, clinics, and private practices serving a rural or underserved population may request coverage. This program is administered by the KU Medical Center, Rural Health Education and Services.
 


Great American Smokeout, Nov. 20
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Encourage your patients to quit smoking as part of the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout® on Thursday, Nov. 20. To help smokers who are ready to quit, KDHE offers cessation support and information online at www.KSquit.org or toll-free at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669).
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2015 Poster Contest abstracts now being accepted
KAFP
Call for abstracts: The Kansas Academy of Family Physicians-Foundation (KAFP-F) invites all medical student, resident and active members to submit an abstract for the 2015 Poster Contest, which will be held June 13, 2015 during the KAFP Annual Meeting in Wichita, Kansas. Deadline for Receipt of Abstract: Feb. 27, 2015.
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Dr. Susan Mosier named Interim Secretary of the KDHE
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback named Dr. Susan Mosier as the Interim Secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, replacing Dr. Robert Moser, who will step down at the end of November. "I am grateful for the hard work and dedication of Bob Moser over the past four years and wish him and his family well as he pursues new opportunities," said Gov. Brownback. "Susan Mosier has been a tremendous asset at KDHE, and I am pleased she will continue to serve Kansas and the Kansas Medicaid program in this new role."
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AAFP Member Census
AAFP
The member census survey takes you a minute or two to fill out, but gives AAFP a great deal of important information to serve you better.

Answer 12 simple survey questions on how you practice to help improve AAFP products and services, to help you save time and money, and to better represent you as we work to advance the specialty of family medicine.

Complete the Member Census now. (You will need your AAFP ID and password to log-in.)

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Top tips for holiday travel safety
Safe Kids Kansas
Winter holidays often include travel to see family and friends. Whether your trip is over the river and through the woods, or the distance of a plane trip, plan ahead to ensure safe travels.

"With the dramatic increase of travelers over the holiday season, getting to your destination can be a harried experience," said Cherie Sagee, Safe Kids Kansas. "A little advance planning can go a long way into making your holiday a safe one."

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