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Make plans to attend this year's KAFP-Foundation's largest fundraiser, the Wine Tasting & Auction! This year's event will be at AAFP Headquarters in Leawood, Kansas on Thursday, June 14 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. We are celebrating our 70th Anniversary with historical memorabilia displayed during the event. And it's a great way to fellowship with your peers, sample new wines, and even bid on fabulous wines donated by members!
Opportunities to participate include:
This is guaranteed a good time for all with proceeds benefiting the KAFP-Foundation.
Thank you to our event supporter Wichita Surgical Specialists, P.A.
Elections for KAFP District Directors are conducted by U.S. Mail ballot. This year, directors in districts 1, 2, 4, 6 and 8 are up for election. Click here to view district boundaries. Ballots were mailed April 13. Ballots must be returned via U.S. mail by May 15, 2018. To get to know candidates, click this link: 2018 Board Candidates. Above each candidate’s photo click “Read Candidate Statement.” Curriculum vitae for candidates are available by request, email@example.com or 316-721-9005. Thank you to all of our candidates for running.
District 1: Keith Ratzlaff, MD (Olathe)
District 2: Tessa Rohrberg, MD (Winfield) & Ron Seglie, MD (Pittsburg)
District 4: Shana Jarmer, MD (Wellington)
District 6: Courtney Huhn, MD (Lansing) & Graig Nickel, MD, FAAFP (Lawrence)
District 8: Ferrill Conant, MD (Smith Center) & Dereck Totten, MD, MPH (Colby)
During this year's KAFP Member Meeting, Friday, June 15, members will elect Secretary, Treasurer, Delegate and Alternate Delegates to the KAFP Board of Directors. The election will be conducted in person during the Annual Meeting at the Overland Park Marriott Hotel in Overland Park on Friday, June 15 during the Member Meeting. You must be present to vote. Get to know your candidates before the big day.
Secretary Candidates: Jennifer McKenney, MD, FAAFP (Fredonia) & Margaret Smith, MD (Kansas City)
Treasurer: Gretchen Irwin, MD, MBA, FAAFP (Wichita)
Delegate (2 year term): Jen Brull MD, FAAFP (Plainville)
Delegate (2 year term): Doug Gruenacher, MD (Quinter)
Alternate Delegate (2 year term): Diane Steere, MD (Wichita)
Alternate Delegate (1 year term): Lynn Fisher, MD, FAAFP (Plainville)
This week in our tour of the KAFP website we will explore the Foundation section.
The KAFP-Foundation landing page provides an overview of the Foundation including its mission and programs.
Make a Gift is simply that – an opportunity to make a secure monetary donation to the KAFP-Foundation.
Donor Honor Roll features a listing of our 2017 Honor Roll of Donors. We thank each one of you!
The AmazonSmile & Dillons Community Rewards web page gives details of how to become active with these programs and support your KAFP-Foundation through shopping. There is no extra cost to you.
Board of Trustees lists the KAFP-Foundation officers and trustees. Thank you for your service!
And if you have not already signed up, please join us for the KAFP-Foundation’s largest fundraiser of the year – the Wine Tasting & Silent Auction! You may register as part of your Annual Meeting registration or separately at KAFP-Wine Tasting & Auction.
It will be here before you know it – make sure you are a part of the big celebration as Kansas Academy of Family Physicians (KAFP) reaches a milestone of 70 years! Come to the KAFP Annual Meeting: 70 Years Caring for Kansans at the Overland Park Marriott Hotel in Overland Park, Kansas – June 14-16, 2018. Register TODAY!
We are pleased to offer a Pre-Conference Knowledge Self Assessment (KSA) on Health Behavior – Wednesday, June 13 from 1:30 – 5:00 p.m. (8 CME credits.)
For more reasons why you should attend, check out our 2018 Annual Meeting video!
Please contact the KAFP office at 316-721-9005 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about the meeting or registration. We hope you will attend and celebrate 70 Years Caring for Kansans!
This live activity, KAFP 2018 Annual Meeting, with a beginning date of June 14, 2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 15.75 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Resolutions are the official means by which you as a member have input into the Academy's governance and political process. Resolutions can be easy to write. If you have a topic or resolution you're interested in writing, but get stuck in the process, please don't stop there – contact KAFP 316-721-9005 for assistance. All resolutions are due by Monday, May 14, 2018.
You may send by e-mail email@example.com, fax 316-721-9044 or send by U.S. mail to:
Kansas Academy of Family Physicians
7570 W 21st St N 1026C, #104
Wichita, KS 67205
The Vision Initiative — a collaborative effort created by the American Board of Medical Specialties—is conducting an important survey and needs your input to re-envision the future of continuing board certification and physician assessment.
Please take the survey on or before the May 11 response deadline.
The better data the Vision Initiative gathers, the clearer the answers will be regarding how the board certification process should evolve to truly serve the needs of physicians and their patients.
Help construct the future of continuing board certification today. Take the survey.
Kansas Health Institute
You are invited to attend this event:
Rising Stress-Related Deaths in Kansas: A Community and Socioeconomic Perspective
Friday, May 11, 2018
9:45 a.m. registration
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. program & lunch
Kansas Health Institute
212 SW 8th Ave. | Topeka, KS 66603
For those who are not able to attend in person, participation via web conference will be available. Limited seating, register now!
AHRQ's updated Guide to Improving Patient Safety in Primary Care Settings by Engaging Patients and Families features strategies for patients and families, clinicians and primary care clinical staff to improve communication.
Evidence suggests that enhanced communication leads to significant improvements in patient safety, the quality of care and patient experiences. The guide also features advice from practices from across the country that implemented the interventions.
Access the guide.
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