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Members elected KAFP officers and leaders at the Member Meeting on Friday, June 7. The elected officers were sworn in by AAFP Vice Speaker, Russell Kohl, MD, FAAFP of Stillwell, Kan. Introducing the 2019-20 slate of officers:
President: Sheryl Beard, MD, FAAFP (Wichita)
President-Elect: Chad Johanning, MD, FAAFP (Lawrence)
Vice President: Jen Bacani McKenney, MD, FAAFP (Fredonia)
Secretary: Debra Doubek, MD, FAAFP (Manhattan)
Treasurer: Gretchen Irwin, MD, MBA, FAAFP (Wichita)
Delegate: Jen Brull, MD, FAAFP (Plainville)
Delegate: Doug Gruenbacher, MD (Quinter)
Alternate Delegate: Lynn Fisher, MD, FAAFP (Plainville)
Alternate Delegate: Diane Steere, MD (Wichita)
Jeremy Presley, MD, FAAFP (Dodge City) automatically succeeded to Board Chair for the 2019-20 programming year. We cannot express enough how much we appreciate Dr. Presley for his leadership, level-headed approach, friendship and service throughout his ascension on the KAFP Board of Directors and we look forward to his Board chair service this year. Thank you, Dr. Presley!
The KAFP congratulates the following members who were recognized at this year’s Annual Meeting:
AAFP Fellows: Amy Curry, MD, FAAFP (Wichita); Debra Doubek, MD, FAAFP (Manhattan); Robyn Hartvickson, MD, FAAFP (Newton); and unable to attend, Timothy Lawton, MD, FAAFP (Wichita).
The Kansas Family Physician summer edition will feature highlights of these honorees. You may also find photos on Facebook.
- Kansas Family Physician of the Year: John Eplee, MD, FAAFP (Atchison)
- Kansas Humanitarian Award: S. Todd Stephens, MD, FAAFP (Wichita)
- 30 Years of Service: Carolyn Gaughan, CAE (Wichita)
- Kansas Exemplary Teaching (full time): Amy Curry, MD, FAAFP (Wichita)
- Kansas Exemplary Teaching (volunteer): Marty Turner, MD, FAAFP (Rose Hill)
- KAFP-Foundation Hostetter Student Awards: Samantha Claassen (KUSM-Wichita); and Adam Zuzelski (KUSM-KC)
- Carol A Johnson MD Family Medicine International Mission Scholarships: Erin Hoffman, DO, Ascension Via Christi Family Medicine Residency Program (Wichita) and Theresia Neill, MD, Smoky Hill Family Medicine Residency Program (Salina)
Looking for a way to get more involved with your Academy? KAFP is pleased to invite members to volunteer to serve on one of our six committees; Communications, Governmental Advocacy, Finance & Insurance, Membership & Member Services, Practice Enhancement, and Professional Development. Through committee involvement you can provide input on Academy activities and help advance the mission of the KAFP.
1. Apply for a Committee
2. Review the committees and a short description of their work.
3. Submit your committee application by July 1, 2019. Please note we request two selections, but you are only appointed to one committee.
KAFP will be in touch with you regarding your committee appointment in July.
Please submit your committee application by July 1 to ensure that your request is reviewed during our upcoming appointment process. If you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your interest and commitment to KAFP.
Kansas Head Start Association
New Kansas Head Start Association (KHSA) Parent Health Literacy training classes are being offered this summer June-September. Attendees will receive the resources needed to teach parents how to use the “What To Do When Your Child Gets Sick” book using effective, evidence based teaching methods. The Parent Health Literacy project partners with agencies, medical providers, schools and human services organizations who serve families with young children to provide this important health literacy resource. This training is appropriate for any staff who work directly with parents/patients, supervisors and program directors. We encourage you to share this information with parents in your practice.
Download the flyers and share with your staff:
The training is free. Three CEUs are available for $15.
- Pittsburg, Tuesday, June 25
- Winfield, Wednesday, June 26
- Colby, Wednesday, July 17
- Russell, Thursday, July 18
- Kansas City, Thursday, August 15
- Atchison, Wednesday, August 28
- Manhattan, Wednesday, September 4
Please see the brochure and the KHSA website for further information about the Parent Health Literacy Project.
You are invited to attend Wellness Wednesdays (www.ohioafp.org). This structured, bi-monthly webinar series focuses on enhancing professional and personal wellness through the joy of medicine. Sessions are scheduled on a Wednesday during the typical lunch hour, 11:15 a.m. – noon CST, and are free to join.
Participants will start each session with a brief overview of the discussion topic and then have the opportunity to share their own insight and ask questions at the end of the 45-minute program. It's a great opportunity to make connections with peers who are also interested in wellness and professional satisfaction topics.
Plan to attend:
June 19, 2019: "Lifestyle Medicine: Healthy Habits to Improve Your Well-Being"
Speaker: Jonathan Bonnet, MD CAQSM, FAAFP, Chair of the AAFP’s Lifestyle Medicine Member Interest Group
The 45-minute session will help you:
- Define the field of lifestyle medicine
- Understand the health benefits of lifestyle medicine
- Appreciate the importance of time and prioritization
- Apply lifestyle medicine to a busy schedule.
United Press International
Eating a chicken could raise a person's "bad cholesterol" to similar levels as eating a steak, contradicting long-thought ideas about health differences between the meats, new research suggests.
Researchers found eating white meat poultry may raise low-density lipoprotein levels in the same way as red meat, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Nutrition. That elevation in bad cholesterol after eating chicken can occur with or without consuming any saturated fat.
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