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Members 'come home' to Family Medicine at Annual Meeting
The Kansas Academy of Family Physicians (KAFP) elected its officers and leaders, and recognized award winners at the 2013 Annual Meeting, June 13-15 at the Marriott Hotel in Wichita, Kan. Highlights will be featured in the Kansas Family Physician, Summer Issue. To sneak a peak at highlights from the meeting, check out our Web page: Where you will find daily highlights of DAY 1 and DAY 2 & 3; our Twitter and Facebook feeds and photos on flickr photo stream. Further highlights will be featured in the Kansas Family Physician, summer issue.
KAFP elects new leaders at annual meeting
Following are the elected members of the 2013-14 Board of Directors:
President|| Mary Beth Miller, MD, St. Francis|
|President-Elect || Douglas J. Gruenbacher, MD, Quinter|
|Vice President || Diane Steere, MD, Wichita|
|Secretary || Lynn Fisher, MD, Plainville|
|Treasurer || Todd A. Miller, MD, FAAFP, Wichita|
|Past-Pres./Board Chair || Christian Cupp, MD, FAAFP, Scott City |
|AAFP Delegate || Jen Brull, MD, FAAFP, Plainville|
|AAFP Delegate || Michael L. Munger, MD, Overland Park|
|Alternate Delegate || Michael L. Kennedy, MD, FAAFP, Kansas City |
|Alternate Delegate || Terry L. "Lee" Mills, MD, FAAFP, Newton|
|KAFP-Foundation President || Jen Brull, MD, FAAFP, Plainville|
KU Family Medicine Residency Programs win PoE Award
Congratulations to University of Kansas School of Medicine Family Medicine Interest Group, the recipient of the 2013 Program of Excellence (PoE) Awards for Excellence in FMIG Operation.
The American Academy of Family Physicians will present the UMKC School of Medicine Family Medicine Interest Group with the 2013 Program of Excellence Award during its national conference July 28-30 in Kansas City.
New AAFP website brings mobile optimization with it
Doug Henley writes, "Notice anything different? If you are reading this on your computer, and especially if you are reading from your phone or tablet, you will. Today, the Academy launched a new, improved and mobile-optimized version of aafp.org. What does that mean for you as a member? It means that you now will be able to report and send CME transcripts, register for events, chat with your colleagues on AAFP Connection, manage account information, purchase products and even pay dues — all from your mobile devices."
Courtney Huhn, MD wins BMS 2013 AAFP Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education
Congratulations to Courtney Huhn, MD, a KU Family Medicine resident of Lansing, Kan. who was among 12 in the nation selected for the 2013 AAFP/ Bristol-Myers Squibb Award (BMS) for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education.
KDHE urges public to take precautions to prevent West Nile virus
Kansas News First
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Division of Public Health reports there has been a substantial increase in the number of mosquitoes within the past week. These mosquitoes can potentially spread West Nile virus.
In 2012, there were 57 cases of West Nile virus in the state, the most cases since the virus first made its way into Kansas in 2002. There are currently no reported cases of West Nile virus in 2013. In addition to tracking cases of human illnesses caused by West Nile virus, KDHE assesses the potential for West Nile virus by conducting limited mosquito surveillance, including laboratory testing.
NRCME DOT Training
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has established a National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners with
requirements that all medical examiners who conduct physical examinations for interstate commercial motor vehicle drivers must complete
a training course and pass a certification examination prior to May 21, 2014. Please contact the IAAFP at 515-283-9370 with questions.
A new way to explore family medicine
The national FMIG Network website is transforming. Get ready for a new look, a new location, and the same resources you rely on and trust to lead your FMIG.
Kansas views on working poor, state budget, sales-tax increase, higher-ed cuts, science standards
The Wichita Eagle
The 2013 legislative session was a disaster for the working poor. Kansas workers who earn less than $23,500 for a family of four will not have access to expanded Medicaid health insurance. They will have to go to a federal online exchange to get insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Over the next five years, they will share in a $1.2 billion sales-tax increase, which hits them harder than anyone. Along with the middle class, they will lose $975 million in income-tax deductions over that same period. All this is a result of Gov. Sam Brownback's quixotic idea that reducing individual income taxes on business owners will boom the economy.
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