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The last day to register for the Health Behavior KSA Group Learning Session is Wednesday, September 12! Join us on September 14 in Dodge City. Cost is $175 for KAFP members or $275 for non-KAFP members.
HEALTH BEHAVIOR KSA GROUP LEARNING SESSION
- Review 60 core competency questions with experienced family physician faculty.
- Discuss and learn the best answers with your colleagues.
- The KAFP reports your answers directly to ABFM on your behalf.
- Earn 8 live credits of CME immediately. Following your completion of the Clinical Self-Assessment, receive an additional 4 credits.
Friday, September 14, 2018
1:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Register at KSA Group Learning.
Western Plains Medical Complex
3001 Avenue A
Dodge City, KS 67801
This Live activity, KAFP Health Behavior KSA Group Learning Session, from 06/13/2018 – 11/30/2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 8.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Learn how Screening, Brief Intervention & Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) can help you screen and intervene for opioid, alcohol and other drug misuse. Visit www.sbirt.care.
Register today! Act fast, the registration rate for Let’s Move, Kansas will increase Friday.
Let’s Move, Kansas
Saturday, October 20; 8:30 a.m.
Sedgwick County Park, Wichita, KS
Swag bag, race t-shirt, and pancake breakfast included with registration. Get more bang for your buck by combining these special offers when you register!
For pricing and registration, visit our website.
- Students & Residents: Use code STURES18 for $5 off + join a team for an automatic $3 off; up to $8 off!
- 2017 Repeat Runners & Walkers: Use code 17OFF for 17% off + join a team for an automatic $3 off; $8.44 off!
- All general registrations: Join a team (or create a new team) for an automatic $3 off registration.
Let's Move, Kansas aims to promote an active, healthy lifestyle for all Kansans. All proceeds from this event go to the KAFP-Foundation to support many programs and scholarships for Kansas family medicine residents and medical students.
Special thanks to our presenting sponsor, KU School of Medicine-Wichita!
Are you an employed physician? Please share this resource with your employer to help explain the value of membership. The American Academy of Family Physicians developed it as a result of a National Conference of Constituency Leaders resolution. It requested AAFP to develop language to help employed physicians negotiate with employers to support state and national specialty society membership dues within their compensation/continuing medical education package. The AAFP worked with focus groups of employed physicians and employers of family physicians to develop a resource that describes the value that AAFP membership provides to a physician’s employer. Everyone wins with the AAFP was the result.
There is a free Buprenorphine Waiver Training for physicians on Wednesday October 31, 2018 in Wichita. Click here for registration and more information.
Sponsored by DCCCA, this seminar will specifically focus on buprenorphine in an office-based setting for the treatment of opioid use disorder. They will be the using standard PCSS curriculum, which will qualify for the first half of training to receive the DATA 2000 waiver to prescribe buprenorphine. The target audience includes substance use treatment providers, medical providers, students in the health professions, and anyone else professionally involved in substance use treatment.
Tobacco Free Kansas
Tobacco use remains the #1 cause of preventable death and youth tobacco use rates are unacceptably high with new users starting every day. Nearly 95 percent of adults who smoke started smoking before the age of 21. At current rates, 61,000 Kansas kids alive today will die prematurely from smoking. According to the Institute of Medicine, raising the sale age of tobacco products to 21 could reduce the prevalence of smoking by 12%, saving thousands of lives and millions of dollars.
Raise The Age KS is a statewide effort led by diverse health groups including KAFP to decrease youth tobacco use by increasing the age of sale for all tobacco products to 21.
You have two opportunities to join this effort to protect KS kids through Raise the Age KS:
We hope you'll lend your voice and urge your clinic, hospital, schools, church and other organizations in which you're involved to decrease youth tobacco use by increasing the age of sale for all tobacco products to 21 through Raise the Age KS!
The upcoming election is an important one and KAFP urges YOU to vote! To assist you in preparing to vote, KAFP provides this non-partisan Kansas Voter Registration information:
You need to register if you meet one of these criteria:
Last date to register before next election: October 16, 2018
Registration forms available:
When to vote: Tuesday, November 6, 2018
- You’re not currently registered: check your registration status
- You’ve changed your name
- You’ve moved or changed your address
- You want to change your party affiliation
Locate your polling place.
Need an advance voting application? Call your county election office to request one.
If you have questions, call toll-free 1-800-262-VOTE (8683).
How to evaluate the candidates, decide your vote:
- League of Women Voters surveys candidates with pertinent Q&A and provides a helpful non-partisan Voter Guide.
KAFP Members: Please read the following letter from a KUSM-W student asking for you to complete a short survey. Your help is much appreciated!
My name is Valerie Binns. I am a medical student at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita. I am recruiting family medicine physicians in Kansas to complete a survey regarding their experiences with cancer-focused genetic testing. Participation involves completing a survey that will take no longer than 10 minutes to complete. The survey will be open until October 1, 2018. No identifiable information will be collected about you, and the survey is anonymous.
Survey: Experiences of family medicine physicians regarding cancer-focused genetic testing
There are no personal benefits and minimal risks to participating in this study. Participation is voluntary, and you can stop taking the survey at any time.
If you have any questions, please contact my research supervisor, Elizabeth Ablah, PhD, MPH at email@example.com. For questions about the rights of research participants, you may contact the KUMC Institutional Review Board (IRB) at (316) 293-2610.
MD Candidate, Class of 2021
University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita
The AAFP’s national public service announcement campaign (PSA) in September features a segment about concussions. Watch the PSA about the concussions. Each PSA educates the audience about an issue and urges them to visit familydoctor.org for more information. Please help educate your patients by referring them to the familydoctor.org website.
Below is the schedule of monthly PSAs:
Ultimately, it is important that patients, after viewing the PSAs, will gain a sense of empowerment over their own health. Increasing patients' knowledge of important health issues that affect them is intended to help them feel more prepared and willing to talk about them with their family physician.
Sanofi Pasteur is now offering live influenza vaccination coding webinar events to assist you with billing accurately and appropriately this immunization season. This new program offers two viewing options across six live event dates. Registration is available at www.crackingthecodestraining.com
How to Code and Bill for Sanofi Pasteur Influenza Vaccinations for Patients of Any Age
4 live event date options
How to Code and Bill for Sanofi Pasteur Influenza Vaccinations for Pediatric Patients
2 live event date options
You may also view the program’s on-line modules, on demand, at your convenience, 24/7, and you'll have access to the extensive library of coding and billing resources available on the resource page of the program, including state-specific Medicaid billing guidance.
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