KAFP Weekly
Aug. 6, 2013

KU-Wichita ranks 6th nationally for producing primary care physicians
Wichita Business Journal
The University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita ranks sixth nationally for the percentage of its residents who go into primary care. An article in Washington Monthly magazine looked at residency programs with at least 200 medical graduates from 2006 to 2008 to determine how many graduates were in primary care three to five years after completing their residencies.More

Kansas resident chosen to serve on AAFP Congress of Delegates
The AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Students wrapped up Aug. 1-3 in Kansas City. Congratulations to Dr. Amanda Steventon who was selected to serve as Resident Alternate Delegate to the Congress of Delegates at AAFP Congress of Delegates, Sept. 23-25, San Diego.

Thank you to our Kansas resident and student delegates: Dr. Stacey Dimitt (Resident Delegate); Dr. Divya Reddy (Alternate Delegate); Claire Hinrichsen (Student Delegate); Cordelia Staab (Student Alternate Delegate) and all residents and students who participated in the conference. If you attended NCFMRS, let us know! — kafp@kafponline.orgaMore

2013 Saint Luke's Neuroscience Institute Symposium
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Sept. 20 — Kansas City, Mo.
This conference will focus on new approaches for the diagnosis and treatment of common and "not so common" neurological disorders. It is intended for primary care physicians, family physicians, neurosurgeons, neurologists, neurointensivists, psychiatrists, nurses, case managers/social workers and other healthcare professionals.

To register and learn more: https://cmetracker.net/UMKC/Catalog (case sensitive) or contact the University of Missouri-Kansas City Continuing Medical Education Office: 816-235-6808 or cmeoffice@umkc.edu.

Joint sponsored by the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.More

Kansas Public Health Grand Rounds Fall 2013 Series
The University of Kansas
The Kansas Association for Local Health Departments, Kansas Department of Health and Environment and KU Medical Center's Department of Preventive Medicine and Area Health Education Centers are once again collaborating to make available the Kansas Public Health Grand Rounds series. The Fall 2013 series will occur live on Wednesdays from Aug. 28 through Dec. 11 from 12-1 p.m. via the Internet utilizing the Adobe Connect webconferencing system.More

Take advantage of NRCME Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (DOT) training course
Overland Park, Nov. 9
The KAFP is working with the Iowa, Illinois and Nebraska chapters to bring you medical examiner education to prepare you to take the National Registry for Certified Medical Examiners Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) examination. We are pleased to offer a class on Nov. 9, at Tomahawk Ridge Community Center (Overland Park, Kan.) — 7:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

For more information and to register go to: http://www.kafponline.org/Education/NRCMEFederalMotorCarrierSafetyAdministration/More

REGISTRATION OPEN: 2013 Kansas PCMH Summit 'Flip the Switch'
Make plans now to attend the 2013 Kansas Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Summit "Flip the Switch" on Nov. 1-2, at the Wichita Country Club, Wichita, Kan.

Schedule and registration is available at: http://www.kafponline.org/KansasPCMH/More

KAFP SE Regional Meeting is accredited for 5 prescribed Credits
KAFP is pleased to announce that: This live activity, KAFP SE Regional CME Meeting, with a beginning date of Sept. 13, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to five 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. Register today for a fun CME event in Fredonia, Kan. Online registration, schedule and faculty information is available at: http://www.kafponline.org/education/regionalcmemeetings/

KAFP SE Regional CME Meeting
Friday, Sept. 13 – 12:45-8 p.m.
Bacani Hotel, Fredonia, Kan.More

Music therapy in the ED: Helping kids deal with painful procedures
By Dorothy L. Tengler
Imagine how scary it is for young children to process the activities in a busy emergency department, especially in view of the critical injuries crashing through the ED doors, not to mention the kids' own injuries. Parents sit with them in this environment, providing — if they can — some semblance of comfort and reassurance. That said, what would help these traumatized youngsters deal with whatever uncomfortable or downright painful procedures they might be facing in an emergency setting? A recent Canadian study suggests music may help distract children who need to undergo painful procedures in the ED. More

KU Medical Center receives $700,000 of new research funding from Susan G. Komen foundation
Kansas City Kansan
Susan G. Komen recently announced $4.5 million in research funding to more fully understand the role that environmental issues play in breast cancer development. The grants will be part of Komen's $42 million 2013 research portfolio, which includes more than $700,000 in new funding to researchers at the University of Kansas Medical Center.More