KAFP Weekly
Mar. 17, 2015

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Pre-session SAM and 2015 KAFP Annual Meeting
Online registration is now open for:
Pre-session: SAM Group Learning and 2015 KAFP Annual Meeting.
Click for our secure online REGISTRATION.

The 2015 theme "Focus on Family Medicine" will focus on a variety of topics including: ADHD, obesity, pediatric GERD, marijuana, Team Based Care and urology.More

Slower week, focus on education
Dodie Wellshear, KAFP Government Relations Consultant
Much of the legislative focus was on K-12 education this past week, as leaders in both chambers set about changing how schools are financed in the state. The legislation would do away with the current school finance formula and utilize a flat-funded block granting calculation, while a new formula is developed.

This next week, however, the eyes of the Legislature will be on the House Health and Human Services Committee, which is set to hold hearings on Medicaid/KanCare expansion.More

Pre-session: SAM Group Learning now open for registration
The KAFP is pleased to offer a SAM Group Learning Session: Care of the Vulnerable Elderly from 1 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10 at the Wichita Marriott as a Pre-session to the Annual Meeting. Secure registration is available online as a part of the KAFP Annual Meeting registration. Click here.More

Volunteering at the Capitol this Week ... Help fill March 31
Thank you to the following Family Doctor of the Day volunteers this week: RC Trotter, M.D. (March 16); Jeremy Presley M.D. (March 17); Lynn Fisher M.D. (March 18); John McMaster, M.D. (March 19); and Micah Hall, M.D. (March 20). Please check your calendar for availability, March 31 or May 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. Please call 316.721.9005 or email Karen@kafponline.orgMore

New CDC Report on Cancer

About 1.5 million new cases of cancer were reported in the United States in 2011, according to the new CDC report, Invasive Cancer Incidence and Survival—United States, 2011.

The rates of getting cancer were higher among men than women, highest among black people, and varied by state from 374 to 509 per 100,000 people. The most common kinds of cancer are prostate, female breast, lung, and colorectal. More

National Poison Prevention Week

This week, March 15-21 is National Poison Prevention Week. Remind your patients who are parents that the best treatment for poisoning is prevention.

The Kansas Poison Center and Safe Kids Kansas encourages parents and caregivers to keep the poison center's toll-free hotline number, 1.800.222.1222, near each phone in the home and program the number into every cell phone. This number connects you to your local poison control center from anywhere in the United States, 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week.More

2015 Child Safety Initiative Conference

You are invited to the 2015 Child Safety Initiative (CSI) Conference: Injury and Violence Prevention through Leadership, Education and Advocacy. This bi-state initiative, designed for and by child safety advocates, focuses on the latest information relating to child maltreatment and unintentional childhood injuries.

The CSI Conference is Friday, April 17 at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center, Kansas City, Missouri. For brochure, click here: CSI Conference

If you are interested in this conference, you will be interested in hearing Terra Frazier, DO present Child Abuse Investigations at the KAFP Annual Meeting, June 13. For more information, click here.More

Free Colon Cancer Screening materials; Help reach 80 percent screening rate by 2018

Help Kansas reach an 80 percent colon cancer screening rate by 2018. Check out the 80 percent by 2018 campaign including the document, What can primary care doctors do to advance 80 percent by 2018? The document cites the following 5 things primary care physicians can do:More

9th Annual American Conference for the Treatment of HIV (ACTHIV)
Sharon Lee, M.D., Kansas City (President, ACTHIV)
Dear colleague,
I am writing to ask you to SAVE THE DATE for April 30-May 2 to attend the American Conference for the Treatment of HIV (ACTHIV) in Dallas. ACTHIV is a state-of-the-science conference specifically targeted toward U.S. frontline providers of care to persons at risk of, or with HIV infection.More