KAFP Weekly
Apr. 14, 2015

Urgent: Your help needed to support KanCare expansion
The legislators are on break and will return to Topeka on April 29 to finish the session. There are two issues undecided that will have MAJOR impact on the health of Kansans. We are writing today about KanCare (Medicaid) Expansion, one of KAFP's top legislative priorities.More

Focus on Family Medicine
June 10 - SAM Group Learning; Annual Meeting - June 11-13
It's time to register for the 2015 KAFP Annual Meeting if you have not already done so! We are looking forward to focusing on family medicine at this year's Annual Meeting. Check out the many, many sessions to interest you – 2015 KAFP Annual Meeting.

Complete your brochure or go directly to REGISTRATION to register securely and easily online. You may also call: 316.721.9005.More

Earn up to 28.25 CME credits
Looking to focusing on packing in some CME soon? The Pre-Session: SAM Group Learning – June 10 is 12 elective credits and the KAFP Annual Meeting – June 11-13 offers up to 16.25 prescribed credits – for a grand total of 28.25 CME credits total!More

NRHA recognizes Kansan, Wendel Ellis, DO as Rural Practitioner of the Year

Wendel Ellis, DO of Tribune, Kansas, is the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) 2015 Rural Health Practitioner of the Year. Ellis is a model of community involvement in western Kansas, providing free school physicals and serving as Wallace County medical director, a nursing home medical director and EMS medical director for Greeley and Wallace counties, and as the deputy district coroner. His role has extended to mentoring and teaching students of all ages, combining professionalism, skill and patient concern with a wry sense of humor.More

Family Medicine Midwest Conference
Call for Abstracts deadline is May 26; medical student scholarships available
You are invited to attend the Family Medicine Midwest 2015 conference – Celebrating Diversity: Our Patients, Our Communities and Ourselves. This conference is geared for medical students, residents and family medicine faculty, especially relatively new faculty. Mark your calendars for Oct. 9-11 at the Loews Chicago O'Hare 5300 N River Road Rosemont, IL.More

On-Demand Webinar | Influenza Vaccine Choices and Effectiveness
Learn more about influenza vaccine choices and their effectiveness. View the webinar, Benefits of the Influenza Vaccine for Adults 65 Years and Older, on-demand. Moderator Thomas Koinis, M.D., FAAFP offers an evidence-based approach for the family physician practice, including morbidity and mortality data, as well as the effectiveness of the standard and high dose influenza vaccines.More

Minority Cancer Awareness Resources

April is National Minority Health Month and National Minority Cancer Awareness Week was last week. Cancer affects different populations differently, and minority groups in the United States continue to bear a greater cancer burden than whites. Much of this difference is due to factors like poverty and lack of access to prevention/detection services and high-quality treatment, according to reports produced by the American Cancer Society. For instance, African Americans and Hispanics in the U.S. have higher poverty rates than whites and are less likely to have health insurance, making it harder for them to get the care they need.More