KAFP Weekly
Dec. 16, 2014

Room block for Advocacy Day expires Dec. 22
Advocacy Day will energize, prepare and inform you about Kansas issues and the upcoming legislative session. We have a great line-up of topics and speakers who will cover Expanding our Grassroots Efforts; Health Care Issues Expected to Arise in the 2015 Session; the Kansas Hospital Association KanCare 2.0 Proposal on Medicaid Expansion; and more! More

2015 Family Doctor of the Day Program needs volunteers
THANK YOU to all who have already volunteered one or more days to serve as Family Doctor of the Day. If you have NOT, we need your help!

The legislative session will be off and running Jan. 12. We have some openings, and it is important that we fill all days the legislature is in session. The legislators are grateful for this program, and it definitely puts family medicine in a favorable light! More

Family Physician of the Year nominations close Dec. 31
Each year, KAFP seeks out the best and brightest family physicians to recognize as Kansas Family Physician of the Year. Nominations are now open for 2015 FPOY.

Please help us spread the word by sending this article to your company/clinic/hospital newsletter. Thank you! More

Exhibitor and supporter opportunities at KAFP Annual Meeting
KAFP is now accepting exhibitor and supporter applications for the 2015 KAFP Annual Meeting at http://kafponline.org/Education/AnnualMeeting/SupportersExhibitors/

Please pass along this information to your vendors, hospital and/or clinic.

Please join us for the 2015 KAFP Annual Meeting "Focus on Family Medicine" June 11-13, 2015 at the Wichita Marriott Hotel.

SAM Group Learning Session
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
12:30-5:00 p.m.
In conjunction with KAFP Annual Meeting
Marriott Hotel, Wichita, Kansas

2015 Annual Meeting:

Thursday-Friday, June 11-13, 2015
Wichita Marriott, Wichita, KansasMore

Remember KAFP-Foundation in your 2014 charitable giving
As 2014 draws to a close, please remember KAFP-Foundation (KAFP-F) in your charitable giving.

Your generous support ensures the continuation of KAFP-F programs to identify and cultivate future family physicians like the Faces in Family Medicine program and the Student Summer Rural Experience — our premier programs proven to influence students' interest in family medicine. Program outcomes show one third of all participants choose family medicine as their career specialty. More

AAFP launches new Quick Pay online dues service
Paying your dues just got easier. AAFP has launched a new online dues payment service. Quick Pay allows any individual (member, office staff, spouse of a member, etc.) to pay a member's dues invoice without logging in to the member's AAFP account. The only information that is required to make a payment is the member's AAFP ID number and dues invoice number. It’s as simple as that.

If you would like to sign up for payment options such as monthly installments or auto renewal, logging in to your member account is required for security purposes. Check out Quick Pay today!More

Q & A: Zoster vaccine; hepatitis B and hepatitis A vaccine
IAC Express
Q: Is a history of genital herpes a contraindication or precaution to zoster vaccination?

A: No. There is no evidence that zoster vaccine has any effect on herpes simplex virus.More

Save the date — April 18, 2015 — free clinic event for uninsured
Over 1,000 uninsured patients need medical care on Saturday, April 18, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. Volunteers are needed — doctors, nurses, residents, medical students! Many of these patients haven't been able to see a doctor for several years; you are doing them an incredible service.

The National Association of Free Clinics, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, is returning to Kansas City to sponsor a one-day free medical clinic for the uninsured on Saturday April 18 2015. The clinic will offer primary care, some specialty care, point-of-care testing, four months of free medications, connections to after care, health education and ACA navigators. The NAFC will obtain malpractice coverage for this event. More

Rural Health Care Marketing Workshop set for March 4
KU Rural Health Education & Services
The Rural Health marketing team will be conducting a Rural Health Care Marketing Workshop on Wednesday, March 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Salina Regional Health Center.

During the workshop, participants will be able to evaluate their current marketing initiatives, and learn the top 10 strategies that every organization should be doing. No marketing experience is required.

There's a $75 Early Bird Registration until Jan. 15. Lunch is included. Register Today! More