Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Advocacy Day: 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM CST
Physician/Legislators' Reception  6:00 to 8:00 PM CST

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623 SW 10th
Topeks, KS 66612

Capitol Plaza Hotel
1717 SW Topeka Blvd.
Topeka, KS 66612

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Carolyn Gaughan, CAE 
Kansas Academy of Family Physicians 

Topeka Capitol Plaza Hotel

Sleeping rooms are available at the Topeka Capitol Plaza Hotel at a reduced rate of $96/night + tax.  This rate is good for the nights of January 23 & 24, and is not guaranteed for any reservations made after January 5, 2018.  To reserve a room, call the hotel at 785-431-7200.


This event is for any family physician, general surgeon, ER physician, general internist, resident or medical student interested in learning more about how to advocate for medicine. Advocacy Day will help you get energized, prepared and informed for the 2018 Kansas legislative session. KAFP Advocacy Day will feature key speakers to update you on the upcoming healthcare issues during the legislative session. An evening reception will allow you the opportunity to meet your legislator and mingle with legislators and colleagues.

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KAFP Board Meeting

Advocacy Day


8:30 – 10:15 a.m.

10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

KMS/KaMMCO Building

623 SW 10th Ave

Topeka, KS 66612

KMS/KaMMCO Building

623 SW 10th Ave

Topeka, KS 66612

Capitol Plaza Hotel

1717 SW Topeka Blvd

Topeka, KS 66612


8:30 – 10:15 a.m.
KAFP Board of Directors Meeting

10:15 – 10:30     
Advocacy Day Registration Opens

10:30 – 10:35     
Welcome  |  John Feehan, MD, FAAFP, KAFP President; Jon Rosell, PhD, KMS Executive Director; Kyle Vincent, MD, Kansas Chapter, ACS President

10:35 – 11:15     
Issues Expected to Arise in the 2018 Legislative Session  |  Rachelle Colombo, KMS Director of Government Affairs; Dodie Wellshear, KAFP Legislative Liaison

11:15 – 11:30     
[SLIDES] Close the Gap: Expand KanCare |  David Jordan, Alliance for a Healthy Kansas

11:30 a.m. – Noon
Telemedicine Panel  |  Bob Moser, MD, FAAFP, Kansas Heart and Stroke Collaborative; Elisha Yaghmai, MD, Freestate Health; Michael Atwood, MD, BCBS of Kansas

Noon – 12:30 p.m.
[SLIDES] Advocacy Efforts for Prevention of Opioid-Related Disease  |  Daniel Warren, MD

12:30 – 1:15       
Lunch; depart for Capitol after lunch

1:30 – 2:45          
At Capitol.  Attendees are encouraged to make appointments to visit with their representatives.

2:45 – 3:00          
Break; return to KMS/KaMMCO Building

3:00 – 4:00          
[SLIDES] MACRA Update: Top 8 Issues for 2018 | Health Policy & Government Affairs Update  |  R. Shawn Martin, AAFP Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy

4:00 – 5:30          
Kansas Policy Makers’ Perspective.  Legislative leaders from both parties have been invited to provide their perspective on the legislative session. Rep. Susan Concannon (4:00); Sen. Barbara Bollier (4:20); Rep. Don Hineman (4:45); and Rep. Jim Ward (5:10).

6:00 – 8:00          
Physician & Legislators Reception; Topeka Capitol Plaza Hotel, Shawnee


Note: Immunize Kansas Coalition is holding its reception from 5:00– 7:00 p.m. across the hall in the River Room, with comments starting at 5:30-5:40 p.m (Overview of IKC, the Flu Vaccine, and Influenza Trends by Dr. John Eplee. Personal story by Joan & Kennis Mann, Kendra's Legacy Foundation.)  We encourage members to come and go between the two receptions.