Speakers at the January 30 KCMS webinar physicians in attendance much useful advice about how to be more effective advocates with legislators and in their communities. Here are highlights.
Find out how to be a leader and to advocate for your patients and medicine at the KCMS webinar, "Advocating for Your Patients in 2021: How to Lead in a Time of Rapid Change." Set for Saturday, January 30, the webinar runs from 8 to 11 a.m. and is free to KCMS members, residents and students.
The Kansas City Medical Society welcomes Scott W. Kujath, MD, FSVS, FACS, as our 2021 president. A board-certified vascular surgeon with Midwest Aortic & Vascular Institute (MAVI), Dr. Kujath is the chief of vascular surgery at Kansas City Veterans Administration Medical Center. He has been a member of the KCMS board of directors since 2007 and was president-elect in 2020. He chaired the KCMS Foundation board in 2018. He is 2021-2022 president of the medical staff at North Kansas City Hospital.
A panel of Kansas City infectious disease experts provided informative guidance on the coming COVID-19 vaccines to nearly 100 KCMS members on a December 5 webinar. They praised the effectiveness of the vaccines and the integrity of the clinical trials.
Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease that has a tremendous impact on the lives of the 34 million Americans living with diabetes every day. But in November each year, we take the opportunity to formally recognize this impact and reflect on how we can make a difference.
At the 2020 KCMS Virtual Annual Meeting on October 21, a panel of area mayors described recent health and wellness successes achieved in their communities. Also at the Annual Meeting, the KCMS 2020 Awards were presented. Thank you to the Annual Meeting sponsors.
Register now for the KCMS Virtual Annual Meeting this Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. over Zoom. Join in honoring our 2020 Award recipients. Hear an informative discussion on "Protecting and Promoting Community Health" from a panel of mayors and civic leaders. Celebrate the presentation of an honorary KCMS membership to Chiefs lineman and 2018 medical school graduate Laurent Duvernay-Tardif.
Chiefs' offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif will be welcomed as a KCMS Honorary Member at the October 21 Annual Meeting. He is the first medical school graduate to play in the National Football League. This year, he has spent nine weeks caring for patients in a nursing home in his native Quebec.
Let’s avoid the “twindemics” of COVID-19 and seasonal influenza by encouraging patients to get their annual flu shots, preferably early. Download these graphics for your social media.
The Kansas City Medical Society has approved a statement on opening schools safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Decisions on school openings should be guided by science and health care professionals, take into consideration current trends in community spread of COVID-19, and include financial support to provide supplies and increase services for schools.