The fourth quarter issue of Kansas City Medicine, the Medical Society's award-winning journal, is here. Our focus on advocacy includes profiles of three physicians serving or who recently served in elected office: former Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer, MD; Kansas State Sen. Barbara Bollier, MD; and Missouri State Rep. Jonathan Patterson, MD. Also see a recap of the 2019 Annual Meeting and profiles of our 2019 KCMS Award recipients.
Over 250 Medical Society physicians and partners attended the KCMS 2019 Annual Meeting on September 26. Keynote speaker was Vanila M. Singh, MD, MACM. Former Kansas City Mayor Charles B. Wheeler, Jr, MD, JD, received the Lifetime Achievement Award and Patrick B “Rusty” Ryan, PharmD, received the Friend of Medicine Award. See who else was there!
Individualized, Multidisciplinary Approach to Pain Management Is Needed, HHS Task Force Chair Tells KCMS Annual Meeting
Treatment of chronic and acute pain should take into account the patient’s individual needs and draw from a full range of interventions, according to federal inter-agency task force. Vanila M. Singh, MD, MACM, task force chair, summarized the recommendations to over 250 physicians and health care partners at the Kansas City Medical Society Annual Meeting on September 26.
The Medical Society is pleased to announce the recipients of our 2019 KCMS Awards including the Lifetime Achievement Award to former Kansas City Mayor Charles B. Wheeler, Jr., MD, JD. The honors were presented at the Medical Society Annual Meeting on Thursday, September 26.
Stanford Professor and Recent HHS Official to Speak at 2019 KCMS Annual Meeting; Wesley Hamilton Added to Program
Vanila M. Singh, MD, MACM, who served from June 2017 to July 2019 as chief medical officer for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will be the speaker for the 2019 KCMS annual meeting on Thursday, Sept. 26.
The KCMS Foundation has received the "Reviewed" designation from the Greater Kansas Community Foundation.
Medicaid expansion will help address the serious access to care issues faced by those in greater Kansas City who do not have health insurance. KCMS will be advocating for Medicaid expansion in the 2020 legislative sessions in Missouri and Kansas.