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KMS Advocacy Day 2022


Advocacy Day offers a chance to meet with legislative leaders, to meet with your specialty society peers, and to hear from KMS leadership about the upcoming legislative session. While some specialty societies may also hold events later in the year, Advocacy Day is the one event of the year for all Kansas physicians.


KMS Advocacy Day
Tuesday, January 25, 2022

→  Register here


Accommodations: We have reserved a block of rooms at the Cyrus Hotel, which is five blocks from the KMS building. Please use this link to book a room. The rate is $123/night.


Advocacy Day schedule

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast and Specialty Society meetings
  • Breakfast for all attendees
  • Meeting scheduled for Kansas Chapter, American College of Physicians
  • Meeting scheduled for Kansas Orthopedic Society
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Welcome, Specialty Society reports of priorities, legislative overview

10:00 - 11:15 a.m. "Legislative Leadership Update"
  • House Majority Leader Daniel Hawkins
  • Senate Vice President Rick Wilborn
  • Attorney General Derek Schmidt
11:15 a.m. - noon "Legislative Advocacy 101"
Noon - 1:00 p.m. Lunch and Specialty Society meetings
  • Box lunch for all attendees (enjoy lunch with your colleagues or Grab & Go if meeting with your legislator for lunch)
  • Meeting scheduled for Kansas Society of Pathologists
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Activities at the Statehouse:
  • Update by Senate President Ty Masterson at 1:00 p.m.
  • Update by House Speaker Ron Ryckman at 1:30 p.m.
  • Meet with your legislator (contact your legislator for available appointment times)
  • Attend House health committee at 1:30 p.m.
  • Attend full Senate at 2:30 p.m.
  • Statehouse tours (Guided tours arranged through Visitors Center - 1:00/2:00/3:00 p.m. or Self-Guided Tours)
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Meeting scheduled for Kansas Chapter, American College of Emergency Physicians
4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Reception for legislators and KMS members


KMS is proud to host Advocacy Day in conjunction with more than a dozen Kansas specialty societies.

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The importance of Advocacy Day

Your priority is your patients’ wellbeing—our priority is to ensure that can continue, unencumbered by a constantly changing state policy landscape. KMS advocates for Kansas physicians so that your focus can stay with your patients.

Our elected policymakers are ever changing. Our advocacy must be constant.

KMS was founded in 1859 to ensure the practice of medicine is properly regulated and remains in the hands of physicians. The practice of medicine is significantly shaped by policy at the state level. To the elected lawmakers in Kansas, KMS is your voice—a powerful, united voice of organized medicine in our state.

Advocacy is ongoing. KMS works year-round ensuring lawmakers are well educated on issues that affect the practice of medicine.

We hope you’ll make plans to join us for this special event to see firsthand how we advocate on your behalf—as well as to speak directly with legislative leadership and your own elected officials.


Questions? Contact Nancy Sullivan at (785) 235-2383 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Advocacy Day sponsors