2021 Advocacy Day & Annual Meeting

Registration is now open for the KMS Advocacy Day & Annual Meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021.

We hope you will make plans now to join your peers from across the state to network
and learn how our collective advocacy shapes the practice of medicine in Kansas.



Register here

These are unprecedented times in many ways. Physicians face challenges that grow and change by the day amid the pandemic. 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 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.


The KMS Advocacy Day serves a number of other purposes:

    • Opportunity to network and socialize with your peers from across the state.
    • Chance to participate in a workgroup to become engaged with KMS policymaking.
    • Chance to meet with your Specialty Society during special breakout meetings.

Kansas Specialty Societies

For your convenience, this year we are also combining the Advocacy Day with the KMS Annual Meeting. During this time, we will outline several challenges and opportunities facing Kansas physicians and legislative proposals to improve and protect the practice of medicine.

Registration is open and there’s no cost to attend. Please let us know you plan to come today!

For the safety of attendees, these are among the precautions to be taken at Advocacy Day:

  • We plan to schedule smaller groups of attendees in a number of shifts, according to specialty society affiliation, instead of having one large mass gathering.
  • Meeting rooms will be thoroughly sanitized between shifts, following CDC recommendations.
  • Meeting rooms will be limited to 10-20% capacity in order to maximize social distancing. Seating will be arranged for one attendee per table, each positioned such that all attendees are at least 6 feet apart.
  • Masks will be required for all attendees, pursuant to Shawnee County ordinance.
  • Personal hand sanitizer bottles will be provided for each attendee at their own table.
  • Food and other beverages will be available as single servings to avoid attendees congregating in one area.


Wednesday, Jan. 27
at the KMS/KAMMCO Building, Downtown Topeka

KMS Advocacy Meeting

Specialty society meetings

Legislative reception

(More details to be announced soon.)

Hotel information

A block of rooms has been reserved for KMS attendees at the brand-new Cyrus Hotel, just a few blocks from the KMS building (map). The special rate is $99 for reservations made before Jan. 5. You may book a room online here.

To book a room, call (866) 266-3500. Reservations may be canceled at no cost for any reason up to 48 hours before the event; reservations may be canceled at no cost for reasons related to COVID-19 up to the day of the event.


→ Register here

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