National Physician Suicide Awareness Day - September 17, 2023

Physicians have one of the highest suicide rates of any profession. More than half of physicians know a physician who has either considered, attempted or died by suicide in their career. It's estimated that one million Americans lose their physician to suicide each year. We can all help prevent physician suicide.

 Kansas Medical Society's Professionals' Health Program protects the health of Kansans and promotes medical excellence by seeking early identification, rehabilitation, and treatment of physicians affected by mental/emotional disorders, physical health, substance use disorders, disruptive behaviors, and other life circumstances that affect medical competency. If you or one of your colleagues is affected by one of these challenges, please call us today.

  • Professionals Health Program - Call 785-231-1306
  • Suicide & Crisis Lifeline - Call or Text 988
  • Kansas Physician Leader Forum - November 3, 2023

The Kansas Medical Society and the Kansas Hospital Association are continuing their popular cosponsored meeting series focusing on physician leadership issues with an in-person, one day meeting at the Jimmie A Gleason, MD Educational Center, 623 SW 10th Ave, Topeka, KS on Friday, November 3.

The Physician Leader Forum is a no-cost event bringing together Kansas physician leaders to foster discussion regarding critical issues impacting health and health care in Kansas and our nation. This year’s meeting will focus on the impacts of national trends reshaping the healthcare environment; the challenges of leveraging technology to reduce burden and improve value; current efforts to evolve peer review from practitioner policing to safety and system process improvement; and updates on current advocacy priorities.

Who should attend: current or potential physician leaders in your clinic, hospital or other healthcare organizations. 

Mark your calendar on Friday, November 3, 2023 from 9:00am-3:00pm to join your peers for this unique event designed to enhance the ability of physicians and their organizations to work together to improve the environment of the workplace. A complete agenda and registration will be available soon.

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