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KPA/KPS 2019 Fall Conference

  • September 21, 2019
  • 7:30 AM - 3:15 PM
  • Ball Conference Center, 21350 W 153rd St Olathe, KS 66061


  • Registration included box lunch
  • Price included boxed lunch
  • Price includes boxed lunch

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KPA/KPS 2019 Fall Conference

A joint conference hosted by the

Kansas Psychological Association and the Kansas Psychiatric Society

Saturday, September 21, 2019
Ball Conference Center
21350 W 153rd St
Olathe, KS 66061

5.25 Continuing Education Credits Available

Conference Agenda:

7:30-8:00 a.m.                       Registration and Coffee

8:00-8:15 a.m.                       Welcome & Introductions

  • Moneesh Mittal, MD, Kansas Psychiatric Society President
  • Monica Kurylo, Kansas Psychological Association President

8:15 -9:45 a.m.                    The State of Mental Health in Kansas: A Cabinet Level Perspective

  • Vicki Schmidt, Commissioner, Kansas Department of Insurance
  • Connie Hubbell, Kansas Department for Aging & Disability Services
  • Dr. John Esslinger, Medicaid Medical Director Kansas Department of Health & Environment
9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.                                    Break & Visit Exhibitors

10:00-11:00 a.m.                                              Beyond Cultural Competence

  • Alan Koike, MD, UC Davis

Alan Koike, MD is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UC Davis Health. He specializes in health services research with a focus on managed care and is particularly interested in Asian- American health issues. He received his M.D. from Northwestern University School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois and B.A. from UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California.

11:00-11:15 a.m.                                               Break and Visit Exhibitors

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.                                       Beyond Cultural Competence

  • Alan Koike, MD, UC Davis

12:15-12:45 a.m.                                                   KPS Business Meeting

12:15-1:15 p.m.                                                     Lunch & Visit Exhibitors

1:30-2:30 p.m.                                                        Sleep Medicine Update

  • Dr. Suzanne Stevens, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Kansas Medical Center

Dr. Suzanne Stevens is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Stevens completed medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. She completed an Internship in internal medicine at Washington University, St. Louis, MO, followed by a residency in Neurology and a fellowship in Sleep Medicine at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago, IL . She is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Sleep Medicine. Dr. Stevens specializes in sleep medicine.

1:45-2:00 p.m.                                                        Break & Visit Exhibitors

2:00-3:00 p.m.                                                        Cultural Competence

  • Brittani Fults, M.E.D., Office of Institutional Opportunity & Access, University of Kansas Dole Human Development Center
  • Tamarah Dixon, M.A., Office of Institutional Opportunity & Access, University of Kansas Dole Human Development Center

3:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m.                                             Closing Remarks


REGISTRATION FEES (includes box lunch):

  • KPA Member: $65
  • Non-Members $90
  • Student: $30

Refund Policy: If a request to cancel is received by e-mail ( on or before September 13, a refund will be made minus a $25 processing fee. After September 13, no refunds will be granted.

Hotel Information: 
A block of rooms is available at the Candlewood at a rate of  $98.99/single or $107.99/double.  Reservations can be made by calling 913-768-8888 and mentioning the Kansas Psychiatric Society for special event rate.

Candlewood Suites Olathe - Kansas City Area Extended Stay Hotel
15490 S Rogers Rd
Olathe, KS 66062

Questions?  Call the KPA office at (866) 860-7313 or e-mail

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