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The Association created just for YOU! 

We're Back!

Just as most of you have, KANS has struggled during the pandemic.  Officers positions are available (applications are available in this website).  Elections will be held during the upcoming conference in 2023.

KANS held its 2021 conference during the annual mid-year NSNA conference which was supposed to be held in Louisville but was changed to virtual due to the COVID pandemic.  Our guest speaker, Dr. Stack, was phenomenal!  Those who attended will attest to that and those that missed it, sorry as it was awesome!  The state of Kentucky is blessed to have such a phenomenal health care professional in top government administration, leading us through the pandemic.

Unfortunately, no conference was held in 2022.  The association needs students interested in being an officer and helping with the planning of the conference for 2023.  Please send an email to if interested.

Also, the KANS consultant will be at the upcoming annual conference of NSNA in Nashville April12-15.  There will be a state meeting held during the conference.   Please join us on Thursday, 4/13 evening from 6-8pm in the Delta Island C room, Caucus #3.  Planning on snacks as we are not allowed to bring outside food into the area (bring your own drink) and give-aways!

KANS 2021 Conference
Guest Speaker

Steven J. Stack, MD, MBA, FACEP


Steven J. Stack was appointed Commissioner for Public Health for the Commonwealth of Kentucky in February 2020, and was subsequently elected Secretary-Treasurer of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials in the fall of 2020.


Dr. Stack is a board-certified emergency physician with more than 20 years of emergency medicine clinical practice and emergency department management experience.


Throughout his career, Dr. Stack has served in numerous medical professional association leadership roles. In 2006, he was the first board certified emergency physician ever elected to the American Medical Association Board of Trustees and in 2015 he served as the youngest President of the AMA since 1854. 


Dr. Stack has extensive experience in healthcare policy at the federal, state, and local levels. Presently, he is Adjunct Professor for health policy and advocacy at the University of Tennessee Haslam College of Business. He also has significant engagements in health information technology as well as physician licensure, regulation, and assessment.


Born and raised in Cleveland, Dr. Stack graduated magna cum laude in classical studies from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. He completed his medical education and emergency medicine residency at the Ohio State University and his MBA at the University of Tennessee Haslam College of Business.

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