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The Illinois Academy of Family Physicians (IAFP) is pleased to offer its members and other primary care providers continuing medical education developed for and by primary care providers. The IAFP understands your time is valuable, therefore we have developed CME activities that are timely and relevant to your profession, as well as easy to use. Please view CME Courses for a complete listing of the education currently available.


CME Courses

Chronic Pain Management in Primary Care - Focus on Opioids

Learning Objectives: After completing this program, participants should be able to: - Describe overall goals of pain management in primary care practice. - Select patients who can benefit from medical care for pain management. - Discuss guidelines and legal requirements for use of medications for acute and long-term management of non-cancer pain, including opiates. - Educate patients and caregivers about safe use of drugs for pain management, including driving and work safety. Part of the Safe Prescriber Program - please visit http://www.iafp.com/SafePrescriber/index.htm for more information

About CME

Welcome to the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians online CME center.  This website and its content have been developed with the busy family physician in mind.  The CME activities found on this site have been developed by IAFP members and other primary care providers and are based on evidence based medicine and best practices.


Calendar of Events


Annual Meeting: Nov. 7-9 -

Key Lime Cove


Join your colleagues for a fun filled weekend getaway this fall!  Earn CME credits, complete a SAMs module, catch up with Academy business at the Assembly, celebrate the specialty at the Awards banquet, and spend some fun time in the pool with your family and friends!  That's right, we're heading to Key Lime Cove resort in Gurnee!

Find more information (and online registration) on our annual meeting web page

  • Earn up to 12.5 CME credits
  • Awards Dinner featuring FP of the Year, Teachers of the Year and a salute to our executive leader Vince Keenan for 25 years of service!
  • SAMs Workshops
  • New this year, a student and resident track, including opportunities to present!

...and much, much more!


Schedule of events - click here for schedule

Submit a resolution - Submit your resolution via email to Vince Keenan at vkeenan@iafp.com by September 23rd for your resolution to be placed on the Assembly agenda.  Resolutions received after September 23 will be offered as a late resolution, whereby 2/3 of voting members must vote in favor for the resolution to be introduced and considered.  


Full details to come in your mailbox next week with the September print issue of Illinois Family Physician.







The Safe Prescriber program was created by the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians to aide physicians in administering safe pain management to their patients by offering them education and resources on safe prescribing.  Physicians who have completed the stated criteria are awarded Safe Prescribed status by the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians. The IAFP does not monitor prescription use by physicians and cannot be held liable for an misconduct of safe prescribers.  

To achieve the Safe Prescriber Level One,  

  1. physicians must enroll in the Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP)- www.ilpmp.org 
    Illinois has an outline prescription monitoring program allowing licensed prescribers and dispensers of controlled substances o view a Prescription Information Library (PIL) for current and prospective patients only.  To have access, a physician must apply at https://www.ilpmp.org Applications take 1-2 days to process
    -PMP Presentation on "how to register, logon and use the Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program"  
    PMP Power Point Presentation
    -Complete the online Safe Prescriber Level One Request Form

Upon completion of Step One, physicians will receive a certificate for display at the practice and recognition on the IAFP list of Safe Prescribers


To achieve Safe Prescriber Level Two physicians:

 1. Must complete Level One status

    2. Complete the current online CME courses on Pain Management with Opioid Drugs in Primary Care Practice.  

  • Log onto www.iafp.com/education and complete the Pain Management CME course.  You must receive a 70% or higher on the post test to qualify for Level Two status and receive CME credit (1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 or 1.00 Prescribed Credit). 

3. Develop and utilize an informed consent form for patients 

4.  Complete the online Safe Prescriber Level Two Request Form.  https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=jowpta%2acgbz64ztmdfdioq

Upon completion of Step Two, physicians will receive a Safe Prescriber pin and recognition at the IAFP Annual Awards Dinner.


CME News

Join us for monthly Lunch and Learn webinars and earn FREE CME!  Registration is limited.  Don't hesitate - secure your spot today!


Concussion Management Updates - Best Practices in 2014

Presented by: Carrie A. Jaworski, MD, FAAFP, FACSM, Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, University of Chicago School of Medicine

September 25, 2014, 12:00-1:00pm CST

  • Understand diagnosis of concussion and tools to assist evaluation in the office.
  • Review of concussion management strategies on return to school.
  • Review of concussion management strategies on return to sport. 
  • Discussion of case examples to highlight management techniques and pitfalls.

Register Online

Immunizing Adolescents against Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Meningococcal Disease: What You Need to Know

Presented by:Glenn Skow MD, MPH, Chief of Staff, Medical Director, Emergency Department, Fayette County Hospital

October 30, 2014, 12:00-1:00pm CST

  • Understand the current guidelines for immunizing adolescents against HPV and meningococcal disease. 
  • Educate patients and their parents/guardians about the importance of immunization. Develop an office-wide strategy to improve the immunization rate with adolescent patients (e.g., patient recall and reminder systems, standing orders).

Register Online


EverThrive Illinois' Immunzation Seminar
Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 8:30am - 12:00pm

Loretto Hospital - Chicago, IL

Join EverThrive Illinois' Immunization Initiative for our FREE biannual seminar on Wednesday, September 17, 2014! Presentation topics will cover MMR, school vaccination requirements, flu, immunization policy updates, and a presentation on our Cooking Matters Program. The Fall Seminar will give you an opportunity to network with fellow health and social service professionals.


 Register Online 






Useful Resources

AAFP online CME - http://www.aafp.org/online/en/home/cme/onlinecme.html

American Academy of Family Physicians – www.aafp.org

American Board of Family Physicians – www.theabfm.org

Search for CME Meetings around the state - https://nf.aafp.org/Cme/CmeCenter/Default.aspx

Illinois Department of Professional Regulations (access licensure information) - http://www.idfpr.com

Core Content - http://www.corecontent.com/ Review of Family Medicine, home study program. 48 Prescribed hours. This is an eight month, 575 question review program that features seventy-five questions each month and covers 21 major classifications of family medicine/primary care. Also available online at www.vlh.com