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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

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

January Lunch and Learn Webinar - Priority Updates from the Research Literature
Presented by: Kate Rowland, MD, MS, Faculty, Advocate Illinois Masonic Family Medicine Residency, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Chicago, Editor-in-Chief, Priority Updates from the Research Literature
Thursday, January 29, 2015 12:00-1:00pm CST

Learning Objectives:
- Briefly describe what a PURL is and where they come from.
- Explain several examples of articles from the research literature and how they pertain to primary care practice.
- Describe the motivation to change practice based on new, valid research.

Register Online

SAMs Workshop on Heart Failure
Co-hosted by the IAFP and the Rush-Copley Family Medicine Residency Program
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

8:30 am-1:00pm CST
Rush Copley Medical Center, Alumni Conference Center, 2000 Ogden Avenue, Aurora, IL 60504
Cost: $250 for physicians $75 for residents


This SAM Workshop offers a convenient and high-quality solution for your busy schedule to complete the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) Maintenance of Certification (MoC) Self-Assessment Module (SAM). This workshop takes you through the 60 core competency questions to determine the correct answers. IAFP staff will report your answers directly to the ABFM. After this session, you will complete the second portion of the module, the Clinical Simulation, on your own.
Upon successful completion of this module you will receive 15 MC-FP points in addition to 12 CME credits (through the ABFM, not the IAFP) are awarded for successfully completing each SAM module

Midwest Clinical Conference
Chicago Medical Society's 68th Annual 2015 Midwest Clinical Conference (MCC)
March 13 & 14 at The Westin Chicago-River North

IAFP is co-sponsoring this 2-day opportunity to earn up to 16 CME credits, network with colleagues, attend special events, and engage in innovative discussion with outstanding speakers! The registration fee includes parking, breakfast, refreshments, and lunch per each day. Click here for the brochure!

Sleeping room rates are $199 for 3/12/15 - 3/14/15. The cut-off date for the $199 rate is Feb. 10. Book rooms via: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/ChicagoMedicalSociety

Westin Phone Reservations: 888-627-8359. Note: Need to mention the "Chicago Medical Society" and "Westin Chicago-River North" when calling in.






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

Coming soon! 

Tobacco Cessation for the Primary Care Provider: A QI Initiative
An online CME programs and QI Initiative that is ABFM MoC Part IV approved.



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