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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.

 
 
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The Truth About E-CIGS and Your Patients Webinar Evaluation

Evaluation for the March 17, 2014 The Truth About E-Cigarettes and Your Patients Webinar.
 

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.

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For more information please visit http://www.iafp.com/SafePrescriber/index.htm

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, physicians must follow the simple 6-step process:
1. Complete the current online CME course 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 70% or higher on the post test to qualify for Level One status and to receive CME credit (1 ACCME Category 1 credit or 1 Prescribed Credit).

2. Enroll in the Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP), www.ilpmp.org
·      Illinois has an online prescription monitoring program allowing licensed prescribers and dispensers of controlled substances to 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.pptx

3. Implement a policy for controlled substances management for the practice
·      IAFP template for office controlled substance policy - http://www.iafp.com/whatsnew/RecommendationsControlledSubstancePolicyFP.pdf

4. Develop and utilize a contract for patients
·         IAFP template for patient contract -http://www.iafp.com/whatsnew/ChronicPainMedicine-Contract.pdf

5. Complete the online Safe Prescriber Request form -·      https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=DJw-Zm4EJzOEwVHmjMPZqw  

6. Report back on progress at 4 months.

·       An online Progress Report will be sent to physicians requesting information on the number of patient contracts completed & any other changes in practice.

Upon completion of these elements, physician(s) will receive
·         A framed certificate for display at the practice
·         A Safe Prescriber pin
·         Recognion at the IAFP Annual Awards Dinner yearly
·         Recognition on the IAFP list of Safe Prescribers on www.iafp.com
·         A press release for your local paper (upon request)
·         A recognition reception at your practice (upon request)
·         Ongoing resources on controlled substances and safe prescribing through the IAFP

Safe Prescriber status is good for two years.  Every two years the participating physician will get a reminder to renew their status by completing a new CME course on controlled substances and reporting back on office & patient contracts.

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CALLING ALL SPEAKERS!!!

Is there a topic area that you would be interested in presenting/developing for the IAFP?  Do you have a presentation already developed that you would like to present?  We want to hear from you! The IAFP is looking for subject matter experts and speakers to assist with curriculum development and to present at our Annual Meeting, webinars, or other conferences.

Our “Call for Speakers” is now open!  Please fill out our online form to indicate your preferred topics and content format. At this time, we are working on planning CME for the 2014 IAFP Annual Meeting.  We are looking for clinical presentations or hands on workshops.  In addition, we are also looking for experts to present quick (20-minute) updates on the latest news regarding hot topics in family medicine.  If you are interested in presenting, don't hesitate, fill out the form today!  The deadline for the 2014 Annual Meeting submissions is June 1, 2014.

 

 

 

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THE ABFM MC-FP EXAMINATION IS MOVING TO APRIL IN 2012
Beginning in 2012, the ABFM MC-FP examination will be held in April instead of July. Diplomates who are in good standing and hold a currently valid, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the US or Canada are eligible to apply for and take the examination.
Residents who are in good standing and expected to complete training on or about July 1, 2012 are eligible to take the April 2012 examination. A currently valid, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the US or Canada is not required for residents to apply for and take the April examination.

Certification will be awarded when all of the criteria are met:
1. Successful performance on the ABFM MC-FP Examination
2. The Program Director verifies that the resident has successfully met all of the ACGME
program requirements
3. The candidate obtains a currently valid, full, and unrestricted license to practice
medicine in the US or Canada
These conditions must be met by December 31, 2012.
The dates for the April 2012 MC-FP Examination are: April 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21

The MC-FP Examination will also be offered in November for candidates who fail the spring administration of the examination, or for those residents in good standing who are off-cycle and are expected to complete training on or about December 31, 2012.
The dates for the November 2012 MC-FP Examination are: November 7, 8, 9, 10

As with the April exam, Diplomates who are in good standing and hold a currently valid, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the US or Canada are eligible to apply for and take the examination.
A currently valid, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the US or Canada is not necessary for residents to apply for and take the exam, but in order to be awarded certification, the same three criteria listed above must be met by July 1 of the following year. For more information regarding the American Board of Family Medicine, please visit us at https://www.theabfm.org/

 

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

Your Healthcare Plus online CME – www.yhplus.com

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

 

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