Live Events

Top 10 practical things that family physicians can do for weight loss patients
Thu, Aug 23, 2018 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM CDT
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The Obesity work-group of the IAFP Public Health Committee is pleased to have Timothy Fignar, MD, owner of Fignar Family Practice in Connecticut to present his best practices for weight loss.
Dr. Fignar dedicates one-half of his practice to obesity prevention and management. His Center for Medical Weight Loss is:
● One-on-one physician directed weight management
● Ability to tailor a program to your unique body metabolism
● Use of a low calorie-diets to break the cycle of food addiction
● Ability to achieve and sustain long-term weight management
● Based on scientific principles & a healthy understanding your
medical history

2018 Vaccine Update Webinar
Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
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Presented by: Michael A. Middleton, MD, University of Florida, Pediatric Residency, Medical College of Georgia
Learning Objectives:
- Describe latest developments around vaccine pipelines, changes to ACIP recommendations, vaccine controversies relating to recommendations and products.
- Understand the state of vaccination rates against Healthy People 2020 Objectives
- Improve understanding around the assimilation of vaccines and quality metrics

The New Herpes Zoster Vaccine for Adults: What's Good News, What's Challenging?
Thursday, September 27, 2018, 12:15 - 1:15 pm
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Anton "TJ" Grasch, MD, has had a special focus on immunizations since his residency at University of Illinois at Peoria. Dr. Grasch practices at Unity Point Health -- Junction Medical, a two physician Direct Primary Care practice in Peoria.  This webinar will explore the indications, contraindications, side effects, and other issues with regards to the new Herpes Zoster vaccine, Shingrix.

Lead Poisoning in Children
Thursday, October 4, 2018, 12:15 - 1:15 pm
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Learn what is required for primary care clinicians to screen for lead poisoning and what to do when elevated blood levels occur. This webinar will be presented by Deanna Durica, MPH, Director, Lead Poisoning Prevention and Healthy Homes, Cook County Department of Public Health.

14th Annual Statewide Transition Conference - Stepping Stones of Transition
October 25, 2018 - 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The Westin Chicago Northwest, 400 Park Blvd., Itasca, Illinois 60143
For more information, view the promotional flyer and visit the Illinois Statewide Transition Conference website: 

9th Annual ABC Conference, You Don’t Have to be a Therapist to be Therapeutic: Building Resilience in Children, Families, Communities, and Ourselves
November 16, 2018 in Palos Hills, IL
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Online Activities

AAFP Self-Study Packages
Earn CME while you support your chapter. Show your support for the specialty organization solely dedicated to serving your needs as a family physician. Support your chapter with the purchase of an AAFP clinical self-study package. Use the source code 4MYCHAPTER during checkout to help benefit your chapter!
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Joy in Medicine
IAFP Recording of Kathy Mueller, MD June 13th presentation 
Click here to listen

E-Cigarettes - Are They Safe? An Update for Primary Care Physicians
Online article by Monica J. Fudala, MD /  .25 credit
Click here for article & resources

Highlight on Vaccinations 4 Teens
AAFP Foundation supported by IAFP
Tools and Resources to Help Increase Teen Vaccination Rates in Illinois  / non-cme
Click here to access education (under non-cme tab)

Online Accredited Learning in Interprofessional Geriatrics Program
UIC offers free online accredited learning in Inter-professional Geriatrics. Includes 32 a-la-carte modules on topics related to the care of older adults.
Click here to learn more.

Bright Pink Online Learning for breast and ovarian cancer risk management
IAFP is the CME accreditation partner for Bright Pink
Click here to learn more 



Online Series

The Opioid Safety Project Webinar Series
Brought to you by the AMA, and Telligen, the Medicare Quality Innovation Network Quality Improvement Organization.
August 8 - Patient Screening and use of Pain Contracts
Presenters: Dr. Robert Rich – American Academy of Family Physicians
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm CST / Registration Link: 
September 12 - Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs
Presenters: Dan Buffington, PharmD
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm CST/ / Registration Link: 
October 10 - Non-Pharmacologic Approaches to Pain Management
Presenters: Daniel Blaney-Koen, JD, (AMA) and Steve DeToy – Rhode Island Medical Society
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm CST / Registration Link: 
November 14 - Psychologically-Integrated Approaches to Pain Management
Presenter: Dr. Elie Aoun – American Psychiatric Association
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm CST / Registration Link: 
December 12 - Patient and Family Perspectives
Presenter: Dr. Beth B. Hogans – John Hopkins School of Medicine
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm CST / Registration Link: 
All webinars will be recorded and posted on our website for those unable to attend at the time of the event.



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