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October 10 - 11, 2019 - Healthcare & Fitness Integration Summit
Hilton Chicago

The Healthcare & Fitness Integration Track & Summit, produced by the Club Industry Show, provides educational content highlighting the growing opportunity in partnership between the healthcare and health club industries. This first-of-its-kind event will host expert speakers from both industries.
Through this partnership, physicians can serve their patients more effectively through referrals to health clubs, while health club operators can increase their membership base and improve the health of the physician’s patients and their members, all while creating new, alternative revenue streams for both groups.

For additional information, including registration and event agenda, please visit this link.

November 8 and 9th , 2019 - Medication Assisted Therapy: Implementing MAT into your practice
UIC College of Medicine
1601 Parkview Avenue, Rockford Il

Who should attend? Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Nurses and Pharmacists who are interested in Substance Use Disorder
Program Description:  This program will provide healthcare professionals with the necessary training and education to implement MAT therapy into their practice

Program Chair:  Nicole Gastala MD
Registration Fee: Free of Charge

Highlighted Educational Topics:
•    DEA-X Waiver Training
•    Setting up MAT Therapy in your office practice
•    Induction therapy options- Inpatient, Emergency Department, and Home
•    Maternity Care and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
•    Scheduling follow up for MAT therapy patients
•    Interpretation of urine drug screen results
Registration information available soon!   For more information contact Mary L Moody BSPharm at [email protected].


Online Activities

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Sharing challenges and best practices in Medication Assisted Treatment for OUD
How do primary care clinicians work with patients who have OUD?   What is it like to provide Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) to patients with opioid use disorder (OUD)?  How can family physicians work with pain management subspecialists to care for their patients with OUD?
Thomas Huggett, MD, family physician at Lawndale Christian Community Health Center on Chicago's west side shares his experiences with providing MAT with his patients.  Gagandeep Goyal, MD, an anesthesiologist, shares how he works with primary care clinicians who refer their patients with pain management needs, to make sure there is coordinated care between he and the primary care clinician
Recorded Thursday, September 19, 2019

Collaborative Care in Behavioral Health and Medical Care
New Illinois laws strengthen the opportunities for collaborative care between behavioral health and medical.  James MacKenzie, MD, and Jennifer Kurth, DO from the Illinois Psychiatric Society share the improved aspects of collaborative care as a result of the laws passed a few months ago
Recorded on September 11, 2019

Pre-participation Physical Evaluation Updates from the fifth edition
Presented by: Irfan M. Asif, M.D., is the chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the UAB School of Medicine and Deepak Patel, MD, is the director of sports medicine at Rush Copley Family Medicine Residency, Aurora, IL. 
Recorded July 31, 2019


Presented by Conny Moody, MBA, Director of Health Promotions at IDPH
The administrative side for patients and clinicians presented by Conny Moody, MBA, director of health promotions at IDPH, and in charge of the medical cannabis program.  She will provide an overview of the medical cannabis program and the Opioid Alternative Pilot Project.  
Recorded on July 15, 2019


Primary Care Update: The ever-changing landscape of medical (and now, recreational) cannabis in Illinois
Presented by Leslie Mendoza Temple, MD, ABOIM, Clinical Associate Professor, Family Medicine, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, & Medical Director, Integrative Medicine Program, NorthShore University HealthSystem
Objectives: To educate the primary care physician on the following:
1. Updates to the IL Medical Cannabis Program and pending expansion of eligible medical conditions
2. CBD and hemp products
3. Recreational cannabis legislation -what can we expect?

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) in Solo/Small Group Practice
Presented by
Mary "Molly" Rutherford, MD, MPH, FAAFP, FASAM, AAFP member from Kentucky, will describe how she developed an MAT in her solo practice (direct primary care).

Bariatric Medicines - In Depth
Presented by: Timothy Fignar, MD, Fignar Family Practice

Diabetes and Dairy: Research, Recommendations and Real World
Presented by Osama Hamdy, MD, PhD, FACE
Medical Director, Obesity Clinical Program, Director of Inpatient Diabetes Program, Joslin Diabetes Center Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Support by Midwest Dairy

Update on 2019 ACIP Immunization Schedules
Recorded from April 11, 2019 webinar
Presented by: Paul Hunter, MD
Learning objectives:
1. Recognize several changes from the 2018 to the 2019 ACIP immunization schedule.
2. Use the schedules (or resources based on the schedules) to determine what vaccinations patients need at the point of service.
3. Discuss benefits and challenges of implementing standing orders for immunizations.  

Update on New ADA Standards of Medical Care 2019
Presented by: Tony Hampton, MD, MBA, CPE, Medical Director Advocate Trinity Hospital Service Area at Advocate Medical Group
Learning Objectives:
1. Describe a comprehensive medical evaluation and assessment of co-morbidities for those with diabetes
2. List lifestyle management possibilities for carbohydrate intake, sodium consumption, and physical activity
3. Implement in their practice, pharmacologic approaches to glycemic treatment, including newer diabetes technologies

Medical Aid in Dying: A physician's perspective    
Recording of March 28th webinar on Medical Aid in Dying:  A physician's perspective
Presented by David R. Grube, M.D. Compassion & Choices Medical Director,
Seven states and the District of Columbia currently authorize the practice of medical aid in dying by which a terminally ill adult may ask for and receive a prescription medication for a peaceful death.
Learning objectives:
1. Describe the clinical competencies necessary for participating in medical aid in dying and the requirements of aid-in-dying laws
2. Address barriers to implementation and interface with hospice care
3. Explain the importance of appropriate terminology
4. Discuss ethical perspectives concerning end-of-life options

The new Herpes Zoster Vaccine for adults: what's good news, what's challenging?    
Presented by 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.
Discuss the virus that leads to herpes zoster
Discuss the disease caused by herpes zoster and its sequelae
Discuss the vaccines available to prevent herpes zoster and its sequelae

Opioid Safety in Primary Care
Presented by William Campbell, DO, Chair, IAFP Opioid Safety Workgroup, Campbell Health Solutions, SC, Tinley Park, IL
Objective: Learn to safely incorporate medications as a part of a comprehensive treatment strategy for chronic pain.

Ethylene Oxide: Building Awareness for Primary Care Physicians & Other Clinician    
Recorded on December 7, 2018
Objective: To discuss the scientific and medical issues related to concerns about Ethylene Oxide (EtO) emissions from the Sterigenics facilities in Willowbrook

Lead Poisoning - Testing, Reporting, and Prevention
Presented by: Deanna Durica, MPH, Director, Lead Poisoning Prevention and Healthy Homes, Cook County Department of Public Health
Learning Objectives:
1. Learn what is required for primary care clinicians to screen for lead poisoning.
2. Understand what to do when elevated blood levels occur.

Top 10 Practical Things that Family Physicians Can Do for Weight Loss Patients    
Aug 23, 2018 webinar on Weight Loss Patients
Presented by Timothy Fignar, MD FAAFP, Diplomate – American Society of Obesity Medicine

1. One-on-one physician directed weight management
2. Ability to tailor a program to your unique body metabolism
3. Use of a low calorie-diets to break the cycle of food addiction
4. Ability to achieve and sustain long-term weight management
5. Based on scientific principles & a healthy understanding your medical history
Joy in Medicine    
Presented by Kathleen N. Mueller, MD, FAAFP
Learning Objectives:
1. Define physician burnout and the extent of the issue
2. Discover effective approaches that have been used to successfully improve work/life balance and restore joy in medicine
3. Develop simple, self-care tools to enhance resilience

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 

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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Online Series

Telligen QIN’s Speaking Out on Pain Management Podcast

Dive into the world of chronic pain management and explore alternative treatments for chronic pain with the Speaking Out on Pain Management Podcast. Each episode offers a fresh perspective from doctors, nurses, counselors and everyday pain-sufferers on the front lines of treating and living with chronic pain. New episodes available on the second Wednesday of each month until December. Produced by Telligen, the Quality Innovation Network for Colorado, Illinois and Iowa.

Episode 1: Pain Contracts

Episode 2: Non-Opioid Approaches to Pain Management

Episode 3: Tips on Combatting the Patient, Provider, and Pharmacist Disconnect

Episode 4:Pain Assessments: A Patient’s Experience and What The Doctor Recommends

Episode 5: Unexpected Ties Between Mental Health and Pain Management

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