CME Connections

January 2016


In This Issue...

  1. Hypertension SAM
  2. Webinars
  3. Call for Presentations
  4. Essential Evidence Conference
  5. Other Events

Online CME

Visit the Education section of the IAFP Webpage to view the latest information!


SAM Workshop on Hypertension

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Rush Copley Medical Center
Alumni Conference Center
2000 Ogden Avenue, Aurora, IL 60504

Join the Rush Copley Family Medicine Residency Program and work on the Hypertension ABFM Self-Assessment Module (SAM) together with your peers in a classroom-like setting, and get it done more efficiently. This workshop will take you through the 60 core competency questions to determine the correct answers. After the workshop, IAFP will report your answers directly to the ABFM.

Click here to register.

Physician registration fees - $250
Resident registration fees - $75

**This registration fee covers the cost of the workshop ONLY. This does not include any fees you will have to pay to the ABFM for completing the SAMs or for the MOC process. For questions on your MOC please contact the ABFM directly.**

Lunch and Learn Webinars

Gather your colleagues and grab your lunch! Join IAFP once a month from 12:00-1:00pm CST and earn FREE CME. Don't miss the next two webinars on Perioperative Anticoagulation (January 28) and Adverse Childhood Experiences (February 25).

Visit the Lunch and Learn Webpage for additional details including learning objectives and registration links.  Check back often as more webinars are scheduled for 2016!


Call for Presentations

Are you interested in presenting or developing education for iAFP? We welcome you to submit through the online call for presentations and subject matter experts. IAFP members are the greatest resource for speakers and subject matter experts. Don't hesitate, complete your online submission today! The IAFP CME Committee will review submissions approximately every 4-6 weeks on a rolling basis.

Chicago Essential Evidence Update Conference

Save the date for the 2016 Chicago Essential Evidence Update Conference, taking place March 17-18, 2016 at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Conference registration is just $295 - New Physician members (less than 7 years post-residency) are $250, and Resident members are FREE!

Online registration will open in January 2016. Additional information can be found on the Essential Evidence webpage.

 Other Upcoming Events

Smoking Cessation Leadership Center - Webinar Recordings

The SCLC is excited to announce their latest webinar recordings, eligible for CME for physicians and allied health professionals. New topics include "An Introduction to Motivational Interviewing: Focus on Tobacco Use and Dependence" and "Integrating Medications into Smoking Cessation Treatment: The Basics." These recordings, plus 10 others, are accessible from their website. Each online course has been designated for 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.

2016 Iowa Academy of Family Physicians - Winter CME Getaway to Dominican Republic
Februrary 6-13, 2016

Looking to escape the long, cold winter? Join the Iowa AFP and travel to the Dominican Republic for a week full of relaxation, fun, and CME at the ALL INCLUSIVE Paradisus Punta Cana!

Click here for the event flyer and additional information.

Family Med Vacation: CME-n-Ski
February 11-14, 2016

Join the Utah Academy of Family Physicians over President's Day Weekend for 19+ credits of CME, Group SAMs, a Resident Poster Session, and family fun with the greatest snow on Earth!

For registration and info visit


Illinois Academy of Family Physicians
747 E. Boughton Road, Ste. 253
Bolingbrook, IL 60440