CME Connections

February 2016


In This Issue...

  1. Adult Immunization CME
  2. Webinars
  3. Chicago Essential Evidence Conference
  4. Springfield Essential Evidence Conference
  5. Other Events
  6. AOCRI

Online CME

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


Adult Immunization - Online CME

IAFP is pleased to announce a new addition to the catalog of online CME!  Adult Immunizations: What You Need to Know is now available on the Education Website.  Log on today and earn up to 1.00 CME Credit.

Presented by Corinne Kohler, MD, FAAFP, Frances Nelson Medical Director, Promise Healthcare, Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Medicine, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana and Jeffrey Suzewits, DO, MPH, Chief Medical Information Officer, Central Illinois Division, Hospital Sisters Health System, Springfield, IL

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand current ACIP recommendations and immunization schedules for adults.
  • Educate adult patients about the importance of immunization.
  • Develop an office-wide strategy to improve the immunization rate with adult patients (e.g., patient recall and reminder systems, standing orders).

For additional information about Adult Immunization, including patient education brochures and other resources, click here.

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 Family Medicine's Role in Advocacy (March 31) and Navigating HFS Medicaid Managed Care (April 28).

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!


Chicago Essential Evidence Update Conference - Register Today!

Registration is now open 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!

Click here to register online! Additional information can be found on the Essential Evidence webpage.

 Save the Date - Springfield Essential Evidence Update Conference

The Essential Evidence Update Conference is coming to Springfield June 17-18, 2016! Downstate members should make their plans to pack in an amazing amount of up-to-date, evidence-based CME in 30 minute sessions. This conference will unite the University of Illinois at Chicago with Southern Illinois University family medicine and pediatrics.

Online registration will be opening soon. For additional details about the conference, please visit the webpage.

 Other Upcoming Events

Cancer Screening Webinar Series
March 24, April 19, May 17, June 21, July 12

The Iowa Academy of Family Physicians is please to bring you this series in partnership with the American Cancer Society and supported in part by the Iowa Cancer Consortium and Iowa Department of Public Health. All webinars are free to attend and will take place over the noon hour. Attendees may register for the entire series or select from specific topics. Application for CME Credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

Click here to register


Illinois Telehealth Law Forum Series
April 6, June 7, September 13, 2016
Chicago (Loop), Carbondale, Naperville, Springfield

Organized by the Illinois Telehealth Initiative, this series will allow attendees to meet health care providers, payers and entrepreneurs, legal professionals and representatives of health care consumers. Click here for the event flyer, which includes topic and registration details.

Integrated Behavioral Healthcare Conference 2016
April 29, 2016
Minneapolis, MN

This course is ideal for anyone interested in Behavioral Healthcare (including physicians, physicians assistants, advanced nurse practitioners, and more). Sponsored by the University of Minnesota Medical School, this conference will include workshops on the following:

  • How to break even with Integrated Behavioral Health in a Fee for Service World
  • Expanding Primary Care Behavioral Health Across Health Systems
  • Life Goals Collaborative Care for BiPolar Disorder
  • And more!

For additional information, visit the conference website.

Nutrition for Obesity Prevention and Treatment Web-based CME

Illinois Chapter, APP offers Web-based CME on Building Health Habits. Nutrition for Obesity Prevention and Treatment is a series of eight 15-minute modules that offer current science and application strategies to improve pediatric providers' assessment and counseling skills. Physicians who took this reported feeling "prepared to educate and counsel patients and families, ask about barriers to healthy diets, and brainstorm modifications." This free CME provides physicians the flexibility to choose modules for credit on their own schedules. Click here for more information, or contact Ashlee Baeten. Register here in ICAAP's learning management system.

AOCRI's Proven Approach to the Weight Management Conversation

Approach to Weight ManagementEvery patient, regardless of their BMI, deserves a weight-loss conversation. Jenny Craig developed Be the Health Moment, with guidance from primary care weight management experts, to provide physicians with proactive weight management resources to improve your patients' total health.

The How to have the Weight Conversation with Your Patients guide is one tool to help physicians, like you, motivate patients to better health outcomes. The quick guide introduces you to the well-established 5As approach to weight management counseling. The 5As approach allows you to raise the issue of weight in a sensitive way, gather important data from your patient, and provide meaningful recommendations to help him or her achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

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