CME Connections

March 2016


In This Issue...

  1. Advocacy Webinar
  2. Midwest Clinical Conference
  3. Springfield Essential Evidence Conference
  4. Other Events
  5. AOCRI

Online CME

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


March Lunch and Learn Webinar - Family Medicine's Role in Advocacy

Don't miss out on the March Lunch and Learn as one of the most highly rated Family Medicine Midwest/Annual Meeting sessions is back!

Family Medicine's Role in Advocacy
Thursday, March 31, 12:00-1:00pm

Presented by: Gordana Krkic, CAE, Deputy Executive Vice President of External Affairs, Illinois Academy of Family Physicians

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how family physicians can be active participants in the legislative process.
  • Explain the legislative process.
  • Discover how to best participate in legislative meetings, committee hearings, and other opportunities to interface directly with lawmakers and agency staff.
  • Identify relevant resources on health policy.
  • Explain how to best advocate for family medicine and patients.

Register online today!

For information on additional webinars, including Navigating HFS Medicaid Managed Care on April 28, visit the Lunch and Learn Webpage.


69th Annual Midwest Clinical Conference
Thrive in a Dynamic Health Care Environment
May 20-21, 2016
Westin Chicago-River North Hotel
Earn up to 14.5 CME credits

Attend this two-day educational conference providing 4-5 concurrent course tracks, over 20 sessions, and up to 56 topics including medical-legal strategies, cybercrimes, and hands-on workshops highlighting cutting edge technology.

IAFP is pleased to co-sponsor "Updates in Family Medicine" which includes the following topics:

PURLs: Priority Updates from the Research Literature for Primary Care
Presented by: Kate Rowland, MD, MS, Assistant Professor, Rush University Editor-in-Chief, PURLs

Adult Immunizations: What You Need to Know
Presented by: Michael Hanak, MD, Assistant Professor, Rush University Medical Center

Perioperative Overview for the Primary Care Provider
Presented by: Suparna Dutta, MD, Assistant Professor, Rush University Medical Center

For additional information, including registration details, visit the conference website.



 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

ABCD Conference
May 20, 2016
Regency Conference Center
O'Fallon, IL

Registration is now open for the 2nd Annual Autism, Behavior, and Complex Medical Needs - Downstate Conference. Presented by the American Academy of Pediatrics, Illinois Chapter, attend this conference and earn up to 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).

Registration is now open. Don't hesitate, the Early Bird deadline is April 8.

Click here for more information.


Cancer Screening Webinar Series
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.


Reward Your Patients and Your Practice: IAFP Obesity Expert Explains How

AOCRI Weight managementJenny 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. Watch leading obesity expert, Dr. Goutham Rao, in Why You Should Encorporate Weight Management Into Your Practice Now, a video developed by Be the Health Moment, and learn why now is the time to have the weight management conversation with your patients.

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