CME Connections

April 2015


In This Issue...

  1. Adolescent Immunization Initiative
  2. IAFP Events
  3. Other Events
  4. ECHO Program

Online CME

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


Adolescent Immunization Initiative

Patient Education Brochures Now Available!

In addition to online CME courses, IAFP is now pleased to offer two NEW patient education brochures to use in your practice. Visit IAFP's Adolescent Immunization Initiative page for more information on immunizing adolescents against HPV and Meningococcal Disease.

Click here to request patient brochures for your practice today!


IAFP Events

Chicago Essential Evidence Update Conference - Registration Open

Register now for the Chicago Essential Evidence Update Conference, taking place June 5-6, 2015 at the University of Illinois at Chicago. For additional information, including how to register online and topic areas, click here!

IAFP Lunch and Learn Webinars

The Lunch and Learn schedule is online. 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 the Smoking Cessation QI Initiative (rescheduled to June 4th) and Adolescent Immunization (June 25th).

Other Events

American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) National Healthy Sleep Awareness Provider Education Workgroup
AASM is looking for a family physician
from IAFP to join the Sleep Awareness Provider Education Workgroup. The workgroup meets monthly and insight into the educational needs of family physicians is imperative to the success of the group. At this point, the workgroup has created two articles for family physicians related to the diagnosis and treatment of a patient with sleep apnea.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Paige Knebel, AASM Education Development Coordinator, at 630-737-9700 or [email protected].

Save the Date - Northern Illinois Infection Prevention and CRE Workshop
May 12 at Medinah Shriners, Addison, IL
Co-sponsored by IAFP, earn up to 5.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. This training workshop will focus on regional approaches to carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) surveillance and response. Click here to view the event flyer.

HFS Medicaid Care Coordination Roll-out: Next Steps Webinar
May 1 at 12:00 pm CST
The roll-out of HFS Medicaid Care Coordination is almost complete, but there are still many questions regarding the next phase of implementation. Learn from Dr. Alvia Siddiqi, Medical Director at Illinois Health Connect, about the status of the roll out, next steps to take as providers, and ask your questions regarding Care Coordination.
Register Online

2015 Change Institute
May 13 - 14, Hyatt Rosemont
Interested in building health, active, and safer communities? Want to learn about how to be a catalyst for change? Attend this two day event organized by UIC and the Cook County Department of Public Health to gain knowledge and skills needed to advance policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) changes that prevent and control tobacco use and promote healthy eating and active living. View the event flyer for more information.

ABC SOUTH Conference: "A Trauma-Informed, Interprofessional Approach to Caring for Children with Special Needs"
May 15 at Regency Conference Center, O'Fallon, IL
The ABC Conference focuses on evidence based and concrete strategies to address the struggles early childhood providers encounter related to Autism, Behavioral Changes, and Complex Medical needs. Co-sponsored by IAFP, physician members can register at a discounted rate.
Register Online

Fit Family Challenge
June 1 & 2 at the Marriott Denver Airport Gateway
Learn about this comprehensive, evidence-based intervention to implement at your practice for your overweight and obese pediatric population. Developed in partnership with the Colorado Academy of Family Physicians. For additional details, including scholarship information, click here!

AAFP Skin Problems and Diseases Live Course
July 15 - July 18 at the Renaissance Chicago Hotel
Earn up to 18 Prescribed Credits (or more with optional sessions) while expanding your competence and confidence to diagnose and treat your patients' skin conditions. Visit the registration page for more information.  Questions? Contact AAFP at 800-274-2237.


Extension for Community Health Outcomes (ECHO) Program

The Extension for Community Health (ECHO) is an innovative program to build capacity at community health centers through advanced training in best practice protocols for common, chronic diseases. Using advanced video conference technologies, ECHO-Chicago brings together University of Chicago experts and community-based healthcare providers to engaged in case-based learning and disease management in communities with limited resources. Learn more by visiting the ECHO website.
Illinois Academy of Family Physicians
4756 Main Street

Lisle, IL 60532