CME Connections

September 2015


In This Issue...

  1. September Webinars
  2. October SAMs Workshops
  3. DuPage Immunization Conference
  4. Other Events

Online CME

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


September Webinars
IAFP is thrilled to present TWO webinars in September. Seats are limited, don't hesitate! Register today for FREE CME.

It Might Just be Fluid? A Closer Look at Newborn Hearing Screening
Thursday, September 24th, 12:00pm - 1:00pm CST
Presented by: Dani
el Morra, MD, Right from the Start Pediatrics, Breese/Shiloh, IL

Learning Objectives:

  • Review some of the history behind newborn screening (hearing screening in particular) and its importance for each and every baby.
  • Explore the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention process and the importance of the 1-3-6 algorithm to identify hearing loss in newborns and plan the subsequent follow-up.
  • Recognize that when there are abnormal results on a newborn hearing screening, every abnormal result should be taken seriously (reported) and that a diagnosis of normal hearing or abnormal hearing (deafness) should be reached.
  • Understand that in the case of confirmed newborn hearing loss (deafness), many steps must be taken with regard to follow-up, including subsequent testing and intervention, reporting of abnormal results, and specialist referrals.
  • Describe the lack of knowledge on this topic and understand that you, as family physicians and respected and trusted health care providers, have a role in educating parents and fellow physicians, among others, in the importance of newborn hearing screening, follow-up of abnormal results, and attention to a child's hearing throughout childhood and beyond.

Register Online


IL AFP Safe Prescriber Program Webinar Special:
Chronic Pain Management in Primary Care Practice - Focus on Opioids
Tuesday, September 29th, 12:00pm - 1:00pm CST
Presented by: Samuel N. Grief, MD, FCFP, Associate Professor of Clinical Family Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago, IL

  • Describe overall goals of pain management in primary care practice.
  • Select patients who can benefit from medical care for pain management.
  • Discuss guidelines and legal requirements for use of medications for acute and long-term management of non-cancer pain, including opiates.
  • Educate patients and caregivers about safe use of drugs for pain management, including driving and work safety.

Register Online

ABFM Self Assessment Module (SAMs) Workshops at the Family Medicine Midwest Conference
October 9-10, 2015
Loews Chicago O'Hare
5300 N. River Rd
Rosemont, IL

Work on a number of SAMs together with your peers in a classroom-like setting and get it done more efficiently. Sponsored by IAFP, this workshop will take you through the 60 core competency questions to determine the correct answers.

Friday, October 9th, 9:00am - 1:00pm
SAMs Workshop 1 - Hypertension
Facilitated by Rush Copley Family Medicine Residency

Saturday, October 10th, 8:00am - 12:30pm
SAMs Workshop 2 - Asthma
Facilitated by Beth Dunlap, MD & Dorothy Dschida, MD, Northwestern Family Medicine Department

Saturday October 10th, 1:00pm - 5:30pm
SAMs Workshop 3 - Cerebrovascular Disease
Facilitated by Kyaw Naing, MD & Sharon Smaga, MD, SIU School of Medicine, Carbondale

Cost: $275 per workshop (Does not include ABFM fees)

For additional information, including registration details, click here.

Registration closes on September 30th, don't miss out on three valuable SAMs workshops!


DuPage County 2015 Immunization Seminar: Immunization Resources and Strategies
Thursday, September 24, 2015, 7:30am
Medinah Shriners
550 Shriners Dr.
Addison, IL

DuPage County Health Care Providers and Vaccines for Children Providers are welcome to attend this FREE immunization seminar organized by the DuPage County Health Department, IAFP, and partners. Earn up to 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 credits at this half day seminar.

Click here for a copy of the flyer including the agenda, speaker, and session information.

For more information, including registration details, visit

Questions? Contact Elise Balzer at 312-763-2389, ext. 204 or [email protected]



Other Upcoming Events

ICAHN Practice Management Boot Camp
September 22, 2015 - Springfield, IL
September 24, 2015 - Ina, IL

ICAHN is offering its 2015 Practice Management Boot Camp in two different locations and on two different days for your convenience

For additional details on the Springfield Boot Camp - click here.
For additional details on the Ina Boot Camp - click here.


Alzheimer's Association, Greater Illinois Chapter's Research Symposium
October 23, 2015, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Oak Brook, IL

Gain knowledge and insights on Alzheimer's research topics designed to increase awareness and enhance skill sets, with a special focus on translating research into care.

Click here for the event flyer.

For more information, including online registration visit or contact 847.933.2413.


IL Pain Roundtable - To Discuss Opioid Abuse Solutions
Thursday, October 29, 2015, 6:00pm
4542 N. Prospect Rd
Peoria Heights, IL 61616

Join IAFP and Pfizer at this reception and roundtable to discuss opioid abuse solutions including:

Opioid and Heroin Abuse in the State of Illinois: An Update
Presented by: Vincent D. Keenan, CAE, Executive Vice President, IAFP

Chronic Pain and Prescription Opioid Abuse: Introduction to Abuse-Deterrent Opioids (ADOs)
Presented by: Mark Juhn, DO, Field Medical Director, Pain, US Medical Affairs, Pfizer, Inc., Clinical Assistant Professor, Dept of Family Medicine, Midwestern University School of Osteopathic Medicine

 RSVP: Jasmine M. Johnson, Pfizer State Government Relations - [email protected]


6th Annual ABC (Autism, Behavior, and Complex Medical Needs Conference) - A Trauma-Informed, Interprofessional Approach to Caring for Children with Special Needs
Friday, November 20, 2015, 8:00am - 4:00pm
Moraine Business and Conference Center
Palos Hills, IL

Earn up to 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. IAFP members will receive a discount if they register by September 30, 2015.

Click here to view the full event flyer. For additional information, including how to register, visit the conference website.


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