CME Connections

October 2015


In This Issue...

  1. October Webinar
  2. Adult Immunization Workshop
  3. Medical Cannabis Survey
  4. Other Events

Online CME

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


October Webinar
IAFP is pleased to present a monthly Lunch & Learn Webinar. Seats are limited, don't hesitate! Register today for FREE CME.

Transitioning Hepatitis C Care in the Primary Care Setting
Thursday, October 29th, 12:00pm - 1:00pm CST
Presented by: Andrew Aronsohn, MD, Assistant Professor, University of Chicago

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the diagnosis and standard care treatment of Hepatitis C
  • Recognize when a patient needs to be referred to a specialist
  • Understand the ECHO-Chicago Hepatitis C telehealth series and HepCCATT project

Register Online


Take A Stand - Adult Immunization Workshop
October 23, 2015
Renaissance Chicago O'Hare

The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC), with support from Pfizer, has just launched Take a Stand™, a new national effort designed to improve adult immunization rates by increasing the use of standing orders in medical practices.*
The core of this project are 22 no-cost, interactive workshops led by national experts, including L.J Tan, MS, PhD, William Atkinson, MD, MPH, and Deborah Wexler, MD, from IAC, and Alexandra Stewart, JD, from George Washington University.   Chicago is hosting the second workshop of this national outreach on October 23 at the Renaissance Chicago O’Hare.  Seating is limited, so register today for this free educational workshop.

Physicians, clinic managers, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and nurses in medical practices that serve adults are encouraged to attend.

More information on Take A Stand™ and registration for these workshops are available at:  


Medical Cannabis Alliance of Illinois - Physician Survey

IAFP members are invited to participate in a Physician Survey for the Medical Cannabis Alliance of Illinois. Click here to access the survey.

Questions? Email [email protected].



Other Upcoming Events


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. 

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


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