I’m looking forward to sharing the virtual stage with AAFP president Dr. Gary LeRoy and Senior Vice President Dr. Julie Wood tonight at 7pm with my Rush and IAFP board colleague Dr. Deborah Edberg. We will co-present on our experiences as employed physicians dealing with COVID-19 in America’s third largest city.

We’ll continue to send a Wednesday Weekly COVID-19 email from IAFP as long as there is new and important information to share, while keeping our COVID-19 recommended resources updated. On Sundays, you will receive a separate email with the schedule of our COVID-19 educational activities for the upcoming week, which are also on this web page.  We continue to add to the list of members who have been in the news here

Upcoming live events

AAFP Town Hall tonight at 7 pm. You can join on FacebookYouTube or Twitter at 7:00 p.m Central. This session is approved for 1 CME credit. You can also access past recordings. Learn more here.
Looking ahead: Next Wednesday, April 29th will feature IAFP board member Santina Wheat, MD. 

AAFP hosts a weekly series of CME webinars Fridays 7-8 pm CT dedicated to topics from the COVID-19 pandemic. This Friday, April 24: Nina Ahmad, MD and critical care/respiratory care physician, Gregory Botz, MD will present "Ventilator Management and the #COVID19 Crisis: What Family Physicians Need to Know and Do."

JAMA has been running a series of interviews on Youtube for CME credit.
The Primary Care Collaborative (PCC) shared their week five survey results 

At no cost to you, Battelle offers N95 decontamination service 
Illinois’ site is in Waukegan, you can find details from the Chicago Tribune 

Federal Updates

AAFP recommends this link for Telehealth coverage policy updates 

The IAFP board of directors met last Saturday morning. We were able to share updates from our various professional situations and look for ways to continue to serve our members and patients. Look for an update in next week’s e-news.


Michael A.  Hanak, MD, FAAFP
Acting President 

Stay connected at www.iafp.com and IAFP's Online CME Center  

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