IAFP Webinars

April 15, 2021 from 7:00 – 8:00 PM CT
Chalk Talk Panel on the Collaborative Care Model

Free event!
Register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Learning Objectives:
•    To understand the history and need for the collaborative care model in family practice
•    To recognize the key components of a collaborative care model
•    To identify the challenges and barriers to implementation of the collaborative care model and its proposed solutions

Presented by:
•    Dr. Mark Loafman, Chair of Family & Community Medicine, John H Stroger, Jr & Provident Hospitals
•    Dr. Neha V Gupta, MD. Medical Director of Collaborative Care, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Internal Medicine, RUSH University Medical Center
•    Dr. Laurie Carrier, MD. Chief Medical Officer Heartland Health Centers
•    Dr. Michael Hanak, Quality Committee Co-Chair, Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, RUSH University Medical Center
•    Dr. Sheila Thomas, Medical Director of Integrated Behavioral Health at Hillsboro Area Hospital  

Moderated by:
•    Sreedivya Veturi, Behavioral Health Committee Extern for the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians and MS4 student at Saint James School of Medicine
•    Parastoo Taravati, Behavioral Health Committee Extern for the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians and MS4 student at Saint James School of Medicine

•    Dr. Raj Shah, Associate Professor, Family Medicine and Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center, RUSH University Medical Center
•    Lauren K Turich, MD MPH, Public Health Committee Cheif Extern for the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians
•    Daniel Bester,  Public Health Committee Chief Extern for the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians

April 22, 2021 from 7:00 - 8:30pm
Challenging Race-Based Medicine in Practice Webinar
Presented by the OH AFP
Online Registration

Race is a historically rooted, social construct that categorizes people based on basic physical characteristics, assumed geographic ancestry, and patterns of behavior. Using race as a proxy for biology is a dangerous shortcut when making medical diagnoses and care recommendations, which ultimately can lead to racial health disparities.

This webinar will be moderated by Roma Amin, MD, and will help learners understand the origins of race-based medicine, the implications of conflating race with genetic ancestry, identify the racist underpinnings of many commonly practiced treatment plans and diagnosed diseases, and set a plan for meaningful change that will help advance true health equity.

Learning Objectives

  •     Understand the origins and effects of how racism has shaped scientific advancements, tools, and diagnoses of commonly held medical guidelines practiced today
  •     Understand the importance of adopting and following the same standards and guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of all patients regardless of race
  •     Understand how physicians and interdisciplinary teams can combat racism in practice
  •     Identify areas for future awareness and develop a plan for action and change in practice.

April 23 - 24, 2021

Essential Evidence Virtual Conference

$150 for IAFP members11 hours of quality continuing medical education free of industry influence and support. This program of completely evidence-based material based on the InfoPOEMs (Patient Oriented Evidence that Matters) format gives practicing primary care doctors what they need to stay current. This course is rapid-fire 30 minute “blasts” directly from the medical literature presented by highly-rated family physician speakers. Topics are chosen based on relevance to primary care physicians and recent literature most likely to change practice.   Click here for more information and to register.

May 6, 2021 from 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Alzheimer's Disease, A Family Illness - with a special focus on suburban and rural health communities

Register in advance for this webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Presented by William D. Rhoades, DO, FACP, Chief Medical Officer and Geriatrician, Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, Downers Grove IL
Panelists:  Asim Jaffer, MD, Noman Shahid, MD, & Sharon Smaga, MD

Dr. Rhoades will discuss the impact Alzheimer's disease has on a family, and sometimes caring for the individual just isn't enough. He will discuss the diagnosis, staging and treatment approaches based on the stage of the illness. Followed by a panel of rural and suburban family physicians discussing best practices and area resources.

1. Illustrate the importance of caring for the full family upon Alzheimer's diagnosis.
2. Discuss the three aspects of dementing illnesses: cognitive losses, functional decline and behavioral issues.
3. Evaluate treatment modalities for Alzheimer's disease.
4. Identify two resources that are available to suburban and rural healthcare providers.

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Past Webinar Recordings available on IAFP Online Education webpage