Live Events

Wednesday July 31, 2019 at 12:15pm - 1:15pm - Pre-participation Physical Evaluation Updates from the fifth edition WEBINAR
Register Now!
Family physicians are deeply involved in sports medicine at many levels.  The latest edition of the Pre-participation Physical Evaluation Monograph is now available.  In this joint IAFP/AMSSM webinar.  Hear from two family physicians about the changes from the previous edition.  
Presented by:
Irfan M. Asif, M.D., is the chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the UAB School of Medicine.  Dr. Asif specializes in sports and exercise medicine is reknowned locally, nationally and internationally for teaching and scholarship.  He is an editor of the 5th edition of PPE monograph and recently completed a 4-year term on the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine Board of Directors.

Deepak Patel, MD, is the director of sports medicine at Rush Copley Family Medicine Residency, Aurora, IL.  He is a member of the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine and is the director of the AAFP 2019 AAFP Musculoskeletal and Sports Care Live Course

Wednesday September 11, 2019 from 12:15pm - 1:15pm CST - Collaborative Care in Behavioral Health and Medical Care WEBINAR
Register NowNew Illinois laws strengthen the opportunities for collaborative care between behavioral health and medical.  James MacKenzie, MD, and Jennifer Kurth, DO from the Illinois Psychiatric Society share the improved aspects of collaborative care as a result of the laws passed a few months ago

August 24, 2019 - Kickstart Your Health Chicago 

Join your local community at Kickstart Your Health Chicago on Aug. 24, 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.! 
From the Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine 
Get a free blood pressure reading and weight check.
Learn how nutrition impacts weight, diabetes, heart health, brain health, and more!
Enjoy a healthy breakfast and live cooking demo with food samples.
Meet local health experts and success stories.
Who’s coming?
Neal Barnard, MD, Kim Williams, MD, Steve Lome, DO, Helen Jeong, DO, Melissa Busta, RN,
Maggie Neola, RD, and more!
8 – 9 a.m. Free Breakfast, Blood Pressure Reading, and Weight Check
9 – 11:40 a.m. Nutrition Presentations by Expert Clinicians, Success Stories, and Cooking
11:40 a.m. – 12 p.m. Expert Q-and-A Panel
12 – 12:30 p.m. Learning about Helpful Resources



Online Activities

IAFP Online CME at

Primary Care Update: The ever-changing landscape of medical (and now, recreational) cannabis in Illinois
Presented by Leslie Mendoza Temple, MD, ABOIM, Clinical Associate Professor, Family Medicine, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, & Medical Director, Integrative Medicine Program, NorthShore University HealthSystem
Objectives: To educate the primary care physician on the following:
1. Updates to the IL Medical Cannabis Program and pending expansion of eligible medical conditions
2. CBD and hemp products
3. Recreational cannabis legislation -what can we expect?

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) in Solo/Small Group Practice
Presented by
Mary "Molly" Rutherford, MD, MPH, FAAFP, FASAM, AAFP member from Kentucky, will describe how she developed an MAT in her solo practice (direct primary care).

Bariatric Medicines - In Depth
Presented by: Timothy Fignar, MD, Fignar Family Practice

Diabetes and Dairy: Research, Recommendations and Real World
Presented by Osama Hamdy, MD, PhD, FACE
Medical Director, Obesity Clinical Program, Director of Inpatient Diabetes Program, Joslin Diabetes Center Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Support by Midwest Dairy

Update on 2019 ACIP Immunization Schedules
Recorded from April 11, 2019 webinar
Presented by: Paul Hunter, MD
Learning objectives:
1. Recognize several changes from the 2018 to the 2019 ACIP immunization schedule.
2. Use the schedules (or resources based on the schedules) to determine what vaccinations patients need at the point of service.
3. Discuss benefits and challenges of implementing standing orders for immunizations.  

Update on New ADA Standards of Medical Care 2019
Presented by: Tony Hampton, MD, MBA, CPE, Medical Director Advocate Trinity Hospital Service Area at Advocate Medical Group
Learning Objectives:
1. Describe a comprehensive medical evaluation and assessment of co-morbidities for those with diabetes
2. List lifestyle management possibilities for carbohydrate intake, sodium consumption, and physical activity
3. Implement in their practice, pharmacologic approaches to glycemic treatment, including newer diabetes technologies

Medical Aid in Dying: A physician's perspective    
Recording of March 28th webinar on Medical Aid in Dying:  A physician's perspective
Presented by David R. Grube, M.D. Compassion & Choices Medical Director,
Seven states and the District of Columbia currently authorize the practice of medical aid in dying by which a terminally ill adult may ask for and receive a prescription medication for a peaceful death.
Learning objectives:
1. Describe the clinical competencies necessary for participating in medical aid in dying and the requirements of aid-in-dying laws
2. Address barriers to implementation and interface with hospice care
3. Explain the importance of appropriate terminology
4. Discuss ethical perspectives concerning end-of-life options

The new Herpes Zoster Vaccine for adults: what's good news, what's challenging?    
Presented by Anton "TJ" Grasch, MD, has had a special focus on immunizations since his residency at University of Illinois at Peoria. Dr. Grasch practices at Unity Point Health -- Junction Medical, a two physician Direct Primary Care practice in Peoria.
Discuss the virus that leads to herpes zoster
Discuss the disease caused by herpes zoster and its sequelae
Discuss the vaccines available to prevent herpes zoster and its sequelae

Opioid Safety in Primary Care
Presented by William Campbell, DO, Chair, IAFP Opioid Safety Workgroup, Campbell Health Solutions, SC, Tinley Park, IL
Objective: Learn to safely incorporate medications as a part of a comprehensive treatment strategy for chronic pain.

Ethylene Oxide: Building Awareness for Primary Care Physicians & Other Clinician    
Recorded on December 7, 2018
Objective: To discuss the scientific and medical issues related to concerns about Ethylene Oxide (EtO) emissions from the Sterigenics facilities in Willowbrook

Lead Poisoning - Testing, Reporting, and Prevention
Presented by: Deanna Durica, MPH, Director, Lead Poisoning Prevention and Healthy Homes, Cook County Department of Public Health
Learning Objectives:
1. Learn what is required for primary care clinicians to screen for lead poisoning.
2. Understand what to do when elevated blood levels occur.

Top 10 Practical Things that Family Physicians Can Do for Weight Loss Patients    
Aug 23, 2018 webinar on Weight Loss Patients
Presented by Timothy Fignar, MD FAAFP, Diplomate – American Society of Obesity Medicine

1. One-on-one physician directed weight management
2. Ability to tailor a program to your unique body metabolism
3. Use of a low calorie-diets to break the cycle of food addiction
4. Ability to achieve and sustain long-term weight management
5. Based on scientific principles & a healthy understanding your medical history
Joy in Medicine    
Presented by Kathleen N. Mueller, MD, FAAFP
Learning Objectives:
1. Define physician burnout and the extent of the issue
2. Discover effective approaches that have been used to successfully improve work/life balance and restore joy in medicine
3. Develop simple, self-care tools to enhance resilience

E-Cigarettes - Are They Safe? An Update for Primary Care Physicians
Online article by Monica J. Fudala, MD /  .25 credit
Click here for article & resources

Highlight on Vaccinations 4 Teens
AAFP Foundation supported by IAFP
Tools and Resources to Help Increase Teen Vaccination Rates in Illinois  / non-cme
Click here to access education (under non-cme tab)

Online Accredited Learning in Interprofessional Geriatrics Program
UIC offers free online accredited learning in Inter-professional Geriatrics. Includes 32 a-la-carte modules on topics related to the care of older adults.
Click here to learn more.

Bright Pink Online Learning for breast and ovarian cancer risk management
IAFP is the CME accreditation partner for Bright Pink
Click here to learn more 

AAFP Self-Study Packages
Earn CME while you support your chapter. Show your support for the specialty organization solely dedicated to serving your needs as a family physician. Support your chapter with the purchase of an AAFP clinical self-study package. Use the source code 4MYCHAPTER during checkout to help benefit your chapter!
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Online Series

The Opioid Safety Project Webinar Series
Brought to you by the AMA, and Telligen, the Medicare Quality Innovation Network Quality Improvement Organization.
August 8 - Patient Screening and use of Pain Contracts
Presenters: Dr. Robert Rich – American Academy of Family Physicians
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm CST / Registration Link: 
September 12 - Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs
Presenters: Dan Buffington, PharmD
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm CST/ / Registration Link: 
October 10 - Non-Pharmacologic Approaches to Pain Management
Presenters: Daniel Blaney-Koen, JD, (AMA) and Steve DeToy – Rhode Island Medical Society
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm CST / Registration Link: 
November 14 - Psychologically-Integrated Approaches to Pain Management
Presenter: Dr. Elie Aoun – American Psychiatric Association
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm CST / Registration Link: 
December 12 - Patient and Family Perspectives
Presenter: Dr. Beth B. Hogans – John Hopkins School of Medicine
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm CST / Registration Link: 
All webinars will be recorded and posted on our website for those unable to attend at the time of the event.



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