November 2, 2018

In This Issue...

  1. Academy News
  2. Government Relations
  3. Education
  4. News You Can Use
  5. Members in the News

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Academy News

Annual Meeting recap
IAFPs annual meeting in Elmhurst on October 26 welcomed the new board, discussed how to improve health equity and celebrated our Family Physician of the Year.  Catch up with the links below.
-Meet your new board of directors
-Congratulations to our three new Fellows who participated in Fellow Convocation:  Shami Goyal, MD, FAAFP; Amy Wang, MD, FAAFP and Tabatha Wells, MD, FAAFP
-We honored our 2018 Family Physician of the Year.  He was also featured on NBC5 News Chicago this week!

Congrats to the first ever Battle of the FMRs champs from West Suburban Family Medicine Residency program in Oak Park
Their Jeopardy wizards are:

  • Joanna Curran, MD, PGY-2
  • Rebecca Maddrell, MD, PGY-3 (holding trophy), 3rd Year Co-Lead Resident
  • Jacob Shaw, MD 2018-2019 Chief Resident
  • Ryan Martiniuk, MD, PGY-2

IAFP will be bringing lunch and that big trophy engraved to West Suburban soon!

Last Family Physician issue for 2018

ICYMI - the final 2018 issue of Illinois Family Physician in now online and spotlights all the 2018 IAFP awards.


Nobody Quits like Chicagoland - Provider Webinar
Thursday, November 15 12-1pm
Tobacco Cessation: Moving Toward a Smoke-Free Culture

Presented by: Michael Hanak, MD, FAAFP - Associate Chief Medical Informatics Officer and Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Rush University Medical Center and IAFP First Vice President
Link to a flyer with more information.
Register here

View the entire Nobody Quits Week schedule

You can register onsite!

Join us in Madison, Wisconsin November 9-11 for the 7th annual Family Medicine Midwest Conference - "Advocacy for Health" Full conference and one-day registration options available to fit your schedule.

As a member of Illinois Academy of Family Physicians, you'll always get up to 40% off hotels with exclusive discounts from HotelStorm.
No matter if you need a hotel to visit family, to take care of business, or to get away from it all, book on HotelStorm and save every time. Password is MEMBERPERK

From our Partner in Health - Loan Repayment Webinar

Join us for a FREE webinar: Managing and Mastering Your Student Loans on Wednesday, December 5 at 7pm with Todd Woodlee, Vice President of iGrad.  You can register for this free webinar here and learn more about HACU at www.iafp.com/partners-in-health


  • Selecting the right repayment option for you
  • Understanding short term vs. long term strategies
  • Understanding repayment options available

You will have opportunities to ask questions in advance and live on the webinar. 

 Government Relations

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Gordana Krkic, CAE, Deputy Executive Vice President of External Affairs at [email protected].  

State Update

The Illinois General Assembly will reconvene for Veto Session November 13-15 and 27-29.  Watch for action alerts on overriding the governor's veto of SB 2332 so we can make Illinois a Tobacco 21 state.
Get out and VOTE! Election Day is November 6. View the Cook Witter, Inc. Election Guide for more information.

IAFP leaders at AAFP State Legislative Conference

IAFP President-elect Monica Fudala, MD; Government Relations committee chair Janet Albers, MD and IAFP Deputy VP for External Affairs Gordana Krkic, CAE represented us at the AAFP State Legislative Conference in Orlando.  Dr. Fudala was a panelist on the Opioid panel along with Florida and Washington AFP.  IAFP shared this opioid newsletter produced by our education team. 

Federal Update

Check the AAFP Fighting for Family Medicine hub for updates.

CMS delays E/M Coding changes to 2021

AAFP, IAFP and many healthcare organizations peppered CMS with comments on its proposed 2019 Medicare fee schedule.  CMS announced its final review this week, which postpones any changes to the current coding and payment structure for E&M outpatient visits coding changes until 2021.  Learn more from Health Leaders Media.


Stay up to date on IAFP Education Activities at CME Connections

9th Annual ABC Conference - Registration is open

The 9th Annual ABC Conference, "You don't have to be a Therapist to be Therapeutic: Building Resilience in Children, Families, Communities, and Ourselves", is Friday, November 16, 2018 at the Moraine Business and Conference Center in Palos Hills, hosted by the Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics. Early bird discount is available for IAFP members. More information.

AAFP CME Self-Study Packages - CME for you and Support for IAFP

Earn CME while you support IAFP! Purchase an AAFP self-study package using the source code 4MYCHAPTER during checkout. A portion of the price of each package will go directly to your chapter.
Use AAFP self-study packages to enhance your expertise and expand your knowledge on common family medicine topics. Featuring recorded audio and video presentations from current AAFP live courses.

News You Can Use

Submit Workshop Proposals for AAFP National Conference
Inspire students and residents to explore all that a future in family medicine has to offer. Workshop proposals for the 2019 AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students are being accepted until November 11. The conference will be held July 25-27 in Kansas City, MO.

Acute Flaccid Myelitis - webinar hosted by the CDC

During this call, subject matter experts from CDC will highlight the importance of reporting cases to learn more about this condition and the process for reporting. They will also cover specimen collection and testing, and what CDC is doing for its AFM investigation.

Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 1:00-2:00 P.M. CT

A few minutes before the webinar begins, please click here to join the webinar or join by telephone: US: +1 669 900 6833

The recordings (audio, slides, and transcript) for this call will be posted on the webpage a week after the call.

Free Webinar on Reducing Adolescent Substance Abuse

IL DocAssist, housed at UIC, is a free statewide phone consultation program providing child, adolescent, and perinatal mental health, behavioral, and substance misuse assistance to HFS enrolled providers and allied health professionals. They support providers who care for non-emergent Medicaid-eligible youth with complex behavioral health and pharmaceutical needs. Join Dr. Diane Misch, Director of the Illinois DocAssist program, for a webinar focused on reducing adolescent substance abuse through using motivational interviewing.
November 14, 2018 from 12-1 pmRegister here. For more information, contact Dana Lohr at [email protected]. To learn more about the Illinois DocAssist program, visit https://docassistillinois.org/.

Training opportunity Dec. 5: Integrating cross-sector partnerships into complex care practices (Register by 11/19)

Registration is now open for "Addressing Social Determinants through Medical-Legal Partnership: Fundamentals of Implementation in the Complex Care Setting," on December 5, which will examine screening practices, data collection, training, and funding for these cross-sector partnerships. Hosted by the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership, the meeting is intended for clinicians, nurses, allied practitioners, social workers, care coordinators, and health care administrators. It is a pre-conference to the National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs' annual meeting. Participants can attend both, or can register for the pre-meeting alone. Click here for more information and to register by the November 19 deadline.

Members in the News

If you have a news item to share, email it to Ginnie Flynn at [email protected].

NBC 5 in Chicago featured IAFP Family Physician of the Year Thomas D. Huggett, MD, MPH on their 4 pm newscast celebrating his 18 years serving patients on the West side of Chicago.

Another former Family Physician of the Year, Larry Jones, MD was featured in an October 21 Southern Illinoisan article about Southern University of Illinois School of Medicine students who plan to return to their Rural Illinois roots to practice.  Dr. Jones and his practice have been instrumental over 30 years in recruiting physicians to southern Illinois.

Sara Malone, MD and resident member Bria Miller, MD of the SIU Carbondale Family Medicine Residency are featured in today's Southern Illinoisan for participating in a "poverty simulation" to experience and better understand the challenges faced by their low-income patients. 

Will Campbell, DO represented IAFP at the October 30 launch of the Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative (RALI), a convening organization of community and advocacy leaders working to address our nation's opioid crisis. The initiative will focus on areas in need of immediate interventions and long-term reforms.  Dr. Campbell highlighted the IAFP efforts in addressing the opioid crisis from the Safe Rx program, helping to start the Chicago Area Opioid Task Force. IAFP Members participate on the Illinois Opioid Crisis Response Advisory Council and work with Southern Illinois University Health Care/SIU Family Medicine Training Programs and SIH Medical Group leadership to educate clinicians and patients on opioid safety.

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