A core benefit for Illinois State Medical Society members is access to our popular webinar series.  ISMS members and their staff can sign up for ISMS-sponsored webinars for free. Here is a list of our upcoming courses.  Members receive email notifications when course registration opens.  If you aren’t receiving notices, contact us to make sure you are added to our education promotion list.

January 30

The Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program

(designed to meet requirements for state-mandated CME on safe opioid prescribing)


Faculty: Sarah Pointer, Clinical Director, Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program

The Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP), a clinical tool which assists physicians in ensuring patient safety, has grown in leaps in bounds in recent years. Illinois physicians with a controlled substance license are now required to register in the PMP, and must check the PMP for initial prescriptions of Schedule II narcotics. Many electronic health record systems are now integrated directly into the PMP.

Learn from Sarah Pointer, the Clinical Director of the PMP, about the importance of using the PMP, as well as new developments and improvements.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain the purpose of Public Act 100-0564
  2. Describe the provider requirements for accessing and reviewing information in the Illinois Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (ILPMP)
  3. Explain the information available through the MyPMP analytical tool on the ILPMP website


The Illinois State Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Illinois State Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

There are no relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests for anyone who was in control of the content of this activity.

ISMS members, ISMIE policyholders and staff for both can participate in this webinar for free. All others must pay $150 to attend. If you are not an ISMS member, ISMIE policyholder, or work for a policyholder, please email hpresearch@isms.org for payment instructions.

February TBD Illinois Vital Records System (IVRS): The Physician's Role in Reporting Death
February 13Practicing Telemedicine in Illinois? Get the Facts About the Legal Landscape and Medicaid Rules
February 20Legislative Outlook/Scope of Practice
March 3Health Reform – Anniversary of Affordable Care Act
March 12Hepatitis C
March 26Physician Employment Contracts
April 17Telemedicine: Transform Your Bedside Care to “Webside” Care
(Live at ISMS Annual Meeting)
April 19Opioids
(Live at ISMS Annual Meeting)
TBDLyme Disease
May 14Make the Most of Medicare with Telemedicine
May 28Worker’s Comp: How to File a Claim
June 11Two Factor Authentication for E-prescribing
June 25Concierge Medicine

Look out for these topics later in 2020:                  

  • Other Opioid Prescribing Safety Topics
  • Value-Based Contracts
  • Other Telemedicine Topics
  • PrEP Training
  • Augmented Intelligence (AI)
  • The Other Side of the Audit: A Utilization Review From the Payer Perspective
  • Billing and Prior Authorization
  • Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting: What You Need to Know    
  • Implicit Bias/Diversity Training
  • Scope of Practice Update
  • Death Certificates   
  • Price Transparency: Building a Defensible Fee Schedule

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