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.



November 6       Physician Well-Being and Burnout 

The health care environment is always demanding, and puts physicians and other clinicians at high risk for burnout- a long-term stress reaction marked by emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and a lack of sense of personal accomplishment. The rising prevalence of burnout has a pervasive negative effect on all aspects of medical care, including your career satisfaction.

Learn from Joseph Fojtik, M.D. and Deputy Medical Coordinator at the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) how you can identify burnout, how burnout affects you and the whole health care system, and what can be done about it at both the organizational and individual level.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the key etiologies of Physician Burnout.
  2. Articulate the significant downstream sequelae of Physician Burnout that affect patient care and health care systems.
  3. Discuss actions now being taken to mitigate against Burnout by vanguard organizations
  4. List actions individual physicians can engage in to decrease Burnout.


The Illinois State Medical Society designates this enduring 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.


November 14      Home Health Services: The Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM)

November 18      Introduction to Human Trafficking: Identification and Response for Health Care Providers


December 12     Price Transparency: Building a Defensible Fee Schedule         


Also Coming in 2019


TBD                        Legislative Update


TBD                        Violence Against Health Professionals (Prevention & Response)


TBD                        Billing and Prior Authorization


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