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.

May 30, 2023End-of Session Update: Get the Scoop on the Latest Legislative News from Springfield
6 p.m.
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Join Erin O’Brien and David Porter as they provide an update from the 2023 Illinois General Assembly legislative session. Learn about the outcomes of health-related bills affecting scope of practice, public health, the business of medicine and new rules that health insurers must follow related to network adequacy.

About the Presenters:

Erin O’Brien has been employed with the Illinois State Medical Society since 2004. In her capacity as Senior Vice President for State Legislative Affairs, it is her responsibility to convey the organizations’ positions and policies to lawmakers on issues impacting the practice of medicine, physicians and their patients. She is also responsible for connecting legislators and other state officials to Illinois physicians to discuss important matters facing Illinois’ public health system and how to safely improve access to health care for all Illinois patients.

Erin O’Brien graduated from Marquette University in 1993 where she majored in political science.

David Porter is the Senior Vice President of Health Policy Research and Advocacy at the Illinois State Medical Society. In that role, he is dedicated to advancing physicians’ interests and protecting their ability to provide high-quality care to their patients. He and his team track all legislative and regulatory changes that may impact physicians’ professional lives – including issues like the licensure of healthcare professionals, the integration of health information technology into medical practice, and the constantly changing interface between physicians and public and private payers.

David holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Denison University in Granville, Ohio.


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