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  • License Renewal Deadline Is Less Than 10 Weeks Away!
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    ISMS offers no-cost CME to fulfill Illinois mandates

    Members have access to ISMS’ free online coursework, including courses that fulfill the State of Illinois’ new CME mandates: sexual harassment prevention training for medical licensure renewal and safe opioid prescribing for renewing a controlled substance license

    Due to COVID-19, the renewal deadline was changed to Sept. 30, 2020. Coursework must be complete before renewing your license(s).  

    Access ISMS’ free CME online courses that fulfill Illinois mandates here

    Questions? Please contact the ISMS Health Policy Research and Advocacy team at 800-782-4767 ext. 1470, or by email

    Renew now with ISMS!

    Did you know you can renew your medical license and controlled substance license(s) online or by phone through ISMS and avoid paying IDFPR’s credit card fee?  Learn more.



  • Join a July 29 Forum to Help Shape Future Policies for Telemedicine
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    Prompted by the COVID-19 public health emergency, restrictions for telehealth were temporarily waived and health professionals jumped into an unprecedented, unplanned pilot to deliver care via electronic technologies.

    What lessons have been learned about telehealth during the past several months? Join a virtual law and policy forum on Wednesday, July 29 from noon to 1:30 p.m. (CDT) for a discussion on how these lessons can shape future policies for telehealth. 

    Register today for “Envisioning the Future of Telehealth: Policies to Ensure a Continuum of Care for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Patients.”

    This forum is sponsored by the Partnership for a Connected Illinois, the Upper Midwest Telehealth Resource Center and the Technical Assistance and Services Center. ISMS serves as a nonprofit supporting organization. 



  • Do Your Patients Need Pointers on Wearing Face Coverings?
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    Check out and share ISMS’ YouTube video featuring CDC tips on how to safely wear a face covering. Post on your practice website or share via social media. 

    Download ISMS’ Posters on Medical Office Safety Precautions

    ISMS offers free posters promoting safety precautions to protect patients and staff. Download Help Us Stop the Spread of COVID-19, which you can hand out to patients, hang in your exam rooms or share via social media. 


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  • New Guidelines for HPV Vaccination Move Age Range Younger for Boys and Girls
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    The American Cancer Society (ACS) has updated its guidelines for the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination. The new guidelines recommend that health professionals routinely offer the HPV vaccine series to boys and girls between ages 9 and 12, which differs from the previous age range of 11 and 12. 

    Human papillomavirus is a common virus that can cause six types of cancer. The purpose of the HPV vaccination is cancer prevention. 

    The ACS does not recommend the HPV vaccine for individuals older than 26 years of age.

    View and share ISMS' YouTube video about HPV. Post on your practice website or share via social media. 

    If you have questions, please contact the ISMS Health Policy Research and Advocacy team at 800-782-4767 ext. 1470, or by email.



  • Register Now for These FREE Webinars!

    Bite-Sized Coping Strategies During Times of Uncertainty

    July 29
    Noon to 1 p.m. (CDT)

    Emotional exhaustion for physicians and other clinicians was already at an all-time high, even before the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, one in three healthcare professionals had already met the criteria for burnout. A crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic is rarely the time to learn new life skills like meditation, yoga or running daily 5Ks. Of course, if those are honed and practiced skills, now is the time to use them. However, in the absence of such coping tactics, bite-sized tools and strategies that are simple, effective and evidence-based can help you to regain a sense of purpose and better manage burnout. Join this ISMIE webinar to learn more! 

    • Registration is open to ISMS members and their staff at no cost.
    • CME offered
    • Register here.  

    Treating Chronic Pain Without Opioids

    August 4
    Noon to 1 p.m. (CDT)

    Gain a better understanding of the non-opioid options available to treat patients experiencing chronic pain. This webinar will discuss risks associated with prescribing opioids for chronic pain and alternative therapies that may be safer, such as non-opioid and non-pharmacologic treatments.

    • ISMS members, ISMIE policyholders and their staffs can participate in this webinar for free. All others must pay $150 to attend.
    • CME offered
    • Register here

    Addressing Illinois' Health Disparities: Designing and Advocating for Solutions to Improve the Health of Populations  

    August 11
    Noon to 1 p.m. (CDT)

    This program discusses health disparities in Illinois and in the United State as a whole, and how the population health perspective can address them. The webinar will also cover emerging diseases and other health issues from a public and population health perspective.

    • ISMS members, ISMIE policyholders and their staffs can participate in this webinar for free. All others must pay $150 to attend.
    • CME offered
    • Register here.


  • ISMS Welcomes New Members
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    Thank you for joining the Illinois State Medical Society (ISMS)!

    ISMS is the community for all physicians to be heard in Illinois. Your membership in ISMS provides you with some incredible opportunities and access to a team of individuals working tirelessly to provide you the resources and support you need throughout your medical career.

    ISMS is dedicated to addressing your needs and to making positive changes in the healthcare environment in our state. Welcome to ISMS!

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