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  • Are Your Patients Asking About COVID-19 Risk? We Developed a Sharable Resource to Help!
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    A recent poll of Illinois physicians assesses COVID-19 risk across a variety of common daily tasks, and the results can be used to help educate your patients. 

    ISMS partnered with the Illinois Medical Professionals Action Collaborative Team (IMPACT) in asking physicians to rate several activities according to COVID-19 exposure risk. Doctors were asked to indicate risk both with and without use of masks and social distancing.

    The survey results reinforced that physicians believe socially focused events and actions pose a higher degree of risk. The findings also significantly underscore the value of mask use and social distancing to prevent COVID-19 transmission.

    Download this chart on the right to share with your patients. You can also share the chart on social media with these posts: TwitterFacebookLinkedIn

    If you have questions, please send us an email.



  • Take a Mental Health Break!

    Take time out for yourself! ISMS offers a variety of online courses focused on your well-being and that of your colleagues, which are available 24/7. The courses are FREE for ISMS members and their practice management professionals. CME is also offered.

    If your practice management professionals wish to take these online courses and need to request a username and password, they can contact us here

    Balancing Work-Life Responsibilities During COVID-19

    COVID-19 has led to many unique challenges. Physicians need to be productive while also managing home responsibilities. Trying to be productive comes with a new set of difficulties to balance during this pandemic. This session offers some tips on how to try to find equilibrium. Take the online course here

    Physician Well-Being: What’s Changed and What’s More Important than Ever in the Wake of COVID-19

    Participants will learn about concepts related to physician well-being and the predominant drivers that contribute to a model of well-being. Take this online course here

    Physician Well-Being and Burnout

    Learn how to identify burnout, how burnout affects you and the entire healthcare system, and what can be done about it at both the individual and organizational level. Take this online course here

    Mental Health During COVID-19: When Pandemic and Epidemic Collide

    As the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the country and the world, the opioid epidemic worsened. How can physicians and other healthcare professionals treat both the pandemic and the opioid epidemic and manage the stress of dealing with two major crises at the same time? Take this online course here

    The Impaired Physician

    This course covers policies, regulations, treatment resources and laws that impose a duty to report impaired colleagues who may be treating patients. Take this online course here



  • Join ISMS in Celebrating Women in Medicine!
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    September is Women in Medicine (WIM) Month, an annual celebration honoring the accomplishments of women physicians and physicians in training, along with their ongoing advocacy. WIM Month also highlights awareness about health issues currently impacting female patients. 

    Plan to attend the 2020 Women in Medicine Summit 

    The 2020 Women in Medicine Summit (WIMS) will be held virtually this year on Oct. 9-10, 2020

    The two-day summit unites women physicians and allies with the common goal of finding and implementing solutions to gender inequity.

    Visit the WIMS’ website and register today!This event is open to all – not only women. 



  • Last Call for Fall! Resolution Submission Deadline is Two Weeks Away
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    Whether you are frustrated by administrative burdens, public health concerns or other issues that negatively impact you and your patients, you may have the solution to these problems in mind – and you also have ISMS ready to help! Our resolution process is a powerful vehicle to address issues and amplify the positives that exist in healthcare.

    Start by sharing your ideas with us. Craft your solution or identify an issue in the form of a resolution, which is basically a written proposal. If you have questions about the process, view our Guide to Developing Resolutions or contact us

    Resolutions can cover a range of topic areas such as medical practice, public health, medical education and many other areas that intersect with medicine. Check out our Resolution Tracking webpage to view submitted resolutions and related actions.  

    Remember, ANY ISMS member can submit a resolution! 

    ISMS accepts and reviews resolutions year-round. If you would like your resolution to be considered at the next quarterly ISMS Board meeting, submit by Sept. 25, 2020.

    Questions? Contact ISMS staff by email



  • New Event Series for Residency Program Directors Starts this Month!
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    CME offered.

    ISMS is launching the Residency Program Directors’ Series, a collection of programs offered in a webinar format throughout the year that are specifically geared for residency program directors, program coordinators and other professionals interested in medical education. 

    Join the first webinar, Navigating Your Residency Program Through a Crisis, on September 17, from noon to 1 p.m. (CDT).ISMS members may attend for no cost, while non-members can participate for a fee. 

    Register today!

    Questions? Contact the ISMS Health Policy Research and Advocacy team by email.  




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