Opioid Safety May 2017

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Medinah Shriners at 550 Shriners Drive, Addison, IL 60101

Improving Patient Safety in the Opioid Crisis: What is the Prescriber’s Role?

Heroin and opioid-related overdose deaths are at epidemic levels nationally and in
DuPage County. Opioid use disorder often starts with prescribed opioids, and may lead
to overdose.

You are invited to be a part of the solution, by learning best practices from national and
local experts, and receiving the latest tools and resources to address opioid use disorder.

FREE CME EVENT: 4.0 Credits Available

Advanced registration will be required; details will be forthcoming. This program is offered free of
charge (lunch included).

Intended audience includes: physicians of all specialties (e.g., emergency medicine, primary care,
etc.), dentists, oral surgeons, podiatrists, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants,
pharmacists, nurses, and medical office staff.

Supporting Organizations: DuPage County Health Department, National Safety Council, Illinois
Academy of Family Physicians, Illinois State Medical Society, DuPage County Medical Society,
Chicago Dental Society, Illinois Department of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse.

For more information, please contact Mila Tsagalis at (630) 221-7572.

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation
Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The Illinois Academy of Family Physicians and
The DuPage County Health Department. The Illinois Academy of Family Physicians is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing
medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

The Illinois Academy of Family Physicians designates this live activity, Improving Patient Safety in the Opioid Crisis: What is the
Prescriber’s Role?, for a maximum of 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 creditsTM.

Medical Licenses Renew this Year

Preparing for the 2017 Illinois physician license renewal involves more than just ensuring your continuing medical education credits are in order. 

This year the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) will no longer mail renewal notifications, relying instead on email. If IDFPR does not have your email address you will not receive the reminder nor the PIN number required for online license renewal.

Take time now, in advance of the renewal window, to visit IDFPR's Address Change - Lookup web page to assure your correct mailing address, email address and  telephone number are registered. You will need to provide your medical license number, social security number and date of birth to access your information.

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Medical Corporation License

If you are part of a medical corporation, LLC, or professional service corporation, either by yourself or in partnership with other physicians, the corporation must be licensed by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) separately from your individual medical license(s).


The expiration date for these licenses was January 1, 2017. Since IDFPR has moved to a new electronic license renewal notification process, many entities may not have received their license renewal notification. Unfortunately, failure to receive an electronic notification does not provide any leniency from the state; an expired license is an expired license.


To renew your entity's license, visit IDFPR's license renewal web page, click "Professions Currently in Renewal," and click on your type of corporation. Click "Print Renewal," and have your corporation's license number and PIN number handy. Your PIN number is located on your license renewal notification email; if you do not have this email, you will need to call IDFPR at 1-800-560-6420 to get your PIN.


You must print the renewal form to be mailed to IDFPR, along with your license renewal fee. Fortunately, there is no financial penalty for restoring your entity's license - but you must act fast if your license has expired.


If you have any questions or concerns about the renewal process, please feel free to contact the Department, toll free, at 1-800-560-6420 or send a question to http://www.idfpr.com/profs/Email/prfGrp04.asp