Hepatitis C Lecture

Proposed Participants         Internal and Family Medicine Physicians, Gastroenterologists

Hepatitis C: Curing One of the Deadliest Infectious Diseases in the United States

Monday, November 13, 2017  |  6:00 p.m.   |  Michael Jordan’s Restaurant, Oak Brook

Format           Lecture with Question/Answer Period

Faculty          Rockford G. Yapp, MD, MPH, AGAF |  Digestive Health Services

Activity          The CDC recommends that everyone born between 1945 and 1965 should be screened for Hepatitis C. Without diagnosis and treatment, those infected are at risk for liver cancer and other Hepatitis C-related illnesses. They are also likely to transmit the disease to others. Safe and effective treatments for Hepatitis C are now available.

Learning       At conclusion of educational activity, participants will be able to:

                         a) Cite the risk factors of becoming infected with HCV

                         b) Determine who should be screened for HCV

                         c) Describe the treatment options for curing HCV

                         d) Manage the long-term health of patients after curing HCV

Agenda         6:00 pm          Registration and Reception

                      6:30                Dinner and Presentation

                      7:15                Questions and Discussion

                      7:30                Adjourn

Location       Michael Jordan’s Restaurant | 1225 W. 22nd St, Oak Brook, Illinois

Registration Information: No cost to attend  |  Registration is required
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Medical Practice Extension Act

ISMS-Backed Medical Practice Act Extension Signed into Law

Governor Rauner recently signed Senate Bill 1348, which extends the sunset of the Medical Practice Act until Dec. 31, 2019. The bill had passed the General Assembly unanimously.

This two-year renewal is an important move in the right direction. In recent years, the General Assembly has only authorized one-year renewals. Having to reauthorize the Act each year opens the door to unnecessary chicanery and tinkering with the legal foundation for the practice of medicine.

The Medical Practice Act spells out the licensure standards and disciplinary proceedings for Illinois physicians. Without it, any person – regardless of qualification – could practice medicine in Illinois without restriction or penalty.

Learn more with ISMS’ brochure, What is the Medical Practice Act and Why Is it Important?

In the meantime, watch the Legislative Action Hub and Physician Advocate for future legislative developments.

Health Department Award

Health Department Wins National Recognition

The DuPage County Health Department received a Model Practice Award from the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO).

Celebrating local health departments that develop programs demonstrating exemplary and replicable best practices in response to a critical local public health need, the Model Practice Award recognized the DuPage Narcan Program (DNP).

Created in 2013 in response to a striking increase in heroin-related deaths in DuPage County, the DNP is the first county-wide overdose prevention program in Illinois to be approved by the Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (DASA). Narcan, also known as naloxone, reverses the effects of heroin and other opioids when administered.

"The Model Practice Award is a confirmation of our commitment to developing responsive and innovative public health programs that improve the health of local residents," said Karen Ayala, Executive Director.

With a focus on health departments that have built strong alliances with partners in order to bridge the gap between clinical medicine and population health, DuPage County Health Department was also awarded the "Silver Local Health Department of the Year" by NACCHO.