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October 2015
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    Top ISMS Headlines October 30, 2015

    ADVOCACY

    ACA

    ISMS Resource Helps Patients Navigate ACA Marketplace for 2016

    Open enrollment is about to begin for patients seeking coverage through Get Covered Illinois, the state's health insurance marketplace. The open enrollment period runs Nov. 1, 2015, through Jan. 31, 2016.

    You should be aware that marketplace offerings, including participating insurers, plan design and networks, continue to change and evolve. These modifications are likely to impact your patients - and, in turn, your practice.

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    GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION

    RPD

    CME offered
    Top GME Experts on Tap for Residency Program Directors' Meeting

    Join the Illinois graduate medical education community and hear from top national experts at the 2015 Residency Program Directors' Meeting, December 5, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Chicago.

    The event will cover diverse approaches to resident wellness and features a "reactor panel" of residents, networking opportunities and much more.

    Register today!

    Significant discount for ISMS members; CME offered.

    Please note the new location for 2015: Petterino's Restaurant, Chicago (free valet parking)

    EDUCATION

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    How Does the Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Impact Doctors from a Legal Perspective?

    Illinois' Medical Cannabis Pilot Program places physicians in a critical role for patients who believe they may benefit from medicinal cannabis.

    So take 30 minutes to learn about the law and your responsibilities as a physician with ISMS' new on-demand course, Medical Cannabis in Illinois: Legal Impact on Physicians - 2015 Update.

    Discount for ISMS members; CME offered.

    MEDICAL LEGAL

    Home for the Holidays? Time to Discuss Personal Decisions

    Experts say the November-December holiday season is an ideal time to start conversations with family members about their future health care wishes. Most people put off these talks, and the holidays have become one of the few times during the year when family members step away from busy schedules to be near loved ones.

    In addition to discussing advance directives with your own patients, suggest they discuss this sensitive topic with their families or with people they trust to make medical decisions on their behalf.

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    SERVING HISPANIC PATIENTS

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    Illinois Med School Tackles Diversity in Medicine

    The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine (UIC) is engaged in an ambitious effort to expand health workforce diversity and improve medical care for Hispanic patients.

    How?

    UIC's Hispanic Center for Excellence lowers barriers for Hispanic teens who might wish to become physicians.

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