2020 Illinois Medical Licensure Program

The 2020 Illinois Professional Licensure Program is designed to satisfy Illinois' mandatory CME requirements.

Physicians (MD/DO) and Physician Assistants (PA) who are licensed to prescribe controlled substances must complete three (3) hours of CME on safe opioid prescribing practices. Additionally, all physicians (MD/DO) and physician assistants (PA) must complete one (1) hour of sexual harassment prevention training. Both requirements must be completed prior to upcoming 2020 license renewal.

Course One: Opioid Analgesics in the Management of Acute and Chronic Pain (3 credits)

  • Course Dates 09/2019 - 08/2022

Course Two: Sexual Harassment Awareness and Prevention (1 credit)

  • Course Dates 09/2019 - 08/2022

Target Audience

This course is designed for all health care practitioners.

Learning Objectives

Course one: Opioid Analgesics in the management of acute and chronic pain

Completion of this course will better enable the course participant to:

  1. Discuss the fundamental concepts of pain management, including pain types and mechanisms of action of major analgesics.
  2. Identify the range of therapeutic options for managing acute and chronic pain, including non-pharmacologic approaches and pharmacologic (non-opioid and opioid analgesics) therapies.
  3. Explain how to integrate opioid analgesics into a pain treatment plan individualized to the needs of the patient, including counseling patients and caregivers about the safe use of opioid analgesics.
  4. Discuss recommendations for incorporating emergency opioid antagonists into prescribing practice, and for training patients and family members on the use of naloxone.
  5. Recognize the risks of addiction inherent in the use of opioids for both acute and chronic pain and identify strategies to mitigate risks of diversion and misuse.
  6. Identify medications currently approved for the treatment of opioid use disorder and the ways these medications differ in terms of mechanisms of action, regulatory requirements, and modes of administration.

Course Two: Sexual Harassment Awareness and Prevention 

Completion of this course will better enable the course participant to:

  1. Identify behaviors that are, and are not, sexual harassment.
  2. Discuss strategies for mitigating and preventing sexual harassment and for intervening in witnessed sexual harassment.
  3. Identify resources and options for reporting sexual harassment within one’s place of employment or to outside entities.
  4. Describe protections for “whistleblowers”.

Additional Information

InforMed Continuing Medical Education
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.00 MOC
  • 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Paul J. Christo, MD, MBA

Associate Professor, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Director, Multidisciplinary Pain Fellowship Program (2003-2011)

Director, Blaustein Pain Treatment Center (2003-2008)

Division of Pain Medicine

Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine

Melissa B. Weimer, DO, MCR, FASAM

Assistant Professor

Department of Internal Medicine

Yale University School of Medicine

Ana E. Núñez, MD

Professor of Medicine

Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Drexel University College of Medicine

Christina Girgis, MD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

Stephen Braun Medical

Medical Writer

Braun Medical Communications


In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of CME, InforMed implemented mechanisms, prior to the planning and implementation of this CME activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of this CME activity.


InforMed designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity

InforMed is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Available Credit

  • 4.00 MOC
  • 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit


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