Continuing Professional Development


Welcome to the department of Continuing Professional Development at SIU Medicine. Through our comprehensive professional development programs, we offer experiences that help professionals enhance their skills, expand their knowledge base, remain up-to-date on innovations in their field, improve their quality of evidence-based care and advance their careers.

We strive to help our current workforce excel and promote a future generation of leaders in research, clinical care, and education. 

Get in touch with us by email at or give us a call at 217-545-7711

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Continuing Education

Upcoming Conferences and Activities

We offer a variety of conferences and activities that are available for continuing education credit.

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Spotlight on ECHO

Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) transforms the way rural, underserved communities learn and share knowledge. Coordinated by Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and the Illinois Health and Hospital Association, the SIU-IHA ECHO provides a virtual network for experts to mentor and share their medical expertise.

Originally launched in 2003 at the University of New Mexico Health Science Center, Project ECHO has grown into a national model of telementoring that addresses more than 100 complex health conditions. The ECHO modelTM does not provide care to patients, but, rather, it provides front-line clinicians with the knowledge and support they need to treat patients with challenging conditions, including opioid addiction and hypertension.

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Women in Medicine and Science Leadership Series

Registration is now open for the AWIMS Leadership Development Series (all virtual), featuring five esteemed SIU leaders who will share leadership lessons through the lens of advocacy. Topics &
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SIU Alliance for Women in Medicine and Science Executive Leadership Program

The Alliance for Women in Medicine and Science (AWIMS) will launch a longitudinal executive leadership program for mid to late-career (10 years or more of practice in your area and/or at the associate