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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SIU School of Medicine expands Kenniebrew events

Each February SIU hosts a series of events to honor Dr. Alonzo Kenniebrew, the first Black physician in the United States to build and operate a private surgical hospital. The 2023 Kenniebrew Lecture and Forum has expanded to include an all-day medical conference on Friday, February 17.
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ECHO Digital Training Resonates with Community Health Care Teams

Over a summer lunch hour, a group of health care providers and caseworkers from across Illinois have gathered to both talk and listen.
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Online training available to better understand, treat farmers' health issues

A new mental health training resource is available to assist rural health care providers.