Frequently Asked Questions

What is included with my registration?

  • Access to all symposium sessions
  • All symposium materials and handouts
  • A CME certificate or a certificate noting your participation
  • Breakfast, lunch and refreshments throughout the day

Does this program offer CME?

Yes. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Illinois State Medical Society and ISMIE Mutual Insurance Company. The Illinois State Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Illinois State Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants will be able to:

  • Illustrate how changes in healthcare are impacting the practice of medicine
  • Describe potential medical professional liability and patient safety risks related to the shifting healthcare landscape
  • Apply practical risk mitigation strategies for navigating the evolving trends in medicine

There are no relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests for anyone who was in control of the content of this activity.

Does this program offer a Risk Rewards premium discount?

Yes, eligible ISMIE policyholders who attend may earn a 1% premium discount.

Can I register for a single session, or share my registration?

No. Each person wishing to attend this event must register for the entire symposium.

Will there be Wi-Fi?

Yes, the hotel will provide Wi-Fi in the conference rooms and common areas.

Is parking available?

Parking is complimentary at the Westin Chicago Lombard. An attached garage on the north side of the building is also available for Symposium attendees’ use.

Are meals included?

Yes, your registration includes breakfast, lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Please note any food allergies or special dietary needs when you register, or email us at

What if I have to cancel?

As a courtesy to others who wish to register, we request that you let us know as soon as possible if you wish to cancel your registration. You can do so by emailing

Can I get a refund if I cancel?

Yes, we will refund your full registration fee, minus a $15 processing fee. To do so, you must email us at by October 15, 2019. Due to non-refundable costs incurred on our end, no refunds will be available after October 15, 2019. However, we are happy to transfer your registration to another attendee for no additional cost at any time prior to the program.

Will this event be recorded?

Yes. Please be aware that this event will be recorded and by attending you consent to your voice and/or likeness being used, without compensation, and release ISMIE Mutual Insurance Company, its affiliates, successors, assigns, and licensees from any liability associated with the use of the images and audio specified above. If you do not wish to have your voice and/or likeness recorded, please inform staff at the event and efforts will be made to reasonably accommodate the request.

How do I arrange for ADA accommodations?

ISMIE Mutual Insurance Company wishes to take the necessary steps to assure that no individual with a disability is excluded, denied services, segregated, or otherwise treated differently than other individuals because of the absence of auxiliary aids or services. If you need any of the services identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact