CME Outfitters Announces neuroscienceCME Clinical Chart Review: "A Case of Connecting the Dots: Improving Diagnosis and Management of Fibromyalgia"

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Offered as a live webcast/audioconference premiering Wednesday, May 19, 2010, from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. ET, the continuing education activity will discuss how to improve the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of patients with fibromyalgia. Clinicians can earn up to 1.0 CE credits by completing the activity; participation is available online or by phone.

CME Outfitters, LLC, an award-winning accredited provider of multidisciplinary continuing education (CE), in co-sponsorship with Indiana University School of Medicine, is pleased to announce an upcoming live and interactive evidence-based neuroscienceCME Clinical Chart Review titled "A Case of Connecting the Dots: Improving Diagnosis and Management of Fibromyalgia".

Premiering Wednesday, May 19, 2010, from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. ET, this neuroscienceCME Clinical Chart Review features Lesley M. Arnold, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Women’s Health Research Program at University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Cincinnati, Ohio. Guest faculty Don L. Goldenberg, MD, Chief of Rheumatology at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton, Massachusetts, and Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, will join Dr. Arnold to provide a brief synopsis of a clinical patient chart.

This educational activity will feature a live question and answer session. Live participation options include a live webcast and simultaneous telephone audioconference. The activity will also be available as an archived webcast and podcast shortly after its premiere. Clinicians can earn up to 1.0 CE credits by participating in the activity, then completing a post-test and evaluation online at neuroscienceCME.com.

There is no fee to participate or receive CE credit for this activity; however, registration is required. Three forms of registration are accepted:
Online: Visit the activity details page at http://www.neuroscienceCME.com/PR460 and click the Register icon.
Phone: Call 877.CME.PROS (877.263.7767).
Fax: Visit the activity details page at http://www.neuroscienceCME.com/PR460, click the Activity Details icon, print and complete the activity details form, and fax to 240.243.1033.

Moderator:
Lesley M. Arnold, MD
Professor of Psychiatry
Director, Women’s Health Research Program
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cincinnati, OH

Faculty:
Don L. Goldenberg, MD
Chief of Rheumatology
Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Newton, MA
Professor of Medicine
Tufts University School of Medicine
Boston, MA

Statement of Need:
Pain is a common complaint in the primary care setting, and the standard of practice is to assess for the cause of the pain. Patients often present with painful symptoms of unknown etiology that cannot be defined by the degree of inflammation or damage to muscle tissue. Fibromyalgia affects an estimated 10 million people in the United States and is especially common in women. Many patients have additional symptoms including fatigue, headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, cognitive problems/memory lapses, sleep disturbances, anxiety, and depression. A recent CME Outfitters survey found that 62.8% of respondents were not confident or only somewhat confident in their ability to diagnose and manage fibromyalgia. In this neuroscienceCME Clinical Chart Review, the faculty will take participants through a patient case to demonstrate the complexities of appropriate assessment, diagnosis, and management of fibromyalgia, and provide insights and strategies for improving patient care and long-term outcomes.

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify assessment and diagnostic indicators that differentiate fibromyalgia from other pain disorders.
  • Define the role of multimodal and multidisciplinary approaches to the management of fibromyalgia.

Target Audience:
Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals interested in fibromyalgia.

Acknowledgement of Financial Support:
Indiana University School of Medicine and CME Outfitters, LLC, gratefully acknowledge an educational grant from Pfizer Inc. in support of this CE activity.

This CME/CE-certified activity is funded in part by CME Outfitters, LLC.

Credit Information:
This activity offers CE credit for:

  • Physicians (ACCME/AMA PRA Category 1)
  • Nurses (CNE) - Pending
  • Pharmacists (ACPE)

All other clinicians will either receive a CME Attendance Certificate or may choose any of the types of CE credit being offered.

Post-tests, credit request forms, and activity evaluations can be completed online at http://www.neuroscienceCME.com (click on the Testing/Certification link under the Activities tab - requires free account activation), and participants can print their certificate or statement of credit immediately (80% pass rate required).

About CME Outfitters:
CME Outfitters develops and distributes live, recorded, print, and web-based educational activities to thousands of clinicians each year and offers expert accreditation services for non-accredited organizations. For a complete catalog of certified activities, please visit http://www.cmeoutfitters.com, http://www.neuroscienceCME.com, or call 877.CME.PROS (877.263.7767).

About neuroscienceCME:
neuroscienceCME.com is the award-winning web portal serving clinicians, educators, and researchers in the neurosciences. Launched in October 2006, neuroscienceCME.com was custom designed to fill an identified gap in online resources for professionals around the world who are practicing in areas related to psychiatry, sleep disorders, addiction and substance abuse, ADHD, and other areas related to brain function. The site's primary mission is to be the professional's central forum for accessing, debating, synthesizing, and implementing the latest findings and best practices in the neurosciences. Clinical Compass™‚ a bi-weekly e-newsletter published by CME Outfitters, is a convenient way to stay informed of all neuroscienceCME news and information. To subscribe, visit http://www.neuroscienceCME.com and click on "Subscribe to Clinical Compass™".

Contact: Jessica Primanzon
CME Outfitters, LLC
614.328.4508 direct
240.243.1033 fax

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