Online CME Opportunities for Healthcare Providers

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Continued Medical Education on ME/CFS

These CME opportunities will provide knowledge and equip healthcare providers with tools to better assess, diagnose, and treat patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis / chronic fatigue syndrome. 

Michigan State Medical Society

Nationwide for all providers (Dr, RN, PT, OT, RT, PA, NP)

Update on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Part 1: Clinical Diagnostic Criteria for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/CFS now called Myalgic Encephalomyelitis or ME/CFS

This ME/CFS CME module is intended to help medical providers identify the core diagnostic criteria of ME/CFS and more confidently make a diagnosis.  Each of the diagnostic criteria will be discussed, supported by a brief discussion of the evidence.

Presented by: Michigan State Medical Society

Free

Duration 52 min.

Earns .75 CME credits. 


Update on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Part 2: Uniting Compassion, Attention and Innovation to treat ME/CFS.

This ME/CFS CME module is designed to help medical providers recognize the major treatable aspects of ME/CFS and design a common sense management plan in the absence of formal treatment guidelines.  Focus will be on the core diagnostic criteria and common co-morbid conditions amenable to treatment.

NOTE:  ICD-10 Coding recommendations:   Once a diagnosis of ME/CFS is established the proper ICD-10 code is G93.3 (post-viral fatigue, myalgic encephalomyelitis)

Presented by: Michigan State Medical Society

Free

Duration 53 min.

Earns .75 CME credit. 

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Centers for Disease Control

CDC, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: "It's Real, and We Can Do Better"

Commentary video presentation by Elizabeth Unger MD, PhD, Chief of CDC Chronic Viral Diseases Branch that houses Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Program.


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Medscape

Authors: José Montoya, MD; Nancy Klimas, MD; Natalie Azar, MD; Lucinda Bateman, MD

Diagnosing Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: The Experts Weigh In

This activity is intended for primary care physicians, obstetricians, gynecologists, and neurologists.

The goal of this activity is to increase recognition of symptoms of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) by use of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) diagnostic criteria when assessing patients with chronic fatigue.

Free

Duration 30 min

Earns .50 AMA PRA Category 1 CME

Unrest

https://www.unrest.film/cme 


UNREST documentary and Continuing Education Credit: presented by #MEAction and Indiana University. Jennifer Brea's Sundance award-winning documentary, Unrest, is a personal journey from patient to advocate to storyteller. 

2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ 

2.0 Category I CEU


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Forgotten Plague

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On-line course and Continuing Education Credit: Forgotten Plague: What Social Workers, Nurses and other Allied Health Providers Need to Know About M.E. This course explores Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome -- a documentary video along with supplemental self-study resources that provide a brief history of the disease, current research, follows patients dealing with ME/CFS, and highlights the medical system’s inability to address many complex chronic diseases. 

5 CEU credits. $50 fee.

Primers

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Canadian Consensus Criteria

The Canadian Consensus Criteria (CCC)

was poduced in 2003. It gives provides a comprehensive picture of the disease, and is preferred by many doctors and patients. The CCC concludes that postexertional malaise and cognitive problems are hallmark symptoms of ME. The CCC was superseded by the publication of the International Consensus Criteria in 2011.



International Association for CFS/ME

The IACFSME Primer was written in 2012 and updated in 2014. 


  • A summary of the pathophysiological effects of ME/CFS 
  • A user-friendly diagnostic worksheet utilizing the Canadian Consensus Criteria
  • Straightforward treatment suggestions covering an array of ME/CFS symptoms
  • Emphasis on post-exertional malaise and activity management
  • Sections on special populations/ problems (e.g. severely affected, pediatric ME/CFS, pregnancy)



ME International Consensus Criteria Primer

The International Consensus Criteria Primer ME-ICC  for Physicians. 

An International Consensus Panel, consisting of clinicians, research investigators, teaching faculty, and an independent educator, represent diverse backgrounds, medical specialities and geographical regions. Collectively, the members of the panel have:


  • Diagnosed and/or treated more than 50 000 patients who have ME;
  • More than 500 years of clinical experience;
  • Approximately 500 years of teaching experience;
  • Authored hundreds of peer-reviewed publications, as well as written chapters and medical books; and
  • Several members have co-authored previous criteria.

Panel members contributed their extensive knowledge and experience to the development of the International Consensus Criteria and this Primer. In addition, an International Symptom Scale will be developed to complement the criteria and promote clearer identification of patients for research studies.

 

PrimerConsensus: The authors, representing twelve countries, reached 100% consensus through a Delphi-type process.



Pediatric Primer

The Pediatric Primer for ME/CFS

was written by an international group of  experts on ME/CFS in the young population. It includes symptoms, presentation, prognosis, diagnosis, pathophysiology, etiology as well as worksheets, There's a section on how to work with schools to get your child accommodations, and a sample physicians letter to schools written by, Faith Newton, ED. D.