Accreditation

THIS ACTIVITY HAS BEEN PLANNED AND IMPLEMENTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE ESSENTIALS AREAS AND POLICIES OF THE Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education THROUGH THE JOINT SPONSORSHIP OF THE DADE COUNTY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION and the INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME.

THE DADECOUNTY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION IS ACCREDITED BY THE FLORIDA MEDICAL ASSOCIATION TO PROVIDE CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION FOR PHYSICIANS.

THE DADECOUNTY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION DESIGNATES THIS EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY FOR A MAXIMUM OF 23 CATEGORY 1 CREDITS TOWARD THE AMA PHYSICIAN’S RECOGNITION AWARD.EACH PHYSICIAN SHOULD CLAIM ONLY THOSE CREDITS THAT HE/SHE ACTUALLY SPENT IN THE EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES:

Fatigue Session

At the completion of this activity the attendee will have increased knowledge about the biological causes of fatigue including interactive processes between neuro/immune/endocrine systems in the human body. Also possible therapeutic interventions will be discussed.

Sleep Session

At the completion of this activity the attendee will have increased knowledge about normal sleep patterns and disrupted sleep patterns. The effect of disrupted sleep and its connection with chronic fatigue including interactive processes between neuro/immune/endocrine systems in the human body will be discussed with possible therapeutic interventions.

Workshop: CFS Research Funding

Attendee will have knowledge of the possible sources of public funding in the US for scientific and medical research in CFS, FM and related illnesses. Attendees from outside the U.S. will have knowledge of which grants are applicable for researchers from abroad.

Pain Session

At the completion of this activity the attendee will have increased knowledge about normal sleep patterns and disrupted sleep patterns. The effect of disrupted sleep and its connection with chronic fatigue including interactive processes between neuro/immune/endocrine systems in the human body will be discussed with possible therapeutic interventions.

Epidemiology Session

At the completion of this activity the attendee will have increased knowledge about the prevalence and incidence of CFS and fibromyalgia. Discussions on the value of symptoms so far included in the definition of CFS will take place. The impact of epidemiological findings of CFS and fibromyalgia on research priorities will be discussed.

International CFS Forum

At the completion of this activity the attendee will have increased knowledge about conditions of chronic fatigue in different parts of the globe, how different cultural spheres handle these conditions and how research priorities are in different settings. The advantages of a common activity will be discussed.

Brain Function Session

At the completion of this activity the attendant will have increased knowledge about normal activity in the human brain, the effects of findings of dysfunction and the impact on human health in the specific conditions CFS and fibromyalgia. Also methods for clinical assessment of cognition and mental fatigue will be discusses along with descriptions of clinical interventions.

Behavioral Health Session

At the completion of this activity the attendant will have increased knowledge about coping strategies for the conditions and other treatment schemes. The interaction between psychoneuroimmunology, health and treatment with concrete examples are discussed.

Workshop: Success in Clinical Practice, How to Manage a Successful Practice

Attendees will have learn how colleagues with long-term experience of seeing patients with CFS handle clinical issues as well as advising in everyday matters relevant for this particular cohort of patients. Case-reports will be described and discussed in detail. Generic names for drugs suggested will be used so the attendee from abroad can benefit from the pharmacological recommendations.

Pediatrics Session

At the completion of this activity the attendee will have increased knowledge about definition of CFS in children and recommended treatment schemes.

Gender Aspects of CFS Session

At the completion of this activity the attendee will have increased knowledge about the impact of social constructs of gender on the conditions, epidemiological sex disaggregated data will be presented and possible interventions discussed. Also, biological data concerning sex hormones will be discussed.

Politics of Women's Health Session

Attendees will have a better understanding of official attitudes from the US government as well as other governments on supplying health care with equal opportunities for women and men. The fact that the majority of patients with CFS are women and its impact on the design of research will be discussed with the audience.

Genetics / Proteomics Session

At the completion of this activity the attendee will have increased knowledge about the influence of genes on the pathophysiology in CFS and fibromyalgia, how gene arrays help in integrating multidiscipline data and the potential role of proteomics as a clinical tool.

Viral and Immune Interactions and Health Session

At the completion of this activity the attendee will have increased knowledge about chronic viral infections and reactivation of virus in chronic illness, methodological issues and the impact on conditions as CFS and fibromyalgia.

Evaluating the FatigueState Session

At the completion of this activity the attendee will have increased knowledge about new methods for evaluating fatigue and how they are applied in clinical settings.

Accreditation

THIS ACTIVITY HAS BEEN PLANNED AND IMPLEMENTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE ESSENTIALS AREAS AND POLICIES OF THE Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education THROUGH THE JOINT SPONSORSHIP OF THE DADE COUNTY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION and the INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME.

THE DADECOUNTY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION IS ACCREDITED BY THE FLORIDA MEDICAL ASSOCIATION TO PROVIDE CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION FOR PHYSICIANS.

THE DADECOUNTY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION DESIGNATES THIS EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY FOR A MAXIMUM OF 23 CATEGORY 1 CREDITS TOWARD THE AMA PHYSICIAN’S RECOGNITION AWARD.EACH PHYSICIAN SHOULD CLAIM ONLY THOSE CREDITS THAT HE/SHE ACTUALLY SPENT IN THE EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES:

Fatigue Session

At the completion of this activity the attendee will have increased knowledge about the biological causes of fatigue including interactive processes between neuro/immune/endocrine systems in the human body. Also possible therapeutic interventions will be discussed.

Sleep Session

At the completion of this activity the attendee will have increased knowledge about normal sleep patterns and disrupted sleep patterns. The effect of disrupted sleep and its connection with chronic fatigue including interactive processes between neuro/immune/endocrine systems in the human body will be discussed with possible therapeutic interventions.

Workshop: CFS Research Funding

Attendee will have knowledge of the possible sources of public funding in the US for scientific and medical research in CFS, FM and related illnesses. Attendees from outside the U.S. will have knowledge of which grants are applicable for researchers from abroad.

Pain Session

At the completion of this activity the attendee will have increased knowledge about normal sleep patterns and disrupted sleep patterns. The effect of disrupted sleep and its connection with chronic fatigue including interactive processes between neuro/immune/endocrine systems in the human body will be discussed with possible therapeutic interventions.

Epidemiology Session

At the completion of this activity the attendee will have increased knowledge about the prevalence and incidence of CFS and fibromyalgia. Discussions on the value of symptoms so far included in the definition of CFS will take place. The impact of epidemiological findings of CFS and fibromyalgia on research priorities will be discussed.

International CFS Forum

At the completion of this activity the attendee will have increased knowledge about conditions of chronic fatigue in different parts of the globe, how different cultural spheres handle these conditions and how research priorities are in different settings. The advantages of a common activity will be discussed.

Brain Function Session

At the completion of this activity the attendant will have increased knowledge about normal activity in the human brain, the effects of findings of dysfunction and the impact on human health in the specific conditions CFS and fibromyalgia. Also methods for clinical assessment of cognition and mental fatigue will be discusses along with descriptions of clinical interventions.

Behavioral Health Session

At the completion of this activity the attendant will have increased knowledge about coping strategies for the conditions and other treatment schemes. The interaction between psychoneuroimmunology, health and treatment with concrete examples are discussed.

Workshop: Success in Clinical Practice, How to Manage a Successful Practice

Attendees will have learn how colleagues with long-term experience of seeing patients with CFS handle clinical issues as well as advising in everyday matters relevant for this particular cohort of patients. Case-reports will be described and discussed in detail. Generic names for drugs suggested will be used so the attendee from abroad can benefit from the pharmacological recommendations.

Pediatrics Session

At the completion of this activity the attendee will have increased knowledge about definition of CFS in children and recommended treatment schemes.

Gender Aspects of CFS Session

At the completion of this activity the attendee will have increased knowledge about the impact of social constructs of gender on the conditions, epidemiological sex disaggregated data will be presented and possible interventions discussed. Also, biological data concerning sex hormones will be discussed.

Politics of Women's Health Session

Attendees will have a better understanding of official attitudes from the US government as well as other governments on supplying health care with equal opportunities for women and men. The fact that the majority of patients with CFS are women and its impact on the design of research will be discussed with the audience.

Genetics / Proteomics Session

At the completion of this activity the attendee will have increased knowledge about the influence of genes on the pathophysiology in CFS and fibromyalgia, how gene arrays help in integrating multidiscipline data and the potential role of proteomics as a clinical tool.

Viral and Immune Interactions and Health Session

At the completion of this activity the attendee will have increased knowledge about chronic viral infections and reactivation of virus in chronic illness, methodological issues and the impact on conditions as CFS and fibromyalgia.

Evaluating the FatigueState Session

At the completion of this activity the attendee will have increased knowledge about new methods for evaluating fatigue and how they are applied in clinical settings.