These free courses will provide the physician with information to attain a better understanding of Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes (EDS) and related disorders. This will enable the physician to more readily recognize these complex conditions with often perplexing presentations and delineate treatment strategies. Any healthcare providers interested in learning more about EDS diagnosis and treatment are encouraged to view the presentations whether or not they desire the CMEs.
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Content will be provided by leading experts in the field with varied backgrounds. Their sharing of experiences with these frequently misdiagnosed and often misunderstood conditions will help decrease misdiagnosis and late referrals for intervention. They will address the differential diagnosis of EDS and related disorders as well as associated conditions such as dysautonomia. Many medical disciplines encounter patients with Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes and related disorders. Misunderstandings regarding these conditions are still prevalent despite many recent advances in the field. Therefore, this curriculum is very timely and is essential learning for physicians in most every area of practice.
The backbone of this course is the mandatory introductory lecture which provides an overview of these debilitating disorders. The balance of the programs address more specific areas of study pertaining to the care of patients with Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes and related disorders and may be viewed in any sequence. These programs contain general content within each medical discipline along with related cases studies which embody important clinical and diagnostic features. In addition to the audio and video content, transcripts will be provided in the future for each program in order to provide an optimal learning environment for an on-line course of this nature.
This program is directed towards a wide variety of learners including: primary care physicians, rheumatologists, orthopedic surgeons, dermatologists, pain management physicians, cardiologists, neurologists, anesthesiologists, and many other medical professionals.
It is mandatory to complete the introductory program before accessing any of the subsequent lectures. The balance of the modules may be completed in any sequence. It takes approximately 60 minutes for each module.
At the end of each lecture you will find the CME quiz. A passing score of 80% as well as a brief evaluation of the program is required to obtain CME credit for each lecture. Your survey input is very valuable to us and will be incorporated into the planning of future programming.
Physicians who successfully complete the course quiz and survey will be awarded CME credits corresponding to the number of hours spent. Each physician is responsible for claiming the number of hours they actually spent viewing the material. CME credit may be obtained for each lecture within a 12 month time period. These certificates are good for use 1 year after the successful completion of each course. You may log in and out of the course at your convenience however once begun, you must successfully complete the CME quiz and survey within 72 hours. CME certificates will be available online and can be downloaded from the site as well.