Fibromyalgia: Overcoming Persistent Barriers to Patient-Centered Care (On-Demand)

On-Demand Online Continuing Education Activity
for Physicians and Other Health Care Professionals

1.0 Hour Category 2A, AOA 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Expires June 1, 2013

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Fibromyalgia (FM) is a debilitating disease estimated to affect as many as 10 million Americans. In addition to the pain it causes, it typically presents with comorbid conditions which diminish a patient’s quality of life and imposes a severe economic burden for individuals.

Many primary care clinicians experience difficulty diagnosing FM because it lacks clear underlying, measurable, pathophysiologic abnormalities and similar presentation with other conditions. And when diagnosed, management can be challenging, especially in primary care.

This activity is designed to provide practical strategies for primary care clinicians to overcome barriers to providing patient-centered care in fibromyalgia.

This activity is an archived, on-demand webcast.

Faculty Presenter

Ann Karty, MD, FAAFP
Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine
Kansas City University, Kansas City, Missouri
Medical Director, Division of Continuing Medical Education
American Academy of Family Physicians

Dr. Karty has indicated she has nothing to disclose.


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Learning Objectives
Those participating in this activity will receive information that should allow them to:

  • Assess the physiological evidence for fibromyalgia;
  • Recognize diagnostic features and co-morbidities associated with chronic pain and fatigue associated with fibromyalgia;
  • Implement the use of evidence-based, multi-modal treatment approaches for fibromyalgia;
  • Develop confidence in managing fibromyalgia as a chronic condition in the primary care setting; and
  • Engage in collaborative relationships with patients in the management of fibromyalgia.

Hardware and Software Requirements

  • PC or Mac computer or compatible Smartphone or Tablet device
  • High-speed Internet Connection (dial-up is NOT recommended)
  • Adobe Reader software (for handouts)
  • Speakers
  • Printer (for certificate and handouts)

Accreditation Statements
The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to award continuing medical education to physicians.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth Office of Professional and Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation
The University of North Texas Health Science Center has requested that the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve this program for 1 hour of AOA Category 2A CME credits. Approval is currently pending.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other healthcare professionals will receive a certificate of participation for self-reporting.

Data Collection
Aggregated data collected as part of this CME activity may be analyzed and used for research purposes. Individual data will only be used for CME purposes and not included in the research data set.

Release and Review
This activity was last reviewed on May 31, 2012.  It expires on June 1, 2013.  After this date, credit cannot be awarded.

Commercial Support
This activity is made possible with support from Pfizer Medical Education Group.

How to Receive Credit

  1. Click Register Now at the bottom of the page to register and take the required pre-assessment
  2. Watch the activity
  3. Complete the evaluation and post-test, scoring 70 or greater.

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