Rheumatologist and Fibromyalgia specialist Daniel J. Clauw, MD, director of the University of Michigan Chronic Pain & Fatigue Research Center, created “Fibromyalgia: A Label for Chronic, Widespread Pain” (http://www.medscape.com/viewprogram/14645
) and associated CME/CE test questions – to be offered on Medscape through May 29, 2009.
Stated course objectives are as follows:
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
1. Recognize the symptoms and clinical presentation associated with fibromyalgia
2. Describe the approaches to differential diagnosis of fibromyalgia, differentiate it from other conditions that cause widespread pain, and describe the role of different clinical specialties in making this diagnosis
3. Discuss the need for appropriate management of fibromyalgia for optimal patient outcomes”