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Medscape course on CFS - Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: The Challenges in Primary Care

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Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a complex disorder characterized by overwhelming fatigue that is not improved by bed rest and that may be worsened by physical or mental activity. Because the cause (or causes) of CFS have not been identified and no specific diagnostic tests are available, diagnosis and management of CFS can be challenging to healthcare providers.

CDC is pleased to announce the launch of a free continuing education activity for healthcare providers titled "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: The Challenges in Primary Care." The course is being hosted by Medscape, an accredited CME/CE/CPE education provider. This engaging video roundtable features expert faculty and focuses on diagnosis and management of chronic fatigue syndrome for all healthcare providers with an emphasis in the primary care field. The interactive panel of CFS experts engages in a dynamic discussion covering:

This video CME features the following faculty:

Anthony Komaroff, MD
Simcox-Clifford Higby Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts

Lucinda Bateman, MD
Founder of the Fatigue Consultation Clinic, Co-founder and Executive Director of the Organization for Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Education and Research, in Salt Lake City, Utah

Charles Lapp, MD
Director of the Hunter-Hopkins Center, and Assistant Consulting Professor at Duke University Medical Center, in Durham, North Carolina


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