AMERICA’S HIDDEN HEALTH CRISIS: What Clinicians and Others Need to Know about ME/CFS — as Documented in Award-Winning Film and Discussed by Experts

You Are Invited to a Special Live, Local, and Free Continuing Education Event!

  • Date: November 30, 2017
  • Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Savannah College of Art and Design
    173 14th Street NE, Atlanta, GA  30309 in the SCADshow TheaterExternal
  • Admission: Free
  • Continuing Education (CE) Offered: Free (for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, veterinarians, health education specialists, public health professionals, and others; for more information, please see below*)
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Optional RSVP Requested — This event is free and open to the public. Completing the brief RSVPExternal  will ensure that a seat is reserved especially for you.

Event Objectives
  • Describe how Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) is an important clinical and public health problem
  • List the symptoms of ME/CFS
  • Describe the symptom of post-exertional malaise and recall that it is characteristic of ME/CFS
  • Explain the need for clinicians with expertise in the diagnosis and management of ME/CFS
  • Explain the need for clinicians and other professionals to support patients and families in accessing required care and resources through efficient, effective approaches
  • Welcome and Brief Introductory Remarks
  • Documentary Showing: UnrestExternal
  • Panel Discussion
  • Q&A
  • Thanks and Closing Remarks
Presenters/Content Experts
  • Elizabeth Unger, PhD, MD; Chief, Chronic Viral Diseases Branch (CVDB), Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology (DHCPP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, GA
  • Nancy Klimas, MD; Chair, Clinical Immunology, Nova Southeastern University (NSU), and Director, Gulf War Illness and ME/CFS Research Program, Miami Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, Miami, FL
  • Jennifer Brea; Director and a producer of the award-winning documentary, UnrestExternal, Princeton, NJ
Moderator/Content Expert
  • Robin Curtis, MD, MPH; Deputy Chief, CVDB, CDC, Atlanta, GA
Accreditation Statements

CME: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) through the joint providership of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Unrest Impact Campaign. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the ACCME® to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CNE:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This activity provides 2.0 contact hours.

CEU: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 0.2 CEUs for this program.

CECH: Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES®) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES®) to receive up to 2.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced level continuing education contact hours available are 0. CDC provider number 98614.

AAVSB RACE:  This program was reviewed and approved by AAVSB RACE program for 2.0 hours of continuing education. Participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Please contact the AAVSB RACE program if you have any comments/concerns regarding this program’s validity or relevancy to the veterinary profession.

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ACPE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This program is a designated event for pharmacists to receive 0.2 CEUs in pharmacy education. The Universal Activity Number is 0387-9999-17-237-L01-P.

This is knowledge-based.

Once credit is claimed, an unofficial statement of credit is immediately available on TCEOnline.  Official credit will be uploaded within 60 days on the NABP/CPE Monitor.

For Certified Public Health Professionals (CPH)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a pre-approved provider of Certified in Public Health (CPH) recertification credits and is authorized to offer 2.0 CPH recertification credits for this program.

CDC is an approved provider of CPH Recertification Credits by the National Board of Public Health Examiners. Effective October 1, 2013, the National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE) accepts continuing education units (CEU) for CPH recertification credits from CDC.  Please select CEU as your choice for continuing education when registering for a course on TCEOnline. Learners seeking CPH should use the guidelines provided by the NBPHE for calculating recertification credits.  For assistance please contact NBPHEExternal.

DISCLOSURE:  In compliance with continuing education requirements, all presenters must disclose any financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters as well as any use of unlabeled product(s) or product(s) under investigational use.

CDC, our planners, our presenters, and their spouses/partners wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters with the exception of Ms. Brea and Ms. Jones, who wish to disclose that they receive salaries for their work promoting Unrest and the Time for Unrest Impact campaign. The planning committee reviewed content to ensure there is no bias.

Presentations will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use.

CDC did not accept commercial support for this continuing education activity.

CDC’s participation in this event is for educational purposes only and does not represent CDC’s endorsement of any private company, product, or individual involved with the production, distribution, or promotion of this documentary.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Unrest Impact Campaign are jointly providing the CNE for this activity.

*To Receive Continuing Education (CE)
  1. Complete the activity
  2. Complete the Evaluation at:
  3. Pass the posttest at 75% at (if applicable)
  4. Fees: There are no fees for CE.

Note:  CE credits will be available for this activity through the website above through January 1, 2018.  Following completion of participation in this event, participants who wish to receive CE credits should complete the evaluation and the post-test by or before midnight on January 1, 2018.

Parking and Transportation

  • Parking: Area parking options include the Campanile Parking Garage, located at 1155 Juniper St., Atlanta, GA 30309 (behind/next to the theater). Following this event’s conclusion, SCADshow will provide a $7.00 flat-rate validation for the Campanile Parking Garage.  This validation will be provided at the SCADshow Box Office.  (With this validation, pay only $7.00 with credit/debit card upon your exit of the garage, or pay with cash at the kiosk near the elevators in the garage prior to going to vehicles.)
  • MARTAExternalExternal: The SCADshow Theater is also accessible from MARTA’s Arts Center StationExternalExternal.

For More Information Regarding this Continuing Education Event

Please Contact:Robin Curtis, MD, MPH
Deputy Chief, CVDB, CDC, Atlanta, GA