US - Free Webinar: Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) & the Pediatric Patient

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  1. Sly Saint

    Sly Saint Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Webinar/Online

    Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 12:30pm ET - 1:30pm ET

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    Speaker(s)
    Robert Pendergrast, MD, FAAP Professor Department of Pediatrics Medical College of Georgia Augusta, Georgia

    Credits Offered
    This event offers 1.0 CE credit to attendees.
    Accredited by Georgia Nurses Association.

    Additional Information
    Who Should Attend: Pediatricians, pediatric nurses & PA’s & other clinicians

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this course, the attendee will be able to:

    1. Define Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome
    2. Describe key concepts that help explain Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome
    3. Identify strategies for identifying and managing Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome
    https://georgianurses.nursingnetwor...e-syndrome-me-cfs-the-pediatric-patient#!info

    eta: it looks as though anyone can register
    time for UK
    Tue, Sep 10, 2019 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM BST

    eta2:
    It would be good if someone could listen to his webinar and report back exactly what he is saying.
     
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  2. Denise

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    What do people know about the speaker?
    It'd also be nice to know who is funding this.
     
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    We understand.
    Meanwhile I found these links about Pendergrast and I am NOT encouraged.
    https://www.augusta.edu/faculty/directory/view.php?id=RPENDERG

    https://www.wjbf.com/news/aiken-augusta-holistic-health-offers-integrative-medicine-approach/

    https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/pendergrastmd

    http://www.aikenaugustaholistichealth.com/augusta-doctors.htm



    Who developed this webinar and arranged for continuing ed credits?
     
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  8. Denise

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    An advocate remembered Unger mentioning this webinar as one of CDC's outreach projects.
     
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    hopefully no singing this time
     
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    Hopefully, Pendergrast's views on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome have improved since 2008.

    July 2008 Health Letter-Energy Crisis
    https://www.aikenaugustaholistichealth.com/july-2008-health-letter-energy-crisis/

    Following "conventional medical tests to exclude the possibility of serious disease", he recommends herbs, lifestyle changes, sleep hygiene and breathing exercises for the "virtual disability" of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
     
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    Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    Join adolescent medicine specialist Dr. Robert Pendergast and MCG pediatric resident Dr. James Davis as they discuss Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS). What is ME/CFS?How to make the diagnosis?What comorbid conditions need to be considered?How do we help patients with this uncommon but debilitating condition?

    https://www.stitcher.com/show/the-m...alomyelitis-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-71040966
     
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  13. Trish

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    This looks like it's a different occasion but the same doctor on the same topic. It's a 30 minute podcast. It's OK, goes through diagnosis with the IOM definition, and other common symptoms, and differential diagnosis and comorbidities, levels of severity, duration, and activity management based on avoiding PEM and push/crash cycles, and symptomatic treatments. Goes a bit off the rails with sleep hygiene and acupuncture, but the rest was fairly sensible, including using activity monitoring. Didn't mention very severe ME, though did say some are bedbound.
     
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