June 2010, End Date: June 2011
The University of Michigan, in collaboration with the NFA, and MedscapeCME, have identified the critical need for clinicians to be educated in advances in the pathophysiology, assessment, diagnosis, and management of fibromyalgia. To address this educational need they have developed a multi-media interactive educational curriculum, “The Clinical Course of Fibromyalgia” consisting of 6 web-based activities which have begun being available online and are being archived for 1 year. This curriculum is supported by en educational grant from Pfizer and Forest.
These activities include interactive patient case studies that build upon foundational knowledge on the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of fibromyalgia provided through a multidisciplinary expert roundtable discussions, consensus monograph, expert video lecture, a series of mini-case clinical challenges on clinically-challenging issues specific to fibromyalgia.
A couple of activities may be viewed at these urls:
Outcomes will include measurement of participation (Level 1), satisfaction (Level 2), knowledge (Level 3) and performance outcomes for clinical practice improvement (Level 4/5). Level 4 performance outcomes will measure evidence-based clinical diagnostic and therapeutic choices of participating and non-participating healthcare professionals to determine the difference in evidence-based practice choices.