Fibromyalgia Assessment, Management and Education Recieves CME Accredidation

Karen Lee Richards Health Guide
  • Does your doctor want to learn more about fibromyalgia?  There is now a course available to teach healthcare providers how to diagnose and treat FM – and they can get CME (continuing medical education) credits for taking it.  Two additional bonuses: it’s an online course they can take at their convenience; and, if they take it within the next year, it’s free. 

    The National Fibromyalgia Association has announced that its FAME (Fibromyalgia Assessment, Management and Education) program has received continuing medical education (CME) accreditation from the American Academy of Family Physicians. The FAME project, a partnership launched in 2006 between California State University, Fullerton and the National Fibromyalgia Association (NFA), is one of the first Web-based continuing medical education programs designed specifically for healthcare providers who treat people with fibromyalgia. 

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    The FAME project consists of two programs divided into eight module presentations. The first three —Overview of Fibromyalgia, Comprehensive Assessment of FM and Overlapping Conditions, and Pharmacological Management —makeup the Core FM Program. The Supportive FM Program offers sections on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exercise Training, Nutrition, Biofeedback Training and Therapeutic Yoga.  Developed and implemented through a grant from UniHealth Foundation, the programs will be offered online free of charge through August 2009.

    To date, this educational program has received accreditation for continuing education credits from the:

    • American Academy of Family Physicians
    • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
    • California Board of Registered Nursing
    • National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.
    • California Physical Therapy Association
    • National Board for Certified Counselors

    Your doctor can get more information or register for the CME/CE program by visiting

Published On: August 11, 2008