Program Description: 

These free courses will provide the physician with information to attain a better understanding of Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes (EDS) and related disorders. This will enable the physician to more readily recognize these complex conditions with often perplexing presentations and delineate treatment strategies. Any healthcare providers interested in learning more about EDS diagnosis and treatment are encouraged to view the presentations whether or not they desire the CMEs.

Content will be provided by leading experts in the field with varied backgrounds. Their sharing of experiences with these frequently misdiagnosed and often misunderstood conditions will help decrease misdiagnosis and late referrals for intervention. They will address the differential diagnosis of EDS and related disorders as well as associated conditions such as dysautonomia. Many medical disciplines encounter patients with Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes and related disorders. Misunderstandings regarding these conditions are still prevalent despite many recent advances in the field. Therefore, this curriculum is very timely and is essential learning for physicians in most every area of practice.

The backbone of this course is the mandatory introductory lecture which provides an overview of these debilitating disorders. The balance of the programs address more specific areas of study pertaining to the care of patients with Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes and related disorders and may be viewed in any sequence. These programs contain general content within each medical discipline along with related cases studies which embody important clinical and diagnostic features. In addition to the audio and video content, transcripts will be provided in the future for each program in order to provide an optimal learning environment for an on-line course of this nature.

Target audience: 
Allied Health Professionals
Learning objectives: 

1.  Materials presented will include updated criteria for Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes and related disorders to enable the learner to accurately diagnose and treat patients with these and associated conditions (eg POTS - postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, MCAD - mast cell activation disorder). This includes explanation of the various symptoms and methods to diagnose/treat Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes and associated comorbidities.

2. The learner will be able to recognize the signs, symptoms and related associated conditions of EDS. Learn to manage the patient’s condition and/or direct the patient to the specialist and/or treatment services needed.

3. There will be a questionnaire provided to assess the learners understanding of the information.

Faculty & credentials: 
Planning Committee:
Linda Bluestein, MD
John Ferman
All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose.


John Ferman
Phone number: 
+1 (440) 263-5906
Series date: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 8:00am to Thursday, December 31, 2020 - 12:00am

Increase your knowledge regarding the fundamental principles for the diagnosis, classification, and treatment of Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes and related disorders as well as associated conditions. In this webinar the presenter will provide a basic understanding of these complex disorders that often present with a diversity of symptoms which make diagnosis challenging. Also, the severity of EDS and related disorders varies tremendously from mild to severely disabling symptomatology and recognition is critical as the morbidity and mortality can be very significant. This program includes information for the care of patients from infancy through adulthood.

Accreditation Statement for Joint Provider Activities:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of The Medical College of Wisconsin and Chronic Pain Partner. The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this Enduring Material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.