Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Conference for Primary Care Providers
This one-day interactive conference will feature a variety of local expert healthcare professionals meant to provide the primary care physician with a better understanding and management of the complex connective tissue disorder, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), also known as Joint Hypermobility Disorder.
What is Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome?
EDS is a heritable connective tissue disorder primarily affecting collagen, whose main features are often described as join hypermobility and soft or unusually stretchy skin. This disorder affects approximately 1-3% of the general population with a large female predominance. As collagen is ubiquitous throughout the body, many tissues and organ systems are affected outside the joints and skin. These patients often present with a variety of complaints from join and muscle pain, widespread pain, chronic fatigue, panic disorder, orthostatic intolerance, functional gastrointestinal disorders, temporomandibular jaw dysfunction, headaches and more which may vary tremendously with presentation in pediatrics or adulthood.
Conference Brochure Download a copy of the Ehlers-Danlos Professional Conference brochure here.
The objectives of this course are to provide the primary practitioner with the tools for better recognition and assessment of these patients, more in-depth understanding of the multitude of potential issues and how they may present, as well as insights into management for this complex condition. Local experts in their area with expertise in EDS were specifically chosen to discuss these issues.
Online registration for this conference is required.
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|Primary Care Providers Conference (August 9, 2012) ||$70 |
|OT/PT Conference (August 11, 2012) ||$40 |
|Both Conferences || |
Additional Educational Opportunities
The Ehlers-Danlos National Foundation (EDNF) will host its 2012 Learning Conference, "Living with EDS", at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington, KY, August 9-11, 2012. To register for the EDNF 2012 Learning Conference, or for further information, please visit the EDNF web page here.
Please note, the Cincinnati Children's educational events for physicians and therapists are held in conjunction with the EDNF conference, but are separate events which require separate registration.
In addition to the EDS Conference for Primary Care Providers, Cincinnati Children's will also host an EDS educational conference for Occupational and Physical Therapists on Saturday, August 11, 2012. For more information on this conference, please visit the conference web page here.
Discounted registration pricing is available for those interested in attending both the Primary Care Providers conference and the OT/PT conference.
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
Contact Cincinnati Children's Continuing Medical Education office at email@example.com or 513-636-6732.