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Clinical Grand Rounds December 6, 2013, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm WPIC Auditorium

Clinical Grand Rounds


Fatigue:  An Integrative Approach to Evaluation and Management

 Presenters:

  Ronald Glick, MD
  Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Physician Medicine
  & Rehabilitation, and Family Medicine

  Carol Greco, PhD
  Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

  Patricia Smith, MS, LAC
  Licensed Staff Acupuncturist
  Center for Integrative Medicine

Fatigue is a common problem that affects approximately 15% of the general population.  Patients frequently seek advice from their physician and evaluation and management may result in considerable medical costs. Biomedical and clinical evaluation and efforts at treatment are commonly unrevealing, leading to behavioral health consultation. Similar to the care of individuals with chronic mental health conditions, focus on self-management is essential.  Complementary approaches including the judicious use of supplements, mind-body therapies, and traditional Chinese medicine offer additional options to assist in management.

Learning Objectives.  At the conclusion of this lecture attendees will be able to:

  1. Understand fatigue, common comorbid conditions, and other medical conditions which should be assessed for.
  2. Understand the use of complementary approaches, particularly mind-body therapies, in management of fatigue.
  3. Appreciate how traditional Chinese medicine, as an alternative medical system, can be used to assess and treat a patient experiencing a chronic condition in a different way from a western biomedicine approach.

Sponsored by Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic,
the Office of Clinical Affairs of WPIC and the
Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine 

 

Continuing Education Credit: The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded .15 continuing education units (CEUs), which are equal to 1.5 contact hours. In accordance with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education requirements on disclosure, information about relationships of presenters with commercial interests (if any) will be included in materials which will be distributed at the time of the conference.  WPIC is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists.  WPIC maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.  This program is being offered for 1.5 continuing education credits.

Please indicate any personal accommodations you may need for this Clinical Grand Round such as sign language interpreter, large print conference materials, Braille Conference materials, accessible parking.  Please contact Ann 412-246-6608 before the Clinical Grand Round should you need accommodations.

Faculty Disclosure:  In accordance with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education requirements on disclosure, information about relationships of presenters with commercial interests (if any) will be included in materials available at the time of the conference.

For more information regarding this Clinical Grand Rounds, please contact Ann Lauth at lautha@upmc.edu.