Kaiser Videoconference Educates 700+ Clinicians
Two clinicians, Kenneth Lee, MD, and Dedra Buchwald, MD, presented a one-hour videoconference on chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) for the Kaiser Permanente network in northern California. More than 700 clinicians and other members of the network attended the videoconference, an astounding turnout for a presentation limited to northern California.
The presentation, titled “Permanente Medicine Today: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome,” covered best practices for clinical care, risk factors, viral triggers and information about research findings. Lee, the chief of infectious diseases for Kaiser Permanente in Sacramento and a clinical professor of medicine at UC Davis, and Buchwald, a professor of medicine at the University of Washington, are both CFS experts. They answered questions from the moderator, Mark Taylor, MD, who is in Kaiser’s Department of Medicine in San Rafael, California, and took questions from participants. Continuing medical education (CME) credits were issued to participants.
The CFIDS Association provided information about provider attitudes toward CFS (data compiled from independent focus groups of health care providers), as well as information developed for health care professionals as part of the CFS public awareness campaign. These materials were included as program handouts for videoconference participants.
Thanks go to Lee and Buchwald for their continuing efforts to educate the medical community about CFS.
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