A Systematic Approach to Medically Unexplained Symptoms 2024

August 7 - 10, 2024 - WA US

Mayo Clinic General Internal Medicine


This course will provide evidence-based strategies to address frequently encountered medically unexplained conditions. We will begin with a thorough discussion of the pathophysiological process of central sensitization; this will be followed by lectures focusing on specific medically unexplained conditions and symptoms. Each topic will utilize didactic sessions, case vignettes, clinical pearls, and formal Q/A sessions. This course will also incorporate an optional workshop on Healthy Living based on the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program one afternoon of the course. Learning Objectives- Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to: 1. Define the pathophysiological process of central sensitization 2. Highlight the relationship between central sensitization and various medically unexplained symptoms 3. Integrate evidence-based diagnostic and treatment strategies for fibromyalgia 4. Identify effective strategies for managing chronic gastrointestinal symptoms 5. Define post-COVID syndrome 6. Identify strategies for effective management of post-COVID syndrome 7. Integrate evidence-based diagnostic and treatment strategies for chronic fatigue syndrome Intended Audience: This course is intended for general internists, internal medicine subspecialists, family medicine physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other primary healthcare professionals who practice in or have a special interest in treating medically complex patients.

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