Friday, October 19, 2018

Medical Providers can Watch UNREST for Credit


October 17, 2018
By #MEAction

Categories: Actions, Featured actions, Uncategorized, United States

We are so thrilled to announce that US healthcare providers –
including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, therapists and social workers
– can now watch Unrest and receive continuing education credits
through the American Medical Women's Association and Indiana
University School of Medicine, in partnership with #MEAction.

Healthcare providers can attend a live, continuing education event
screening of Unrest – at a theater, hospital, university, clinic or
community center – or register to watch Unrest online; watch a
10-minute video on the diagnosis & management of ME by Dr. David
Kaufman; take a short test; and receive 2.0 American Medical
Association PRA Category 1 Credits™.

We are so excited for the new way to use Unrest as a tool to educate
even more doctors and healthcare providers, and continue to raise
awareness about the realities of ME. Read on about our plans to
disseminate this new educational module and learn about how you can
help us get the word out!

The Unrest CE program is currently only available to medical providers
in the U.S. However, we would love to launch similar programs in other
countries around the world, and are currently working on accrediting
Unrest for CE in the UK and Australia. If you are interested in
learning how you can support these efforts, please email
[email protected].

1. Support #MEAction's 10-City medical education tour

The Time for Unrest campaign kicked off this tour with a packed
screening at Harvard Medical School in February. In March, we
transitioned the film campaign to #MEAction. Leveraging our staff and
network of volunteers, we want to bring the live event to ten more,
major medical schools, nursing schools, hospitals, and other leading
health institutions around the country in the next year, starting with
our screening at Stanford Medical School on November 15th. You can
support those efforts by making a donation to fund outreach and

Students, faculty, residents, and physicians gather for a Q&A after a
screening of Unrest at Harvard Medical School.


2. Host a medical education screening in your city

Bringing together medical providers for an in-person event is a
powerful way to educate them about ME. When you sign up to host a
medical education screening via #MEAction, you'll receive a fee waiver
code to publicly screen Unrest for free and a toolkit with soup to
nuts advice on outreach to your local medical community, sample
posters and graphics to promote your event, inclusion of your
screening on the Unrest website, and sharing of your event on Unrest
and #MEAction social media channels.

Host a CE Screening of Unrest

3. Ask your doctor to complete the course online

If you are unable to host a community screening, we encourage you to
reach out to your doctor or medical provider via email or in-person
(at your next appointment!), and ask them to complete the Unrest CE
course online.

Print out or email this flyer to let your doctor or medical provider
know about the Unrest CE program.

Share our one-pager on the diagnosis & management of ME
Is your doctor a science geek? You can also share this #MEAction's
summary of recent ME/CFS research

4. Join the organizing call

We will be hosting a call next Thursday, October 25th to talk about
the Unrest CE program, answer any questions about how to host a CE
Unrest screening, and discuss how to reach out to your medical
provider about completing the course online. Learn from experienced
screening organizers and brainstorm even more ways to get the word out
to the medical community!

Join the Call

One of the biggest challenges we face as a community is that so many
clinicians don't have the information they need to diagnose and treat
people with ME. Medical practitioners are required to complete CEs in
order to maintain their licenses. Continuing medical education is a
necessity for them and presents an opportunity for us. We're going to
work hard with our partner organization, the American Medical Women's
Association, to get the word out about this CE opportunity to national
and state medical associations across the country, and are so excited
about our ten city tour. But reaching medical providers in your local
community begins with you.

You have the power to change what clinicians will tell their patients
and colleagues, what they will teach in their classrooms, what they
will talk about around their dinner tables — to transform care. Now is
the time to educate our doctors and medical providers about ME.

* Feature photo by Cynthia Abatt. | Photo caption: Moderator Deborah
Becker, panelists Michael Van Elzakker, Mary Dimmock, Kiki Zeldes and
Lisa Hall, RN at a screening of Unrest in Arlington, MA, organized by
the Massachusetts ME/CFS & FM Association.


Categories: Actions, Featured actions, Uncategorized, United States

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