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Understanding Musculoskeletal Pain: Focus on Fibromyalgia

Rheumatologist Dr. Terence W. Starz discusses the causes, symptoms, and treatments of pain associated with fibromyalgia. This presentation was part of UPMC’s Update in Internal Medicine 2010: Evidence-Based Approaches to Common Medical Problems.

Target Audience: Rheumatologists, general practitioners

Educational Objectives

Following this course, participants will be able to:

  • Articulate current concepts in the pathophysiology of fibromyalgia
  • Describe the clinical manifestations of fibromyalgia
  • Review the evidence-based treatment modalities for fibromyalgia

Faculty Disclosure

Dr. Starz has no relevant relationships with proprietary entities producing health care goods or services.

All presenters disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above.  No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.075) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 0.75 hours.

Release Date 4/12/2011 | Review Date 10/5/2015 | Expiration Date 1/16/2018



Terence W. Starz, MD

Terence W. Starz, MD University of Pittsburgh Physicians
Arthritis and Internal Medicine Associates-UPMC
Office Address(es):
3500 Fifth Avenue, 4th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: (412) 682-2434
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