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Continuing Medical Education Meeting on Thermology pawleyj 1/21/2011
An international panel of renowned medical professors and physicians will present at an innovative CME program at the Annual Meeting of the South Carolina Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, held in cooperation with the annual meeting of the South Carolina Medical Association. This meeting will be held on April 30, 2011 at the Hyatt Hotel in Greenville, South Carolina. This has been designated by the South Carolina Medical Association for 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

The meeting will focus on a challenging area of medicine, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, sometimes referred to as RSD, and Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome, often called CRPS.
Medical personnel will discuss a number of topics, including how Medical Thermology can aid in the treatment and diagnosis of patients, improvement of physician knowledge of the guidelines for clinical diagnosis and novel treatment options for patients with CPRS/RSD. Putting together an international panel of experts for a CME in the United States on CRPS/RSD is a major milestone for patients seeking treatment of these disorders. It is anticipated that through continuing education, patients being treated for RSD or CRPS will have improved outcomes.

RSD and CRPS are complex, unusual diseases that are often misunderstood by doctors, commonly misdiagnosed, under-diagnosed and incorrectly diagnosed. Incomplete treatment for this potentially progressive and debilitating pain syndrome can and does occur. With no single definitive test available to prove or disprove a diagnosis of Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome, increased education, including detailed understanding of the symptoms, is crucial. Medical Infrared Thermography is uniquely suited to objectively measure and map the skin temperature changes that occur in CRPS, especially RSD and its variants. CME that brings clarity to thermal imaging results will help the physician community better understand, diagnose and treat this disorder.

The panel will include: Robert Schwartz , MD of Greenville, SC, Marcos Brioschi, MD, of Brazil; Ho-Yeol Zhang, MD of Korea; Hisashi Uruki, MD, of Japan; Kamayni Agarwal, MD, of Germany; Ashish Shanbhag, MD of Spartanburg, SC; Kurt Heitman of Greenville, SC and Srini Govindan, MD of West Virginia.

Physicians, medical professors and other health care specialists can register for this Continuing Medical Education (CME) Program or obtain more information about the program by visiting,or or by calling 864-235-1834 or email at


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