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Chiropractic Foundation And National Fibromyalgia Association Collaborate At Chronic Pain Conference
Tuesday 15 September 2015
Foundation for Chiropractic Progress And National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association Collaborate At Chronic Pain Conference
The National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association (NFMCPA) and the International Myopain Society have collaborated to create the Inaugural Treating and Preventing (TAP) Chronic Pain Conference to be held October 8 – 10, 2015 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel in Arlington, Virginia. The conference has been designed to offer an outstanding two day program focused on educating both health professionals and people with fibromyalgia or other pain conditions in how to treat and prevent these conditions, and providing helpful resources, scientific research and treatment options.
Also participating in the conference, representing the chiropractic profession, will be the not-for-profit Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP), an organization dedicated to raising awareness about the value of chiropractic care.
F4CP executive vice president Kristine Dowell will be one of some 40 roundtable participants representing government, regulatory and private sectors who will address fibromyalgia and chronic pain. Ms. Dowell, whose mission at the conference will be to advocate the valuable role chiropractic and integrative care can play for for chronic pain patients, says “F4CP is honored to be invited to this important event, and we look forward to close collaboration with the NFMCPA and the IMS in fulfilling their mission to bring effective treatment options to patients.”
“The NFMCPA and IMS teamed up to design a two-day program for patients and health care professionals to learn about scientific research, educational resources and beneficial treatment therapies including chiropractic care which provides services for over 200,000 constituents and connects with more than 135,000 Facebook fans,” says NFMCPA founder and president Jan Chambers.” During the roundtable discussion, we look forward to experts sharing current science about fibromyalgia from different fields to develop collaborative efforts in finding effective treatments for the more than 10 million people who suffer with this life-altering and debilitating condition.”
Nationally, the NFMCPA advocates for expanded access to better care for people with fibromyalgia in traditional as well as integrative, non-invasive clinical settings. Ms. Chambers received the 2015 Unsung Hero award from Gruenthal for her international advocacy work in the chronic pain field. The Unsung Hero Award is given to an individual who has made significant contributions to advance social awareness of pain and suffering for persons living with chronic pain. Criteria for the award are: relevance, impact, innovation, scope of outreach and commitment related to pain awareness, improvements and advancements in pain policies, such as Ms. Chambers’ promotion of development and recruitment of other organizations to the Consumer Pain Advocacy Task Force (CPATF) and support of the National Pain Strategy project The NFMCPA strongly supports implementation of the National Pain Strategy to advance research and insurance coverage for effective chronic pain treatments.
The IMS is a nonprofit, interdisciplinary organization that includes research scientists, physicians, dentists, and other health care professionals, interested in exchanging ideas, conducting research, or learning more about prevention and care of chronic pain from musculoskeletal conditions such as myofascial pain, fibromyalgia and other disorders.
“We look forward to collaborating with the NFMCPA and the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress in an effort to educate the medical and patient communities about integrative approaches to treating chronic pain conditions, says IMS President Dr. James Fricton.
The program is specifically designed to educate health care professionals about how to prevent chronic pain; how to identify and treat myofascial pain and how to incorporate integrative medicine into treatment regimens for fibromyalgia and chronic pain patients. For people affected by these conditions the TAP Conference is an opportunity to learn more about science, integrative medicine and self-management of fibromyalgia and chronic pain. On a social level the conference offers opportunities for both health professionals and patients to converse about these topics and to learn from experts in this field of medicine.
The conference kicks-off with the President’s Reception on the evening of Thursday, October 8, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The reception will offer TAP attendees the chance to re-connect with friends, meet conference speakers, and begin this valuable learning and sharing experience.
Conference highlights include a Keynote Address by Daniel Clauw, MD, a Professor of Anesthesiology, Medicine (Rheumatology) and Psychiatry at the University of Michigan, who also serves as Director of the Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center. Dr. Clauw is a world renowned fibromyalgia and chronic pain researcher. He will talk about the state of fibromyalgia and chronic pain research and discuss its implications for patients and health professionals.
Speaker at a Friday Night Dinner is Dr. Lynn Webster, MD, vice president of Scientific Affairs of PRA Health Sciences, past president of the American Academy of Pain Medicine, and author of the Painful Truth — an intimate collection of stories about people living with disabling pain, their attempts to heal, and the challenges that we collectively face in helping them live meaningful lives. As a physician who has treated people with chronic pain for more than thirty years, Dr. Webster reveals the difficulties that patients face in dealing with chronic pain in a society that is often shamefully prejudiced against those who are most in need of our empathy, and will share shares how such biases also affect medical professionals who treat patients with chronic pain.
Topics addressed in presentations and workshops at the TAP Chronic Pain Conference will include:
Chronic Pain Self-Management:
Sleep And Fibromyalgia:
Cervical Spinal Cord Compression:
The Significance Of Myofascial Pain:
Unintended Consequences of Hydrocodone Rescheduling:
Small Fiber Neuropathy in Fibromyalgia
Preventing Chronic Pain Campaign
Saturday afternoon is reserved for a variety of workshops delving further into the topics listed above and giving health professionals opportunities to learn about:
More information on the People’s Campaign for Preventing Chronic Pain is available at:
You can register for the TAP Chronic Pain Conference and sign up for Saturday afternoon workshops at;
Tickets are $295.00.
Hotel reservations can be booked by calling the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, 1700 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Arlington, VA at 1-877-212-5752 Ask for the TAP Chronic Pain Conference room rate of $135.00 per night plus taxes. You can also make reservations online at: https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=13933532
The above originally appeared here.
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