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Fibromyalgia: Facing the Future conference

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By • www.ProHealth.com • May 5, 2002





The National Fibromyalgia Partnership Presents


Fibromyalgia
:

 Facing the Future

A quality educational program for patients and their families. Medical and legal professionals are also welcome.



Orlando, Florida
May 3-5, 2002




Conference Registration Form and Information


Conference Speakers


Orlando Airport Marriott Reservation Request


Conference Agenda

Friday , May 3

(6:30-8:00 pm) CONFERENCE REGISTRATION BEGINS

(6:30-7:00 pm) RECEPTION

(7:00-8:30 PM) FIBROMYALGIA: BASIC INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS (An orientation session designed to provide the basics of fibromyalgia to newly diagnosed patients; however, all conference registrants are welcome)


Saturday, May 4

(7:30 am) REGISTRATION DESK OPENS

(8:30 am) WELCOME

(8:35-9:20 am) ROLAND STAUD, M.D.
University of Florida College of Medicine (Gainesville, FL) Topic: Abnormal Central Pain Processing Mechanism in Patients with Fibromyalgia

(9:20-10:05 am) THOMAS ROMANO, M.D., PH.D.
Researcher/Rheumatologist (Wheeling, WV) Topic: Post- Traumatic Fibromyalgia: The Scope of the Problem and Practical Solutions

(10:05-10:30 am) BREAK (Door prizes awarded)

(10:30-11:15 am) JANE OLSON, PH.D.
Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH) Topic: The Genetics of Fibromyalgia: The Fibromyalgia Family Study

(11:15 am-Noon) GARTH NICOLSON, PH.D.
The Institute for Molecular Medicine (Huntington Beach, CA) Topic: The Role of Intracellular Bacterial and Viral Infection in Fibromyalgia Syndrome: Diagnosis and Treatment

(Noon-1:30 pm) LUNCH

(1:30 - 2:15 pm) HENRY PETRILLO, D.O.
Florida Academy of Osteopathy & Florida Academy of Pain Management (Hudson, FL) Topic: The Osteopathic Management of Fibromyalgia

(2:15-3:00 pm) DEBORAH ROBERTS, L.M.T.
Physical Rehabilitation Specialist (Jensen Beach, FL) Topic: Structure vs. Function

(3:00-3:15 pm) BREAK (Door prizes awarded)

Breakout Sessions

(3:15 - 4:15 pm) SCOTT DAVIS, ESQ.
Attorney at Law (Phoenix, AZ) Topic: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue: Win Your Long-Term Disability Case and Send the Disability Insurance Company to Infinity and Beyond!


(3:15-4:15 pm) MEN WITH FIBROMYALGIA
An informal group discussion facilitated by Juan Mendoza and Marc Levy (NFP, Inc.)

(4:15-5:15 pm) ALISON LEVY, M.S.
Disability Program Specialist (Washington, DC) Topic: Working With Fibromyalgia

(4:15-5:15 pm) FIBROMYALGIA IN YOUNG PEOPLE An informal group discussion facilitated by Amy & William Roscoe (Falls Church, VA)

(3:15-5:15 pm) MARY ESSERT, B.A., ATRIC
Essert Associates (El Cerrito, CA) Topic: The Aquatic Management of Fibromyalgia. Will include pool instruction. You must pre-register for this popular workshop.

Sunday, May 5

(8:00-9:15 am) CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

(9:15-9:30 am) ANNOUNCEMENTS

(9:30-10:15 am) CAROL BURCKHARDT, R.N., PH.D. Oregon Health Sciences University (Portland, OR) Topic: Managing Fibromyalgia: Putting Quality Back Into Your Life

(10:15-11:00 am) MACARIO GIRALDO, PH.D.
Clinical Psychologist (Washington, DC) Topic: What Is the Meaning of Pain That Pain Does Not Understand? (An Interactive Presentation)

(11:00-11:45 am) THOMAS ROMANO, M.D., PH.D.
Topic: Perpetuating Factors in Fibromyalgia: How Alternative Is Alternative Therapy?

(11:45 am - Noon) BREAK (Door prizes awarded )

Breakout Sessions

(Noon-1:00 pm) SCOTT DAVIS, ESQ.
Topic: Stop Mickey Mousing Around With Social Security. Here's How To Win Your Disability Claim

(Noon -1:00 pm) COUPLES WORKSHOP
Managing A Healthy Relationship With Fibromyalgia. An informal group discussion facilitated by Marc & Alison Levy and Joe & Claudia Fisher (NFP, Inc.). Registrants are welcome to bring their spouses or significant others at no charge.

(Noon - 2:00 pm) MARY ESSERT, B.A., ATRIC
Topic: The Aquatic Management of Fibromyalgia (repeat of Saturday workshop) Will include pool instruction. You must pre-register for this popular workshop.



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