3rd Annual FMS/CFS/GWS Awareness Day Mini Conference
May 9, 2003
The Memorial Hospital West Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Empowerment Group, in conjunction with P.A.N.D.O.R.A., Inc. - Patient Alliance for Neuroendocrineimmune Disorders Organization for Research & Advocacy, proudly present and Well-come© you to the 3rd Annual FMS/CFS/GWS Awareness Day Mini Conference. We are thrilled to have such distinguished guest speakers today. We hope you will leave with empowering knowledge to put you on your “PERSONAL BEST” pathway to wellness. Get ready for an enriching day!
8:30 – 8:45 AM PRE REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST – Door Prizes
8:45 – 9:00 AM OPENING SESSION & WELL-COME© PRESENTATION –
INVOCATION - Rabbi Ivan Wachmann-Temple Sholom, Pompano Beach, Florida – Well-come© by Marly McKibben, P.A.N.D.O.R.A., INC & Board Members present & Dawn Broksch, Registered Physical Therapist-Rehab & Fitness Center, Memorial Hospital West.
9:00–9:35 AM: Alan Ruback, Esquire – Social Security Disability Attorney- Defending your Rights- Requirements for a Successful Social Security Disability Claim
9:35–10:00 AM: Mary-Catherine Segota, M.A., Researcher - University of Miami Behavioral Research Center, Miami, FL.- Cognitive Behavioral, Stress Management & Relaxation Training for individuals with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – S.M.A.R.T. Energy Project.
10:00-10:30 AM: Jodi Fischer, Esquire - ERISA & Private Disability Attorney- How to protect your ERISA & Private Disability Claims; Discussion on Special Needs Trust for Disabled Chronically Ill individuals
10:30-10:45 AM: Refreshment Break/Exhibits/Stretch with Music/Door Prizes
10:45-11:00 AM: Bernard Burton, D.C., CCN, CCSP.- Holistic/functional approach to treatment using Chiropractic, Nutrition, Acupuncture, Craniopathy & Applied Kinesiology
11:00-11:15 AM: Rasha Lawrence (nee Mohammad), M.D.- Senior Researcher, University of Miami/VA Hospital – Review of FM & CFS Case Definitions – Status of Erythropoietin (Procrit) Study
11:15-12:00 (Noon): Nancy Klimas, M.D.- Professor, University Of Miami / VA Hospital-School of Medicine CFS/CFIDS- What We Know, What We Need to Know & How to Get There.
12:00 - 12:15 PM: Refreshment Break/Exhibits/Stretch with Music/Place your questions on basket
12:15 -1:15 PM: PANEL DISCUSSION
--Robert Keller, M.D., Immunologist – Chief Medical & Research Director of Biodoron, Hollywood Florida – World renowned CFS & AIDS researcher
--Nancy Klimas, M.D., Immunologist, World Renowned CFS & AIDS Researcher –Professor, University of Miami School Of Medicine-CFS Center, Miami, Florida
--Bernard Burton, D.C., CCN., CCSP., Sunrise, Florida – Chiropractic Physician
--Jodie Fischer, Esquire – ERISA & Private Disability Attorney
--Mary-Catherine Segotta, M.A., CFS SMART Energy Project Manager, University of Miami Behavioral Medicine Research Center, Miami, Florida
1:15 PM: FINAL DOOR PRIZES FROM THE CONFERENCE SURVEY BASKET
For more information, please call 954-629-0976.