The National Fibromyalgia Partnership Presents
Facing the Future
A quality educational program for patients and their families. Medical and legal professionals are also welcome.
May 3-5, 2002
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)
(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 )
(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.