The Fibromyalgia and Sleep Disorders Scientific Conference<
The National Fibromyalgia Research Association (NFRA)
Thursday October 2 - Saturday, October 4, 2008
The Downtown Portland Waterfront Marriott, Portland, Oregon
The National Fibromyalgia Research Association (NFRA) is committed to developing timely and relevant education for healthcare providers treating fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). Despite recent media attention, FMS remains underdiagnosed and undertreated, with no standard management strategy in place.
More than 75% of fibromyalgia patients complain of sleep disturbances and fatigue. Current research suggests that nearly 50% of FMS patients suffer with intrusive alpha wave periods. Other research repots on the frequency of obstructive sleep apnea, upper airway resistance syndrome, insomnia, restless legs syndrome (RLS), and periodic limb movement syndrome (PLMS). These comorbidities increase the symptoms of pain and fatigue, negatively impacting quality of life.
Join your colleagues for this ground-breaking conference where the science of sleep is examined in relation to FMS and selected movement disorders.
After attending this conference, participants will be able to:
- Describe the syndromes, epidemiology, and pathogenesis of fibromyalgia
- Apply the principles of rational therapeutic selection to fibromyalgia-related pain
- Implement evidence-based best practices and clinical strategies for fibromyalgia
- Evaluate the relationship between fibromyalgia and insomnia
- Explain the impact of aging on the sleep/wake cycle
- Discuss common neurochemical pathways mediating the experience of pain and insomnia and describe treatment options based upon them
- Identify key aspects in history-taking to assess pain's impact on sleep, and integrate insomnia management into the treatment of pain
- Primary care physicians
- Sleep Specialists
- Register NOW!
||Look here for the electronic version of the Conference Invitation. See information about schedule, speakers and presentation titles.
|CALL FOR POSTERS
||Call for Clinical and Scientific Abstracts : To enrich attendee experience, we are offering an opportunity to share the latest information garnered from current research and clinical findings with practitioners who are on the frontline in the treatment of fibromyalgia, myofascial pain and sleep disorders.
||Exhibits will provide the opportunity for attendees to interact directly with vendors regarding services and products related to fibromyalgia, sleep and general needs of medical professionals. All buffets and breaks will be in the Exhibit Hall. The Hall is not open during plenary sessions.
|RENTING A CAR IN PORTLAND?
||Use the link below to rent through Enterprise Car Rental, a portion of the rental proceeds will go to the National Fibromyalgia Research Association for each car rented to attendees of the Fibromyalgia and Sleep Disorders Conference.
Hotel:Portland Downtown Waterfront Marriott. $179/night plus tax. Rate guaranteed for Wed-Sat night, October 1-4. Call reservations directly at 800-546-9513 and ask for the fibromyalgia room block and rate.
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