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Small Myopain 2017


Hosted by the International Myopain Society
and RECOUP Research and Education Foundation
Patients and Caregivers Welcome!

Through research in the field of muscle pain is growing rapidly, most of the theories regarding pathophysiology are still not well explained and debatable. This world congress is aimed to review the current basic science research, mechanisms, laboratory findings supporting the theories, human and animal experiment models, assessment and clinical applications, treatment modalities and prognosis of muscle pain. This aim will be accomplished by exploring and elucidating the mechanisms in muscle pain, various muscle nociceptors and their properties, sensitization at different levels, animal studies and human experimental studies, sequelae in brain due to chronicity, assessment and effective treatment of muscle pain. It would provide a much-needed platform for basic science researchers and practicing clinicians to share the current research about muscle pain, eventually leading to improved clinical outcomes in patients with muscle pain.

Special patient and caregiver speakers include the following experts:

Jan chanmbersjpgJan Chambers, President of the National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association, IMS Board Member

Meet and hear Jan's personal story of rising above the impact of fibromyalgia (FM) and creating the NFMCPA which boasts more than 100,000 constituents and 150,000 Facebook fans. Jan advocates on behalf of people living with FM and chronic pain at the national level, helping to positively influence government officials and the National Institutes of Health concerning scientific research and healthcare issues affecting people's lives who suffer with chronic pain and illness. Jan will participate in the conference patient/caregiver education presentations and the post-meeting, all day workshop, Personalized Activated Care and Training (PACT) program. This workshop is designed specifically for people with fibromyalgia, myofascial pain and other chronic pain conditions. As part of the Congress Patients and Caregivers registration fee, participants will receive a PACT pain toolkit (a $100 value).


JimJim Fricton, DDS, MS, IMS President and Professor Ermerritis University of Minnesota and Congress Key Note Speaker, and creator of Preventing Chronic Pain and Addiction

Dr. Fricton had post -doctoral pain training at UCLA and devoted his career to patient care and research in temporomandibular and orofacial pain disorders. He completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and post-graduate studies in computer science from the University of Iowa, and he completed a Master's Degree in Oral Biology at UCLA School of Dentistry and an Anesthesiology Pain Management Residency at UCLA Medical Center. After his research and clinical training at UCLA, he joined the faculty at the University of Minnesota. Currently, Dr. Fricton is a Professor Emeritus at the UM Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, and Public Health and senior Researcher with HealthPartners Institute for Education and Research. He has published and lectured extensively and has authored several books. He will share his on-line Preventing Chronic Pain and Addiction program at this year's Myopain Congress, introducing transformative care and how it can help people live better quality lives with chronic pain.


ginevraGinevra Liptan, MD. Founder and Medical Director of The Frida Center for Fibromyalgia

Dr. Liptan, is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and board-certified in internal medicine. Formerly an associate professor at Oregon Health and Science University, she is founder and medical director of The Frida Center for Fibromyalgia, a fibromyalgia specialty clinic in Portland, USA. Dr. Liptan received a Gerlinger Foundation Research Award to study myofascial release for fibromyalgia, with results published in Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, and has also published articles in peer-reviewed medical journals about fibromyalgia exercise and self-management strategies. She is the author of The FibroManual: A Complete Fibromyalgia Treatment Guide for You and Your Doctor (Ballantine Books 2016).


Dr. Ablin

Jacob N. Ablin, MD, Department director and Senior Physician, Internal Medicine and Rheumatology, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Dr. Ablin graduated from Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University and did his residency in Internal Medicine at Hadassha, Mt Scopus Hospital, Jerusalem. He further trained in Rheumatology at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center. Dr. Ablin is a member of the Israeli Associations of Internal Medicine and Rheumatology and is a recognized expert in fibromyalgia. He has numerous fibromyalgia publications in a variety of medical journals. 




Rae Marie Gleason, Executive Director International Myopain Society, Education Program Director, Inmedix

Rae began her fibromyalgia/chronic pain career in Salem, Oregon in 1992 at about the same time as the creation of the IMS. She worked with Salem area businessman, Jack Scott, to create the National Fibromyalgia Research Association and was its Executive Director for 14 years. She held the same position with the National Fibromyalgia Association and is the Medical Education and Research Director for the National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association. She helped promote the IMS and distributed the Journal of Musculoskelatal Pain and IMS World Congress information at national medical meetings. While at the NFRA she held five international fibromyalgia research symposiums helping to broaden the base of scientific research, and she helped secure the first NIH fibromyalgia RFA.


We hope you can join us in Bangalore and have the opportunity to learn about fibromyalgia and myofascial pain from world renowned experts in this field. Please visit for a full Congress overview and registration information.  Learn more about the 30+ presenters at the 10th Myopain World Congress.