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TAP Chronic Pain Conference

Treating and Preventing Chronic Pain

October 8 – 10, 2015

Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel in Arlington, VA

 

For People with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain and

Health Professionals Interested in Learning how to

Treat and Prevent these Conditions

 

Brought to You By: National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association

And International Myopain Society

“Working Together We Make a Difference”

 

The National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association and the International Myopain Society have collaborated to create this Inaugural TAP Chronic Pain Conference. It has been designed to offer an outstanding two day program focused on educating both health professionals and people with fibromyalgia or other pain conditions regarding helpful resources, scientific research and treatment options.

The program is specifically designed to educate health care professionals about how to prevent chronic pain; how to identify and treat myofascial pain and how to incorporate integrative medicine into treatment regimens for fibromyalgia and chronic pain patients. For people affected by these conditions the TAP Conference is an opportunity to learn more about science, integrative medicine and self-management of fibromyalgia and chronic pain. On a social level the conference offers opportunities for both health professionals and patients to converse about these topics and to learn from experts in this field of medicine.

 

                                                                                                                              

 

 

 

President’s Reception, October 8

This two-day conference kicks-off with the President’s Reception on the evening of Thursday, October 8, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The reception will offer TAP attendees the chance to re-connect with friends, meet conference speakers, and begin this valuable learning and sharing experience.

 

International Myopain Society President, James Fricton, DDS, MSInternational Myopain Society President, James Fricton, DDS, MS: Meet Dr. Fricton, Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota, Senior Researcher at Health Partners Institute for Education and Research, and Pain Specialist, at the Minnesota Head and Neck Pain Clinic. Besides being the current President of the International Myopain Society, he has been on the board of the American Pain Society and American Academy of Orofacial Pain. He is an avid researcher, teacher, and author. He created the Preventing Chronic Pain – A Human Systems Approach: A Massive Open Online Course which is a University of Minnesota MOOC education offering through Coursera.

 

 

 

National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain President, Jan ChambersNational Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain President, Jan Chambers: Meet Jan Chambers who advocates for fibromyalgia and chronic pain, is editor-in-chief of the Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain LIFE magazine and who sits on a variety of national pain advocacy committees where she is a voice for people with fibromyalgia and chronic pain. The NFMCPA boasts more than 100,000 constituents and 125,000 FaceBook Fans.

 

 

 

 

 Conference highlights include:

 

Daniel Clauw, MDKey Note Address: Daniel Clauw, MD, a Professor of Anesthesiology, Medicine (Rheumatology) and Psychiatry at the University of Michigan. He serves as Director of the Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center. Dr. Clauw is a world renowned fibromyalgia and chronic pain researcher. He will talk about the state of fibromyalgia and chronic pain research and discuss its implications for patients and health professionals.

 

 

 

 

 

Lynn Webster, MD Friday Night Dinner: Lynn Webster, MD is the vice president of Scientific Affairs of PRA Health The Painful TruthSciences and past president of the American Academy of Pain Medicine. He is the author of the Painful Truth His which is intimate collection of stories about people living with disabling pain, their attempts to heal, and the challenges that we collectively face in helping them live meaningful lives. As a physician who has treated people with chronic pain for more than thirty years, Dr. Webster reveals the difficulties that patients face in dealing with chronic pain in a society that is often shamefully prejudiced against those who are most in need of our empathy. He shares how such biases also affect medical professionals who treat patients with chronic pain

 

Conference Benefits:

TAP Chronic Pain Conference health care professional educational opportunities include:

  1. Self-management : One area lacking in treating chronic pain and fibromyalgia symptoms is the lack of knowledge by HCPs regarding self-management approaches of treatment for these conditions. The Conference program offers several presentations regarding this information which will identify different self-management approaches for clinicians to share with patients.
  2. Integrative medicine: Many clinicians know that integrative medicine paired with an interdisciplinary approach to fibromyalgia and chronic pain symptom management has been shown to be an important component in successful treatment protocols for these patients. But, clinicians do not know how to incorporate these treatments into a successful treatment regimen for patients. There are several presentations regarding these elements, including cognitive behavior therapy, mindfulness, myofascial pain therapies, yoga, occupational therapy approaches and physical therapy treatments.
  3. Sleep and fibromyalgia: One of the least known avenues in helping people with fibromyalgia for general practice clinicians is what to do about sleep issues in these patients. In fibromyalgia symptomology, sleep anomalies including sleep apnea and lack of stage IV sleep have been shown to be relevant to the development and perpetuation of symptoms. A recent published study has revealed the possibility of a diagnostic pattern of sleep patterns for fibromyalgia patients. This presentation will address how the lack of sleep and sleep apnea can promote autonomic arousal and how doctors can help their patients by prescribing sleep labs in order to clearly identify specific sleep disorders that can then be treated.
  4. Cervical spinal cord compression: Published studies have shown that 80% of patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia also have cervical spinal cord compression, which is generally unknown by most clinicians. This is an issue because fibromyalgia symptoms are so similar to those caused by cervical spinal stenosis, most clinicians never think about pursuing the cause for these neurological abnormalities in tis patient group. A new MRI positional cervical cord compression protocol has been developed that more easily identifies this issue. This has resulted in an effective physical therapy program for these patients. There will be presentations and workshops addressing these issues.
  5. The significance of myofascial pain: 100% of fibromyalgia patients and a large percentage of chronic pain patients also suffer with myofascial pain. Because so little is generally known about myfascial pain and relevant treatment protocols, most clinicians miss this diagnosis. It has been shown that by addressing myofascial pain including trigger point release a significant benefit can be obtained for the patient. Several presentations will cover how to identify myofascial pain and treatments. Including myofascial pain self-management techniques.
  6. Unintended Consequences of Hydrocodone Rescheduling : Because of DEA and FDA regulations, patients who should have the right to opioid prescription medications are being denied adequate pain control for their chronic pain conditions. A presentation will be made regarding responses of a patient survey completed by 7900 people about this issue and the rise in suicidal ideation caused by unaddressed withdrawal symptoms and increased pain.
  7. Small Fiber Neuropathy in Fibromyalgia: Researcher, Dr. Frank Rice, will share his work with health care professionals including updates regarding ongoing research in this area of science.
  8. Preventing Chronic Pain Campaign: The idea of preventing chronic pain is new and most clinicians do not know where to begin in addressing this issue. The University of Minnesota’s Preventing Chronic Pain Campaign educates practitioners regarding the steps necessary to solve this problem. Dr. James Fricton, will share information from his course on this subject.

 

Workshops: Saturday afternoon is reserved for a variety of workshops delving further into the topics listed above and giving health professionals opportunities to learn about:

  • Hands-on techniques in myofascial release
  • Trigger point imaging before and after treatment
  • Positional cervical cord compression physical therapy techniques
  • A non-invasive rehabilitation program for people with fibromyalgia
    • The MindfulHealth System: Using Online Personal Informatics to Reduce Symptoms in FM and Other Chronic Pain Conditions.
    • Preventing Chronic Pain Campaign: This workshop gives clinicians the initial information and tools they need to begin making changes in their approach to preventing chronic pain.

 

Registration:

So, don’t wait! Seating is limited and you don’t want to miss out on all this program has to offer. Register now for the TAP Chronic Pain Conference and to sign up for Saturday afternoon workshops. https://myopain.formstack.com/forms/untitled_form_1

 

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Hotel reservations

Make your hotel reservation by calling the Crystal Gateway Marriott:Hotel

 

Key Hotel Amenities Include:

-          Free airport shuttle

-          Fitness center

-          Indoor and Outdoor Pools with warm water Jacuzzi

-          Explore the entire Washington, D.C. area via the Metro which is connected to the hotel

-          Enjoy restaurants and shopping just steps away to underground amenities that are part of the Crystal City shopping center

-          Regan International Airport is just one mile from the hotel

-          Free wi-fi Internet service

TAP Chronic Pain Conference Program and Speakers Schedule

October 8-10, 2015 - Crystal Gateway Marriott – Arlington, VA

Thurs, Oct 8 Room Program

Speaker

12:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Grand Desk

Grand Ballroom Foyer

Conference Registration

 

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sky View President’s Reception

Invited Guests, Attendees, & Speakers

       

Fri, Oct 9

Room Program

Speaker

7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Grand Desk

Grand Ballroom Foyer

Conference Registration

 
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM

Salons

F, G, H, I & K

Continental Breakfast and Exhibits

 
8:30 AM – 8:45 AM

Salons

A, B, C, D & E

Conference Welcome

-     IMS President – Jim Fricton, DDS, MS

-     NFMCPA President – Jan Chambers

8:45 AM – 9:15 AM

Salons

A, B, C, D & E

Conference Key Note Address

-     Dan Clauw, MD

9:15 AM – 9:30 AM

Salons

A, B, C, D & E

Affordable Care Act

Report on Implications of Affordable Care Act Section 2706, Integrative Medicine

-   Alyssa Worstrel, Executive Director, Integrative Healthcare Policy Consortium

9:30 AM – 10:45 AM

Salons

A, B, C, D & E

The NFMCPA Hydrocodone Rescheduling Survey and the Benefits of Marijuana in the Treatment of Chronic Pain

  • NFMCPA Hydrocodone Rescheduling: The First 100 Day Survey Results
  • Marijuana for Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain

Q&A Panel

-               - Lynn Webster, MD

 

 

 

 

Speaker and Audience

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM

Salons

F, G, H, I & K

Break and Exhibits

Exhibit Hall

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Salons

A, B, C, D & E

Sleep, the Neck and Autonomic Arousal

  • Polysomnography with Quantitative EEG in Patients with and without Fibromyalgia.
  • CP3 – Positional Cervical Cord Compression, MRI & PT
  • FPS: A Proven Non-Invasive Rehabilitation Program for People with FM

Q&A Panel

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-   Victor Rosenfeld, MD

-     Andrew Holman, MD

-     Cory Kingston, DC

 

Speakers and Audience

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Exhibits Salons

F, G, H, I & K

Lunch and Exhibits

 

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Salons

A, B, C, D & E

Integrative Medicine

  • Myofascial Pain
  • Mindfulness, CBT and Symptom Reduction: What Works

Q&A Panel

-     Jim Fricton, DDS, MS

-     William Collinge, PhD

Speakers and Audience

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM

Exhibits Salons

F, G, H, I & K

Break and Exhibits

 

3:15 PM – 4:30 PM

Salons

A, B, C, D & E

Self-Management

  • Yoga and Mindful Movement
  • Occupational Therapy – Tips to Live Better
  • Myofascial pain self-management

Q&A Panel

     

 

-  Kim Jones, FNP, PhD

-     Barbara Kornblau, JD, OTR

-     Mary Biancalana MS. Edu, CMTPT, LMT, Cert Per Trainer

Speakers and Audience

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Exhibits Salons

F, G, H, I & K

Exhibits

 
6:00 PM – 6:30 PM  

Social

 
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM  

Dinner and Speaker

The Painful Truth

Lynn Webster, MD

 

Sat, Oct 10

Room Program

Speaker

7:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Grand Desk

Grand Ballroom Foyer

Conference Registration

 
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM

Exhibits Salons

F, G, H, I & K

Continental Breakfast and Exhibits

 
8:30 AM – 8:45 AM

Salons

A, B, C, D & E

Conference Welcome

-     IMS President – James Fricton, DDS, MS

-     NFMCPA President – Jan Chambers

8:45 AM-9:30 AM

Salons

A, B, C, D & E

Small Fiber Neuropathy

Q&A

-   Frank Rice, PhD

Speaker and Audience

9:30 AM –10:15 AM

Salons

A, B, C, D & E

Myofascial Medicine: Where we are and where we should go

Q&A

-     Michael Sorrell, MD

Speaker and Audience

10:15 AM–10:30 AM

Exhibits Salons

F, G, H, I & K

Break and Exhibits

 
10:30 AM–11:15 AM

Salons

A, B, C, D & E

Trigger Point Imaging

Q&A

-     Wolfgang Bauermeister, MD, PhD

Speaker and Audience

11:15 AM –12:00 PM

Salons

A, B, C, D & E

Preventing Chronic Pain Campaign

Q&A

- James Fricton, DDS, MS

Speaker and Audience

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Exhibits Salons

F, G, H, I, & K

Lunch and Exhibits

 
1:00 PM – 5:15 PM  

Workshops – See Schedule

 
5:15 PM  

Conference closes

 

See Workshop Schedule Below

October, 10 - Saturday Afternoon Workshops

Salons A & B will have live streaming video broadcasts

Time Room Title Presenter
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Salons A & B FPS:   A Proven Non-Invasive Rehabilitation Program for People with FM Cory Kingston, DC
3:00 PM –3:15 PM Salons A & B

Break

 
3:15 PM – 5:15 PM Salons A & B Trigger Point Imaging Before & After Treatment Wolfgang Bauermeister, MD, PhD
 

Salon C will have videotaping of sessions

Time Room Title Presenter
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Salon C PC3 – Positional Cervical Cord Compression Physical Therapy Program, including MRI positioning information

Andrew Holman, MD

Sue Horton, PT

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM Salon C

Break

 
3:15 PM - 4:10 PM Salon C

Preventing Chronic Pain Campaign an Online Educational Program for both HCPs and patients.

James Fricton, DDS, MS
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM Salon C Myofascial Pain Self-Management Mary   Biancalana MS. Edu, CMTPT, LMT, Cert Per Trainer
 

Salon D

Time Room Title Presenter
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Salon D

The MindfulHealth System: Using Personal Health Informatics to Reduce Symptoms in FM and Other Chronic Pain Conditions

William Collinge, PhD
2:10 PM - 3:00 PM Salon D Optimizing Exercise and Nutrition to Reduce Chronic Pain

Kim Jones, FNP, PhD

Kathleen Holton, PhD

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM Salon D

Break

3:15 PM - 4:10 PM Salon D Beauty Care & Liking Who Your See in the Mirror Rachel Perrin, member of the NFMCPA Leaders Against Pain Network
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM Salon D

Reasonable Accommodation: Your Keys to Participating in Your Community - ADA Regulations

Barbara Kornblau, JD, OT
 

Salon E

Time Room Title Presenter
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Salon E Optimizing Exercise and Nutrition to Reduce Chronic Pain

Kim Jones, FNP, PhD

Kathleen Holton, PhD

2:10 PM – 3:00 PM Salon E

Reasonable Accommodation: Your Keys to Participating in Your Community - ADA Regulations

Barbara Kornblau, JD, OT
3:00 PM – 3:15 PM Salon E

Break

3:15 PM – 4:10 PM Salon E

The MindfulHealth System: Using Personal Health Informatics to Reduce Symptoms in FM and Other Chronic Pain Conditions

William Collinge, PhD
4:15 PM – 5:15 PM Salon E Why Does Mommy Hurt? Helping Children Cope with the Challenges of Having a Caregiver with Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, or Autoimmune Disease Elizabeth Christy, Author