I just read this on a dear friends blog (you will find her at the Chronic Connection link on my sidebar), and I thought it was really important to pass along. If you go to www.fmaware.org, The National Fibromyalgia Association, you will find numerous links, info, magazine articles, and plenty more…. So if you are a FMS sufferer and haven’t yet been to this site, I encourage you to!!
FIBRO COLLABORATIVE WEBCAST
February 5, 2010
12:30 pm – 1:45 pm CST
The FibroCollaborative Roadmap for Change:
A Call to Action for Fibromyalgia
Please join the National Fibromyalgia Association in listening in to an important Webcast about how we can work together to help improve the lives of people affected by fibromyalgia.
The Webcast will unveil a new Call to Action for Fibromyalgia, a comprehensive roadmap designed to prioritize and address the unmet needs of fibromyalgia in the United States.
The Call to Action is a product of the FibroCollaborative Advocacy Working Group, a Pfizer initiative in collaboration with 16 medical/professional and advocacy organizations. The Group’s focus is to improve the health and well-being of people with fibromyalgia, one of the most common chronic, widespread pain conditions in the U.S.
The Webcast will also feature new topline results from a national landmark survey on primary care physicians’ attitudes and perceptions about fibro and how it may be impacting diagnosis and care.
Join us at http://fibrocollaborative.stream57.com/february5 on February 5 for the live Webcast, which is streaming from the American Academy of Pain Medicine Annual Meeting:
Some of the Prominent Speakers include:
Daniel Clauw, MD, Director, Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center, The University of Michigan
Lynne Matallana, President and Founder, National Fibroymalgia Association
Bill McCarberg, MD, Founder and Attending Physician, Chronic Pain Management Program, Southern California Kaiser Permanente Medical Center
Registration information and questions for Webcast speakers should be sent to Anna Khersonsky (akhersonsky@chandlerchiccocompanies) in advance of the Webcast. We will be accepting questions during the Webcast as well.
ACCESSING THE FIBROCOLLABORATIVE WEBCAST
The Webcast can be accessed by visiting http://fibrocollaborative.stream57.com/february5.
Participants can test their connection speed at this link: http://test.stream57.com
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ABOUT THE FIBROCOLLABORATIVE
The FibroCollaborative brings together a diverse group of healthcare professionals and patient advocacy organizations in an unprecedented effort to:
Define and prioritize the most urgent unmet needs for those affected by fibromyalgia
Focus initiatives/resources on fulfilling specific recommendations outlined in The FibroCollaborative Roadmap for Change: A Call to Action for Fibromyalgia. The FibroCollaborative is a collaborative initiative of Pfizer Inc.
FIBROCOLLABORATIVE CONTACT INFORMATION
Chandler Chicco Agency
Fibromyalgia is estimated to affect more than 5 million Americans. Despite its far-reaching and potentially debilitating impact, fibromyalgia is still misunderstood by many healthcare professionals and patients, leaving many undiagnosed and undermanaged.
Medical experts and patient advocates believe advancements made over the past decade in the understanding and treatment of fibromyalgia provide the foundation for raising awareness and improving recognition, diagnosis and management to improve health outcomes and patient satisfaction.
ABOUT NATIONAL FIBROMYALGIA ASSOCIATION
The National Fibromyalgia Association is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to develop and execute programs dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with fibromyalgia by increasing the awareness of the public, media, government and medical communities. www.FMaware.org
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