In accordance with the National Fibromyalgia Research Association’s
mission statement to promote FMS education, NFRA has held five fibromyalgia researchers’ forums.
The Fibromyalgia and the Central Nervous System Symposiumtook place September 9 - 10, 2006 at the Salem Conference Center in Salem, Oregon.
The New and Future Directions in Fibromyalgia Pain Management meeting was held in Portland, Oregon on
August 7-8, 2004 at the Downtown Marriott.
The Neurology and New Treatment Modalities in Fibromyalgia symposium took place on
October 5-6, 2002, Portland, Oregon at the Benson Hotel.
Subgroups in Fibromyalgia symposium
was held in Portland, Oregon on September 26 and 27, 1999
at the Marriott City Center Hotel.
Fifteen researchers gathered to share their newest FM research
On September 14 and 15,
1997, twenty-two researchers congregated in Portland, Oregon at
the Hilton Hotel for the New Dimensions
in Fibromyalgia meeting.
Many fibromyalgia patient
advocate groups were represented at these seminars. Through newsletters
they shared the resulting information with their members. Other
invited guests included health care professionals.
National Fibromyalgia Research Association
|| Co-Sponsored Meetings
On January 23-24, 1999 the National
Fibromyalgia Research Association co-sponsored with
Presbyterian HealthCare and neurosurgeon, Dr. Michael
Rosner, the New
Concepts of Chiari Malformation and Cervical Stenosis
symposium in Charlotte, North Carolina. Presenters included:
Michael Rosner, neurosurgeon, Charlotte, North Carolina
Dan Heffez, neurosurgeon, Chicago Institute of Neurosurgery
Thomas Milhorat, neurosurgeon, State University
of New York at Brooklyn
I. Jon Russell, rheumatologist, The University of
Texas at San Antonio
Roger Kula, neurologist from Long Island College
On June 26, 1998, the National
Fibromyalgia Research Association, in conjunction with
the Chicago Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroresearch
and neurosurgeon, Dr. Dan Heffez, co-sponsored the Fibromyalgia
and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Are These Treatable Neurological
Disorders meeting in Chicago.
patient advocates and health care professionals made
up the audiences for both of these meetings.