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Fibromyalgia and Sleep Disorders Scientific Conference

SALEM, Ore., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Fibromyalgia Research Association (NFRA) will present the Fibromyalgia and Sleep Disorders scientific conference October 2-4, 2008 in Portland, Oregon at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront.

"Clinical and research studies highlight the importance of unrefreshing sleep, fatigue and widespread pain as core problems in patients with fibromyalgia and related illnesses. This meeting, organized by the National Fibromyalgia Research Association (NFRA), will serve as the first major scientific and public meeting to highlight our current understanding of such problems and advances in their treatment," said Harvey Moldofsky, MD.

Fibromyalgia and Sleep Disorders is targeted towards primary care physicians, rheumatologists, nurses, and other clinicians treating chronic pain and sleep disorders. The conference offers 15+ CE/CME hours to physicians and allied healthcare professionals.

"The association of sleep dysfunction with fibromyalgia by Dr. Harvey Moldofsky in the mid-1970s was largely responsible for the subsequent systematic study of fibromyalgia. Over the last quarter century this research has led to the contemporary paradigm of fibromyalgia as being a disorder associated with maladaptive functioning of the central nervous system. We've learned much about sleep, pain, stress, and fatigue pathways. This conference provides a tremendous opportunity for practitioners to review what has been discovered and learn how to apply the information to improve the quality of life for their fibromyalgia patients," said Robert M. Bennett, MD.

An international faculty including Moldfosky and Bennett, as well as other noted fibromyalgia and sleep researchers and clinicians including I. Jon Russell, MD, PhD, George Chrousos, MD, Jerome Siegel, PhD, and Manuel Martinez-Lavin, MD will present an expansive 2-day curriculum. The course offerings will include the interaction of sleep, pain, and mood; the pathophysiology of sleep as related to fibromyalgia; polysomnography; maladaptive brain plasticity in fibromyalgia, and sleep and the autonomic nervous system. The full conference agenda can be found on

Shanda Shribbs, Executive Director of the NFRA affirmed, "fibromyalgia has been as frustrating for physicians as it is for patients. Tremendous research efforts have led to many more alternatives for gaining control of this chronic illness. The Fibromyalgia and Sleep Disorders scientific conference is a good way for practitioners to learn new options. Attendees will leave the conference with renewed enthusiasm, the tools to provide better treatment for their fibromyalgia patients, and the belief that they can help their patients attain a better quality of life."

The scientific conference will provide opportunities for commercial support such as exhibits, and satellite symposia. Additionally, a Call-for-Abstracts was issued last month.

Organizations, corporations, and media interested in partnership or sponsorship opportunities are asked to contact Shanda Shribbs at Registration is through NFRA's website, Fibromyalgia and Sleep is jointly sponsored by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, the National Fibromyalgia Research Association, and Medical Education Trust.

About NFRA

The National Fibromyalgia Research Association (NFRA) is dedicated to furthering physician education and finding a cure for fibromyalgia. NFRA has consistently built on this premise in an effort to raise public, medical, and governmental awareness. NFRA was founded in 1992 by Jack Scott, and has funded $1.6 million dollars towards these goals. Visit for more information.

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