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Practicing Clinicians Exchange Forms Partnership With National Fibromyalgia Association
Date:2/25/2009

s growing segment of primary care clinicians," said Matallana.

"PCE has the unique ability to develop educational content for NPs and PAs. This collaboration with the NFA will strengthen the ability of these clinicians to care for patients with fibromyalgia and lead to improved clinical outcomes," said Mary D. Knudtson, DNSc, NP, FAAN, a nurse practitioner from Irvine, California, and a frequent moderator of PCE symposia.

"The NFA and PCE are ideal partners for this educational initiative," said Bradley Mock of PCE. "The central mission of the NFA is to improve quality of life of patients with fibromyalgia, and PCE plans to accomplish this through educating the country's growing ranks of NPs and PAs. NPs and PAs are cost-effective and highly trained members of the healthcare team and are a critical part of the solution to our nation's healthcare crisis. We are very excited about this partnership and our ability to reach NPs and PAs with outcomes-based education that will impact the care of patients who suffer from this condition."

About the National Fibromyalgia Association: The NFA, headquartered in Orange County, Calif., is the largest 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing and decreasing the burden of fibromyalgia through education, research, and patient advocacy. The NFA leads a national and international effort to create a voice for providers, researchers, and patients who deal with fibromyalgia by developing and supporting educational activities, awareness events, fibromyalgia research, media coverage, and facilitating increased collaboration efforts between patients and providers. The NFA philosophy is to help empower all stakeholders in fibromyalgia and provide them with a new level of hope for the future.

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