CARMICHAEL, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about the value of chiropractic care, is pleased to announce that it will represent the chiropractic profession at the first National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association (NFMCPA) and International Myopain Society’s (IMS) Treating and Preventing (TAP) Chronic Pain Conference, in Arlington, Virginia, October 8-10, 2015. Kristine Dowell, executive vice president, F4CP, will serve as one of 40 roundtable participants – spanning government, regulatory and private sectors addressing fibromyalgia and chronic pain – to express the valuable role of chiropractic and integrative care for patients.
“The NFMCPA and IMS teamed up to design a two-day program for patients and health care professionals to learn about scientific research, educational resources and beneficial treatment therapies – including chiropractic care,” says Jan Chambers, president of the NFMCPA, which provides services for over 200,000 constituents and connects with more than 135,000 Facebook fans. “During the roundtable discussion, we look forward to experts sharing current science about fibromyalgia from different fields to develop collaborative efforts in finding effective treatments for the more than 10 million people who suffer with this life-altering and debilitating condition.”
Nationally, the NFMCPA advocates for access to care for people with fibromyalgia in traditional as well as integrative, non-invasive clinical settings. Chambers received the Unsung Hero award from Gruenthal for her international advocacy work in the chronic pain field. The NFMCPA strongly supports the implementation of the National Pain Strategy to advance research and insurance coverage for effective chronic pain treatments.
Dowell adds,”F4CP is honored to be invited to this important event, and we look forward to close collaboration with the NFMCPA and the IMS in fulfilling their mission to bring effective treatment options to patients.”
The IMS is a nonprofit, interdisciplinary organization that includes research scientists, physicians, dentists, and other health care professionals, interested in exchanging ideas, conducting research, or learning more about prevention and care of chronic pain from musculoskeletal conditions such as myofascial pain, fibromyalgia and other disorders.
“We look forward to collaborating with the NFMCPA and the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress in an effort to educate the medical and patient communities about integrative approaches to treating chronic pain conditions,” says IMS President Dr. Jim Fricton.
About Foundation for Chiropractic Progress
A not-for-profit organization, the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress aims to inform and educate the general public about the many benefits associated with chiropractic care. To learn more about the Foundation, please visit us on the web at www.f4cp.com and www.yes2chiropractic.org or call 866-901-F4CP (3427).