Colorado Fibromyalgia Summit 2016

ColoradoSummit Day: Saturday, July 9th, 2016
FREE Main Seminar with Q&A (Open to All):  10:00 am – 11:30 am
Healthcare Professionals (Only) Lunch:  12:00 noon – 1:30 pm
Where:  Hotel Eleganté Conference & Event Center – 2886 South Circle Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Keynote Speaker: Melissa Congdon, MD, FAAP, Fibromyalgia Specialist
Summit Presented By: Fibromyalgia Recovery Foundation
Seminar Registration: Free. Register Here.
Healthcare Professionals (Only) Lunch: $25
For More Information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/colorado-fibromyalgia-summit-tickets-25067360149#tickets  and www.MelissaCongdonMD.com and www.FibromyalgiaTreatment.com

 

This Conference is for people who would like to know more about Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue or their multitude of symptoms and how to reverse them. Fibromyalgia can mimic many other conditions. The summit’s main seminar is FREE and open to all people. You are welcome to invite your friends and family members who are having chronic health issues. Learn what YOU can do to help them! There is HOPE!

Healthcare professionals are encouraged to attend the main seminar before transitioning over to the healthcare professional’s luncheon. This luncheon is for healthcare professionals only.  This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category I Credit™.

To understand more about this protocol watch the documentary “Fibromyalgia: Getting Our Lives Back — Success Stories on the Guaifenesin Protocol” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtPPoOBeXTM

 

Schedule:

9:00 – 10:00 AM           Registration

10:00 – 11:30 AM           FREE Main seminar with Q & A  (Open to all attendees including Healthcare Professionals)

12:00 – 1:30 PM             Healthcare Professionals (Only) Lunch – $25.00

Healthcare Professionals to include:

–  Medical Doctors
–  Doctors of Osteopathy
–  Nurses
–  Doctors of Chiropractic
–  Massage Therapists
–  Physical Therapists
–  Occupational Therapists

 

Dr. Melissa Congdon & Dr. St. Amand

Dr. Melissa Congdon &
Dr. St. Amand

Melissa Congdon, MD, FAA
Fibromyalgia Specialist from San Francisco, CA

Dr Congdon was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2008 after years of frequent migraines, neck and shoulder pain, dizziness, fatigue, and non-restorative sleep. Her symptoms were so severe she had to retire from her beloved pediatric practice. Happily, she found a combination of treatments that were so successful that she was able to return to practicing medicine at the end of 2009 — and chose to devote her time to the diagnosis, education, and treatment of fibromyalgia in children and adults.  To find out more about Dr. Congdon please go to www.melissacongdonmd.com

Seminar – Outline

Part 1:  Dr. Congdon’s personal fibromyalgia story  

  • Slowly worsening symptoms
  • How is fibromyalgia diagnosed?
  • The guaifenesin protocol
  • Common fibromyalgia treatments

Part 2: Dr. Congdon’s experience as a fibromyaliga consultant  

Chronic widespread pain + non-restorative sleep = fibromyalgia, unless proven otherwise.

How I know fibromyalgia is real:

  • Genetic studies: research on brain and nervous system
  • How I know the guaifenesin protocol works
  • My own nodules decreasing as my symptoms decrease
  • Bodyworkers/chiropractors experience with patients on the guaifenesin protocol
  • Pediatric patient’s experience on the guaifenesin protocol
  • The power of the guaifenesin protocol: Kathryn’s story

Part 3: A “virtual” new patient appointment with Dr. Congdon

  • How I diagnose fibromyalgia (history + physical exam)
  • The 3 “game changers” for fibromyalgia recovery
  • Carbohydrate Intolerance — how it is best diagnosed and treated
  • Starting the guaifenesin protocol — What you need to know

Q & A

During this time Dr. Congdon will have time to answer some of your questions.

 

Healthcare Professionals Lunch – $25.00   (Healthcare Professionals Only)

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Lunch program for Health Care Professionals – “Diagnosing and treating fibromyalgia in the healthcare setting: tips for success”. Melissa Congdon, MD

1:00 – 1:30 PM

Fibromyalgia Physical Exam Demonstration, Melissa Congdon, MD.

 

FAQs

What is the dress code for the event?

    Dress code is casual / business casual.  Suggested you wear layers. (in case of hyperactive A/C)

What is the weather expected to be in Colorado Springs

    The average hi is 84 and low is 55 in July.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Minimum of age18.  Health care professionals will need ID for continuing education credit.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

There is a shuttle to and from the airport free for guests of the Hotel Elegante.

What can/can’t I bring to the event?

Please bring paper and pen. We will have the outline printed for you.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email Becky at or 719-351-7066

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?  

Yes

Can I update my registration information?

Yes

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, we will have a will call table.

What is the refund policy?

No refunds!  Money will be donated to the Fibromyalgia Recovery Foundation to pay for the cost of the meal.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn’t match the attendee. Is that okay?

Because tickets are transferable, that is fine but please have the new person check in.

Are there special rates for the motel?

Yes. www.hotelelegante.com  Please use the code: fibro  to get a special rate of $101.00 plus taxes and fees.

Click to Register!

Dr. Christine Green Speaks at ILADS Europe – Helsinki

ILADS conference

Christine Green, MDDr. Christine Green will present at ILADS Helsinki 2016 – 6th Annual European Lyme Disease Conference.

2016 ILADS European conference joins a series of intellectually stimulating events whose focus is educating medical professionals about the proper diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease. The focus will be to have transparent and evidence-based discussions regarding controversial themes surrounding tick-borne diseases.

Click for More Information.

 

Dr. Christine Green Speaks at ILADS Europe – Helsinki

ILADS conference

Christine Green, MDDr. Christine Green will present at ILADS Helsinki 2016 – 6th Annual European Lyme Disease Conference.

2016 ILADS European conference joins a series of intellectually stimulating events whose focus is educating medical professionals about the proper diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease. The focus will be to have transparent and evidence-based discussions regarding controversial themes surrounding tick-borne diseases.

Click for More Information.

 

Dr. Melissa Congdon to Speak at Colorado Fibromyalgia Summit

Melissa Congdon, MDJoin Dr. Melissa Congdon on July 9, 2016 in Colorado Springs for the Colorado Fibromyalgia Summit.  This Conference is for people who would like to know more about Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue or their multitude of symptoms and how to reverse them.  The summit’s main seminar is FREE.

For more information about the Colorado Fibromyalgia Summit 2016, click here.

Dr. Christine Green Will Present at ILADS Conference in Helsinki, June 10-11

ILADS conference

Christine Green, MDDr. Christine Green will present at ILADS Helsinki 2016 – 6th Annual European Lyme Disease Conference on June 10 – 11.

2016 ILADS European conference joins a series of intellectually stimulating events whose focus is educating medical professionals about the proper diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease. The focus will be to have transparent and evidence-based discussions regarding controversial themes surrounding tick-borne diseases.

Click for More Information.

ILADS Annual Conference 2015: Ft. Lauderdale

ILADS Conference 2015

Christine Green, MD

Christine Green, MD

Christine Green, MD, will speak three times at this year’s ILADS Conference & Pre-Conference Workshop in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

     *  Overview of Tick-Borne Diseases; Tick-Borne Epidemiology and Ecology, Plenary Session: Thursday, October 15th, 8:00 – 8:45 am
     *  The History, Exam and Laboratory in the Diagnosis of Lyme Borreliosis, Plenary Session: Thursday, October 15th, 10:00 – 11:15 am
     *  Pediatric Tick-Borne Illness Presentation and History Taking, Breakout Session: Friday, October 16th, 1:30 – 2:15 pm

Conference Theme

From Bench to Bedside: Translating Research into Clinical Practice

Conference Objective

To give physicians with clinical practice the basic tools to diagnose and treat Lyme disease and associated diseases.

Conference  & Pre-Conference Workshop Description

ILADS Annual Scientific Conference will be held October 16-18, 2015 at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort and Spa in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  The meeting will be preceded by a Thursday, October 15th, pre-conference workshop, Lyme Fundamentals. This one-day workshop is geared to practitioners who are new to tick-borne disease diagnosis and treatment or would like a refresher course to hone their skills. Exhibitors with the latest products in the field of tick-borne diseases will be on-site to share their knowledge.

Conference Objective & Goals

This scientific session will provide evidence-based medicine that describes the clinical spectrum of tick-borne diseases, their diagnosis and treatment, and the assessment of co-morbid conditions.

*  To learn the clinical spectrum of tick borne infections with an emphasis on breaking research that can have direct impact on patient management.
*  To learn the pathophysiological mechanisms of chronic disease that apply to tick-borne infections
*  To learn cutting edge research that has the potential to impact diagnostic and treatment for the sequelae of chronic infection
*  To learn appropriate treatment strategies for acute and chronic tick-borne infections
*  To learn about co-morbid conditions that contribute to chronic illness
*  To learn the appropriate medical literature to build an evidence-based medical practice

Target Audience
MD, DO, ND, DMD, DVM, PhD, PharmD, RN, NP, PA, DC, LCSW and select alternative medicine providers. Student Physician, residents, or interns may register at a discounted rate. ILADS Annual Conference is open to medical professionals only at this time.

CMEs and CEUs available.

For More Information

http://www.ilads.org/lyme_programs/ftlauderdale/ilads-ftlauderdale.php

ILADS Annual Conference 2015: Ft. Lauderdale

ILADS Conference 2015

Christine Green, MD

Christine Green, MD

Christine Green, MD, will speak three times at this year’s ILADS Conference & Pre-Conference Workshop in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

     *  Overview of Tick-Borne Diseases; Tick-Borne Epidemiology and Ecology, Plenary Session: Thursday, October 15th, 8:00 – 8:45 am
     *  The History, Exam and Laboratory in the Diagnosis of Lyme Borreliosis, Plenary Session: Thursday, October 15th, 10:00 – 11:15 am
     *  Pediatric Tick-Borne Illness Presentation and History Taking, Breakout Session: Friday, October 16th, 1:30 – 2:15 pm

Conference Theme

From Bench to Bedside: Translating Research into Clinical Practice

Conference Objective

To give physicians with clinical practice the basic tools to diagnose and treat Lyme disease and associated diseases.

Conference  & Pre-Conference Workshop Description

ILADS Annual Scientific Conference will be held October 16-18, 2015 at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort and Spa in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  The meeting will be preceded by a Thursday, October 15th, pre-conference workshop, Lyme Fundamentals. This one-day workshop is geared to practitioners who are new to tick-borne disease diagnosis and treatment or would like a refresher course to hone their skills. Exhibitors with the latest products in the field of tick-borne diseases will be on-site to share their knowledge.

Conference Objective & Goals

This scientific session will provide evidence-based medicine that describes the clinical spectrum of tick-borne diseases, their diagnosis and treatment, and the assessment of co-morbid conditions.

*  To learn the clinical spectrum of tick borne infections with an emphasis on breaking research that can have direct impact on patient management.
*  To learn the pathophysiological mechanisms of chronic disease that apply to tick-borne infections
*  To learn cutting edge research that has the potential to impact diagnostic and treatment for the sequelae of chronic infection
*  To learn appropriate treatment strategies for acute and chronic tick-borne infections
*  To learn about co-morbid conditions that contribute to chronic illness
*  To learn the appropriate medical literature to build an evidence-based medical practice

Target Audience
MD, DO, ND, DMD, DVM, PhD, PharmD, RN, NP, PA, DC, LCSW and select alternative medicine providers. Student Physician, residents, or interns may register at a discounted rate. ILADS Annual Conference is open to medical professionals only at this time.

CMEs and CEUs available.

For More Information

http://www.ilads.org/lyme_programs/ftlauderdale/ilads-ftlauderdale.php

ILADS Annual Conference 2015: Ft. Lauderdale

ILADS Conference 2015

Christine Green, MD

Christine Green, MD

Christine Green, MD, will speak three times at this year’s ILADS Conference & Pre-Conference Workshop in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

     *  Overview of Tick-Borne Diseases; Tick-Borne Epidemiology and Ecology, Plenary Session: Thursday, October 15th, 8:00 – 8:45 am
     *  The History, Exam and Laboratory in the Diagnosis of Lyme Borreliosis, Plenary Session: Thursday, October 15th, 10:00 – 11:15 am
     *  Pediatric Tick-Borne Illness Presentation and History Taking, Breakout Session: Friday, October 16th, 1:30 – 2:15 pm

Conference Theme

From Bench to Bedside: Translating Research into Clinical Practice

Conference Objective

To give physicians with clinical practice the basic tools to diagnose and treat Lyme disease and associated diseases.

Conference  & Pre-Conference Workshop Description

ILADS Annual Scientific Conference will be held October 16-18, 2015 at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort and Spa in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  The meeting will be preceded by a Thursday, October 15th, pre-conference workshop, Lyme Fundamentals. This one-day workshop is geared to practitioners who are new to tick-borne disease diagnosis and treatment or would like a refresher course to hone their skills. Exhibitors with the latest products in the field of tick-borne diseases will be on-site to share their knowledge.

Conference Objective & Goals

This scientific session will provide evidence-based medicine that describes the clinical spectrum of tick-borne diseases, their diagnosis and treatment, and the assessment of co-morbid conditions.

*  To learn the clinical spectrum of tick borne infections with an emphasis on breaking research that can have direct impact on patient management.
*  To learn the pathophysiological mechanisms of chronic disease that apply to tick-borne infections
*  To learn cutting edge research that has the potential to impact diagnostic and treatment for the sequelae of chronic infection
*  To learn appropriate treatment strategies for acute and chronic tick-borne infections
*  To learn about co-morbid conditions that contribute to chronic illness
*  To learn the appropriate medical literature to build an evidence-based medical practice

Target Audience
MD, DO, ND, DMD, DVM, PhD, PharmD, RN, NP, PA, DC, LCSW and select alternative medicine providers. Student Physician, residents, or interns may register at a discounted rate. ILADS Annual Conference is open to medical professionals only at this time.

CMEs and CEUs available.

For More Information

http://www.ilads.org/lyme_programs/ftlauderdale/ilads-ftlauderdale.php

ILADS Annual Conference 2015: Ft. Lauderdale

ILADS Conference 2015

Christine Green, MD

Christine Green, MD

Christine Green, MD, will speak three times at this year’s ILADS Conference & Pre-Conference Workshop in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

     *  Overview of Tick-Borne Diseases; Tick-Borne Epidemiology and Ecology, Plenary Session: Thursday, October 15th, 8:00 – 8:45 am
     *  The History, Exam and Laboratory in the Diagnosis of Lyme Borreliosis, Plenary Session: Thursday, October 15th, 10:00 – 11:15 am
     *  Pediatric Tick-Borne Illness Presentation and History Taking, Breakout Session: Friday, October 16th, 1:30 – 2:15 pm

Conference Theme

From Bench to Bedside: Translating Research into Clinical Practice

Conference Objective

To give physicians with clinical practice the basic tools to diagnose and treat Lyme disease and associated diseases.

Conference  & Pre-Conference Workshop Description

ILADS Annual Scientific Conference will be held October 16-18, 2015 at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort and Spa in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  The meeting will be preceded by a Thursday, October 15th, pre-conference workshop, Lyme Fundamentals. This one-day workshop is geared to practitioners who are new to tick-borne disease diagnosis and treatment or would like a refresher course to hone their skills. Exhibitors with the latest products in the field of tick-borne diseases will be on-site to share their knowledge.

Conference Objective & Goals

This scientific session will provide evidence-based medicine that describes the clinical spectrum of tick-borne diseases, their diagnosis and treatment, and the assessment of co-morbid conditions.

*  To learn the clinical spectrum of tick borne infections with an emphasis on breaking research that can have direct impact on patient management.
*  To learn the pathophysiological mechanisms of chronic disease that apply to tick-borne infections
*  To learn cutting edge research that has the potential to impact diagnostic and treatment for the sequelae of chronic infection
*  To learn appropriate treatment strategies for acute and chronic tick-borne infections
*  To learn about co-morbid conditions that contribute to chronic illness
*  To learn the appropriate medical literature to build an evidence-based medical practice

Target Audience
MD, DO, ND, DMD, DVM, PhD, PharmD, RN, NP, PA, DC, LCSW and select alternative medicine providers. Student Physician, residents, or interns may register at a discounted rate. ILADS Annual Conference is open to medical professionals only at this time.

CMEs and CEUs available.

For More Information

http://www.ilads.org/lyme_programs/ftlauderdale/ilads-ftlauderdale.php

Lyme Borreliosis and Tick Borne Illnesses: Diagnostics, Emerging Pathogens and Avenues for New Research Symposium

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Days:  Saturday, November 8 – Sunday, November 9, 2014
Location:  Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Fees:
– General Admission:  $300
– Allied Health Professionals:  $150
– Residents/Fellows: Free
Registration & More Info:  https://www.phscpd.org/activities/activity-detail/lyme-borreliosis-and-tick-borne-illnesses-diagnostics-emerging-pathogens-an
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CME Credits Available

 

Christine Green, MDSymposium Description:
This live symposium will look at new and old laboratory techniques and how these techniques can be better applied to diagnostics of lyme borreliosis and tick borne illnesses.

Dr. Christine Green will  co-lead a panel designed for clinicians to give feedback to the developers about how their tests will help us diagnose our patients.

Symposium Details:
This live symposium will include presentations from leading investigators on Lyme disease and tick borne infections emphasizing our current understanding and avenues for new research. The conference will be a valuable continuing educational experience for internists, pediatricians, infectious disease specialists and pathologists. The conference will have six sessions:

1. Plenary overview lectures on Lyme disease in the northeast, across America and Europe.
2. Overview of the Lyme spirochete including phylogeny, molecular and cell surface protein biology
3. Co-infections with Lyme diseaseMassachusetts General Hospital
4. Host pathogen interactions in Lyme disease
5. Diagnostic testing: current and future status
6. Special topics in tick borne infections