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
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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”



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

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.



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?  


Can I update my registration information?


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

Click to Register!

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.

Rosen Method Bodywork as a Treatment for Fibromyalgia

Melissa Congdon’s, MD’s Commentary –

Melissa Congdon, MDLittle did I know how profound a Rosen Method Bodywork Session with Theresa Garcia would be–after all it just felt like a very gentle massage session. But in the hours following I felt exactly like I do after an acupuncture session–like my body (and mind) were being reorganized. I felt tired and spacey in the hours after the session, but the next day I felt so wonderful. I was relaxed, my mind was clear, my muscles were less tense, and I had great energy. So what had happened during my Rosen session?  Read more…

Rosen Method Bodywork as a Treatment for Fibromyalgia
Published: November 9, 2015 by Dr. Melissa Congdon on her website.

Video Available – Dr. Melissa Congdon at the Hawaii Fibromyalgia Summit

Melissa Congdon’s, MD’s Commentary –

Melissa Congdon, MDFibromyalgia is a common disorder misunderstood by many in the medical community. Speaking at the Hawaii Fibromyalgia Summit allowed me to summarize what I have learned about fibromyalgia as a fellow sufferer and a doctor who has treated hundreds with the syndrome. There are many studies indicating that people with fibromyalgia have unique biochemical profiles, and many helpful treatments available. My goal is to help people with fibromyalgia understand more about the syndrome, and show them the many options in the healthy “tool box” for decreasing symptoms and returning to good health.

Video Available – Dr. Melissa Congdon at the Hawaii Fibromyalgia Summit

Hawaii Fibromyalgia SummitOn June 20, 2015 hundreds gathered on Oahu to learn more about fibromyalgia and how the guaifenesin protocol can help reverse their symptoms and return them to good health.

Fibromyalgia sufferers Dr. Melissa Congdon and Kyle Bischoff appeared on KITV news to promote the Summit. Watch a replay of the broadcast.

Olelo community broadcasting has session replays available for viewing.

Part 1 includes:

  • Dr. Congdon’s personal fibromyalgia story
  • Facts about fibromyalgia
  • Dr St. Amand:
    • how fibromyalgia can be accurately diagnosed by physical exam (nodules NOT tender points)
    • his phosphate theory and the guaifenesin protocol
  • The evidence that fibromyalgia is a real syndrome
  • Pediatric fibromyalgia
  • How Dr. Congdon knows guaifenesin works
  • Why it is so important to treat carbohydrate intolerance
  • Helpful tips on how to make good progress on the guaifenesin protocol

Part 2 includes:

  • Fibrorap
  • Dr. Congdon’s question and answer session
  • Personal testimonials of recovery on the guaifenesin protocol
  • TV clip of Annette Kam discussing her dramatic recovery (There is no cure for fibromyalgia, but until there is a cure—there is guaifenesin)

Thank you so much to Annette Kam and all the members of iFoG for making the Fibromyalgia Summit possible!

Dr. Melissa Congdon on KITV4 Morning News

KITVDr. Melissa Congdon will be interviewed on KITV4 Morning News in Hawaii on Friday, June 19 at 5:50am.  On demand may be available.  She will discuss fibromyalgia, the guaifenesin protocol, and the upcoming Fibromyalgia Summit.

For more information, visit

For more information about Dr. Congdon, visit

Dr. Melissa Congdon Joins the Rising Phoenix Integrative Medicine Team

Melissa Congdon, MDYou may have noticed Dr. Melissa Congdon at Rising Phoenix Integrative Medicine Center for the last several months. We may be delinquent in posting the announcement, but we are thrilled to have such a dedicated professional on our team.

Melissa Congdon, MD, FAAP, is a Fibromyalgia Specialist and a Pediatric Consultant. She has been trained by Dr. Paul St. Amand, the founder of the Guaifenesin Protocol for Fibromyalgia, and today has a flourishing practice that focuses on the protocol in adults and children as well as pediatric consultations focusing on developmental and behavioral issues.

Inspired by her fibromyalgia patients, Dr. Congdon produced a 30 minute documentary “Fibromyalgia: Getting Our Lives Back—Success Stories on the Guaifenesin Protocol” which she has made available for free online for everyone to learn more about fibromyalgia and this treatment option:

For more information about her, please visit or