Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Conference To Be Held in May

Karen Lee Richards Health Guide
  • If you are interested in learning more about nutrition and alternative treatments for fibromyalgia and ME/CFS, you might want to consider attending this conference hosted by The Fibromyalgia Coalition International.  It's a reputible organization whose mission is “to give hope to everyone suffering with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome through extensive research and reporting of natural, proven and effective therapies that focus on the root causes.”

    A little over two years ago, I interviewed FCI founder Yvonne Keeny.  More than a dozen years ago, after suffering with FM and ME/CFS foir 13 years, she began what she calls her “natural road to recovery.”  Once she had conquered her own health challenges, she devoted her life to helping others who are still suffering.  If you'd like to learn more about the story behind FCI and its mission, read my interview with Yvonne Keeny:  Yvonne Keeny – Turning 'Cope' to 'Hope' for Thousands of FM/ME/CFS Patients

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    About the conference

    The Fibromyalgia Coalition International (FCI) will be hosting its 10th annual Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Conference on May 14-15, 2010 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Lenexa, Kansas.

    Presentations from top fibromyalgia and CFS experts will focus on the theme of the conference, “Hope & Help for Fibromyalgia & CFS,” discussing the latest research and successful treatment protocols for the chronic pain illnesses.

    Speakers include Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D., author of the national bestseller, From Fatigued to Fantastic, Pain Free 1-2-3 and his latest book, Beat Sugar Addiction NOW. Dr. Teitelbaum’s presentation, “Effective Treatment of CFS and Fibromyalgia,” will include new research findings, including the XMRV retrovirus link to CFS.

    The conference is geared toward patients who will have a chance to network and participate in open discussions with each presenter, and medical professionals who may earn credits toward their professional development requirements, including CNEs for nurses and CCEs for chiropractors.

    “We are honored to be celebrating the Fibromyalgia Coalition International’s important milestone with members of both the patient and medical community who have supported and contributed to FCI’s success over the last 10 years,” said Yvonne Keeny, FCI Founder & Executive Director. “Given the recent breakthroughs in fibromyalgia and CFS research and treatments, it is more important than ever to stay informed for those who want to take charge of their health, discover root causes of their health challenges, and initiate solutions that work.”

    The conference date also coincides with National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day, which is commemorated worldwide on May 12 of each year.

    For more information about the “Hope & Help for Fibromyalgia & CFS” conference, including complete speakers’ bios, agenda and registration, please visit Fibromyalgia Coalition International at, call 913-384-4673 or email:

  • Conference pricing is as follows:

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    FCI Member: $69.00 ($79.00 after March 31)
    Non-Member: $104 early bird ($114 after March 31)

    Healthcare Providers:
    Includes continuing education credit for most providers except M.D., D.O. and D.D.S.
    FCI Member Provider: $89.00 ($99 after March 31)
    Non-Member Provider: $124.00 ($134 after March 31)

Published On: February 23, 2010