Demystifying Fibromyalgia: A Collaborative Multidisciplinary Healthcare Symposium
Unlocking Relief: Collaborative Approaches to Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain.
Open to the public as well as Healthcare Professionals
(Physicians, PA, NP: up to 18 CME credits available)
📅 Date: October 5-7, 2023
📍 Location: 333 W Loop N Fwy # 250, Houston, TX 77024
About The Symposium
Open to all Health Professionals, Patients, and Community Members:
This is designed for all patients, healthcare professionals, and community members seeking to deepen their expertise in fibromyalgia and TMJ disorders who wish to discover a multi-faceted path to healing. Let's face it, health professionals face a major challenge: the complex nature of these conditions often leaves practitioners struggling to find effective treatment strategies. This often leaves patients feeling left in the dark, suffering silently in the shadows.
This Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain and TMJ Symposium is here to guide you through the complexities. By bringing together leading experts in an innovative and collaborative setting, this event offers the guidance and knowledge you need.
Over three days, engage in immersive workshops, live demonstrations, and in-depth sessions to discover collaborative approaches for managing fibromyalgia and TMJ pain.
Empower yourself with cutting-edge knowledge and practical skills to provide comprehensive care and transform the lives of patients struggling with these disorders. If you are a patient, you will leave with a confident understanding of the roadmap and resources available to begin your healing process. No more suffering in the shadows.
Don’t let this opportunity slip away. The future of fibromyalgia and TMJ treatment is here, and you have the chance to be part of the solution.
Check out this Video to Learn More!
Day 1: The Skull-Pain Connection
Exposing the new data on the dental, airway and myofascial structures.
Open to public and healthcare professionals
Thursday, October 5th:
8:30 AM: Doors Open!
8:45 AM: Opening with Dr. Cheng Ruan, MD. CEO Texas Center for Lifestyle Medicine.
9:00 AM: Sara Gustafson, CHEK Practitioner, Holistic Counselor: Transforming physical and emotional pain into restoration. From healing to healer- an insightful, personal testimony.
9:45 AM: Felix Liao, DDS: Clinical Epigenetics for addressing the Impaired Mouth-Airway-Sleep Axis for Fibromyalgia and pain.
Break for Lunch
12:00 PM: Katie To, DDS, FAGD: Biological Dental Solutions for addressing inflammation through oral microbial balance, addressing hidden infections, biocompatible solutions, and lifestyle changes.
1:15 PM: Susi Quintana, RDH, BSDH, COM: Myofunctional Therapy and Creating the Perfect Airway Team. Restoring proper function post structural corrections to address chronic pain.
2:30 PM: Susan Cane, DDS: The role of Holistic Dentistry in transforming overall health. Airway Centric Dental Solutions that transform lives: A personal testimony.
Day 2: Fascia Mind-Body, and Sleep Medicine
Open to public and healthcare professionals
Friday, October 6th
8:30 AM: Doors Open!
9:00 AM: Jill Economakos: Founder of Manna Pilates and Health, Fascia Release Expert: Unlock instant pain relief through fascia release. Strategies to relieve pain, promote mobility, restore blood flow, and more- Live Demonstration!
9:45 AM: Geny Moreno, Mind-Body Medicine Practitioner: Mind-Body tools to address Physical & Emotional Pain. Discover the instant effects of ancient healing practices, such as Tai Chi and Qi Gong - Live Demonstration!
10:45 AM: Darin Mitchell, DC: In-Depth, holistic chiropractic solutions. Addressing complex layers of healing pain through various means: mechanical, chemical, genetic, electrical, and emotional.
Break for Lunch
12:45 PM: John Karotkin, DDS, MS: Addressing Structural issues involved in TMJ pain and Fibromyalgia. Orthodontic solutions for upper airway health and pain relief.
1:30 PM: Jerald Simmons, MD: Sleep-pain connection and long term sleep solutions. Identifying sleep disorders through brainwave patterns and uncovering lasting solutions to achieve quality sleep & pain relief.
2:45 PM: Christopher Tran, MD, ENT: Surgical Solutions to Support Overall Healing. Explore the benefits of addressing tongue, cheek, and lip tie revisions and breathing related procedures.
3:30 PM: David Alfi, MD, DDS, FACS: Reconstructive Surgical Solutions to improve airway health. Drastic health transformations through corrective jaw surgery.
Day 3 Morning: Hormones & Brain Health
Open to public and healthcare professionals
Saturday, October 7th:
9:45 AM: Doors open!
10:00 AM Priya Krishnamurthy, MD, MPH: Mind-Body-Spirit Connection and the Endocrine System. Addressing hormone imbalances through non-traditional strategies
11:00 AM: Ravi Hariprasad, MD: Intuitive Psychiatry. Collaborative approaches to managing mental health through mindfulness and spiritual perspectives.
12:00PM - 5:00PM Day 3 Afternoon is for Healthcare Professionals only. See below for the Itinerary.
Healthcare Professionals Only
Day 3 Afternoon: Unveiling the Future of Collaborative Medicine:
12:00 PM: Kickstarting Collaborative Medicine
Understand the power and promise of interdisciplinary medicine. Discover the core philosophy that ensures seamless cooperation among different healthcare professionals.
12:30: Revolutionizing Healthcare:
Crafting Closed Loop Systems to Beat Burnout
Unveil a new era of healthcare where both patients and clinicians feel supported, heard, and motivated. Delve into system designs that ensure every medical touchpoint feels rewarding.
1:00PM: Embracing the Future with AI:
Maximizing Efficiency with ChatGPT & Generative Models
Step into the future of healthcare operations. Learn how AI, like ChatGPT, is revolutionizing patient interactions, streamlining tasks, and boosting staff productivity.
2:00 PM: Specialist and Primary Care Clinical Coding Mastery with Cheng Ruan, MD:
Master the art and science of medical CPT coding to foster richer, more meaningful interprofessional discussions about patient care. Dr. Ruan, a recognized expert in the field, provides deep insights and actionable strategies.
3:00 PM: Transforming Patient Group Visits:
Strategies for Optimal Medical Coding, Documentation & Revenue Management
Explore the exciting realm of group visits, a game-changer in patient care. Deep dive into the nuances of documentation, coding, and revenue cycles to ensure both patient satisfaction and optimal revenue.
4:30 PM: Open Mic – Real Talk: Q&A and Open Discussions (Exclusive for in-person attendees)
Bring your queries, insights, and experiences to the table. Engage in vibrant discussions, network with fellow professionals, and brainstorm on innovative solutions for tomorrow's healthcare challenges.
Here are Some of Our Speakers and Workshop Hosts
Felix Liao, DDS
Dr. Felix Liao is a holistic dentist with a focus on how oral health affects the entire body. He is an advocate for an integrative approach to dentistry and wellness. Through his practice, he helps patients understand the connection between the mouth and various ailments, including fibromyalgia and chronic pain.
Meet David Alfi, MD, DDS, FACS
Dr. David Alfi is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon with a passion for patient-centered care. He specializes in a range of surgical and non-surgical treatments for TMJ disorders and is dedicated to the continued advancement of oral health practices.
Christopher Tran, MD.
Dr. Chris Tran is an accomplished ENT surgeon, specializing in mouth and sinus related disorders. His dedication to providing exceptional patient care is evident in his relentless pursuit of innovative surgical and non-surgical interventions for adult and pediatric head and heck health issues.
Jerald Simmons, MD
Dr. Jerald Simmons is a triple board-certified neurologist and a leading authority in Dental Sleep Medicine. He is devoted to unraveling the complex relationships between sleep, TMJ disorders, and fibromyalgia and has made significant contributions to advancing treatment modalities in sleep medicine.
Geny Moreno Salamat, MS, FDN-P
Geny Moreno, a versatile member of the Texas Center for Lifestyle Medicine, is a master of Qi Gong and Tai Chi. Her workshops inspire and guide individuals in embracing these ancient practices for managing chronic pain and enriching their quality of life.
Jill Economakos, the owner of Manna Pilates, is a seasoned Functional Medicine Health Coach and Myofascial Release Specialist. Through her expertise, she guides individuals in harnessing the power of fascial health to alleviate chronic pain and improve mobility.
Katie To, DDS
Dr. Katie To is a distinguished Biological and Cosmetic Dentist, focusing on an individualized approach to addressing the role of oral health in overall wellness. She possesses expertise in dental ozone therapy, biological dental surgery, cosmetic dentistry techniques, and emphasizes lifestyle habits that impact a healthy oral microbiome. In each specialized field, she prioritizes the use of biocompatible and non-toxic methods.
Darin Mitchell DC
Dr. Darin Mitchell is a celebrated chiropractor and natural health expert. With a holistic approach, he leverages chiropractic adjustments and other integrative techniques to alleviate pain and enhance the musculoskeletal functionality of patients with fibromyalgia and TMJ disorders.
John Karotkin, DDS, MS
Dr. John Karotkin is the founder of Advance Orthodontics and a renowned orthodontic specialist. He possesses extensive experience and expertise in the field of orthodontics, and is passionate about improving his patients' smiles and overall dental health through cutting-edge orthodontic treatments.
Susi Quintana, RDH, BSDH, COM
Susi Quintana is a skilled orofacial myologist whose expertise lies in understanding and treating orofacial myofunctional disorders. With a deep focus on the proper function of the facial muscles and oral structures, she employs therapeutic strategies that not only address oral and facial function but also have far-reaching effects on overall health, including the management of chronic pain and fibromyalgia.
Priya Krishnamurthy, MD
Dr. Priya Krishnamurthy is an esteemed holistic endocrinologist based in Utah. Her integrative approach, which combines conventional endocrinology with holistic views, offers patients a comprehensive and personalized treatment plan. Through her expertise, she elucidates the often overlooked connection between hormonal health and fibromyalgia, creating a pathway for innovative and effective pain management strategies.
Cheng Ruan, MD
Dr. Cheng Ruan is a highly respected figure in the field of integrative medicine, with a unique approach that combines traditional medical practices with innovative holistic therapies. As the founder of the Texas Center for Lifestyle Medicine, Dr. Ruan is at the forefront of pioneering new methodologies for addressing chronic illnesses, including fibromyalgia and chronic pain. His relentless commitment to advancing patient care through research and education makes him an invaluable asset to the medical community.
🦷 Orthodontic & Dental Specialists
Embark on a journey through the intertwined world of orthodontics, fibromyalgia, and TMJ disorders. Delve into the latest advancements and evidence-based treatments with precision. Recognize the vital role oral health experts play in easing chronic pain and managing fibromyalgia.
🩺 Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
Gain invaluable insights into the critical role of oral health in managing fibromyalgia, myofascial pain syndrome, and sleep related disorders. Delve into the latest in surgical and non-surgical interventions for TMJ, guided by best practices.
🤸 Physical Therapy Experts
Engage with physical therapy connoisseurs to learn about innovative techniques focused on restoring mobility and alleviating pain in patients with fibromyalgia and TMJ disorders.
💆 Myofascial Release Specialists
Uncover the scientific underpinnings of myofascial release techniques and their efficacy in alleviating muscular tightness and chronic pain associated with fibromyalgia.
🌿 Pain Management Physicians
Immerse yourself in a comprehensive examination of pain management strategies, encompassing pharmacological interventions, lifestyle modifications, and alternative therapies.
👂 Otolaryngologist (ENT Specialist)
Acquire in-depth knowledge of the synergy between TMJ disorders and ENT issues, and learn about coordinated approaches for optimal patient outcomes.
Examine the endocrine aspects of fibromyalgia, its implications on pain and fatigue, and the latest hormone balancing treatments.
Delve into the mental health dimensions of chronic pain, and learn evidence-based strategies to address the psychological challenges faced by fibromyalgia and TMJ patients.
Discover how chiropractic interventions can play a pivotal role in relieving pain and enhancing musculoskeletal functionality in fibromyalgia and TMJ patients.
🌀 Qi Gong & Tai Chi Instructor
Immerse in the ancient practices of Qi Gong & Tai Chi, and explore their efficacy in pain management and improving quality of life for fibromyalgia patients.
🥗 Culinary Medicine Specialist
Explore the nexus between nutrition and inflammation, and learn how anti-inflammatory diets and mindful eating can be integrated into fibromyalgia management plans.
👄 Airway Mouth Doctors
Understand the bidirectional relationship between sleep, TMJ disorders, and fibromyalgia, and engage with the latest treatment modalities to enhance sleep quality.
😴 Sleep Medicine Specialist
Illuminate the bidirectional link between sleep, TMJ disorders, and fibromyalgia, and learn cutting-edge treatments to foster sleep quality.
Deepen your understanding of the neurological aspects intertwined with fibromyalgia and TMJ disorders, exploring diagnosis and treatment options that account for neurological considerations.
**SPECIAL FEATURE (in-person attendees only)**
Watch Live Demonstrations of Pain Relief In Real Time
These workshops will provide demonstrations in real time to show attendees real, lasting solutions to chronic pain management.
This hands-on approach allows you to see firsthand how these approaches can be implemented in a clinical setting, enhancing your ability to provide effective care to your patients or loved ones.
Discover A Myofascial Treatment Approach
Join Jill Economakos, the esteemed owner of Manna Pilates + Health, the creator of Manna Orbs, Functional Medicine Health Coach, and Myofascial Specialist, as she takes you on a transformative journey through the realm of myofascial release. In this immersive workshop, Jill will expertly elucidate the integral relationship between fascial health and chronic pain, particularly in fibromyalgia patients. Through hands-on demonstrations, learn cutting-edge techniques for manipulating and rejuvenating the fascia to alleviate pain, increase mobility, and promote the body’s natural healing processes. This session is an unmissable opportunity for healthcare professionals eager to integrate holistic, non-invasive methods into their practice to profoundly improve patient outcomes.
Utilizing ChatGPT to Inspire Patients
Enter the new era of patient engagement with ChatGPT, an AI-driven language model. In this hands-on workshop, learn how ChatGPT can be a game-changer for communicating with fibromyalgia and chronic pain patients. See how it can simplify complex medical terms, offer encouragement, and keep patients informed about their conditions. With ChatGPT, create a supportive environment where your patients feel connected and motivated to actively participate in managing their pain and improving their quality of life. Empower your practice with this innovative tool to build strong bridges of communication and trust with your patients.
Spiritual and Psychological Perspectives on Navigating Pain
During this event, we'll dive deep into the intricate world of fibromyalgia and explore its relationship with trauma, both emotional and physical. You'll be amazed to learn how our bodies remember and respond to these experiences, and how it's all connected through our fascia, the intricate web that holds our bodies together. Through Mind-Body Medicine tools and principles, integrative psychiatry, fascia release solutions, and endocrinology, you will leave with a confident understanding of the role of spirituality on mental and physical health.
Catalyze the Fusion of Collaborative Brilliance for the Pinnacle of Integrated Healthcare
In today's rapidly evolving healthcare landscape, the traditional silos of medical practice are giving way to more integrated and patient-centric approaches. The Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Symposium is at the forefront of this paradigm shift. Here’s why you can't afford to miss this gathering:
🤝 Build Your Network
Engage with a diverse community of professionals across various fields. Forge lasting connections with orthodontists, oral surgeons, physical therapists, pain management specialists, psychiatrists, endocrinologists, chiropractors, and more. Expanding your network is not just about growing your contact list – it’s about opening doors to collaboration that can redefine patient care.
🧠 Elevate Your Knowledge Base
Acquire cutting-edge insights and deepen your understanding of fibromyalgia and chronic pain disorders. Our expert speakers will unveil the latest research, innovative treatments, and holistic approaches that can empower you to address the complex challenges these conditions present.
💡 Hands-on Learning Experiences
Our symposium goes beyond lectures. Participate in hands-on workshops where you can practice new techniques and treatment modalities under the guidance of experts. From myofascial release to Qi Gong & Tai Chi, these workshops will allow you to experience and learn tactics that can be immediately implemented in your practice.
🚀 Empower Your Practice
Armed with new knowledge and skills, you’ll be in a prime position to make a tangible difference in the lives of patients living with fibromyalgia, chronic pain and TMJ disorders. Implement innovative approaches and holistic treatment strategies to enhance patient satisfaction and outcomes.
🌟 Earn Certifications
Earn certifications that not only add to your credentials but signify your commitment to being at the forefront of patient care. Show your patients and peers that you are an authority in managing fibromyalgia and TMJ disorders.
⏳ Time is of the Essence
The number of attendees is limited to ensure an intimate and engaging experience. Don’t let this exclusive opportunity slip by.
This symposium is your passport to a realm of possibilities that will redefine how you approach fibromyalgia and TMJ disorders. Be a part of the movement that’s setting new benchmarks in holistic and collaborative healthcare.Space is limited, register now!
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