PAINWeek National Conference Welcomes New Participating Organizations

PAINWeek, the national conference online for frontline practitioners welcomes new government and patient advocacy organizations.

Montclair, NJ (PRWEB) June 29, 2011

The PAINWeek national conference today announced new additions to the distinguished roster of patient advocacy and professional pain organizations currently associated with the conference: the Power of Pain Foundation (POPF), The Institute for Defense and Government Advancement (IDGA), the Foundation for Ethics in Pain Care, the National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association (NFMCPA), and the US Pain Foundation.

The Power of Pain Foundation (POPF) provides community-based support services that address the immediate need of chronic pain patients with neuropathic pain conditions such as RSD, CRPS, post cancer and diabetic neuropathies. Beneficiaries include patients who are economically and socially affected by these invisible diseases. The Foundation is dedicated to helping patients with neuropathic pain, their caregivers, family members, and friends face the challenges and life changes engendered by chronic pain.

The National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association (NFMCPA) has taken a leadership position among patient advocacy organizations focused on fibromyalgia and overlapping conditions. Their goal is to educate patients and the medical community, as well as the public, government agencies and scientists on timely and appropriate treatment that will positively impact functionality and quality of life for chronic pain patients.

The Institute for Defense and Government Advancement (IDGA), a division of IQPC, is a nonpartisan information-based organization dedicated to the promotion of innovative ideas in public service and defense through live conferences and events. IDGA convenes speaker panels and events comprised of military and government professionals, while attracting delegates with decision-making power from military, government and defense industries. IDGA also offers an online community dedicated to providing defense industry professionals with breaking news, business opportunities, introductions, podcasts, webinars and presentations from key industry leaders.

The Foundation for Ethics in Pain Care is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving pain care in the United States through returning control of the discipline to patients and their health care providers. The FEPC believes that recent decades have witnessed the usurpation of control by special interest groups, and responds by representing a wide range of stakeholders invested in seeing pain care become more efficacious.

Founded by a fellow pain sufferer, US Pain Foundation seeks to connect those who share the feelings, frustrations, and daily challenges of living with pain. Through its Web site, local support groups, and educational events, the Foundation works to connect, inform, empower, and advocate for those in chronic pain and those around them.

Commenting on these new collaborations, Jeffrey Tarnoff, Director of Operations for PAINWeek noted, “PAINWeek presently enjoys the association of some 18 professional pain, primary care, and patient advocacy organizations in the national conference each year. Each organization participates by sharing its specialized knowledge in the area of pain, helping to educate frontline practitioners by leading and partnering on sessions during the week. We welcome the addition of these new resources and look forward to the benefit of their expertise in their respective arenas.”

More information about PAINWeek, and the 2011 Schedule-at-a-Glance may be found at


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