Thank you to everyone who was able to join us last August in Seattle for our 2013 MYOPAIN Congress. The program was packed full of learning opportunities, relationship building, and enjoyment!
Seattle, Washington, was the site for the Ninth World Congress on Myofascial Pain Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Syndrome, sponsored by the International MYOPAIN Society (IMS). This biennial conference brought you the latest research and knowledge on soft tissue pain management and was held August 15-18, 2013, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in the heart of downtown Seattle.
The MYOPAIN 2013 scientific program offered full-day tracks on Myofascial Pain Syndrome, Fibromyalgia Syndrome, and other Soft Tissue Pain Syndromes. The mornings featured didactic presentations by international experts, and the afternoons offered smaller workshops and presentations on special interest areas.
There are few places more pleasant than Seattle in mid-August. The days were sunny and the weather was mild. We were in the heart of the City—in close proximity to a wide range of attractions: the Space Needle, Seattle Aquarium, Pike Place Market, the Museum of Flight, the Chihuly Glass Museum, Experience Music Project, and many others. We hosted an evening event at Tillicum Village—an island in the Puget Sound where we experienced traditional food, art, and entertainment of the Northwest Native American coastal tribes, as well as spectacular views on the boat cruise to and from Blake Island.
Testimonials and Pictures
"If you deal with musculoskeletal pain and can only go to one conference, the IMS World Conference is the one to pick. There is a myofascial trigger point component to chronic pain, and research presented here indicates they can initiate and maintain fibromyalgia. Interaction with world leaders in the field of musculoskeletal pain at this conference can help you change your most troublesome patients into your greatest successes."
"I always attend The IMS World Congress and surprisingly every year it is better than the last one. This year I learned a lot for my daily practice and I could share many practical experiences besides improving my scientific knowledge." - Maria Teresa Jacob,MD, Brazil
"Excelent symposium, well orchestrated ,informative up to date. Very helpful in treatment of difficult patients." - D.G. Seibel MD
"IMS and its journal provides the most relevant information regarding understanding and management of musculoskeletal pain compared to even IASP and Pain."
Tillicum Village - offsite event