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Rae Marie Gleason
Executive Director / Research Director
International Myopain Society / National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association
Logan, UT

About Rae Marie Gleason

Rae Marie Gleason is the Executive Director of the International Myopain Society, Education Program Director of Inmedix, and Medical Education/Research Director for the National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association.

She began her career in fibromyalgia research, medical education and advocacy more than 20 years ago with the National Fibromyalgia Research Association (NFRA) located in Salem, Oregon. As the Executive Director for the NFRA, she organized and presented five international fibromyalgia researchers’ symposiums which helped promote diverse scientific thought in the development of new approaches to FM treatment and diagnosis. She also developed physician educational handout materials and distributed them at annual national medical meetings, including: the American College of Rheumatology, American Neurological Association, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the American Neurological Surgeons, the American Pain Society, the American Academy of Pain Management, the International Myopain Society and many other organizational gatherings.

Her other accomplishments include participation in six National Institutes of Health workshops in Maryland and Virginia, and working with Presbyterian Health Care to organize and present a fibromyalgia researchers symposium in Charlotte, NC. She also worked in conjunction with the Chicago Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroresearch to present a fibromyalgia educational meeting for healthcare professionals in Chicago. In 2003, she was appointed as a fibromyalgia Federal Drug and Alcohol (FDA) patient representative.

Currently, she assists the NFMCPA in creating medical education programs, oversees scientific research announcements, and works on surveys to capture information pertinent to 100,000 fibromyalgia and chronic pain constituents. Rae helps generate the NFMCP’s Advocate Voice online newsletter and writes articles for the www.fmcpaware.org website and Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain LIFE magazine. She is also a consultant for the PC3 Education and Development program, which utilizes a positional, dynamic MRI to identify intermittent cervical spinal stenosis. She has served on the Practical Pain Management’s Editorial Advisory Board since 2006.

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