Royal Society of Medicine conference – April 28

MEA statement on this conference

Some of the leading figures involved in researching chronic fatigue syndrome will be speaking at a scientific conference being organised by the Royal Society of Medicine in London on April 28.

The Royal Society of Medicine – an independent organisation – says the aim of this meeting is to take a broad look at chronic fatigue syndrome – examining its nature and definition, pathophysiology, epidemiology, clinical assessment and diagnosis, the patient perspective, and various approaches to treatment.

This is a scientific conference and there will be an emphasis on an evidence-based approach throughout.

Speakers:

  • Professor Peter White, Barts and the London Queen Mary School of Medicine and Dentistry (What is CFS?)
  • Dr Anthony Cleare, Institute of Psychiatry, London (Pathophysiology)
  • Professor Simon Wessely, King’s College London (Epidemiology)
  • Professor Chris Dowrick, Liverpool (Physician’s approach)
  • Professor Matthew Hotopf, Institute of Psychiatry, London (Psychiatrist’s approach)
  • Professor Richard Baker, Leicester University (NICE Guidelines)
  • Professor Rona Moss-Morris, University of Southampton (CBT and GET)
  • Dr Alastair Miller, Royal Liverpool University Hospital (What drugs can I use?)

Session chairmen:

  • Dr John Scadding, from the Royal Society of Medicine
  • Professor Anthony Pinching, Peninsula Medical School, Cornwall
  • Professor Mansel Aylward, Unum Provident Centre for Disability, Cardiff University
  • Professor Kam Bhui, Department of Psychiatry,  Queen Mary School of Medicine and Dentistry

In addition, Sir Peter Spencer from Action for ME will be discussing "ME – the patient perspective’.

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