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.
- 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?)
- 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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