Dutch ME/CFS Conference: Thursday 12 May, 2011

May 10, 2011

ME Association medical adviser Dr Charles Shepherd will be giving a presentation at this Dutch medical conference on how current research findings relating to infection, immunology, neurology (including post-mortem findings), neuroendocrinology and muscle pathology have been translated into treatments aimed at the underlying disease process in ME/CFS.

Full conference programme:

ME/CFS Symposium
12 May 2011, Amstelveen

09.00 registration and welcome

09.45 Introduction by the chairman, Henk Oosterling

10.00 Better and faster recognition of ME/CFS, Theo Wijlhuizen

10.30 The diagnostic approach to extreme tiredness by the GP, Rik Kaarsgaren

11.00 coffee break

11.30 Overview of the possible causes, including current research, Dr. Charles Shepherd

12.15 The central nervous system and CFS: cause of many problems, or the key to a solution? Prof. Jo Nijs

12.45 Discussion

13.00 lunch

14.00 Meet a ME/CFS patiënt, Goska Sixma

14.30 Behavioural therapy in ME/CFS, Prof.Dr. Gijs Bleijenberg

15.00 tea break

15.30 ME/CFS and work, Monique Broekhuizen

16.00 The need for a muti-disciplinary guideline, Nettie Blankenstein

16.30 Discussion

17.00 end

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