Free study day for professionals in Washington, Tyne and Wear | Saturday, May 19

Pre-registration has opened for a free study day for professionals called ‘The Naked Truth about ME/CFS – the clinician’s viewpoint’ to be held in Tyne and Wear on Saturday, May 19.

The event is being organised by Sunderland and South Tyneside ME/CFS Support Group in conjunction with the research group founded by the late Dr John Richardson – who spent 50 years caring for patients with the illness as well as carrying out and publishing research. He died in 2003 at the age of of 87.

It will be held at the Holiday Inn, Emerson Road, Washington, Tyne and Wear NE37 1LB between 10am and 3.30pm. Registration will begin at 9.30am.

The speakers will be Professor Malcolm Hooper, emeritus professor of medicinal chemistry at Sunderland University, Bishop Auckland GP Dr Irving Spurr, and paediatrician Dr Nigel Speight, who is an honorary medical adviser to the ME Association. Both Professor Hooper and Dr Spurr are members of the John Richardson Research Group.

The study day has been arranged for doctors who work with patients with ME/CFS and professionals from related areas – fatigue services, special educational needs and those involved in social care.

During the day, there will be a screening of the 63-minute film about severe M.E, ‘Voices from the Shadows’ which was made by Natalie Boulton and Josh Biggs. Both Professor Hooper and Dr Speight appear in the film.

The event has been awarded three Continuing Professional Development points.

To pre-register, please phone 0191 455 6959 or email Dr Spurr.

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