Sue Pemberton to speak at Sheffield ME Group annual conference | 16 October 2013

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Well, what do we really mean when we talk about graded exercise or graded activity – or indeed pacing for that matter?

Sue Pemberton, clinical director of the Yorkshire Fatigue Clinic and a former NHS ME/CFS Occupational Therapy guru, will throw her energy into the debate in Sheffield on Wednesday, October 16.

Sue, who opened her own clinic at Clifton Moor near York a year ago after 22 years in charge of the Leeds NHS service for people with ME/CFS, will be speaking on the theme “Why Activity Matters – Behind The Myths of Grading” at the annual conference organised by the Sheffield ME Group.

The conference will be held at The Circle, 33 Rockingham Lane, Sheffield S1 4FW, right in the heart of the city. The event will start at 1.30pm.

The Circle is within easy walking distance of many major bus routes and approximately a 10 minute walk from the Train Station and Sheffield Interchange. The Circle is just minutes away from the Sheffield Supertram which offers Park and Ride facilities (the City Hall tram stop is a 2 minute walk). Visitors to The Circle can obtain half-price parking at the nearby Rockingham Street Car Park which has 500 spaces.

Sue wrote the original therapy programme for the Leeds centre and has worked clinically with the service throughout much of its history.

She has been clinical champion for the condition for the North/East/West Yorkshire regions, contributes to collaborative work nationally and has also co-edited several books, such as Fighting Fatigue.

Tea/coffee refreshments will be provided. No booking is required – just turn up on the day. For any further information, please contact Sheffield ME Group office on 0114 253 6700.

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