Royal Society of Medicine meeting for health professionals on ME/CFS | 18 March 2015

March 3, 2015

The Royal Society of Medicine is organising a meeting on ME/CFS for health professionals on the afternoon of Wednesday, March 18.

Programme details are here:,-clinical-practice-and-public-perception.aspx

The meeting is for health professionals who belong to the RSM. It is not a patient + doctor meeting.

Space at this meeting is strictly limited but doctors and healthcare professionals may apply for a free place in advance of the meeting by contacting

There will also be a very limited number of places for representatives from the national ME/CFS charities who belong to the Forward ME Group.


ME/CFS: Frontiers in research, clinical practice and public perception

Wednesday 18 March 2015
Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
London W1G 0AE

About this event

This afternoon meeting will focus on the various medical opinions
surrounding ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. We would like to thank the
Wellcome Trust for their support of this meeting. Please note that
this meeting is open to RSM Members only.

Aims: Delegates will have a rare opportunity to learn about ME/CFS
from a clinical, scientific and political perspective. They will be
exposed to some of the contested ideas that have shaped the direction
of research and services and come to a more holistic understanding of
the illness and its social context.

Objectives: Delegates will learn about:
* Controversies regarding the aetiology of ME/CFS and the possible
consequences of this for management and research.
* The clinical impact of the illness and its management in the context
of child and adolescent services
* New directions in clinical research aimed at understanding and
treating the illness
* The political aspects of ME/CFSin the UK


2.00 pm Registration
2.30 pm Welcome and introduction
Dr Fiona Godlee, Editor, BMJ

Session one

2.35 pm Theories and controversies in ME/CFS
Dr Charles Shepherd, Medical Adviser to the ME Association
and ME sufferer
3.05 pm ME/CFS: Clinical and patient realities
Ms Anna Gregorowski, Nurse Consultant, Great Ormond
Street Hospital
3.35 pm Tea and coffee break

Session two

3.50 pm Frontiers in ME/CFS research
Dr Luis Nacul , Member of the ME/CFS Biobank team,
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
4.20 pm The politics of ME/CFS
Countess of Mar, Member of the House of Lords, All Party
Parliamentary Group on ME and Chair of Forward ME Group of
4.30 pm Current models of care – do they work?
Dr Gabrielle Murphy, Clinical Lead for ME/CFS Service,
Department of Infection and Immunology, Royal Free Hospital
4.50 pm Panel discussion
5.20 pm Closing remarks
Dr Fiona Godlee
5.30 pm Completion of evaluation forms and close of meeting

Organiser's details

For information on this event, contact
Carly Belchak
Tel: 020 7290 2984
Fax: 020 7290 2989
Email: open@…

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