Wednesday 18 March 2015
Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
CPD - Applied for
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.
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.
Delegates will learn about:
Welcome and introduction
Dr Fiona Godlee, Editor, BMJ
Theories and controversies in ME/CFS
Dr Charles Shepherd, Honorary Medical Adviser, ME Association
ME/CFS: Clinical and patient realities
Ms Anna Gregorowski, Nurse Consultant, Great Ormond Street Hospital
Tea and coffee break
Frontiers in ME/CFS research
Dr Luis Nacul, Clinical Senior Lecturer, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
The politics of ME/CFS
Countess of Mar, Independent Crossbench Peer, House of Lords
Current models of care – do they work?
Dr Gabrielle Murphy, Clinical Lead for ME/CFS Service, Department of Infection and Immunology, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
ME/CFS: What we know, what we think we know and what we don’t know
Dr Alistair Santhouse, Consultant Psychiatrist, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Andrew Papanikitas, President, Open Section, Royal Society of Medicine
Completion of evaluation forms and close of meeting