NICE guidance to be discussed at MEA annual medical meeting September 15

NICE guidance to be discussed at MEA annual medical meeting September 15

Members of the group that drew up the controversial NICE guidance on the diagnosis and management of ME/CFS will be in Peterborough this Saturday (September 15) ­ at the annual Medical Meeting of The ME Association.

The meeting, which will be open to all, will range Professor Richard Baker, chairman of the guideline development group, Dr Fred Nye and a patient group representative in discussion with MEA medical advisers Dr Charles Shepherd and Dr Anne Macintyre and members of the audience.

It will be held in the National Centre for Deafdblindness, DeafBlind UK’s modern conference centre at Hampton, Peterborough PE7 8FD, between 2 and 5pm.

The first part of the meeting will focus on a presentation on NICE by Professor Baker and his team, with time for questions. In the second half, Dr Shepherd and Dr Macintyre will discuss other “hot topics” in the ME world and the latest research, and take questions.

Plenty of car parking is available on site which is situated close to the Orton turn to Peterborough off the A1(M) between the A1139 Fletton Parkway and the A15 London Road. A Tesco Xtra store is close by. Peterborough Rail Station is about four miles away ­ take a taxi from outside the station or a bus to Hampton from the nearby Queensgate Shopping Centre.

There’s no need to book, but please call Tony Britton on 01406 370293 if you intend to be there, or email Tony Britton.  Admission at the door will cost £3 for MEA members or carers accompanying people with ME, and £5 for non-members.

Tony Britton
The ME Association


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