Royal Society of Medicine conference – April 28

To express your concerns to AfME contact:

Sir Peter Spencer peter.spencer@afme.org.uk

Trish Taylor Trish.Taylor@afme.org.uk

For Conference programme click here


On its news page the ME Association describes this conference thus:

“Some of the leading figures involved in researching chronic fatigue syndrome will be speaking at a scientific conference being organised by the Royal Society of Medicine in London on April 28.

The Royal Society of Medicine – an independent organisation – says the aim of this meeting is to take a broad look at chronic fatigue syndrome – examining its nature and definition, pathophysiology, epidemiology, clinical assessment and diagnosis, the patient perspective, and various approaches to treatment.  This is a scientific conference and there will be an emphasis on an evidence-based approach throughout.”

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ME agenda note: Speakers and chairs include: Prof Simon Wessely, Prof Peter White, Dr Anthony Cleare, Prof Matthew Hotopf, Prof Rona Moss-Morris, Prof Mansel Aylward, Prof Kam Bhui, Prof Anthony Pinching and Sir Peter Spencer, CEO AfME.

 

Royal Society of Medicine conference – April 28: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Speakers:

Professor Peter White, Barts and the London Queen Mary School of Medicine and Dentistry (What is CFS?)
Dr Anthony Cleare, Institute of Psychiatry, London (Pathophysiology)
Professor Simon Wessely, King’s College London (Epidemiology)
Professor Chris Dowrick, Liverpool (Physician’s approach)
Professor Matthew Hotopf, Institute of Psychiatry, London (Psychiatrist’s approach)
Professor Richard Baker, Leicester University (NICE Guidelines)
Professor Rona Moss-Morris, University of Southampton (CBT and GET)
Dr Alastair Miller, Royal Liverpool University Hospital (What drugs can I use?)

Session chairmen:

Dr John Scadding, from the Royal Society of Medicine
Professor Anthony Pinching, Peninsula Medical School, Cornwall
Professor Mansel Aylward, Unum Provident Centre for Disability, Cardiff University
Professor Kam Bhui, Department of Psychiatry, Queen Mary School of Medicine and Dentistry
In addition, Sir Peter Spencer from Action for ME will be discussing “ME – the patient perspective’.

Registration Details: Fellow: £130 Associate: £100 Student Members: £40 Nurse: £125 Health Care Professional: £125 Retired Fellow: £100 Non-Fellow: £240 CPD (Applied for): 5 credits. Information from RSM Administration: Nicole Leida  Tel: +44 (0) 20 7290 3946 Fax: +44 (0) 20 7290 2989

http://www.rsm.ac.uk/academ/cfs.php

Chronic fatigue syndrome
Monday 28 April 2008

Venue: The Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE

Registration Details:
Fellow: £130
Associate: £100
Student Members: £40
Nurse: £125
Health Care Professional: £125
Retired Fellow: £100
Non-Fellow: £240

CPD (Applied for): 5 credits

9.25 am
Registration and Coffee

9.50 am
Welcome address
Dr John Scadding, Dean, Royal Society of Medicine

Session one
Chair: Dr John Scadding, Dean, Royal Society of Medicine

9.55 am
What is CFS?
Professor Peter White, Barts and the London Queen Mary School of Medicine and Dentistry

10.20 am
Questions

10.25 am
Pathophysiology
Dr Anthony Cleare, Institute of Psychiatry, London

10.50 am
Questions

10.55 am
Epidemiology
Professor Simon Wessley, King’s College London

11.20 am
Questions

11.25 am
Open discussion

11.40 am
Coffee

Session two
Chair: Professor Anthony Pinching, Peninsula Medical School

12.05 pm
Assessment: physician’s approach
Professor Chris Dowrick, Liverpool

12.30 pm
Questions

12.35 pm
Assessment: psychiatrist’s approach
Professor Matthew Hotopf, Institute of Psychiatry, London

1.00 pm
Questions

1.05 pm
Lunch

Session three
Chair: Professor Mansel Aylward, Unum Provident Centre for Disability, Cardiff University

2.00 pm
M.E. – The patient perspective
Sir Peter Spencer, Action for M.E.

2.25 pm
Questions

2.30 pm
Management: NICE Guidelines
Professor Richard Baker, Leicester University

2.55 pm
Questions

3.00 pm
Tea

Session four
Chair: Professor Kam Bhui, Department of Psychiatry, Queen Mary School of Medicine and Dentistry

3.30 pm
CBT and GET
Professor Rona Moss-Morris, University of Southampton

3.55 pm
Questions

4.05 pm
What drugs can I use?
Dr Alastair Miller, Royal Liverpool University Hospital

4.30 pm
Questions

4.35 pm
Open discussion

5.00 pm
Close of meeting

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2 thoughts on “Royal Society of Medicine conference – April 28

  1. Hello, fellow WordPress blogger, Dr Simon Wessely

    Yes, this is most certainly an “interesting” line up. My curiosity was so piqued by the apparent warmth of the ME Association’s intro to this Conference that I immediately shot an email off to their Press Office to enquire whether the words “Some of the leading figures involved in researching chronic fatigue syndrome…” had come from the MEA, themselves, or originated from an RSM Press Release. Obligingly, it was disclosed that The Royal Society of Medicine had asked for the MEA’s help in publicising this conference and that those words did indeed come from the pen of the MEA’s Press and Publicity Manager. Mmmm.

    BTW. It is interesting to note that Prof Simon Wessely (you know, the one who is Professor of Epidemiological and Liaison Psychiatry, King’s College London and Director, King’s Centre for Military Health Research) is speaking at 10.55am on Epidemiology.

    Still keeping his hand in, then?

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