Royal Society of Medicine “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome” Conference 28 April 2008
Webcasts and PDFs of Presentation documents
Webcasts of all ten presentations have now been added to the RSM’s website. These also include PowerPoint slides which accompanied the presentations.
For ease of reference, all links to webcasts are collated in this one posting, together with links for the ten presentation document PDFs. Those on dial-up internet access please note that the PDF for Sir Peter Spencer’s presentation is around 6.0MB file size.
The webcasts are available in four session sections. Registration is required to view these webcasts but this does not take long to fill in and is processed immediately – you may need to log in each time you return to the site.
Introduction by RSM Dean Dr Scadding
What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & what is ME?: Professor Peter White, Barts & the London School of Medicine
Epidemiology: Professor Simon Wessely, King’s College London
Pathophysiology: Dr Anthony Cleare, Institue of Psychiatry, London
Assessment: general practitioners’ approach: Professor Chris Dowrick, University of Liverpool
Assessment: psychiatrist’s approach: Professor Matthew Hotopf, Institute of Psychiatry, London
M.E.- The Patient Perspective, Sir Peter Spencer
Management: NICE Guidelines, Professor Richard Baker
CBT and GET, Professor Rona Moss-Morris
What drugs can I use? Dr Alastair Miller
At the link below on the RSM site are links to extra online resources to accompany the conference: These are a single PDF of Speaker Abstracts and Biographies and ten PDFs of PowerPoint presentation slides. No site registration is required in order to view or download the PDFs.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Further resources to accompany the conference
Please note all presentations open in a new browser window
Speaker Abstracts and Biographies
Download Abstracts and Biographies [PDF 86k]
Speaker Presentation documents
Introduction, Dr. John Scadding. Dean of the RSM
Only Webcast available (Registation required)
What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & what is ME? [PDF 278k]
Professor Peter White, Barts & the London School ofMedicine
Pathophysiology [PDF 311k]
Dr Anthony Cleare, Institue of Psychiatry, London
Epidemiology [PDF 544k]
Professor Simon Wessely, King’s College London
Assessment: general practitioners’ approach [PDF 576k]
Professor Chris Dowrick, University of Liverpool
Assessment: psychiatrist’s approach [PDF 225k]
Professor Matthew Hotopf, Institute of Psychiatry, London
M.E. – The patient perspective [PDF 6.1mb]
Sir Peter Spencer, Action for M.E.
Management: NICE Guidelines [PDF 301k]
Professor Richard Baker, Leicester University
CBT and GET [PDF 269k]
Professor Rona Moss-Morris, University of Southampton
What drugs can I use? [PDF 243k]
Dr Alastair Miller, Royal Liverpool University Hospital
“Please note that copyright in the presentations on the RSM’s site belong to the authors listed. Permission must be sought for any copying or other re-use of their material.”
“The Royal Society of Medicine is not responsible for the content of the presentations of the listed authors.”
Apologies for the error in one of the links that were mailed out via Co-Cure e-list, yesterday, this has now been corrected in a follow up posting.
I’d like to take this opportunity of thanking the following: Gus Ryan for organising the RSM Protest on the afternoon of the conference, his two stewards, Annette Barclay and Ciaran Farrell, all those who attended the protest and prepared presentation letters; Joan and Dewi Crawford for attending in the morning and handing out several hundred information leaflets to conference attendees; everyone both here in the UK and internationally, who sent postcards, letters and emails to the RSM in protest against the make-up of the planning committee, the line-up of presenters and the conference agenda – according to the RSM’s Mrs Jo Parkinson, they were “inundated”; all those who raised awareness of the various protests on websites, forums, e-lists and social networking sites and all those who agitated before and following the conference for transcripts and videos of the presentations to be made available on the RSM’s website.
“On a Postcard, please” Campaign Co-ordinator