Simon Wessely presentation at Columbia’s Center for Bioethics

I have contacted Prof Wessely, today, and asked if he would clarify whether the “Nice” as given in the title of his presentation by the event organisers refers to “NICE” as in “National Institute for Clinical Excellence”.

I have also asked whether a summary, transcript or podcast of Prof Wessely’s talk is going to be made available by him or by the event organisers (podcasts of some previous events listed on this site do appear to be available).  I have been unable to find a summary of Prof Wessely’s presentation on the website.  I will update when I have received a response or if a podcast is made available on the event organiser’s website.

With acknowledgement to the ONE CLICK list for the heads up on this somewhat cryptically titled presentation:

Professor Simon Wessely presentation

Columbia’s Center for Bioethics presents:

From Nothing to Nice: 20 Years In and Then Out of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Speaker: Simon Wessely, Director, Kings Centre for Military Hlth Res.: Head of the Dept. of Psychological Medicine, Inst. of Psychiatry, King’s College London

Sponsor: Department of Epidemiology

Oct 30, 2008
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Columbia University, Allan Rosenfield Building, 722 West 168th St.
Judith Jansen Conf. Room, 4th Fl., Rm. R425 Free

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One thought on “Simon Wessely presentation at Columbia’s Center for Bioethics

  1. Simon Wessely, the “Jewel in the Crown” of British Medicine, is like the old joke lighthouse – if it was not for the fact that it is there, then there would be no need for it. His diagnostic coverall CFS (Oxford anything you like, or don’t like criteria) creates the “undeserving” patients his “technique” strives to eradicate. In answering the question “Mad or bad,” British psychiatrists would have 99.99% of us “Bad.” Having being “Merrickally” picked by the Wesselyians, I’m tempted to envy the “Mad.”

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