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4 Sept 2019 - Frontiers in M.E - Transforming Patient Safety & Care

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What: Frontiers in M.E - Transforming Patient Safety & Care

Where: Riddel Hall, Queen's University Belfast

When: Wednesday 4 September 2019, 5.00pm - 9.15pm

50 years ago, in 1969, the World Health Organisation classified Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/post viral fatigue syndrome as a neurological illness, not a psychological disorder. A perception has more recently existed that the illness is just 'chronic fatigue' or 'extreme tiredness.'

This educational conference is designed for all NHS healthcare providers, decision makers, university lecturers, researchers, medical and healthcare students, teaching staff, benefits agency representatives and service users, and is aimed to compliment the development of the new regional specialist Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) service.

Expert speakers will provide a unique opportunity to learn about the latest cutting edge scientific research trying to provide answers of why ME patients experience an abnormal response to exercise/activity, when compared to healthy controls (or patients with other fatiguing illnesses). The use of invasive CPET by Dr. Systrom is helping to unravel the exercise intolerance, and there is growing evidence that patients have a defective energy metabolism. Also being addressed is the difficult question of why patients still report being faced with disbelief and dismissal by some medical professionals. 

To read more including details of the programme, speakers, see the flyer and to book a place click on the link to the Eventbrite website.

This event is being supported by HSC R&D Division of the Public Health Agency.