RSM CFS Conference programme

“Planning Committee: Dr John Scadding (Chair), Miss Bina Arpino, Professor Peter White, Professor Simon Wessley, Professor Kam Bhui, Professor Matthew Hotopf.”

Ed: Ms Bina Arpino is a member of the RSM events admin staff, the others are all presenters at the conference or session chairs.

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RSM CFS Conference programme PDF

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Monday 28 April 2008

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

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Monday 28 April 2008

Aims and Objectives:

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a common and debilitating illness which can persist for years. Despite extensive research, the nature and pathogenesis of the condition remain enigmatic. There is continuing uncertainty and controversy concerning the physical and psychological components that may contribute to the initiation and perpetuation of the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome.

The guidelines published by NICE in August 2007 have met with a mixed response, but many have welcomed the development of evidence based advice about different treatment options.

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.

Those attending the meeting will gain understanding of the various aspects of CFS being discussed, and be better able to help people suffering from this disabling condition.

The conference is intended for all health professionals who are involved in the assessment and treatment of those with CFS.

Planning Committee:
Dr John Scadding (Chair), Miss Bina Arpino, Professor Peter White, Professor Simon Wessley, Professor Kam Bhui, Professor Matthew Hotopf.

List of Contributors:
Dr John Scadding Dean, Royal Society of Medicine
Professor Peter White Barts & the London Queen Mary’s School of Medicine and Dentistry
Dr Anthony Cleare Institue of Psychiatry, London
Professor Simon Wessely King’s College London
Professor Anthony Pinching Peninsula Medical School
Professor Chris Dowrick Liverpool
Professor Matthew Hotopf Institute of Psychiatry, London
Professor Mansel Aylward Unum Centre for Psychosocial and Disability Research, Cardiff University
Sir Peter Spencer Action for M.E.
Professor Richard Baker Leicester University
Professor Kam Bhui Department of Psychiatry, Queen Mary School of Medicine and Dentistry
Professor Rona Moss-Morris University of Southampton
Dr Alastair Miller Royal Liverpool University Hospital

Accreditation:
5 CPD points (Applied for)

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 Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and what is ME?
Professor Peter White
Barts & the London, Queen Mary’s Schoolof Medicine and Dentistry

10.20 am Questions

10.25 am Pathophysiology
Dr Anthony Cleare
Institue of Psychiatry, London

10.50 am Questions

10.55 am Epidemiology
Professor Simon Wessely
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: general practitioners’ approach
Professor Chris Dowrick
University of 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 CB
Director, Unum Centre for Psychosocial and Disability Research, Cardiff University

2.00 pm M.E. – The patient persepective
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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