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A​ction for M.E. and Forward M.E. at GP conference

September 25, 2018

Forward M.E. charities, including Action for M.E., will host an exhibition stand and workshop at next month’s Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) conference in Glasgow – please encourage your GP to come and say hello if they are attending.

Stand number E42 will be manned by staff and volunteers from the Action for M.E., ME Association, The 25% M.E. Group and #MEAction on Thursday 4 and Friday 6 October (the exhibition runs for two of the conference’s three days only), who will share key resources from each Forward M.E. member organisation, with the aim of increasing knowledge and understanding of M.E. among GP delegates. We will be sharing our Newly diagnosed with M.E. booklet, aimed at healthcare professionals and people with M.E. who would like more information and support about the diagnosis, symptoms and management of M.E.

At 4pm on the Thursday, delegates have the option to attend a Forward M.E. workshop, presented by:

  • Dr Charles Shepherd, Hon. Medical Advisor, ME Association, giving an overview of early and accurate diagnosis of M.E.
  • Dr Gregor Purdie, Medical Advisor, Action for M.E., on management of adults with M.E.
  • Dr Nigel Speight, Hon. Paediatric Adviser to the ME Association and Tymes Trust, on diagnosis and management of children and adolescents with M.E.

We are delighted to learn that 230 GP delegates have already booked to attend this workshop.

If you know your GP is attending the conference, please direct him or her to stand E42 to speak with our staff and volunteers.