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APPG on M.E. to take place on 19 April

April 08, 2021

The Annual General Meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on M.E. (APPGME) will take place on Monday 19 April between 11:00 – 12:00.

This meeting is for MPs only and anyone can lobby their MP to attend. As well as contacting your MP via email or phone, tagging them into social media posts is another way of getting their attention.

In addition to AGM business, this meeting will focus on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the M.E. community.

Points of discussion will include the clinical and pathological overlaps between M.E. and Long Covid; the COVID-19 vaccination programme and guidance for M.E. patient prioritisation; and the general challenges facing the M.E. community at this difficult time.

At this stage two guest speakers are confirmed who will share their expertise through short presentations and a Q&A discussion:

  • Dr David Strain, a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Exeter Medical School and Honorary Consultant in medicine for the older adult who is heavily involved in the British Medical Association COVID response team.
  • Dr Nina Muirhead, a Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust Dermatologist who is actively working to deliver better education for healthcare professionals on the topic of ME.

    For minutes or details of discussions in the meeting please contact the ME Association which provides secretariat support to the APPG.
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