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Highlighting M.E. at RCGP conference today and Friday

October 04, 2018

Dr Gregor Purdie, Medical Advisor, Action for M.E., will join two other clinicians to lead Forward M.E.’s workshop at the RCGP conference in Glasgow today.

Chaired by Prof Kamila Hawthorne, Vice Chair (Professional Development), Royal College of GPs (RCGP), the workshop will cover early, accurate diagnosis and appropriate management of M.E. in children, young people and adults.

Dr Purdie, a former GP based in Dumfries and Galloway, and co-author of the Scottish Good Practice Statement on ME/CFS, will be joined by Dr Charles Shepherd, Honorary Medical Advisor, ME Association; and Dr Nigel Speight, Honorary Paediatric Adviser to the ME Association and Tymes Trust.

As well as the workshop, Forward ME has a stand in the exhibition centre sharing key resources from each member charity. Clare Ogden, Head of Communications and Engagement, Action for M.E., will be there tomorrow to speak with GP delegates – around 1,500 are expected to attend the conference – and share our Newly diagnosed with M.E. resource.

Also manning the stand today and tomorrow are staff, Trustees and volunteers from the M.E. Association, the 25% M.E. Group and #MEAction Scotland.

We are enormously grateful to Carol Monaghan MP and her team, for their kind support in setting up the stand and ensuring resources from each Forward ME charity are delivered to the venue on time.

You can follow the conference on Twitter @RCGPAC and please do encourage your own GP to come along and say hello if they are attending – we’re on stand E42, from 8am to 4.30pm, tomorrow and Friday.