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Join us for M.E. event at the Royal Free Hospital

October 11, 2017

The impact of M.E., and the challenges faced by children, families and adults living with the condition, will be the focus of an awareness-raising event at London’s Royal Free Hospital next month.

Hosted jointly with Action for M.E. as part of the Trust’s  Medicine for Members series, the event will also focus on the need for urgent need for biomedical research, and appropriate medical care.

The Royal Free Hospital was the site of an outbreak of M.E. among 292 members of the medical and administrative staff in 1955.

Chaired by Judy Dewinter, Lead Governor, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, the event will feature:

  • presentations by Sonya Chowdhury, Chief Executive, Action for M.E. and Stephen Holgate, Clinical Professor of Immunopharmacology, University of Southampton,
  • a short clip from Jen Brea's award-winning M.E. documentary, Unrest, introduced by one of the film's team.

Refreshments will be provided and there will be an opportunity to put your questions to the speakers at the end.

Taking place at 6pm on Tuesday 7 November at The Royal Free Hospital, the event is free to attend, but you do need to RSVP: please get in touch to secure your place. 

Sonya Chowdhury, Chief Executive, Action for M.E., says, “This is a brilliant opportunity to share the stories of people with M.E. with patient and public members of the Trust, clinicians and other health professionals, and the wider hospital staff and governors – and ask them to take action with us to improve the lives of those affected.”