Exercise and ME/CFS – the evidence

‘Exercise and ME/CFS – the evidence’ at Watershed, Bristol. February 5th 6.30pm. Tickets are 10pounds – must be bought in advance from http://voicesfromtheshadowsfilm.co.uk/shop-dvds/

The role of exercise and activity management in ME and CFS, and its effect on patient health, has been a source of great controversy for many years – widely accepted as beneficial by many healthcare workers, but questioned by many ME charities and patients who have deteriorated following over activity. Watch a 30 min version of ‘Voices from the Shadows’ – given the Audience Favourite International doc Award at the Mill Valley film festival, California 2011. Hear the latest research findings explained by Dr Mark VanNess from the Workwell Foundation USA, following his visit to Belfast to give a presentation at Stormont to MPs and medics. He bring objective scientific measurement to a field that has long been dominated by subjective impressions, confusion and poor science.

Dr Nigel Speight, a much loved consultant paediatrician and advisor to many ME charites will discuss some of the awful problems faced by some families with children with ME – a situation that appears to be worsening. Many people are misdiagnosed and there is widespread ignorance and prejudice about the illness, resulting in many patients suffering neglect or even given harmful treatments. Erinna Bowman from the ME research team at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine will discuss some of the issues around diagnosis, prevalence and building an effective biobank. The Q&A will be lead by Sue Waddle, spokesperson for ME Research UK. An evening for all those who want to learn more. Further details http://voicesfromtheshadowsfilm.co.uk/2013/bristol-event-feb-5th/ or call 0844 887 2475 or 01179733231. The event carries 2 CPD credits.

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