March 11 Update:
After thoughtful deliberation, we have made the difficult but necessary decision to postpone our Medical Education event in London, originally due to take place on April 1 at the LSHTM. We know how much this means to the community, and we did not make this decision in haste. The health and safety of our community, attendees, students, our staff and partners are our top priority. Thank you so much to everyone who has encouraged healthcare professionals to attend the event. We are SO grateful.
Due to the CoVid-19 situation, we are postponing this event to ensure everyone’s safety and wellbeing.We will keep you up to date with news regarding this event as soon as we can. In the meantime, please do encourage the healthcare professionals you know to watch Unrest and check out other relevant ME educational materials. We ask for patience as we evaluate our next steps with regards to this event and we will alert you as additional information becomes available.
As part of #MEAction’s continued efforts to deliver medical education tools and events to healthcare professionals, #MEAction UK has organised a special education event on April 1 (6-9pm), titled “Diagnosis, Management and Care of ME”, hosted by The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).
This medical education event is free and aimed at consultants, as well as junior doctors, GPs, nurses and other healthcare professionals (2 CPD credits). The session will include the screening of award-winning film Unrest and a discussion and Q&A with Mrs Caroline Kingdon, RN, MSc, Dr Nigel Speight, Dr William Weir and David Tuller, DrPH (due to unforeseen circumstances Mr Tuller’s presence is pending as of March 10) . Individual case studies will be part of the panel to share their experiences.
We are encouraging you to invite your consultant and/or other healthcare professionals to this medical education event so they learn more about myalgic encephalomyelitis. The event will cover: the range of presentation of ME symptoms, the latest developments in research and management of ME as well as understanding how to provide effective care and management advice. The session will also cover paediatric management and care. You can also find information about this event on the LSHTM website here.
Please let your healthcare professionals know about this important learning event, especially those in London and the Greater London area. They can register via the registration link below.
We have prepared a sample email for you to use to contact your healthcare professionals to encourage them to attend, as well as graphic resources for you to share on social media and with your consultants, doctors, GPs, etc.
Dear (add First Name, Last Name)
As a person with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), I urge you to attend a medical education session (2 CPD credits) about ME on April 1 from 6 to 9pm at The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). The “Diagnosis, Management & Care of ME” training is aimed at consultants, doctors, GPs, nurses and other healthcare professionals and will include a Q&A panel with consultants, medical doctors and experts as well as the screening of the award-winning film Unrest.
(Add your personal message here: Tell your healthcare professional how long you or a loved one has had ME, and how the current situation in the UK has negatively impacted your care and how they can help you by attending this event).
Wednesday 1st April
The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Keppel Street, Bloomsbury
London, WC1E 7HT
Join to learn more about the complex multi-system disease ME. The event will cover: the range of presentation of ME symptoms, the latest developments in research and management of ME as well as understanding how to provide effective care and management advice. The session will also cover paediatric management and care. CPD credits have been applied for. There will be four speakers for this event:
Mrs Caroline Kingdon – Research Fellow, Research Nurse and UK ME/CFS Biobank Lead
Dr Nigel Speight – Paediatric ME specialist
Dr William Weir – Consultant physician and ME specialist
Please register to book a Free place at the event via this link: bit.ly/MeMedEd
Refreshments will be provided. Please do feel free to forward this email and information to colleagues and if you have any questions, please email [email protected].
All the best,
(Add your name and last name)
Sample graphic invitation to send your healthcare professional and attach to your email, click here.