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October 18, Oslo Norway – International ME Patient & Caregiver Conference, Sponsored by the Norwegian ME Association with presentations by Professors Nancy Klimas, MD; Birgitta Evengard, MD, PhD; Kenny De Meirleir, MD, PhD; Charles W. Lapp, MD; Fred Friedberg, PhD; Ola Didrik Saugstad, MD, PhD, FRCPE.

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Details regarding the October 18 program for patients and caregivers, to be presented largely in English, are as follows, with registration details. (A meeting on Friday, October 19 will be reserved for health personnel.)

LOCATION: the Oslo Kongressenter, Samfunnssalen, Oslo, Norway

ORGANIZER: Norwegian Myalgic Encephalopathy Association


Chair: Anna-Louise Midsem

12.00 Registration

12.45 Welcome
Ellen V. Piro, leader of Norwegian ME Association

12.50 Official Opening
Member of Parliament, Laila Davoy

13.00 Updates in Biomedical Research in ME – an Overview
Professor Birgitta Evengard, MD, PhD, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm

13.30 Immunology in ME
Professor Nancy Klimas, MD, Dept. of Medicine, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL

13.50 Lunch

14.40 The Importance of the ME/CFS Case Definition and Why the Name ME/CFS Matters
Professor Leonard Jason, PhD, Psychologist, Clinical and Community Psychology, DePaul University, Chicago, Ill

15.05 Gastrointestinal Problems in ME
Professor Kenny De Meirleir, MD, PhD, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

15.25 Coffee/tea break

15.40 Sleep Problems and Pain Syndromes in ME
Charles W. Lapp, MD, Private Practice Clinician, Hunter Hopkins Center, Charlotte; Clinical Professor, Duke University, Durham, NC

16.00 Ultra-Brief Behavioral Management of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in Medical Care
Assistant Professor Fred Friedberg, PhD, Psychologist, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

16.20 Open forum / Questions

16.50 Close
Professor Ola Didrik Saugstad, MD, PhD, FRCPE, Department of Pediatric Research, The National Hospital (Rikshospitalet-Radiumhospitalet), Oslo


You must register for the conference by October 2nd. You register at:

Thursday October 18th is for patients and care-takers and costs (NOK) kr. 350.-.

Friday October 19th is reserved for health personnel and costs (NOK) kr. 1400,-.

The fee includes course materials, coffee/tea and lunch.

An invoice for the conference fee will be sent you when you are registered. The conference fee must be paid in time in order to assure your participation.

There will be some beds available in the conference room for those who need to lie down.

The conference language is mainly English. Professor Evengard will be speaking in Swedish. Professor Nyland and Dr. Med. Brubakk will be speaking in Norwegian.


For those who need to stay overnight we have reserved single rooms with breakfast at the Thon Hotel Slottsparken from October 17th to 20th at (NOK) kr. 960,- a night. You reserve and pay for your room directly with the hotel. The telephone number is 0047-23 25 66 00.

In order to get the special reservation price you need to give the following reference number: 3296 650.

This offer is open until October 2nd

The Conference Venue:
Oslo Kongressenter, Samfunnssalen,
Arbeidersamfunnets plass 1

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