ME/CFS and FM Conference in London Dec 12 to Feature Drs. Sarah Myhill & Basant K Puri – All Welcomed

All ME/CFS and fibromyalgia patients, advocates and interested healthcare professionals are invited to a conference in London Sunday, Dec 12 – 10:30 am to 5:00 pm.

The conference sponsor: the Academy of Nutritional Medicine (AONM) – an international forum for the advancement of nutritional medicine.

Lead speakers: Drs. Basant K. Puri and Sarah Myhill, both well known for their ground-breaking research regarding mitochondrial function/support and ME/CFS/FM.

Cost: £30 – lunch not included. Purchase tickets at info@aonm.org.

For details, and background on the lead speakers & other featured presenters, see the AONM invitation below.

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Myalgic Encephalomyelitis & Fibromyalgia
One Day Conference

Time:  Sunday, December 12, 10:30 am – 5:00 pm

Location:  CNM Building (College of Naturopathic Medicine)
41 Riding House Street, London W1W 7BE. Tube: Oxford Circus London, United Kingdom

This conference is an opportunity for people who are affected by Fibromyalgia and/or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis as well as Health Care Professionals to gain knowledge of these conditions relating to the most up-to-date research and also treatment options.

We are delighted to announce our very special guest speaker Dr. Sarah Myhill.

Possible Program (10:30 am – 5:00 pm)
10:00 am Registration
10:30 am Introduction & Awareness Video
10:45 – 11:30 am Sarah Myhill
11:30 – 12:05 pm Basant Puri
12:05 pm -12:15 pm Awareness Video Presented by Catherine Gilmore
12:15 – 1:15pm Lunch
1:15 – 2:00 pm Greg Crowhurst
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Sarah Myhill
3:00 pm – 3:20 pm Break
3:20 pm – 5:00 pm extensive Q & A Session

Price £30 – Lunch not included.
To purchase tickets please email info@aonm.org

[INFORMATION ABOUT] SPEAKERS

DR SARAH MYHILL www.drmyhill.co.uk

PROFESSOR BASANT K PURI – MA (Cantab), PhD, MB, BChir, BSc (Hons) MathSci, MRCPsych, DipStat, PG Cert Maths, MMath

Professor Basant K. Puri is a world-leading neuroscience and biochemistry expert who received his primary and postgraduate degrees in medicine from the University of Cambridge, and carried out post-doctoral work in molecular genetics at the University of Cambridge and in imaging at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School at Hammersmith Hospital, London. He also has postgraduate degrees in mathematics and is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

While at Hammersmith Hospital and the MRC he contributed to our understanding of the effects of lipids on brain structure and chemistry and directed a clinical program to study the effects of lipids on major neurological and psychiatric disorders.

He demonstrated the benefits of lipids on the clinical symptomatology and cerebral atrophy of Huntington’s disease, and has helped develop methods to quantify the effects of PUFAs on brain structure. He has taught Nutritional Medicine at postgraduate MSc level. He is the author of over 30 books and 150 papers. [Examples of Prof. Puri's publications relating to ME/CFS include:]

“Long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids and the pathophysiology of myalgic encephalomyelitis”
http://jcp.bmj.com/content/60/2/122.abstract

“Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, a natural way to treat ME”
http://rosevibe.me.uk/cfs/review.htm

MR GREG GROWHURST

Greg Crowhurst is a registered Nurse with qualifications in Training, Experiential Learning, Counseling, Web Design and an MA in Moral, Personal and Spiritual Development, Greg ran his own Training & Development company before caring full-time for his wife Linda who has Very Severe ME. He is the author of two spiritual books based on his experience of caring and has published on ME in the Nursing Standard and British Journal of Nursing.

He runs a website dedicated to Severe ME : www.stonebird.co.uk

Greg has found music, art and expressive writing invaluable in coping with the 17 years his wife has spent in never- ending physical suffering."

"The experience of Severe ME "
http://www.stonebird.co.uk/

BLOG
http://carersfight.blogspot.com/

VIDEO PRESENTATIONS BY MRS CATHERINE GILMORE

Catherine Gilmore is 39 years old. She was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia 3 years ago. She is a Leukemia Survivor of nearly 20 years and underwent a bone marrow transplant at the young age of 19 years old. Her story, like so many is one that describes someone that despite all of life’s difficulties shows an inner strength and determination to help others.

In August 2009 Catherine Gilmore started using her artistic talent to produce not just beautiful but incredibly moving videos that both express the feelings and thoughts of the Fibromyalgia Survivor but also can be used as a tool to help the person feel ‘believed’ and ‘understood’. For someone with Fibromyalgia and/or M.E. this is essential.

Catherine’s videos are viewed around the world, they have been shown to patient groups, friends and relatives, medical professionals and at International Conferences educating both the public and health care professionals.

[Videos by Catherine Gilmore include:]

"Fibromyalgia Awareness 2"
www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0hMzX_Ku48

"Fibromyalgia Awareness 6"
www.youtube.com/watch?v=xu9OCP4oWu8

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