Programme for medical professionals: Oct 24 in Calgary

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    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Program
    for Family Physicians, General Internists, Rheumatologists, and Psychiatrists

    Part I: Diagnosis and Assessment of Patients with CFS/ME
    Friday, October 24th, 2008 - 1:00 - 4:45 pm - Dr. Clara Christie Theatre

    After attending, participants will be able to:
    • Use the Canadian Consensus Guidelines and check lists to accurately diagnose patients presenting with the signs
    & symptoms of CFS/ME

    • Use the Guidelines’ history, physical examination and laboratory tests to exclude other diseases that can cause
    chronic fatigue, sleep disorders, pain and cognitive difficulties

    • Assess occupational disability in CFS/ME

    • Differentiate CFS/ME from psychiatric disorders

    Dr. Pierre Flor Henry MB, ChB, MD(Edin), AcadDPM(Lond), FRCPsych, CSPQ(Psych)
    Clinical Professor and Director, Clinical Diagnostics and Research Centre, Department of Psychiatry, University of Alberta,
    Co-Author: Canadian Consensus Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of ME/CFS

    Dr. Eleanor Stein MD FRCP(C)
    Psychiatrist with dedicated CFS practice, Calgary, Alberta

    Dr. Irena Esche MD FRCP(C)
    Psychiatrist in private practice, Calgary, Alberta


    Part II: Clinical Management of CFS/ME
    Friday, November 7th, 2008 - 1:00 - 4:45 pm - Libin Lecture Theatre

    Through case examples and discussion, participants will learn:
    • The treatment approach to CFS/ME

    • Management of sleep, activities, pacing, pain and diet
    • To take an environmental history to evaluate the impact of environmental/dietary influences on health

    • To teach the basics of stress management learning the tools of meditation and breathing regulation

    • To assist patients with the emotional effects of chronic illness: CFS/ME

    Dr. Alison Bested MD FRCP(C) (Hematological Pathology), Toronto, Ontario
    Author: Hope and Help for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia,
    Co-Author: Canadian Consensus Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of ME/CFS

    Dr. Eleanor Stein MD FRCP(C)
    Psychiatrist with dedicated CFS practice, Calgary, Alberta

    Dr. Ernie McCrank MD FRCP(C)
    Psychiatrist in private practice, Calgary, Alberta

    For registration form, please go to www.cme.ucalgary.ca