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ME Conference in Norway

Monday 11 May 2009

Norges Myalgisk Encefalopati ForeningThe Norwegian Myalgic Encephalopathy Association will be hosting a Conference on Myalgic Encephalopathy (ME) for Health Personnel on 12 June, 2009 in Norway.

The Conference is open to any health professional, and will be held in Store Auditorium, Stavanger University Hospital, Stavanger, Norway.

You can download the programme here (PDF, 68KB).

Here's the programme for the Conference:


Store Auditorium, Stavanger University Hospital, Stavanger, Norway
Organizer: Norwegian Myalgic Encephalopathy Association

Myalgic Encephalopathy and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome have long been poorly understood disorders. Using new biotechnological techniques the underlying pathophysiology of the syndrome(s) has been unmasked. Several treatable clinical entities have been discovered.


Chairpersons: Professor Ola Didrik Saugstad, MD, PhD and General Practitioner Mette Sophie Johnsgaard, MD

09:00 - 09:30
Registration, coffee/tea

09:30 - 09:35
Ellen V. Piro, leader, Norwegian ME Association

09:35 - 10:00
ME in Norway
Professor Ola Didrik Saugstad, MD, PhD, FRCPE, Department of Paediatric Research, Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet

10:00 -10:15
Film about a severely ill ME patient
Facts & Figures

10:15 - 10:45
ME in 2009: Overview of Current Scientific Research Data Including a Study on Severely Disabled Norwegian Patients
Professor Kenny De Meirleir, MD, PhD, Professor of Physiology, Pathophysiology and Medicine at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium; Internist at Himmunitas Foundation, Brussels, Belgium

10:45 - 11:00
Coffee/tea break

11:00 - 11:45
Scientifically Based Work-up in ME Patients
Professor K. De Meirleir

11:45 - 12:45
Lunch (open for questions from the press/media)

12:45 - 13:15
ME is a Treatable Disorder: Treatment Outcome Based on Scientifically Based Medicine
Professor K. De Meirleir

13:15 - 13:45
Intolerances & Diet Guidelines in ME
Christine Tobback, BSc in Food Sciences, Dietician specialized in ME and Food Intolerances/Allergies, Himmunitas Foundation, Brussels, Belgium and Lillestrøm Helseklinikk

13:45 - 14:00
Coffee/tea break

14:00 - 14:15
Example of a Norwegian Clinic Specialized in ME/CFS
General Practitioner Mette Sophie Johnsgaard, MD, Lillestrøm Helseklinikk

14:15 - 14:30
A Patient’s Experience & short clips from coming documentary
Anette Gilje, BA in Business Administration, Writer and Coach
Film directed by Pål Winsents, documentary filmmaker

14:30 - 15:00
Open forum/Questions

Enrolment at: [Norwegian language website]



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