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Huge ME/CFS Event Held In Boston

Sunday 27 January 2019

 

From ProHealth:

 

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Huge ME/CFS Event Held In Boston

The event drew over 650 medical practitioners and students

By Rivka Solomon (@rivkatweets)
ProHealth.com
January 25, 2019
Copyright © 2019 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved.

Every now and then something happens in our global ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) community that is both noteworthy and hopeful. Something that makes us believe things may actually change for the better. That’s what happened on January 15, 2019, in Boston, Massachusetts, a city known as a medical mecca because of its world-class medical schools and hospitals.

After a whirlwind year of organizing a dozen public events — at colleges, in hospitals and with our state’s Department of Public Health — using the best awareness-raising tool our community has ever had, the film Unrest, Massachusetts ME/CFS & FM Association (“MassME”), a state advocacy organization, helped pull off the biggest shindig yet: An ME event with over 650 attending.

The event host and organizer was MGH Institute of Health Professions (“the MGH Institute”), a highly respected graduate university founded by Boston’s elite Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). The event audience was primarily 600 MGH Institute students, all studying to be, or already practicing as, nurses, physicians assistants, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists and more. Half were nurses. This event was their annual, mandatory Interprofessional Rounds, or “compassion lecture.” The audience also included around 65 additional faculty, healthcare professionals and members of the public.

 

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