Milton Keynes Wednesday 14th-Thursday 15th March 2012 Wednesday 14th March 10.30-11.15 Dr John Macbeth Honorary Reader University of Manchester; The Epidemiology of Pain/Fatigue Disorders: examining co-occurrence and common associated factors 11.15-12.15 Keynote Speaker: Professor Peter White St Bartholomews Hospital London: Pace - in Practice 1.45-2.30 Dr Esther Crawley: Centre for Child and Adolescent Health, Bristol; 'What's new in CFS/M.E. for Children and Young People?' (update on Paediatric Research) 2.30-3.15 Dr David Vickers Medical Director and Consultant Paediatrician Cambridge Community Services NHS Trust; Symptom Management in Children and Young People 3.45-4.30 Sue Pemberton Consultant Occupational Therapist, Leeds; Distortions of Time: an alternative view of the concept of Pacing in CFS/ME 4.30-5.15 Paul McCrone Professor of Health Economics, Kings College London; Treatments for CFS/ME; are they value for money? Thursday 15th March Morning: Choice of 2 workshops from: WORKSHOPS 1. What makes a Service Young People Friendly? - Facilitated by: Anna Gregorowski (Nurse Consultant, GOSH) 2. Issues and Difficulties on Diagnosis and Management of ME/CFS in Very Young Children Dr Esther Crawley (Bath RNHRD CFS/ME Service) 3. Socialisation to the Model Dr Jo Daniels 4. Providing an inpatient service for those severely affected with CFS/ME. Paul McCrone Professor of Health Economics and Director of the centre for the Economics of Mental health, Leeds. 5. Liaison with Education- working together Janey Readman Team Leader Children's Community Nursing for CFS/ME, Transitions & Special Needs School Nurse. 6. What is the essence of effective therapy? A patient perspective. Facilitated by Carol Wilson Specialist OT/Psychotherapist 7. C.B.T Dr Mary Burgess is a Cognitive Behaviour Psychotherapist who has worked for the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Research & Treatment Unit in London for several years. She was therapy lead for the PACE trial and developed and wrote the treatment manuals for the trial. 8. Activity Management; The use of evidence in practise; the difference between practise and research. What is the evidence for using this approach and how are clinicians using current scientific evidence within day to day practice? Dr Diane L Cox reader in Occupational Therapy and Fiona Wright Specialist Occupational Therapist Frenchay CFS/ME Service Bristol 3.00-3.45 Trudie Chalder ; Fatigue in Women 3.45 - 4.00 Closing speaker TBC: Topic MRC new research funded 4.00-5.00 BACME AGM Chairperson Michelle Selby, Head OT/Network Co-ord Dorset CFS/ME service; (for existing and new members) I've highlighted the sessions that I personally would most like to hear.