The Irish ME/CFS Association is pleased to announce that it has arranged for Dr William Weir, a leading international ME/CFS expert from the UK, to give 5 ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome talks in Ireland in and around international ME/CFS Awareness Day, May 12 May. The talks entitled "ME/CFS: Past, Present and Future" will include questions-and-answers sessions.
Each talk will be followed by a chance to chat to others over complimentary tea/coffee/herbal tea/water and biscuits.
Towards the end, we have included a biography of Dr Weir.
The talks will take place in the following venues:
Wednesday May 10 2023 - 7:30 PM
Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport, K67 X3H5
Car parking: Complimentary for guests attending a meeting/event at the hotel
Location: see here https://www.claytonhoteldublinairport.com/airport-parking/find-us/
24-hour courtesy bus to & from the airport (useful as there are a lot of transport links to the airport)
This talk is being hosted by Vera Kindlon, the Association’s chairperson.
Thursday May 11 2023 - 7:30 PM
The Kingsley Hotel, Victoria Cross, Cork, T12 P680.
Lots of free car parking
Location: see here: https://www.thekingsley.ie/location/
This talk is being hosted by Michelle Dinn, coordinator of the Cork ME/CFS Support Group, and Ashling O’Leary.
Friday May 12 2023 - midday
Limerick Strand Hotel, Ennis Road, Limerick City, V94 03F2. https://www.strandhotellimerick.ie/
Car parking on site): 90 minutes complimentary parking €2.50 per hour after this
Location: see here https://www.strandhotellimerick.ie/map-page/
This talk is being hosted by Sarah Warde, co-ordinator of the Limerick ME Self-Help Group.
Friday, May 12 - 7:30 PM
Maldron Hotel Sandy Road, Headford Point, Sandy Road, Galway H91 ET6N
(Not to be confused with the Maldron Oranmore)
Free parking for attendees
Take the exit for Liosban Industrial Estate at the N6/N84 junction (some of the road marking have it written as L'ban on the lane you go into), and then a right turn into the hotel car park.
This talk is being hosted by Orla Ní Chomhraí, secretary of the Irish ME/CFS Association and coordinator of the Galway ME/CFS Support Group.
Saturday, May 13 – midday
Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Ballincar, Rosses Point Road, Sligo, F91 XW7Y
This talk is being hosted by Ruth Flood
Admission: Free. We don’t take pre-bookings but we expect the rooms will be big enough to hold the numbers we expect to attend.
Mask wearing is encouraged for the talk and question-and-answer session of the event. After that, when the tea/coffee/herbal tea/water and biscuits are served, many if not most people probably won’t be wearing masks (so some people may choose to leave before that).
If you would like further information and/or be kept up-to-date with future events, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or our voicemail 01-235 0965.
Dr Weir is a consultant physician, currently in private practice at 10 Harley Street, London W1G 9PF. Until December 2000 he was a NHS Consultant Physician at the Royal Free Hospital, London NW3, having held this position since September 1987. His main specialty was infectious and tropical disease. He was also an examiner for the Royal College of Physicians for the Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene during the years 1987 to 2000. During this time he established a major interest in ME/CFS, because of its frequent relationship with a prior infectious disease. His interest in this condition included the running of a clinic at the Royal Free dedicated to the care and management of patients as well as providing the basis for a number of studies which subsequently appeared in the peer-reviewed medical literature. He was a member of the Chief Medical Officer’s (of England and Wales) Working Group whose report on ME/CFS was published in January 2002. He has continued his clinical and academic interest in ME/CFS and a substantial proportion of his present practice comprises patients with this condition. He obtained the degrees of MB ChB at Dundee University in 1972 followed by Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (UK) by examination in 1975. He was subsequently elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London in 1993 and of Edinburgh in 1998. He was a member of the UK National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) Guideline Development Group for ME/CFS (2021 edition).