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Action For ME appoints new medical advisors

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by shahida, Dec 8, 2015.

  1. shahida

    shahida Senior Member

    I've just seen this from AFME
    In October 2015, we appointed Prof Julia Newton and Dr Gregor Purdie to the shared role of our Medical Adviser.

    They took over from Dr Alastair Miller, who had been Action for M.E.’s Medical Adviser since 2010.

    I thought this is interesting because Dr A. Miller has hithertoo been the advisor-wondered if this has been precipitated by the Pace trial of which Miller has been involved? would've made it difficult for him to continue given the PACE controversies. Any thoughts?
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2015
  2. John Mac

    John Mac Senior Member

    Liverpool UK
  3. Countrygirl

    Countrygirl Senior Member


    I have consulted Dr Google to ascertain whether we should be:balloons: or :( over the appointment of Dr Purdie. There is little online information, but he apparently is interested in 'Chronic Fatigue'. :bang-head: According to the little I have found, he believes that the experience of Post Viral Fatigue is similar or the same as ME. Having suffered from both PVF and ME, I know only too well that there is no or very little comparison between the two conditions. In the first, the overwhelming problem is excessive tiredness plus a few other oddities. In no way does it compare to the overwhelming deathly disease that is ME.

    I am not celebrating this appointment yet.
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