BACME is the organisation that exists to make sure that GET/CBT and the somatisation model are the treatment regimes used by health "professionals" working in the UK. Membership of the British Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME (BACME) is open to all UK-based healthcare professionals and researchers involved in the diagnosis and/or treatment of CFS/ME using evidence-based practice. They are quite clear about their allegience to PACE The PACE Trial represents the highest grade of clinical evidence – a large randomized clinical trial, carefully designed, rigorously conducted and scrupulously analysed and reported. It provides convincing evidence that GET and CBT are safe and effective therapies and should be widely available for patients with CFS/ME as per the NICE guidelines (www.nice.org.uk). http://www.bacme.info/aboutbacme/pace_trial.html That PACE has been completely discredited, and that there are actual clinical facts about our illness don't seem to be a consideration for these people. The weasel words "evidence-based practice" in association with PACE is always a red flag. No suprise that Trudie Chalder is on the programme (provisionally) http://www.bacme.info/document_uploads/BACME_Events/BACME15ConferencedraftProgrammeEarlybird.pdf The conference itself is open to all, not just members, so was wondering is anyone going ? It is always useful to know what these jokers are saying about us, and whether any of those supposedly charged with our care have any sort of sense or ethics and are willing to speak out for us. @charles shepherd - do you know if any of the ME charities send "spies" as it were ?