Tuesday, June 16, 2009

US expert in M.E, C.F.S and Fibromyalgia speaks in Dublin this Thursday

Via the comments:

The Irish ME/CFS Association is delighted to announce that US ME Expert, Dr Derek Enlander, has agreed to speak in Dublin.

Title of talk: "Current treatment of ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome".

Venue: Mount Herbert Hotel, Herbert Road, Dublin 4

Time and date: 7.45pm, Thursday June 18

Admission: €5. All are welcome.

Dr Enlander grew up in Northern Ireland and studied medicine in Dublin in the 1960s before obtaining a fellowship to Stanford University; he has lived and worked in the US ever since.

Dr Enlander’s practice in New York is devoted to ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia. He has co-authored numerous research papers on the illness and is principal investigator of a US$900,000 study investigating the use of hyperbaric oxygen in ME/CFS.

Around 12,000 people in Ireland are thought to suffer from ME, now often diagnosed under the name Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). The exact cause of ME/CFS remains unknown, but most patients experience a flu-like illness before the onset of ME/CFS.

Patients experience symptoms such as sore throats, concentration problems, sleep problems, muscle pain, and flu-like weakness and exhaustion especially after activity. There is no known cure at the moment, though some sufferers do improve over time.

Further details and a free information pack can be obtained from the Irish ME/CFS Association, PO Box 3075, Dublin 2.

E-mail: info@irishmecfs.org
Tel: 01-235 0965
I'll certainly be there. Suffering badly at the moment.


  1. I thought you were quiet!

    I would like to attend but alas my energy has gone AWOL! I hope you will blog about it.

  2. Interesting; I wish I could go but it would mean spending the night in Dublin, which I can't afford. 7:45? Past my bedtime LOL.

    I just posted about the hydrotherapy for my fibromyalgia here on my photoblog. Of course afterward I got a pile of e-mails from lots of people telling me how to cure it (all different), including going to see expensive specialists in the UK (yeah right!)

    Good luck on the night, and I hope you'll tell us all about it? And meanwhile I hope you feel better too.