The Truth About

The Cause & Treatment of

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

And

Post-Polio Sequelae



FIRST BRITISH CONFERENCE

"Neither Lazy Nor Crazy"


SATURDAY 12TH JULY 2003
12PM UNTIL 5.30PM


AT THE OAKENGATES THEATRE
TELFORD, SHROPSHIRE


SPEAKERS

Prof. Richard L Bruno, H.D.PhD.
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Chairperson, International Post-Polio Task Force.
Director, The Post-Polio Institute and Fatigue Management
Programs. Englewood (New Jersey) Hospital and Medical
Center USA.

This will be Prof. Bruno's only British lecture in conjunction with
the official launch of the updated paperback version of his book
The Polio Paradox.

Dr Elizabeth G Dowsett, MB.ChB.Dip.Bact.
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One of the UK's foremost experts on ME who has
carried out research in this field for over four decades!


CONFERENCE CHAIRPERSON

Liz Lynne MEP (W. Midlands)
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Rapporteur for European Year of Disabled People 2003

Booking forms can be obtained by sending
SAE (along with 2 loose 2nd class stamps) to:


ME/PPS CONFERENCE,
25% ME GROUP
4 DOUGLAS COURT,
TROON, AYRSHIRE. KA10 6SQ


Alternatively, Download the Booking Form here or from the 25% ME Group Website at: www.25megroup.org
This form is in Microsoft Word format. Alternatively view the booking form online here.

Conference Sponsored by: 25% ME Group & Shropshire &
Wrekin ME Support. To advertsie this event please download and use the poster here or view the poster online here.

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CONFERENCE ORGANISATION


For all enquiries please contact:

Please send A5 Stamped SAE with 2 loose 19p stamps to:

The ME/PPS Conference
c/o:25% ME Group,
4 Douglas Court,
Beach Road, Troon,
Ayrshire, KA10 6SQ.

Tel No/Fax No: 01292 318611
(All calls strictly between 11am - 5pm, Mon-Fri ONLY)

OR contact us at enquiries@25megroup.org
(In Subject Line please state ME/PPS Conference).

OR download the Booking Form from here or from the 25% ME Group website at:

www.25megroup.org

Registration Fees

Cost per adult: £7.00
Cost per child: £6.00


INTRODUCTION
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This conference has been organised for persons with PPS and
ME, for medical personnel who may have occasion to treat
them, and other persons who may be interested in this
condition.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
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RICHARD L BRUNO, HD. PhD, is a clinical psychophysiologist
specialising in the treatment of chronic conditions - fatigue,
pain, and stress - as well as Post-Polio Sequelae (PPS), the
unexpected and often disabling fatigue, muscle weakness and
pain that are occurring in the world's 20 million survivors of
polio. He is internationally acknowledged as the world He is
chairperson of The International Post-Polio Task Force, an
associate professor at New York's Mount Sinai School of
Medicine, and director of The Post-Polio Education and
Research, and the Fatigue Management Programs at New
Jersey's Englewood Hospital and Medical Centre. Bruno is
internationally recognised as the world's foremost expert on
PPS.

ELIZABETH G DOWSETT, MB,ChB.Dip.Bact., is the UK's
foremost expert on the disabling disease, myalgic
encephalomyelitis that is estimated to affect up to 250,000
Britons. Dr Dowsett's nearly 40 years of study and treatment of
patients with ME is unequalled anywhere in the world. She
began her study and treatment of patients with ME in
collaboration with Dr Melvin Ramsay, who gave ME its name. In
1989 she created the NHS ME treatment centre in Harold
Wood, Essex, the first centre of its kind in the world. She has
examined and treated more than 3,000 ME patients during her
long and distinguished career, more than any other doctor in
the world.


PROGRAM

Saturday, 12th JULY 2003

12.00 NOON Registration & Food

1 PM Welcome & Opening Address:
Liz Lynne MEP (W. Midlands)
EU Rapporteur for Disabled 2003

1.15 PM Presentation: Dr. Dowsett,
"Treating ME as a post-viral illness."

2.15 PM Coffee Break & Rest Period

3.00 PM Presentation: Prof. R Bruno,
"The remarkable parallels in cause between ME & Post-Polio
Sequelae."

3.45 PM Break

3.55 PM Prof. Bruno continues his Presentation.

4.40PM Closing Address


TOPICS

"The Polio Paradox." Prof. R. L. Bruno launches the updated
paperback version of his book.

&

"Research and looking forward to the future in solving the
problems for patients with ME and PPS."

Dr E G Dowsett talks about the way forward.


BRITISH CONFERENCE

"Neither Lazy Nor Crazy"

The Truth About The Cause & Treatment of Myalgic
Encephalomyelitis & Post-Polio Sequelae