Here are the instructions to join our Calgary ME/FM/MCS International Awareness Day Speaker Event: I recommend going to both of the links below to ensure you are familiar with the site and have the computer capacity to participate. To join the meeting and get into the webinar room, the following is the link. When the login page comes up, select Guest and then enter your name in the space provided. : You can test your computer’s setup by using the following link:  When I did this, I was prompted to download an add in.

NEW PRESENTATION added to the Publication page.

I recently presented a paper Somatic Symptom Disorders in DSM-5: A step forward or a fall back? Presented at the Alberta Psychiatric Association March, 2013 Banff, Alberta about the newly proposed category in the DSM-5 called Somatic Symptom Disorder. I have posted the slides from my powerpoint presentation in the Presentation section of the Publications page (scroll about 2/3 of the way down, it’s the first item in this category). A big thank you to Suzy Chapman, a patient advocate from the UK, who provided me with many of the papers and background information I needed for this paper. Click on the link to view. By posting this presentation I am giving permission to use or quote the slides for other presentations. If you do so, please quote accurately and acknowledge the source. To access the powerpoint presentation click on the following link: SSD in DSM-5 Powerpoint Presentation