Calgary May 12 Webcast is posted

The first presentation is by Janet Sperling MSc, Lyme researcher and CanLyme board member. Janet lives in Edmonton, Alberta. She spoke on the BC Complex Chronic Disease Clinic and on testing for Lyme in Alberta. She also presented some of her own research showing the mindnumbing complexity of tick ecosystems.

Click Here to view Janet’s presentation which is 30 minutes including Q&A. The first minute or so of Janet’s talk occurred before we pushed the record button. The next presentation is by Andreas Kogelnik, Founder of the Open Medicine Institute and Infectious Disease specialist in Mountain View California. He talked about the Open Medicine Institute concept. The last part of Dr. Kogelnik’s talk was cut off due to a lost internet connection.

Click here to view Andreas’ talk which is about 25 minutes. There is no Q&A due to the lost connection. The third talk was by Lucinda Bateman MD an internist, ME/CFS and FM clinician in Salt Lake City Utah. She presented the research of Alan and Kathy Light, her collaborators from the University of Utah and a comprehensive yet elegant clinical approach to ME/CFS.

Click here to watch Dr. Bateman’s talk which including Q&A is approximately 1 hour.


Fibromyalgia in CMAJ

Letter to Editor in response to paper by Fitzcharles et al on Fibromyalgia in CMAJ

In my November 2012 newsletter I commented on the then just published Canadian Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Fibromyalgia. Canadian FM Guidelines

On May 6th 2013 the same group that wrote the Canadian Guidelines for Diagnosis and Treatment of Fibromyalgia wrote a summary paper in the CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). This paper did not have the same tone as the original guidelines and I wrote a letter to the editor with some concerns which was published on line on May 13th 2013. Although the May 6th paper is behind a paywall, the letters to the editor (mine and the reply from Dr. Fitzcharles) are available by clicking here.


International Awareness Day Calgary

May 12th International Awareness Day Calgary Event speaker videos posted

The first presentation is by Janet Sperling MSc, Lyme researcher and CanLyme board member. Janet lives in Edmonton, Alberta. She spoke on the BC Complex Chronic Disease Clinic and on testing for Lyme in Alberta. She also presented some of her own research showing the mindnumbing complexity of tick ecosystems.

Click Here to view Janet’s presentation which is 30 minutes including Q&A. The first minute or so of Janet’s talk occurred before we pushed the record button. The next presentation is by Andreas Kogelnik, Founder of the Open Medicine Institute and Infectious Disease specialist in Mountain View California. He talked about the Open Medicine Institute concept. The last part of Dr. Kogelnik’s talk was cut off due to a lost internet connection.

Click here to view Andreas’ talk which is about 25 minutes. There is no Q&A due to the lost connection. The third talk was by Lucinda Bateman MD an internist, ME/CFS and FM clinician in Salt Lake City Utah. She presented the research of Alan and Kathy Light, her collaborators from the University of Utah and a comprehensive yet elegant clinical approach to ME/CFS.

Click here to watch Dr. Bateman’s talk which including Q&A is approximately 1 hour.


3 Part Video interview: Dr. Eleanor Stein is interviewed by Jerre Paquette

Jerre Paquette is a retired associate professor, award-winning teacher, author of Eat to Save Your Life, and public speaker. His website can be found at: http://www.eattosaveyourlife.com/

Jerre interviewed me about ME/CFS: what it is? who get it? how it is diagnosed? what can people do to manage their illness? and why I am hopeful that things are getting better in Canada.

The interview is in three parts and is aimed at the general public, not necessarily people who are highly educated about ME/CFS.

Please pass the website address to anyone you think might be interested.

Each of the three parts is approximately 15 minutes long. Here are the videos:


Eleanor Stein is interviewed by Jerre Paquette

Three Part Video interview: Dr. Jerre Paquette is a retired associate professor, award-winning teacher, author of “Eat to Save Your Life”, and public speaker. His website can be found at: http://www.eattosaveyourlife.com/

Jerre interviewed me about ME/CFS: what it is? who gets it? how it is diagnosed? what can people do to manage their illness? and why I am hopeful that things are getting better in Canada.

The interview is in three parts and is aimed at the general public, not necessarily people who are highly educated about ME/CFS. Please pass the website address to anyone you think might be interested.

Each of the three parts is approximately 15 minutes long. Here are the videos: