2014 Calgary IADE Event Recordings Now Available

2014 Calgary International Awareness Day Educational Event for ME/CFS, FM and MCS Recordings Now Available on New Website

For more information and to register for this new site go to: http://selfconnection.kajabi.com/sp/29896-international-awareness-day-for-me-cfs-fm-mcs

On May 4, 2014 the second annual Calgary International  Awareness Day Event was held in collaboration with Self Connection Books, an independent bookseller in Calgary that specializes in health and self help books.  The event was was well attended in person and online.  There were 3 excellent speakers and all the talks, slides and online interactions were recorded.  Scroll down to the May entry on this page for details of the speakers: Craig Young, Biological Dentist; Staci Stevens Exercise Physiologist and Jarred Younger, Pain Researcher. 

Now all of the content from the event is available on the new Self Connection Books Education Resource Centre Web Site.  Those who participated on May 4th will receive an email with a coupon code that enable entry the new website free of charge.  For those registering for the first time there is a $10 charge which will give you ongoing access to this site even as new material is added.  After paying you will receive an email with a password that will enable access whenever you wish.


February 9th 2014 Sleep Talks posted on YouTube

February 9th, 2014 was a wonderful, informative afternoon on sleep from three experts in different disciplines.

Calgary photographer and videographer Neil Speers videotaped the event and created three videos, one for each speaker. 

Please check out Neil’s website and if you like the videos send him a thank you. He volunteered his time ! http://www.albertaportrait.com/

Maureen McQuarrie, the editor of my manual sent me a wonderful summary of the three talks.  Sleep presentations feb 2014 Click here to read Maureen’s summary.

Click here to access all three talks. They are posted on YouTube.

Dr. Diana Monea is an Optometrist graduating from University of Waterloo in 1978. She manages, owns and actively works in 3 optometric practices in 2 provinces, Saskatchewan and Alberta. She consults as an independent consultant with legal firms and the Associations of Optometrists in Canada. She has been a member of the E- team since it’s origin. Dr. Monea talked about the impact of blue light on eye health and sleep. Her webpage is: http://www.eyehealthcentres.ca/calgary/eye-doctors/diana-monea.html

Click here to take a closer look at Dr. Monea’s slides.

Click here to view Dr. Monea’s presentation.  

Dr. Jerome Alonso MD is a certified sleep physician having trained at the world renowned sleep clinic at Stanford University. He is the owner/operator of Canadian Sleep Institute located across from the Foothills Medical Centre. He talked about: 1. The sleep changes he has seen in patients with ME/CFS and FM 2. When someone should consider getting a sleep study and 3. Strategies to improve sleep.

Click here to take a closer look at Dr. Alonso’s slides. He didn’t include all of his slides in this power point.

Click here to view Dr. Alonso’s presentation.

Dr. Chris Carruthers PhD, with Alberta Health Services – Knowledge Management, also offers health consulting services for those with cancer and other chronic illnesses. She has clearly seen that changing unhealthy sleep patterns can help resolve so many common symptoms you may experience. She is completely recovered from 7 years of ME/CFS, and her workbook, “Sleep Well Tonight” outlines three simple steps that can help you sleep better quickly. Dr. Carruthers shared her holistic approach to healing and gave a lot of hope to those attending. Dr. Carruther’s website is: http://www.chriscarruthers.com/

Click here to view Dr. Carruthers’ presentation.


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.