Comment Posted to the Annals of Internal Medicine

Comment posted to the Annals of Internal Medicine regarding paper “Treatment of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Systematic Review for a National Institutes of Health Pathways to Prevention Workshop”

“First Do No Harm: Graded Exercise Therapy and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome” Authored by: Lily Chu, Lucinda Bateman, Todd Davenport, Eleanor Stein & Staci Stevens,

To read our response and the original paper go to:

2015 International Awareness Day Webinar Recordings NOW Available Online

On May 19th we heard two great talks, one by Lucinda Bateman MD mostly focused on the new SEID criteria and her experience with low dose naltrexone in Fibromyalgia. The other registered dietitian Rory Hornstein RD on the good, bad and ugly among popular diets.

The recordings of both talks plus the powerpoint slides and Q&A are all posted. 

You will also gain access to the 2014 event web recording. 

Scroll down on this page to read more about those speakers.

Here is how you can access the talks. Please read carefully.

If you have not previously purchased access to any talks on the Self Connection 2.0 website for either the 2015 or 2014 International Awareness Day speakers go to:

Once there you can purchase access for $10.50. When you purchase your access you will be sent an email instructing you how to enter the login website. You will need to set up a password for the site and can then access it as often as you wish.

If you registered and paid for either the 2014 or 2014 events and have previously accessed the online materials you can go directly to the login page and use the email and password you previously used:

If you have paid for either this year or last year’s events online, you should have received an email with instructions how to access the website, set up your password etc. Please follow those instructions. 

If you  have any technical problems accessing the material after you have paid or can’t remember your password, please email Mike at Self Connection books at

Event Webcast Speakers Announced

Calgary 2015 International Awareness Day  Educational Event Webcast speakers announced.

Please Click here to download a one page poster on the event.

Please Click here to download a detailed information notice.

2015 International Awareness Day for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

Tuesday May 19th 6:30 – 8:30 pm Mountain Daylight Time

Attend Live in Person at Self Connection Books  (#125, 4611 Bowness Road NW, Calgary) or by Live Webcast

Speakers: Rory Hornstein, RD, BEd, and Lucinda Bateman, MD

Fee $10 – Register online at or call Self Connection Books at 403-284-1486 (local) or 866-735-3457 (toll free)

Demystifying Popular Diets – Rory Hornstein RD

Don’t be fooled by weight loss claims and fad diets. The session includes nutrition facts on popular weight loss programs. Ours is an age of unprecedented bounty and convenience–and almost nonstop nutritional advice, subject to change as new research findings come along or scientists change their minds. You try to keep up with the latest and make the smartest choices–but are they as healthy as you think?

Find out how to plan a realistic program for overall wellness and immune system enhancement. Progress in ME/CFS: Slow and Steady Wins the Race – Lucinda Bateman MD Dr. Bateman will discuss the status of the suggested name change from ME/CFS to SEID (Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease). She will discuss some of the achieved and hoped for outcomes from ongoing research she is involved in. Lastly she will discuss two clinical strategies, Low Dose Naltrexone and treatment for Orthostatic Intolerance which she is finding useful in her practice

NOTE: These presentations will be recorded and all registrants will be given access to the recordings. All registrants will also receive access to the presentations (video recordings) from last year’s International Awareness Day 2014 presentations by Dr. Craig Young, Staci Stevens, and Dr. Jarred Younger.

Changes to Manual Sales

We have sold out of the Binder format manuals and have decided not to restock.

From now on all orders of coil bound manuals (black & white and color) will include a bonus CD containing all the data in the manual. The CD allows readers to immediately jump to hyperlinks where they can access the recommended resources.

Thanks for the ongoing sales. Manuals are going out around the world!

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:

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.

International Awareness Day Pictures

International Awareness Day
Calgary, Canada

Here are the pictures of the Langevin Bridge in Calgary lit to celebrate 2014 International Awareness Day for ME/CFS, FM and MCS.  Blue represents ME/CFS, purple Fibromyalgia and green MCS. The pictures were taken by local photographer Justin Smith. THANKS Justin.





You can see more of Justin’s work at:

International Awareness Day Event – May 4, 2013

Due to the positive feedback from last year’s event at Self Connection Books in Calgary we are holding another afternoon of education and fellowship at the book store.

You may join this event in person at Self Connection Books in Calgary or be webcast. Those joining by webcast will be able to hear and see the speakers, view their slides and ask questions in real time. There will be three speakers each presenting for 40 – 45 minutes.

Craig Young, Biological Dentist will explore the intimate relationship of the mouth and body including wellness, disease, prevention, diet, nutrition and lifestyle. He will discuss the links between ME/CFS, FM, arthritis, Alzheimer’s, cancer, diabetes, and oral health and more! Heavy metal toxicity will also be explored. Dr. Young’s website is under development

Staci Stevens, Exercise Physiologist at the Work Well Foundation and IACFS/ME board member. She will talk about exercise testing and how to exercise safely. Staci spoke at the 2008 Calgary Conference and is back by popular demand. Ms. Stevens will join us by web connection. Her website is:

Jarred Younger, Pain Researcher is an Assistant Professor of Pain Management at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Younger directs the Adult and Pediatric Pain Lab at Stanford, and is an expert on fibromyalgia. He will be discussing advances in our understanding of fibromyalgia, and treatments for the disorder that may become available in the next few years. He will speak by web connection. Dr. Younger has since moved to the University of Alabama. 

For information on his new research program click here.

Registration is a flat fee of $10.00 + GST for all participants.

You may register on line at: or through Dr. Stein’s office: by Email: Phone: 403 287-9941 or Fax: 403 287-9958