Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Conference: Costs, challenges and practice
An estimated 260,000 people in the UK suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME). A 2017 study by 2020health suggests that £542 million is spent by the UK health service on CFS/ME annually, with the overall cost of this condition to the UK economy reaching approximately £3.3 billion.
There is limited understanding of CFS/ME in frontline health services and in society. As a result NICE recently announced a full review of its guidelines on the diagnosis and management of CFS/ME.
Science is operating as it should, self-critical and open to revision, and there are several angles being explored in the studies of immune, metabolic, endocrine and nervous systems. However, it could be several years before there are any clearer answers that reliably inform the diagnosis, treatment and management of CFS/ME. In the meantime, there are large numbers of individuals facing the challenges of this condition with significant networks and services throughout the UK helping them along with the people who support them at home, in their communities and in education/work.
Join us for the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Conference where high level speakers will discuss the costs of CFS/ME to individuals and to society as a whole, the impact of the condition on the individual and their carers and what is working to support individuals in practice.
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- Hear about the costs of CFS/ME to individuals and to society as a whole
- Discuss issues around diagnosis and prognosis
- Assess different types/stages/severity of CFS/ME, and the potential for recovery
- Understand the challenges of living with CFS/ME, and how this impacts the individual and their significant others
- Consider how targeted intervention supports positive outcomes in children and young people
- Examine the challenges and value of patient engagement in service transformation
- Explore how employers might support staff experiencing CFS/ME
- Identify how work and/or education can be a part of the rehabilitation process
- Network with individuals and organisations across multiple sectors who are passionate about improving the lives of those experiencing CFS/ME
Who should attend?
- Employment support professionals
- Health and wellbeing advisors
- HR managers/directors
- Medical directors
- Mental health practitioners
- Occupational therapists
- Psychological wellbeing practitioners
- School nurses
- Social workers
- Student services