Progress in ME/CFS: Slow and Steady Wins the Race - Lucinda Bateman

May 19, 2015

Recorded May 19, 2015, as part of the Calgary International Awareness Day Educational Event for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, & Multiple Chemical Sensitivity.

In this presentation titled "Progress in ME/CFS: Slow and Steady Wins the Race ", Dr. Bateman discusses the status of the suggested name change from ME/CFS to SEID (Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease). Dr. Bateman is involved in all of the important multi-site studies on ME/CFS including the Chronic Fatigue Initiative, the Centers for Disease Control study and the Columbia Study. She will discuss some of the achieved and hoped for outcomes from this research. Lastly she will discuss two clinical strategies, Low Dose Naltrexone and treatment for Orthostatic Intolerance which she is finding useful in her practice.

About the presenter:

lucinda batemanLucinda Bateman, MD, is one of the preeminent clinician researchers in the fields of ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia. She is the Director, Fatigue Consultation Clinic in Salt Lake City, Utah and the Executive Director and Board Member of OFFER, Organization for Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Education and Research. She attended medical school at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 1987, completed internal medicine residency at the University of Utah, and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. She practiced general internal medicine until 2000, when she narrowed her focus to the diagnosis and management of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and fibromyalgia. Dr. Bateman's goal in establishing her clinic is to encourage a thoughtful evaluation process, better routine supportive care, and accelerated research efforts to understand and treat fibromyalgia and all unexplained chronic fatigue, including ME/CFS. In addition to careful evaluation and management of patients, Dr. Bateman and her patients have participated in many of the important research studies currently underway on ME/CFS. She was a member of the Institute of Medicine Committee which has recommended changing the name of ME/CFS. In addition to the co-founder, Executive Director, and previous Board Chair of the Utah-based non-profit, OFFER (Organization for Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Education and Research), she has served on the boards of the IACFS/ME, the CFIDS Association of America, and Easter Seals Utah.

Note: There are two downloadable files. One is a question/answer PDF which covers the questions asked during the live presentation but not addressed at that time due to time restrictions, and the second is an audio-only version of Rory's presentation in MP3 format for anyone wishing to listen to it on a mobile device or car, etc...

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