Seminar in Stockholm in November 2014

Children and Young People with ME/CFS

August 2014

European ME Alliance Sweden member RME Seminar on Children and Young People with ME/CFS On November 12, 2014 EMEA, Sweden RME, has arranged for ME patients a seminar on children and young people with ME / CFS.


The seminar will take place at 13:00 to 17:00 in County Hall, Hantverkargatan 45, Stockholm.


Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (known as ME or ME / CFS) is a neurological disorder classified by the WHO (ICD-10 G93.3).


In Sweden, an estimated 40 000 people suffer from the disease, which is often difficult and underdiagnosed and disabling. These include children and young people who are hit particularly hard because the knowledge of the disease is low.


This year's seminar focuses on children with ME / CFS and is primarily aimed at professionals in the health care and schools.


This will be mainly in English and will be followed by a brief question and answer session.


Orthostatic intolerance and pediatric ME / CFS

Dr. Peter C. Rowe, Johns Hopkins Children's Center, United States Pediatric ME / CFS


Diagnosis and Management

Dr. Nigel Speight, The University Hospital of North Durham, UK.

[Dr.Speight will also cover the issue of "child abuse" by Medical Professionals and Other Authorities due to misdiagnosis in cases of ME / CFS[


The Immune / virus / endocrine interface into ME / CFS

Dr. Amolak S Bansal, Dept. of Immunology, St. Helier Hospital, Carshalton, Surrey. UK.


Living with ME / CFS as a child

Nathalie Gillberg, 14 and afflicted, and Camilla Gillberg, parent says.


Entrance to Landstingssalen is via the back (south side) of the County Hall.


Coffee and light refreshments will be served during the break.


The seminar is free and is aimed primarily at professionals in health care and schools.


Seating is limited.


Public participation is subject to availability. Registration deadline is Monday, September 20.


For questions about the seminar (no notification), contact RME via


The seminar is organized in collaboration with local associations in Stockholm and Skåne. .







Last Update: 14 August 2014