Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME Conference in Newry

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Thursday, March 28th, 2013
Newry Armagh Sinn Féin MLA Mickey Brady attended a conference on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME which was held in the Mourne Country Hotel Newry on 23rd March 2013. The event was organised by the local ME Group and had three experts on the condition as guest speakers, Dr Shepherd, Dr Weir and Dr G Purdie from Scotland. Speaking about the event Brady said, “I was delighted to be invited to this event because I know at first hand the work that this group is involved in, informing local people of the impact that this condition can have on people’s lives on a daily basis. “As well as being very informative the types of treatment available to help deal with this ailment were explained. “This is a condition that has been largely misunderstood and in many instances it has not been taken seriously even by elements within the medical profession. Brady continued, “From listening to the experts at this seminar it is clear that many people here in the North are affected and have to deal with this very debilitating condition on a daily basis. “In fact the condition is now recognised by the Department of Works and Pensions as a result of lobbying by groups such as the organisers of this conference and others like them. “I would like to commend them for their ongoing work and information sessions. This conference has gone some way to highlighting and profiling C.F.S. /M.E. and bringing this increasingly common condition into the public spotlight,” Brady added.
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