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ME/CFS South Australia Inc supports the needs of sufferers of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and related illnesses. We do this by providing services and information to members.


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Society seminars for 2013

Wednesday 5 December 2012


ME/CFS Australia (SA) IncHere is the list of seminars for 2013:


Saturday 2 February 2013

1pm - 3pm

Speaker: Dee Campbell

We are pleased that one of our members and first time author, Dee Campbell, is our first speaker for the year. She will talk about her experience living with Fibromyalgia and what motivated her to take on the task of writing and publishing her book, Fibromyalgia Well-Being. Signed copies of the book will be available after the meeting for purchase.



Saturday 23 March 2013

1pm - 3pm

Speaker: Belle McCaleb

Belle McCaleb is a very well respected Adelaide naturopath. (Belle's website.)



Saturday 25 May 2013

Meeting cancelled



Saturday 27 July 2013

1pm - 3pm

Speaker: Dr Bruce Wauchope

Dr. Wauchope is a GP at the Bedford Medical Clinic.

From Dr Wauchope:
"I am a GP who has been working with CFS patients for many years. Like most of the GPs who do this work my books are closed, and I have a very long waiting list. The purpose of this talk is to outline the collaborative work being undertaken by GPs and health workers who work in CFS. The work is to provide a practical bridge between established research and patient needs for practical interventions. There is currently a large need here."



Saturday 31 August 2013

1pm - 3pm

Speaker: Kaye Kenefick

Our speaker on 31 August will be Kaye Kenefick who will talk about ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia, and exercise. Kaye has much practical experience as she contracted Fibromyalgia many years ago and had to give up her ballet career. But she has put the knowledge gained during her dancing years and since into running "Aqua for Arthritis" classes for over 20 years in Salisbury. Kaye has been involved with Fibromyalgia SA over many years and will talk about exercise programmes suitable for 3 different levels of fitness from those who are housebound to those was lead an active though restricted life.



Saturday 23 November 2013

1pm - 3pm

Speaker: Dr. Sinclair Bode

Our last seminar for 2013 will be held on Saturday 23 November at 1pm, with Dr Sinclair Bode graciously agreeing to talk to us after the AGM. We are looking forward to meeting both members and non-members on the day.




All seminars will be held at Sophia House. (See map below.)

More details about each seminar will be available when they are finalised.


How to get there

SophiaSophia House is at 225 Cross Road Cumberland Park, at the western end of Cabra Dominican College, (i.e. the seaside end, not the hills end). It's ten minutes from the city centre by car or bus. Turn west (towards the sea, not the hills) from Goodwood Road. The carpark entrance is off Cross Road at the small Sophia House sign on a brick gate post. There's a walk from the carpark to Sophia House of about 50 metres but you can also be dropped off at the door as some people are.

Buses from the city originate on King William Road (Bus G10, G20, G1) and travel via Goodwood Road (to Flinders University, Panorama and Happy Valley). Alight at stop 9 and walk west along Cross Road. This is about 450 metres, so may be an issue for most of our members.

The Circle Line (Route 100) Stop 176 is about the closest you can get which is about 50 metres from Sophia's gate. Buses also travel from the city (Bus W90. W91) along Winston Avenue. Alight at stop 12, the Cross Road intersection, and walk east to Sophia.

If you haven't been to Sophia House before, it is a particularly comfortable venue with chairs, a couple of sofas and a decent carpet if you are better lying on the floor. Bring whatever you need to be comfortable.



Many people with ME/CFS are extremely chemically sensitive, so we ask attendees to refrain from wearing aftershaves, perfumes etc, and please refrain from smoking at our meetings. We will make every effort to clear the venue of fragrances and chemicals. There have been MCS issues there in the past and we have been in contact with Sofia's management to find ways to minimise or remove any potential issues for future meetings. We will continue to make every effort we can to minimise these problems at our meetings.


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Please note that this program is subject to change.


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