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Society AGM/Seminar Report
Tuesday 11 October 2016
By Society member Penelope Del Fante
On Saturday 27th August, our AGM and fourth seminar for the year was held with nearly fifty people attending. We were very pleased to have the Hon Kelly Vincent MLC (pictured) and her partner, Mr Nick Schumi, accept our invitation to come and hear more about the upcoming clinic and the associated treatment protocol.
Dr Bruce Wauchope, a GP who specialises in ME/CFS, and Cathie Powell from Bridges & Pathways have been working collaboratively these past eighteen years with clinicians and researchers from SA and beyond and have developed a model for a specialist ME/CFS Clinic and Research Centre as well as a treatment protocol.
Dr Wauchope's talk was excellent, his presentation engaging and interesting. In a very clear and easy to understand way, he outlined the stepped, problem-solving approach of the treatment protocol and shared the latest on the clinic.
We are very thankful to Hon Kelly Vincent, Mr Nick Schumi, Dr Bruce Wauchope and Ms Cathie Powell for giving of their time so generously and supporting our community.
The presentation was recorded, thanks to Colin Northey, and will be available down the track. Please email the Society if you would like to order a copy. For members DVDs are $10 if collected from the office or seminar and $15 if posted. For non members DVDs are $15 if collected from the office or seminar and $20 if posted.
Feedback from the afternoon was that it was a "warm and friendly atmosphere" and an "interesting and accessible talk". We are only sorry that we ended up being constrained by time on the day, having to vacate the building earlier than planned and cutting short both the question time and opportunity for informal chat.
Thank you to all who expended their energy to come to make the afternoon a success. The new committee looks forward to meeting you and hope that your health allows you to join us for the official opening of our new offices by Senator Nick Xenophon, on Saturday 15th October, 1:30-3:30pm.
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