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Talking  Point, June 2001

Talking Point
September 2001
In this issue:

Response to Guidelines
Superannuation and Insurance
Volunteer Positions
Support Groups

Talking Point

September 2001

Section 1: General
Section 2: Medical Pages
Section 3: Society Matters

Section 1: General

President’s report
Paul Leverenz reports on the current state of the Society.

Letters to the Editor

Name change for ME Association
The ME Association has voted for a change of name.

Severely affected ME in the UK
Results of the March 2001 survey of Action for ME members.

Response to the RACP Draft Guidelines
ME/CFS Society President Paul Leverenz responds to the controversial proposed guidelines.

Superannuation and insurance
One of the biggest legal issues facing people living with ME/CFS is access to superannuation and insurance benefits. This article provides information about various aspects of superannuation and insurance for people with ME/CFS. By John Berrill.

Financial matters and chronic illness
“Between a rock and a hard place: the costs of chronic illness” by Fiona Tito.

Coping with chronic illness
“Helpful Hints,” part 3 (second half) by Sherri L Connell, The Invisible Disabilities Advocate.

Dr Charles Shepherd, director of the UK ME Association, responds on behalf of patient groups to a CFS treatment review.

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Section 2: Medical Pages

Sydney 2001 conference
The Third International Clinical and Scientific Meeting.

The biology of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
By Anthony L Komaroff, MD (see the Alison Hunter Memorial Foundation)

CFID and anasthesia: what are the risks?
By Elisabeth A Crean. Reprinted from the Winter 2000 edition of The CFS Research Review, a publication of The CFIDS Association of America.

CDC payback funds put to good use
Reprinted from the Summer 2001 edition of The CFS Chronicle, a publication of The CFIDS Association of America.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy – good or bad?
By Theresa Coe, Editor of InterAction, the quarterly publication produced by Action for ME.

CFS, bias and the British Medical Journal
By Ellen Gouldsmit et al. © EMG 2001.

’Live’ blood analysis for CFS patients – exciting breakthrough or hype?
By Andy Wright, MD.
This article was reproduced with permission InterAction, the quarterly publication produced by Action for ME.

Response to CFS article in Australian Doctor
By Dr Peter del Fante, Medical Director of the Adelaide Western Division of General Practice.

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Section 3: Society Matters

ME/CFS Society Annual General Meeting
Saturday, November 24 at DIRC.

Parking Permits

Information on Bioscreen. By Paul Leverenz.

Support Line Christmas Break

Items for Sale
Items of interest available at the Society.

Volunteer Positions

The ‘Understanding ME/CFS/CFIDS’ Project

Member feedback
Feedback from the July meeting to discuss how the RACP Guidelines might affect members in the community.

Youth Outlook
Cartoon: Captain ME.

Support Groups

Support Group news

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