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Talking Point
2003 Issue 1
In this issue:

Management Committee report
Ciguatera and ME/CFS
Canadian medical milestone
Awareness Seminar
Badge Day
Support Groups


Best wishes to Farah Tate who has moved on from co-editing this journal with me.

This last month has seen one of the most significant documents released relating to CFS: The Canadian Consensus Clinical Guidelines for CFS. A bit of a mouthful YES, but nonetheless a seminal work.

An international team of researchers / clinicians worked with the Canadian government and the Canadian consumer group, the National ME/FM Action Network, to produce a comprehensive set of guidelines for health professionals and government to tackle CFS. Such collaborations between consumers, government and health professionals represent the best-practice. And in this case the result was achieved amicably, though with a lot of hard work. This contrasts with the difficulties consumers have had working with health pro fessionals and governments in this country and in the UK.

I would also like to draw your attending to the three major events the Society is conduction in May: a seminar, a film night and a badge day (see pp 26-28 for details).

I hope to see as many of you as possible at these events.

Paul Leverenz

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