Notice

8 free M.E. meetings in 7 venues in May, M.E. Awareness Month

The Irish ME/CFS Association is pleased to announce that it has arranged eight free meetings for May, ME Awareness Month in Cavan, Dublin (x2), Galway, Limerick, Monaghan, Mullingar and Roscommon.

See below for full details of each.

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Four free screenings of the documentary on ME/CFS, "Invisible":

-     Cavan: Crystal Hotel, Dublin Road, Cavan Town. Sunday, May 13,

3.30pm. http://www.cavancrystalhotel.com/

-     Limerick: Strand Hotel, Ennis Road, Limerick City. Tues, May 15,

12:30pm http://www.strandhotellimerick.ie/

-     Monaghan: Killygoan Community House, Monaghan Town. Tues, May 15, 7.30pm.

-     Roscommon: Hannon's Hotel, Roscommon Town. Thurs, May 10, 8 pm.

http://www.hannonshotel.com/

[Aside: Rik Carlson has done a nice webpage with the locations marked on a map: http://www.vtcfids.org/irishtour2012.html ]

The documentary is one hour long. You can watch a clip at http://invisiblethemovie.com/

To read a review by an ME/CFS patient: http://bit.ly/jhEhdw  i.e.

http://www.cfidsreport.com/News/10_Chronic_Fatigue_Syndrome_Film_Invisible_Debuts.html

There will be a chance to chat to others afterwards.

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Free Seminar for Youth with ME (13-25) and their parents:

Venue: Grand Canal Hotel, Grand Canal Street, Dublin 4 http://www.grandcanalhotel.ie/

Date and Time: Saturday, May 12 (International ME/CFS Day), 2 pm.

The event will give participants an opportunity to share information and experiences about the impact of ME on their lives. ME can have a devastating affect at any age, but there are particular challenges faced by young people, especially in the areas of education and social development. The seminar will allow space and time for those affected to share their experiences and ways of coping and we hope will offer some tips and tactics on how to handle everyday life.

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Screening of "I Remember Me" documentary about ME, followed by chat over tea/coffee & biscuits

Where: Greville Arms Hotel, Pearse Street, Mullingar.

http://www.grevillearmshotel.ie/

When: Monday, May 14. 8pm

The documentary is 74 minutes long. It is not new (made in 2000) but the issues raised are still relevant today.

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Galway Awareness Week Meeting:

Venue: Westwood House Hotel, Dangan, Upper Newcastle, Galway City.

http://www.westwoodhousehotel.com/

Date and Time: Thursday May 10th, 7.30pm,

Free Entrance.

Sufferers, family and friends welcome.

Showing a few short videos on ME/CFS by Giles Meehan. These videos are non-technical and include sections explaining the illness to non-sufferers, so this meeting might be a good one to being family and friends to, especially if they are having difficulty understanding the illness. The length of all the videos combined is about 40 minutes, so there will be plenty of time for tea/coffee and a chat afterwards.

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Dr. Austin Darragh Talk and Questions-and-Answers Session

Venue: Sandymount Hotel (formerly Mount Herbert Hotel), Herbert Road, off Lansdowne Road, Dublin 4.

Date and Time: Saturday, May 26 Time: 3pm

Topics: Dr. Darragh has sent us on the topics he plans to cover. He has headings such as “Is M.E. really Mitochondrial Exhaustion?" and "What’s in a name?". He will discuss the theoretical model he uses and the basis for using it. He will also discuss more practical material: his therapeutic strategic. This includes the endocrine and immune tests he tends to use, along with the drugs, supplements and lifestyle changes he recommends.

Dr. Darragh is one of the authors of the recently published international criteria for M.E. We have asked him to speak on this.

Dr. Darragh's CV can be seen at: http://bit.ly/wOnTpi  i.e.

http://www2.ul.ie/web/WWW/Faculties/Science_&_Engineering/Departments/Chemical_&_Environmental_Science/People/Academic/Prof._Austin_Darragh

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All meetings are free. Further details are available from the

Association: 01-2350965 or info@irishmecfs.org ..