ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia present as complicated illnesses, and getting the right diagnosis can be challenging. After attending this lecture/discussion, you’ll understand: • How to identify alternate diagnoses • How to recognize co-morbid conditions • How to apply the appropriate syndrome criteria as diagnostic labels
This class is required before attending any other classes in this series. This educational series provides resources for patients with ME/CFS and/or Fibromyalgia. Each course consists of a presentation followed by group interaction, including Q&A with Dr. Bateman. You may attend as many classes as you'd like in any order. Class size is limited, so register above to make sure your place is reserved.
About Dr. Lucinda Bateman:
"When my sister, Shauna Bateman Horne, fell ill, she was unable to get a diagnosis or the treatment she needed. I had just finished my residency, but I was able to diagnose her with ME/CFS. Bateman Horne Center is my way of giving thanks to my sister for helping me understand the tremendous unmet need that exists in this patient community. My commitment to them is to bring excellence in research and care. But I need your help."
With her sister's experience as a guiding light, Dr. Bateman has become increasingly focused on the management of ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia. After graduating from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and completing a residency at the University of Utah, she started the Fatigue Consultation Clinic, which eventually morphed into Bateman Horne Center. Dr. Bateman has worked with more than 1000 patients with chronic fatigue conditions. Her passion has led her to serve at the national and international level. She was appointed to serve with the International Association of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Series CFS Advisory Committee, where she advised the U.S. Secretary of Health on chronic fatigue issues and participated in a CFS State of the Knowledge conference sponsored by the National Institutes of Health in 2011.
"It is within our grasp to understand the causes of these conditions, to develop tests that demonstrate the presence and severity of illness, and to develop effective treatments," says Dr. Bateman. Using clinical care, research, and education, she continues her fight to bring these conditions to the attention of mainstream medicine and science.