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Conference: Medically Unexplained Symptoms / Somatic Symptom Disorder Improving the Primary Care Response -Bristol, UK, July 2019

Discussion in 'PsychoSocial ME/CFS News' started by fossil, Mar 29, 2019.

  1. fossil

    fossil Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    (Sorry if this has already been posted.)

    A MUS conference;

    Medically Unexplained Symptoms / Somatic Symptom Disorder Improving the Primary Care Response

    Wednesday 3 July 2019
    The Novotel Conference Centre, Bristol

    "Improve your understanding of the breadth and diversity of PPS and MUS including what gets under the skin of GPs and what can help enhance confidence in practice as well as reduce the need to always ‘act’ (prescribe, intervene, investigate…)

    Learn about the impact of adverse experience in childhood (trauma +) on patient experience, body-mind health and outcomes in adult life."

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  2. Roy S

    Roy S Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Illinois, USA

    “Almost one half of Primary Care Patients have at least one medically unexplained symptom that does not respond to standard care. This leads to unnecessary investigation, referrals, health costs, medications as well as frustration in patients and health professionals alike. The great majority of these patients have psychophysiological disorders.”
    Dr. Allan Abbass, MD, FRCPC MUS Expert , Dalhousie University’s Director of Education."

    This is at Bristol with several speakers not yet named...
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2019
    Annamaria, MEMarge, ukxmrv and 3 others like this.
  3. fossil

    fossil Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Oh dear. Abbass is involved with Schubiner, who is mentioned in this thread;

    MEMarge, rvallee, Sly Saint and 3 others like this.
  4. ScottTriGuy

    ScottTriGuy Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    I hope somebody can go to this to witness and record / take pics to put on social media so we can expose the errors and harm.
  5. rvallee

    rvallee Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Will they have an astrology booth or is it still too early to stop pretending this has anything to do with science or objective reality?
    EzzieD, Arnie Pye, Lidia and 8 others like this.
  6. AR68

    AR68 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    I trust that if someone *does* do this they will not publicise this in advance.

    It is of public interest so I think it's very much fair game but these people are intent on getting their own way, much to the detriment of sick people.
  7. Arnie Pye

    Arnie Pye Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Do doctors ever think to themselves, "Hang on... Always blaming the patient because I can't diagnose their problem is rather arrogant, isn't it? And suggests that perhaps I don't know everything there is to know about medicine after all?"
    rvallee, EzzieD, Mithriel and 4 others like this.
  8. Sean

    Sean Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    If you are having to work so hard at selling the diagnosis and treatment, then you probably don't have anything to sell.

    The one possibility they cannot face up to.
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  9. Amw66

    Amw66 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Is Joan Crawford a member here? Might be of interest to her
  10. JemPD

    JemPD Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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  11. fossil

    fossil Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Last edited: Oct 22, 2019
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  12. chrisb

    chrisb Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    I thought that "what gets under the skin of GPs" was the patients that they diagnose with MUS.
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  13. Amw66

    Amw66 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    I'm sure there have been threads with Mark Edwards papers discussed previously?
  14. fossil

    fossil Senior Member (Voting Rights)

  15. NelliePledge

    NelliePledge Moderator Staff Member

    UK West Midlands
    These companies that run conferences seem to use this model to operate in IT, public sector training and management initiatives etc. It’s not a scientific conference is it more of a marketing opportunity for companies to have stands and the presentations are the hook to draw people in. Presumably in this case people will be marketing their CBT widget services or judging by one of the sponsors their music therapy services.

    If it’s like public sector management generally these things tend to go on whatever the latest buzz words are so presumably they have realised MUS is currently a money spinner.
    TiredSam, Sean, MEMarge and 4 others like this.

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