Engaging with ME

Norwich 26 February 2005

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A lecture by Professor Malcolm Hooper, Emeritus Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Sunderland, UK

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis is a serious life-changing physical illness, recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO); listed at ICD-10-G93.3 as an organic-biomedical neurological disorder. This classification is supported by a considerable body of peer-reviewed clinical and research evidence. For example, SPECT and PET brain scans of M.E. sufferers have revealed physical tissue damage and severely reduced cerebral blood-flow – made worse by exertion. Autopsies have confirmed such damage/infection.

In spite of this, in the UK, ME/CFS sufferers are being systematically persecuted and driven towards an outrageous situation where they shall be (mis)treated as psychiatric patients and face reduced access to health services and welfare benefits.

Professor Hooper's presentation and the associated documents reveal the compelling truth about the biomedical nature of M.E. and those who, in the face of this evidence, assert that “M.E. is simply a belief, the belief that one has an illness called M.E.” (Prof. Simon Wessely, source).

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Video recordings

Small: Windows Media Format (192 x 144).

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(19Mb, 1hr 10 mins)

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(120Mb, 1hr 10 mins)

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Lecture Slides

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(4.3Mb, 72 slides, PDF format)

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Audio recording


MP3 format. (8.9Mb, 1hr 17mins - silences removed)

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DVD

Professor Hooper's lecture is also available on DVD (in PAL and NTSC video formats). The DVD, as well as being higher quality also contains essential reading material. Contact M.E. Support - Norwich U.K. on +44 1603 746140