I will be speaking in Belfast tonight, at the Hope 4 ME & Fibro NI annual conference, on the topic of human factors in ME/CFS research. Here’s one of my slides…
The full title of my presentation is Off the PACE and not NICE: Challenges with Evidence in ME/CFS.
(I tweaked that subtitle a couple of times. For reasons.)
I plan to look at the nature of research error as it affects medical and healthcare research more broadly, and — of course — research into ME/chronic fatigue syndrome more specifically. Let’s just say that there is plenty of material to discuss.
Other speakers at the event include Caroline Kingdon of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and David Systrom of Brigham & Womens Hospital, Boston, and Harvard Medical School, who is the keynote.
As always, the organisational efforts of Hope 4 ME & Fibro NI, led by the unstoppable Joan McParland, have been hugely impressive.
Proceedings will be recorded so stay tuned for a video in due course…
Brian Hughes is an academic psychologist and university professor in Galway, Ireland, specialising in stress, health, and the application of psychology to social issues. He writes widely on the psychology of empiricism and of empirically disputable claims, especially as they pertain to science, health, medicine, and politics.
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