#Millions Missing – ME/CFS Awareness for ‘ME Day 12th of May’

This Year #Millions Missing are bringing awareness to the plight of ME patients all around New Zealand.

There will be screenings of the Jennifer Brea film “Unrest” in a number of centres
(The itinerary for these screenings are listed below the Video Trailer)

There will  be campaigns held in a number of centres which will bring attention to the thousands who are missing from New Zealand society because of ME/CFS. (See details below).

Please note that the PDF has two pages.

Millions Missing 2018 ANZMES

CCI Support Whakatane Information Day – Saturday 17th March

Complex Chronic Illness Support is holding an Information Day in Whakatane on Saturday 17th March from 10am to 12.30pm at the Lyceum Club, on the corner of Domain and McGarvey Roads. The purpose of this event is to promote and inform the Eastern Bay of Plenty community of the support and services we offer, and to present an introduction to ME/CFS and fibromyalgia.

We are very fortunate to have NZ’s leading GP specialist on ME/CFS, Dr Ros Vallings MNZM, as our guest speaker, and Dr Sarah Dalziel from Te Ngae Medical Centre, Rotorua, attending. Our own field officers will also be giving a presentation on our ground-breaking Towards Wellness programme.

We invite interested members of the public, doctors, healthcare professionals, alternative health practitioners, and especially those living with ME/CFS and fibromyalgia, to this information day.

Light refreshments will be available.

For further information please contact Elizabeth on 021 838 217

Professor Warren Tate’s Update on His Research into ME/CFS – 11th November 2017

Professor Warren Tate spoke at the ANZMES Annual General Meeting, which was held on 11th of November 2017. Professor Tate updated everyone on his current research that he is undertaking into ME/CFS which show some very promising results linking his research very closely with other research that is being carried out overseas. Professor Tate is recognized internationally for his work into ME/CFS and was a guest speaker at the 12th Invest in ME Research International ME Conference in London earlier this year.

 

Life Membership Awarded to Heather Wilson Past President of ANZMES

During ANZMES recent AGM on the 11th of November Heather Wilson (new Vice President) was awarded with a Life Membership for her outstanding service to ANZMES. Dr Ros Vallings thanked Heather for all of the time and effort she had contributed to ANZMES over her 16 year period with the organisation, with special recognition given to her accomplishments in her role as President over the last 10 years.  Ros outlined Heather’s many accomplishments including organising lecture tours for visiting international doctors and specialists, creating information sheets about ME/CFS, lobbying the government, organising a conference in the southern hemisphere for doctors and specialists, her contributions to the Meeting Place Magazine and also helping in the distribution of resources to doctors throughout NZ. Ros said that Heather has provided a fantastic face for ANZMES.  Dr Vallings then went on to present Heather with a Life Membership Award which features a Royal Albatross, the symbol for ANZMES.

 

Dr Ros Vallings Speaking Engagement Rotorua

Dr Ros Vallings will be speaking in Rotorua 

Date:               3rd November
Venue:            Bainbridge centre
Time:               2.30 pm
Topic:              Update on research

All welcome.

 

Interview with Jennifer Brea – From the Film ‘Unrest’

Jennifer Brea was interviewed by Kim Hill on National Radio’s Good Morning Show on the 12th of August.  If you missed out you can listen to the interview. See link below

Jennifer Brea Interview – National Radio.

 

Dr Vallings interview about her new book – The Pocket Guide to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME

Dr Vallings has just published her third book about ME/CFS. To hear her interview about the book see link below.

 

 

 

 

 

Interview on Coast.

For more details see –

Calico Publishing – The Pocket Guide to Chronic Fatigue/ME

 

Dr Ros Vallings speaking in Hamilton and Sth Auckland in August.

Dr Ros Vallings speaking arrangements.

 

Hamilton:

Date & Time:
10th August at 10.30am

Venue:
Methodist Church,
Bader St,
Hamilton.

Topic
Research update and discussion about Orthostatic Intolerance (POTS)

Contact: Tracey Larsen for more information tracey@mswaikato.org.nz


South Auckland:

Date & Time:
12th August at 1.30pm

Topic: General Overview of ME/CFS  and a question and answer time.

Venue: – Annette’s Home
77 Dale Dale Road,
Ramarama

Contact: Wendy Groves for more information me_franklin@orcon.net.nz