Solve ME/CFS Initiative free webinar – Prof Jason
Thursday 13 September 2018, 6-7 pm BST
“Appropriately and Accurately Assessing Symptoms in Patients with ME”
presented by Leonard A. Jason, PhD, professor of psychology at DePaul University in Chicago and a prolific researcher in the field of ME/CFS;
Join Leonard A. Jason, PhD, as he provides an overview of the multi-year effort to develop patient symptom questionnaires for ME and CFS. He will explain why it is important to reliably assess domains of this illness so that more homogenous groups can be studied that are comparable across labs. Without such tools, efforts to define and characterize this illness will be hampered.
In addition to speaking about the importance of reaching consensus on operationalizing data collection and deciding on thresholds for when symptoms should be counted as indicative of illness, he will explain why there is a need for more international consensus on a variety of other methodological issues including the research case definition.