ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia Education Events
Join the Bateman Horne Center for ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia Events
June Education Meeting, June 6, 6:00 pm Mountain Time.
The 2015 Institute of Medicine report titled, "Beyond Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Redefining an Illness" provided a road map that BHC could use to mainstream the diagnosis of ME/CFS. Dr. Suzanne D. Vernon will describe some of the tools and technologies BHC is developing so that ME/CFS is more readily diagnosed and effectively treated.
June Lunch & Learn: Thursday, June 21 11:30 am
Joy Luck Restaurant Sandy, Utah
Share friendship and food while discussing an interesting illness-related topic. Whether you have or know a loved one with ME/CFS or FM, we welcome anyone who is hungry to learn more about these diseases. Attendees are responsible for the cost of their own lunch chosen from the menu. RSVP Today, Presenter and topic, TBD.
Beginning this month, BHC is piloting weekly in-person support groups for patients and caregivers. These will be led by Liz Sherlock, a clinical psychologist who has experience with chronic illness, including having family members with ME/CFS. Support groups are free of charge with a small group of 15 participants. Please register below if you are interested in participating, but this is not required. We are using this tool to gauge interest.
Patient Support Groups
Caregiver Support Groups
2018 BHC Education Classes
These are in-person classes, but they will be available in an online format soon! Click on the links to get more information and to register for the course. Class size is limited, so sign up today!
Classes with Dr. Lucinda Bateman
In these classes, Dr. Bateman shares the information that she teaches her patients about the symptoms of ME/CFS and/or Fibromyalgia. Attend as many as you’d like:
Getting the Right Diagnosis
ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia present as complicated illnesses, and
getting the right diagnosis can be challenging. Learn how to
distinguish between these two diseases and tools to determine
which one you have.
Keeping fit can help minimize symptoms and improve function, but it’s difficult when activity causes increased illness symptoms. Learn how to identify and improve the “threshold” of relapse and strategies for maintaining the best possible physical and cognitive fitness.
Monday, July 9 4pm - 5pm - Register Today!
Poor sleep is a hallmark symptom of ME/CFS and fibromyalgia. Not getting a good night’s sleep can make symptoms worse! Learn how to implement strategies that improve sleep.
Monday, August 6 4pm - 5pm - Register Today!
Brain Fog & Cognitive Impairment
Do you have periods of confusion or memory loss? Learn how to
implement strategies for improving cognitive function.
When you stand up, you feel weak and may even faint. You must
spend a good portion of each day lying down or possibly sitting, but
doing any activity is out of the question. Dr. Bateman will explain
Orthostatic Intolerances and give tips on things you can do to keep
upright and active as much as you possibly can.
Monday, June 11 4pm - 5pm - Register Today!
Pain is one of the most troubling and hard-to-manage symptoms of
these diseases. Learn treatment strategies you can use to improve
your pain management.
Communicating Effectively with Your Provider with Joyce Ferrone
You dread seeing your primary care provider. They don’t understand all your issues. You leave feeling like you wasted your time. BHC clinician, Joyce Ferrone has created a class for you, “Communicating with Your Provider.” Joyce will explain how to compile a succinct summary of your medical records to show your primary care provider the information they need to quickly and easily understand your issues. She’ll discuss how to explain your disease, prioritize your questions, and what to say (and not say!) during your visit.