How Investigative Journalism Succeeds in a Hostile Medical Environment: A Conversation with David Tuller, Nov. 3 2018

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Massachusetts ME/CFS & FM Association Annual Meeting and Conference.

Open to the public.  Online registration is now closed, but walk-ins are welcome!

A conversation with David Tuller, DrPH and investigative journalist.

When:           Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 1:00 PM through 3:30 PM
                     Doors open at 12:30 p.m. for check-in
Location:
                    Shipley Auditorium, Bowles Conference Center
                    Newton Wellesley Hospital
                    2014 Washington St.
                    Newton, MA 02462

Join or renew your membership at the event! This program is free to members, journalists, researchers and health care professionals; $15 voluntary donation for non-members.

Investigative journalist David Tuller is playing a leading role in a global effort to re-examine PACE, the largest clinical trial on ME/CFS. PACE wrongly psychologizes a physical disease and thus causes great harm to the 24+ million people with ME/CFS around the world. David will also discuss his experience as a journalist covering the huge yet underreported story of this disease.

He has been writing since 2015 about the controversial PACE study, which purported to "prove" that Graded Exercise Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy could cure ME/CFS. Top researchers who have reviewed the study say it is fraught with indefensible methodological problems. Tuller, building on the work of ME/CFS advocates and researchers, exposed these flaws in a series of carefully researched articles. In addition to his work on PACE, he has written articles about ME/CFS for the New York Times and other publications.

Learn first-hand how journalism can advance science and public awareness of a devastating disease.

Send your questions for David Tuller to "events (at) massmecfs.org" and we will ask as many as we can during this conversation.

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When
November 3rd, 2018 1:00 PM   through   3:30 PM
Location
Shipley Auditorium, Bowles Conference Center
Newton Wellesley Hospital
2014 Washington St.
Newton, MA 02462

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