“Sunday Conversations with MassME” is a monthly speaker series with discussion on a wide variety of topics. These sessions are appropriate for patients, family members/caregivers, and health care professionals. Sunday Conversations take place via Zoom on the 3rd Sunday of each month at 4 p.m. ET, and are free and open to anyone. Presentations are recorded for later viewing. Registration is required.
Working with Your Healthcare Provider was the topic for April. Featured speaker was Alba Azola, M.D., Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Co-director of the PMR Post-Acute COVID-19 Team (JH PACT) Program.
Full program: https://youtu.be/c7sACMrqsY0
Part 1 - Physician Perspective: https://youtu.be/5m1YadySvwA
Part 2 - Family Perspective: https://youtu.be/IFWMVNchb4g
Part 3 - Q&A: https://youtu.be/ZG3y_cBoVro
May 15 program is "Fibromyalgia." Featured speaker is Dr. Paul Monach,.Chief of the Rheumatology Section in the Boston VA Healthcare System, and an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Monach will present an overview of symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, overlap with other syndromes (CFS/ME, IBS, small fiber neuropathy, and others), and treatment, as well as some about pathophysiology, and a discussion of the emerging literature on biomarkers and brain imaging.
Links to recordings, slides, and other resources from past events:
"Working with Your Healthcare Provider" April 24, 2022