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Continuing Professional Development

GP Training for ME/CFS and Long COVID

New CPD on ME/CFS and Long COVID for General Practitioners 3 June – 17 June

This course may also be of interest to Registered Nurses, Allied Health and other medical professionals.  

Long COVID and ME/CFS:  

  • diagnosis,  
  • Treatment/management, 
  • prevention through vaccination and other measures.

This popular advanced course, originally delivered at GPCE in 2023, has been updated and is now available Australia-wide.

Dr Richard Schloeffel OAM presents, this advanced course that offers in-depth knowledge and practical steps about how to diagnose, treat and/or manage patients with Long COVID and ME/CFS, and prevent Long COVID through vaccination and other measures, appropriate to general practice. 

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This is an RACGP approved CPD activity for 4.5 EA and 1 RP CPD hours.



Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Moderna Australia.


ME/CFS Education sessions for your team

Allied Health practitioners, including registered and enrolled nurses, can book a one-hour in-service for your team with our nurse educator. These sessions are usually held via zoom. 

The aim of this in-service is to present the current understanding of ME/CFS, consisting of a 40-minute presentation and question time.  

Learning objectives:  

  1. Know key epidemiology and understand functional impairment in ME/CFS 
  2. Identify core signs and symptoms of ME/CFS using contemporary diagnostic criteria, with a focus on post-exertional malaise and orthostatic intolerance 
  3. Implement safe management strategies using pacing, rest and step-wise symptom management within your context of practice.  

These sessions also aim to provide you with some helpful assessment tools to use within your practice, and further reading.  

There is a small fee for the session 

  • Not-for-profit organisations: $200+GST 
  • For-profit organisations: $400+GST 

If you would like to engage in self-directed learning, below is a shorter version of our “ME/CFS Back to Basics” presentation for you and your team.

ME/CFS Back to Basics  

This is a 20 minute, recorded education session that provides fundamental information about ME/CFS and principles of management. It was presented to a group of nurses and social workers. However, anyone wanting a quick, foundational introduction would benefit.  

We have received overwhelmingly positive feedback about the presentation:

“…thank you for a fantastic presentation….we reflected on the presentations we had throughout the day and the whole team expressed how valuable your presentation was to their work.” (NUM, HIP Echuca Health) 

ME/CFS resource for school nurses 

School nurses can make a big difference in the life of a student with ME/CFS. School nurses are well placed to work in partnership with the student, their family, teaching staff, and the learning and support teams within the school, developing appropriate accommodations to allow students with ME/CFS to continue to attend school and connect with their peers. 

Please read more about supporting students with ME/CFS in a school environment by downloading our flyer. 

Keep up with the latest research about ME/CFS  

Emerge Australia’s monthly Research Digest summarises the latest Australian and international research journal articles on ME/CFS. The Research Digest focuses on biomedical research and contains three or four short summaries of recent research publications. 

Read the latest issue or sign up  to have the Research Digest delivered by email so you don’t miss out on future issues. 

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