Fiona Ashworth was invited to address the APIL meeting in Manchester at the Victoria & Albert Hotel. At a well-attended meeting, she explained the definitions of fibromyalgia and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome,
chronic pain syndromes, somatoform pain disorder and somatisation.
She explained the definition of these illnesses and their link to trauma. She informed the meeting
that these conditions can be triggered by trauma and explained the relevant literature.
She explained how to approach litigating such cases and how to prepare them for trial.