UK CMRC conference on October 13 and 14

UK CMRC conference to be livestreamed on 13 and 14 October
Parts of this year’s UK CFS/ME Research Collaborative (CMRC) international conference, which will be held in Newcastle on Tuesday the 13th and Wednesday the 14th of October, will be livestreamed by the charity Action for ME.
The conference has a full two-day agenda of biomedical research and the livestreamed sessions include a two-hour series of updates on projects funded by the Medical Research Council.
The livestreamed speakers are Dr Esther Crawley (clinical trials) and Professors Fai Ng (fatigue biomarkers), Carmine Pariante (immunology), Anne McArdle (mitochondria and cytokines), Julia Newton and Jo Nijs (autonomic nervous system), and Jim Horne (sleep).
The full conference agenda is here, and details about how to watch the livestreaming are here.
Speakers not included in the livestreaming due to embargoes on unpublished research findings include Dr Jose Montoya of Stanford University, who will give the conference keynote presentation, and Dr Øystein Fluge of Bergen University who will talk about the Norwegian rituximab trial.
Professor George Davey Smith of Bristol University, a heavyweight in the world of epidemiology, will give the Anne Faulkner Memorial Lecture, speaking on “The bigger picture: big data, genomics, epigenetics and metabolomics”.
An announcement will be made at the conference on Tuesday evening of a new ME/CFS research study to be funded by the Medical Research Council.
The UK CMRC was created in April 2013 with the goal of increasing the amount of research funding given to ME/CFS.
Although patients have had concerns about the presence of proponents of the biopsychosocial approach to ME/CFS on its committee, the CMRC’s first conference, held in Bristol in 2014, focused mainly on neuroimmunology.
If any of our readers are able to take notes during the event we would love if you could share them with us at [email protected].

Facebook
Twitter
WhatsApp
Email

1 thought on “UK CMRC conference on October 13 and 14”

  1. I run a ME Fightback page on FB please like. ME is a Neurological Endrcogical Immunological disease neuro immune deficiency disease that is not a Psychatric case. ME is a young persons and childhood disease as true ME waks into you in your childhood and teenagehood & young adulthood. It is not a disease of middle aged or old people. I have suffered from ME since I was 4 years old. PLEASE LIKE MY ME FIGHTBACK PAGE ON FB.

Comments are closed.

Latest News

Questions to Ask Prospective MPs About ME/CFS

In the next few weeks, candidates will be knocking on doors seeking votes for the upcoming UK Election. It’s important that candidates from all parties are made aware of the challenges facing people with ME and Long Covid. It can be a little daunting to be unprepared so here are some questions you might want

Read More »
red rectangle with the #MEAction Scotland logo on the left hand side and the words Impact Statement 2022-2023 on the right.

#MEAction Scotland publishes impact statement

#MEAction Scotland is pleased to publish our impact statement, which covers March 2022 to May 23. It reports on our work to campaign for effective support, create stronger advocates and raise awareness. As a small group of volunteers, it’s unfortunately not always possible to continually update on our activities as they happen, so the statement

Read More »
reddish rectangle image with different color stripes of red coming out at a diagonal from the center. In the center is the TeachMETreatME logo. The words celebrating an impactful campaign in white font underneath the logo.

#TeachMETreatME: Celebrating An Impactful Campaign

We are THRILLED to share the rolling successes of our #TeachMETreatME campaign with you, as we report back on the amazing medical education events that have taken place so far – with many more to come in the upcoming months! (And don’t miss the global #MillionsMissing events later in the article!) Over the past several

Read More »
Scroll to Top