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Speakers not included in the livestreaming due to embargoes on unpublished research findings include Dr Jose Montoya of Stanford University, who will give the conference keynote presentation, and Dr Øystein Fluge of Bergen University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]

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