The latest webinars in Solve ME/CFS Initiative’s 2016 series will soon take place, with Dr Jarred Younger speaking on 19 May and Dr Jose Montoya on 16 June.
Dr Younger is Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychology, Anesthesiology and Rheumatology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Director of the Neuroinflammation, Pain and Fatigue Laboratory at the university.
Dr Montoya is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Stanford University Medical Center and head of the Stanford Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Initiative.
The topics of the talks have not been announced but Dr Younger has a special interest in inflammation in ME/CFS, fibromyalgia and Gulf War Syndrome and in rapidly trialing over-the-counter treatments for these conditions; and Dr Montoya focuses on the role that infection and immunity plays in chronic diseases such as ME/CFS.
Recent speakers have included Drs Avindra Nath, Susan Levine, Alan Light, Peter Rowe, Dane Cook and Zaher Nahle.
The hour-long sessions take place at 1 pm US Eastern Time. Patients must pre-register to view the live webinars (here for Dr Younger, here for Dr Montoya) and will receive an email address via which to send questions for the speakers to be answered during the Q&A period of the webinar.
All webinars are recorded and posted to Solve’s website and YouTube channel following the presentation. Details of their past and future presentations can be found here.
A year ago, we were proud to announce that #MEAction and Mayo Clinic Rochester had won a grant for diagnostic improvement, with Ravindra Ganesh, and Stephanie Grach, and I on the grant as co-investigators. Our project, Improving Diagnostic Accuracy of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Through Implementation of an Enhanced Education Protocol and Care Process Model