Professor Lipkin to guest at special London seminar on September 3 | how to get tickets

July 7, 2014


We are delighted to announce that leading US-based researcher Professor Ian Lipkin will be guest speaker at a seminar being held jointly by Action for M.E. and the ME Association in London on Wednesday 3 September.

The seminar will take place from 10am to noon at the offices of Allen & Overy, at One Bishops Square, London E1 6AD and is open to anyone interested to hear about Prof Lipkin's work focused on infection and M.E./CFS.

Find out how you can attend. Tickets cost £5 per person to contribute towards the cost of the event and include refreshments (tea, coffee, biscuits – incl. dairy/gluten-free – and fruit) between 9.30 and 10am.

Sonya Chowdhury, Chief Executive of Action for M.E. said, “I am absolutely delighted and thrilled that Prof Lipkin is able to be our guest speaker. This is a rare opportunity to hear an internationally-renowned physician and scientist, now working in the field of M.E./CFS, at first hand. It promises to be a fascinating event.”

Dr Charles Shepherd, Medical Adviser to The ME Association, said: “This is a unique opportunity for people to come and listen to one of the world's leading experts in virology speak about the the role of infection in ME/CFS. And many thanks to everyone who donated to the appeal to bring Professor Lipkin to speak at both the UK Research Collaborative conference in Bristol and now at this extra meeting in London.

Prof Lipkin, who is based at Columbia University in New York, has been funded by the M.E. community to present to researchers at the UK CFS/ME Research Collaborative (CMRC) conference in Bristol on 1 and 2 September.

While at the conference, he will also participate in a session with members of the wider M.E./CFS community to explore how to enhance patient and public involvement in shaping the research agenda.

Find out more about the CMRC and its Bristol conference.

1 thought on “Professor Lipkin to guest at special London seminar on September 3 | how to get tickets”

  1. I am sure this has already been considered, given Prof Lipkin’s wide ranging expertise in virology, but has his team investigated the possibility of infection by zoonotic viruses, or reverse transcriptase damage from vaccinations for eg, in ME/cfs patients? Dr Shepherd has previously flagged up the ME/cfs casualties following Hepatitis B vaccination and others, many lab engineered using biological matter from mice/monkeys etc, so it is possible that DNA from animals/animal viruses might cause fundamental damage to human RNA – in some humans. This is not to discount the value of vaccinations in general, more to make them safer for all members of the population in future. Perhap some degree of collaboration with veterinary experts could be productive? Maybe we can address this question with Professor Lipkin whilst he is here, if it has not been addressed already. Many thanks.

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