ME/CFS research – all heads turn towards Newcastle next week | 9 October 2015

The major research event next week is the UK CFS/ME Research Collaborative conference. This will be taking place in Newcastle at the Newcastle Airport Novotel on Tuesday and Wednesday (October 13-14).

We have a very full biomedical agenda over two full days.

This will include key sessions sessions covering neuropathology, autonomic nervous system dysfunction, sleep and clinical trials – as well as workshops, updates on all the MRC funded research studies, and an important announcement about a new MRC-funded research study on Tuesday evening.

We have a large number of clinicians, researchers – UK and overseas – and medical students attending

This year, the MEA will be funding a number of medical students to attend:

www.meassociation.org.uk/2015/09/me-association-bursaries-will-support-four-students-at-next-months-research-conference-in-newcastle-14-september-2015/


UK SPEAKERS AND SESSION CHAIRS


Professor Stephen Holgate – Immunopharmacology, University of Southampton – Chairman

Professor Hugh Perry – Experimental neuropathology, University of Southampton and Chairman of the MRC Neurosciences Board

Professor Jim Horne – Sleep – University of Loughborough

Professor Anne McArdle – Mitochondrial function and cytokine production – University of Liverpool

Professor Julia Newton – Autonomic nervous system – University of Newcastle

Professor George Davey Smith – Genomics, Epigenetics and Metabolomics – University of Bristol

Dr Esther Crawley – Clinical trials – University of Bristol

Dr Andreas Finkelmeyer – Neuropathology – University of Newcastle

Dr Zoe Gotts – Sleep – University of Newcastle

Dr Kirstie Haywood – Patient reported outcome measures – University of Warwick

Dr Fai Ng – Fatigue biomarkers – University of Newcastle

Dr Carmine Pariante – Immunological model of ME/CFS – Kings College Hospital


OVERSEAS SPEAKERS INCLUDE


Professor Jose Montoya – Stanford ME/CFS Collaboration and Neuropathology session – Stanford University

Professor Jo Nijs – Autonomic nervous system – Vrije University, Brussels

Dr Oysten Fluge – Rituximab trial – University of Bergen

Professors Anne McArdlle, Jo Nij and Julia Newton and Dr Zoe Gotts are, or have been, carrying out research funded by the MEA Ramsay Research Fund


FULL PROGRAMME HERE: www.actionforme.org.uk/…/Documents/cmrc-programme.pdf


Dr Charles Shepherd
Hon Medical Adviser, ME Association
Board Member, UK CFS/ME Research Collaborative


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