On May 24, Invest in ME hosted an international conference in London - “A New Era in ME/CFS Research.”
Reviews of the Conference
To read a very interesting review of the conference (new tidbits gleaned and personal observations, some quite juicy*) written by patient advocate Christopher Cairns, visit his blog at
http://cfspatientadvocate.blogspot.com. Christopher follows current research and is an advocate for his daughter, a housebound ME/CFS patient in St. Paul, Minnesota. Thank you, Christopher.
* A couple of quotes:
"Brigitte Huber... did an unexpected and gratuitous job of sandbagging Judy Mikovits, who was the next speaker.".... "I watched this in fascination, realizing that Huber in her righteousness had put her head on a block and asked to have her face kicked in. It was a great setup, a 'once in a lifetime situation', and Mikovits came through big-time, doing what she needed to do."
DVDs of the Conference...
Can be ordered now at
The Agenda and Speaker Bios
To review the topics covered and photos/brief bios of the speakers, click here (then scroll down).
Experts included Leonard Jason, PhD; Nora Chapman PhD; John Chia, MD; Paul Cheney, MD, PhD; Jonathan Kerr, MD, PhD; Nancy Klimas, MD; Brigitte Huber, PhD; Mrs. Annette Whittemore; Judy Mikovits, PhD; Malcolm Hooper, PhD.