An updated program has been posted for the 1st International Workshop on XMRV (September 7 and 8 in Bethesda Maryland, co-hosted by the NIH and Virology Education Inc.).
Two notable changes are that, in the Wednesday, Sep 8 session on chronic fatigue syndrome:
• The Whittemore Peterson Institute’s Dr. Judy Mikovits will co-chair the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome session with Tufts University’s Dr. John Coffin, advisor on HIV and AIDS to the National Cancer Institute.
• And Dr. Mikovits will present a paper on XMRV in blood of CFS patients in the UK.
Specifically, the chronic fatigue syndrome session listing is as follows:
Session 4: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Wed Sep 8 – 11:15 am to 1:00 pm
Chairs: Dr. John Coffin & Dr. Judy Mikovits
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11:15 am – Invited lecture on chronic fatigue syndrome
[Francis W Ruscetti – National Cancer Institute’s Laboratory of Experimental Immunology; a co-author of the Oct 2009 Science paper linking XMRV to CFS]
11:45 am – Prevalence of XMRV in CFS patients and healthy controls
[Brigitte Huber – Tufts University Sackler Shool. Reported finding no XMRV in her CFS study.]
12:00 noon – XMRV in chronic fatigue syndrome: A pilot study
[Maureen Hanson, Cornell University, principal investigator of current NIH-funded research on “The relationship of XMRV to functional status and co-infections in chronic fatigue syndrome.”]
12:15 pm – Detection of MLV-related virus gene sequences in blood of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome and healthy blood donors
[Shyh-Ching Lo, a researcher at the FDA laboratory in Bethesda and leader of the study behind the yet-to-be-published “positive” XMRV paper.]
12:30 pm – Detection of infectious XMRV in the peripheral blood of chronic fatigue syndrome patients in the United Kingdom 13
[Judy Mikovits, WPI research director.]
12:45 pm – Discussion
TO REVIEW THE FULL TWO-DAY PROGRAM…posted on the Virology-Education.com website, click HERE and then on the link to Program_XMRV_final in the right margin.