Dr. Huber clearly looked uncomfortable and came over to my husband who just happened to be standing outside the auditorium talking to someone, as the coffee break followed her talk, and asked him if he had understood her as she has quite a thick accent. He said yes, but asked her did she feel that the atmosphere was rather negative towards her, to which she replied "yes, I did feel a bit nervous". The room was very quiet after her talk. I'm sorry but I can't answer how many people were there, but the place was bursting, and it was impossible to say the ratio of patients to medics/scientists. I was talking with one of the organisers the evening before and she said people were begging for tickets right up until the afternoon of 23rd May. The Venue would be better if it were larger, but the organisers looked at different venues, but as its London, they all want payment up front, and are very expensive and you may have seen from other posts, InvestinME is just three very dedicated ordinary people working with very little money, two are the parents of children with ME/CFS and the other has it herself. I really don't know how they do it - really amazing as they seem to do it with so very little cash, and they are very quiet modest people. I admire them so much. I heard from someone that one of them had worked through the night on three occasions, and then gone to their daytime employment. How is that for dedication?? I can't mention their names as they prefer to just get on with working in the background trying to make things happen. So if they or any of their family are reading this, if there is a heaven, they will certainly be in the front row!! Why does it take parents of children with ME/CFS to do so much (Annette & Harvey Whittemore in the U.S. and the InvestinME people in the u.k.) to get things moving when all these state and government agencies get loads of money and do nothing for the condition.