The CMRC annual conference is being held (at the Science Media Centre Briefing Room) on April 26th this year. They are proposing some minor revisions to their charter but retain this very nasty clause: "3.1.3. All members must not take part in the harassment of researchers including taking part in orchestrated campaigns against those conducting peer-reviewed research. This does not prevent engagement in appropriate scientific debate." and this little oddity "3.4.3 Observers: The UK funding agencies and the Science Media Centre may be invited to be observers at all meetings. Observers may be asked to leave the meeting on the motion of a majority of those members present" The funding agencies is understandable, but the SMC ?? This is from a collaboration that includes Afme, MEassoc, Ayme, Meresearch UK, the MRC and various researchers. It's about time these people put something out saying that they stand against the abuse and harrassment of patients, rather than continuing with the SMC driven propoganda about us. ETA: they are intending to livestream the AGM, details should follow.