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Details of UK CMRC conference announced & how to watch some live

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by K22, Oct 8, 2015.

  1. K22

    K22

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    AFME have put up a page with info on how to live stream the CMRC conference and a link to the full programme. There seems to be planned the announcement of 1 new MRC funded CFS/me project this year.

    http://www.actionforme.org.uk/get-informed/news/our-news/action-for-me-to-livestream-cmrc-conference

    My own feelings are there is lots of talk about the right things but no proper financial backing to set up fitting research strategy to make serious progress & it remains to be seen what the potential impact of the 1 new study will be.

    As someone very severely ill i would have liked one segment to focus on the severe so we move away from fatigue and on to disability and impairment and also i would like to see a short showing of a powerful film about the severe, such as action for mes own 3 minute, just to give an appropriate understanding of the great need out in the community to the attendees, many of whom Will have never met the more severely ill.
     
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  2. Little Bluestem

    Little Bluestem All Good Things Must Come to an End

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    @K22, I have dial up and don't want to load and read this. I will put it on the calendar if you will give me the date and a one-line description. "Live stream of CMRC conference" with CMRC spelled out would probably be an appropriate description.
     
  3. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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  4. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Very good that the CMRC are livestreaming at least some of their conference - I wish that IiME were able to do this too. In fact, I wish that all ME/CFS conferences and major talks/seminars did this for all their presentations that weren't embargoed. We seem to have been a bit slow to catch onto this in the UK.

    Last year's CMRC conference sounded great - @Jonathan Edwards said it was basically a neuroimmunology conference, with BPS stuff very much off the agenda.

    The session with Dr Esther Crawley, Prof Fai Ng, Prof Carmine Pariante, Prof Anne McArdle, and Prof Julia Newton is a session on updates from MRC-funded projects - epidemiology (Crawley) and biomedical stuff (the others).

    The next day, Prof. Jo Nijs is talking about the autonomic nervous system and Prof. Jim Horne is a neuroscientist who specialises in sleep, so presumably he'll be talking about that.
     

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