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Dr Lipkin to hold public seminar in London on ME/CFS

Discussion in 'Upcoming ME/CFS Events' started by Firestormm, Jul 8, 2014.

  1. Firestormm

    Firestormm Guest

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    Earlier in the year the patient community raised the funds necessary to bring Dr Lipkin across to the UK to take part in the CMRC Bristol Conference (see below). As part of this visit it is fantastic news that he will also be able to hold a 2 hour seminar in London and that tickets are so relatively cheap at only £5:

    The current programme for the Bristol CMRC Research Conference can be read here. As I understand it the plenary sessions - including Dr Lipkin's - will all be recorded and made available on the internet after the Bristol event.
     
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  2. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Superb! It would be great if this London thing could be recorded and put on YouTube as well. So many of us would like to go and so many of us are stuck in bed or housebound. So frustrating not to be able to be present at these things.
     
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    Somebody should send a formal invite to the Psy advocates, we can educate them!!!!

    PR board --- PLEASE RECORD!!!!
     
  4. Firestormm

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    Apparenly - according to Dr Shepherd on Facebook earlier - it seems likely Dr Lipkin will repeat his presentation in Bristol when in London: so perhaps (other than Q and A's) we wont miss out on much.

    Although, as the London seminar is for 2 hours I think I might have preferred the London talk to be recorded and made available: but as Dr Shepherd said - this would then only add to the cost of the London event and they really wanted to keep it cheap and accessible.

    Either way it's great news.... if you can get to London or Bristol. But even if not, then at least we will get to see something on the internet afterwards :)
     
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    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    The link isn't working for me?? :confused:

    Sushi
     
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    At first I was happy to learn that Dr. Lipkin is giving a talk on Infections in ME/CFS and still am.

    What made me cringe is seeing the name of Esther Crawley...

    Can somebody please explain this to me, from a quick search on the net she does not sound like a real true friend of PWME. image.jpg
     

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    Is Crawley involved in the London talk somehow? I didn't see that.
     
  9. Firestormm

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    No she isn't.

    She is of course a part of the CMRC and will be in Bristol at that conference.

    As you know Esther one of the reasons Dr Lipkin was nominated - and why we launched a campaign to raise funds to bring him over - was to help 'balance' the contributions or to better ensure that at least some of those speaking at the Bristol conference could talk with authority about the biomedical aspects of ME/CFS research and findings to date.

    Dr Lipkin seemed a strong candidate for this from the start and judging by the relative ease with which funds were raised by the general public to bring him across - and the positive reaction his acceptance has received - I think a great many folk are chuffed he is going to be present.

    The London seminar is solely comprised of Dr Lipkin. It will be a good opportunity for those unable/unwilling to attend Bristol and let's face it they will get Dr Lipkin to themselves for 2 hours as opposed to a few minutes in Bristol during the patient's workshop afternoon.

    His main presentation in Bristol will be recorded and made available on the internet - as mentioned above.
     
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    I have just been informed that CEO of Action for ME Sonya Chowdhury has arranged for the London session to be recorded on film.

    There will be no additional cost to the ticket price.

    We'll have to wait for more details as that's all I've got at present :)

    Result!

    Edit: confirmation now on AfME's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/actionforme/posts/10152538128883209?notif_t=notify_me
     
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  11. IreneF

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    Those are interesting assertions. I wonder if she's got research to back herself up. When I was in high school and college I struggled to wake up in the morning in time for class. Now people recognize that adolescents tend toward a "night owl" sleep cycle.

    As a person with sleep cycle difficulties, I can't keep to a regular bedtime/waketime. I just don't fall asleep. I'd have to be drugged into unconsciousness. On the other hand, I don't sleep longer because I "feel tired". I sleep as long as I need to, despite the frequent and fervent wish to be asleep 24/7.
     
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    As Ian Lipkin is such a world leading virologist, immunologist, I would like his lecture in London to attract the interest of london based science researchers and students. After all, London is the home of, for example, Imperial College.

    Will the visit of such a renowned scientist be reported in the national media?
     
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    But I don't expect that Professor Lipkin's talk will be reported on by the uk controllers of science reporting, ie the Science Media Centre.

    It would be a shame for London based science students to miss what will be an illuminating talk by Professor Lipkin.
     
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    Going yourself Sparky?
     
  17. RL_sparky

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    Can't afford the plane trip from San Francisco to London.:) Even though it's going to be recorded and made available to all, I hope you will share your impressions of the talk with the board!
    Ron
     
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    A lot will depend upon how much I understand!!!
     
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    This talk is not far away...
     
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    I hope the SMC will be there
     

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