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This Friday, 29 May sees the tenth International ME Conference put on by UK research charity Invest in ME (IiME) in London. The day-long conference will include 220 participants from 17 countries and will be attended by researchers, clinicians and patients.
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How much time was given?

Discussion in 'Institute of Medicine (IOM) Government Contract' started by Andrew, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. Andrew

    Andrew Senior Member

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    The contract said patients should have at least one day. How many patients spoke, and how much time was allowed for each? Three minutes? What about "advocates."
     
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    Patients got three minutes. The IoM-selected orgs and Jennie got 7 minutes.
     
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    Andrew Senior Member

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    Do we know how many patients and how many groups there were?
     
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    justinreilly Senior Member

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    Thanks, Willow! I was too exhausted to look for it.
     
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    I think Eileen Holderman an extra slot donated by another patient. So keeping that in mind, patients and advocates were given two hours to speak. So does this count as "at least one day."
     
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    The Statement of Work didn't mandate at least one day. They haven't heard from the subject-matter experts yet though.

    "During one or more public meetings, the Committee shall consider the testimony of ME/CFS patients, caregivers, and advocacy groups in addition to relevant subject-matter experts such as clinicians, researchers, service providers, and public health officials."

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/57025850/MECFS IOM SOW.pdf
     

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