I think Dr. Kogelnik is very busy setting up research and studies that are closer in nature to the biomedical research that the Invest in ME is trying to implement in the UK, here in the US. I recently spoke with him and asked him about his "absence" on the SF International conference and he simply replied that he's working on other projects (this is more or less what I recall him saying, I'm not quoting his exact words). Since last summer he has been doing a deep sequencing genetic study with Prof. Ronald W Davis, professor of biochemistry and genetics @ Stanford. Prof. Davis is not only a top of the line world scientist who belongs to the American Academy of Sciences and Genetics but also personally touched by ME (his son is severely affected) and a wonderful human being. I'm a patient of Dr. K so I'm naturally biased to think that he is the one to follow and trust . By saying this I'm not discounting or downplaying the work of all the others clinicians/researchers in the ME arena. I just wanted to bring my opinion about one of the few young doctors who seems to be willing to do some biomedical research and get as much help as he can, CDC included. I really hope I will not be proved wrong by putting all my chips on him !