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New Medical Director of WPI--Kenny De Meirleir M.D., Ph.D.

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Sushi, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. Guido den Broeder

    Guido den Broeder *****

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    Formerly know as Kutapressin. Not quite on par with targeted antivirals as Valganciclovir, but still something we can't get in The Netherlands. So there is a lot of traffic of Dutch patients to Belgium. I remember asking him to accept Dutch patients way back in 2000 or so.

    Basically, I figure, the treatment that DML provides takes care of secondary infections. That can make you feel a lot better, but it does not cure ME and they will come back eventually.

    Personally I don't have any kind of income or savings so it is all out of my reach anyway.
  2. Erik Johnson

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    Dr Fredericks the endocrinologist moved out of the downstairs office. I suppose that is where Dr DeMeirleir will be.
  3. Sparrowhawk

    Sparrowhawk Senior Member

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    Hope he can make some headway once he joins the outfit. I wasn't aware they were even able to continue, post their leadership, legal and PR issues. Assume there's lots of inertia to overcome at that place, to get things rolling again.

    I agree with someone above who said he will probably direct things but grunt research will be done by other people. Would be very hard to carry on a robust research program with full involvement when you're only onsite <X days a year.
  4. SOC

    SOC Moderator and Senior Member

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    Not really. It's so easy to communicate at a distance these days. Project leaders do the immediate management of their own projects. The medical director is likely supervising the project leaders -- developing the research plan, reviewing research reports, and so on. That doesn't take day-to-day onsite presence. With today's communication methods, being in another country is not much worse than being in the corner office at the other end of the building. ;)
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    Are you sure he is starting at the WPI in October? I have an app with him at Himmunitas in October...
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    hi atoska. i am told he will be seeing patients both in reno and in belgium. looks like a lot of traveling for him
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  7. roxie60

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    bummer
  8. Daffodil

    Daffodil Senior Member

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    I tried to find out, for a friend, if KDM will be taking insurance at WPI but they don't know yet
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