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Sam Cam hosts evening event at No. 10 for ME

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Firestormm, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. Firestormm

    Firestormm Senior Member

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    And I pinched this from Newcastle University's Facebook page:

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    Networking..... :)
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    This just in.... those scientists also in attendance:

    Holgate - well you could write a book - I think Crawley was there because she is also vice-chair of the Collaborative having accepted the position when they all gathered at that event; and Pheby is also heading the UK Disease Registry.... more on THAT later peeps :thumbsup: Don't know much about Ellis off the top of my head; and I've never heard of Newton before but I'm told she likes posing outside No. 10 and is often seen there causing a nuisance wearing her ME T-shirt :D
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    Thought I'd try and read about Anna Hemmings' story, but... the text in the banner of this page! http://www.annahemmings.com/page48.asp o_O

    (I'm pretty sure it's intended as a generic motivational statement, as several others are dotted around the site... a very unfortunate choice though!)
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    I find it worrying that Government will get their view of ME from the Action for ME who still seem to be supporting PACE and I found Pheby and Action for ME's latest paper somewhat worrying and uninsightful.

    If this is organised from the new research collective shouldn't some other groups have been included?
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    I believe Julia Newton and her team were given a £1,000,000 towards research not that long ago. I'm too tired to search for links, but google her - her research is interesting. She's situated in Newcastle, I think.

    I think this is a positive thing.
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    I was being ironic, Apple. Sorry. My humour doesn't always come across very well in text :)

    Prof Newton is a pin-up of mine though I do wish she took time-out for 30 minutes to get her hair done :rofl: Seriously, she's doing some good things I believe and yeah she and her University got a large proportion of the MRC 'pot' in 2011.

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    Out of interest, user, The MEA Essential's Magazine this month had a really good article from Pheby: 'a key figure on the ME/CFS scene - most recently as head of the ME Research Observatory and now the Disease Registry, which will recruit donors to the recently established UK ME/CFS Biobank'. More on those last two shortly as I said above.

    The article was a transcript in the form of notes from his speech in March at the APPG where he revealed exactly why ME matters so much to him and his family:

    He goes on but I don't want to continue as I don't have permission at this point. Suffice to say that his professional involvement is stimulated by personal passion. Doesn't mean his opinions and papers shouldn't be critiqued of course - he ain't a god - just thought you'd like a little glimpse at background.

    I hope to be writing and publishing an article on the UK Registry and Biobank developments and updating on progress with a couple of interviews if I can - when I can - in the next few weeks.
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    Yes I had read the APPG transcript. But I know very little about the UK biobank so it would be good to read anything you write.

    I think there was a thread for the Pheby/Action for ME GET paper so I will put more detailed comments on the paper there soon.
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    I did think to myself that if anyone had it might be you :) Yeah be nice to review his paper - probably did but not properly - can't remember; might give me some background. Thanks.
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    Minutes are here if anyone else wants to read about Pheby's background and also his 2009 research into Severe ME and the problems with assuming 25% and the general lack of work in this area.
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    Oh, how embarrassing :snigger: . Sorry! I've noticed your username around on here and FF and did think that it was a bit odd that you wouldn't have heard of her. hahaha. Ooops. Brainfog strikes again. :p
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    Crikey. A Foggy Friend-er. Delighted to make your acquaintance. That forum was of great help to me when I was at my worst. Really good place. Supportive. Developed many a friendship from Foggies. Owe them a lot. You've brought back some good memories. Thank you x
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    My understanding is that this was a private AfME social gathering, with select guests.
    So i think it was a private AfME get-together more than anything else.
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    I'm glad you clarified, Firestormm, cos i was about to tell you that you do know Julia Newton, and provide some links! :)
    (Thought you might be having a bad memory day!) :ill:

    BTW, your humour is fine (usually)! :)
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    She's quite a memorable lady and no mistake even with a foggy head. Thanks Bob :)
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