11 May 2011
The UK’s first biobank for M.E., funded by Action for M.E., ME Association, ME Research UK and a private donor, is just one of the strategic research projects that will be discussed at our Annual General Meeting and open conference, Saturday 22 October 2011 at Allen & Overy, One Bishops Square, London E1 6AO.
There are still places left at the conference, open to people with M.E., their carers and healthcare professionals (Continuous Professional Development points have been applied for).
Get in touch to register your interest now.
(timings to be confirmed)
10.30am – 12noon Annual General Meeting (Action for M.E. members only)
The AGM will include the election of new trustees and the Chief Executive’s annual report, followed by a light buffet lunch. A separate agenda will be distributed in advance to Members.
1 – 2pm Benefits forum (open to all)
With Sue Owen, Director General, Welfare and Wellbeing, Department for Work and Pensions. Sue Owen is a senior adviser to Ministers on benefits strategy and performance; health, work and wellbeing; and disability rights.
2.30 – 4.30pm Strategic research projects (open to all)
Presentations and discussion of Action for M.E.’s strategic research projects:
2.30pm Postmortem Tissue Bank
Dr Eliana Lacerda, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Dr Charles Shepherd, ME Association
2.45pm Biobank for M.E.
Dr Luis Nacul, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
3.30pm National Outcomes Database
Dr Esther Crawley, University of Bristol
3.50pm National Observatory
Professor Derek Pheby, Coordinator
Registration is free for Action for M.E. members and accompanying carers, or £15 for non-members (NB. It will not be possible for the conference organisers to reimburse travel or accommodation expenses).
For further information, contact Sara Brooks. Tel 0117 930 7294