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UK CFS/M.E. Research Collaborative

Registration now open for researchers for the Collaborative's annual science conference 2015, which will be held in Newcastle on Tuesday, October 13 and Wednesday, October 14.

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After the success of last year's conference which brought together over 70 of the UK's best researchers, this year's conference will include a keynote presentation and Neuropathology session chaired by Professor José Montoya of Stanford University, along with plenary sessions led by other eminent international researchers on the autonomic system; genomics, epigenetics and metabolomics; clinical trials; and sleep. More information can be found on the registration site.

You can also read the CMRC's detailed report of last year's conference.

About the CMRC

The CMRC was launched in April 2013. Bringing together researchers, major funders and M.E. charities, the aim of the Collaborative is to:

  • provide a mechanism for M.E. charities, researchers and clinicians to work together in a coordinated and collaborative way
  • increase awareness of M.E. within the research community
  • highlight priorities for research funding to assist funders such as the Medical Research Council
  • increase funding for M.E. research.

Action for M.E. is an executive board member of the CMRC. “The launch of the Collaborative is a major step forward,” says our CEO, Sonya Chowdhury. “We are committed to working collaboratively with others on common goals, even where we have differences of view. As an executive board member, we have the opportunity to influence the work of the Collaborative and help shape the future direction of M.E. research.

“A similar body, the UK Respiratory Research Collaborative, was established in 2006 with the aim of driving forward the respiratory research agenda. This resulted in a three-fold increase in research funding in this field including research projects, programmes, centres, networks, Fellowships and PhD studentships.

“We have every reason to hope that the Collaborative will also attract new researchers into the field of M.E. research, grow our knowledge about the condition and stimulate much-needed investment in high quality, peer-reviewed research. We have received overwhelming support for our involvement in this new, exciting and ambitious initiative. Together we have the potential to make a real difference for people affected by M.E.”

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