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Big data and biomarkers at the CMRC 2016 conference

May 27, 2016

The programme for the UK CFS/M.E. Research Collaborative's third annual science conference has been confirmed, with a focus on big data and biomarkers.

Speakers on day one include:

  • Dr David Patrick, University of British Columbia, presenting on submaximal exercise testing in M.E. and other research areas in relation to the stratification of illnesses through work in public health
  • Dr Zaher Nahle, Vice President for Research and Scientific Programs at Solve CFS/M.E., presenting on the Solve CFS/M.E. Initiative biobank and other research programmes
  • Prof George Davey Smith, University of Bristol, presenting on the M.E./CFS Epidemiology & Genomics Alliance big data study

Other plenary sessions will focus on new research and M.E. in children and young people.

Day one is open to anyone with M.E., including patients and carers. Find out how to register now (with early bird discounts for researchers available until Monday 30 May). We anticipate that all the presentations on day one will be livestreamed, and some on day two - this will be confirmed nearer the time. 

The 2016 Annual General Meeting of the CMRC noted:

"At the conference last year, it was evident that the research effort is increasing and we are seeing good collaboration. There are lots of new interactions developing within the UK and situations where discussions have taken place about sharing and exchanging samples, for example."

To read minutes from the AGM and the CMRC Board meeting, both held on 27 April, please visit our CMRC page.