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Book now: UK CMRC conference 2018

August 22, 2018

This year’s annual UK CFS/M.E. Research Collaborative (CMRC) conference is taking place at the Future Inn, Bristol on Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 September. This will be the first conference to take place following agreement by the CMRC’s Executive Board, earlier this year, on a new purpose, objectives and values. The CMRC aims: “to promote the discovery of the biological mechanisms that underpin CFS/M.E. which, together with clinical observation, will drive the development of targeted new treatments for this highly underserved patient population”.

The views and experience of people living with M.E. are integral to the event, and we would like to encourage you to attend, in order to hear about the latest research into the illness, meet the researchers and clinicians themselves, and also other people with M.E. Patients will also have an opportunity to get their say on how they feel the CMRC should move forward in the future.

  • This year, the conference will welcome Dr Nina Muirhead, from the Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS trust, who will give her views on educating Doctors and medical students as a doctor with M.E.
  • Professor Alain Moreau, from the University of Montreal, Canada, will discuss the identification of post-exertional dysregulated circulating microRNAs in ME/CFS pathogenesis.
  • Other speakers include, Dr Eliana Lacerda and Dr Luis Nacul, from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; CureME
  • Professor Chris Pointing, from the University of Edinburgh, who will be hosting a workshop on biomedical research priorities.
  • Dr Derya Unutmaz will be this year’s keynote speaker and will talk about deciphering interactions between the microbiome and human immune system and its impact on ME/CFS.

With speakers’ permission, each presentation during the conference will be filmed and free to watch on our YouTube channel, following the event. However, please note that, due to the presentation of unpublished data, some speakers decline to be filmed. Last year’s presentations from speakers, including Professor José Monyota, have been viewed nearly 10,000 times, and are still available to view.