February 11, 2020
“It’s shocking that so many people are living with this debilitating illness and there is so little attention on it," says Dr Sadie Whittaker. "I feel strongly that increasing recognition among both the general public and among healthcare providers in particular is the foundational element that runs through everything – advocacy, policy, government funding, earlier and more accurate diagnoses, and research.”
Dr Whittaker, Chief Scientific Officer at Solve M.E./CFS Initiative, is one of the fantastic speakers at this year’s UK CFS/M.E. Research Collaborative conference that we’re celebrating this International #WomenInScience Day.
Coming to the conference in Bristol on Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 March, Dr Whittaker will talk about setting up a database of data from people with M.E., which could be used for clinical trials.
Also on the programme are Dr Jackie Cliff from the UK M.E./CFS biobank at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, who investigates disease pathogenesis in M.E. - you can read about her presentation last year's conference in our written report - and Prof Francis Williams, a Reader at King’s College London.
Everyone is welcome to attend the conference, and booking is open until Friday 21 February. Find out more on our event page.
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