5th Invest in ME International ME/CFS Conference 2010 « LIVING WITH ME
5th Invest in ME International ME/CFS Conference 2010
A New Era in ME/CFS Research
in Westminster, London, on 24th May 2010.
From the beginning Invest in ME have been attempting to show the international dimension to ME and how it requires international cooperation. Support such as this, coming from such respected and long standing organisations is something about which we feel very honoured.
The key to resolving, treating and curing ME/CFS lies in biomedical research.
However, apart from a knowledge of the biomedical research which is ongoing it is necessary for healthcare staff to be aware of the multiple symptoms exhibited by ME patients and of the possible treatments available.
The education of healthcare staff about ME/CFS now needs to break with the past and reflect the newfound knowledge about the pathogenesis of ME/CFS which high quality biomedical research is providing
This promises to be an interesting conference which will use as its theme the education of healthcare staff regarding ME/CFS.
Following the increased interest in biomedical research into ME brought about by the discovery of the XMRV retrovirus by the Whittemore-Peterson institute, the National Cancer Institute and the Cleveland Clinic it is important that healthcare staff as well as patients are acquainted with the current biomedical research and are aware of the consequences of ME.