The conference slogan is -
A New Era of ME/CFS Research
and the theme is
Education of healthcare staff in ME/CFS
With the recent discovery
of the xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus (XMRV) retrovirus in patients with ME/CFS by the Whittemore-Peterson
Institute, the US National Cancer Institute and the Cleveland Clinic of Ohio, we are
witnessing a major breakthrough in the understanding and treatment of ME/CFS and
in the implications in ME/CFS.
The education of healthcare staff about ME/CFS
now needs to break with the past and reflect the new found knowledge about
the pathogenesis of ME/CFS which high quality biomedical research is
The conference will be
oriented toward providing healthcare staff and others with knowledge of
the latest research and the biomarkers which allow appropriate treatments to
The key to resolving,
treating and curing ME/CFS lies in biomedical research.
Our 2008 conference
in London focused on Sub Grouping and Treatments and
showed indisputable proof from leading ME/CFS experts regarding the pathology of
Our 2009 conference concentrated on the severely-affected
people with ME.
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
of the possible treatments available.
Research data and experiences of
managing and treating ME/CFS will be presented as will
findings from the latest biomedical research. The time is right
for moving ahead with new findings.
The presenters at the conference represent the world's most
ME/CFS knowledgebase regarding ME/CFS.
The conference provides
information and opportunities which are not available via the internet.
One of the
most important aspects at previous IiME conferences has been the creation or
resumption of the unique networking opportunities available with some
of the most renowned experts on ME/CFS in the
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