The ME Conference 2006 brought
together delegates from 6 countries and forged new relationships between people
who are determined to safeguard proper funding for treatment/cure for myalgic
encephalomyelitis. Looking back it was a wonderful day with a wonderful
atmosphere. The positive and friendly attitude of everyone removed the myth of
people with ME being depressed or anxious.
People wanted to listen and learn
and hear from experts.
IiME worked hard
to attempt to get as much publicity for ME as possible - working right up to the
day before the conference. Media articles
referencing the conference and/or the work of presenters at the conference
appeared in The Daily Mail and the New Scientist. BBC Radio Five Live
interviewed IiME in ME Awareness Week with a phone-in and ITV Meridian covered the
conference and had two consecutive evenings where stories were shown - one of
which made the national ITN network.
We also finally got, at the 11th-hour, a
representative from the Medical Research Council and she bravely joined in the
discussion forum at the end of the conference - something which can be seen on
the conference film.
For more feedback and pictures
from the conference look at our feedback page
For those delegates who were at the conference please
share your experiences, if you haven't already done so, and let us know what you thought and what you are
doing now. Contact IiME