CFS/ME Research Collaborative Conference

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The UK CFS/ME Research Collaborative Conference (aka CMRC Conference) is a annual conference sponsored by the UK CFS/ME Research Collaborative.

1st Annual Conference - 2014[edit | edit source]

2014 Speakers[edit | edit source]

2nd Annual Conference - 2015[edit | edit source]

The 2015 UK CFS/ME Research Collaborative was held 13-14 Oct 2015. Link to the full 44 page conference report.

3rd Annual Conference - 2016[edit | edit source]

The 2016 conference was held at the Novotel Hotel, Newcastle upon Tyne, England on Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 September 2016.

2016 Speakers[edit | edit source]

2016 Conference Reports & Video[edit | edit source]

The 2016 UK CFS/ME Research Collaborative was held 28-29 September 2016.

REPORT by: STEPHEN HOLGATE - 16 pages
ABBREVIATED CONFERENCE REPORT - 33 pages
FULL CONFERENCE REPORT - 92 pages

Fourth Annual Conference - 2017[edit | edit source]

The 2017 conference was held at Future Inns Cabot Circus, Bond St South, Bristol, England on Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 September 2017.

2017 Speakers - Day 1[edit | edit source]

2017 Speakers - Day 2[edit | edit source]

2017 Conference Reports & Video[edit | edit source]

Fifth Annual Conference - 2018[edit | edit source]

The 2018 conference was held on 19 and 20 September 2018 in Bristol, UK.

2018 Speakers - Day 1- 20 September 2018[edit | edit source]

2018 Speakers - Day 2 - 20 September 2018[edit | edit source]

2018 Conference Reports[edit | edit source]

Sixth Annual Conference - 2020[edit | edit source]

The sixth annual conference is scheduled to be held March 10 and 11, 2020

References[edit | edit source]

UK CFS/ME Research Collaborative (CMRC) - A UK group of researchers and ME/CFS patient groups led by Professor Stephen Holgate. Its launch in 2013 was covered by the Science Media Centre. Since 2014, the collaborative sponsors the CFS/ME Research Collaborative Conference.

UK CFS/ME Research Collaborative (CMRC) - A UK group of researchers and ME/CFS patient groups led by Professor Stephen Holgate. Its launch in 2013 was covered by the Science Media Centre. Since 2014, the collaborative sponsors the CFS/ME Research Collaborative Conference.

chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A fatigue-based illness. The term CFS was invented invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control as an replacement for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Some view CFS as a neurological disease, others use the term for any unexplained long-term fatigue. Sometimes used as a the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, despite the different diagnostic criteria.

ME/CFS - An acronym that combines myalgic encephalomyelitis with chronic fatigue syndrome. Sometimes they are combined because people have trouble distinguishing one from the other. Sometimes they are combined because people see them as synonyms of each other.

UK CFS/ME Research Collaborative (CMRC) - A UK group of researchers and ME/CFS patient groups led by Professor Stephen Holgate. Its launch in 2013 was covered by the Science Media Centre. Since 2014, the collaborative sponsors the CFS/ME Research Collaborative Conference.

chronic disease - a disease or condition that usually lasts for 3 months or longer and may get worse over time

myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.

mitochondria - Important parts of the biological cell, with each mitochondrion encased within a mitochondrial membrane. Mitochondria are best known for their role in energy production, earning them the nickname "the powerhouse of the cell". Mitochondria also participate in the detection of threats and the response to these threats. One of the responses to threats orchestrated by mitochondria is apoptosis, a cell suicide program used by cells when the threat can not be eliminated.

myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.

Oxford University - a prestigious university located in Oxford, England renowned for its teaching and research in health and medicine

ME/CFS - An acronym that combines myalgic encephalomyelitis with chronic fatigue syndrome. Sometimes they are combined because people have trouble distinguishing one from the other. Sometimes they are combined because people see them as synonyms of each other.

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