Ian Gibson

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Doctor Ian Gibson is a British doctor who was a member of Parliament for Norwich North from 1997 to 2009. He has long been a supporter of patient advocacy and is associated with the charity Invest in ME serving both as the Chair and a member of the Research Advisory Board.

Gibson Inquiry[edit | edit source]

Dr Gibson chaired the Gibson Inquiry into CFS/ME. It published its findings in November 2006.[1]

Talks and interviews[edit | edit source]

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Gibson Inquiry[edit | edit source]

  • 2006, Inquiry into the status of CFS / M.E. and research into causes and treatment (The Gibson Report)[1](Full text)

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.01.1 Group on Scientific Research into Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (November 2006). "Inquiry into the status of CFS / M.E. and research into causes and treatment (The Gibson Report)" (PDF). Retrieved Oct 14, 2018. There is great dispute over the findings and beliefs of Professor Simon Wessely. Many patient groups believe Wessely and his colleagues are responsible for maintaining the perception that ME is a psychosocial illness. Wessely gave up the research side of his work possibly due to extreme harassment he received from a very small fringe section of the ME community.
    There is conflicting evidence available regarding Wessely’s true opinions. The Group invited Wesseley to speak at an Oral Hearing, however he declined the offer and sent his colleagues Dr Trudie Chandler and Dr Anthony Cleare... Wessely did not submit a written piece to the Inquiry, however in a letter to the Inquiry he did set out his belief that CFS/ME has a biological element which needs further research and investigation.
     
  2. "Invest in ME Research - IIMEC1". www.investinme.org. Retrieved Feb 11, 2020. 
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  4. "Invest in ME Research - IIMEC7 International ME Conference 2012". www.investinme.org. Retrieved Feb 11, 2020. 
  5. "Invest in ME Research - IIMEC8 International ME Conference 2013". www.investinme.org. Retrieved Feb 11, 2020. 
  6. "Invest in ME Research - IIMEC10 International ME Conference 2015". www.investinme.org. Retrieved Feb 11, 2020. 
  7. "Invest in ME Research - IIMEC11 International ME Conference 2016". www.investinme.org. Retrieved Feb 11, 2020. 
  8. "Invest in ME Research - IIMEC12 International ME Conference 2017". www.investinme.org. Retrieved Feb 11, 2020. 
  9. "Invest in ME Research - IIMEC13 International ME Conference 2018". www.investinme.org. Retrieved Feb 11, 2020. 
  10. "Invest in ME Research - IIMEC14 14th Invest in ME Reseaerch International ME Conference 2019". www.investinme.org. Retrieved Feb 11, 2020. 
  11. "Science, Politics, .......and ME: A health scandal in our generation". Amazon. Retrieved Feb 11, 2020. 

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.

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.

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.

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