A DVD-set of the proceedings of the Southampton ME/CFS biomedical research conference on 12 February is now almost ready. Copies of the DVD set will cost £20 each and may be ordered from:
The Alliance for Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS
P.O. Box 558
Cheques should be made out to The Alliance for Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS.
The conference was hosted by Professor Stephen Holgate, professor of clinical pharmacology at Southampton University, who has just been named as chair of a new multi-disciplinary panel set up by the Medical Research Council which will focus on the subtypes and aetiology of ME/CFS as part of a plan to fertilise cross-disciplinary research activity in this field.
Other speakers included co-chairs Professor David Peters and Professor Paul Little, Professor Martin Pall, Dr Jonathan Kerr, Dr Russell Lane, Dr Byron Hye, Dr Estabiliz Olano-Martin, Professor Malcolm Hooper, Professor Hugh Perry, Dr Charles Shepherd, Professor Rona Moss-Morris and Dr Sarah Myhill.
Brian Aldiss, the doyen of British science fiction writers whose writing career came close to being wrecked by ME 30 years ago, also spoke at the event. Neil Riley, chairman of The MEA Association, hoped to – but sudden illness prevented his attendance. Instead, Neil has now recorded his speech which is also included in the DVD set.