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New Horizons International Conference

The New Horizons International Conference on ME/CFS Biomedical Research, which was co-sponsored by ME Research UK and the Irish ME Trust took place on Friday 25th May 2007, at the Edinburgh Conference Centre.

The two-DVD set (morning and afternoon) of the presentations is available from Irish ME Trust. Please contact us for more details.


Welcome: Alex Fergusson MSP (Presiding Officer, Scottish Parliament)

Introduction: Dr Vance Spence (Chairman, ME Research UK)

Molecular studies of ME/CFS: Dr Jonathan Kerr (St George's University of London)

The Immunology of ME/CFS: Prof Nancy Klimas (University of Miami School of Medicine, USA)

Vascular and Inflammatory Aspects: Prof Jill Belch (University of Dundee)

Spectroscopy for Diagnosis: Dr A. Sakudo (Osaka University, Japan)

Chronic widespread pain in ME/CFS: Dr Jo Nijs (Vrije Universiteit, Brussels)

Arterial Stiffness and ME/CFS: Dr Faisel Khan (University of Dundee)

Interleukin-6 and Exercise: Mark Robinson (University of Strathclyde)

Genetic Profiles: Dr Estibaliz Olano (Bilbao, Spain)

Studies of Pain and Activity: Rebecca Marshall (Glasgow Caledonian University)

Outline of a Study of Inflammatory Markers in Children: Dr Gwen Kennedy (University of Dundee) Behavioural Interventions in ME/CFS: Dr Eleanor Stein (Calgary, Canada)

Motoneurone excitability: Dr L Wood (Glasgow Caledonian University)

Scottish Clinical Network: Dr Greg Purdie (NHS Dumfries & Galloway)

Attitudes to ME/CFS: Joan Crawford (Liverpool Hope University)

The aim of this event - the first in a series of rolling annual conferences - was to bring together researchers working towards understanding the biomedical basis of ME/CFS, and to raise awareness of the need for biomedical investigation.

Full details of the conference can be found at


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