Mainstreaming ME Research: The 8th Invest in ME International ME Conference 2013 (Phoenix Rising) This is an excellent summary by Mark Berry on the 8th Invest in ME International ME Conference (IIMEC8) held May 31, 2013 in London, UK. The conference titled, "Mainstreaming ME Research: Infections, Immunity and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis," featured clinical and research updates as well as frank discussion by more than a dozen international physicians and scientists about the need for new diagnostics and biomarkers. 

Conference speakers represented Australia, Germany, Norway, the United Kingdom and four researchers from the United States: Drs. Daniel Peterson with the Simmaron Research Foundation in Incline Village, NV; Andreas Kogelnik with the Open Medicine Institute in Mountain View, CA; Mady Hornig with the Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, New York, NY and Rakib Rayhan with the Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center, Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

Conference Highlights (taken directly from the report) describe key messages discussed by each speaker:

The above excerpt is posted with permission from Mark Berry, Board Member and writer for Phoenix Rising.