As part of the Norwegian ME Association’s Knowledge Campaign 2019, Dr. Betsy Keller traveled to Norway to present on post-exertional malaise. The Norwegian ME Association has uploaded her talk to YouTube and can be watched using the embedded video below. Additionally, the following links will direct you to associated information translated to English via Google Translate.
The Third Annual Community Symposium on the Molecular Basis of ME/CFS followed the Open Medicine Foundation working group meeting at Stanford University on September 7th, 2019. Keynote speaker, Dr. Maureen Hanson, started her talk discussing data on metabolomics, immune cells, extracellular vesicles, and RNA gene expression. The second portion of her talk went into her thoughts on the disease. OMF has uploaded her talk to YouTube, which can be found here.
Our collaborators at the Workwell Foundation have put together a two-part continuing education course on ME/CFS developed for PTs, OTs, nurses, and ATCs. Part 1 covers the introduction and identification of ME/CFS and Part 2 goes into etiology and analeptic management. The content is available through MedBridge.
Dr. Maureen Hanson participated in the inaugural Harvard ME/CFS Collaboration 2019 Scientific and Public Symposium sponsored by the Open Medicine Foundation that was held in Boston, MA on June 6-7, 2019. On June 6 she presented a talk on ongoing research in the NIH-funded Cornell ME/CFS U54 Center. She also presented on June 7 at the public symposium held in a theater in nearby Somerville, MA. The talks from the public symposium have been made available by OMF. Dr. Hanson’s talk is below and the full list of talks can be found here.
InvestinME Research hosted a series of events in London with the purpose of promoting better education about ME/CFS and increasing international collaboration on ME/CFS research. The series began with the Thinking the Future Young/ECR conference on May 28th, 2019, for which Hanson lab graduate student Alexandra Mandarano received a travel scholarship to attend. Dr. Maureen Hanson attended and presented at the ninth Biomedical Research into ME Colloquium and at the public 14th Invest in ME Research Conference on May 31st.
UPDATE: Presentations and the conference report from the 14th Invest in ME Research International ME Conference are now available. Dr. Maureen Hanson‘s talk is among those uploaded and is included below. The full report is available on the InvestinME website here.
Clinical core co-director Dr. Betsy Keller presented on the second day of the NIH Accelerating Research on ME/CFS meeting. Dr. Keller outlined exertion intolerance in ME/CFS drawing upon her years of experience in the field. Her talk includes some preliminary data being generated from our NIH-funded Center. Dr. Keller’s complete talk can be viewed below.
At the NIH Accelerating Research on ME/CFS meeting, Alexandra Mandarano, a Ph.D. candidate in Dr. Hanson’s lab, presented “Cellular Metabolism of Immune Cells”. The talk outlines a study that was performed in collaboration with Simmaron Research and focused on immunometabolism in people with ME/CFS as well as in healthy controls. To elaborate further, Alexandra Mandarano with the help of Jessica Maya, a graduate student in Dr. Hanson’s lab, performed Seahorse bioenergetics assays along with other experiments to better understand the metabolic fitness of immune cells from this population. Please see the video below to watch the full talk.
Dr. Maureen Hanson spoke on the “Next Steps for ME/CFS Research” panel at the NIH meeting “Accelerating Research on ME/CFS” on April 5, 2019. The text of her statement and some by Dr. Jose Montoya on the same panel can be found here. A transcript of the prior remarks at the meeting by Dr. Francis Collins is available here.
This past November, @DrMaureenHansonvisited the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University in Japan to participate in their distinguished speaker series. Dr. Hanson’s talk provided general awareness about ME/CFS and shared details on the Center’s research. In particular, the research topics covered were the functioning of immune cells, cellular metabolism, the microbiome, neuroimaging, and exercise physiology. While in Japan, Dr. Hanson spoke with a representative of the Japan ME Association. ME/CFS researchers in Japan hope to attend the April 2019 NIH meeting.