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  1. MeSci

    MeSci Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    https://www.griffith.edu.au/griffith-health/events/ncned-cfsme-2018

    CFS/ME International Conference
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    National Centre for Neuroimmunology and Emerging Diseases
    26-27 November 2018
    Crowne Plaze, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Austraia

    Earlybird Registration Deadline: 31 August 2018

    Abstracts are currently open and close 5pm, 28 September 2018

    https://www.griffith.edu.au/griffith-health/events/ncned-cfsme-2018/abstract-submission2

    Welcome to the CFS/ME International Conference for 2018

    Our research, innovation and discovery (RID) focused conference is uniting industry researchers and academics to advance research in the field of CFS/ME.

    The conference will showcase the research achievements of the National Centre for Neuroimmunology & Emerging Diseases, developments in diagnostic tests, discoveries in treatment and provide a forum for international research leadership.

    More at link
     
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  3. John Mac

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    26-27 November 2018

    Crowne Plaza, Surfers Paradise, QLD, Australia

    https://www.griffith.edu.au/griffith-health/events/ncned-cfsme-2018
     
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    Should this be added to the calendar?
     
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    Done.
     
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  6. MeSci

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    Source: Griffith University

    Date: October 29, 2018

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    https://www.griffith.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0029/578153/Final-Program-RID-4.pdf

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    https://app.secure.griffith.edu.au/griffithpay/CFS-ME-2018-RID.html

    https://www.griffith.edu.au/griffith-health/events/ncned-cfsme-2018

    CFS/ME International Conference
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    National Centre for Neuroimmunology and Emerging Diseases

    26-27 November 2018

    Crowne Plaze, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Austraia

    Day 1 Monday 26th November
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    8:30 – 8:45 Welcome by Professor Sonya Marshall-Gradisnik and Professor Donald Staines

    Opening address by the director, Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Professor paul Scuffham

    Session 1: International perspective

    Chair: Professor Donald Staines

    Sponsor: Stafford Fox Medical Research Foundation

    8:45 – 9:30 Dr Vicky Whittemore, NIH, USA

    NIH support of research on CFS/ME

    9:30 – 10:15 Dr Elizabeth Unger – CDC, USA

    Overview of CDC's ME initiatives


    10:15 - 10:45 Morning Tea

    Session 2: Public perception

    Chair: Mr Ross Humphreys

    Sponsor: The Mason Foundation

    10:45 – 11:15 Mr Alastair Lynch – Director, Gravitas Leadership Group, Australia

    A personal journey

    11:15 – 11:45 Ms Mary Macrae – Shark Island Institute, Australia

    How can philanthropy and community be leveraged to create social change in medicine ?

    11:45 - 12:45 Lunch

    Session 3: TRP Channels

    Chair: Professor Sonya Marshall-Gradisnic

    Sponsor: Mr Douglas Stutt

    12:45 – 1:25 Professor Gerald Thiel – Saarland University, Germany

    Intracellular signalling cascades associated with TRP Channels - Current state of investigations and potential applications

    1:25 – 2:05 Professor Katsuhiko Muraki – Aichi-Gakuin University, Japan

    TRP Channels and CFS/ME: Overview and future perspectives

    2:05 – 2:20 Dr Helene Cabanas – NCNED, Australia

    Characterisation of TRPM3 ion channels on natural killer cells in CFS/ME patients

    2:20 – 2:35 Cassandra Balinas – NCNED, Australia

    Identification and characterisation of TRPM2 Channels on natural killer cells using the novel application of flow cytometry

    2:35 – 2:50 Natalie Eaton – NCNED, Australia

    Confocal microscopy identification of TRP receptors and cell signalling

    2:50 – 3:20 Afternoon Tea

    Session 4: Cell signalling

    Chair: Dr Helene Cabanas

    Sponsor: Ian & Talei Stewart

    3:20 – 4:00 Professor Andreas Guse – University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany

    Adenine nucleotide-dependent Calcium signalling in T-lymphocytes

    5:30 – 7:30 Welcome Cocktail Reception

    Day 2 Tuesday 27th November
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    Session 5: Pharmacology & potential treatments

    Chair: Professor Katsuhiko Muraki

    Sponsor: The McCusker Charitable Foundation

    8:30 - 9:15 Dr Daniel Peterson – Sierra Internal Medicine, Nevada, USA

    Clinical pharmacology in CFS/ME: Consensus 2018

    9:15 – 10:00 Professor Pawel Zalewski – Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland

    Whole-body cryotherapy (WBC) - A potential non- pharmacological allied treatment for CFS/ME

    10:15 – 10:30 Dr Mark Donohoe – Mosman Integrative Medicine, Australia

    Paradoxical peeing in POTS. High urinary volume output in patients with POTS suffering CFS

    10:15 - 10:30 Morning Tea

    Session 6: Neuroimaging

    Chair: Dr Elizabeth Unger

    Sponsor: BD Biosciences

    10:30 – 11:10 Professor James Baraniuk – Georgetown University Medical Centre, USA

    Provocation testing in CFS/ME

    11:10 – 11:30 Dr Leighton Barnden – NCNED, Australia

    Brain stem myelination and MRI changes in CFS/ME 11:30 – 11:50 Dr Zack Shan – NCNED, Australia

    Cerebral Structural and functional changes in CFS

    11:50 – 12:05 Dr Richard Kwiatek – Private Rheumatology Practitioner, Australia

    Cortical Glutathione levels are normal in Fibromyalgia Syndrome - Interim results of a pilot proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy study

    12:05 - 1:05 Lunch

    Session 7: Data, information and impact of CFS/ME patients

    Chair: Dr Daniel Peterson

    Sponsor: Miltenyi Biotec

    1:05 – 1:50 Professor Nicolas Cherbuin – Australian National University, Australia

    Planning and implementation of longitudinal cohort studies: Opportunities, pitfalls and rewards

    1:50 – 2:05 Dr Heidi Nicholl – Emerge, Australia

    The health and wellbeing of Australians with CFS/ME - A patient survey

    2:05 – 2:20 Shara Close – Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin, Australia

    The personal economic costs of CFS/ME and fatigue related illness in an Australian Cohort

    2:20 – 2:35 Dr Daniel Dahdah – St Jude’s Clinic, Australia

    The evolution of constructing, instructing and analysing daily recordings using patient centred outcomes for people with unexplained illnesses: CFS/ME

    2:35 – 2:50 Mr Geoffrey Hallman – Griffith University

    ME/CFS: NDIS and the disability hurdle

    2:50 – 3:05 Afternoon Tea

    Session 8: Cellular Mechanisms

    Chair: Dr Gerald Thiel

    Sponsor: The Andrew & Geraldine Buxton Foundation

    3:05 – 3:45 Professor Paul Fisher – La Trobe University, Australia

    Specific mitochondrial respiratory defects and compensatory changes in immortalized CFS/ME patient lymphocytes

    3:45 – 4:00 Rachel Passmore – NCNED, Australia

    Gastrointestinal symptoms and diet in CFS/ME

    4:00 – 4:15 Dr Eiren Sweetman – University of Otago, New Zealand

    Changes in the transcriptome of circulating immune cells of a New Zealand cohort with CFS/ME

    4:15 – 4:45 Final Q & A Invited Speaker Panel

    Best Oral Presentation Award presented by Professor Sonya Marshall-Gradisnik and Professor Donald Staines

    4:45 – 5:00 Conclusion

    Closing remarks and closing address by the acting Consul-General of Japan, Mr Takeshi Tanabe

    Contact us
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    For any enquires regarding the conference.

    ncned@griffith.edu.au
     
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  7. MEMarge

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    Sounds great, the location as much as the conference!
     
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    This is/was today (I'm always confused about Australia!).

    Any news?
     
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    What I find interesting: Both German speakers (edit: and othets) spoke about calcium signaling - did they publish with the Australian group that said they found issues in calcium signaling in NK cells (Griffith? I forgot it...)?
     
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