CFIDS Association XMRV Update Webinar

The CFIDS Association is holding another webinar this Thursday, July 15th, from 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. EST, to offer the latest research information and updates on XMRV in relation to ME/CFS.  If you would like to take part in this webinar and keep abreast of all of the latest XMRV happenings, please visit the XMRV Update Registration page, fill out the form and submit your information ASAP.  Space is limited to 1,000 participants so you will want to get your registration in quickly.  Here are some of the details on the webinar:

During this program you’ll hear from two experts about the latest research into the association between XMRV, a newly discovered human retrovirus, and CFS.

Vincent Racaniello, PhD, a virology professor at Columbia University and host of the popular “This Week in Virology” podcast and Virology Blog, will update us on what is known about XMRV, its association with human disease (including CFS) and how research should move forward to understand its role in CFS.

Lucinda Bateman, MD, an expert CFS physician, will provide an update on the latest studies of XMRV and CFS. Dr. Bateman is a clinical collaborator on a study at University of Utah led by Dr. Ila Signh, one of the co-discoverers of XMRV. She will outline seven ways in which the research on XMRV has positively impacted the field of CFS research and what we’re likely to learn as studies progress.

Scientific director Suzanne Vernon, PhD, will host the webinar. Suzanne earned her PhD in virology, so this promises to be a thought-provoking and informative program from all speakers.

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