NCNED Participates in BRMEC6/IIMEC11

It is a long way from Australia to London but we are very pleased to welcome old friends again from the team at The National Centre for Neuroimmunology and Emerging Diseases (NCNED) to the BRMEC6 Colloquium and IIMEC11 conference.

The team at NCNED have been very busy over the last couple of years since their new facility at Griffith University was opened.


Last year the team was actively working on four papers whilst at the same time contributing to the BRMEC5 and IIMEC10 events.

There are potentially significant developments occurring in Australia.

Australian patients have suffered in a similar way to those in UK with with apathetic or misguided policies towards ME and a lack of adequate funding to research this disease.

Recently Senator Scott Ludlam took up the cause and addressed the Senate Estimates committee in the Australian Parliament and mentioned the work of NCNED during his session

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Senator Ludham visited NCNED on 12th February to see for himself the work that NCNED was carrying out. He was sufficiently impressed to continue his investigations in time for the next session of Senate Estimates.

In the coming months there could be some developments in ME/CFS in Australia and there is no doubt that NCNED will be at the heart of discussions.

Participating in the BRMEC6 will be Dr Don Staines.

We are also pleased to welcome to London Mr Ross Humphreys who is the Chair of the NCNED Steering Committee.

We look forward to hearing more news of the work at NCNED and hopefully important developments in Australia

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