The Invest in ME Research #IIMEC12 Pre-Conference Dinner 2017
This event will be hosted by Invest in ME Research and will mark the twelfth international ME conference that the charity has organised.
The pre-conference dinner will include invited researchers, clinicians and ME patient group representatives from many different countries.
The evening includes a drinks reception, 3 course dinner and allows networking with a range of people responsible for ME research, treatment and patient support.
This is the charity's additonal feature to encourage international collaboration in research into ME.
#IIMEC12 Pre-Conference Presentation - #TearItUp
For 2017 we are pleased to announce that David Tuller will be our guest presenter.
David Tuller DrPh, is academic coordinator of University of California Berkeley's joint masters program in public health and journalism. He was a reporter and editor for 10 years at the San Francisco Chronicle, served as health editor at Salon.com and frequently writes about health for The New York Times.
David's presentation - #TearItUp - will include his work in exposing the flaws in the PACE Trial.
His analysis of the PACE (Comparison of adaptive pacing therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy, graded exercise therapy, and specialist medical care for chronic fatigue syndrome) Trial, and its aftermath, will probably be seen as a pivotal moment when the history of research into ME is written.
By bringing investigatory and scientific analysis to the PACE Trial and exposing and documenting the faults in what has taken place with this trial David Tuller has also brought awareness to how research into ME has been so flawed in the past.
The results of his thorough journalism has brought hope to people with ME and their families who have long called for independent review of the PACE trial, and related research.
David Tuller received the Special Service Award at the October 2016 IACFS/ME conference in Fort Lauderdale, USA and this high-quality and dedicated journalism will surely receive more awards in the future.
References for David Tuller
- Undark Podcast
- Virology Blog: TRIAL BY ERROR: The Troubling Case of the PACE Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Study
- TRIAL BY ERROR: The Troubling Case of the PACE Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Study (second installment)
- TRIAL BY ERROR: The Troubling Case of the PACE Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Study (final installment)
- PACE trial investigators respond to David Tuller
- David Tuller responds to the PACE investigators
- Trial By Error, Continued: Did the PACE Study Really Adopt a Strict Criterion for Recovery?
- Trial By Error, Continued: Why has the PACE Studys Sister Trial been Disappeared and Forgotten?
- An open letter to Dr. Richard Horton and The Lancet
- Trial by error, Continued: PACE Teams Work for Insurance Companies Is Not Related to PACE. Really?
- A request for data from the PACE trial
- Revisiting the PLoS One economics analysis of PACE
- Trial By Error, Continued: Questions for Dr. White and his PACE Colleagues
- Trial By Error, Continued: Did the PACE Trial Really Prove that Graded Exercise Is Safe? (with Julie Rehmeyer)
- Trial By Error, Continued: More Nonsense from The Lancet Psychiatry
- Trial By Error, Continued: A Few Words About Harassment
- Trial By Error, Continued: My Questions for Lancet Editor Richard Horton
- Trial By Error, Continued: The Real Data