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Community Symposium on the Molecular Basis of ME/CFS at Stanford University

Sponsored by OMF

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Registration begins 8 AM; Conference 9 AM – 5 PM; Reception 5PM – 6PM (all Pacific Time)

Agenda

08:00 a.m.Registration
09:00 a.m.Welcome: Linda Tannenbaum, CEO, OMF
09:03 a.m.Symposium Logistics: Ashley Haugen, Event Organizer
09:05 a.m.Opening Remarks – Ronald W. Davis, PhD, Stanford University
09:10 a.m.Keynote Speech – Robert K. Naviaux, MD, PhD, University of California, San Diego
The metabolism of the cell danger response, healing, and ME/CFS
09:30 a.m.Chris Armstrong, University of Melbourne
ME, metabolism and I
09:50 a.m.Jonas Bergquist, MD, PhD, Uppsala University
In search of biomarkers revealing pathophysiology in a Swedish ME/CFS patient cohort

Coffee break

10:40 a.m.Maureen Hanson, PhD, Cornell University
Probing metabolism in ME/CFS
11:00 a.m.Neil McGregor, MDSc, PhD, University of Melbourne
Genome-wide analysis & metabolome changes in ME/CFS
11:20 a.m.Alan Light, PhD, University of Utah
Gene variants, mitochondria & autoimmunity in ME/CFS
11:40 a.m.Panel Discussion – Morning Speakers

Lunch

01:30 p.m.Baldomero Olivera, PhD, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and University of Utah
A novel source of drugs: the biodiversity of oceans
01:50 p.m.Mario Capecchi, PhD, Nobel Laureate, University of Utah
The role of microglia in neuropsychiatric disorders
02:10 p.m. Mark Davis, PhD, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Stanford University
Is CFS/ME an autoimmune disease?

Coffee break

03:00 p.m.Alain Moreau, PhD, University of Montreal
New research strategies for decoding ME/CFS to improve diagnosis and treatment
03:20 p.m.Wenzhong Xiao, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Big data analysis of patient studies of ME/CFS
03:40 p.m.Ronald W. Davis, Stanford University
Establishing new mechanistic and diagnostic paradigms for ME/CFS
04:00 p.m.Panel Discussion – Afternoon Speakers
04:30 p.m.
Closing Remarks:Linda Tannenbaum, OMF, CEO
Ronald W. Davis, PhD

Reception