For a long time the charity has recognised that part of its strategy for improving the outlook for people with ME must include improving clinical expertise in ME.
We feel this is best enacted via collaborations between knowledgeable clinicians who treat ME patients - sharing knowledge and integrating clinical expertise with a research strategy that closes the loop for translational biomedical research.
The European ME Clinicians Council (EMECC) came into being following the initiative in USA by Mary Dimmock and Dr Lucinda Bateman in setting up a USA Clinicians Coalition.
We need to build a bridge in Europe between
clinicians and biomedical researchers and use the expertise from knowledgeable clinicians to influence research.
This not only will improve the situation for patients it will also facilitate the building of the infrastructure to treat and research ME.
This is coming into being with some of the strategic developments initiated by the charity and these were described in the chairman's welcome message to the IIMEC15 International ME Conference in London - click here.