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Watch Now: NIH ME/CFS Research Roadmap Webinar Series Recordings!

The ME/CFS Research Roadmap webinars, hosted by the National Institute of Health (NIH), have successfully concluded. These virtual events brought together ME/CFS experts to present current research, identify knowledge gaps, and explore future research opportunities for ME/CFS. 

 

Open Medicine Foundation proudly participated in these webinars, with our team members not only contributing as presenters and moderators, but also driving the conversation forward in the quest for understanding ME/CFS.

Overview of webinar topics and images of David Systrom presenting and Linda Tannenbaum networking at the Open Medicine Foundation table.

Webinar on the Nervous System and ME/CFS, August 25, 2023 

  • Jonas Bergquist, MD, PhD, OMF Chief Medical Officer and Director of the OMF supported ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center at Uppsala University, presented on “Cerebral Spinal Fluid Studies.”

Webinar on Immune System and ME/CFS, October 19, 2023

  • Maureen Hanson, PhD, Cornell University & OMF Scientific Advisory Board Member, presented on “Immune cell-type approaches to identify mechanisms of ME/CFS.”

Webinar on Metabolism and ME/CFS, October 26, 2023 

  • Alain Moreau, PhD, Director of the OMF supported ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center at the University of Montreal, was the moderator. 
  • Wenzhong Xiao, PhD, Director of the OMF supported ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center at Harvard, presented on “Studying Metabolomics in ME/CFS – A Computational Perspective.”
  • Christopher W. Armstrong, PhD, Director of the OMF supported ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center at Melbourne, presented on “Metabolic characterisation of biofluids in ME/CFS.”

Webinar on Genomics/Genetic Susceptibilities, November 1, 2023 

  • David Systrom, MD, Director of the OMF supported ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center at Harvard, was the moderator. 
  • Alain Moreau, PhD, Director of the OMF supported ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center at the University of Montreal, presented on “Contribution of Epigenomics to ME/CFS Pathogenesis: Past, Present and Future.” 
  • Fereshteh Jahaniani, PhD, Stanford, presented on “Characterizing the Genetic Basis of ME/CFS through Case-Control and Family Studies.”

Webinar on Chronic Infections, November 30, 2023

  • Maureen Hanson, PhD; Cornell University & OMF Scientific Advisory Board Member, presented on “Chronic infection in ME/CFS: non-Herpes viruses.”

Webinar on Physiology, December 8, 2023

  • Robert Naviaux, MD, PhD; University of California & OMF Scientific Advisory Board Member, presented on “The Cell Danger Response.”
  • Robert Phair, PhD, presented on “Update on the Itaconate Shunt Hypothesis.”
  • Ron Davis, PhD, Director of the OMF supported ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center at Stanford University & OMF Scientific Advisory Board Director, presented on “BH4: a potential culprit.”

Webinar on Advancing ME/CFS Research: Identifying Targets for Intervention and Learning from Long COVID, December 12, 2023

  • Mark M. Davis, PhD, Stanford University & OMF Scientific Advisory Board Member, presented on “Oxidative stress is a shared characteristic of both ME-CFS and Long Covid.”
  • David Systrom, MD, Director of the OMF supported ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center at Harvard, presented on “Neurovascular dysregulation during exercise in ME/CFS.”

Webinar on Advancing ME/CFS Research: Identifying Targets for Intervention and Learning from Long COVID, December 13, 2023

  • Alain Moreau, PhD, Director of the OMF supported ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center at the University of Montreal, was the moderator. 
  • Lucinda Bateman, MD, Founder and Medical Director of Bateman Horne Center & OMF Scientific Advisory Board Member, presented on: “Using RECOVER to Understand ME/CFS and Long COVID.”
  • Maureen Hanson, PhD, Cornell University & OMF Scientific Advisory Board Member, presented on: “ME/CFS and Long COVID: Similarities and Differences.”
  • Alain Moreau, PhD, Director of the OMF supported ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center at the University of Montreal, presented on “Contribution of Epigenetics in ME/CFS and Long COVID Pathogenesis.”

Webinar on Lesser Studied Pathologies, January 5, 2024

 

Webinar on Circulation, January 11, 2024

  • David Systrom, MD, Director of the OMF supported ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center at Harvard, presented on “Neurovascular Dysregulation.”



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