#IIMEC13 - I've spent a week in London helping out at the @Invest_in_ME conference.

This was it's 13th conference, and it's grown from a small meeting to a whole week of talks from researchers/scientists in different stages of their careers... 1/7
#IIMEC13 - There's been a lot of science. A lot of talking. There's been scientists from different #biomedical fields offering their expertise.

The dedication/determination from researchers was very clear throughout.

For some reason, #MEcfs is political minefield... 2/7
#IIMEC13 - The people who suffer from this awful disease have been left to suffer for years by unbelieving professionals, bad advice and charities who are happy not to rock the boat and challenge them.

These sectors don't deserve the publicity. The people who help DO... 3/7
#IIMEC13 - As a scientist myself, and as someone who has spoken to the researchers an sufferers at this conference, I can honestly ask this:

Any researcher/scientist over the years that has perpetuated the myth that #MEcfs is not a biological disease... 4/7

Who has advocated the PACE trial.

Who hasn't pushed for #biomedicalresearch funding, or has dismissed data that supports the #biomedicalscience for #MEcfs.

How can you call yourself a scientist?

I am embarrassed to have 'scientists' like this in my profession... 5/7

And to the sufferers - #sorry that #science has allowed this to happen to you.

But there is hope... 6/7

Hope with the researchers who have spent the week collaborating, networking.

Thank you to them, and @Invest_in_ME for making it possible.

This week has, personally, brought my faith back into my field, despite the politics that every corner of it has. 7/7

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