ME/CFS Research Roadmap Webinar Series: Immune System

October 19, 2023 | 11:00 - 3:00 PM

This event was part of the ME/CFS Research Roadmap Webinar Series, which took place between August 2023 and January 2024. The webinar focused on the immune system and speakers, including researchers and people with lived experience, described current research, knowledge gaps, and future research opportunities for ME/CFS.

The webinar series is part of a larger effort led by NINDS to develop a Research Roadmap for ME/CFS, which will identify research priorities to move the field toward translational studies and clinical trials. Learn more about the roadmap process on the NANDS Council ME/CFS Research Roadmap Working Group page.


Time Topic Speakers/Moderators
11:00 AM ET Introductions Vicky Whittemore, PhD
11:10 AM ET Clinical Immunology of ME/CFS Nancy Klimas, MD
Nova Southeastern University
12:00 PM ET Evidence for Autoimmunity in ME/CFS Carmen Scheibenbogen, MD
Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin
12:40 PM ET Immune Cell-type Approaches to Identify Mechanisms of ME/CFS Maureen Hanson, PhD
Cornell University
1:15 PM ET Break  
1:30 PM ET Predictive and Mechanistic Insights into Immune Perturbations During ME/CFS Derya Unutmaz, MD
Jackson Laboratories
2:05 PM ET Gut-Immune-Metabolic Interplay in ME/CFS Armin Alaedini, PhD
Columbia University
2:25 PM ET Lived Experience Angela Termini
2:35 PM ET Lived Experience Tracy Duvall
2:40 PM ET Research Priorities: What is Translatable Clinically? Moderator: Vicky Whittemore, PhD
2:55 PM ET Closing Remarks Vicky Whittemore, PhD
3:00 PM ET Adjourn  


NINDS ME/CFS Research Roadmap

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