From Invest in ME Research.
At the 10th Invest in ME International ME Conference 2015. Dr Ian Gibson announced that he was planning on writing a book about ME – and the politics and prejudice which has affected the way that ME is perceived, treated, researched and funded – as well as the resultant effects on patients and their families.
Dr Gibson led an inquiry in 2006. Without official funding, and at a time when unbiased and independent analysis on the way ME was being treated and reported on by the establishment organisations and media was lacking, Dr Gibson provided a checkpoint which attempted to get publicity and change which would help ME patients.
The Inquiry’s report made several recommendations.
That the then Labour government ignored the report and its recommendations will forever cast a shadow on the health minister at the time and the government itself.
Since that time Dr Gibson has been influential in assisting IiME get high-quality biomedical research established in Europe. He has also chaired the IiMEC* conferences.
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