ECR Workshop Keynote Speaker
It is important for young/early career researchers to know something of the background for a disease about which they are researching.
This is especially so for myalgic encephalomyelitis.
Daniel L. Peterson, M.D., is an internist in Incline Village, Nevada and recognized medical expert on ME. He is founder of Simmaron Research and serves on its Scientific Advisory Board.
Dr. Peterson has devoted over 30 years of his clinical career to diagnosing and caring for patients with ME and related neuroimmune disorders, and collaborating with researchers to better understand the illness. His repository of more than 1,000 patient biological samples and records provided a rich resource for research studies.
His experience as both a clinician and a research collaborator provides a unique perspective on ME for developing translational science and has become a sought-after internist for diagnosing difficult and complex medical cases.
When several patients in Incline Village became ill with symptoms that resembled persistent mononucleosis,
Daniel Peterson was one of the first physicians to recognise an outbreak of what is known as ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS).
He became a pioneering physician and researcher in understanding the biological characteristics and methods for diagnosing, managing and treating ME/CFS.
He has also performed major studies of Ampligen as a treatment for ME/CFS, and studying the possible role of human herpes virus 6 (HHV-6) in ME/CFS patients.
Dr. Peterson's experience as both a clinician and a research collaborator provides a unique perspective on ME for developing translational science.
He has been described as a "pioneer" in the treatment of ME.
Dr Ian Gibson described Dr Peterson as “The Pope” of ME.
In 2016 at the conference events in London Dr Peterson was a recipient of the charity's Research Victory award - given to recognise contributions to research and advocacy for ME.
It is, therefore, very important for early career researchers to learn from such a renowned, international expert and understand some of the history behind the disease and listen to a researcher and clinician with such vast experience.
Other LinksWikipedia - Dr Daniel Peterson
EMERGecr Conference/Workshop 2023 Programme