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Jody Smith continues her review of INIM’s Patient Conference with a look at Dr Irma Rey’s presentation.


In the fourth video of the Institute for Neuro Immune Medicine’s Patient Conference in January, Dr. Klimas introduced Dr. Irma Rey, Assistant Professor of Medicine, of the Department of Clinical Immunology. Dr. Rey is also Director of Medical Education, Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Institute of Neuro-Immune Medicine.

Without Dr. Rey, none of what is happening at NSU for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Gulf War Illness would be possible, Dr. Klimas said.

Lymphocytes the main focus of study

Dr. Rey said that lymphocytes are the main focus of study.… Read More


by Jody Smith

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A Patient Conference for Dr. Nancy Klimas was hosted by Nova Southeastern University on January 26, 2013. I was delighted to see Vonnie Kennedy’s article A Celebration of Hope and Progress with her first-hand view of the morning sessions. Vonnie did not have the advantage I’ve had of being able to see the videos from the conference, and being able to play sections back over and over again. But she did have the pleasure of being at NSU and seeing these dedicated professionals at the conference.

Introducing the INIM

The first video from the conference, entitled Welcome and Introducing the INIM (Institute of Neuro Immune Medicine), is only about five minutes long.… Read More


Posted by Cort Johnson

Gulf War Illness (GWI) and chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) have both struggled for recognition. Recent findings implicating similar findings in both disorders suggest each disorder could soon be helping the other gain more recognition and study.

Throw in a recent rare advocacy win for ME/CFS supporting collaboration between the two fields and hope rises that not only will we be seeing more GWI/CFS studies in the future but that the two fields will piggyback off the other – helping each to gain momentum and acceptance.

Indeed, it looks like the first XMRV grant that the WPI gets from the federal government may very well be on none other than Gulf War Illness…

WPI Gets its Grant?Read More