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Date(s) - 28/11/2010

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You are kindly invited to an XMRV/MLV seminar to be held on the 28th of November, 2010 in Oslo, Norway. Come and hear the newest information about this interesting family of viruses.


The speakers will be:

  • Dr Judy Mikovits,Research Director for the Whittemore Peterson Institute (WPI) for Neuro-Immune Disease, Nevada, USA

  • Dr Mette Johnsgaard, Medical Director of Lillestrom Helseklinikk – Center for the Treatment of Chronic Diseases, Lillestrom, Norway.

In the final hour of the seminar, there will be an extended question/discussion round.


  • Dr. Mikovits,
  • Prof. Dr. Saugstad and
  • Dr Johnsgaard.

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Ola Saugstad, Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet

The seminar will be held in English and is open to all types of healthcare professionals, as well as the public. Patients, please invite your doctor, nurse or other healthcare providers. Politicians and journalists are also very welcome.

The program:

14:30 – 15:00 Registration, coffee/tea

15:00 – 15:15  Ms. Bieke Verleys, ESME: “The importance of the XMRV story in general and why research is important for patients”

15:15 – 16:15 Dr. Judy Mikovits: “XMRV and other MLV’s in ME/CFS: Latest update on testing, results, treatments and research”

16:15 – 16:45 Coffee break

16:45 – 17:30 Dr. Mette Johnsgaard: “Norwegian situation: testing, results, treatment and research”  

17:30 – 17:40 Break: Questions for the panel should be delivered in writing to Prof. Dr. Saugstad during this time.

17:40 – 19:00 Question/discussion round: Dr. Mikovits, Dr. Johnsgaard, Prof. Dr. Saugstad,


OlavsGård Quality Hotel, Hvamstubben 11, 2013 Skjetten, Norway

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28th of November, 2010


15:00 – 19:00


100 NOK (13 Euro) to be paid at the reception desk.  

The seminar is being organized by ESME – European Society for ME. To register, please write to ESME at: post@esme-eu.com and give us your name, country and occupation. We also ask that you specify if you are a patient or the family member of a patient.  

You will receive a confirmation mail as proof of your registration. Please present this at the reception desk at the seminar.

The registration deadline is 15/11/2010. Seating is limited, so please register now to ensure your place.  

Kind regards,

ESME team

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