Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Opening of the Whittemore-Peterson Institute

Invest in ME: In a world where doing nothing about the scandal of ME has been the norm for governments, where immoral and corrupt or even criminal acts are perpetrated on ME patients and indirectly on their families by individuals and organizations who wish to maintain their influence, where it is easier for society to ignore rather than face up to the scandal of ME - the WPI shines as a beacon of hope for millions that their lives will improve.

The Whittemore Peterson Institute for Neuro Immune Disease aims to bring effective treatments to patients with illnesses that are caused by acquired dysregulation of both the immune system and the nervous system, often resulting in life long disease and disability.

The WPI will facilitate and advance patient care; research the pathophysiology of neuro-immune diseases such as ME/CFS, fibromyalgia, atypical MS, and autism; develop therapeutics, diagnostics and prevention strategies for this spectrum of diseases; and advance and support medical education and physician training.

The WPI will be based at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Centre for Molecular Medicine, - a state-of-the-art 100,000 square foot facility on the Reno campus. The Centre houses portions of several university departments and includes research laboratories and clinical space.

Invest in ME would like to congratulate the Whittemore-Peterson Institute, its founders Mrs Annette Whittemore and Dr Daniel Peterson and Research Director Dr Judy Mikovits, Dr Vince Lombardi and the others who make up this brave new world.

And we would like to thank the Whittemore family for their often unrecognized yet crucial support and belief in this venture.

The Whittemore-Peterson Institute for Neuro-Immune Diseases offers the hope to millions that proper science will prevail and overcome the ignorance and corruption which has been allowed to destroy lives of people with ME.

As we begin our attempt to create a similar centre of Excellence for ME in the UK Invest in ME wish to thank publicly the WPI for their vision, determination and courage in showing the world the direction - in not looking at things the way they are, and asking why ...but in dreaming of things that never were, and asking why not?

Congratulations to the WPI from Invest in ME and our supporters and best wishes for the future.


Anonymous said...

Wonderful news!

Meanwhile, here in the UK a leading children's CFS doctor (& advocate that they be treated solely by psychological interventions including graded exercise) has publicly stated that the WPI building does not exist:

"...That’s a fake picture – it’s what they would like to exist..."

Anonymous said...

Another severe ME sufferer inappropriately detained in a psychiatric unit in the Isle of Wight :!/group.php?gid=151856554825234


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