by XMRV Global Action on Sunday, February 27, 2011:
We sent out a reminder yesterday regarding the 18th Conference on Retrovirus and Opportunistic Infections scheduled to begin today, February 27th - March 2, 2011. There will be 2 poster presentations related to XMRV. http://retroconference.org/2011/display.asp?page=493
XMRV: New Findings and Controversies
XMRV and GBV Virus-Host Interaction
Thanks to Andrea, we now know that Dr. Judy Mikovits and Drs. Sandy and Frank Ruscetti were not invited and their abstracts were not accepted on how XMRV affects the immune system. In addition, John Coffin was part of this abstract committee.
You can see a list of the Scientific Program Committee members here, which includes John W. Mellors, MD.
Thanks to K, we now know the sponsors for this years conference. "Sponsored by the Foundation of Retroviral and Human Health, NIAID and CDC." http://hivdb.stanford.edu/pages/links.html
If you are curious as to why the committee would not invite the researchers who made the biggest discovery in the retroviral field since the discovery of HIV/AIDS and why their abstracts were not accepted, please contact the conference secretary with your inquiry.
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So this is another indication that XMRV is NOT a contaminant ...